Friday 18 March 2022

Left overs for Mothers Day?

Hello, crafting friends!
Today I decided to tip out my scraps box! I wanted to make a mothers day card and, after a little rummage, selected these items:

Those watercoloured flowers were left over from THIS box card which I made for a lovely friend of mine last year. Later on in the year, I bought the pads and mats that would enable me to use my dies to emboss. I used one of the Nordic Frame dies from The Greetery to see how it worked and this embossed panel was the result. It has been sitting in the snippets box ever since but was perfect for the card I planned today. Here's what I made with my snippets:

I started by masking off the bottom of the embossed panel and sponged a little blue ink above it to make a background, leaving the negative space as a 'ground'. The bottle, from The Greeteryy's Bottled Up, was stamped on the snippet of white card, cut out and glued onto the panel.

I fussy cut the flowers and leaves and arranged some of them over the neck of the bottle, popping the front daffodils up on dimensional pads.

I couldn't for the life of me find a mothers day sentiment in my stash but then I had a bright idea - the magazines would be full of adverts for mothers day! Sure enough, I found a white on black mothers day text, cut it out, mounted it on black card and added a pink, die-cut 'happy' using a Lawn Fawn birthday die. Clever huh?!!

This card won March's Flower Challenge! I felt very honoured!!

The Flower Challenge has a fun challenge this month - to make a card featuring flowers and to Use Scraps. My card was made with snipppets apart from the card base so I'm linking up there, and also with The Snippets Playground where all cards entered must be from snippets. I'm also joining in at We Love Stamping where Anything (stamped) Goes with optional Spring theme; also Stamping Sensations where we are invited to Stamp Something For Spring. I'm also linking up with a new-to-me challenge called Four Seasons where Anything Goes Spring.

I do love dear old England with its silly weather! Two days ago Eva and I were drenched with torrential rain every time we went out but today, spring has definitely sprung. It was so hot that Eva, who is still sporting a winter coat, spent a lot of time reacquainting herself with the river.

She was with a friend, a cheerful black lab named Otis, who is a genius when it comes to finding balls in the river. No ball today but he DID manage to come out with this squeaky carrot which he generously shared with Eva!

Sending hugs,


  1. A beautiful Mother’s Day card using up your floral snippets.

    How nice of Otis to share his new found toy with Eva. Xxx

  2. Love your beautiful Spring vase of flowers and the exquisite embossed background you mounted it on. Lucky Eva to have such a generous doggy friend

  3. This is simple and yet GORGEOUS!! Thanks so much for sharing with us and please join us again soon. I look forward to it.
    Karen, DT Member
    The Four Seasons Challenge Blog

  4. Oh I do like that embossed frame Vicky, I am thinking that is a real must have, so very elegant and all adds to such a stylish feel with the Spring flowers.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping Spring challenges.

    B x

  5. Beautiful Spring floral card (pretty pup, too)!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons!
    Diane FS DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Four Seasons}

  6. Oh Vic this is absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon. I'm so glad you found us!!


    P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that I have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your EMBOSSING FOLDERS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at CAN YOU HANDLE THE PRESSURE. Hope to see you there!

  7. A wonderful embossed background and gorgeous Spring florals

  8. Your card is fabulous and truly holds the essence of spring. It is also brilliant that you have produced such a stunner from your left overs. That's a win win. Glad you have been enjoying the sunny weather, so have I. thanks for sharing this with us at we love stamping xx

  9. What a delightful card Vicky. I was beginning to wonder if all was OK as you seem to have been quiet. Love the embossed frame and the bottle with the arranged flowers if so yeycatching. Genus touch with the sentiment as well! Clever thinking. Super photo of sweet Eva - and what a friend to find and share.


    Di xx

  10. You have a wonderful artistic way with backgrounds. Great find on the sentiment too.

  11. Love this embossed frame, Vicky! A perfect frame for this gorgeous Spring bouquet!

  12. lovely card, those flowers are perfect.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.


  13. Beautiful creation Vicky, love the vase you used for these wonderful left over flowers.Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

  14. What a glorious card here Vicky! just adore that frame die too...infact I had to buy it when I saw it recently. Love the pic of Eva too of course. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge ' ;) Viv DT xx

  15. Oh, my goodness, Vicky! You have the loveliest scraps of all! They scream SPRING and any bouquet that includes a tulip is top-notch to me!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge, friend!

  16. Vicky, I knew this challenge would be perfect for you, the queen of bits and bobs, in my estimation anyway! And what a glorious card you've crafted, with the bottle and bouquet all framed up so beautifully. So glad you shared with us at The Flower Challenge!

  17. Very pretty floral card and well done for your ingenuity with the sentiment.

  18. Such a pretty card! And what a good idea to use a printed ad for the sentiment!


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