Tuesday, May 3, 2011

For Mom


Just a quick share of the card I made for my mom for Mother's Day. I seriously had the wrong date in my head for Mother's Day this year and thought it was still more than two weeks away.  When I realized my confusion, I scrambled to get a card made and mailed to my mom so she would have it in time for Mother's Day.  So I just finished it and it will go out in the mail on Wednesday.  She should have it by Saturday. 

I want to say thank you and give a big shout out to Julie and the wonderful people at Verve and Mojo Monday.  My card was chosen as one of the winners last month and I got to pick any Verve stamp set I wanted.  I settled on the Because of You set and just inked it up for the first time on this card.  Isn't it wonderful?  I love the images and the sentiments and word stamps are fantastic too.  


I used the sketch from this week's Mojo Monday and the color challenge from The Shabby Tea room to make this card.  The pretty Venise lace floral applique is from my new Etsy shop which I tea dyed and then painted with Bordering Blue to match the designer paper.  Other products used were Spellbinders dies and an SU boarder punch, Bordering Blue in and my Viva Decor pearl pen.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you are curious about anything, just ask.


Challenges Entered:
Mojo Monday - Sketch
The Shabby Tea Room - Photo Inspiration and colors Blue, White (or cream) and a Neutral (Brown, Black, Kraft or Tan)
Sentmental Sundays - For Those Special Women in Your Life
Stamptacular Sunday - Mum's The Word
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Try it On Tuesday - Something Old, Something New (my old - eyelets, pearl from the Pretties Kit, last year's DP - my new - rand new Verve stamp set)
Tuesday Throwdown - Mother's Day
Little Red Wagon - For Mom
Scrap, Stamp and Doodle - Mother's Day
Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful - The Beauty of a Flower
One Stop Craft Challenge - Stitching

37 comments:

Sue said...

Wow Linda you have created a beautiful card for your Mum, I am sure she is going to cherish it.
Your lace is the highlight, as is the stamping set you won, lucky you but you deserve it, your cards are so lovely.
Smiles:)

Netty said...

I agree with everything Sue has just written. Its a gorgeous card and your Mum is going to really love it. Annette x

Netty said...

Forgot to say congratulations on your win. Fab choice of stamps. x

Auntie Em said...

Your card is gorgeous with the pretty lace rose in the center. I love the colours and the twine holding the tag is so cute. Your Mom should be very pleased to receive this lovely creation. Thanks for sharing! :)

Lori said...

Gorgeous Linda, I'm really loving that new lace you've found, really spectacular! I'm sure your Mother will treasure this!

Esther said...

What a beautiful card, your mother is going to just love it!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just beautiful! Love the painted lace and am so glad you're enjoying your set! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Meggymay said...

Your card is beautiful, your mum will adore it I'm sure. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week. Yvonne

Margreet said...

Your mother will be very pleased with this card Linda....the lace is wonderful....papers are also very nice....congrats on your winning!
xxx Margreet

scrapperjulia said...

Beautiful Mother's Day card! I love how you used the stitching on this! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

Marjie K said...

Such a beautiful card, Linda! I love it and no doubt your mom will too. The lace flower is a great piece.

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Linda! Such beautiful details! Your Mom is going to treasure this!

Linda R. said...

Your card is sooooo beautiful.. All that stitching just makes my heart sing.. Love it.. Congrats on your win.. Well deserved. Your cards are awesome...

Hugs, Linda

Davi said...

Wow Linda this is really gorgeous with the layers, colors and the pretty lace! I'm sure your mom will be blessed by the beauty and the love that created it!

Céline said...

amazing card, love the crochet flower, so elegant with this pearl in center
thanks for sharing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
Hugs
céline SSc DT

Tracey said...

This is beautiful Linda, so elegant :)
Thank you so much for sharing it with Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!
Hugs
Tracey
x

Elly-My Everyday Things said...

OMG... You really, really make the most gorgeous cards and other projects! I enjoyed browsing through your blog.
I'll be back!
Elly

Shannon White said...

Wow, This is so pretty and elegant with a beautiful vintage feel too! Very pretty! 8-)

marsha said...

Linda, This is so amazing! I love the gorgeous lace, such a fabulous focal point for your scrumptious blue and brown design. I'm sure your mom will treasure this always!
Hugs,
Marsha

Neil said...

Wow, a fantastic card. Fab colours and I love all the little details, especially the stitching. Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tueday this week

Shirl said...

Lovely card, your mum should love it. I am so glad you shared it with us at Sentimental Sunday's.
Hugs Shirley x x

Primitive Paper said...

STUNNING!!! I am just sitting here in awe trying to take in all the wonderful elements you incorporated with this. Just lovely. We have just moved into an older home and one of our bathrroms did not get remodled...it was blue tile with tan walls. I ended up just using these same colors as on your card to avoid taking all that tile out right now...and you know what? It's the cutest, vintage room in the house! Thanks for your inspiration! Tracy

Rivien said...

Hi Linda,
a wonderfull card!
I wish you, you win the challenges
hugs from Hamburg/Germany

Rivien

Joan said...

This is gorgeous, Linda. I love how you've curved the little "ribbon" - adds great movement to the card.

marsha said...

Linda, back again! I want to thank you for entering this gorgeous card in the Sugar Creek Hollow embossing challenge. How fabulous you gave Tracy a design idea!
Hugs,
Marsha

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Fabulous colours and use of the sketch and love the crochet flower!!! Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Your mother will be proud. Love all the layers and unique shapes. Truly elegant. Good Luck with all your challenges.

The Mama Monkey said...

Beautiful! I love your color palette!

Thank you so much for playing with SSDS!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Gorgeous card in a lovely colour combo! Fabulous flower and great stitching too! It's great to see you at Stamptacular this week! Hugs, Lesley

tt.scraps said...

Gorgeous card!!!! :) Thanks for joining us on SSDS!!! Please join us again!
Tammy, DT

Suzi said...

How on Earth did I miss this card Linda, it must have been when the Grandchildren were here, it's so BEAUTIFUL with all those gorgeous details. A real stunner.
Hugs
Suzi x

PatR said...

Beautiful card, I love everything about. Thank you for including it in the TioT challenge this week. xx

Dorcas said...

THis is really beautiful!! TFS.
Hugs,
Dorcas
ps) If you haven't already done so there's still time to join in my "no strings attached" blog candy open til May 13th. You can find it at the top of my sidebar. Hope you can play!

Patti P. said...

Linda, what an absolutely stunning card. I have that Verve set and it was my go to for a long time. So versatile as well as wonderful for mom's day. Your design for the LO was superb. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
Patti SDT/SCH

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous!!! Fabulous card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly!
hugs, Sharon

Pattie said...

Oh Linda - gorgeous card! Love the lace flower! So glad you could join us in the Tea Room this week!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Congrats on your recognition by TSTR

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