Monday, 4 April 2011

Happy mother's day!

Okay, I know this was yesterday, but I wanted to make sure the recipients had their cards before I posted them online (not that either my mum or mil know about my blog, so hopefully would have been safe - just didn't want to take the chance!).

Both the cards were made using images and papers from the Crafters Companion Flower Fairies CD, my mum bought this for me when it first came out so I thought it was about time I made something for her using it. I tried to make both cards different, but use similar elements, think they turned out okay - they were both really pleased anyway.

I found the instructions for the book card here, sorry they are in a foreign language but there is a translation button at the side - not that you will need it, the pictures are fairly self-explanatory, and if I can follow them anyone can, this is the first time I have tried this method as well and I didn't do a dry run first! (really pleased with myself, can you tell?). The other card is a double easel, I just made it with an A5 card base, which I divided down the middle to the centre fold, then I cut back the two pieces so they were square and then scored across them diagonally from the middle to the outer corners, you then treat each side as a standard easel, but you can use a single central piece on the bottom to act as your stop (in my case I used a copy of the Rose Fairy poem from a Cicely Mary Barker book I happen to have).

Mum's card:



























Mother In Law's card:



1 comment:

AlisonJeatt01 said...

Rachel they are fantastic as usual, you will have to show me how you did the double easel card when we next meet up.

Once again hon these are fantastic and I bet both mums were well happy with them.

love Alison