Monday, 5 February 2018

A Mother's Day card with a tale to tell.

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

How was your weekend? I hope you were able to do something nice. We made a trip to a nearby Waitrose so I could buy some Chilli Jam to make one of the the recipes in the Jamie Oliver Five Ingredients cookbook that I got for Christmas. We had to make a special trip as we couldn't  find anywhere else that stocked Chilli Jam. The rest of the day we spent tidying the rabbit room, which had become something of a tip, as they are coming to stay next weekend. On Sunday we went to see the Darkest Hour a very dramatic film.

I made this card with the bonus papers that would have been in the next edition of Quick Cards Made Easy magazine. But as we all know the  issue at the end of December was their last one ever. I did like the magazine a lot it is a shame it has gone. I am pleased that all the staff got jobs on other publications.

When the papers sent I printed them all. I started by looking at the sentiments and I decided to make a Mother's Day card. The papers were very pretty. There was always a stipulation that the card was square and no more than 150cm x 150cm. I used entwined  heart dies to make a fussy background. 

So this is the sentiment I chose and I made a frame for it using some of the card from the mats and layers. 

Then I used a punch to make the butterflies they added some extra detail to the card. I still like using punches they are quick. Did you spot the heart button in the corners. I bought those at the Makery in Bath where we went for my daughter's hen party. That seems so long ago now. 

I still feel it is a shame that the magazine closed. I hope you had a great week 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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  1. what a sheerful and beautiful card Jackie

    gr karin

  2. Beautiful card Jackie, very pretty xx

  3. Gosh Jackie you have quite a busy life, always off somewhere and I fancy seeing that film, hope you enjoyed it...
    Love the card, very pretty, perfect for a mum....enjoy your day..x

  4. The saying Once you retire you wonder how you managed to find time to work certainly applies to you Jackie, always off here and there. You sure are making the most of life, so well done to you. Super Mothers Day card and love the added butterflies. Hugs Jennifer xx

  5. This is a very pretty card Jackie, as you say it's a real shame the magazine has stopped being published. How was the Jamie Oliver recipe? Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  6. Such a pretty card Jackie :-)

  7. Lovely card Jackie... I'll miss Quick Cards mag too 😔 was one of my faves x

  8. Love this Mother's day card, the butterflies are my favourite too. Have a wonderful week.
    Linda xxx

  9. Such lovely colourful layers Jackie!

  10. What a pretty card Jackie xx Jan

  11. Hi Jackie,
    oh this card is soooooooo! gorgeeous and those papers are very pretty.
    Love your wonderful design and the colours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Beautiful papers and die cuts on your lovely card Jackie.
    Hugs Pam x

  13. These paper are fabulous. I love the designs on them. such a lot of layering here too. You could enter my Spin the butterfly Wheel challenge as you have used quite a few of the elements needed here on your card. Hugs Mrs A.

  14. So glad you linked up your gorgeous card to my Butterfly challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  15. A very pretty profusion of colour Jackie on your sweet card

    Happy crafting....

    June :)

  16. Adorable card, Jackie. I love your layers xoxo

  17. How colorful and fresh this is TFS LCC>,,,,,,,>Lis

  18. Beautiful card Jackie, aren't those papers stunning? I always liked Quick Cards and will miss it. Like you I'm glad to see the staff are working on other publications. Cathy x

  19. Beautiful Mother's Day card with gorgeous papers and pretty butterflies. x

  20. Gorgeous card Jackie - I too will miss QCME, it was my favourite! Shabneez x

  21. How odd. I was looking for QCME last week for a possible subscription and had no idea they had closed!

    Anyhow onto your lovely Mother's Day card. Love the soft pink colour palette, and pretty butterfly diecuts.

    Thanks for sharing in our '3 Patterned Paper' challenge.

    Dream Valley

  22. This is so pretty Jackie! Have a lovely day.
    Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft & Create Challenge. Best of luck with your entry.

    Mary Owner & DT Member for Let's Craft & Create...

  23. Lovely card. Thank you so miuch for joining us this month at LCC challenge.
    DT Mukta
    Let's Craft and Create


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