Thursday, 8 March 2018

Mother's Day

Hi Everyone.
I  hope you are all well and have survived the bad weather here in the UK. Here in West Yorkshire, chaos again this morning with another sprinkling of snow...just when we thought we had seen the last of it. I for one have had enough of it now and I am fortunate that I do not have to go out in it or drive in it. I hope by Easter that Spring has sprung!

On to my card.........Here in the UK it is Mothers' day on Sunday and so this card was made with lots of love for my mum who will be 98 in June!

I decided on  the all time favourite Gerbera stamp from Uniko. I stamped with coloured inks and then die cut the flower and leaves .
The sentiment is computer took some time to dry I have to say! I was going to leave the background white...but as mum would think it unfinished! I got out my stencils and inked through with both a yellow and an orange colourcloud inks....just softly. Yah!! get me having ago at wonder it has snowed!! I then added the flower and leaves on 3D pads for a bit of dimension.
 I am hoping it is to her's OK she doesn't read my blog!

So Happy Mothers' Day to all you 'mums' here in the UK...enjoy however you celebrate on Sunday.

Take care everyone.
See you all again soon I hope...thank you for paying me a visit, it is so much appreciated, as are the lovely comments that you leave me.

Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

Addicted to Stamps & More #282--------------------Make your Mark
A Bit More Time to craft #63-------------------------Anything goes
Allsorts Challenge wk 457-----------------------------Ladies Only
Crafty Cardmakers #206-------------------------------Floral delight
Alphabet Challenge------------------------------------ Y for your Choice
Pixie's Snippets Playground #321--------------------the flowers and leaves were cut from snippets of                                                                                      white card.


  1. Carole, this card is so nice. I really think, less is more!
    Lia xx

  2. Beautiful card Carole.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge
    "Ladies Only".
    Happy Women's Day;-))m

  3. 10 out of 10 for stencilling! Looks great!
    A lovely card - and your Mum will love it.
    Please spare a thought for us whilst you're stencilling and causing the white stuff to fall out of the sky - about 6inches of it this morning. Still here on the top but it does look pretty! x

  4. A pretty and elegant card for your Mum Carol and what a fabulous age as well, perfect for our 'Ladies only' theme at Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  5. Gorgeous card Carole, love your stencilled background and pretty colours you have chosen
    Hugs Kaz xx

  6. Beautiful card, Carole, I love the stencilled background. I'm sure your Mum will be delighted to receive it. xx

  7. Love the background and perfect for the beautiful flower. You are so lucky to have a parent and I am sure she will love this gorgeous card. Made with your love. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  8. Pretty card, like the blended background the bold flower takes center stage x

  9. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  10. Carole - this is lovely! Perfect for your Mum, at such a splendid age as well. And go you with the stencilling - I played with alcohol inks and acetate earler and needed a lie down to recover! The Uniko Gerbera Stamp Set is probably my very favourite of theirs :)


    Di xx

  11. Gorgeous Carole, your Mum will love it. I find it hard to leave white space and the stenciling you did is perfect

    The snow was unexpected yesterday wasn't it. I had a lovely walk with Manny but like you I was pleased not to have to be anywhere - it caused absolute chaos here!

    Have a lovely weekend
    Anne x

  12. Beautiful. I like the stencilling and the way you've varied the pressure. It definitely looks finished, I hope your Mum thinks so. I haven't actually got any stencils. I do admire the way people use them but I'm worried about opening another Pandora's Box!

  13. So pretty I love the design your Mum will love it. She is jut amazing what a terrific age. I'm glad the snow has gone I hate the cold and like you am looking forward to some warmer weather if it doesn't come might have to take a holiday !! Love and hugs Carole x

  14. Lovely card ;o) Thank you for playing along with our "Floral Delight" Challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a great weekend and happy crafting,

  15. Gorgeous floral card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

  16. Gorgeous card Carole, the stencilling looks great as does that fabulous Gerbera. I bet your mum loved it xx

  17. love your pretty card - thanks for playing along at the Addicted to Stamps and More Make your Mark Challenge

  18. A very pretty card. Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
    Crafty hugs

  19. So pretty! i love the soft stenciled background...she will love it!

  20. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT

  21. Lovely image and beautiful design...thank you for joining us at ATSM challenge
    Željka DT xx

  22. A lovely happy card for your Mum Carole. I hope you both had a lovely day. Barbxx

  23. How absolutely striking your Mother's Day card is, Carole! The stenciled background creates such a pretty backdrop for your star-of-the-stage gerbera! I know your mom loves this, as do I!