Sunday, 6 March 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Today it's Mother's Day in the UK, so I'm sharing the card I made for my mum. I'll be spending my Mother's Day cheering on my eldest son in a rugby match, so we visited mum last night and she loved her card.

I got the inspiration for the card from this month's Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine. This issue's card school shows you how to make this fabulous Circle Gatefold card. I followed the step by step instructions to create the card shape:

I also took inspiration from Becky James' use of the Floral Muse collection in the article but chose different papers from the 8x8 paper pad and embellishments to create my own design.

I inked the edges of the papers with Victorian Velvet distress ink and punched some of the corners to soften the card. I layered the inside and outside with papers adding lace and butterfly ribbon to the front.

Finally I added a sentiment sticker, frame and embellishments to the circle part of the card.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog Anything Pink
In the Pink Challenge #89 For a Special Lady
Creative Inspirations #246 Pretty Projects

Thank you for visiting today and for all your lovely comments x


  1. Beautiful card Cathy - saw the shape in the magazine. Looks great and love all the embellishments you've used. Enjoy your day! Shabneez xxx

  2. Gorgeous card and loving the card design.
    Linda xxx

  3. This is just so so pretty Cathy!I love it!
    Dawn xx

  4. Hi Cathy this is a gorgeous card. I love the shape. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. A wonderful card Cathy and a great design. I love the soft pinks and pretty embellishments. I'm not surprised your mother loved it. I hope you enjoyed Mother's Day and it wasn't too cold watching rugby xx

  6. Cathy this is beautiful, I love the shape and you are really generous to share it with us - your design is so pretty, such wonderful papers and colours.

  7. Wow, this is fantastic - not surprised your mum loved it

  8. how adorable and cute!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  9. I love your circle gate fold design, Cathy - your card has a lovely shabby chic look to it.

    Thanx for playing along with our 'Anything Pink' theme at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  10. A gorgeous creation - thanks for sharing it with us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x