Friday, 7 March 2014

For Someone Special

Hi everyone.  The girls have a PD today and its March break this coming week.  So, the girls and I are off to the USofA for four days, next week, shopping till we drop.  Mainly clothes shopping, but of course there will definitely be craft shopping involved :-)

Anyways, let's get back to today's post.  It's the start of a brand new challenge at Polkadoodles for this fortnight.  Mother's day in the UK is at the end of March, so our challenge theme is Mum's the Word. Now, you of course could make a birthday card for your Mum, it doesn't have to be Mother's Day.

My card to share with you is one for my girls to send to their Grandma in the UK.  I decided to make a shaped easel card.  Using my Siilhouette Cameo to make the card base and then cutting out all the elements.

I used a pre-coloured image from the Bonbon Belles Double CD.  This CD is amazing.  Full of fabulous digis, embellishments, papers, you name it it's got it!  The little ticket with grandma on it, is also from this CD.

I did an extra layer of the frame and put this up on pop dots.  Then the image is also up on pop dots, however, I also cut out some extra teeny flowers to add a little depth to the image and then added some lovely teeny bling to the centres.  Here's a close up.

The floral paper in the background is from another great collection, called Sugar Birdies

The Mother's Day stamps is from a See D's stamp set called Springtime Swirls.  I added some little flowers and bling to edge the sentiment.

I really will have to get my colouring mojo back, Nikky has a great new collection out and I can't wait to have a play with them.  This is the first and there will be more to come!  If you would like to win this collection, then go along and enter this fortnights challenge - Mum's the Word!

** Work & Play Collection 1

For this card I used the following collections.  Clicking on the images will take you to the Polkadoodles shop.

Bonbon Belles Double CD Collection

So there you have it, the challenge "Mum's the Word" starts today and you have until Friday, 21 March to enter.  There will be more inspiration next Friday too.

This card is being entered in the following challenges.

Sassy Studio Designs - DTBST #219: Make it Fly (closes 12 Mar)

4 Craft Chicks - Challenge #184: Shaped Card (closes 11 Mar)

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challeng Blog - Challenge #167: Anything but Square (closes 11 Mar)

Lia Stampz - Challenge #60: For a Special Lady (closes 15 Mar)

Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge: 3, 5, or 7 of something (7 gems on the flowers)(closes 17 Mar)

Lexi's Creations - Challenge #111: Mother's Day (closes 15 Mar)

Scribble and Scrap Blog & Challenge - Challenge #13: Always Anything Goes (closes 14 Mar)

That Craft Place Challenge Blog - Challenge : Anything Goes (closes 15 Mar)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.


  1. Your Easel card is beautiful Karon, I think your Mom will like this. I like the Fairy image and the beautiful flower border around the Easel card. Stunning.

  2. This is amazing, Karon! I love your idea to make this flower border. This is great! The image is so cute! All the details make the whole card stunning :)

  3. Oh wow Karon!!!, this creation has to be one of my favorites of yours..OMGOSH it is AHHHH-MAZING!!!! Love the shape of the card, that frame is ridiculously gorgeous and the image is utterly beautiful... WOWZERS!!! Have a great day my friend! hugs

  4. I love your card Karon, so pretty x

  5. Eine wunderschöne Karte, mal was ganz anderes
    glg Gertrude

  6. Oh my Karon, how pretty is your easel card... I know grams will love it for sure!

  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous. Will you share the design # in the Sil store for this card? I see a scalloped circle card, but where'd you get the flowers circle you popped up? Thanks, Karon.

  8. Beautiful! I love your easel card and all the bright fun colors you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks, I hope you will join us again soon.
    Tina - DT

  9. Oh my--how fabulous is this amazing card. Well done--have a great weekend!

  10. This is a really beautiful project Karon the shaped easel looks so effective x

  11. Your cards are always beautiful but this is downright Gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful shopping holiday.

  12. Karon! This is a fabulous, beautiful card! Your girls' grandma will love it! Have fun shopping!

  13. This is gorgeous, Karon. I love how you popped everything up. Grandma will love this.

  14. This is gorgeous,fab design and

  15. Karon this is amazing work chick.

  16. Oh wow, this is amazing! I love the design and that gorgeous image!! The flower borders look fabulous!! This is so beautiful!! Love, love it!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. Beautiful card, love the colours and the style, thankyou for joining us over at Scribble and Scrap - Hugs Lynn DT

  18. WOW!! I believe that this is my favorite card EVER..until I come back tomorrow to your blog..LOL
    Beautiful, Stunning, and AMAZING!!!
    A fabulous job my friend!!!
    This is AMAZING!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  19. Wow this is gorgeous! I love all the detail on it.

    Have a fab time shopping - I'm not jealous - MUCH xxx

  20. So charming! I love the colors and patterns and the card design is inspired. What a lovely Mother's Day card.

  21. Lovely.Thanks for playing @ That Craft Place.
    Lisa TCP DT

  22. Lovely card - love the flower wreath. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  23. Beautiful card, Karon! Thank you for joining us at Lia Stampz! Enjoy your shopping trip! :o)

  24. Wow this is amazing.
    Have a wonderful {and safe} trip.
    Wish I lived on that side of the U.S. so I could come meet up with you.
    Have FUN!
    Thanks for sharing this beauty.
    Crafty hugs,

  25. Karon, this is STUNNING! What a beauty! The frame is exquisite and that image is outstanding. Gorgeous easel card from every facet, my friend! She is going to treasure this. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  26. I am not in the least bit affected by your four fabulous days of shopping. Of course not! No ma'am. But I will say this easel card something else! Grandma will be thrilled to have this for mother's day! Well done, Karon.
    xxx Asha

  27. Beautiful card!!! I love when you come here to shop...the best part is seeing your goodies!!!! :D

  28. FUN card! Great papers and fun design - I love easel cards and your's is awesome. Great use of "7" Thanks for joining the challenge this week at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Lyn - TTT Guest Designer

  29. what a stunning card, makes me look forward to summer. Thank you so much for playing along with JIC this week from Sian (DT Co-Owner)

  30. AMAZING! What a lovely image and you have showcased her beautifully. The easel card displays all of your beautiful details so well. I love the border of flowers around the edges of your card. This is just amazing Karon and I'm sure it will be treasured for years to come. Enjoy your shopping trip with your girls - sounds like fun!

  31. Wonderful card, love the image and shape. Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflys for our shaped card challenge Hugs Tania xx (DT)

  32. Your card is stunning.
    I like the dimension to your card, so beautiful

  33. Such a beautiful Easel card Karon. Love the images and papers used.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  34. Wow Karon, this card is a real stunner! So many pretty details and I love all the dimension too
    Claire xx

  35. Wow, stunning!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this week and I hope you'll join us again soon!



  36. So so pretty your gorgeous card. The digi images are just gorgeous!

  37. This is just beautiful Karon! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studios for the DTBST challenge 'Make It Fly'.

  38. This is absolutely gorgeous, Karon!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks xoxoxo

  39. This is a gorgeous card and love the easel design. We're glad you shared it with us at Top Tip Tuesday, good luck!

  40. I love this it is so beautiful. Katie xx

  41. Karon your card is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Lia Stampz!

  42. So pretty! Love the colors, so bright and cheerful! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  43. Wow, 43 comments, your project is loved, and rightly so. Nicely done. Thanks for the inspiration and entering DTBST at Sassy Studio Designs and good luck!

    DebbieM - SSD DT

  44. such a stunning card

    beuatiful Dt Inspiration for the Polkadoodles Challenge

    Hugs Kerrie x

  45. SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for sharing your creation over at Lia Stampz

  46. Hi Karon - this is a stunning card! I love all the attention to details, like the raised frame, gorgeous bling and pretty image. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time.
    Helen x (DT)

  47. A really pretty card, and it looks fab as an easel


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