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5/11/2014

Happy Mother's Day with some Tulips

Good evening. Happy Mother's Day to all those Mothers who might see this post tonight. Intentions were to post this earlier today, but alas, didn't happen. Other things got in the way, one of which was DSIL coming down to take me to lunch. (He lives locally; DD lives in So. Fla . A job, houses that can't be sold just now- things of that sort - make it not financially feasible for her to relocate just now. His job takes him south several times during the month. Not a situation that makes this Mama very happy; but whaddaya gonna do?). DD just called so that made my day brighter.

Here's the card and apologies it didn't get posted much earlier:



- PSX image found recently, had been colored with copics. Went back over the tulips to get more contrast, added some clear WoStella to the flowers, silver WoStella to the bucket. Die cut with S/B Label 12, DI spun sugar smudged around the die.

- MB Geneva vine, using the white cardstock of a birthday card sent by our insurance company. Colored the vine with WoLuna green, and copic R81 & R83 used for the tulip flowers. The colored die cut was separated into 3 different sections to fit where needed.

- Background DP from a 6x6 pad.

-  Offray white lace tinted by using few drops of  R81 refill ink in a bag, smooshing. This lace took quite a bit of ink. The cotton lace really soaked up the ink.

I hope that all the Mothers (and everyone else) had a wonderfully happy day. Our air conditioning finally had to go on. Set the thermostat lowered than we normally have it, left for the late lunch. It was quite cool when we came home again. DH headed for the recliner. Our DSIL took a love seat from our basement room - where all my stamp stuff is - so I have a worse mess now than before. I had thought to go do some rearranging - but - a nap seemed a better idea. It was Mother's Day, I'm a Mother, and so.......

Thanks for joining me. Hugs. Have a great coming week.

38 comments:

Cathy said...

Very pretty card Mary, glad to hear you took advantage of some nap time on Mothers day, your day to do whatever you want :) Cathy x

Benzi said...

As far as I am concerned, you couldn't have posted anything prettier on this Mother's Day. Tulips are my favorite flower...probably said that a million times. Ha

Your card is gorgeous with the die cut vine and pretty, dyed lace.

Your sil sounds like a really nice guy. Wish your daughter could have been there. I know you do, too.

Irish Cherokee said...

Extra special card today Mary. Happy that your day went reasonably well.

I cooked a meal for my dear Jill for mothers day. Visited our daughter to wish her a happy birthday and our grand daughter a happy birthday.

Sheila H said...

Lovely card, Mary. I love tulips. Sounds as if you had a nice day. I got a nap, too :)

Patricia said...

Happy Mother's Day to you even if it is a bit late.
Beautiful card with a stunning image
Have a great day

Patricia x

Rita said...

Wonderful card Mary. I am so glad you had a lovely day. Been awake since silly o'clock, so I am going to try and catch up on some sleep. Have a Good Day my friend. Hugs Rita xxx

Sarah said...

Love this one Mary, such beautiful tulips (ours have gone over now) and the crochet lace is a perfect addition. Sounds like you had a lovely Mother's Day xx

Loll Thompson said...

Such a pretty pot of tulips Mary. Glad you had a fun day and got a nice nap in as well. Loll xx

Pippa said...

Very pretty card Mary. We had Mothering Sunday at the end of March over here but my daughter and son-in-law are are on holiday in America at the moment so I got greetings from them a second time!

Hazel said...

Mary happy belated Mother's Day. So glad you had a lovely day, pity your daughter couldn't be there but life often gets in the way, and as you say relocating isn't on the cards at the moment. Your card is beautiful. Hazel xx

rachel said...

what a fabulous card Mary - gorgeous tulips - beautiful. Hugs Rachel xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card mary, I like the Tulips image the design and the colours,
Kevin xx

Redanne said...

Your card is gorgeous Mary, I love those beautiful tulips (our garden is full of them at the moment but the rain is battering them). I hope your daughter's situation resolves itself soon but how lovely of your SIL to take you out. Hope you had a great day. Hugs, Anne xx

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Mary the image, colours and card design are superb.
hugs
lorraine x

Brenda said...

I'm so glad you didn't organized and took it easy on Mother's Day instead Momma Mary. And it was sweet that DSIL came down to take you to lunch! This card is gorgeous!! I love that image of the tulips, they are so pretty and of course you have them colored so pretty. I bet the wostella looks to pretty on them too! I love the lace dyed, but I'm sure it did take a lot of ink to dye it. Loving the vine tulips too, the vine part looks really good with the luna pens. Love that paper from the paper pack too, goes so perfect with your image. Hugs

Faith A said...

Glad you had your nap, that is VERY important :)

Beautiful card, love the added die, perfect shape for the tulips.

Hope all is well.

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! The flowers are so beautiful!! You colored them perfectly!! Love, love it!! Happy Monday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Mary, such a special card for Mother's Day!!! It's beautiful - I love tulips!! And what a great way so spend your MD afternoon taking a nap!!! (That's what Sunday afternoons are meant for, hey!!) Sounds as if you had a lovely day with your SIL visiting.

Have a lovely week!

Jean Straw said...

This is a very pretty card,I think tulips always make a nice picture. I like the way you used the vine die cut and the coloured lace. I'm glad you had a good Mother's Day.
Jean x

Pat said...

I love these tulips Mary and the background is lovely with the pretty lace and the vine die cut a totally beautiful card. Glad your Mother's Day was good. x

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is lovely !!! What a beautiful bouquet , beautiful colors, and design !!! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day and hope you have a wonderful Monday !!
Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! Love the pretty tulips and the way you separated that die is so creative.
Fantastic card!
Lynn

Bonnie said...

I hope you enjoyed your nap and the rest of your Mother's Day. Love these pretty tulips and how you're dying ribbon and lace to match the ink. Our air conditioner has been on for a week now. Jack and I were outside a few minutes ago to eat a popsicle and we came back inside as soon as it was gone.

Sue said...

What a beautiful card Mary and what better excuse for a nap than Mother's Day! huggles Sue xx

Carol L said...

I hope you enjoyed a nice mother's day yesterday! These tulips are so so pretty, and I love the image! Happy napping in the a/c!!

Mrs A. said...

Love the colour of your tulips. glad you had a nice Mothers Day.
It rained and poured almost all day here and fined up at tea time just long enough for a rainbow to appear for a few mins. hugs Mrs a.

Susan (rainy) said...

Love the top of the tulips coming off of the die cut panel. The extra vines and leaves around the border add some wonderful interest, too. This is beauiful, Mary.

Brenda in IN said...

Sounds like you had a lovely lunch and beautiful weather. Your card is so pretty and I love the colors you used. Hope you have time to play with the water color class. I'm really loving it.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It sounds like you had a very relaxing day, as it should be! Great card! I miss PSX stamps; they always had such nice things. I love that the card base is a recycled and that the lace matches the tulips so well (good dye job!).

Carol said...

This is so pretty Mary. Carol x

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a gorgeous card! Love how you have the tulips out of the die cut. Pretty shades of pink and the DP is perfect with them along with the home dyed ribbon! Glad you were able to get in a little nap on Mother's Day.

MagsB said...

Lovely tulips, and the cotton lace looks gorgeous! I'm glad you managed a nap on Mother's Day!

How hard it must be for your DD and DSIL. I hope they find a solution soon!

love Mags B x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is gorgeous, Mary! I have that tulip stamp so I appreciate the inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous card, love the tulips and all the details in the layers. Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx

Shirley said...

I think I have this image and you really did it justice! Beautiful OTB technique and sponging around the die cut opening. I love the whole card!

Karen Petitt said...

Mary this is so beautiful! Many apologies for not visiting much the last couple of weeks.
And because of that I have missed quite a few of your beautiful creations and I love this one so much - beautiful flowers Karen x

crafty-stamper said...

A beautil card and beautiful image-tulips are my hubbys favourite flower(I have quite a few faves lol)love the colouring
Carol x

scrappymo! said...

This is gorgeous. Love the cooours you combined and the beautiful image. The Wink of Stella pens are great, aren't they?