Wednesday, May 5, 2010

In Honour of Mother

It is time for another challenge at Isabella's Sketchbook Challenges and this week you are asked to make something in honour of Mother.   You have a week to create your project so make sure you come over to share it with us and be in the running to win two of Isabella's wonderful digi images.

In Canada and the US, this Sunday is Mother's Day and even though Mother's Day has already come and gone in the UK and other countries, making a card for that very special person in your life can (and should) be done at any time.

I am fortunate to still have my 88 year-old Mother-in-Law in my life but sadly my own Mother passed away 18 years ago.  She was very creative and would love the cards I am making and would probably be offering suggestions on how to improve them :)  Since my Mother is gone, I decided to make this card to honour a different Mother, my daughter.  She has two little people and she is an awesome Mother, which surprises me slightly because as a child she did not like to play with dolls.  In addition to the sentiment on the outside, I added the following verse inside:

The joy of watching you
grow into motherhood
has been such a blessing,
and seeing you
with your own children
brings more pride
than you could know.

Happy Mother's Day!

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Paper Play  - Pretty Pastels
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Flowers
Sentimental Sundays - For That Someone Special
Stamp It Crazy - Mother's Day Card
Digi Doodle  - Anything Goes

The image from Isabella's Sketchbook is called Loving Guardian and has been coloured with a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The papers are from scrap packs but since I took the packs apart, I am sorry that I do not have the designer information.  The card stock is Georgia Pacific from a local office supply store.  The sentiment is computer generated.  Other supplies used:  Butterfly Punches (Martha Stewart and Marvy Uchida), Branch and Leaf Punches (Martha Stewart), Corner Embossing Punch (No name bargain from Ecstasy Crafts), Flowers (Bridal Supply Store), Wire (Artistic Wire), Pearl Stickers (Recollections from Michaels), Stickles (Ranger) and Craft Candy (Craftwork Cards).


  1. oh Cec, how precious that you made this for your daughter! that makes me all teary! and your card is so lovely! what a truly special person you are! :)

  2. Cec...I loved this image the moment I saw it in Isabella's store...and I love it even more now that I've seen what you have created using it. This is such a beautiful card with such a serene, loving feel about it. Just wonderful! ;D Diana Q
    P.S. Hope you are feeling better...have you on my prayer list.

  3. Such a sweet card you have made for your daughter! The colors are wonderful - so soft and sweet and I WANT that corner punch - very cool and vintagy looking!

  4. Very nice, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  5. What a precious card! This was very well put together. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  6. Woow this is very amazing...your Images is sooo lovely and nice choose of PP..ADORABLE card..thanks for playing with us at DDSB challenge this week. Hugs, Monika

  7. Cec this is so beautful and I love the colours you've chosen. I'm sure you're daughter will love it ! Sue C x

  8. This is so beautiful. The card is gorgeous, with beautiful coloring and lovely details - but the story behind the card made me all teary. Oh, I want a Mum like you!

  9. Beautiful card Cec, I love the background paper too.

    Jackie :)

  10. Cec this is beautiful! And how gorgeous you are to make it for your daughter! Love the colours and the inside sentiemnt is perfect! Viv xx

  11. Oh my gosh!!! I am banana's over this one!!! Thanks so very much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and good luck!

  12. Beautiful card....I love the bird....thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge and look forward to seeing you again next week.


  13. What a sweet card for your daughter.
    I too lost my mother about 5 yrs ago and my awesome MIL about 6 yrs ago.
    So I won't be making mother's day cards this year :(

  14. A beautiful card Cec. I just love your embossed layering as well. This card matches your blog background beautifully! Hugs Sharon

  15. A beautiful card Cec - such gentle colours and the image and sentiment go so well together. Hope the pain isn't too bad - thinking of you.

  16. This is beautiful, Cec. I'm sure that your daughter will love it, too. Thanks for entering this creation into Sentimental Sundays :)
    - Ann

  17. This is lovely Cec.. I love the colors you chose - just perfect for this image.


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