Thursday, 17 February 2011

Birthday card for my Mama

It's my mother's birthday next Saturday (Feb 26th) and I wanted to get her card done and sent off before this weekend was over. I'm always late and I didn't want to be this year. She will be 79! I am my Mama's baby - she was 39 when she had me (yes, you can all count - I'll be 40 next month!) - and I was quite a surprise for the family when I turned up eight years after the last and seventeen years after the first (we are five kids in total).
I've noticed that regardless how old you are, you will always be the baby of the family. I was pregnant with #3 before one of my brothers realised that I was an adult!! :) So this is why I chose this card for my mother, showing her that I am still her little girl........ pretending to be an adult! hehe!

I feel that this is my best card yet! I love the colours - pink and green are my favourite colour combinations and this stamp just screams girly pink. Don't you agree?

I used my last piece of this particualr design paper (BG Porcelain) and I don't know what I am going to do without it. I hope BG puts this collection on their digital kits soon so I can have it forever!

Here is my card recipe:
Cardstock: Bazzill (pink and green )
DP: BasicGrey Porcelain paper collection
Stamps: Lili of the Valley - Hello Cupcake (image) / Melissa Frances - Simply Said (sentiment)
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black / Copic markers* / Ranger Distress Inks (walnut stain)
Die cuts: Nestabilities Labels #1 & Classic scalloped circles large
Punches: Gütermann (butterfly, leaves and flowers)
Ribbon: Knorr prandell
Gems: Basics by Kaiserkraft and Hero Arts
Doily from stash

Face and body: E000, E00, E21, R20
Dress and hat: RV10, R81, R83, R85
Hat, shoes, teacup and scallop circle: G21, G24

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley: Challenge #84  - My favourite Colours
SimonSaysStamp Challenge: Make your own embellishment!
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Challenge #9 - Spring....Flowers everywhere!

Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment to let me know you were here! I appreciate you!

Hugs, Becca

p.s Barb - don't show Mum this post otherwise it'll spoil the surprise - ta! xx


  1. Hi, I really love this card, I think it's one of your best too. I won't show mum, promise. B

  2. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous!! I love the color combo and I soooo need to get some LOTV stamps cause this image is adorable!! The embellies are perfect!!

  3. Beautiful Becca! love it! so charming and she will probably cry when she gets it for happiness! : ) I am 7th of 8 mom had me when she was 40 and then had one more! You are most fortunate to have her still with you! I can identify w/the older kids forever thinking you're still a kid! lol
    Pam Going Postal

  4. This is incredibly adorable. Love the stamp!!!!

  5. Awww this is soooo pretty!! x

  6. Your too funny Becca but I know what you mean about being the baby of the family. Anyway, love this stamp and your coloring is awesome!! Wonderful layout,paper and embellishments. You get an A+++++!!!!
    Judy K.

  7. Oh my Becca, this is just too adorable. Your Mom is going to simply love this card.. bet she cries.. Your coloring is so supurb and your layout is devine.. love your flowers and your layout/pp is to die for... A simply gorgeous card. Happy Birthday Mom!!
    Hugs, Jean

  8. Becca you should be tickled with this card - It is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love your flowers - I am realizing that I love the paper punched flowers best of all - Your coloring is fantastic and I do love your design - way to go kid - and yes to me your are a kid - my youngest is older than you - LOL. Happy birthday to your Mom!!!!
    Hugs, Sandy

  9. Very sweet Becca! I'm sure your mom will cherish it =) Beautiful work!

  10. Your mom will really love this card it is beautiful.

  11. Wonderful card. Colors, image, darling flowers and lace accents. Love it.
    Sue S.

  12. Wonderful creation. Beautiful colours.
    Hugs Renate

  13. Very Cute! and sweet card! Your Mom is sure to love it!

  14. AWW!! This is really sweet!! LOVE the soft colors!! :)

  15. Becca! This is GORGEOUS! The coloring, the layout, those flowers...just beautiful! Your mama will cherish it!
    Rene :D

  16. Gorgeous card beautiful coloring and great flowers...your Mom will love
    the LOTV images.
    HUGS Linda

  17. Beautiful card, Becca! Love that colour combo!

  18. Those are gorgeous flowers and this card is so pretty!

  19. A really lovely card Becca, I'm sure your mum will love it.

  20. What a gorgeous and inspiring card. Your mum is going to love this.

  21. Your card is just beautiful. I am sure your mum will love it.

  22. Becca, I love Lili of the Valley stamps. They are so cute. The green and pink def. looks great together!



  23. Lovely card, Becca. Your use of distress ink for the flowers and butterfly really make the card look so dimensional. Your coloring is wonderful and I just love these LOTV stamps.

    Cathy Lee

  24. So very very adorable! Your mom will treasure this beauty! Love the colors!
    Hugs, Cathy-lynn

  25. Becca,
    I love this sweet little card. Those BG papers are beautiful. Nicely done.
    happy friday,

  26. Hi dear Becca,
    the card is simpley adorable.
    I am sure your Mama will love it.

  27. Oh my goodness this is to adorable!!!!! Love your hand made flowers too..they really stand out. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge. :)

  28. The colours on this are gorgeous and so much pretty detail. Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!


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