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Sunday, 6 March 2011

Happy Mother's Day - Are you ready?

stampin up demonstrator zoe tant


Just like Christmas I find that key events like Mother's Day creep up on you and before you know it the rush is on to make a beautiful card or two and you can get in a mess.  I'm taking part in a Ladies Pamper Evening at Kirkby on Bain Primary School very soon and so I thought I'd try to get ahead of the game for others as well as myself by making a few Mother's Day cards and gifts.  It's late this year so we've all really got no excuse, but the days just seem to run away with me...... I don't know about you!  Today's card has worked out well for the Less is More challenge this week which has a colour theme of pastels and so here I've used pastel shades of marina mist, bashful blue, baja breeze with a little certainly celery just to highlight it all.  On my flower which is made from the Pick a Petal stamp set from Stampin' Up! I've added some dazzling diamonds and highlighted spots on the petal edges with my versamarker and clear embossing.  You'll need to click on the picture for a better view, unfortunately the light in Lincolnshire isn't good today. Hope it's better wherever you are. 
My sentiment is from a retired US Stampin' Up! set and I've used markers to ink it and then around the stamped layer I've used my certainly celery marker to gently add some definition to the edges. 
Buttons from the subtles collection and a rhinestone just finish the flower and give a little more luxury for a special mum. 
Must dash now as it's Sunday I'm supposed to be ironing and Charlie objects to going to school with no trousers if he can't find them under his nose at the end of his bed! Typical boy!!!!
More soon
Hugs Zx


34 comments:

  1. Zoe, this is simply beautiful. I love the shades you have used and I'm a thinkin' I'm going to have to get this stamp set!
    Thanks for another fab contribution and we'll see you next week!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Fab card, love it xx Jan

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  3. A PERFECT clean and simple card for Mothers Day.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  4. I love this! So delicate and pretty

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  5. I love the sketchy flower and the colours you've used :)
    Val x

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  6. Gorgeous card Zoe, I love it. Unfortunately won't be going to Coventry - no pennies (story of my life!!)
    Maybe get to meet you one day :0)
    Margaret x

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  7. This is so pretty Zoe, simply stunning,
    Love Sarita xx

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  8. fab card - great stamped image

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  9. A very elegant card, pretty colour too.

    Anne

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  10. Hallo Zoe !

    Was für eine schöne, edle Karte haben sie gebastelt !
    Gefällt mir sehr sehr gut !

    Danke für Ihren Kommentar auf meinen Blog !

    lg Frieda

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  11. This is just FABULOUS!
    I too have this set, its FABBY
    Thanks for entering our challenge again
    See you next week
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  12. Zoe

    Love this - really pretty card

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  13. I love the splash of sparkle! And the simplicity of the card really sets off your layered buttons. Just darling!

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  14. what an absolutely beautiful card!! :)

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  15. Your card is beautiful and so fresh looking xx

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  16. Super card Zoe, Love the flower (reminds me of spirograph).

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  17. This is lovely, so simple yet so effective.
    Lynne A xxx

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  18. Zoe, love your card. The large flower and framed sentiment work so well together. x

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  19. Zoe, I love that stamp!! Great colors...beautiful card!

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  20. Gosh htis is simply lovely

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  21. this is a great stamp - I think it would lovely on my grungy creations too - doesnt have to be pastel - although that works really well too

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  22. What a beautiful Mother's Day flower! I love the shades of blue with celery! So soft and soothing.

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  23. A gorgeous stamp. Love the colours and placement of your sentiment. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous colors, Zoe! I love your card!

    Hugs,
    Rochelle

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  25. Hi Zoe

    this is beautiful, gorgeous bloom

    Joey x

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  26. This is a beautiful card Zoe. I love the colour and the added sparkle is really pretty. Jo x

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  27. Doodle images are so wonderful and i really like the size of your stamp. Amazingly simple with bling and texture, fabtastic card:-)

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  28. Lovely flower. Perfect button centre. Super card! Warmest wishes, Lesley

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  29. are you sure you haven't still got your spirograph!

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  30. oooh I wasn't so keen on this stamp set but you've convinced me I need it! Beautiful card lovely
    Victoria
    x

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  31. What a gorgeous flower and I love the way you layered the buttons!

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  32. Gorgeous! Love the flower stamp.

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