Monday, 12 March 2012

Thank You Mum!

Good morning everyone, hoping that you all had a lovely weekend and Monday is here again. The weeks this year seem to be flying by.
We have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday continuing with Jacqueline's Spring theme for the month and this week she would like to see your creations for Mothers Day or Thank You if you prefer.
My card is for my mother in law as I sadly lost my own dear Mum back in 2004 but was thinking of her too as I made the card which has her favourite Spring flowers, pansies. She always had pots of them in the garden at this time of year.

Quite a simple card from me as I wanted the heart shaped garland of pansies to stand out so a clean and simple background resulted.
The pansies are from Crafty Individuals CI-206 Elements set which has lots of gorgeous flowers in different sizes (I used the daisies on my last post) and I stamped 2 sizes of pansy lots of times with VersaFine Imperial Purple ink. I then painted the larger ones with lots of Distress ink colours and the small ones were coloured with blended Prisma pencil as I was trying to make them look like violas.
I then cut them all out and made the heart shape you see using a Papermania die in 2 sizes and a computer generated sentiment. The shaped card blank is by Craftwork Cards and I added a die cut background paper which was a leftover piece from a Chocolate Baroque  Artylicious CD.

So there you have it. The Design Team have made some lovely samples to inspire you and we'd love you to enter. Please just remember that the overall theme is Spring as last week amongst the gorgeous entries were quite a few flowers that don't flower in the Spring!

Challenges for my card:
Dream Valley Challenges - Mothers Day
Allsorts - Say It With Flowers
Craft Your Days Away - Mothers Day
Creations By Gill M - Shaped Cards
Crafty Catz - Mothers Day or A Special Lady

Have a lovely day.
Hugs. Fliss xx


Ephemera said...

It may be simple but it is so eye catching the pansy garland is a beautiful riot of colour, a very gorgeous card. Have a great day. xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss...this is a gorgeous card! I recognized the violas before I read about it :) I love the bright colours, and I think you are spot on about the background! Your MIL will absolutely love this card.
Dot x

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Fliss! What a lovely card with colors bright balanced against a perfectly delicate background. I hope you have a great week! Best wishes, Yvonne

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hi Fliss,, I dont think this is simple ..its lovely and looks as though a lot of work went into it!

brenda said...

Morning Fliss

There is always something special about Pansies and their bright cheery faces.

The simplistic elegance of your card is lovely and the vibrant colours you have used brighten the day.

B x

Cheryl said...

oh Fliss this is just gorgeous really beautiful,flower Hun and love the shape,hugs Cherylxxxx

brenda said...

Needless to say I forgot something and that is of course to thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

craftattack said...

Lovely card Fliss! Hugs, Valerie

Netty said...

simple but very eye catching, x

Val said...

So, so pretty. I love pansies and violas - their faces just brighten the day. It must have taken forever to cut all those out.

Linda said...

A really beautiful shaped card and the pansies are fabulous. Thank you for joining us over at Creations by Gill M.

Linda DT

Mynnette said...

This is beautiful, Fliss! LOVE the pansies--all the bright colors are definitely spring-like!!! Sorry that you can't see the Google Friend Connect on my blog--it's on there! Left side, about halfway down...I'll read your post about what I need to do--I also am a member of Linky Followers, too! :)

paperfun said...

Very pretty. Your MIL is going to love and how touching that you were thinking of your mother too.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


Aunty Sue said...

stunning card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz

Valerie said...

This is gorgeous Fliss, the pansies are a real pop of colour and so beautifully painted: A perfect card for our challenge over at Creations by Gill McCall, thanks you for joining us this month.
Val x

toni said...

a very pretty and cheery card Fliss. Thankyou so much for the lovely comments you' ve left on my blog. I'm so pleased to be the FSC winner this week it's really encouraging xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful fresh colors. Your MIL will love this card.

Daniele said...

what a pretty garland, I love papnies and yours are coloured perfectly

Jacqueline said...

Hi Fliss - sorry I'm so late with my comments this week - your card is gorgeous, so bright and cheerful - it's makes me smile every time I see it - Jacqueline xx

sara said...

really pretty card thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x x

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh this is so pretty, you've coloured your pansies beautifully! Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley - good luck in the draw
Lynne :)