Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mothering Sunday

Well today is Mother's Day in the UK and as I can't be with my mam today (a little question of me being on the other side of The English Channel and about 600 miles between us) I sent some flowers and rang her to tell her how much I love and appreciate her. It's times like this when we really miss our family, I know I miss out on lots of family get togethers, but they're always in my thoughts! So my first card today is a Thinking of You card...

I was lucky enough to win some Mini Hannah stamps from The Pixie Cottage lately, and have used one of the stamps on my card, there's 6 cuties in the set! Thanks Michelle, they're lovely! So I'm entering my card into the challenge at The Pixie Cottage as you have to use the colour green on your card. I've used Promarkers to colour, and the papers are MME Asparagus. I've used the fab sketch at Papertake Weekly Challenge too. I found the card a little plain even with the flower so I added a few stamped details to give it more interest... I really like the effect around the sentiment, what da you think? The stamps I used for this are Studio G, I'm sure they cost about 99p for the set of 4 clear stamps. Bargain!

My second card is very different, not so cute but quite quirky! I've used Polly the Bar Wench stamp from Kraftin Kimmie (coloured with Promarkers), she's a bit naughty...

This is a miss match of leftovers from my craftroom; the dotty paper is from The Creative Cottage, it's part of the Monkey Pirates Adventure digi kit (there's some fab paper in this... I'll show you more very soon as I have another card on the go with this), the other paper is a scrap piece I had leftover from many moons ago! The red flowers are Prima, and the sentiment is a Kraftin Kimmie one. I've used another sketch, this time it's from Iris at Simon Says Stamp, another fab one!

Well, I shall go and spend a little time with hubby (more like pester him), not that I expect he'll want to know as he's watching the rugby (France v Italy), oh well, I'll just have to make another card then :)

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday, especially all the mothers, mams, mums... lots of hugs!

17 comments:

CreaRenata said...

Very beautiful cards! Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage!

Catherine said...

Hello Shelly ! Your two cards are fab ! Two different styles, two perfect results ! I know what it is like being away from your family and I think I understand your feelings today ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

pescbrico said...

Love your coloring :) Bonne journée! :)

SCRAP DIDI said...

Tres jolie cartes ,
Bravo j'aime beaucoup les couleurs !!
bonne fin de journée didi

craftingmanda said...

what gorgeous cards, i love both the images you have used, stunning

Beautiful Greetings said...

I love how you have used Hannah! Actually, I love both of your cards, your coloring is superb! Thanks for playing with the Pixie Cottage,

Sharon said...

These are both really lovely and so different. I love the layout of each card and your colouring is fantastic.

Michelle said...

Shelly so happy to see you had a chance to use one of your Hannah stamps, just adorable!

Debbie said...

Fabulous cards Shelly, both of the images are so cute and I love the colours.
It must be difficult having your mam so far away...but it makes the time you spend together all the more special and precious.
Hugs
Debbie x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, adorable cards Shelly.
luv
Debby

Anne said...

A beautiful card with great detials. Your coloring of Hannah looks beatiful too! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

My Little Space said...

Gorgeous cards Shelly. Thanks for joining us at PTW this week.

Mandy

Katie said...

Two fabulous cards!
Hannah is perfect for you Mum's card.
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

Jane said...

Stunning cards! Love your take on Iris' sketch, the bows look amazing! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge,hugs, Jane xx

artish said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! the hannah stamp and your sentiment ARE perfect for missing your mum! mine isn't nearly that far~ but i sure understand how you feel. your card is great! Thank you for going GREEN with us at The Pixie Cottage!

Pam said...

You did a fabulous job coloring our favorite little girl! Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage for all of the fun and especially for playing along with our challenges.
~Pam

The Creative Cottage said...

fabulous, love that image, havnt seen that one before! all your cards are just so beautiful, you are so talented
hugs
Tracy x