Mother's day card


I used one of my very old, favourite rubber stamps and some of my favourite pink shades of card to make this card. I went for a shabby chic style but I wasn't sure if  the pinks and grey would work together. It is a colour theme I have been going to try for some time and I am happy with the result. My only afterthought is that the image would have been better stamped with a  darker colour. I tried it with black and dark grey ink but it was too bold. I tried it with pale grey but that hardly stood out at all. In the end I plumped for this pink shade after trying several pink ink shades. I spent far to much time on the inking and was getting fed up with the card. I added a tiny bit of grey chalk to the hat to link it in with the grey in my paper but it does not show up well in the photo. Anyway this is the final result and I am sure my Mother-in-law will like it. There are a few challenges I wanted to enter my card into and I have listed them below.
http://justtracyscraftschallenge.blogspot.com/ (march) make a hat the focus of your card
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ mother's day or special lady

http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/ (62)  mother's day
http://prairiefairyfridays.blogspot.com (74)  distressing
http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com  linky party-anything goes
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/  layers
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/ (27)  mother's day
http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com.au (161)  mother's day
http://craft-roomchallenge.blogspot.com/  shabby vintage
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/ (60)  mother's day
http://lothiancrafts.blogspot.com/ (24)  two main colours
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ (80)  linky party- anything goes
http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com/(48) mums the word
http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/  someone special
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/(140)  special lady
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/ (5) pretty pastels
http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/ (63)  favourite colour
http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com/  show us what you got
http://mimchallegeblog.blogspot.com/ (wk 40)  mother's day or thank you
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com anything goes
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ mother's day or craft buddy
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ for the girls or mum
http://oldiebutagoodiechallenge.blogspot.com/ mums the word
http://www.alwayscrafting.blogspot.com/2012/03/creative-mondays-ch3-anything-goes.html  any
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/  linky party- anything goes

42 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A stunning Mother's Day card Shirley - the soft pink and grey combo is fabulous - your MIL will be delighted (I know I would be)!
Sylvia x

-x-Nat-x- said...

Wow this is just absolutely stunning!! Adore the butterfly and the tattered edges just make it extra special!! Gorgeous! Came over from MIM
Nat -x-

Joyce said...

This is so feminine and vintage - I adore it - well done. I came by from MIM!

Denise and Louise said...

What a beautiful card - love the pink and grey combo and your gorgeous embellishments are perfect.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Super card love all the layers and pretty elements you have included. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning! It's perfect hugs Karen

Anne-Marie said...

This is definitely a stunning creation....absolutely perfect, in every way!
I have that same stamp....must be one of the first I ever bought....but have not had such gorgeous results....love it!

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

carol said...

Fab card, love the design, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Your colors work PERFECTLY together! I have this image and NEVER thought to stamp it in a different color ... this is awesome!
Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Darlene
Shelly's Images DT
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

pinky said...

Shirley this is just gorgeous, love those little flowers. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Pinky

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is just beautiful. Love the image and the shabby chic feel.
Hugs
Desire

Mynnette said...

This is just amazing! LOVE all the pretty pink! :) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Angela said...

Beuatiful card. Loving the different shades of pink. This is ideal for mother's Day
Thanks for taking part in the crafty Pad Mum's the Word Challenge.
Ax

Jill said...

Gorgeous Mother's Day card. That line of pink roses is so pretty! Thanks for joining in at Just Tracys. Jill

Sarah said...

Hi Shirley, it's a gorgeous card - I think the colours work perfectly together.

Beautiful flower trim as well, I've got some but am too fond of stroking it to use it!!

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.

Sarah

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Shirley, nice to see you here with such a gorgeous and lovely card. Beautiful pinks and distressing.

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Vintage Challenge, good luck;-))m

Lothian Crafts said...

The pink and grey go lovely together super card. Thanks for joining our challenge Elaine

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Shirley. I have this stamp and it is funny how we forget to use them. Your layout and colours are super.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow!! This is so pretty. Gorgeous, stylish and very elegant! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Twinkle Star said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for linking up to The Crafty Pad's 'Mum's the Word' challenge this week. Estelle x

Debs said...

Beautifully elegant card. Gorgeous colours and I love the rose ribbon trim :o)
Thanks for playing along at MAWTT and AOBG this week.
good luck.
Debs xx

WencheP said...

WOW - this is beautiful! So stylish! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Wow, stunning card, lots of work has gone in this and it shows hunny
Thanks for joining our Pretty Pastels Challenge at Papercrafting Journey
Hugz
Kenzie x
Papercrafting Journey DT

Suzanne Brookfield said...

A beautiful card with lots of layering which I am a fan of! Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge this week!

Janneke said...

What a pretty card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week ..

Janneke XO

Tracey T said...

This is so pretty - I love the vintage look. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Shirley-anne said...

SO vintage shabby chic .And beautiful to boot .
love the image and pink and grey really do go well together ..Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Debi said...

pretty in pink, I can see why this is a fav stamp of yours, gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Maria said...

What a beautiful card! I love the pink and grey together and the distressed edges. Thanks for joining in with our Shabby/Vintage challenge over at the Craft-Room, and good luck.

Maria x

Carrie's Corner said...

Fabulous shabby chic card! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Hugs
Carrie

Suzi B said...

Such a delightful, pretty card. thank you for joining us at MMM
suzi b :)

Stephanie said...

Stunning card! Thanks for sharing with us at Shelly's Images this week.

Val said...

Fabulousn card - just love the colour scheme and the way nyou have put it together. Thanks so much for joining us at MMM.
Valxx

Deneen said...

Lovely card, great image, the butterfly is a nice soft touch. Thanks for joining the Mother's Day/Buddy Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Claire said...

This is just beautiful. Thanks for playing along with MAWTT this week. Hugs, Claire x

Bettina L. said...

Wow this is beautiful. I do love that flower ribbon, your distressing and your image is lovely too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back the 27th for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Jill said...

gorgeous card Shirely thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Janet said...

Wow - this is great. I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Just Tracys.

Ribbon Girl said...

Lovely shabby chic card - thanks for joining in with this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge. Mary G x

talha said...

Its smart mother day card with cool colour.

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