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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Pink and Burgundy Heart Flower and Sparkler Mother's Day

Here are the Mother's Day cards that I made this year for my mum and my Mother-in-Law using the lovely stamps that I won from the lovely Janet when she hosted a Pink Gem blog candy. I also wanted to use my new inkpads (you'll see more of them soon I'm sure!) from Adirondack.

This is the card that I made for my mum:

The Heart Flower image, from the Pink Gem Funky Flowers stamp set, was stamped using Adirondack Raisin dye ink and die cut using a Petite Oval Nestabilities die. This was then pierced around the edge using the Stampin' Up piercing template (Mat Pack) and matted onto a Petite Scalloped Oval die cut from burgundy shimmer card.

A panel of the Extravagance paper from the Basic Grey Eva paper pad was punched along the edges using the  XCut Sparkler border punch and matted onto a panel of the burgundy card.

A length of burgundy organza ribbon was wrapped around the panel and matted onto the front of the card blank.

The sentiment, from a free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine designed by Personal Impressions, was also stamped using the Raisin ink and matted onto the burgundy card. Both the image and sentiment panels were then positioned centrally over the ribbon.

Burgundy self-adhesive pearls, from the Hobby House Ruby Mix, were then added to the Heart Flower image.

And here is the variation on this that I made for my Mother-in-Law:

This one was made in exactly the same way, except the edges of the Extravagance paper was punched with the EKSuccess Scalloped Scallop border punch.

I'm really quite pleased with these!

Here are the blog challenges that I am entering these cards into:


Teresa said...

Its a real beauty Kathleen, love the colours you've chosen for it too, its a very pretty stamp.
You always amaze me with the amount of challenges you find for your cards lol, good for you!
Teresa xx

Sarah said...

Kathleen, these are so pretty. Love the piercing and the colors you used. Hugs, Sarah

Abby said...

Lovely card! I really like the design and warm, rich color :) Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety!

Anne said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at OLL. Hugs x


Hi Kathleen
A beautiful card love the colour's ,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz on this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Anonymous said...


WOW, such a great card, love the lace detail an the colours are so rich an warm, great card.

Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

Huggies Angel

GoonerGirl said...

Beautiful card love the colour and the stamp :O) Chris xx

Michelle said...

Hi Kathleen

Two beautiful cards that I am sure your Mum and MIL will treasure. Both the border punches used are very pretty, but I think if you force me I would have to say I like the first one best, but please don't make me choose,lol.

Thank you for sharing over at Make it Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Fliss said...

Really pretty cards Kathleen. Great colours and the hearts stamp is lovely.
Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU die cuts & punches challenge and good luck!

Sarah said...

Hi Kathleen, very pretty cards. Love the stamp and the colour combo you used. Sarah

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful card very stylish and gogeous colours.


Lisa Jane said...

Love those punched borders.
Thanks for joining us at LCI
Lisa x

Carol L said...

I like both cards, and they each have their own distinctive look! Your mother and MIL will both be quite happy with these on Mother's Day! Thanks for playing along with Stamps R Us!

Pami said...

Hi Kathleen, this is so pretty, the border punch looks so pretty. Thanks so much for joining in at LCI this week, good luck! Hope to see you next week. Pami x

Mags said...

What pretty cards! The colours are lovely, and the piercing looks so chic! Thank you for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges.

luv, Mags x

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft and hope you will be joining us this week too :)

Margreet said...

beautiful stylish cards Kathleen...thanks for playing with FFF's challenge Oh So Spring!
xxx Margreet

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Elegant colours used. Great card for the LIIU challenge. Suzanne B

patti west said...

Your Mother's Day cards are lovely, Kathleen!! Thank you for sharing w/us at the Paper Variety! :)

Julie said...

Lovely card and great color combo! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs

theCook said...

Wow these are really beautiful! I prefer the edges of the first one... Thanks for playing with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge!

tilly said...

2 beautiful cards, love them both and the flower is a stunner from Janet

kay said...

fabulous cards kathleen and wow what a impressive challenge list,x

sallysbitz said...

This is sooo beautiful, great colours too.

Thanks for joining us @ For Fun Challenges.

hugs sally x

Marcea said...

This is beautiful! Stunning card and such a fabulous image. Thankyou so much for joining us on PTW this week

carol said...

pretty card,thanks for playing along with craftycatz, x carol

Janet said...

These are beautiful Kathleen.....well done! x

Mary J said...

Lovely!! Great colours!

Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this week and hope to see you again!

Mary J xxx

Basement Stamper said...

super cute card, love the heart tree. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations.

Claire said...

Beautiful stamping! thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Teri said...

Lovely card hun! Loving the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Sande said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the colors and this edge punch is wonderful!

Thanks for joining us at SC!

Hugs, Sande

* Shaz * said...

Just fabulous thanks for joining us at SFC this week good luck in the draw.

Debs said...

Fab card - love the colour and the border punch.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

What a pretty card, very different and beautiful! Thank you for playing with us at BTC&G and good luck! X

Pat said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours and image. Thanks for joining in our challenge at The Crafty Pad.

Pat xx

mckinkle said...

Lovely card, love the floral bp!

Thanks for joining us with our flower challenge this week at Delicious Doodles.

Keryn :)

Mina said...

fabulous card Kathleen, what a gorgeous rich colour...thanks for joining in with our Crafts and Me challenge
Mina xxx

Heather said...

This is Beautiful. I love the image and the rose shades

Thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges 2 or more embellishments.

Have a blessed day

Sarah said...

This card is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

Cor* said...

fabby stamp. perfect pearl placement! love your punchwork! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful mother's day creation with us at Creative Inspirations this time round!

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card and brilliant colours you have used! Thanks for sharing with us at CES this week...good luck :) Donna x

Cor* said...

I'm back with my other fairy hat. Super spring feel. Don't know if I said it before but I love these colors. Thanks for getting springy with us fairies at FFF this fortnight!

Rachel Hope said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Aunty Sue said...

Great card thanks for joining Crafty Catz

craftykitten said...

Very pretty Kathleen. Great colours and punch/die cut work. Thanks for sharing it with us at LIIU and OLL this time. Good Luck
Dawn xx

laney said...

beautiful card Kathleen!!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations hope to see you again

Mami Doodles said...

I love it! Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Ronnie said...

This is a beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Kathleen
Thanks for joining us at A Gem of Challenge.

Milliesmarvels said...

Gorgeous card! Love the stamping. Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Very pretty!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad :)

Please come back mid week for another great post!


Debs said...

Gorgeous creation, love the colors and what a fabulous design, Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations, OSAAT and Fairy Fun Fridays this week, we hope to see you again soon

Chocolate Orange said...

Wow such a stunning card.
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our Mothers Day/ Babies challenge. Good Luck !
Choccy x

Ronnie said...

This is such a pretty card! Thank you for playing along with the Simply Create challenge this week!

Tip Top said...

Thanks for playing along at Simply Create this time - hope you can join us again!

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