Saturday, 4 December 2010

Mum's birthday

My wonderful Mum, far away in freezing England, is a big fan of all my crafting stuff. She's like my DH: she shows a polite, muted, very British enthusiasm most of the time, then occasionally she gets quite excited about things, so I know she really likes them. My owl book cover got this reaction from her, the colour in particular. Good thing I had some off-cuts left from the Creative Memories papers I'd used, to make a really special birthday card for her.

I just hope it gets there in time, and doesn't get stuck in the snow like most of Britain's deliveries seem to be at the moment. It happens nearly every year - a little bit of snow, and the country throws up its collective hands in panicked submission, and everyone stays at home. Other countries seem to manage. I've never worked out why snow is such a shock to us Brits. Sigh.

Colour Create's challenge this week is "green, grey and white" with the optional extra of "silver or acetate". Stampavie want "snow", House Mouse are requesting a matching envelope, and Simon Says Stamp have given us this sketch:

And here is Mum's birthday card. The Copic-coloured stamps are from House Mouse of course (there are some footprints inside too :-) ) and the border is made from Kanban's Garden Vistas: Autumn Silhouettes which I seem to be using on everything lately. The sentiments are patched together from 3 Lili of the Valley stamps, and the silver card was distressed using my new distressing tool which I swore I would never get - an old emery board did the same thing, surely? Yes it did, but at the expense of my thumbnail every time, so I succumbed - SO much easier! The felt snowflake stickers are from Little Yellow Bicycle, with brads from American Crafts and Stickles Star Dust. The inks are Artnic Evergreen and Encore Silver, and the notes are hand-drawn.


Sue said...

What a stunning card and envie set. Love the little mice and the pattern around the envie to match your card. Your Mum is going to love this. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at the House Mouse and Friends Challenge. A new one begins on Monday, hope you find time to join us again. NIcely done.

Sue Drees

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel :-) I love this image ,, soo cute and the sentiment and music notes are fab ,, I can hear them singing !! :-)
Your Mum will love this ,,, hope it arrives in time ,, but better late than never !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and HM&F Monday Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Fantastic card, just love the papers and gorgeous image you have used. The $50 spending spree is the prize on the Simon Says Challenge site which you have entered. Good luck !


Jo x

Rica said...

Hi Rosey, hope you're well sweetie.
Gorgeous card and envelope set, Mum will love it. Love the gorgeous image, fantastic colouring and stamping - those snowflakes are so pretty!!

So glad you could join us at both House Mouse & Friends and the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
hugs Heather xx

Christine said...

Hi gorgeous envelope art love your stamping & colouring lovely set with the card to match Mum will be delighted to receive such a treasure..
thanks for sharing & joining us at HM & Friends Monday chall.

smiles Christine xx

Sue said...

Hi ya
wow what a gorgeous creation, luv what you have done with the challenge, lovely papers & design, the envelope looks brill, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Sue from Oregon said... cute to have your little wee mouse singing a tune...great touch! Hope you can join in tomorrows challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge as well!

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow this is stunning, great card and matching envelope, your mum will love it, thanks for joining us at colour create, hugs Liz xx

Nilsa said...

That really is a beautiful card and I love the matching envelope. I'm sure your mum is going to love it!

Janiel/ janny said...

BEAUTIFUL card and matching envy!!
Thanks for joining us at Colour Create, hugs Janielxx

Stephanie Buice said...

This is so cute!!! Love the colors Rosey!!!!