Friday, 2 March 2012

Mother

I had a great time at the Make It show in Farnborough last weekend, there were so many talented demonstrators there showing off all the latest techniques and products, really inspiring. I had to be very strict with myself so I didn't go home with too many new things. Apart from the cost it would be hard to find homes for much more in my already crowded craft room! My head was buzzing with all the things I saw and wanted to try out, the only thing missing was my big sis Jenni who came with me the first year it was on but she couldn't make it this year. Hopefully next time we will be able to go together again.

The new challenge at THE CARDMADFAIRY'S DIGI DAYS is entitled 'Mum's the Word'.
 You don't have to use one of Jenni's images but if you do you can enter more than once.

 My card  this time is an unashamed copy of a layout I watched a demonstrator do at the show although on hers the main focus of the card was the two hydrangia style flowers and I have added the Cardmadfairy butterfly, which is one of my favourite images, as a focus. The background has been distressed and then stamped round the edge with a free image that came with a magazine, the backing paper is a Tim Holtz. The flowers are made by die cutting lots of flowers from an old Basic Grey paper, sticking them onto a punched circle and glittering the centres. The glitter which is not something I usually go for is something else I picked up at the Make It show. As you can see I have gone a bit mad and the whole butterfly is coloured with glitter using a special glue with a very fine nozzle! Great fun to do but I think I need a bit more practise!
Entering the following:
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/ Open
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/ Use a digi
http://perfectsentimentschallenge.blogspot.com/ Anything goes /die cut
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ Always anything goes
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/p/rules.html Things with wings
http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com// Mothers Day
http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.com/ Celebrate your Mum
http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/ Pink and Green
http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/ Things with wings
http://sjpapercrafts.blogspot.com/2012/02/monthly-challenge-2-february.html Flowers & pink/red

23 comments:

  1. very pretty thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

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  2. This is so pretty!! The butterfly is gorgeous! Love how much inspiration a craft show brings! I'm off to Stitch and Craft in London in about 2 weeks and CANT WAIT!! Saw this on MIM!
    Nat -x-

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  3. Oh forgot to say also absolutely love the effect of all the flowers put together, just stunning!!
    Nat -x-

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  4. Beautiful card Gillian, the butterfly is gorgeous and I like those flowers.
    Kevin xx

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  5. Love your butterfly and flowers. Saw you on MIM. NancyD

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  6. Stunning flowers Gillian, Sheila:)X

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  7. What a gorgeous cluster of flowers, so pretty, love the butterfly and colours.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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  8. Great card!

    Thank you for joining in the fun with us at SMC with our
    "Things with Wings" challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon & good luck in the draw

    Hugs Shaz x

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  9. A fab butterfly - thankyou for joining us at SMC - good luck in the draw - hope to see you again soon
    Ang

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  10. OH WOW! This is just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘USING DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  11. Fabulous card, love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  12. Lovin' all that bling

    kitten - DYSU team

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  13. awesome card, those flowers are amazing, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop this week, hugs, martina

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  14. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
    Jo and Tigerlover.

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  15. This is so lovely, I adore all the glitter, it makes it a very special card! Thanks for joining in at SJ Crafts! x

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  16. A very beautiful Mothers day card Gillian love that butterfly,thankyou for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  17. Absolutely beautiful! Love the butterfly! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop!

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  18. Wow- what a fabulous card- that butterfly is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

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  19. Beautiful card! I personally LOVE all of the glitter. If it sparkles, I'm entranced! =D Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop!

    xx Star

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  20. What a beautiful project! I would love to hang that on my wall. I hope you enjoyed playing along with the challenge at S J Crafts this month.

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  21. This is a work of art! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

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  22. This is stunning!! The glitter is just perfect! Thanks for playing along at S J Crafts!

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  23. Great card love that sparkle thanks for joining us this month at S J Crafts.
    Jenny x

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