Monday, 24 March 2014

For Mother's Day

Greetings from Dublin and thank-you for visiting.

After my adventures in grunge in last project I'm back in my more comfortable zone making pretty, vintage cards.



I wanted to make a card for my Mum on Mother's Day next Sunday. As usual, several challenge themes gave shape to the end result.

Vintage Café Card Challenge are looking for images of women and Sugar Creek Hollow have photo inspiration of a little girl's floral bedroom. Also at Fussy & Fancy Friday they too have an inspiration photo of a pink bedroom. Thank-you to 'Magic Moonlight Free Images' showing this little girl and her Mother, sitting on a bed in their night attire. I think they are looking at a sparkling ring!

Craft Hoarders Anonymous seek sparkle and glitz together with an inspiration photo - hence I've applied lots of blingy gems, frantage and pearls.

At Frilly and Funkie the theme is neglected dies. I searched to see which set I hadn't used in a long time and came across Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles. The photo has been sized to fit one of the smaller rectangles and I decided to use this die set only for the card.

Card and Scrap are looking for lace / ribbon so I've attached a lacey ribbon!

The papers are by Graphic 45 ('Secret Garden' and 'A Ladies' Diary'). All edges have been inked with Distress Inks and Prima chalk edgers. Included lots of flowers and punched butterflies and a lovely chipboard 'garden border' that I painted with white and pink pearlescent paints before adding some pink Frantage.

It's lovely to have you stop by. As always I love to read your comments - they are very much appreciated.

Have a lovely week,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Vintage Cafe Card Challenge - Images of Women
Sugar Creek Hollow - Photo Inspiration
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Show Some Sparkle, Glitz or Glam
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Shabby Chic with photo inspiration
Frilly and Funkie - Neglected Dies
Card and Scrap - Use Lace and / or Ribbon
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Vintage / Shabby Chic
Dream Valley Challenges - Mothering Sunday
That Craft Place - Flowers and / or Mother's Day
My Time To Craft - Mother's Day / Special Lady

51 comments:

  1. You have been busy Nicola, all those lovely layers and such delicate scroll work down the side, it#s an absolute delight.

    I have not had the problems you mention below and you are coming up on my dashboard fine, but I have read lots of people having various Blogger problems of late.

    B x

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    1. Thank-you Brenda.

      Yes everything displays fine on dashboard. The problem arises for a lot of people using blogger follow gadet 'Google Friend Connect'. When we try to follow new blogs or be newly followed we get error message "We're sorry...We were unable to handle your request. Please try again or return a bit later".

      I hope that Blogger fixes this issue asap. Nicola x

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  2. What a beauty!! Just love it :-) Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap this tme.

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  3. Amazing! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  4. Every single element you've chosen to place on this Mother's Day card is just sensational Nicola! I really love that photograph and how you've used your rectangle frame die cut is beautiful. Every bit of it showers your mother with love, adoration and appreciation. Gorgeously crafted!

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  5. Oh my God.. this vintage card is so beautiful..

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  6. Seriously. This is so beautiful that I just wanted to....almost weep! Your work is so stunning! You were one of our favorites last month, so I hope you contact me about being a guest dt for a future month! Thanks for sharing your project with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  7. Wow this is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders!!

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  8. Stunning Nicola and I absolutely love how you used that Romantic Rectangle die, so very clever to layer it like that!! Love this beautiful romantic card and I bet you mum will too, - she is one lucky lady!

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  9. Nicola,
    I have a problem when visiting your Blog ... I am constantly in a drooling state!
    The beautiful edges on the papers are stunning and that sweet image of Mother and child, oh what a divine card you have created for your mum. She is certainly lucky to have such a talented daughter as you.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  10. What a pretty vintage card in celebration of Mother's Day. Thanks for joining in our Dream Valley challenge this week and good luck! Hugs, Wends x

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  11. This just leaves me speechless...which doesn't happen very often. The way you used the dies here is nothing short of inspired. There is such amazing harmony in this piece...and I am just giddy over that string of stars. Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #4: Sparkle, Glitz or Glam!

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  12. This is sooooo beautiful Nicola. Love the layers! What a fabulous card from the photo to the bling to the colors. Sorry it's taken a while to get over here. I'm a little slow getting around to everyone's blog these days. And what a post to start my catch up with. Such talent! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  13. I am seriously in love with your card, Nicola!!! I have always been one of your biggest fans, and I now have ANOTHER favorite to inspire me. Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  14. WOW...Nicola this is Gorgeous...I adore the fabulous layers & the image is so beautiful...Love how you have used this wonderful die...the colours & design is just perfect... Love it all... Hugs May x x

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  15. Oh wow Nicola, this is stunning, it has an ethereal feel to it - beautiful! Chris xxx

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  16. .What a lovely piece. Your work is so inspiring! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  17. Just when I think you cannot possibly do any better, you go and do it! This is just stunning Nicola. I love how you layered up that frame and the image is just gorgeous. I think your lovely Mum is going to be over the moon to receive this beauty on Mother's Day. Gorgeous work (as ever!). Big hugs, Anne xx

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  18. This is stunning! I love your work.

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  19. Awe, thanks so much for showing us this new card Nicola, this is such a delight!!!... love the gorgeous border and the scroll of lovely frames, really fantastic idea! Otherwise as you know I have no problems to follow you because I follow you by email... Hugs, Coco xxx

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  20. This is stunning. Love the layers and the image you used.
    Spectacular creation.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  21. Beautiful, I love the way you have done your layers, so clever. Hugs Elizabeth xxx

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  22. Gorgeous! I love the layers...almost resemble pages! Gorgeous image too, and love the sparkle!!!

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  23. Oh WOW Nicola I love this and all those layers. This is great! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at Fussy and Fancy and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT

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  24. Nicola, this card for your Mother is gorgeous! Oh my goodness..I love all of the layers of die cut edges. That looks amazing! I also love the graduated pink-ish tones that you've used on this card. Those sweet little butterflies and roses are such a feminine touch and so perfect for a Mother's Day card. Your mother is one lucky lady to receive this card and have such a talented daughter. <3 Candy

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  25. This is an absolutely beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

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  26. Oh my, what a vintage beauty this is. I love the layer upon layer and all the very girlie embellishments. Your Mother will love this. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  27. Me again - thanks also for sharing this beauty with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  28. Oh Nicola you never fail to make me smile with your cards. Your attention to detail is always so clear and this design has me thinking of the pages of a vintage book. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  29. Wow Nicola, what fabulous colors and design.

    Hugs diane

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  30. Gorgeous card Nicola! Love all the elegant layers! A real vintage beauty!

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  31. Love all the layers on your card, thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

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  32. This is beautiful Nicola, so rich in gorgeous detail and embellishing. I love the layered look at the side and the very pretty lace and floral arrangement. I could sit and look at it for hours xx

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  33. Breathtaking...love all the wonderful and beautiful layered details...I am in awe....thanks for playing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

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  34. OMG such a beautiful card. The details are just fabulous. I love it : ) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I hope you can come back to play again soon.

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  35. oh wow this is amazing nicola.i love all your fabulous pretty layers and your vintage image is gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

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  36. This is just gorgeous, Nicola, absolutely stunning
    Rosie x

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  37. Exquisite! Love the layers, the colors and the abundance of flowers and butterflies. Just the right amount of bling. . Thanks for sharing your style with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  38. wow you have done it again with your eye for design and attentioon to details . this is just beautiful...really really gorgeous x hugs x Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie x trace x

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  39. Wooow Nicola, your card is absolutely stunning! I love the vintage layers and the romantic feel. Superb card hun! xxx

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  40. Nicola this is absolutely gorgeous. Love all the layers and beautiful image,and of course wonderful details.
    Avril xx

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  41. Потрясающе красиво!

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  42. Such a beautiful card. I love vintage anything. I also checked out your grunge project. Extraordinary. I can understand why you have so many comments. Thank you Nicola for visiting my blog. I consider it an honor.

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  43. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the layering and how many soft objects drape across the photo.

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  44. Wow what a gorgeous card and a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on another win. You work is AMAZING!!! Karen.x

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  45. Okay, so I'm a week late catching up, but what a joy to do so! Such a lovely card, really clever with the layering of that die to create all those lacy layers... exquisite embellishing too. Altogether wonderful!
    Alison xx

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  46. Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow! Nicola, this is so, so beautiful! I adore how you used the Spellbinders' die to make the lacy layers! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

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  47. amazing! what a gorgeous gorgeous card! I especially love the layered edge!

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  48. Oh my, what a beauty of a vintage design! Love the layers of lacey borders and wonderful detailing! Well done, Nicola!

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  49. WOW check out all those layers, Gorgeous Nicola!!!
    No doubt your mom loved it.
    Hugs Lynn

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I really appreciate every comment - they make my crafting so much more worthwhile. Thank-you for stopping by. Nicola x