Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Happy Birthday Mum!

'Hope you enjoyed your day! I didn't want to post this until after the real post.  So I should be safe now.

Talking of post, I just received this die in time to make my card and I love the lacy effect it gives.  I left it in place while I used my distress inks around the image, Glossy Accents for the hooves, Stickles for the butterfly trails & flower petals, with a sparkly gem centre to finish.

Going Buggy Challenge #2: Lace & Butterflies
DigiStamp Boutique: March Challenge
Passion for ProMarkers: Week 139- Theme "For Mum/Female Relative"
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes [with the Optional Extra to use Shrink Plastic]
I don't have any shrink plastic so I choose not to use the optional extra.
Dream Valley Challenges: Challenge 27 Mother's Day/Female Themed Creation
PaperPlay Challenges: '12-Week 9- Something Old, Something New
Something Old: Cardstock scrap leftover from another card & digi I've had for a good while, waiting for Mum's birthday!
Something New: My brand new die just out of the packaging & my first lace purchase.


Stamps: DigiStamp Boutique Spring Pony, Lawn Fawn Sally's ABCs
Dies & Punches: Marianne Design Craftables Circle
Paper: Brazzill Bling Bling, white & turquoise card from stash
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Broken China, Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Stickles, Glitter glue, clear gem, peacock lacy ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit :)


  1. What a lovely card Gra, love your colouring, and the lace is perfect. Thanks for entering my challenge, and good luck
    Enfys x

  2. What a cute creation. Lovely coloring and design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Play Challenge Blog. hugs, Frances.

  3. Great card! Your coloring is so pretty and the stamp is so adorable!

  4. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  5. Such an adorable image. Amazing colouring. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley challenges. Hugs.

  6. Hi Gra, what a beautiful card. I love the image and gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
    I'm sorry for the late comment x

  7. this is adorable...love the added dimension :0)..thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley Challenges..hugs Debs x

  8. Hi Grá, thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment on my blog.
    To answer your question about the amount of ink used when printing out backing papers; I only print out a few, but yes they do use lots of ink but it is worth it sometimes when looking for a particular colour and you don't have it in stock!
    Your card is beautiful, love the die. Good thing it arrived on time.

  9. A very pretty card hun. Thanks for joining in with the Digistamp Boutique monthly competition
    Kerry x

  10. Hi Gra, what a gorgeous card. Love the beautiful lace and colours you've used. Thanks for joining us for our monthly competition over at DSB. Hugs, Denise x

  11. What a sweet card, Gra! I'm so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say "hello" from time to time!


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