Monday, January 14, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

It's half past midnight and I can see the snow falling from my window at Scruff's Corner. I don't think it will settle on the ground but there is a layer on the shed roof, the patio table and the bins.

I know we have a few weeks left before Mother's Day but if you make cards you will know how important it is to have stock to fill your outlets well before the due date. I usually have my Valentine's Day cards and Mother's Day/Mothering Sunday cards made before Christmas but this year, sorry, last year I was busy and didn't get round to making them. Here are a few of them for now :) The cards are all made with stamps from a (new to me) internet shop called Clearly Besotted. Such a fab name for a shop and very apt.......and yes I am clearly besotted! It's funny but I only came across this store last month and I have had Stephanie (the company owner on my Blogging Buddies list for years. I was looking for something and came across a card on Pinterest which had been made with some of the stamps and so I went searching. I loved Stephanie's work when she used to take part in challenges so to own some of her work is just brilliant but I can see it skinting me!! lol

From the top, the items I used were
Happy Everything stamp set by Clearly Besotted Stamps
Butterfly die by Clearly Besotted
White pearlescent card stock
6 x 6" card blank
I stamped the image twice and decoupaged the butterflies and flowers

Happy Everything stamp set by Clearly Besotted Stamps
White pearlescent card
White ribbon 
Clear diamantes
Punched butterfly
6 x 6" scalloped card blank

Stepping Out stamp set by Clearly Besotted Stamps
White pearlescent card
White ribbon 
Clear diamantes
6 x 6" card blank

I absolutely adore this stamp set. I first made myself a mask of the hand bag and one of the shoes so that I could stamp the images over each other to make it look as though they were all in front of each other. I stamped the bag first then using the handbag mask I stamped the shoe at the front and finally used the shoe mask and stamped the shoe at the back. It's a very simple method of stamping and it's good if you don't want to sit and cut all of your images out to layer them up.

I'm feeling very restrained this week having not bought any more of the stamps (sorry Stephanie) but I might have to pay a visit for some more next week and yes, you've guessed it......I'm Clearly Besotted!! lol

Thanks for visiting my blog :)
Enjoy your day.

1 comment:

Beryl said...

Beautiful cards Jackie - especially the shoe/handbag one.
Beryl xx