Monday, June 11, 2012

Mother's Day - Part 1

Morning all.

For all of you in Australia, I hope you are enjoying the long weekend. It is cold, wet and miserable in Sydney, so the blanket on the couch is getting a good work out!!!

I thought I had better share with you my Mother's day project for my MIL....before the occasion slips into the ether. I am blessed to have one of the best MIL's in the world. She does so much for us, so I wanted something very special to say thanks. I decided to bolster her card supply with a wee set and box. The card that was for HER for Mother's day will be part 2.

For the cards inside the box, I was inspired by a couple of cards I saw here and here on SCS. I an really having a lot of fun with the Bordering on Romance SU everyone needs to work on their colouring....right??

I decided to do 4 co-ordinated cards in Island Indigo, Poppy Parade, Concord Crush and Calypso Coral. Now I am sorry that the pics for these are a bit dark, but as I said, the weather for a while now in Sydney has been nothing sort of shocking. So here they are.....

Calypso Coral

Concord Crush

Island Indigo

and Poppy Parade

....and the set together.....


The box to case them was based on this tutorial that I found on Mary Fish's blog. The only change I made was in the width and made is 6 1/2" (from memory) as our cards and envelopes are slightly bigger.

I stamped the outlined water coloured image all over the WW CS before I stamped the sentiment.

Now there are a LOT of elements here and I will endeavour to list them all, but also please feel free to ask any questions you have with regards to the project.

Stay tuned for Part 2 in a couple of day's time...the card...which is SOOOOOOOOO not my usual style!!!

Thanks for popping by.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Box - Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
               Cards - Whisper White, Island Indigo, Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral
               Also Eraldo watercolour paper
Ink: (SU) Box - Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Flourish - PIP, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade and Pear Pizzaz
               Cards - All leaves/Centres Limeade, Pear and Daffodil Delight. Flowers - Pool Party, Island Indigo, Blush Bride, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder.
Stamp Sets: (SU) Bordering on Romance, Wonderful Favourites, Curly Cute
Other Bits: SU Adorning Accents Edgelit Dies, Dimensionals, Simply Scored, Generic white organza ribbon

Lynda xx


Patrice said...

OMGoodness Ms Lynda, what a beautiful set of cards for your MIL. I'm sure she will be thrilled. All very gorgeous. Love love love.


Helen Williams said...

Very pretty Lynda

Melissa said...

A gorgeous set to give away Lynda, and the box looks fantastic too, I love it xxx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

So so pretty! Your boxed cards are already in my 'to CASE' file ... stored away for a rainy day when the mojo is low! Love them! And ... the mother's day card is fabulous! I bet she had a big smile on her face when you presented these to her! Sounds like your m-i-l is a keeper! Hugs xxx