Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Card for Mum

I wanted to send a "shout out" to my mum. She has been feeling under the weather recently and I just want her to know I love her lots so much so that I made a special card just for her.

Today's card (mum's card) came together from a ribbon scrap (new from Prima!) and a 1/2 made card. Just under a year ago I was visiting my MILs house and sewed 8 card fronts with 2 different batches of patterned paper. Most of those card fronts have not seen the day of light ever since.
On a side note, the only way I was able to sew this card was through my MIL who set up the sewing machine on the stitch I needed; I just "drove". Gina K's tutorials are going to help me get started with my new sewing machine. I am so grateful she keeps sharing tidbits because I am going to need all the help I can get *lol* Speaking of sewing machines...Gina K revealed she added TWO to her basket the other day...so make sure you stop by her blog in the next little while because she will be giving away ANOTHER Janome!



Recipe

Stamp Set(s):
-Pretty Bird (Kim Hughes Collection) by CHF


Ink
-Brillance Graphite Black

Paper
-White Prismatic by Prism Paper
-Black by Prism Paper
-Tawny Medium by Prism Paper

Accessories:
-Polka Dot ribbon by Prima (new...I received it during the Prima workshop)
-Prima Flower
-Copic Markers
-Fab Brads (Bazzill Collection) by Imaginisce
-Sewing Machine
-Slit Punch
-Hole punch by Fiskars

Have a nice day!

Alli

12 comments:

Bethany Paull said...

Is that ribbon from your CHA dumpster dive too? LOL. This is a really great card. If those sewed card bases all look this good...PULL THEM OUT AND USE THEM.

Julie Masse said...

What a fun card! That little birdie is adorable! :)

Christina Fischer said...

This is such a fun card! Love the colors, stitching, and scallops! :)

Flossie's Follies said...

What a sweet card, love that paper, how your mother is feeling 100% real soon

nitestamper said...

such a sweet and adorable card, she will 100% love it !!!!!
WOW, designer for those companies.that's pretty amazing!!!
tfs,
chat

laurie serino said...

Absolutly LOVE the way you colored the bird !! Such a bright cheerful card ! Laurie from http://stampingforgodsglory.blogspot.com/

Crestajune said...

very cute, Alli! Love that sentiment!

Rose Ann said...

This is adorable, Alli!! It's sure to help your Mum feel better! ;) Love your card!!

shel9999 said...

How cute! I love that bird! Great mix of patterns and colors!

Deborah said...

Your Mum will chirp with delight when she receives this dalring birdie card! Hope she feels better real soon! Deb

Kristine Reynolds said...

Great card Ali. That's a great idea to pre sew some card fronts. I never want to drag out the sewing machine so when I do next time I think I'll do the same thing! Love to your mom!

Marlou said...

awww, this is so beautiful :) x