Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Flowers and Swirls

Oh my!!  I can't believe that it is almost a month since I last posted anything!!  First up my sincere thanks to all of you who have sent me your best wishes - they are all truly appreciated.  I am REALLY sorry but at the moment I am struggling to sit for any length of time so just haven't been able to make it round to your blogs lately as the time I spend on the computer is so limited.  I hope you'll bear with me on this!!

Anyway talking of limited time I had better get on with showing you my card for today.  I realised this morning that I had never gotten around to showing you a card that I did actually manage to make this year for my Mum so thought I'd show you her Mother's Day card.

The papers used were by Prima and were from the Jack and Jill collection and the main image was stamped from my Daisy Daydreams stamp set (Aspects of Design No.38).  The swirls were die-cut using a Magnolia swirl die and the added flowers were numerous ones that I had got in my stash.  The Happy Mothers Day was a stamp that I cut into three pieces.

I coloured the main image using Copics and added a muted dotty background around the flowers using my lighter coloured Copics.

I then took a dark brown Copic and run it around all the edges of the die-cut swirls to help them stand out and also used my Copics to lightly stain some of the flowers to match the distressed look of the background papers.

This was a circle that I punched out from a piece of scrap Prima paper and then handwrote the words.

As this was a 'special' card for my Mum I went ahead and decorated the inside of it too using those same Prima papers and nestabilities dies.

Here's a closer look at the left hand panel. I used a LOTV sentiment for the wording and mounted it too a large yellow daisy to simulate the 'sunshine' sentiment.

And a closer look at the right hand panel before I went ahead and wrote in it.  I added some 'distressing' of my own to the nestabilities panel using distress inks to match the papers and a sponge to apply them with.

I hope you like it!!

I'd like to enter this into the Allsorts Week 120 Flowers and Swirls Challenge.


Faye said...

Hi Kay, it's nice to see you. I hope you get a little more comfortable soon. I hope your Mum loved this card, as it is really pretty. The flourishes are a perfect touch. xx

craftymum said...

Hi Kay
good to have you back even if for a short time
lovely card, as always
take care
hugs sarah x

Craftnut said...

Really pretty Kay. Tracy x

brenda said...

I am so happy to see you posting Kay and the last thing you should worry about is visitng us, it's just lovely to see you here.

And of course with a delightful card which I know Mum will adore.

Take care, number one must come first.

B x

brenda said...

Me again Kay, I got so excited seeing a post from you that I totally forgot to thank you for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B x

Whisper said...

Absolutely fabby hun and it's lovely to see you back - if only for a short while, Luv Sam x

Sarn said...

Helloooooo Kaye (waving at you!)

Hope your health improves soon.

Gorgeous floral card. Bet your Mum was chuffed with it.

Hugs, Sandra

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card Kay, Lovely to hear from you, I hope things get sorted soon.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Louise said...

Just so pretty bet your mum loved it,hope you are feeling better and able to move better soon.
hugs louise xx

Nicola said...

Gorgeous work Kay, I love it inside and out! So many special details, hope your mum loved it!
Thanks for entering our Flowers and Swirls challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Pauline said...

Hi Kay,

Such a lovely card. The muted distressed look is gorgeous. I'm sure your Mum loved it.

I do hope your back isn't causing you to be in too much pain. With the arthritis in my knees, I know only too well how down, a constant debilitating condition can make you feel.

Nick and I are having a break in Steyning, West Sussex next week. I'm hoping to fit in a visit to The Glitter Pot as well as the more cultural sights!

Take care, hugs, Pauline xx

G Peplow said...

Hi Kay, It's so nice to see your makes we don't mind waiting:0) This is fabulous, bet your Mum loved it too:0) Look after yourself, big hugs Gay xxx

The Stamp Man said...

Ian and I will be thinking of you on Monday.

HUGE (but gentle) hugs xx

Sally H said...

Fist, Kay I must apologise that it has taken me a month to get here! Your card is so gorgeous, and I bet your Mum loved it so much. I love the stamping around the edge of the papers. I will have to try that. I really hope that you are feeling a bit better now and in lots less pain. Don't worry about visiting, just concentrate on getting well again, and we will be here when you come back x Big hugs, Sally x

lainey said...

oooo I'm loving those cards!! lainey x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Kay love the card it's gorgeous!!!

Sylvie Mathieu said...

This LOTV sentiment mounted on a yellow flower is a very good idea ! Lovely card !!