Saturday, 17 April 2010

April Waltzing Mouse Blog Waltz

Hi there,

Just dropping in to share a Mothers Day card for this afternoon's Blog Waltz over at Waltzing Mouse Forum. If you get stuck you can always link back to the Waltzing Mouse Blog where you will find a direct link to the Forum.

The theme for this month's Waltz is Mothers Day. Mothers Day was back in March here in the UK, but to be honest, I never need an excuse to make my mum a card and thought this would make a great Birthday Card for her in August.

I decided to make my own decorative pins and use them as embellishments - they seemed so expensive to buy here and I had some pearl headed dress-makers pins, some glass beads and some little pearls in my stash and I'm really pleased with how they turned out. It's especially nice for my mum to think that my Granny's beads are being recycled and made into something pretty again!! I also wanted make a special mention to my mum, who crocheted the gorgeous little flower attached to the centre of the button - I really must try to learn how to do this!!

Putting the pins together...

All those lovely glass beads...

Thanks for visiting today - I hope you enjoy the rest of the "Waltz" and thanks especially to Claire and the Waltzing Mouse DT for all their daily inspiration.

Helen x

Stamps:: Waltzing Mouse Stamps: Roses in Bloom (Sentiment); Seasons of Love - Tags (Heart); Very Vintage Christmas (Ornate Square - see background)
Ink:: SU-Perfect Plum; PTI-Aqua Mist; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Cardstock:: Aqua, White - Papermill
Other: Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Fancy Tags; Ribbon, pins, beads from my stash, dimensional adhesive foam pads, glue dots

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Lucy's Cards - Challenge 8

It was too late for me to enter the Embellish Magazine Challenge, but hopefully just in time for Lucy's Cards Challenge Number 8! I've used Kraft, white, pink and light aqua. I just love this combination - so delicate.
It's not very clear in the photo, but I coloured the clear rhinestones above the sentiment with a copic marker to make them a light aqua colour.

Thanks for looking :)

Kraft cardstock: Bazill
Paper: Pink Petticoat - Pretty Doodles
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse - Very Vintage Labels No.4
Ink: SU-Pretty in Pink; PTI-Aqua Mist; Copic Marker-BG13 Mint Green
Rhinestones: Papermania