Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Mum's The Word .. and some news

Good morning everyone and welcome to another I ♥ Promarkers challenge. This is my first card for a fortnight, as I have been rushed off my feet at work and have also had a couple of health problems which have put me out of crafting action. 

So before I get on to this week's challenge card, I have to mention that I have sadly decided that I need to scale down my crafting commitments a little so as to allow me to focus my energies on work, family, and crafting without pressure of deadlines - so alas this will be my last I ♥ Promarkers DT card. Very sad to leave as I really do ♥ my Promarkers :-) and the rest of the DT are fabby and so talented ... but it just had to be done. So big hugs to the rest of the DT - I will still be visiting regularly and hey - I may even enter for some of the fabby prizes which are regularly on offer lol!

So on to this week's challenge which is an absolutely brilliant one - we would like to see

Ribbons and Bows

and we are sponsored by the fabulous Lili of the Valley

with a £10 store voucher - woo hoo!!

Contact is Bev

So here is my card ...

I wanted to make my mum a Mother's Day card ahead of time; as next week I've got not only that but also my parents' wedding anniversary , husband's and a friend's birthdays to contend with lol!

I decided to make my first stepper card ... and no it's not a precut one - I made it myself!! I even made up my own measurements as I wanted the front of the card to stand 6" high rather than 4" - in fact the card is 5.5" high by 8" wide (it took a whole sheet of A4 card to make) and has 2 * 1.5 " steps and a rear step of 2.5".  Mind you, despite very careful measuring it did take about 6 attempts before it sat straight instead of wonky lol!! (I think I may invest in some pre-cut card blanks for next time!)

Stamps: LotV "Teddy - For Mum" (from image stack free with this month's Papercraft Inspirations magazine); LotV sentiment circles; Woodware "On Mother's Day";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: Me To You "Spring Chic";
Supplies: Papermania heart gems; ribbon from Hobbycraft; flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts;
Tools: small circle and lacy circle nestabilities; Magnolia doohickey "lovely fence" die; Martha Stewart monarch butterfly punch.

Dream Valley #27 - Mother's Day
Craft Your Days Away #40 - Mother's Day
CRAFT #144 - Mother's Day
Simon Says - Mother's Day / Special Girl
Passion For Promarkers #139 - For Mum
(my nesties, punch and gems are more than 6 months old)
Oldie But A Goodie - Mum's The Word
Bunny Zoe's #21 - Celebrations
CES #75 - Flower Frenzy
Kaboodle #109 - Spring Flowers
Cute Card Thursday #206 - Signs of Spring
Gem of A Challenge #41 - Perfect Pastels
Crafty Catz #122 - Punches and Dies
(Pink / Butterflies / Die Cuts)
CUYL #64 - Front Panel Stair Step Card
Hooked On Crafts #18 - More Than One Fold
Paperplay #9 - Something Old, Something New
(old punch and nesties, new image, paper and fence die)
Ooh-La-La #100 - On The Move
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #100 - Anything Goes

Phew!! it may be some time since I made a card but i guess you could say I made this one count lol!

Hope you can join in the challenge this week.


  1. such a pretty card for your Mum and beautifully coloured. thanks for joining us at CCT this week. hugs, annie x

  2. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
    Jo and Tigerlover.

  3. AAAH lovely cute card, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ and CRAFT this week, x carol

  4. Hi Pauline. what a beautiful stepper card. Love the image and embellies. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week hugs Sheryl x

  5. Great card P and sorry to hear you're stepping down. Love your colouring & your creations, Jx

  6. such a beautiful card Pauline!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  7. Fabulous card Pauline, love the stepper and gorgeous colours. Sorry to hear you are having to step down from another DT, but life does come first. Thanks for playing along with An Oldie But A Goodie this fortnight. Hugs, Claire x

  8. Oh so cute!!!! Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenges this week and sharing your stunning card

    Sylvia x

  9. Oh so cute!!!! Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenges this week and sharing your stunning card

    Sylvia x

  10. Sweet and feminine - great for a Mum! =) Thanks for joining us for the Anything Goes challenge at PCJ! ~Christy

  11. wow, so beautiful and perfect. Love your card.

  12. What a cute creation. Lovely coloring and design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Play Challenge Blog. hugs, Frances.

  13. Wonderful card Pauline love the pretty colours and the sweet bear.

  14. A stunning card Pauline, your design is great and your image is adorable and gorgeous details.

    Thanks so much for joining us with the Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  15. This is the best site i have ever seen regarding paper craft thank you very much for your information. Nice job.

  16. Hi Pauline
    A gorgeous and beautiful card,love the colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx DT

  17. I know you will be sadly missed at Pro markers you were a great member and I love seeing what you make as I don't have Pro's... But I am glad you will have more time to rest and relax and play for fun too! hugs me xx

    LOVE this step card I made my first step card a week or so ago too! LOVE the big ribbon and your colours too! hugs xx

  18. Such a super card. thank you for joining us at HSC craft for our Ribbon challenge

    hugs Sarah x

  19. Hi Pauline,
    I wondered where you were. Hope you're feeling better now.

    This is a fabulous stepper card! Your mum will love it, I'm sure.

  20. Hi
    this is so cute... I love the flowers, and the color!!!
    Thanks for playing along at CHALLENGE UP YOUR LIFE

  21. Super stepper card. Lovely image and gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.

  22. Wow, Pauline this is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

  23. I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  24. What a beautiful card! The image is just so cute and the colours and papers are gorgeous! Luv Lynda xxx

  25. Hi Pauline

    What a wonderful card - I just love it - the colours and the image are just great - fantastic.

    Take care

    Hazel x

  26. Back with my 'official' hat on, lol!
    Thanks for playing along with us at PTW this week. xx

  27. Hi sweet Pauline!
    Really a great card. Love the cute image and both your layout and coloring is fab! Thanks for joining our challenge at PFP:)

  28. First step card...WOW is all i can say. Super fine. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week..your creation is inspiring...

  29. A beautiful card the image is so cute and colours are so pretty love the stepper shape
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  30. Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles.

  31. Just gorgeous, love the colour combo. Thanks for joining in this fortnights CYDA Challenge xx

  32. Hi Pauline, what a beautiful card. I love the image and gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
    I'm sorry for the late comment x

  33. Gorgeous creation
    Thanks for joining us for our mum's the word challenge over at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight and good luck!


  34. Lovely card!
    Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

  35. This is totaly gorgeous love the image and colours :)
    Val x


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Pauline x