Saturday, 3 March 2012

Freshly made sketch challenge and mothers day all round

Ok so it's not mothers day ... I know that but I have made my mothers day cards for both my mum and the mother in law in anticipation!

For my mums I decided I had to use the new cardstock to create her a glam and classy card.

I absolutely love this street lace cardstock... It is just so scrummy!

I cut the cardstock to the size I wanted to make the card blank, then cut the pink panel. I then cut a black panel and embossed the butterflies from the urban steps from papermania. Firstly I embossed them in a dark pink but it didn't work very well so I did a second attempt and used the sparkly gold powder I forget I've got quite often!

As this came out well I decided to edge the panel in the gold too. I added the sentiment panel and the ribbon loops and the card candi and job done!

The card for my mother in law was using the Freshly Made Sketch challenge for this week.

As she loves purples I went down this colour scheme and came up with the simplistic card above. It's the usual (yes everyone is bored of these stamps except me I know!) forever young clock image this time to make it a bit different the glossy accents added to the clock face to give a glass type effect. I stamped it in the rich razzleberry ink onto cream pearlescent card which gave a different effect to the stamping. Also one of the layers is a handmade paper so quite delicate although bright.

Two very different cads, for two very different mums but think. That both will like their creations!

Thanks for popping over to see them!

And for those who saw my previous post ... I am not up to much this morning ... Completely exhausted and much amused by the typos from last nights later exploits! I was like a zombie!

Ah well best get out of bed and get some breakfast I suppose?


  1. gorgeous cards, 2 happy mums I think

  2. My favourite bit on the second card is the way you've carried through the horizontal band onto the deeper purple matt, with a different paper stock. It's hard to describe but hopefully you know what I mean.

    My favourite on the first is the ribbon.

  3. Just wanted to let you know that your wonderful comment totally made my day!
    I love that glossy accent on your clocks face! It looks so real!

  4. Two very lovely cards! Love the glossy accents on the clock face! Nice touch. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. What a super sweet card .... love the purples and love the glossy clock face!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  6. Both beautiful cards, love the black on the pink, with the lacy effect card, looks fab x
    Thank you for visiting my blog x
    Wendy x

  7. Great mom's day card! Love the colour and the glossy clock face! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. The clock face is so great! Such a pretty card. Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. Love that fabulous purple! It is a great Mother's Day card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.