Happy Birthday Mum

Monday, 18 April 2011
I would like to start off by thanking everyone for the lovely comments left on my previous post, especially after such a long absence, they are truly appreciated.

My mojo seems to be returning slowly as I managed to make a card over the weekend for my mum who celebrates her birthday tomorrow.  I needed to do this as unfortunately I was unable to make a Mother's Day and I felt very guilty about this.

My mum, like me, loves teddy bears so for me the perfect stamp was one of my favourite Penny Black stamps, Gentlest Kiss.  I adore this stamp and was very lucky to purchase it half price at Ally Pally last year.  The papers are from a Papermania Henbury Lane set and match perfectly with the cardstock I'd chosen.  I think I over-Glimmer Misted my large rose though as the petals opened up a bit too much, hopefully they still look okay.

Stamps: Gentlest Kiss - Penny Black; Happy Birthday - Woodware; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copics
DP & CS: Henbury Lane - Papermania & Core'dinations
Tools: Circle & Scallop Nesties, Love Language CB Folder, Martha Stewart Lace Valentine Punch
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Craft Roses, Glimmer Mist, Ribbon

I don't know what everyone else uses for their copic colouring, but my favourite is Ryman's Brilliant White Super Smooth.  It blends really nicely and evenly.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Stamp with Fun - Birthday
Pile it On - Use a Rubber Stamp
By the Cute & Girly - Cute & Girly
Copic Creations - Favourite paper to use for copics - Rymans
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Crafty Catz - Furry Friends
Daring Cardmakers - Spring or Easter
Creative Card Crew - Spring

Thank you again for stopping by and for any comments you leave, they are greatly appreciated.

xx :0)


  1. Samm said...:

    Aww what a lovely teddy!!! Thanks for joining in with DCM this week!


  1. Squirrel x said...:

    Oh hun, it is good to see you back in harness (so to speak) - this is so adorable and your colouring is just fabulous! Your mum is going to treasure it. Hugs Sxx

  1. Jenny said...:

    Was für eine wunderschöne Karte in so schönen Farben und das Motiv ist soooo süß.

  1. Helen said...:

    Awww...this is so adorable - your Mum is sure to love it!
    Good to see you back Sarah...so sorry to hear you've been so unwell, but glad that you're on the mend now! :0)
    Helen x

  1. Lynda said...:

    Love your cute card - thanks for sharing it with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  1. Lynda said...:

    Love your cute card - thanks for sharing it with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  1. Katie said...:

    Super card!
    Thanks for Piling It On :)

  1. Rein said...:

    This is cute,
    thanks for joining in with DCM.

  1. coops said...:

    gorgeous card hun.the teddy is adorable and i love your beautiful colours and details.
    sorry i missed you last post hun, had to have my new laptop replaced so was out of action for a few days.

    xx coops xx

  1. Beautiful card. So sweet. Thank you for entering the By the Cute and Girly Chalenge this month.

  1. Tab said...:

    Gorgeous card, Sarah, the papers are fabulous and I love the image! Glad that your starting to feel better.
    Hugs Tab xxx

  1. carol said...:

    so cute!! really do love this image, must get this stamp, beautiful card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTYCATZ, x carol

  1. Teresa said...:

    Stunning card Sarah, brilliant colouring.
    hugs Teresa xx

  1. What a stunning card Sarah - I'm sure your Mum will love it.

  1. Rose said...:

    Sarah, you've made your Gentlest Kiss image look fabulous! I love your pretty in pinks card. So glad to see your entry in Copic Creations. ~ Rose

  1. Aunty Sue said...:

    Lovely card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week

  1. Annie said...:

    an absolutely beautiful teddy card. I love this cute PB bear and your colouring is amazing.
    enjoy your Easter weekend.
    hugs, annie x

  1. Sarpreet said...:

    Gorgeous card, great layout and colouring, Happy St Georges Day and Happy easter, have a fab weekend with this weather

  1. Kaz said...:

    What a pretty card! So beautifully coloured. Love the heart embossed panels.
    Kaz x

  1. Sarpreet said...:

    Gorgeous card, great design and beautiful colours.

  1. Sheila said...:

    So precious!!! I'm sure your Mom just loved it!

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