Belated Mothers Day

Welcome back!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I keep putting it off! But I’m here now.

I made this butterfly for my amazing Mum for Mother’s Day (4 weeks ago!). I believe, but don’t quote me on it, that the butterfly is from Typo. I haven’t been able to find another one there and wish I bought more than one because it turned out so pretty and now I want one to look at everyday!

So here is a photo of the butterfly in progress.

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WIP Butterfly

I wasn’t happy with it and thought the body of the butterfly needed to be defined more. So here I added more details to the body and made it flow more. This was the final product!

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Finished Butterly

Here are the beautiful flowers I bought for Mum as well. We don’t get tulips here and Mum wanted them last time I went shopping. They’re just so cute. They all smelt so good!

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Flower bouquet!

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Mother’s Day Card

Of course you can’t have a celebration without a card. Here I made a very simple card. It’s actually the second one I made. The first one wasn’t working out but I’m very happy I decided to change the card completely and ended up with the following instead!

I hope you all liked my creations. I will be back to post some more things soon!

Jess

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Look up

I enjoy starting my cards from a sketch. Once I’ve chosen a sketch I rummage through our many stamp sets to challenge myself with one we’ve never used. Unfortunately there are quite a few that are sitting there prestige but hopefully this will change by the end of the year.

Yesterday I chose to use a stamp set – although it’s not an old one it’s one that hasn’t been used yet! The great thing is I feel as though I’m making my cards early this year – aka I made a Father’s Day card! 6 months early 🙂

The sketch I used is from a site I discovered yesterday called Seize the Sketch

Here is the sketch

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And this is my take on the sketch:
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I used the stampin up Sahara sand colour card with complimentary colours of pear pizazz and chocolate chip.

Using the gorgeous grunge stamp set I stamped in Sahara sand on the background as a watermark with pear pizazz over the top to contrast. I used a piece of chocolate chip coredinations cardstock and the wood grain embossing folder to make a bark like side piece to go with the theme of the tree in the stamp.

I made the sentiment to resemble a sign being hung from a tree.

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Hope you like my card! It’s definitely not often that I make a masculine card.

Until next time
Jess