Wednesday 8 May 2013

Mum's Birthday

As well as it being a grand-nephew's birthday on the first of May it was also my Mum's birthday and these are the cards I made for us to give her.

Back to the box of purple roses again for this one, although as my Mum commented, from a distance they look like a bunch of grapes.

The materials used to make this card can be found in this post with the addition of the word Mum to personalise the card.  The letters were cut using Quickutz alphabet dies and layered in shades of green and purple card and purple glitter card for the top layer.  The touch of glitter was just the little bit of bling the card needed.

On the inside an extra insert of purple pearlescent paper was added.

Having made a few of the boxes of purple roses cards recently there were bits left over which were used to make a card for Elaine and Ian to give their Granny.  I also went back to the four square toppers layout for this one.

The two patterned papers used are both from the Nitwit Collection Time for Tea.  Spellbinder's nestabilities dies were used to cut the plain and scalloped squares and purple thread was wrapped around the corners.  A stamp from Stampin' up's Petite Pairs was used to make the sentiment and their oval and scalloped oval punches were used to frame it. 

Purple peel off butterflies were attached to acetate, cut out and after folding back the wings the bodies were attached to the toppers using super glue.  Other embellishments used were lilac grosgrain ribbon to wrap around the card and to make a bow and a few purple self adhesive pearls were added to the corners.

A double layered insert was also added to this card with their edges being sponged with Encore purple metallic ink.  The same ink was used to sponge the scalloped edges of the base card and the edges of the toppers.  A Martha Stewart butterfly corner punch was used on one of the inserts to carry the butterfly theme to the inside of the card too.

Thank you for reading today
Liz xx

I'd like to enter these cards in the following challenges
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 146 - My Mother, My Friend
Bunny Zoe's April Challenge - Favourite Colour Combo
Craft Your Passion Challenges 161 - Floral Delights
Craft-Dee BowZ May Challenge - Hand Made Bow
Kaboodles Doodles Challenge 170 - For the Ladies
Love to Create Challenge 64 - For Mum or Special Lady
Make My Monday Challenge - Anything That Flies
My Craft Spot Challenge 96 - For Mum
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Mother'a Day or for a Special Lady
Pile It On Challenge 18 - For a Mother
Hybrid Chick Challenge - Use Flowers
One Stop Craft Challenge 227 - Flower Power
Creative Corner Challenge 17 - Flowers and /or Mother's Day
Stuck on U Sketch Challenges - Die Cut Challenge - The Word Mum
Sandy's Crafty Creations May Challenge - Flowers, Flowers and more Flowers
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Make It Monday - Anything Goes


  1. Two gorgeous cards Liz, I love lilac its such a pretty colour! Susan x

  2. Both stunners Liz, how to choose a favourite as I love butterflies but I think it has to be all those purple rolled flowers.

    B x

  3. Great card , thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

  4. Liz these are both gorgeous cards! What Mum wouldn't swoon over that box card! Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge and we hope to see more of your work!

  5. Beautiful cards! The purple roses on the first card are stunning! Thanks for sharing it with my challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  6. These two cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love your design and your attention to details is fantastic!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    Love to Create Design Team Member

  7. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    hugs Anke

  8. Lovely card with beautiful butterflies. Thanks for playing along at Make My Monday this week,
    Rosie x

  9. Both lovely cards, thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons, Rebecca x

  10. Your butterfly card is very pretty, nicely finished with the insert too. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. Caz DT

  11. Both of these are just stunning! I absolutely love the designs and wow, the roses are GORGEOUS!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  12. WOW--these are both amazing! LOVE all the flowers on the first and the 3D-ness of the butterflies on the second! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

    PS: I've got a DT call on for a new challenge called House of Cards. I'd love for you to enter if you're interested! :)

  13. both so stunning liz.your designs are really beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

  14. What stunning cards. I am in love with both of them. I especially like the gift box one. But the butterflies are cool too. Hmm can't make up my mine.
    Thanks for joining us at the May Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge.
    Barbara DT coordin.

  15. Both so beautiful Liz, love the colours and pretty designs. Carolxx

  16. All I can say is WOW! Purple & green is my favorite color combo, so I just love these cards! Those roses cascading down the side of the "gift box" are amazing and just gorgeous!! I love the golden butterfly wings too. Two stunning cards!!!!

  17. Lovely work on both cards. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  18. Beautiful cards.The purple and green combo is so pleasing to the eye and such lovely designs.Love rolled roses,so pretty.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  19. Both cards are very pretty. The colours and papers you have used are gorgeous. I love the box design with those lovely purple flowers. The butterfly card is also a lovely design and would make a great card sketch. Thanks for joining our Floral Delights challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

  20. beautiful cards!!! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

  21. Love both your cards! Fab design and colours. Thanks so much for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

  22. Fantastic cards Liz. I saw these on MIM..Loz

  23. Great cards Liz and thanks for the visit. Love all the flowers on the top of that huge present.
    Hugs Erika.

  24. This is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! LOVE it!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and make sure to mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  25. This is truly amazingly beautiful!!!!! Love everything about it, the colors the flowers just perfection! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot. Gwen

  26. Lovely!! Thank you so much for playing along with us last week at Love to Create Challenge!! Can't wait to see what you'll create this week!!

    Many Blessings,

  27. Gorgeous!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

    A Little Bit O' Paper

  28. so pretty...all those gorgeous flowers and butterflies....thanks so much for playing along in the challenge with us SOUS girls...:)

  29. Such pretty cards! I LOVE the first with those gorgeous purple flowers! I'm sure your mum loved it - even if she did think the flowers looked like grapes!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper


  30. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entry is #174.

    I would love to have you visit my blog: Me and Myself on the Dark… and become a follower.



  31. Oh so your gorgeous creation, the flowers are Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at SOUS and Congrats on the top 3!