Sunday, 10 March 2013

Dream Valley Challenge 52 - Mother's Day

Good afternoon, all! If you're looking for my DT card for The Squirrel and the Fox please scroll down to the previous post.

The Challenge at Dream Valley is to make something for a Mum, as it's Mothering Sunday here in the UK. Our lovely sponsor is Freckled Fawn who are offering a very generous $20 voucher to their online store! Their range of washi tape has to be seen to be believed!!

Since every country celebrates mothers at different times of the year, feel free to create something for a lady, instead!

It was International Women's Day last week - what I want to know is, why can't it be International Women's Day every day? After all, we ladies are awesome all the time, not just once a year!

I'll get off my soapbox and talk about my card!

Now, I have to say straight off that this is the first Centre Step Fold card that I've made and it's a bit wobbly. The template I used has long cuts down the back as well as the front; next time I make one I'll do the cuts differently. Here's a side view, you can just about see that the rearmost side has a cut going to an inch from the bottom:
Anyway, I did enjoy making it, learning something new is always a Good Thing!

The image is a lovely Sarah Kay stamp that I've had for about 4 years - she was one of the first stamps I bought! I used Promarkers to colour her, (eta: I can't find the list, apologies!) and loads of stickles over the flower heads. I distressed the edges in-the-die with Shabby Shutters DI. The paper is also old, from the first paper stack I ever bought, by DCWV. The ribbon was a freebie, and the sentiment is by LotV.


I hope you'll go across to Dream Valley to look at my teamies' amazing work. Remember, the Challenge isn't just for cards!

Thanks for looking, my lovelies, and have a great week!

love Mags B x


snappy scrappy said...

So pretty, great fold! Lee-Ann :)

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mags. I love the image, pretty colours and your centre step design looks really great.

hugs Sue

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Mags. I love the beautifully coloured image and the design is lovely.
Hugs Sharon. x

mags said...

A lovely card Mags. The image is gorgeous and great step card. I totally agree that it should be International Womens Day every day too lol.

coops said...

so gorgeous mags.i love your card shape and stunning pretty colours and image :D

xx coops xx

Mandy said...

Lovely card Mags,great shape and the image is adorable...
Mandy x

Sarah-Jane said...

Super card. I love the image and shape of your card.
Sarah-Jane xx

Anonymous said...

I totally love this centre step card, awesome colours too! The Sarah Kay looks brilliant! I really love the hot pink with the dark greens, really pops!

Doreen said...

This is just beautiful,gorgeous image and

Dianne said...

Hello Mags,great attempt at this Step Fold card, I've never made one myself, yours is wonderful and you have colored her beautifully. You make lovely cards, and I love the name of your blog that's what got me here.I'm following you now and will be back. Have a great day..

happyglitzygirl said...

A gorgeous card, love the colouring. Please hop over to my blog, I have a little surprise there for you, blessings Hilde

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card Mags, these colours work so well together and I love how you have coloured your image. I'm all for IWD every day lol! :) Donna ♥ x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just gorgeous hun, love the colours & the shape is fab!
Have a great weekend
hugs shell xx

PS can you email me please need to ask you something, nothing to worry about!

Mrs A. said...

Hope you get on ok with the link to the centre step card I mentioned. It really is a simple one to make and use. It is becoming my firm favourite. I love your colouring on your stamp. I have bottles of stickles and never ever use them. Shame on me. Hugs Mrs A.

Unknown said...

Hi Mags, oooh it's been ages since I visited you! I've been so behind with commenting but hopefully that has been fixed now I've left a couple of DT's - more time for me!

Such a pretty stamp (I've got her as well) and so well coloured - love your colour choices as well.

You should've seen my first attempt at a step card - it went straight in the bin!!!!

Hope you have a good weekend,

Annie said...

another of my favourite stamps! and a fabulous card too.
hugs, annie x