I hope you have had a lovely Mother’s Day for those celebrating.  It’s a great day to spoil those Mum’s who do so much and many of those jobs go unnoticed.  I thought I would share my cards I made for Mother’s Day.

This one was for my Mum.  You would have seen the ‘Card in a Box’ type cards around.  They are everywhere in the blogosphere at the moment.  I had a class last Friday showing how to make the ‘Card in a Box’.  During the class I made this one up.  My Mum loves blue so thought she would love this.



I have used the ‘Watercolor Wonder’ DSP on the box.  I used the colours in the paper when I stamped the flowers.  This was in Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Island Indigo.  I used the ‘Flower Shop’ and ‘Petite Petals’ stamp sets for the flowers and threw in some butterflies from ‘Papillion Potpourri’.  The leaves were punched with the 2 step Bird Punch from Gumball Green.  The label was stamped from Chalk Talk and cut with the matching framelits – no cutting with scissors!!!!  I just finished it off with the large adhesive pearls.

EDITED:  The link to make your own long ‘Card in a Box’ is here at Diane’s blog.

This next card was for my Mother-in-Law.  She loves pinks and reds.  This is a lot simpler.  It had to be quick 🙂


I thought I would ink up ‘Oh Hello’ set.  There won’t be many more opportunities for it as it is on the retirement list.  This card was CASED from one on Pinterest.  I just changed it a little bit and it is different colours.  I thought I would drag out some retiring colours too using Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals and teamed them with Crumb Cake.  I used the markers on the flower and then cut it out using the Chalk Talk Framelits.  It is finished off with some Satin Stitched Ribbon and the greeting is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy the rest of your day/evening.



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We are officially celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s 25th Birthday this week. Receive 25% off 25 selected stamp sets.  These are only available for one week only until October 28th.

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Here are some cards with some of the discounted sets on offer.

One with Betsy’s Blossoms I made last year using Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit and Rasperry Ripple.


‘Oh Hello’  Another earlier card. I used the ‘Tea for Two’ DSP and added a Lace Doily.  The flower was coloured with Tangerine Tango and Lucky Limeade Markers.


This is a card I made just today using ‘A Dozen Thoughts’.   I needed to make a card for a reply to a wedding for Glenn’s Nephew and his Partner.  I didn’t want to just email a reply.  The colour and the hearts were inspired by the Wedding Invitation.  The Background stamp is one from ‘Clockworks’.  I punched hearts out using the large Heart Punch and cut one from the Gold Foil Sheets and I punched one from Blushing Bride.  They were both embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.


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