Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day! 2012



Recently on the radio they reported that in a survey of mothers, when asked what they would like most for Mother's Day - 80 percent replied "To be left alone!" LOL!

Sunday, May 13 is Mother's Day here in Canada. I sent my card off to my mother last week - am hoping she got it in time. My colour scheme fits for the  CR84FN color challenge to use Mint, Blue and Neutral as seen here:



I had fun playing with some new craft items to make this card. The bird and birdcage were part of the Pink Paislee London Market Ephemera Pack that I picked up last weekend at Scrapbook Parade, a local store that I have not been to since they moved out of my neighborhood three years ago. I added some Rock Candy stickles to the bird to add a bit of shimmer, and distressed with Tea Dye ink. Mounted these pieces to a "ticket" die (Memory Box) on which I had sewn some Tim Holtz Idea-ology tissue tape.


These flowers were made using the Cheery Lynn Cuties die strips 1, 2 and 3. I bought them at my local stamp store, Stampers! and I talked about them in this post. Thanks to them, I am able to enter this card in the May Creative Accents challenge here to use handmade flowers. The Happy Mother's Day stamp is an Inkadinkado stamp from the happy Days clear set. A little lace and pearls and that's all, folks!


11 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Charmaine! Love all the Pink Paislee goodness! Thanks for entering your card with CR84FN :)

Pauline said...

Just beautiful Charmaine, I love the bird cage and beautiful hand made flowers.Gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Hill Top Creations said...

Lovely card and well done Thanks for entering at Creative Accents Challenges Take Care

Deborah Frings said...

Charmaine - this is absolutely gorgeous. Such pretty papers and lovely details. I'm sure your Mum loves the card. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Roxy said...

Gorgeous, Charmaine!!! Love how you've layered your ticket, cage and bird! Thanks for playing along with Seriously Creative Challenges, Roxy.

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card, love the bird and cage, the tag with sentiment :) lovely!

Sue Lelli said...

Charmaine, LOVE those FAB flowers and that pretty birdcage! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Alison Day said...

Gorgeous card! Those little flowers are so lovely!

Dorothy E said...

Very pretty card, Charmaine. The flowers turned out very nice!

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness! this is Just Fabulous! Love all the Vintage Chic goodness you've got going on here! Such pretty roses and Love the Sweet birdcage too! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card! I love the handmade flowers and all your Tim Holtz goodies! Thanks for joining us @ SCC!