Sunday, 16 February 2014

Mothers' Day Card with Tonic.

Hi blogger buddies,

Well, what a difference a bit of sun makes. Been out for a long walk with my pooch Bella, then to the garden centre, before home and a bit of crafting. Made two cards today, which for me at the moment is good. Can you get crafters block, like writers get writers block. Anyway, think I had it, but not today.

This first card is going to be the one I give to my Mum. As mentioned in another post, her favourite colour is blue, so out came all the blue card and papers. I decided on 'Gemstones' for the cardstock. It has a canvas texture with a beautiful pearlescent finish, just the job when using dies.

The dies are Tonic indulgence affections heart set. I got this set for Christmas and haven't used it much, so thought it would be ideal for this card. I used two shades of blue, white and added a layer of Papermania's silk screened vellum collection. The background text paper is from DCWV, simply called, 'Text Prints Paper Stack', which I mat and layered onto some of the Gemstones card in the palest of the two blues. I punched some detail onto the bottom of the paper before layering, using a Martha Stewart daisy punch.

I used the white Gemstones for the smallest heart, which is also the sentiment. I then made some flowers using the same papers and card and my Spellbinders daisy die.

A bit of card candy in the centre of the flowers, some blue ribbon and a few blue pearls and the card is finished. I love how it's turned out and I'm sure my Mum will.

I am entering this card into the following challenges -:

The ABC Challenge - 'F' is for Flowers.
Polka Doodles - Love/Romance
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Hearts/love.

Thanks for popping by. Do leave a comment, then I know you've been and I can pop by your blog and have a look.

See ya....

Jools.  xx


  1. Beautiful card for your Mom, with such pretty colours, layers and die cuts. I get 'crafters block' from time to time. Sometimes I need to take a break and clear my mind. Take good care, Shirleyx

  2. Gorgeous card Jools, love it.
    Caz x

  3. Wow lovely card, fab design your mum will love it, thanks for sharing with us at Bunny Zoe's, hugs Liz xx

  4. Gorgeous design. I just adore those tonic dies. Thanks for joining in with our love them challenge at Polkadoodles x

  5. Thank you for leaving your lovely comments ladies. xxx

  6. Pretty card. Lovely colours and papers. Great use of dies with gorgeous flowers. Thanks for playing along at ABC Challenges.


  7. Lovely delicate card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  8. This is a gorgeous Mothers Day card.
    Thanks for joining us at Bunny Zoes.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx