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Wednesday 14 March 2012

Mother's Day

It's Mother's Day this Sunday and so I made this card to send to my Mum.

The Kingfisher is a stamp by La Blanche whose stamps I love.  They are so detailed and as they are made from a heat resistant silicone so are really easy to get a good image from.  I used  watercolour pencils and pastels to colour my bird and the flowers before lightly adding a little bundled sage distress ink around the edge.

I created the lacy border from a doily which I cut and folded and spritzed with Tattered Angels Chalkboard inks in Cornflower and Banana Pudding.

The flower picture was cut from a sheet of images by Anna Griffin which was then distressed and curled  before adding the little prima flower.  I added a little icicle stickle to highlight the flower but this hasn't come out in the photograph.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Just got to find an expanding envelope to pop my card in and send it off to my Mum.

Happy Mother's Day to everyone ... enjoy!



  1. Oh, how beautiful! Love all the layering and your distressing on that small panel.

  2. Gorgeous layering and beautiful elements.

  3. That's a beautiful kingfisher image and I love the flower - a great shade of cornflower blue, too - my favourite colour. I bet your Mum will be happy to receive this x

  4. Alexa,this is so very pretty!


  5. Your card is so beautiful, love the layers and the colouring.
    Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

  6. This is such a beautiful creation. I LOVE the vintage feel to it :D
    Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.


    Amy xx

    P.S. Do you fancy a crafty get away? I am arranging one for October this year and there are still spaces. Click HERE for details

    1. Thanks for your lovely comment. I am already getting away for some crafty fun in October on a retreat in the depths of
      Cornwall which has become an annual event for a few of us. Sorry to miss your retreat which I am sure will be full of fun and talent!! X

  7. So beautiful and lovely, your mum will love it!

  8. Really pretty. Love the delicate flowers.And I want to call my mom "mum". Just sounds so much neater. :))

  9. Such a pretty card! Love the doilies and the bird is so sweet. Great take on the challenge. Thanks for joining us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  10. Oh, this is amazing!!! LOVE your doilies--your hummingbird is absolutely amazing, too! This is so sweet! :)

  11. so beautiful and rich in details

  12. This is stunning, Alexa - the flowers and doily are just perfect!


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