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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Is it Mothers' Day or Mother's Day?

My mum has been staying with me for over two weeks and is due to go home again on Sunday - Mothers' Day in England.  It's been quite hard to make her a card because she likes to sit with me in the Craft Croft.  She plays solitaire games on my pc and I play on the other desk.
I did manage it and this is what I came up with, photographed in the dark!
My papers are Julieanne by K&Co with DCWV mounts.  I used a beautiful ribbon of vintage roses - a gift from the lovely Janiel.   Thank you so much PQ - they are perfect!   The lacey edge and the little bouquet of roses are from my stash, as are the ribbon and button.    The "Love You" sentiment is Hero Arts and the ticket is by Autumn Leaves.
My image is "kisses" by the uber talented Mo Manning.  You can find her here.   I coloured her with Copics. and added stickles to the dots on her dress and her petticoats.  Her necklace charm and shoes have been glazed.

This is only my second ever step card and I have never made one with a central panel before.   I botched my first template but got it right the second time around and I'm entering my card in the challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil for "try something different". 
I'm also entering challenges at
Papertake Weekly - "For the girls or Mum"
Simon Says Stamp - "Mothers' Day or special girl"
Totally Gorjuss - "Anything goes with a button"
One Stop -"Mothers' Day with Ribbon"; and
Paper Sundaes - "Feminine Flair"
And I just realised that I forgot to enter into Hanna and Friends who want a centre step sard.  It was seeing this challenge that made me decide to do the centre step card in the first place.  Duh!


Marianne said...

What a lovely card and a love the stamp.
Great colours too.
hugs, Marianne

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty, Lesley and your central panel step card is amazing! x

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

This is absolutely amazing. What a beautiful image and I love your paperchoise. It's really stunning with these flowers and warm red color.
Hugs Marianne

Danielle said...

This is so adorable Lesley! Gorgeous colours and the card design is just beautiful! Love the roses ribbon border too - so very pretty! I'm sure your mum will love this ... and well done on getting it made without her seeing!! LOL
Hugs, Danielle

Hazel said...

Hi Lesley

You have definitely got some talent girl and you should make more step cards as this one is just brilliant.

Love the Mo Manning image (I secretly adore all her images), and your colour combination is just lovely.

Thank your for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck. I hope you will be able to come and join in with our challenge next week.

Hazel x

Debbie said...

This is adorable, I love center step cards, they are so fun to make.. This one came out great. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's this week.


Donna Mosley said...

This is so gorgeous Lesley, love the image and beautiful design.

Donna x

Dorcas said...

It came out GORGEOUS, Lesley!

Julie said...

Fabulous card, Lesley!! Perfectly coloured and love the step design - instructions please!! That rose trim is gorgeous!!! Juliexx

Joy said...

Super cute, love all the elements on this card.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Lesley, absolutely love it.

Elaine L. said...

So very pretty, Lesley! I love the papers and all those gorgeous details! Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

coops said...

so stunning lesley.fabulous shape and details and i love the sweet image and colours ;D

xx coops xx

lalkygirl said...

stunning card lesley ...well done for getting it made without your mum seeing
i bet she will be thrilled ,gorgeous colours and fab
Have a great mothers day weekend embellies
tracey x

Vicky said...

This is sooooooooooooo gorgeous sweetie your mum is sure to love & treasure this. I love the image she is in my top 5 of Mo's images & I love the colours you have really is beautiful!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Kiki said...

This is simply stunning! So many lovely details - great job!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Hanna & Friends.

Hugs, Kiki

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Lesley. Got this stamp in the post today, cant wait to ink her up!!

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello my dear friend!!! This card is WONDERFUL!! Love the colors and the design is outstanding with all of the details and the image!! Coloring is top notch!!
Hope you are well dear...

sending big hugs your way...

Céline said...

Hi Lesley!
so beautiful center step card! love the gorgeous papers!
cute image and fab coloring

Renate´s Stempelwelt said...


wow a wonderful card you have maked, so cute!! i like it sooo.

thanks for joining HANNA&FRIENDS.
hugs renate

Pat said...

Hi Lesley!! I am so loving this card, girlfriend! Your coloring is luscious! And I love your DPs...and those flowers are perfect! So tickled that you've joined us again for our weekly challenge at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Here at last .. .. though I have to admit to thinking I had commented on your previous post!!

I certainly remember looking at it and thinking what wonderful use of your lace, ribbon and punches.

As for this lovely creation .. well what can I say!! Stunning!!!

I love your colours, image and papers very much and your little ticket and heart button set everything off perfectly.

I would want to keep this project at the top of my blog for ages!!!!

Hope all is good with you. Everything super busy at this end and not much blog visiting happening :-(

I manage a quick catch up early morning and then that is about it!!

All good though!!

Have a great day.

Love Jules xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous!
kim x

Anonymous said...

She's just gorgeous, I can definitely feel a visit to Mo's store coming on
Hugs Julie P

Julie P said...

Beautifully done and very feminine, Just lovely. Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Sundaes this week
Hugs Julie P

Annie said...

such a gorgeous card for your Mum, the ribbon roses are so pretty, but the star is that cute image you have coloured so beautifully. enjoy your weekend. hugs, annie x

Anonymous said...

AWW!! This is such a sweet design Lesley!! Love that image, your coloring and lovely shaped design!! Thanks for sharing my dear!! ;)

Inger Harding said...

Oh this is just amazing Lesley!!!
Love love love it!!! :)
Have a nice weekend.

♥ Hugs, Inger

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card Lesley. I love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Mina said...

I bet your Mum loved this Lesley, its stunning and I love how you coloured Kissy...beautiful fold
Mina xxx

pickle said...

Another absolute beaut!

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

Beautiful centre step card. I love this colorcombo. Your image is adorable and fab coloring job.
Hugs Marianne