Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

This image is one of many featuring "Ellie", an image by The Paper Nest, which I won in a challenge at Treasured Times. I thought this image would make a great Mother's Day card for my Mom this year. Her favorite color is yellow. The Mother's Day card for my MIL is posted here.

The daisies are by Martha Stewart, the leaf vine diecut is by Ellentina, the teeny tiny butterflies are a diecut by Memory Box and the corner diecut is by QuicKutz. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and I used a punch by Stampin' Up to cut it out. The yellow flat back buttons on top of the corner diecuts are by Pebbles and the pink pearls are from the neverending strip of pink pearls that my best friend, Lillian, sent to me and I continue to use. Here's a close-up of Ellie.

Coloring hair is a challenge for me. The Paper Nest blog has hair color guides and Heather adds more samples of hair color guides all the time and I used one of them for Ellie's hair. I colored the image with Copics and added Cool Glitter Ritz to the polka dots on her dress and on the edges of the butterflies and daisies.

Well, if Mom doesn't like this card, I'll have a Hallmark back-up with me. J

                                                                                      Thanks for stopping by,

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times, Crafts 4 Eternity, Creative Corner, Simply Create Too, QKR Stampede, Brown Sugar, Sister Act Card Challenge, The Squirrel and the Fox, My Sheri Crafts, Catch the Bug, 613 Avenue Create, Robyn's Fetish, The East Wind, Jo's Scrap Shack, The Paper Nest DollsDies R Us, Crafty Girls, Creative Fingers, Pattie's Creations, Get Inky!, Cut It Up, Dream Valley, Fussy and Fancy, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Challenges 4 Everybody, Crafting at the Weekend, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper, My Mum's Craft ShopCrafts Galore EncoreA Little Bit Crafty, Bearly Mine, Just Keep on Creating, Memas Crafts, The Cupboard Trilogy, Stamping with the Dragon, A Creative Need


  1. This is so sweet Gail! Lovely! Thanks for playing the A Creative Need challenge.

  2. Beautiful card Gail, such a cute image that you have used and I love the flowers too.
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes challenge #5
    Gemma xx

  3. Just so pretty gorgeous image and fab colours loving your flower border so lovely Love and Happy Crafting hugs Carole x

  4. This card put a smile on my face! The image is so sweet! I love those flowers, leaves, and those butterflies! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  5. OMG, wash your mouth out with soap, girl -- this card FAR outshines Hallmark !! I just love it -- the background flower paper is Perfect, I love the teeny butterflies that appear to be flitting in and out of the daisy grove, and, sigh, your coloring/shading is absolutely #1 perfection. What can I say -- this card is STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS. It has got to be a challenge winner somewhere along the road . . .

  6. This is ADORABLE! Your coloring is awesome and LOVE the design ... so dang sweet! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Team Leader)

  7. Beautiful card! Thank you for entering our "Stack 'Um Up" Challenge at Simply Create Too & hope to see you next challenge too.

    DT Member

  8. What a lovely card, Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog
    Stella xx
    TCT DT

  9. Beautiful Mother's Day card for your mom. Love the glittery polka dots and all the added die cuts too. So glad you shared her with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  10. Lovely card with beautifully colored image. Thank you for joining us this month at Bearly-Mine Designs "Flowers" challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope we see you again!
    Simona (DT)

  11. Lovely design! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Girlz this time - good luck! hugs Angelie

  12. Adorable and so gorgeous...Thanks for playing along with us at A Little Bit Crafty this month...good luck.
    Wendy xx

  13. Adorable! Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's "Anything Goes" Challenge.

  14. so cute, love the flowers
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  15. Extra cute! Lovely coloring and wonderful color/patterned paper combination. Great use of dies too! Thanks for joining our first challenge at Dies R Us.

    Dies R Us Challenge DT
    gracielliedesign . blogspot . com

  16. Gail this is cute, cute and cute some more. Bright spring colors perfect for Mother's Day and May Flowers. Thank you for taking time to stop by Mema's Crafts and sharing your talent with us. Come often and soon.

  17. Ellis IS a little cutie! I like how you took the idea of her holding a bouquet of flowers and repeated it with your patterned paper and the 3D flowers. The little details you added really make this card come together.

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

  18. This Is Such A Pretty Card Love Your Colour Combo And Papers And I Am Sure She Will Adore It. Thanks For The Lovely Comment You Left Me. xx

  19. oh you can throw your hallmark card in the bin because your Mom will love your is GORGEOUS!!
    I absolutely love it!!!

  20. What a sweet card! That image is adorable and your coloring is awesome! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts this week!

  21. Lovely card, Gail! I love the bright colors you´ve used.
    Of course your mum will love it!
    Hugs, Sandra

  22. This is lovely. Great design with the embossing, flowers and leavy swirls. Thanks for playing at The East Wind and good luck. Hope to see you back the 15th for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at The East Wind xx

  23. Such a gorgeous card,beautiful image and colours. Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge. Marlene DT

  24. Oh how CUTE is this little sweet heart!! Love you colouring and Spring colours Gail!! A beautiful Mother's Day card!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Spring Colours"!!

  25. I love your coloring of the image!
    Thanks for playing in our "Mother's Day!" Challenge #91!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  26. Lovely card Gail Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  27. Beautiful card, love the colors and the layers!
    Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  28. Lovely sweet card love the fresh colours and that border of flowers & dies. Thanks so much for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Robyn’s Fetish Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  29. Your Mom will love this card Gail! Very nice design. Thank you for participating in our "Anything Goes" challenge from Dies R Us!

  30. Such cute card and the coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Mother's Day Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal QKR Stampede DT

  31. SO pretty! I love the flowers as a perfect touch! Thank you for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges!
    Tina - DT

  32. So sweet. I love your daisies. They are so fresh and gorgeous with that sweet image.

    Thanks for joining our stamping challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  33. Tooo cute.
    Love those flowers
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

    Huggsss, Angelique

  34. Hi Gail!
    Thank you SO mush for all your lovely comments on my blog. Sorry that I haven't been able to do the same for you! But I will do my best to change that :) I do so enjoy to look at all the cards and lovely things you do, everything is so well made, perfect coloring and all the lovely decorations. Its so inspiring!! So thank you again for all the kindness and positive energy you send to me :)
    Big Hugs

  35. Beautiful coloring! Super paper choices and embellishments too. This card has a wonderful look and feel. Thanks for joining us in the Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  36. Cute cute cute!
    Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog. We're looking forward to seeing your lovely creations again soon! Good luck in the draw.
    Jen Leeflang, BUGABOO DT

  37. What a cutie! You've made a great job of colouring her hair, too. xx

  38. Thanks so much for playin’ along with the Bugaboo Stamps team for the The Anything Goes Challenge!
    Don’t forget to check out The Bug Blog for our new Challenge that starts today! We hope you’ll join the fun!!!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

  39. A great card! Thanks for playing at MMCS! xxx

  40. Ett trevligt morsdags kort som förmedlar glädje. Vårliga färger Tack för att du är med på Fussy and Fancy Spring Colours Shallenge
    h. Katharina

  41. Gorgeous work! Thanks for playing with us at PaperNest Dolls :)

  42. So cute - beautiful hair colouring! Thanks for sharing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox.

  43. GREAT card, Gail! Love the paper you used and the image is wonderful! Thanks for joining us over at Get Inky Challenge for our Mother's Day challenge!

    Kathy - Get Inky! DT

  44. Love, love, love this card! I'm sure your mom loved it too! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes #5, Dawn DT Member x

  45. A gorgeous card! Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes!" challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  46. Very pretty card with the very cute image. I like the summery colour combination and the layering.

    Thank you for sharing with us at the Stamping Dragon 'Flowers' challenge.

  47. Gorgeous card, and beautifully coloured (cute) image. Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMine this time, good luck,hugs Jackie DT.

  48. Fabulous card, thanks for sharing with us @ My Mum's Craft shop this month in our "Lots of layers" challenge .Good luck!!

  49. I love your elegant card with this cute little flowers. Thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge Flowers. Hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs and good luck,

  50. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon x