Tuesday, February 23, 2010

MSE Mother's Day Challenge

Over at MSE the lovely Jailhousebabe set a challenge for a Mother's Day Card. Unfortunately both of the elderly mothers who receive mine don't appreciate hand made cards and I know they end up in the bin along with whatever else they've received for whatever occasion. This makes it difficult for me to want to make too much of an effort and use too much of my lovely stash which could go to a more appreciative recipient! Also, M-I-L is so very traditional and just doesn't "get" anything remotely modern, so with all this in mind this is my entry and it will go to my mother who is a bit more with it!

5" square card covered with some blue and white decorative paper. Core'dinations whitewash card run through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder and some dark blue ribbon wrapped round, embellished with a couple of buttons and some fibre I had in my stash. The flower is from an old stamp but I've only used part of the image, stamped with Stazon and watercoloured and matted onto some co-ordinating Gemstones cardstock. The sentiment was printed on the computer, cut with Nesties and layered onto the same Gemstones card.

13 comments:

Thriftyscotslass said...

Lovely card - I like the way you have included the buttons. Hugs Annexxx

flourgirl said...

Pretty card, I love the layout and the buttons. I used a button on a card for the first time last week. They always look so pretty on other peoples cards! xx

cazsmum said...

I love your card Susan, the image is beautiful x

PepPop said...

I love the colours you've used here. It looks so pretty. Jaqui x

dragonllew said...

That looks fab lov the image.

Ali said...

That is lovely!

Mrs Bs Blog said...

I love the card. Pretty image and a great layout, it looks fab! Hugs Val xxx

Rainmac said...

What a lovely card, I love blue on cards and the image is beautiful x

Happy Days said...

Beautiful card. I love the image you have used. x

furrypig said...

I really like the elegant simplicity of your card and that daisy stamp is gorgeous.

The Wife said...

What a beautuful card and I adore the image. Your mum can't help but be pleased to receive it.

Gemma said...

beautiful card Susan :) xx

Emma said...

I really love this card, the stamp and colours are beautiful.