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Feb 23, 2010

DTC#47 - A card for Mum

Happy Tuesday everyone and thanks so much for visiting my blog today.

I made this project for this week's digital tuesday challenge. Our hostess Lorraine wants to see something for Mom this week, since Mother's day is just weeks away in the UK. But since we don't celebrate Mother's day here in the US for a few more months we can also make a birthday card or just to say I love you, etc.
I actually lost my mom when I was a child, so I made this for myself (I am a mom so I think it counts-right?). The vintage print will be replaced by a photograph of me, my mom and siblings when I was two. This challenge was a great opportunity for me to start with an old family pictures 6x6 scrapbook. (Thanks so much for this challenge Lorraine!!)

Papers are all from a retired Simply Scrappin' Kit from Stampin Up. The sentiment is also from the set it reads

" Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts".

I embellished with some flowers from Fred She Said and used buttons with some thread as flower centers. I've also added some lace, flourishes and a heart charm.

Hope you'll join us in this challenge, to make a card or other project for a mom. The talented Dustin Pike is our sponsor again and is offering 3 of his fun digis to one lucky winner.
Hope you'll have a fantastic day!!

Image: vintage print found online Stamps: digital flowers from Fred She Said
Papers: retired simply scrappin kit (at home) by SU, very vanilla card stock, mellow moss card stock Embellshments: lace, buttons, thread, charm
Tools: Nestabilities scallop square, sizzix flourish die, big kick


cheryl said...

oh love this gorjus layout love the photo and papers too hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Anjou Krelovich said...

Just wonderful Ellie! Beautiful design and the picture is lovely! Hugs, Anjou

dolls like us said...

Beautiful picture Ellie my mom lost her mom as a child to . Alot of pain ofr you but you will get to see and know her after this life ends

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Ellie this is stunning I love that picture the vintage look is a wonderful way to show this image off.

Lorraine x

Amy Johnson said...

This is such a beautiful page and what a wonderful memory to treasure. TFS!

Maria Matter said...

this is beautiful Ellie, will be even more beautiful with your treasured photo added!
Blessings, Maria

Jacee said...

This is such a lovely card, and how nice that you have made it for yourself, I have'nt a Mum to make one for either but would never have thought to make myself one, it's such a lovely idea.
sending you a hug for Mothers day, from one Mum to another.

Angela Toucan said...

beautiful layout

thank you for visiting my blog

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fab card and I love the image it is so right for this subject of card. Cathy xxxx