Wednesday, 14 March 2012


This doesn't happen often, two posts in one day, and neither has been scheduled.

I eventually found the iPod the other day, after looking in all of the obvious places, like down the side of the settee, and the unobvious ones like the bathroom and the washing basket, William found it under a piece of paper on the radiator cover!!!

This is a hard week for me, everywhere you look there's Mother's day things, there are also so many challenges for cards for Mum. My Mam was really supportive of my card making, she actually crocheted quite a few 6" lengths of lace for me, which I'll now never be able to use. I'm missing her so much, I'm so glad of my two kids. As young as they are they are really helping me through these horrible days.

Well anyway, on with my card.

It's week #2 over at Midweek Magnolias, I was so pleased when I logged on this morning and saw that I was in the top 3 of their first challenge, yay!! This week there is a gorgeous sketch to follow. I love following a good sketch as I find that the card practically makes itself. I'm also entering this into It's A Magnolia Challenge where they want you to use two colours and white, my colours are Purple and Pink. I'm also entering this into the butterfly challenge at Deep Ocean Challenges.

The DP is all from Bildmalarna, and I've distressed the edges with Walnut Stain. I've also distressed the white Bazzill Bling with Walnut Stain and Gold pen. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I've coloured Tilda in with Distress Inks, I've tried a slightly different approach to her hair and I'm quite pleased with the results.

The theme at My Mums Craft Shop this week is 'Mum's the Word', and this week we're sponsored by A Day For Daisies. I couldn't make a card for this challenge, I did try. The girls there are lovely and were really supportive when I told them I had to dip out of this post, but I will be back next week.


  1. BECKY!!! You are too quick girl! WOW! That's so awesome to see you back and congrats on your Magnolia Marvel title! This is totally stunning! So soft and sweet! Papers are fantastic and coloring is jaw dropping! Thanks so much for joining us again this week!!!

  2. Another gorgeous card Becky, the colours are gorgeous and I love the layout! A Liebster blog award over at mine if you'd like to collect it Del xx

  3. Hi Becky
    Firstly a BIG congrats on being in the top three, well done. Now onto your stunning card, love the colours & paper's that you have used, love how you have coloured her hair. Like you I also like to follow a (good) sketch, take's all the hard work out of card making lol. Glad you found your ipod, don't thing's end up in the funniest of place's lol.
    Sorry to hear that you are having such a difficult time at present The first Anniversary of any special event/occasion, after some one has passed away is SO VERY hard to deal with. I'm not in the least bit surprised that you weren't able to make a Mother's Day card, I still find it hard to make them & my dear Mum has been gone 20years. I promise you it will get easier, of course the pain will never go completely, but time has a wonderful way of healing (some) of the pain
    Sandra (craftynan)

  4. Hi Becky! Your creation is a phenomenal work of EVERYTHING about it!!!! This is my favorite image from the new collection and you have showcased her to perfection! Love your work!

  5. Oh my goodness Becky! Another amazing creation! You are so talented with these gals - your colouring is wonderful and I love how you used the sketch! It's perfect! Thank you so much for playing with us again at Midweek Magnolias! :o) xx

  6. Wowzers! Such a lush card. Lurve the colours and the way you have done Tilda. Will have to get myself over to this cute sketch this eve :-)

    I was thinking of you today when I was making my card up. It must be so hard, I am glad you have support my lovely. Take Care xx

  7. Oh wow Becky just come across your blog via Del. Your cards are gorgeous. Sue x

  8. What a gorgeous card becky! I really love your wotk here and I am now a new Follower! Congrats as well to the Top 3 at Midweek Magnolias! You rock!

  9. Oh my Gosh!!! wow girl you are quick!!! lol. I love your take on our sketch and the colouring of sweet Tilda is amazing as is your colour combo of papers and embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Midweek Magnolias. Good luck in the draw and please join us again with your gorgeous work.
    Suzi x

  10. cute card

    Tnks for joining us at IAMC

    Love Patricia

  11. Another wonderful card! I love the colors and the design! Wonderful coloring too:)

  12. Absolutely gorgeous Becky! I love the colours and your pretty details, just lovely. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Midweek Magnolias
    Hugs Julie P

  13. Such a beautiful card! I love the papers you have used, purple papers are so hard to come by. Love your colouring with distress inks!

  14. Fantastic card, love all the elements and the additional freckles are really making her cute :)

  15. Your card is sooo cute!!
    Thank you for joining Deep Ocean Challenges.
    Hugs, Camilla