Thursday, April 12, 2012

Happy birthday Mum!----

While my stickles are still wet I decided to come to the computer and type out my words. Good use of time considering I am also baking dinner! Husband does not know what a catch he got.


This is a card I made for my mothers upcoming birthday. Its May 7th so I wanted to get started soon because in the USA its also mothers day abouts that time.  I put a lot more thought, effort and supplies into this one and I think from here on out thats what I am going to do. I was always scared to make a card "Cluttered" but I think it came out lovely. I hope my mum loves it, her favorite color is purple and right now I cannot get enough Kraft paper. I love it, I want to buy more but I am starting a "No spending" craft/fun budget.  Yes I am, for the next 2 months too! Why you ask? Husbands birthday is coming up in June and he wants a tv, about as much as I want flower sprays and pearls so thats A LOT! But the money that I make to spend on my craft supplies is going to be pinched into a piggy bank.  It will not be a billion dollars but it should be a nice sum to put towards the tv.  What did I say, hubby got a catch!

I will be entering this into the following challenges, I will try to list them out but if you see this posting early its going to be a mess!

I used rain drop dot paper to help go with my "April showers bring May flowers" my mum always teases that the flower is her!

The crafty pad-------- Diecuts
One stitch at a time----- use a digi (happy birthday)
Order of the O.----- what else do you know I am trying a new card type and using up my stickles which have sat since christmas
Paper Sundae--------- use 3 Lace, kraft, diecuts or charm
Pile it on------ All about "S"  (Spring, special etc)
Bunny Zoe- Ribbon
Craft your passion-------- shaped card (its to be a cd case but I adore it as a pull out card!)
Cupcake Craft----- spring is in the air
Gilli-------- Flowers
Karens doodle------ Spring
Paper PT====- April Showers
The pink E- Flowers
Simon Says Stamps------ Kraft ( or is it april showers bring may flowers? I get both)
Creative Card Crew------ Kraft
The spotted chick-------- Kraft
Paper take-------- April showers
Tuesday Morn. Sketch---------- Inside card sketch turned on side (See above)
Twisted tuesday---------- Flowers, no roses!
Catch the Bug-------- anything goes
Totally Tilda Challenges------- Birthday
Do you stack up-------- Glitter/bling
OOzak- --------Anything goes
Paper P.--------- 2 or more designer paper
Top Tip Tuesday----- Spotty Dotty


  1. I'm sure your mother will love this adorable card. Beautiful flower! Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  2. Wow! Very pretty, love your purple flowers! Thank you for playing at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  3. This is so cute! love the insert! and that bling!! Way to go. Unfortunately you can only enter a max of 5 challenges including ours at Midweek Magnolias! Take CAre.

    1. Oh my goodness, I am very sorry. I go through and double check things but I must have misread it. I have deleted my entry and embarassed my self a little but thank you for bringing this to light. Its corrected in my files and highlighted so I do not make that mistake again! I am sorry, but thank you for correcting me! Carly Jo

  4. Very cute card! You did a wonderful job! Thanks for playing along over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  5. Lots of lovely detail on this great card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  6. This is so pretty, lookst all the glitter and bling! Perfect for our challenge!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  7. Beautiful card - and that flower - just gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “April Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again this Saturday for another fun challenge and the chance to WIN!!
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  8. Great work :)
    Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Crafts and good luck - Jane x

  9. Wow gorgeous card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, and hope to see you back.
    Christine Dt at OSAAT

  10. Really sweet card! Love the frayed flower and the purple. You mum and your hubby are very lucky to have you and I am sure they know that. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  11. Oh fabby card hun and lots of sparkle! just lovely! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Pad :)

  12. A lovely creation, thanks for joining in with our spring theme this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  13. Lovely card,

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


    Jo x

  14. This is so pretty! Thanks for joining The Crafty Pad


  15. Beautiful card! Thank so much for joining our Kraft challenge at Creative Card Crew! Hope to see you again in our next challenges too! Ani

  16. Super cute. Love the sparkle you added to it. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

  17. My fav cards are the ones that have lots going on...I say, more's better. :) Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  18. I do believe that your Mum is going to love her card! It is beautiful!! I'm always afraid to clutter my cards too. Your's is fabulous!! Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  19. Gorgeous card! Such beautiful details and I love the design! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  20. Gorgeous colours. Thanks so much for joining our Sundae Bar challenge at Paper Sundaes.

  21. Fabulous great colours, Thanks for Joining us on the Pile It On challenge and Top Tip Tuesday this time, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

  22. Lovely card...
    Thank you for joining us at Karen's Doodles this time...

  23. Beautiful card, love this Tilda and love your flower. Thank you for joining us at Oozak's first challenge :)

  24. Your mom is sure to love this card, the purple is perfect (and it's my favorite color too)! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday!

  25. How pretty! Your mum will love this, very pretty colors and I like all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week.

  26. Very lovely! Thanks for joining us this past week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I hope you'll play along this week.

  27. Wow lovely card, fab colours and love the flower, thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda, hugs Liz xx

  28. I love that purple flower! Very pretty card!

    Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge this week!

  29. Beautiful card, love that pocket and tag design.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  30. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the colours are fabulous. Thanks for joining us this month @ Bunny Zoe Crafts. Hugs Michele x

  31. Such a beautiful creation, gorgeous attention to detail. Thanks for coming to play at Totally Tilda.
    Big Hugs

  32. You multi-tasker - creating, cooking dinner, and blogging! Go girl! Your card is wonderful, your mother is going to love love love it. The kraft color sets off the rich purple beautifully. Not cluttered at all, I think the elements go perfectly and work well together. Good on you for siphoning off craft monies toward your hubby's birthday present, that's sweet of you.

    Thank you for sharing your creativity and card with us at Opus Gluei, sorry I am late with a comment, but I hope you consider returning to us for more challenges.