Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mothers Day....



Hi all :)

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day to all you mothers out there. My lovely family made me pancakes and cards (DH decided to print his card out at 5.30am in the morning when I was feeding my youngest...lol) Apart from the lack of sleep that seems to be a part of my life nowadays, I had a good day. I received a huge bag of my favourite chocolates (Haighs chocolate orange pastilles...yum), and a book that my dear DH found at a newsagency called 'Stamping With Style'. It mainly deals with 'off the page' stamping styles such as using polymer clay, fabric and more. He knows how much i have been addicted to stamping lately (must be all those beautiful stamp sets from Stampin Up!) and is forever coming up with ideas on how else to use stamps. I am quite amazed with some of the suggestions he has come up with so far, espcially since he believes that he would rather gouge his eye out with a wooden spoon than to have anything to do with scrapping or card making. LOL.

Even my 16 yo daughter who firmly believes that anything to do with craft is 'gay', sat down at the kitchen table the night before, using all my tools and paper and made me a card. She did a fantastic job....... Now doesn't that say she loves me lots?

Anyway, on with the card I made:
This card uses one of my most favourite and most versatile stamp set I have in my growing collection of stamps. I bought it out of the mini catalogue SU! were having at the time (think it was the Summer catalogue?). I really wanted to use some of this chipboard that everyone seems to be raving about and that I can never seem to get to work (check out Crafty Cass site http://www.cassandragrambau.com.au/blog.htm for more information about how much you can do with chipboard).

I covered two pieces of square chipboard with cardstock and then sanded the edges to neaten it up, then stuck on my watercoloured flowers (stamped on watercolour paper). Using black cardstock as my card base, I matted it with Pretty in Pink (paper pierced the edges) and then matted that with Lovely Lilac. The Lovely Lilac is stamped with one of my little background stamps (dont know the name of it) using versamark ink. The 'Love' and 'heart' stamps are stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured in using the watercolour markers, then stuck on with dimensionals. The ribbon just gives it that added bit of bling. Let me know what you think as I would love to read your comments :)

6 comments:

Shell07 said...

Hi Tracy

I felt inspired to do my own blog because yours looks so good.
Your cards are beautiful.
Thankyou for your comment on my new blog.
I would love you to post a link for me. Im still trying to work this whole thing out then maybe I can post a link back.
Thanks again.

Shell xx

Christine said...

Lovely card Tracy, looks like way to much work for me, but I do love pink & purple.

Christine said...

Oh and I'm glad you had a great Mothers Day!

Leanne Saunders said...

What a lovely card, Tracey. I'm loving the wide grosgrain!

Christine said...

Sorry its me AGAIN!!!!
But you've just been tagged, LOL I hope thats okay. Go to my blog for details.

yvonne said...

Great card Tracy, love how you have used the chipboard!