Friday, 1 January 2016

birthday wishes mum

Firstly Happy 2016 to one and all,sorry for the long absence but we were away in November and December brought its own problems when my son fell and broke his right foot and the following week had planned surgery on his left foot and was told he was non weight bearing for 7 weeks so as he normally has problems mobilising due to his cerebral palsy you can imagine what fun it has been. 

Anyway we will get there , what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and although I did get all my Christmas cards made I manage only to take a few piccies and visiting blogland just hasn't happened lol, but I'm here now, so happy new year to one and all.

My fabulous Mum had her birthday on the 1st of December and I always try to make her a card to make her feel special ,but also one she will like. She isn't one for super plain and simple things nor overly busy or fussy things so hopefully this card will fit the bill.                                                                                               I love gorjuss girl stamps they have a simplicity about them but are also just so cute too. I chose this one to use after looking through old photos of me as a child and never realised that I actually had hair this long,I could sit on it and also a lovely rich brown with auburn highlights too.                                                                                                               
I love the movement the image offers and hope my colouring did it justice. I chose autumnal colours as that is mums favourite season and think I managed to disguise the blob one of the promarkers made quite well.                                  
I have several of the limited edition ones from different seasonal sets that periodically and without warning just flood whatever you are colouring with an unsightly blob  or pool of colour. I have even bought some of the ultra-fine nibs to put on them to try and prevent it with no success so anyone with a solution I am all ears please.

                                                                    The sentiment is peel-offs but mean that its quite neat. The card itself I decided to go with an easel style and love these spellbinders grand ovals with the pretty lacy type edge reminds me of embroider anglais.
       I decided to sit my little girl atop some white embossed card with tiny hearts on it and fussy cut her out to achieve this. The little stars are the out-cuts from the small oval I used on the base of the card to create the stop for the easel section to stand up with. I simply sprinkled them from height and stuck them where they fell so truly random.

More peel-offs for the happy birthday along with brown ribbon and a hand-tied bow atop the gold oval and more heart embossed white card .

Hope Mum likes her card as much as I am happy with it.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge;-

CRAFT - anything goes

creative corner- anything goes

paradise of stamps-bingo (shaped card,embossing and glitter/sparkle)

Craft-dee-bowz-anything goes with a bow

As you like it-anything goes


Veerle said...

Such a lovely and pretty card. Thank you so much for joining us.
Greetings, Veerle DT Creative Corner Challenge Blog

Kat W said...

You have put so much thought into this beautiful design to create something really lovely and personalised so I hope your Mum loved it :-)
Thanks for joining in our challenge at As You Like It!
Hugs, Kat x

crafty said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Corner and hope to see you next time.

MagsB said...

What a gorgeous card, Julye, I bet your Mum loves it! I hope your son is on the mend, too! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B x

Barbara Bruder said...

Oh this card is adorable. Love easel cards and this one you've made is great!!Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Barbara { Craft-Dee BowZ}

Annette said...

Your Gorjuss Girl is gorgeous!
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
In The Pink Challenge
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
As You Like It Challenge.

Lozzy T said...

Gorgeous card and great design...Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting with us at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge..Hope to see you again soon and good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x DT