Sunday, May 08, 2011

Mother's Day Challenge

Several weeks ago it was Mother's Day and over on the HCCC blog we were challenged to create a Mother's Day card inspired by gladiolas. Such a pretty flower.... and my mother's favourite! What could be better? She'll love it for sure, right?

Totally.... I'm sure she would.... if I had remembered to create such a card when I actually sat down to make my Mother's Day card. Instead I ended up making a card from a kit. Boo-urns. :(

I couldn't live with the guilt, and so I sat down on Mother's Day-eve and set to work on the challenge. Here's the end result:

Not too bad for a last-minute effort, eh? Plus, I finally used my vintage ledger stamp from Unity Stamp Co. that I was fortunate enough to win last year (I can't believe it took me this long to ink it up). I sponged a little ink around the egdes, and Voila! - a pretty little card.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

More Babies

My cousin gave birth to a beautiful baby girl back in March, and her arrival deserved the creation of a fantastic card. I had seen this card a while back when I was casing cards on SCS, and thought it was great source of inspiration.

I recently acquired some stamps on sale at Michaels and they were perfect for the design.

Here's a look at the final product:

As you can see from the picture, I was feeling like a bit of a renegade when I created this card, as I opted for some non-traditional baby colours. But I like the earthy look and feel of the card.