Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Birthday Card For My Mother

Hello everyone! I have another card to show you that I made for my mom whose birthday is on Monday.

She is the most wonderful Mother anyone could hope for! She has taught my sisters and me how to do crafty things like sewing and beadwork and how to make handmade and homemade gifts. I know she loves the time she and I spend together making cards and she encourages me to try new things each time!
With this card I made sure I stretched my imagination and used scrapbooking stickers instead of a stamp. I also tried my hand at making swirls with small pearls.

This year is a big birthday for my mom and I really wanted to make some special gifts for her!  I made a little jewellery tin decorated with paper roses and with the same paper I used for the card.  I also put three miniature chocolates inside the tin, so when she opens it there will be a surprise inside!

My mom loves the green material ribbon I got in a prize a little while ago. I made sure I used it somewhere on her gift!

I entered the following challenges with this gift tin:

Simon Says Challenge - Anything But A Card

I love this pink, spotty ribbon – in fact any ribbon that has spots on it I love!  It goes very well with the paper on this card!

This sticker my aunt bought for me for my 11th birthday.  When I saw how well it went with the paper and how the apron suited my mom because she loves cooking and gardening, I realised I just HAD to use it!

I really adore this little teacup!  All the stickers on this card came in a pack and all of which suited my mom’s own style!

As I said earlier, I really stretched myself by making a swirl with the pearls because my mom wasn’t helping me!  I am quite happy with the result!

These little slippers are so cute!

I also took part in the following challenges with my mom’s birthday card:

One Stitch At A Time Challenge - Make It Pretty
Fab N' Funky Challenges - Tempting Texture
Stampin With The Dragon - Anything Goes
Mami Doodles - Flower Card
Ooh La La Challenge - For Someone Special

I hope my mom likes her card and gift! I will share more photographs of her other gifts in a separate posting!
I am trying very hard to keep this card a secret from my mom! My dad had to correct this post for me because my mom couldn’t read it – not yet!! So please don’t say anything to her!
For now, have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!



downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous work so pretty thank you so much for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx

heidy said...

Oh This is gorgeous!!
Your mum will love this!!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week.

Chocolate Orange said...

Wow !! Well Done you !!
Both your card and altered tin are simply wonderful. I am sure that your Mom will love them both.
Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT for our birthday bash week. Good Luck !
Choccy x

Dawn said...

Wow your mum will adore both of these projects, really beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

Anonymous said...

Hi Kerry-Anne.
Ooooh, your Mom is going to love!! Fabulous colours and I adore your flowers. Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles and good luck in the draw too xx

Wendi said...

Wow what a beautiful card and gorgeous tin very creative the colours are fabulous and those embellishments lovely thats one lucky mum you have there
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Mandy said...

Kelly-Anne your card and tin are beautiful, so very pretty, your little pearl swirls are perfect, your mum will love these.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything but a card challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! I love them both. Thanks for playing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Marjo said...

Gorgeous,thanks so much for joining our Birthday Bash at OSAAT.

Hugs, Marjo..Don't forget to check out my Birthday Comment Candy here

Hugs, Marjo

Chelsea said...

I love the colour you used. This is a great project. Thanks for joining the OSAAT Challenge! Please check out the current challenge posted today!

Mami Doodles said...

Fabulous! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.