Tuesday, March 15, 2011


It was wonderful to see all the fab St Patrick Day inspired projects, a big thank you to all who joined in our challenge.

Congratulations to Donna, you were chosen by Random Org as the winner of our little gift.  Please email Mandy your address and we'll pop the goodies in the post to you.

Challenge #15 is Mum's the Word.  It's Mother's day in the UK on Sunday 3rd April, so we thought this would be a great opportunity to start thinking about cards and presents!  We'd love to see your creations with the theme of Mums or a special lady in your lives.


Here is my latest card using the teapot template which I got from Adela.
I used papers from a selection called My Mind's Eye which I got from Warehouse Stationery.  

I have made a little cone hanging basket and filled it with Cadbury's chocolates The paper used is from Rosies.  The flower and leaves are made using the Marianne Creatable Dies.  

For mother's day I made this little apron card.  Again I used the Rosie's papers and an image of tatty ted baking muffins.  The little paper roses always look good to finish it off.  You can click here to get the template for the apron.


A gift of Marks & Spencer's Lavender Shower Gel and Soap was inspiration for my matching card.

I used Papertrey Ink's Large Heart Die to cut chipboard, inked it up with ColorBox Wisteria Chalk Ink, added some Silver Pearl Embossing Powder and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  Then dressed it up with some scrummy Seam Binding, Decorative Pins, Button Twine and a Tea Dyed Tag complete with sentiment from Papetrey's Love Lives Here stamp set.  I also added Tea Dyed white lace.

The Ribbon Girl: White Lace, Decorative Pins, Button Twine, Seam Binding, Buttons.  Papertrey Ink: Heart Prints Die Collection, Love Lives Here Stamp Set, Kraft Cardstock. Graphics Fairy: Vintage Postcard Download.  Stampin Up: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter


We have a few ideas up our sleeves for future challenges, but we'd also love to hear what challenges you would like to see here.  So, please feel free to leave a comment for us and we'll take it on board.

It was lovely to have Vicky join us as a Guest Designer and it's something we'd  like to do more often.  If you would like to join us as a Guest Designer could you pop that in the comments box too.

Our Mum's the Word challenge will run until midnight, Tuesday 29th March New Zealand time.  Please leave a link to your design using Mr Linky or email either of us with a photo attached.

We look forward to seeing your wonderful creations, and below is a picture of our little gift for one lucky person who takes part in this challenge.  A gorgeous K&Co Bailey 6" x 6" Paper Pad.

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  1. beautiful projects both Mandy and Eileen , that wee apron is a cutie :) I would love to guest design in future {as long as not too complicated ... LOL } hugzz xx

  2. I echo all tha Marlou said ladies TFI :) xxx

  3. Very fabulous projects by the DT!!!
    I have tried to link my card in Mr Linky but it doesn't seem to be working.
    Here is my card.

  4. hi ladies, I have linked up my card , after a days fighting with my computer ... LOL loving your projects :) xx

  5. Hi, just wanted to say a big thank you for my beautiful prize you posted out, what a gorgeous little package, i can't wait to use some of it on my next card. hugs Donna x

  6. What a gorgeous apron card! Love it! & Mandy, as always, a delightfully feminine card - you mum will love it

  7. Love the lilac card, lovely :) Thanks for the inspiration

  8. loving the mothers' day makes .... truely inspirational :-)

  9. Lovely cards and gifts by the dt they are all gorgeous.