Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Has Arrived

A very Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mother's throughout the land and abroad.

My card today is for the sketch challenge at Bell'n Whistles.  I think I figured out today why I love Elizabeth Bell images so much and it's because her images remind me of my only daughter when she was small.  Childhood memories of my daughter are so much better than my childhood memories.....LOL
I thought this stamp was from SCAD and just found out it's from B'nW......so guess I'm going to miss the challenge at SCAD this week............(sobs)  And to think, I just got 3 news stamps from there this week and didn't use one of them.  I'll play next week unless I have some free time tomorrow.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Open Challenge
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Childhood Memories

The new image is called "A Blossom For You".  Now she just can't get much cuter and sweeter than this for a Mother's Day card.  Oh what wonderful memories I have!  Blossom was colored with Copics with a few different colored Stickles added for some extra sparkle.  The butterflies were cut out of vellum with the MS Butterfly punches, added Yellow Stickles to the edges and pearls for the center. The sentiment was computer generated, cut with a Spellbinder's die and edged in Star Dust Stickles. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the fluorish is from my dear friend Olga.  Everything else is from my stash.

Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  If you have the time to leave me a comment I'll be sure to hop over to visit and see what's new with you.

Enjoy this wonderful Mother's Day and be sure to spend some time with family cause that's what life is all about.
"Hugs" Carol (Granny)

19 comments:

Marion said...

Hi Carol, Beautiful card and such an adorable image. Lovely colouring and pretty details.
hugs
Marion

Fiona said...

this is so pretty, an adorable image which you have coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

Fi
x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Happy Mothers Day Carol - this beautiful card is perfect for the occasion with all it's special memories. Have a wonderful day my friend - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Antoinette said...

Happy Mothers Day my friend!! (We celebrated ours this year in April in the UK). Your daughter is one lucky 'lil lady and will be so overjoyed to receive this beauitful card from you! These EB images are so darn cute aren't they and they do make you reminise the days when our children were little...so sweet!! Have a great day Carol...loads of love to you! Hugs Annie xXx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Carol. Such a sweet image and great colours, so pretty :o) Lisa x

Patti P. said...

What a beautiful image....so hope that this day is as wonderful for you as you are yourself. I am sure your daughter has those same great memories with a Mom like you, and I know you had to be a great one!!!
Happy Day!

Olga said...

Gorgeous card!!!! Happy Mother's Day!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Awwwww you just can't get any cuter than this! Super sweet card GF! Have a very Happy Mother's Day!

Tracey T said...

Such a lovely card, Carol and so beautifully coloured. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Eulanda said...

Oh you make me want to go pull out some of my old Sugar Nellie's!! This card is gorgeous Carol!! Hugs!

Selma said...

Carol this is such a cute image and you have created an adorable card. I can relate this to my daughter too. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Carol, this is soooo gorgeous!! I adore your take on the sketch anyway if you missed it!! I can relate to what you're saying about the BnW designs!! I love them so much as it take me back to my childhood!! I'm thrilled to be designing with such stunning images! :) Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day weekend hope to see you play in this new BnW challenge hun!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, *Vicki* from Stamped Smiles

Samantha said...

Thanks for coming to join in the fun at Top Tip Tuesday challenge, lovely card! hope to see you again next time, Samantha :0)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Beautifully colored Carol, I love Elisabeth Bell images too!! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!

Hugs,
Wendy

otomys said...

Another stunning card, Carol. Beautiful colouring of such a pretty image and the colour combo of blue and yellow looks great. Good luck with the challenges, for me this is a winner.
Amelia x

Lorraine said...

Beautiful! Love your coloring of that sweet image and the flowers & butterflies on your card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aw!! Beautiful Carol!! Love Elizabeth Bell images and your your coloring is perfection. Gorgeous!!

*Vicki* said...

So sorry for not being around lately hun!! So many things going on...just trying to keep up with it all!! Hope you are doing well!!

I love your pretty card with the design, coloring and details!! Really gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing! Smiles, *Vicki*

Mary Lou said...

Hi Carol~~Finally found time to visit~~Wow this card is TopNotch!!!
Very well done and I am sure your daughter loved it :)
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Hugz and blessings