Sunday, March 8, 2015

A Mother is

Hello folks.  We have another challenge at One Stitch At A Time so how about popping over to see all the fabulous creations by the design team.  The prize this month is an awesome digi pack containing several images and a paper pack too - how cool is that.

Challenge #232

Theme 'Women' 

For my creation this week I thought I would make a Mother's Day card for my Mum, she loves lace and delicate cards so hopefully she will enjoy receiving this one :)  The sentiment digi I used is by CraftyGirl Creations and called 'A Mother is 1', isn't it just beautiful, fab words and gorgeous floral decorations too.  The image is available from the StitchyBear Digital Outlet

I wanted to do a monochromatic card so the many textures would show but remain delicate and the sentiment would hold the position of centre stage.  I printed the digi twice, one of the copies I changed the line colour to a light brown the other is the original (just in case the one with the line colour change did not look so good coloured I would have the other one to use instead).
 Next I coloured the sentiment flowers with a Faber-Castell - Polychromos pencil and blended with baby oil - an experiment for me lol.  I have read that baby oil can be used as the blending solution but really didn't believe it would work as well as it did (what a saving on the purse strings too lol)
 I then layered my card up with white lace, cream lace and a couple of die cuts from Tattered Lace.  The sentiment topper was mounted 4 time using alternate mats of cream and white.  I wanted to add some quilled flowers as I have not done any quilling for ages so set about making them.  However, when it came to putting them on the card it was just to much so they are now tucked away safely for another creation in the future.
 To finish off the card I added a cream satin bow with a white organza bow and some pearls.  More pearls sprays were added to the lower edge of the card.

  • Image - 'A Mother is 1' by CraftyGirl Creations
  • Colouring medium - Faber-Castell - Polychromos and baby oil
  • Dies - Tattered Lace, die was from a magazine and I don't know the name of it
  • From my Stash - lace, pearls, ribbon
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Thanks for looking and hope you have a happy crafting day:)


  1. Simply stunning Jane!!! This really is absolutely gorgeous and I love it!! Hugs Christine xx

  2. Jaw clangingly AMAZING !!! This is a super stunner :-) I love the quilled flowers too.... that's darn clever :-D
    I bet your Mum will adore this beauty :-)

    IKE xx

    OSAAT Teamie

  3. Thank you for taking part in our JIC challenge, your card is so delightful and delicate,
    and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

  4. Love this! It's gorgeous. Very elegant. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  5. This is just so pretty Jane - I love the textures and I have the die but have never used it - I've been missing out!!! This is such a great design - amazing creation. Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx (aka Maggie!!)


  6. Your Mom will ADORE this, Mimi! I sure do! Love the creamy lacey goodness, really beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. WoW, this is just WOW! Love all the lace and I loved seeing your quilling. I use to quill but for some reason have not in quite awhile. Thank you for using my image and doing such a WOW job with it. Much love and hugs.


    Your Sister OSAAT DT

  8. oh wow so stunning Mimi.your layers of white are so beautiful and i love your design :D

    xx coops xx

  9. Wow, such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at DigiChoosday Wendy (DT).xx

  10. This is gorgeous I love it, Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap & Craft challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  11. What a scrumptious card! It looks like handmade lace! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  12. Gorgeous project!!! Thank you for joining us at Just Inspiration Crafts - Jo Baker - DT

  13. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 75 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  14. Wow this is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Inspirational Challeges.
    Linda K. DT

  15. I love your card much - it is absolutely gorgeous, with all the embellies.

    Thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges

    Erika Paws, DT

  16. Wow. Your creation has taken my breath away. Everything looks totally perfect to me and I really love it. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Mum’s The Word challenge

  17. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

  18. Just beautiful! Love the white on white, very classy. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenges-see you Wednesday for a new one :)

  19. What a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again!

  20. White on white is so lovely and great embellishments. Thank you for participating in our challengeThrough the Craft Room Door/ Anything Goes and I hope you will return to the next challenge// Zora Dt for TTCRD

  21. Very cute !!!! I love combo. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  22. This is so soft and elegant, Mimi. I am absolutely DELIGHTED to have you share with us in our challenge. What a stunning card. Please stop by again soon.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  23. WOW! This card is so amazing. So many different elements and great layering. I love the lace and how you tired everything together. Thank you so much for joining us at the Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog -Annalisa (DT)

  24. Stunning! This is gorgeous on every level. I love the soft coloring of your sentiment and all the pretty lace and doilies to add to the layout. Maggie - DT Sister

  25. BEAUTIFUL! So pretty. Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Fiona DT x


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi