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

22 comments:

  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 :)

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

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

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  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

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

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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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

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

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  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

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

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  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

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

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  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.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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

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  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.

    Congrats,
    Mike
    Mike@stampin-style.com

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  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

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

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  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.

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