Cardmaking and crafts

My main craft love is cardmaking however there will be bits and bobs scattered around that are non-cardmaking, maybe a bit of baking, embroidery, knitting - whatever takes my fancy on the day

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Mom's birthday card

It's my mom's birthday  next week and she's told me about a website she had found called D'arcy's Diaries and said how much she loved their images.  So I thought I'd have a look  for some inspiration for her birthday.  THE STAMPS ARE SOOOOO GORGEOUS!

I've used one of their images on her birthday card and plan to also decorate a gift bag for her pressie.

I have decided to enter the card into some challenges, the only glitch is that I have had to tell her not to look at my blog or at any challenge entries, luckily shes being a good sport :)

The papers are some that I had free with a magazine at some point - they are hot off teh press papers and are called 'soft nostalgia'.

The flowers are made using a memory box die and the centre is using a 'cherish' stamp that I bought in a small set (I think they were from Hobbycraft).  The image is colourd using promarkers and spectrum noirs.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

D'Arcy's diaries - flower power (3 or more flowers)
Freshly made sketches
Cutie pie challenge - favourite cute stamp


  1. Ohhh thats a lovely crad from you!! The inside is just so cute too! =)

    Thanks for joining us at D´Arsy´s this time!
    Hugs Maritha

  2. beautiful card - love those flowers - what a great idea to use the stamp as a centrepiece
    Thanks for sharing
    Debbie xx

  3. It is wonderful Mandy and I am sure your mum will be thrilled to recieve it!!
    Love the colours and the flowers are fantastic :)

    Thanks for joining us at D'Arcy's Diaries this time and I hope to see you again :)
    Hugs, Jill

  4. Snap! We have used the same image, isnt she gorgeous. You have created a lovely card.Love those flowers. I am sure your mum will love it. hugs Shelley

  5. Your image is so sweet! Such a pretty card!

  6. Cute card! Great way to use the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Oh what a lucky Mum, this card is gorgeous, I love the way you have used the stamp in the middle of the flowers - thats really clever and I love the insert too :0)
    Thanks for sharing it with us at D'Arcys Diaries this challenge.
    Love Clairebears x

  8. wow what a beautiful card and lovely sweet image thank you for joining us at cutie pie
    lindyloo x

  9. Gorgeous card Mandy. Lovely flowers too!
    Thank you for joining us at D'Arcys for this challenge.
    Hope to see you back soon.

    Edna x

  10. beautiful card mandy,your mum will love it. sue xx

  11. Beauatiful card, love the image and colors!!

    Stine :)