Sunday 10 May 2015

Paper Smooches- Sparks Challenge - May Week 1

Thought I would leave this post till this morning (Sunday) as it takes a while for my posts to reach my Mum's email Inbox, so she won't see it before I give it to her. 

Its Mother's Day today in New Zealand and I'm sick. I've been looking forward to a day off from domestic duties for weeks and feel awful. Was trying to make cards last night and couldn't concentrate. I hurt all over and my throat is killing me. Its a beautiful sunny day and wanted to go on a lovely walk with the family. Will have to wait for the drugs to kick in first..... Anyway, enough whinging and on with my post!!

It's 'Anything Goes' week at the Paper Smooches - Sparks May Wk 1 Challenge. I was very naughty and splashed out on some PS dies a few weeks ago and have fallen in love with the 'Roses' dies. I thought these would be perfect for a Mother's Day card:

I wanted to combine my favourite colours - pink/gold/white to create something pretty for her and she loves flowers, so this is perfect!

I cut a piece of patterned paper and adhered to the card front. I then die-cut the roses twice from white CS and once from gold CS. The white ones where glued together with the gold one underneath and slightly off-set. After heat embossing the sentiment in gold on a vellum banner, I adhered it to the card with some tape behind the embossing (to try and hide it). And a scattering of sequins for bling of course!

The patterned paper is from Dear Lizzy 'Serendipity'. I wish I had purchased two of these paper pads as the papers are stunning! The sentiment is from Paper Smooches 'Uplifters, the pink sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and gold sequins from Neat and Tangled.

I have six other challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge  (Let's get Sentimental)

Simply Create Too Challenge # 85 (Favourite Colour Combo)

Sparkle and Shine May Photo Challenge

Happy Little Stampers - May CAS Challenge

The Card Concept Challenge # 34  (Clean and Layered)

Little Tangles Challenge # 56 

I'm off to have a shower and see if that will make me feel a bit better. We are having dinner at my Mum's tonight so at least I don't have to worry about cooking. Roast chicken with lemon cheesecake for dessert....yum!! Happy Mother's Day to everyone!!

Take care


  1. another gorgeous card, Shona. LOVE the patterned paper and your die cut rose just pops! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  2. Sorry to hear you're not well Shona - somehow being crook on Mother's Day seems worse. Your card is fabulous - those sequins of yours are something of a trademark for you!

  3. love the ombre background, well done

  4. Beautiful ombré paper sets those die cut roses off perfectly! Lovely gold accents too :) Hope you feel better and are able to enjoy a bit of Mother's Day pampering - you deserve it!

  5. Hi Shona. So sorry to hear you're not well. Hope by now that things have improved and you are having a lovely Mother's Day. Your mom is going to love this gorgeous and elegant card. Love the pink and gold ... and such a beautiful design with the die-cut roses. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  6. So sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well! Your card is lovely.
    So glad you played along with us at Sparkle and Shine Challenge!

  7. Your roses are stunning... not feeling well is not fun, at all! Love, love, love this paper and your perfectly placed sequins!
    =] Michele

  8. Love your overall card design. Simple and Elegant. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  9. Nice dimension on the flowers. Thanks for playing at TCC!

  10. Such a beautiful card! I love the ombre background, and pink and gold is one of my very favorite color combos! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkle and Shine Challenges! :)

  11. Oh my, I love your ombre background! Beautiful!

  12. Love how the gold peeks through on the offset die cuts!

  13. SHONA - YOU ALWAYS IMPRESS AND AMAZE!!! This card is so lovely and I love the pops of Gold and just how awesome this card is!!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too” - hope to see you next time!!

    DT-Member SCT
    Taunya Butler

  14. So gorgeous, Shona ... love the pink, white, gold colour combo ... so feminine and lovely! bet your Mum loved it! Do hope you're feeling much better by now! Anita :)

  15. love this! thanks so much for playing along in the little tangles challenge.

  16. Another great card, Shona. Thanks for playing along at the Little Tangles Challenge and hope to see you again.