Wednesday, 7 March 2012

I'm tired this evening

Well the title says it all, it's not quite 8:30 and my eyes are already feeling heavy (not helped by hubby snoring on the sofa lol), this is what shift working does for you. Was on a late last night so got home around 9:45 and of course am wide awake and buzzing so must have been 11:30 before I climbed the wooden hill to bed and then had quite a restless night for some reason. Then early shift today so up at 5:30 so I think its just catching up with me now (and hubby). On the plus side of things I had it confirmed today by my manager that I can reduce my hours to 30 a week from 2nd April yay!!! I am so looking forward to a crafty day at home during the week.
Anyway enough rambling as I do have a card to share, this is one I made at the weekend for one of my work friends to give to her mum.

The image is from Lili of the Valley and is one of the designs from the image stack that came free with this month's Papercraft Inspirations magazine (think I will have to add this to my wish list), which I have coloured with ProMarkers, inked the edges to soften them a little and the matted onto Kraft card. The papers are from Nitwit Collections, the sentiment is from a small clear stamp set that I purchased from Hobbycraft ages ago. I made the flowers using a Marianne die cut using pink pearlised card and placing two of each size flower together to create a layer of petals. I then embossed the centres with a ball tool so that the petals were raised slightly from the centre area and so have some dimension, the buttons that form the flower centres are from my stash and were cut from an old pair of socks believe it or not. I then finished the card off by adding a Martha Stewart punched butterfly punched from some pale pink vellum, a few gems and some bakers twine for the flower centres.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges - Challenge 27 - Mothers Day
Craft Your Days Away - Challenge #40 - Mothers Day
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Mothers Day/Special Girl
Passion for ProMarkers - Week 139 - For Mum/female relative
Oldie But A Goodie - Mum's The Word
CES Challenge - Challenge #75 - Flower Frenzy!
Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge #109 - Think Spring
A Gem of A Challenge - Challenge 41.....Perfect Pastels
Crafty Catz - Challenge 122 - Punches and Dies
Stampin' for the Weekend - Challenge 4 Bingo! (Pink, Butterflies, Die Cuts)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft your passion - Anything Goes
PaperCrafting Journey - Challenge 4 - Anything Goes!


  1. Such a pretty card,sweet image and I love the papers...Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge,hope to see you next time...
    Mandy x

  2. Such a sweet card, your design and colours are great and your coloured of the adorable image is stunning.

    Thanks so much for joining us with the Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  3. Your card is very pretty, love the colours and anything lili of the valley!

  4. Hi Keitha
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx DT

  5. Lovely card and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz for our dies & punches challenge

  6. Fantastic card, so girly and I'm loving the fab flowers you have added! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CES :) Donna ♥ x

  7. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week

  8. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Hi Kietha.
    Really a great card. Love the cute image and both your layout and coloring is fab! Thanks for joining our challenge at PFP:)

  10. What a lovely card! Your image choice is adorable with that big bunch of flowers. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


  11. WOW...beautiful card...your bouquet just jumps off the it. thanks for joining us at PFP this week

  12. Hi Kietha

    I am so sorry I am late in catching up with you. Life is very manic with the Spring brides at this end.

    I love your Mother's Day card.

    Beautiful backing papers to go with your cute image.

    I hope you have managed to sort out your body clock and catch up with some sleep.

    Love Jules xx

  13. What a sweet card. Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  14. Hi Kietha, what a beautiful card. I love the image and gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
    I'm sorry for the late comment x

  15. Such a sweet mothers day card!! Tvhanks for joining us at PCJ! Hugsxx

  16. Gorgeous card,really like the colour palette.
    Thank you for joining us at PCJ for our Anything goes challenge.
    Good luck in the draw.

  17. Gorgeous creation
    Thanks for joining us for our mum's the word challenge over at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight and good luck!