Archive for the ‘Mother’s Day’ Category

Stamps: Little Hellos (retired), Well Scripted  

Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Twitterpated DSP

Ink: Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red 

Accessories:  Label Collection Framelit Dies, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Owl Punch (small hearts), Blossom Punch, Stampamajig, Circle Ice Brad, 1/2″ Circle Punch

Sorry for not blogging in a while.  There are times in life when things can get more hectic than others and you stop certain things so that you can have some breathing space.  I have been making some cards, but I havent had much time to blog.   I was recently told that my father has pancreatic cancer.  It was a bit of a shock.  My mother passed away from cancer 19 years ago and now to hear that my father has cancer it has really affected me…..

For my first blog in a while I have decided to participate in the Just Add Ink Challenge, Just Add … Mother.  Even though my mother passed away many years ago, I always think of her on Mother’s Day.  Mothers are very special and are with you always. 

I started with a base card made from Whisper White cardstock.  I then trimmed and scored some Pretty In Pink cardstock to be slightly smaller than the face of the card.  I set the scored cardstock to one side.  I then trimmed some more Pretty In Pink cardstock to be slightly smaller than the centre of the open card.  I folded this cardstock in half and then folded the edges inwards in the opposite direction to the centre.  I flattened out the cardstock and used one of the Label Collection Framelit Dies to cut out a window in the centre.  I then took a piece of regal rose scrap and cut out a smaller Label Collection Framelit Die.  I adhered the Regal Rose to the Pretty in Pink Cardstock and then adhered it to the inside of the Whisper White card.  Using a Stampamajig I stamped the Thank You stamp from the retired Little Hellos stampset. Using a blender pen I coloured in the flowers and the leaves.  I then adhered the scored cardstock to the face of the base card and attached little hearts from the owl punch, as well as flowers from the Blossom punch.  I finished the front of the card by adding the wonderful mother sentiment from the Well Scripted stamp set and adding pearls and a small butterfly.  Inside the card I added more butterflies and hearts.

There you have my take on this weeks challenge.  The idea for the fold came from Beccy Muir website.  I was so taken with her card that I decided to case it for my mother’s day card.


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Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week.  I started with a base card made from Whisper White cardstock.  Next, I adhered a Square Lattice embossed layer of Blushing Bride, followed by a layer of Regal Rose and a Swiss Dot embossed layer of Whisper White.  I then adhered a strip of Blushing Bride cardstock.  With the Sizzlits Little Leaves die, I cut out two branches of leaves using Elegant Eggplant cardstock and adhered it to the base card.  Next I punched out 6 Scallop circles using Regal Rose cardstock.  With the scallop circles, I curled them until the cardstock began to separate.  I then had 12 scallop circles that I scrunched and pierced in the centre with a Paper Piercer.  I then joined 6 scallop circles with a brad to form the flower.  I covered the brad with a large pearl.  I repeated this process for the second flower.  I adhered the flowers to the base card and then stamped the Wonderful Mother sentiment from the Well Scripted stamp set using Regal Rose Ink.  I adhered the sentiment to the base card and added a punched out flower that I made using the Itty Bitty 4 Petal flower punch and a circle that I punched out using the cropadile.


 Stamps: Well Scripted

Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Regal  Rose, Elegant Eggplant
Ink:  Regal Rose,
Accessories: Sizzlit Little Leaves die, Scallop Circle Punch, Large Pearls, 4 Petal Flower Itty Bitty Punch,

Square Lattice embossing folder, Swiss Dot embossing folder,

Paper Piercer, small brads

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Karen Cummings and Tracey Hanshaw are collecting handmade Mother’s day cards for the Aussie troops overseas.  This so that the Aussie Troops can send cards home to their mums for mother’s day.   If we all set some time aside to make a few card, Karen and Tracey might be able to reach their goal of 400 cards, the Closing Date is the 31st of March.  If everyone could either put a post on their blogs, or get a group together to make and or collect some Mother’s Day cards to assist  Tracey and Karen, it would be greatly appreciated.  Click here to contact Tracey for further details. 

Here are some of the cards I have made so far:

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Just Add Ink has a new challenge this week.  They are asking for people to think outside the square.  I am not sure if flowerpot cards are considered outside the square since they were quite popular a few months ago.  I still like them and I have been meaning to use a flower idea that I saw on someone website back in September last year.  Unfortunately I cant remember the site’s name.  The site owner called the flowers geraniums but I think they look more like hydrangea, which is why I used Almost Amethyst.   To make the flowers, I punched seven scallop circles and one 1 1/4″ circle from Almost Amethyst cardstock.   To add a little depth to the scallop circles I sponged the edges with Almost Amethyst .  I then lightly spritzed the scalloped circles with water and then crushed them in my hands, one by one.  I unfolded the  scallop circles and cut 1/4 of the way down from each groove  to form individual petals.  Once all 7 scallops had petals, I then folded each scallop in half and then half again.  I used glue dots to stick the folded scallops to the 1 1/4″ circle in layers. 4 on the bottom layer and 3 on the top.  I then teased out the petals to give the flower shape.  I repeated this process another 2 times to finish up with 3 flowers.  To make the flowerpot I used the template that I got from Andrea Walford  website some time ago.   For the pot I used Bella Bleu and accented it with a cream scallop border and Ivory ribbon.  I then made the insert card using Whisper White and Almost Amethyst.  I attached the flowers and leaves using foam pads.  The leaves are actually one of the trees from the Trendy Trees stamp set.   To finish off I used one of the sentiments from the Saleabration set Whimsical Words.


Stamps: Trendy Trees, Whimsical Words
Paper: Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Cream Textured Cardstock, Bella Bleu DSP
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Glue Dots, Ivory Ribbon, Foam Pads

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Stamps: Best Yet
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Textured Pink card stock, Rose Heart Scrapbook paper
Ink: Regal Rose
Accessories: Pink Spotted Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Heart Stickers, Rhinestones, Emboss folder Devine Swirl


I really enjoy taking part in Just Add Ink’s challenges.   Just Add Ink is the first blog where I have participated in Challenges.


This is the card that I created for their 2nd Challenge.   I made an easel card using Whisper White paper and then used the rose heart scrapbook paper to cover the 4”x4” panels.  I used a cuttlebug to emboss some whisper white paper.  I then placed the heart stickers on scrap pieces of pink pirouette and whisper white paper and trimmed around them before sticking them to the card with dimensionals.  I finished of with spotted pink ribbon and a punched  out To you from Me on Whisper White paper and a scalloped oval punch in Pink Pirouette.


I am thinking of making a few and sending them to my friends in Europe as they like to give valentines cards to their friends, not just to their spouses.

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