Friday, May 2, 2014

Creating for my Mom!

Happy Friday Everyone!
With time flying by so fast I thought I'd better get that SPECIAL card for Mom made before I found Mother's Day here and no card for Mom.  That would be terrible since I make cards almost every day!!!  And, the Bling It Up challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs was the perfect jump start I needed.

Mom loves these vintage images from Nellie's Choice (artist is Sandra Kuck), in fact she has some of Sandra Kuck's artwork on plates, some as statues and now she'll have a card using one of Sandra Kuck's beautiful images. My card is 5x7 in size and I plan on wrapping it in tissue, placing in one of those clear boxes and popping in the mail.  She'll be pleasantly surprised I'm sure ... maybe a gift card for dinner out would be a nice addition too!

Now about that sparkle and bling!
After creating these pastel gardenias (Cheery Lynn Designs B339) and arranging them on my new Cheery Lynn Designs 'Mandy Doily' DL276, I used E6000 spray adhesive and sprinkled Glamour Dust all over them.  They sparkle so pretty in real life!!!

The beautiful Mandy Doily is one of Cheery Lynn's newest dies and did you see I have a GIVEAWAY going on throughout May and this is the prize (a brand new one of course! lol)?  Check it out HERE.

Here are a few additional challenges I'd like to share in:
Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party - Flowers
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Make your own embellishment (flower cluster)
Moving Along With the Times - Pretty Pastels
Little Red Wagon #235 - DIY Flowers
Paper Pretties #308 - Mother's Day/Spring

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you've found inspiration in my designs.
Have a fabulous weekend and please come back again soon!

Paper:  White cs, Pirouette Pink cs, Paper Pizazz dp, Darice core'dinations soft side premium cardstock for flower making
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies:  Mandy Doily 'DL276', Gardenia Strip 'B339', Add a Flourish 'B456', Fanciful Flourish Small 'B117S', Margarita Border 'B432'
Accessories:  Crafty Secrets vintage journaling image, Nellie's Choice 'Summer' image, Zva  Creative gems, Fiskars decorative scissors, Deco Art Glamour Dust, E6000 spray adhesive, White gelly roll pen (faux stitching)

24 comments: said...


Diane said...

Wow Dar, I think is my favorite one yet!!! The flowers are gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Love them and I am sure your Mom will be more then pleasantly surprised!! This is a stunner my friend!!

Diane said...

Just stunning Darlene.

Hugs Diane

Lau W said...

Oh wow ! just beautiful !!

Wendy L said...

Oh Darlene, this is so pretty, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxxx

Juliz Design Post said...

Darlene, This is such a gorgeous card. The image is so pretty for Mother's Day and with an instant bouquet of flowers on your card, how perfect for your mum. I'm sure she will love it !! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and Good Luck. Julie x

Dodie said...

Love your card, Darlene. The flowers are beautiful!

Meggi Bischoff said...

oh what a beautiful creation.
thanks for joining whis us it´s all about the vintage and good luck.

gr. meggi

Sandy Hulsart said...

Darlene, your card is so elegant, what a fabulous surprise for your Mom. I love your flowers. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I think the card would be enough of a gift!! It's gorgeous.

Thanks for linking to our Mothers' Day challenge at Cut it Up!

Janine said...

Hi Darlene!! So good to see your comment!! Things are great here... Still cool but no more snow thank goodness!! Hope all is well with your and yours!!

carol said...

ooh pretty card,
thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at CRAFT.
x Carol

Jaanuska said...

This is such a beautiful and sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty! :)

Creative M said...

Elegant & Beautiful!!!
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Julie said...

Simply Stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at ScrapbookerPhD for our bling it up challenge
Julie T

Jodi said...

LOVE the pop of colour with the flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Little Red Wagon!

Beth Brovold said...

Oh my Darlene this is beautiful!!! What a lovely photo and so perfectly showcased!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Spring Colours"!!

Nathalie said...

So pretty card. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

Helen said...

An amazing creation - so many great details.

Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

Helen x

Jen said...

How did I miss this one before Darlene? It's gorgeous! Love those flowers! Hugs, Jen

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

Thank you for Linking Up at Pause Dream Enjoy. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

Katharina Wikholm said...

Vilket vackert kort med känsla av nostalgi tillsammans med blommor som påminner om våren. Tack för att du är med på fussy and Fancy Spring Colours Challenge h. Katharina

Randi Pearl said...

Very creative! I love the layers and flowers! The bling swirls are a beautiful touch! Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookerPhD -Randi

Faith Wallace said...

This is a truly stunning Mother's Day card - it's so much more than a card. I'm jealous of those gardenias. So beautiful. Thank you for joining ScrapbookerPhD's Bling challenge.