Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day (Circle Challenge, decoupage, paper tole)

Good morning everyone, Happy Mother's day to all the Mum's out there. Hoping your day is full of love and memories and special thoughts to those Mum's who are no longer with us.

This is the card I created for my Mum with my Mum's help (she was unaware at the time). I was given a couple sheets of paper tole/decoupage pictures from a lovely lady - Mandy. I am hopeless at cutting out this fine detail but my Mum with a little older eyesight than me does a brilliant job, has the patience and really enjoys doing it. So I passed the sheets over to her and Mum cut them out embossed details into each layer and then layered them together using silicon glue in lieu of 3D foam dots. Mum finds likes the different levels that the silicon glue gives compared to the 3D foam which is all the same hieght. I agree it has a more realistic look. Then Mum returned half of what she had created for me to use.

I spied them yesterday while thinking of a card to make Mum. Then thought I might as well try and combine the two card challenges over at Craftmad this month. First challenge is to create a card with circles either using the sketch supplied or your own layout and the second challenge create a Mother's day card. Oh, by the way if you are interested......this month their is a prize on offering. Every card posted in the gallery for the circle challenge goes into the draw on the 31st May for a mystery prize.

The base card is SU Old Olive....reason, my Mum loves green. I used clear versa mark around the edges. Layered up a little white doily, circle of SU Summer Sun inked around the edge, SU Old Olive run through the 'Holly Leave' cuttlebug embossing folder, white card run through the 'Swiss Dots' folder and then the beautiful paper tole roses. Along the bottom I punched out three circles added a strip of SU Summer Sun to the back of the holes. Stamped a heart into each circle and then used rubons to spell out 'Mum'.

Have a great day everyone!


  1. very pretty card Merry!
    thanks for reminding me about the CM challenge!

  2. Such a sweet card! great flower! hugs Nilla

  3. So very pretty,Love the lace doily!!!

  4. Just wanted to say I only found your site today and it’s really cool. You’ve been very busy and have so many good ideas. Your cards are really cute. I write a London based crafty e-zine and blog named Extremely Crafty Ideas at Would love to hear what you think. I’m planning on featuring card making in an upcoming issue.


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