and Billy is enjoying pottering in and out of the garden when the sun shines. Today has been quite wet but much milder that recently.
My card for this post I made my for my own dear Mum for Mother's Day, she has strict instructions not to read my blog until Sunday so it will not be spoilt I really felt that a card to celebrate this magical time of this year had to include butterflies. My Mum loves cats, especially our Billy so I knew just the stamp to use.
I also wanted to make a card to use for Brenda a blogging friend of mine who is hosting a fun little competition of her own. Her blog Floral Fantasies has nearly 4,000 followers and she is celebrating her 4th bloggerversary. Many of her cards feature gorgeous flower stamps. She is a very talented, kind and generous crafter and wants us to come up with a card that reminds us of visits to her blog. She has a fab butterfly on the banner of her blog page and she lives out in the countryside. She really enjoys nature and is a huge animal lover. She has had some recent health issues on top of her MS but she is always such a positive and cheerful person. I have never heard her moan or complain.
I decided to combine all these ideas for inspiration. as well as knowing how much my own Mum loves Mother Nature and came I up with this;
I used my Promarkers to colour her and made the cat have a pink nose just like our Billy. The DPs are from my stash. I used my spellbinders floral oval to frame the stamp. My butterflies and the leaves are Martha Stewart punches. I added pearls and gems as accents. I have used some mulberry roses and flowers which I gave some sparkle to with Stickles. There is also a pretty pink statin egded organza ribbon tucked in there.
The round and tag sentiments are also LOTV
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Brenda's Floral Fastasy special celebration
Lili's little fairies a card for Mum
Bearly Mine Mother's Day #76
Creative Inspirations Happy Mother's day
My Mum's card shop challenge Spring #3
Visible Image spring
Heck of a Challenge Spring/butterflies/pearls
Crafting for all seasons spring into spring #47
Passion for Promarkers One for the ladies #188
Crafty Ribbons anthing goes with ribbon
I am on a course for work in London all day tomorrow but I am looking forward to seeing my children on Sunday. I shall also be speaking to my own dear Mum and I will see her next week.
Wishing everyone a happy Mother's day whether your own dear Mum is with you in this world or not. Send a smile to the sky and thank Mother Nature too for making this a beautiful world.
Bye for now,