Thursday, February 3, 2011

let it snow ...

FINALLY!!  Our school board declared it's first snow day since 1999 yesterday.  And I was thrilled.  Granted, I would've been happier if they'd announced it before I had left for work, but, better late than never.  I took advantage of a found 6 hours to get my craft room a little more organized and to get my fingers a little inkier than usual.  My mom's birthday is next week, so I decided that my stamping task du jour was to finish a card for her.  I know that she saves every card we give her.  I mean.  Every.  Single.  Card.  So, this was definitely more labour intensive that most of my crafty creations.

I have a personal aversion to the colour purple, but in honour of her birthstone, amethyst, I went with a regal theme.  On the way home from work on Monday, I had stopped at Michael's on impulse and found these really cool fleur-de-lys embellishments from Jolee's Boutique on sale which were my inspiration.  I also was dying to try out my new Decorative Doily die and to make some wrinkled ribbons.  

I made a bit of an oops on the inside so I had to do a quick fix which turned out pretty okay, if I do say so myself.  All in all, I am thrilled with the finished product. The ribbon was so easy (I coloured it with a copic) but I need to figure out a better way to make bows and froo-froo thingies with it.  So, now that the card's taken care of , I just need to think of a gift for a mom who always says, "don't get me anything" when you ask her what she wants, or needs.  Any suggestions?

See you all later.   

Paper:  purple (Core-dinations), chocolate (Bazzill), Rustic Cream & Happy Spots (PTI), Solar White (Neenah), bronze glitter paper (unknown)
Stamps:  Happy Birthday (PTI), inside sentiment (SU)
Ink:  brown, purples (Memento), tea dye duo (PTI)
Dies:  circles (Spellbinders), decorative doily (MFT), medium scallop border (PTI)
Other:  seam binding (white-Hug Snug), RV12 (Copic), fleur-de-lys (Jolee's)


Ted said...

Beautiful card, Suzanne. You're mom's going to absolutely cherish this! :)

Karen C. said...

Your card says "Queen for the Day`. Love the glittery doily circle and the yummy ribbon. Your mom will love this!! I always give flowers for birthdays - especially in the winter, they give a real lift and lots of colour too!!

Jen Carter said...

This is beautiful! Love your gold, glittery doily!!

Kara said... that fleur de lys!

Linda said...

Gorgeous! And I love the purple!

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful card Suzanne! I love the sparkly doily, and the fleur!