Monday, 4 May 2009

1 Card for 3 challenges - 365 Cards - Creative Card Crew and Creative Belli Blog

Well I thought the challenge on 365 Cards was going to be a no go for me today as they want you to make a card for Mother's Day, here in the UK we have already celebrated Mothering Sunday and as my own Mum passed away 7 years ago I wasn't sure I would be able to complete this challenge.

Then I read the spec again and this is what it says:-

It's an opportunity to honor a special mom (grandma, sister, aunt) in your life. The sentiment should reflect this.

So I sat and thought about the women who have come into my life and about the part they have played and immediately one person came to mind, my Daughter in Law Karen.

Karen was first my boss and my friend and that's how she met my Son, we worked together for a while and although we haven't always seen eye to eye she has been a significant person in my life, Karen helped me through a couple of tough years whilst having family problems and I am not sure she knows just how grateful I am that she was there for me, it was a time when I had personal problems and also the year I lost both of my Parents, so this card is for Karen, first boss then friend and now family.

I struggled with a design for this card until I saw the sketch for the Creative Card Crew Challenge, I think this is a lovely design so I have used this sketch for my card.



Whilst making it I remembered the challenge on the Creative Belli Blog where they want you to use Jumbo Brads or Jumbo Eyelets. If you do not have these items, substitute another piece of hardware that you have not used in awhile.

I had just taken out my MM tag Maker that I haven't used for at least 2 years so this fits the bill with this challenge as well.

Here is my card for Karen



The sentiment reads:-

The best part of life is when Family become your Friends and your Friends become your family.

I think this sentiment reflects the way I feel about the relationship between Karen and I.

Here is what I have used

Card base - Black bazzill
Papers - DCWV Wedding mat stack
Flowers - Prima
Sentiment from Bethany Harty
Ribbon and Brads from my stash

I hope Karen likes this card and it goes someway to letting her know how much I appreciate everything she does and who she is.

28 comments:

Tami Wood said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love it and I enjoyed reading your post. Thanks so much. You do beautiful work Maz.

karen said...

what a lovely thought, i bet karen loves the card, i do it is super. have a lovely day you deserve it x karen x

Karen said...

I'm lost for words. That's a 1st eh ! I really don't know what to say. Am just gonna go off and be a quiet for a bit.

Thank you so much, it's stunning !

Love Karen xxx

lorna said...

ah how lovely is that, lorna x

Sherry said...

Maz, beautiful card and wonderful way to honor a friend.
I love how you call Mothers Day - Mothering Day.

Sherryann

joey said...

Hi Maz, this is absolutely stunning! such a striking card. Thanks for joining us this week. Joey.x

AUsome mom said...

Well, I just don't know where to begin with you! I haven't been over in a couple of days and boy have I missed out! Maz...you are too talented. I've sat in amazement over your creations for the last few days. Incredible!! The cards, the book, the cradle...the hits just keep coming! Beautiful job on all of it!!

~amy~ said...

Maz, what a gorgeous card and a lovely take on today's challenge!!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Maz what a gorgeous card hunny. I love the image and such great sentiment. Thank you for joining in with our challenge this week good luck. Hugs Linda x

Rose said...

this is just beautiful and the reason for the card is more beautiful still, what a lucky MIL you are and i'm sure Karen is going to love this card. thanks for sharring :D

kristie sessions said...

this is lovely... i love that you changed the square in the sketch. its nice to add something different like that. Those images are just stunning as well. LOVE B&W!

Fi said...

Stunning card Maz, love your images, just beautiful.
hugs
Fi

Tasha said...

Wow maz your card is breath taking, its so beautiful
thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew challenge
love tasha xx

Ceal said...

Such a beaUtiful card! thanks for playing with us belli girls this week

Gloria Stengel said...

Maz, this is beyond stunning. She will LOVE it. What a love sentiment.

misteejay said...

What a truly stunning card.

Toni :o)

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Hi Maz,
You know your card could have been ordinary but the words and sentiment behind the making of your card would have made it spectacular. In this case and as usual your card is bloody stunning (excuse the word please). It is a real honour to see your work on a daily basis Maz. You create beauty.
Warm hugs
Michelle M

fabricbutterfly said...

beautiful, lovely, and thoughtfully sweet, fabulous card, grat job

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Oh Maz your card is as lovely as your story and the sentiment could not be more perfect. Kudos on doing a 3 in 1. I am sure Karen will adore this card great job.

Birgit said...

The beauty of your card reflects the beauty you give to your daughter in law and what she has given to you. What a lovely card and waht a precious way to show how much she means to you.

Pam said...

Maz, this is gorgeous with a lovely sentiment. I've no doubt that your DIL will really appreciate it!

Karen Lee said...

Gorgeous!!

hugs, Karen Lee

Bex said...

Not only is that a beautiful card but the sentiment is so heartfelt, I'm sure she will love it x

Vicky said...

what a beautiful card - both in design and in meaning. i'm sure your daughter in law will be so touched to receive this.

AUsome mom said...

All I can say is....WOW!

Danita said...

Maz, such a beautiful card!!! I hope your DIL enjoyed receiving it!!! Love the black/white and purple too!!! Beautiful birdhouse!!! Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli challenge!!!

Danita

Chrissy D said...

This is beautiful! Wonderful take on the challenge too! Thanks so much for playing in the Belli Challenge!!!

Holly said...

Oh my GOSH, what a beautiful card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the sketch, the colors, the stamped images, everything! Wow!

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