Hello and welcome back to Quirky crafts. It is my (Caro's) turn to set the challenge this week and as it is Mother's Day here in the UK on March 18th I decided that it would be appropriate to have a challenge for all those special women out there. Your card does not have to be for a Mother (we are aware that sadly not everyone still has their Mum's) but it should be for a special lady in your life. This is a recipe challenge so please make sure your card also includes:
Circles, Flowers and gems/pearls
for a Special lady
We are sponsored this week by the Cutting Cafe who have offered a prize of three sets of digi stamps for the winner of this challenge.
The Cutting Cafe sell good value collections of digi images, you get lots of sheets of images and/or sentiments, and it doesn't stop there - Cutting Cafe also sell cutting files for electronic cutting machines in a variety of formats.
The Cutting Cafe has also provided the team with some of their digi images to work with, so without further ado here are the examples from the team
First of all Guest Designer Natali used a sentiment from the All About Mom set to make this lovely bright easel card.
This card will be a Mothers Day card for my Mother in Law. She is in her 80's now, but hates to be indoors. She insists on going out every day, and insists on having a cup of tea absolutely everywhere she goes, even if it is just 5 mins down the road from her house! So when I saw the Tea Time digital stamp set, I just had to use it. I enlarged the stamps slightly to fit the scale of my card. The papers are from Shery K Designs. My images are coloured with promarkers and 3d on the card. I have a ribbon element , the small bow near the sentiment and also a plaited ribbon strip behind my flowers, which were made with a spellbinders die and have gems in the centre. I have a circular element in the backing paper design and also I have used faux brads (Card Candy) on the tea cup border.
LynI've used the Word Sentiments "All About Mom" from our Sponsor, which I've embossed, distressed slightly with some very fine sand paper and inked the edges. I've added paper flowers made from circle and flower punches, as well as ribbon flowers, tiny gems, swirly die-cuts, then topped it all with lashings of Stickles Glitter!
I decided to cut a circle aperture in a square card blank. I used the word block and sentiment from All About Mom inside so it shows through, with flowers from One Spring Day around the aperture. I made the mistake of using distress inks and cut and dry foam on some of the images which smudged the ink, but decided to leave it. I used Promarkers on the small flowers and the striped middle of the inside flower. I probably could have backed the flowers on the inside too to make it even more special.
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