Wednesday, 16 February 2011

A Magical Birthday for Mum!

It's Mum's Birthday on Monday, but I have had to be super-prepared this year as I go in for my shoulder surgery tomorrow so think my right arm will be un-useable for at least a few days. The presents are wrapped, I've made my card to Mum, and I'm currently making Dad's for her!
The image is "Wings of Hope" from Whimsy Stamps (a Crissy Armstrong creation)- a beautiful Pegasus carousel horse! I've coloured it with Promarkers, and glittered the wings and hooves. My sentiment is also from Whimsy Stamps (Raindrop Echo).
I've used some flourishy pink and spotted blue paper from Papermania's Henbury Lane collection, some blue vellum which has been stitched with silver thread, a ribbon with heart-shaped brad (that's been hanging around the drawer forever), and some die cut flowers with gems.

Ooh La La Creations #73 - For Someone Special
Pollycraft #80 - Special Birthday
Sketch & Stash #55 - Sketch & neglected heart ribbon brad, so old I forget where it's from!
Oldie But A Goodie #12 - Add a Heart
Papertake Weekly - Putting on the Glitz
Top Tip Tuesday #22 - All Stitched Up - My top tip for stitching by hand like this is to plan your stitches first before making holes, otherwise you may end up with your loose ends in the wrong place, or uneven stitching!
Charisma Cardz #6 - Mythical/Fantasy (2nd entry)
Cute Card Thursday #151 - Hearts & Flowers
Paperplay #6 - Hearts & Flowers but not Valentine's
Sundays with Crissy February - It's all about Love


Chrissie said...

Such a lovely card Esme, I'm sure your Mum will love it and good luck with your surgery sweetie!
Thanks for joining in with Sketch n Stash.
lol Chrissie xx

Eiglas said...

Super card Esme - your Mum will adore it!
Thank you for coming over to play at Top Tip Tuesday this week!

~@ngie~ said...

what a gorgeous card & I love the image 8o)

Thanx for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash... good luck ;o) xXx Angie xXx

Wendi said...

Fabulous card such pretty colours
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Sandra said...

Beautiful the image you have used and such a pretty colour scheme too!.....thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.

Take care
San x

Vee said...

A really gorgeous creation. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good Luck.
xx Vee

Vanja said...

Beautiful card! I love the image.
Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)

Leah the Orange said...

beautiful card - so much gorgeous, girlie colour here! i'm sure the recipient will love it! thanks so much for playing along at Charisma this week - good luck and visit us again soon! :D

Doreen said...

What a beautiful card,your Mum should love it. Thanks for sharing this with us at Ooh La La.

Good luck with your

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - lovely image
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie
Lisa ;)

Francesca said...

A beautiful card

Thanks for joining us at oldie but a goodie and good luck!


Caroljenks said...

Beautiful - such a sweet image and I love the sparkle on the wings.
Great tip ref the sewing too :)

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'All Stitched Up' Challenge :)

Carol x

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.