Monday, May 2, 2011

Daffodil Card for Mother's Day

This week at Fantabulous Cricut, the challenge is "Flower Shower":  Create a project using at least three flowers.  I decided to create a Mother's Day card for my mum, which I will also link up at Cooking With Cricut (spring flowers), My Craft Spot (We love you Mum!), Whimsical Wednesday (spring has sprung) and My Sheri Crafts.   I played around with attaching a tag or sentiment to the front of the card but finally decided to stamp the inside with a simple "Happy Mother's Day". 
When I was first putting this card together, I didn't like the dark blue showing through each of the scalloped portions so I ended up punching circles using a Stampin' Up Itty Bitty punch using the scraps from the patterned paper.  I then attached each little circle behind the openings and am much happier now!

My favourite flower is the daffodil, and I know my mum loves them too.  The daffodils have finally bloomed in our gardens and it seems that spring is finally here!  On Sunday, I know I will be spoiled by my husband and children, beginning with the traditional breakfast in bed.  Later, we will celebrate Mother's Day at my mum's house with my mum, my oldest sister and her family and my oldest brother and his daughter, as well as my husband and children.   The men always order Swiss Chalet so the women get to rest and enjoy the day!  I'm looking forward to it!

Recipe:
George and Basic Shapes: card base, inner circles, yellow "tablecloth"
Easter 2010:  scalloped circle
Kate's ABCs: pitcher (embossed with Cuttlebug border folder from "With love" set)
Walk in my Garden: daffodils
Baker's twine, white Gelly Roll pen, PopDots, various inks from Stampin' Up
Sentiment (inside): Happy Mother's Day from My Creative Time's "Mom, You Rock"

Please head over to Fantabulous Cricut to check out the wonderful design team projects - and to link up your "Flower Shower" project!

36 comments:

Dana said...

Sounds like you have a nice tradition. Enjoy the day!

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Tracey said...

Love the shape and colours of your card Kate! The daffodils really come to life with the extra pen and ink detail. It sounds like you are really going to enjoy your mothers day. Good luck with the challenges!

Natasha said...

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Rhonda Emery said...

just so beautiful kate.hugs

Tanya said...

Oh....I am soooo lovin' the breakfast in bed plan! Sounds wonderful! I really love your card Kate...the yellow and blues look so lovely together. I also love the shape and all those lovely layers...beautiful...Happy Mother's Day to you!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Beautiful Mother's Day card, I'm sure your Mom will love it!! And I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!! Enjoy the pampering!! :)

Besthobbyeva said...

Such a beautiful card, I am sure your Mum will love it!!

Happy early Mother's day, sounds like you guys really know to celebrate!! Enjoy!!

Laurie

Maria Elena said...

Wow Kate ! what a great card, all details are perfect in special that laze !
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Have a great Monday !
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Tara said...

I am loving these colours. The dark blue and the lighter shade look great together!

~Tammy~ said...

Kate this is so beautiful! Your colors are so pretty! I hope you have a great week! :-)

Amber said...

This is so beautiful!! I love those lovely colors! The yellow daffodils pop on that blue! It sounds like you have a very nice tradition for mother's day! Enjoy!

Joy said...

Kate, this is SO pretty! I love daffodiles so this card really spoke to me ! I love them on that blue BG...they just pop! Thanks for joining us again this week at My Craft Spot !
xoxo Joy

Sarah said...

So pretty! I do think I need to search around for a George cartridge to get my hot little hands on it! I am in love with all the little fancy details :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card design Kate! This is beautiful!

Sheri said...

What a great collection of cuts to put together in this fabulous card! Thanks for joining us this week at My Sheri Crafts!

Charlotte said...

Kate, This is a fabulous card. I love the embossing you did on the bottom of the pitcher. This card just really came together well. Super!!

Cindy said...

This card is soo bearutiful!Your did a wonderful job with it,I love the pretty flowers and the colours!Thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday! :)

The Archiving Angel said...

This card is so lovely! I really like the color scheme, the shape & the precious flowers. You did a very nice job. Thanks for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday.
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

MiamiKel said...

Oh just as lovely as can be! Such a fun and unique shaped card with the flowers - perfection! Gorgeous color combo - such beautiful work, Kate :)

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Beautiful! I love the yellow and blue together! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut!

Stacey ~ CWC DT

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful card!! Love the daffodils - one of my favorites too as it makes me feel like spring is finally here! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

Kimberly

Kim H said...

Kate, you always come up with such BEAUTIFUL projects! I LOVE the whole blue background, it makes the daffodils pop! I LOVE the embossing on the pitcher too! What a great idea! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Staying Crafty said...

This is absolutely breathtaking!

Cathryn said...

Wow, your design is lovely! Nice job with the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays, Cathryn67 :)

BugBites said...

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Angi @ CokiePop said...

Awwww this is so sweet and pretty Kate. You picked just the right colors too. Love it. :)

jennyplace2 said...

Sounds like such a wonderful day you will be able to share with your loved ones! Once again your card turned out stunning, I know your Mom will just love it. Thanks for joining in the fun at My Craft Spot.

Jayne said...

Hi Kate,lovely card,like all the doodling and the embossing on the jug. Enjoy Mother's Day.

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Hi Kate I just love your card. Great job with all the details.

Tami

ScrappingStephanie said...

This is a stunning card. I love the pitcher and the way you embossed it! The daffodils are so pretty. You picked the perfect flower to put into the pitcher. Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday.

Hugs,
STephanie

Jean said...

This card is so pretty. I have a blog award for you on my blog.

Maquel said...

Those daffodils are fabulous!! So pretty!

AmyJRockstar said...

Kate, this is so lovely! Gosh, I really do love your style. Your work is fantabulous! :0) Really though, I'm stopping by to thank you for reading my super long post about my dad and taking the time to leave such a nice comment. It meant a lot to me. Truly. I appreciate you doing that and I know how busy you must be with all these awesome creations and posts. I'm glad to get to know you throuh blog world and FCCB.

Hugs,
XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB DT)
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amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Rae Finke said...

I am so late posting comments, but I wanted you to know that I think your card turned out super cute! Have a great week!!!

Kel said...

I am SO scraplifting this.. I just have to try it. I LOVE This card.. the shape..the colors.. the embossing..everthing..just love it

Scrapper69 said...

I think Breakfast in bed is the best part! LOL LOve your card too! Sooo pretty and such great colors..... they stand out so well! :o)
Theresa