Thursday, 8 May 2014

Special Day

This is the third and final card I will be making for my Mother in Law's Birthday this year.  I do find it difficult making for close family, especially the older ones - I have to try really hard to remember that I need to make something that the recipient will like rather than what I like!


I used a topper from a Hunkydory Card Kit that has been in my stash for ages and lots of Silver Mirri card stock, Mother in Law loves sparkle and shine.  I die cut a scalloped circle and punched a scalloped border, then I added some gems and ribbon from my stash.  The sentiment was in my sentiment drawer, I have no idea where it came from.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafting By Designs Challenge - M is for Mom
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge 21 - Flowers and Hearts
Little Red Wagon Challenge 236 - Seeing Spots!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spring Flowers
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge 62 - Mom or Special Lady
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge - Spots and/or Stripes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge 176 - 2 or more patterned papers
Creative Moments Challenge 42 - Anything Goes/Bingo (Flower, Die Cut/Punch, Ribbon/Bow)

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I always appreciate you taking the time to pop in.

Pauline
x

49 comments:

crazed scrapbooker said...

WOW, this is beautiful Pauline.thanks for sharing your lovely card on Creative Craft Cottage. such a inspiration :)

crazed scrapbooker said...

Beautiful card Pauline, lovely colours & love it all.thanks for entering on Creative Craft Cottage.Bet your MIL will love this, such warm fuzzies when I look at it :)

vickiscraft said...

Pauline this is stunning and I'm sure your MIL will just love it! I love visiting your blog, you give me so much inspiration, just love your style.
Vicki xx

Beth Brovold said...

I know what you mean Pauline...I usually start a card out thinking of someone else's taste...then it just gets away from me and alas it is all what I like...LOL!!! This is such a BEAUTIFUL card...your Mother-in-law could not help but LOVE it!! The colours are so soft and beautiful...add the silver sparkle and the end project is gorgeous!! Have a great day Pauline!!

Donna Hanley said...

This is a phenomenal card, just gorgeous. Love the softness of it. You make a lot of beautiful cards, Pauline, but this is one of your best in my opinion.

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Pauline, your Mother In Law is definitely going to like all her beautiful cards you made. I love the flower image and that bow is so pretty.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card for MIL....love the mirror paper and the dies used....beautiful center piece here... sounds like your weather is not much better than ours at the moment.xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Pauline, the Hundkydory kits are so useful and youve created a fabulous card with this set, love the decoupaged layers and the layout is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Claire said...

A beautiful card with soft colour tones. Hugs, Claire x

Sue said...

Just a beautiful card Pauline,love the soft colours.
Hugs Sue x

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Pauline and I am sure your Mother in Law will be thrilled to receive it. The delicate colours and design are gorgeous.
Sue xx

Gertrude said...

Diese Karte ist wieder ein Traum, soooooooooo schön
glg Gertrude

Joanne said...

Gorgeous!! I am sure your MIL will be thrilled to receive this card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

kanda said...

Gorgous card Pauline, such a lovely design and papers. Bet your MIL will treasure it... and with my DT hat, thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, I adore the center piece the flowers are so beautiful..Fabulous design... Hugs May x x

coldwaters2 said...

Wowww Pauline what a beautiful creation it is elegant and classy, stupendous card.
hugs
lorraine x

Hanny said...

Oh I really like it Pauline and I understand what you mean, sometime you have to make something else, not what you like but what you think the person who gets it wil like. This is really very nice and I am sure your mother in law is very happy with this fabulous card!
Hugs from the Netherlands, Hanny♥,
http://tierelantijntjes.blogspot.nl

Leanne said...

Wow so pretty love the 3D effect of this card, so elegant and the soft colors are great, nice touch with the bow too. Thanks for playing our flowers challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT
4 Crafty Chicks

Michelle J M said...

Just love the colours of this one Pauline. Such a pretty card. I find making card with flowers on always go down well with my elderly aunts! Michelle x

Molecraft said...

Such a beautiful card Pauline!
Helen x

Debs said...

Beautiful card Pauline - gorgeous soft colours and fabulous design. I think we are all guilty of making what we like and not always thinking about what the recipient might like.
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Pop's Cards said...

Simply Stunning Sweetie!! Hugs Pops x x x

Donna Mosley said...

This is so beautiful Pauline, the flowers and design are gorgeous.

Donna x

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Pauline and I am sure it will be loved. The flowers are gorgeous and love how you have used two different papers under the flowers.
Hugs Sharon. x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Really beautiful card Pauline, ideal for Mother's Day
Hugs Kelly

Crafty Lark said...

Love the colours Pauline. Gorgeous card with a great design and plenty of bling. Flora xx

rachel said...

super card Pauline - and i'm sure it will be loved! I'm terrible - I try to make cards with the recipient in mind but often get sidetracked into what I want to do - lol xx

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card Pauline, love the colours. Hugs x

Melodie said...

Wonderful design, and the silver Cardstock looks so elegant.
Hugs
Melodie

downrightcrafty said...

so very classy and beautiful
hugs Kate xx

alex said...

A very elegant and beautiful card, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
{Creative Moments Owner}
Alex x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card Pauline love the colour's and fabulous design
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Pauline this is so pretty I am sure your MIL will love it! Susan xx

nwilliams6 said...

This came out so elegant and sweet Pauline. The layers are just perfect and the mirror paper is a wonderful touch. Wonderfully done - she will flip I am sure. Hugz!

Jacquie said...

Hi Pauline,

Another beautiful card, I bet your MIL will love this. Its true, we don't always make a card to suit the recipient but ourselves lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/


Eileen Dobson said...

Stunning love the colours. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Craft Cottage.

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Pauline such a gorgeous card love the colours of this one just beautiful. Love Alison xxx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

I find it difficult making cards for family too. This is beautiful though, love the pale blue!
Rebecca.

Lorraine said...

Just gorgeous - so pretty
Lorraine x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Pauline! I love the beautiful centrepiece and the scrummy papers and embellies are perfect with it… very pretty with the silver card. Your MIL will love this for sure! :-)
Big hugs
Sue B xx

Teresa Kline said...

hi Pauline! this is a gorgeous card, I luv the pale blue color and the sweet flowers.....sweetness! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Jo Nevill said...

Fabulous card, I love all your layers and such beautiful colours too.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Jo x

cardsbyleona said...

Lovely card - such a pretty colour choice.
Leona (Creative Moments DT)x

Pia S said...

I agree it can be tricky to make cards to the ones that are closest to us, it's like you really want them to be special. But I think what would've disappointed my family members the most is if I were to give them a bought card. That's NOT an option any longer! Your card is classy, the silver mirri goes so well with the soft blue shades.

Sari said...

Gorgeous, so beautiful, love the combination off blue and silver. Thank you for joining Charisma Cardz, good luck.

Beth said...

Stunning lovely paper choice and design.

charlene said...

very pretty love the softness! Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments!

Teresa said...

Beautiful card, very elegant design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments - good luck x

maureenjscott said...

A beautiful card, lovely! Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs M for Mom Challenge! Mo dt xxx