Monday, 25 February 2013

Keeping Mum

Soooo, Hello!  I am returning from my AWOL-ness of cardmaking and challenge entering.

One has been extremely busy with other things recently, and cards have taken a bit of a back seat.  However, a new challenge has come along that I couldn't resist from Lili of the Valley's Ideas To Inspire Blog.

I read this blog every day and this week they are running a challenger to celebrate LOTV's 9th Birthday.  Fittingly, the challenge is to make a birthday card.  I can see that I might have a few entries for this, and here is my first one - an order from my friend for her mum's birthday:

I kept this one pretty simple, so it may actually be too simple for LOTV's Ideas to Inspire blog, but I still think it is pretty.

I used a mini masterpiece (inking the edges in Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink), as I loved the colours, and carried these colours through to the rest of the card, using a kraft blank and brown papers.

The spotty paper is actually from LOTV's krafty Christmas paper pack, but I think this one is suitable for all year.  The gingham papers are from a Boofle paper pack.  I then matted this on to a piece of gold card, with my usual funky angles.

I wrapped the paper stack in gold and taupe ribbon, crossing them in the middle, and then made a bow from the two ribbons too to attach to the bottom right hand corner of the mini masterpiece.  I can't remember where I got these ribbons from - I just found them in my ribbon stash.

To finish, I added 'Mum' in sparkly gold letters to add some bling.

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:

The Pink Elephant - anything goes
Sweet Stamping Challenge - for a special lady

I have another card already made to show you, but I think that this will be this week's 'Holly' challenge - to make as many LOTV cards as having to go to work will allow.

Happy Crafting!

Holly xx


  1. Adorable LOTV image. Just precious with the papers and embellishments. Thanks for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

  2. Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge this week with your beautiful card.

    Pam x

  3. Beautiful hun, I love this image, so pretty, thank you for playing along with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xxx

  4. I love this image Holly, it reminds me of me and my sister! I love how you've used it on this pretty card.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  5. Beautiful - the colours work really well together and the gold just finishes it off perfectly.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x

  6. Hey sweetie what a gorgeous creations, I love it...

    Thank you for joining us on our 9th Birthday challenge....

    Huggles Pops x x x

  7. Hi Holly, such a cute image and a fabulous card. I know just what you mean about LoTV challenges - they do like their fancy cards don't they! Doesn't mean you shouldn't try though, your card is just as good as all the other I see there.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


  8. Beautiful colours and a gorgeous image . Thanks for sharing with us at glitternsparkle Hugs Trisha x

  9. Adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!
    Sheri~TPE DT

  10. what a lovely card for a MUM, great job on your colouring, very nice :)


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