Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Mum's birthday combo

Last night I made my mum's birthday card .. her birthday isn't until Thursday, but as she doesn't own a computer I think I'm fairly safe posting it on here lol!

This card is actually very similar to one I made about three weeks ago ... I love this particular stamp (whch I've never yet used to make my mum a card!) and these papers, also I thought my mum would like this kind of design;so I just went with it with a few small differences from my previous effort.

I'd like to enter this card for a few challenges:

Stamp With Fun #19 - Birthdays
Secret Crafter #44 - cute as a bug - well my paper is covered with dragonflies, and I have used a couple of cute dragonfly brads and a li'l silver butterfly charm :-)
Stamp Something - Charmed somethings - I'm really crossing my fingers with this one, as the prize is sponsored by Quixotic Paperie which has THE most fabulous lace and charms ... I was lucky enough to win some another time, but they're so lovely I'm quickly working my way through them lol!
Papertake Weekly - Four Seasons - this card makes me think of summer with the wisteria, dragonflies and butterfly ...

Here's a picture that tries to capture the shine and sparkle of the embossing and glamour dust, but sadly there wasn't a lot of light this morning.

And the inside ...

Main image: Penny Black "Fanfare"(3946K) embossed in detail silver, coloured with Marvey brushstroke pens and decorated with glamour dust;
Sentiments: Craftwork Cards "Oh my Words!"; letters cut from pearlescent white card using Cuttlebug "Hippie Chick" alphabet;
Papers: BasicGrey "Wisteria";
Supplies: mulberry paper flowers & pearl brads by Papermania; charm from Dolls Made Up; punched borders using Martha Stewart "doily lace" edge punch; dragonfly brads & ribbon from my stash.

Hope everyone is having a good evening, and thanks for looking :-)


  1. Such a beautiful card Pauline - love the soft gentle colours and the stamp is gorgeous. Lovely embossing and a very pretty inner as well.

  2. This is so pretty, very summery and delicate, it's really gorgeous and I'm sure your Mum will love it. Nicki, xx

  3. Hello Pauline - this is a gorgeous card and I am sure your Mum is going to love it!! I sm glad you showed us the photo with the shimmer - it is stunning! Your work is always a delight for the eyes, especially with all of the embellishing you do! Love this - all the best with the challenges!! Thanks for sharing!! {{{hugs}}}

  4. And it fits crafty cardmaking challenge too ;)

    Its gorgeous hun, your mum will LOVE it!

  5. It's stunning! The soft colors, the details well all is to perfection! Hugs Nilla

  6. So elegant! Great use of the charms...and I love the card colors!

    Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

    Janna :)

  7. beautiful card Pauline so elegant, your mum will love it thanks so much for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

  8. Beautiful card Pauline - your Mum will love it! :0)
    Gorgeous colours and papers!
    Helen x

  9. Beautiful, gorgeous, stunning, love it. Debs xx

  10. Your cards are the Best .... I enjoy checking your blog everyday....

    I love the Penny Black Stamps and sell them thru pbstamps.com.... One day I am going to join one of your challenges and that might just happen very soon....

    Harriet Hensley

  11. Oh this is so beautiful, gorgeous colours and wonderful flowers.

  12. What a beautiful card Pauline,i love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  13. Beautiful card Pauline, absolutely love the embossed flowers and the little dragon fly is just perfect for this weeks 'bug' theme! Fab layout to! So pleased you could join us at SCSC this week :) Donna x

  14. Pretty card and colours....I find it difficult to capture any shine/glitter on my cards! LOL

  15. beautiful card !!! love the image and the wonderful details !!!thanks for joining in our challenge.
    big hugs tina46

  16. Hi Pauline -- your Mum will adore this card. It is so very elegant with the softness of colors that make it perfection.

  17. Sooooooo pretty Pauline. Love the delicate colours. Thank you for joining us at SCSC. Hugs, Wendy x

  18. very very pretty! your cards are always soooo frilly and pretty :0)


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Pauline x