Happy Sunday everyone!
Where is time going? I can't believe that Valentine's day is over for another year Mother's Day is just a couple of weeks away and yippee --- Craftwork Cards have launched and opened their factory outlet shop with a dedicated area for craft workshops, (am soooo jealous of all the lucky people who live near enough to visit) how time flies - before we know it, it will be count down to Chrismas again............. lets not go there just yet, eh!!!
Anyway, the important things, a big thanks to our lovely customers who sent pics of their wonderful valentine cards which Tina and I showcased over the past few weeks. We love to see what you are doing with our fab products so keep them coming . I promised a gift for the best but I couldn't choose myself so I got my friend to pick her fav yesterday and - drum roll pls....... ta dah....... and congratulations to....... Ali Wiseman whose pink card for her hubby was Sapphire's favourite, so Ali if you could please send your address to firstname.lastname@example.org I will get your special gift in the mail. And then Sapphire said that the others were so nice too and persuaded me, as there were only 4 others, to give them a little token each, so ladies its your lucky day!!!! Please let me have your full names and addresses too.
Down to my little project for this blog, and it was a special work of love for me. I don't often get to spend Mother's Day with my Mum as she lives in Ireland but this year she is arriving for a nice long visit just a couple of days before so what could be more befitting than to make a special card for someone who is so fabulous and sooooo loved, oh and a box to house the card too!!!
My stash of the beautiful Authentique papers arrived just on time and I chose Uncommon Gifted and Distinct (available to order now at (http://www.craftworkcards.co.uk/default.aspx) these are really beautiful in every way and the real bonus is that the reverse side is not just block colour, it too is a beautiful contrasting design. I 'stole'a heart card from a mini kit, a box from my stash, some lovely CWC embossed white paper, 'bling' embellishments, a punch or two along with some dies (you can just use punches), stickles, pearl paint, a couple of stamps, ink pad, ribbon, a pokey tool or three, lots of adhesive and a whole lot patience.... I've moulded so many petal layers this week that my right thumbs is cracked at the corner, sore!
I covered the card with embossed white card stock (this gives great strength too), made a double bow and popped it at the top of the heart and then the petal moulding started and continued for quite some time.....! Once I had enough flowers I started to arrange on the heart with a couple of leaves here and there, then some little flutter by's (giving me lots of ideas!!) where you have flowers you'll have butterflies, a dab of starlight stickles on the butterflies, some bling in the centre of the flowers on the heart and pearl paint on the others. Printed a little pink 'Mum' sentiment and job done....... Now for the box.
Very simple box, a square of paper on the top with some cut down doilies along one edge, a stickled contrasting butterfly, a flower, some leaves, stamped and cut out a tiny 'Mother's Day' tag, some ribbon around the edge of the lid and one box ready.
And there you have it, Maureen's Mother's Day Card, lets hope she loves it!!
Thank you for popping by, hope you join our blog, leave us comments, visit us on Facebook and our on-line store and if you are in the Leeds area visit the outlet but most of all keep happy, keep crafting and sending us pictures of your wonderful CWC creations.