Friday, 25 March 2011

Mother's Day

I've managed to get a couple of hours off work this morning.....doesn't happen often when you're self employed! I've been very busy clearing out cupboards etc but thought it was time for a break!

This is the card I made for my Mother for Mother's Day and I know she loves anything with flowers on it. Just to be a little different this time I made a box card and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

The image is HAWTHORN BLOSSOM which is another of my latest drawings and is available from A Passion for Stamps. I decoupaged a couple of the flowers and added a little glitter as well but then decided to keep the card uncluttered to try and achieve an "elegant" look....

The challenges this time are

I love Promarkers.... go dotty!
Pals Paper Arts ...embossing (the corner die cuts are embossed)
Colour Create.. pastels
Creative Inspirations ... no squares
Papertake  ... it's a mom thing
Crafty Catz... pearls and swirls (on corner die cuts)
Passion for Promarkers ... in the garden


  1. Hi Ruth. Rather sophisticated and a lovely box card which I am sure any mum would love. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week. Tine :)

  2. A well deserved time off. A lovely card, I love the simple design and papers. Elaine

  3. wow this looks fantastic, thanks for joining us at craftycatz this week, x carol

  4. Hi Ruth, what a beautiful box card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week and good luck! Hugs, Denise x

  5. Great card Ruth, very elegant!! HUgs, Frea

  6. This is so pretty Ruth, I love the colours and layout, perfect for Mother's Day! :) Love, Georgia xx

  7. Hi Ruth! I really love this box with the flower image inside! Its really cute and your colouring is fab!

    Thanks for joining our challenge at PfP:=)
    Hugs HEidi

  8. Such a perfect card for mothers day and fabulous box card. Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! Hugs. Katy. xxx

  9. stunning card ruth.i love your image and fab card design. gorgeous colours and details.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Your card is gorgeous Ruth. I love it. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Hugs :o)

  11. This is so pretty, love the idea of a box card, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  12. A lovely card hun! Thanks for joining in with our challenge of No Square Cards this week over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

  13. hi there, a gorgeous card, great design and layout. Beautiful papers and image. love the aperture style

  14. Such a gorgeous card Ruth. Love the colouring of the flowers and the design. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  15. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us this week over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge!

  16. This is quite lovely, I'm sure your Mom will be really pleased to receive it. Great idea with the scrollwork corners. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  17. stunning card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week

  18. Congratulations from Pals Paper Arts!
    You have been selected as one of our three weekly winners. I could not find an email address for you on your blog so please contact me so that I can provide youw ith the code for your winners badge.


  19. This is just so beautiful and very elegant Ruth! I'm sure your Mum will adore it :)

    Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for the Pastel Challenge.

    Sharon x

  20. Congratulations on your win at the PPA!!! Beautiful card! Hugs,

  21. I love the simplicity of your card... so elegant. What did you use for the corner die cuts? Or is it a punch? What is the name. Thanks.


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth