Sunday, 28 April 2013

For a Mum/Mom

Two countries separated by a common tongue.
 
I love that saying. I also love languages and words and the differences between US and UK English always intruigue and amuse me. Especially where one word can have *completely* different meanings in different countries.... for example, men don't often wear suspenders in the UK (or at least, not that they'd admit to! :lol:).
 
Anyhow, whether you speak UK or US English, and say mum or mom, this week's challenge at One Stitch At A Time is all about mothers.
 
For my card, I've used this absolutely adorable little dragon stamp - called Dragonette - by Barb Jensen, one of my favourite Stitchy Bear creators.
 
 
I coloured the stamp with my Promarkers in pretty pastel colours and cut it out with a Nestabilities die:
 
 
I played around with border punches to make some decorative edges on my card and I used some pretty papers (freebies again!) in blue and pink pastel colours.
 
 
I also trimmed back the front section of the card and used the papers - and a coordinating sentiment tag - to decorate the inside of the card too:
 
 
I finished things off with a length of ribbon...
 
 
...and some gemstones:
 
 
You don't have to use a Stitchy Bear product to enter the OSAAT challenge but if you do you will be entered into the draw to win our main prize of a $9 gift voucher to spend in the newly-revamped Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet. Entries not using a Stitchy Bear product will have the chance to win a $3 gift voucher.
 
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
 

19 comments:

Hazel said...

Love the shades you've used on this cute little image, loving the ribbon too! Hazel x

Josephine said...

This is SO sweet, Ali. I'd never have thought of pastel shades for this one, but it's absolutely gorgeous!

Love crafts forever said...

Ali you colored image so beautiful. Love pastels colors.
Hugs Nat

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is soooo pretty. Love the colors you have used. Great border and totally love the ribbon as well.

Susan Kennedy said...

Adorable... Love how you colored that adorable little dragon :) Gorgeous colors! Love all the elements!

Mimi said...

Beautiful colours Ali and gorgeous colouring too. Great card. Hugs Jane xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

hi Ali, whooh wau cute image, fabulous card!
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room "So Sentimental" Challenge, good luck;-))m

Debi said...

that little pink dragon is the cutest, love your colouring :-) thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Zoe Sanderson said...

A very cute little pink dragon great Mum's card love your view of languages. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Manderly said...

Hi Ali!
Where to start! Love what you wrote about the US and UK words! So very true and it is interesting. I'd love to speak with an English accent and find myself saying things like Mum and Bloke! LOL

I love you Dragonette too! Your coloring is lovely. A pink dragon-Yes!!! Very effective and yet soft. Looks so loving. You are talented in so many areas! I didn't realize we were on the OSAAT DT together and that you are an incredible artist too! I popped over to thank you for the outstanding comment you left on my blog. Gosh, you sure made me feel good! Your image made me stretch in my coloring as I've never colored a profile before. The shading is completely different! Loved it, loved working with image, loved creating the card with it! Soooo....
thank you thank you thank you for being so talented and so kind!
Manderly
xxxooo
ps I've had only a few artists of the digis used actually comment and I have to say, it's such a special treat!!! Appreciate so much you taking the time.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Ali, what a gorgeous card. I love the super cute image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for Joining in Challenge #50 'Mystical, Magical or Mysterious', over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.
AAAWWwwwww this is wonderful. I adore the image and the colours you have chosen. The choice of beautiful girly papers are wonderful and the punched border details....absolutely gorgeous....
I hope you will be joining in with us for future weekly challenges and they are always fun and we always have great prizes to give away...

Hugs Lisa xxxxxx LEJ DT Member

Nat said...

This is gorgeous. I LOVE your cute image, pretty papers and lovely punched edges. Thank you for joining in my 'Animals' challenge at PFP.
Natx

Chriss America Real said...

This is such a soft pretty card! I love the color combinations. Perfect for mom..um..mum..

Hugs,

Chriss
www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

this is stunning beautifully coloured image great background: Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.
Mags
x

Mary said...

What a sweet, sweet dragon. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations. I hope you get to join us again real soon.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details! Thanks for playing with us at Whimsy Stamps!

Helen said...

A great image and I love the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

Helen x

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