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March 29, 2011

CAS Mother's Day card (3/29 part 2)

Here I am again, and so soon!

This is my last GDT card for Tuesday Throwdown, sniff, sniff, I would have loved to stay on with this lovely group of ladies but my schedule would not allow.  Thank you so much Kim, you are a dream to work with, really appreciate you & the team!

The TT theme this week is florals/flowers and is sponsored by Michelle's Scrapbooking & More, who so generously shared their rubber stamps with us!  Thank you Michelle!

Stamps: The Pixie Cottage (rose, Simply the Best) rubber
sentiment: Michael's
Papers:  SU! cs, K&Co dp
Ink:  Memento 
Other:  MS pearls.

I used an editing program to overlay a "linen" background on the kraft cardstock & used faux stitching on this CAS card.  I will be digging out my sewing machine soon, promise!

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the gorgeous DT floral creations & read all about the prize offered!  Tuesday Throwdown Challenge blog!


I shared my creation today with...

That's Krafty Thursday #49 - use kraft
Cupcake Craft - Flowers for Mum
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - must include Kraft cardstock - Flowers
Ooh La La Creations -Mother's Day/Special Friend
There She Goes - No markers to be used
Woodware USA - clean and simple
Shabby Tea Room -Photo inspiration
Crafty Pad -For the Mums
Creative Inspirations -Mum or Mothers Day
Creative Inspirations Paint -  Flowers
Dream Valley Challenges - Mothers Day
One Stitch At A Time - Mothers day or Babies
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Paper Piecing
Allsorts -  For A Special Lady
Craft Your Days Away  - For Mom or a Special Lady 
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle -  Inspiration
Guylou's Inimitability - dots
Stampin For The Weekend - Mother's Day
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Celebrations
Paper Play - Distressing

This card won @



Jacilynn said...

love that paper pieced flower! super cute :)

Holly said...

Beautiful card maria!

Liz's creative corner said...

Aw thanks for joining us at paper play with this lovely card, hugs Liz xx

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at CUpcake Craft this week with such a lovely card ! Great paper piecing ! Good luck !

Fleur said...

Beautiful card Maria, The rose looks gorgeous
Hugz Fleur xXx

Pops x said...

This is stunning work sweetie, love the image and your colour choice is perfect, big hugs love Pops x x x

Danni said...

Very pretty!!

Sarah said...

Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

The Spotted Chick said...

LOVE this image on the kraft! So soft and pretty! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

Marlene said...

Very pretty...and you're WAY AHEAD of me! (Again!)

Tracy said...

This is beautiful Maria! If you hadn't have told us that was faux stitching I wouldn't have known. Looks totally real. :-) Love the polka dotted rose. Thanks so much for playing along this week at The Kraft Journal!

Grace said...

Hi Maria! Oh wow this is pretty! Love that you used your photo editing program to add that pattern to the craft paper and the flower looks great paper pieced! Great job! Have a great week!

Guylou said...

Lovely card! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's.

Kristine said...

OH THAT is just beautiful!! LOVE the look of paper pieced roses/flowers... GREAT JOB!! =) Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week! =)

Donna said...

Morning Maria, your card is stunning and so elegant, celver you with the linen overlay, gorgeous pink polka dot rose too! Thank you for the lovely commnt on my blog...you've really made my day :) Donna x

Pauline said...

This is beautiful! I love that rose image, and the colours are fAB!

brenda said...

A lovely creation Maria, it has a real feel of elegance.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts chellenge this week and good luck.

B x

Cheryl said...

oh beautiful card hun and just love that flower you have,made brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxx

Jen said...

Boy oh boy am I a sucker for a glorious rose and this is certainly a good one. You are so clever to have worked in that inlay on the Kraft. It is so effective. I also adore those pearls as they are the perfect touch. So pretty!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a very pretty card! I love the layering and love the grid you overlaid onto the kraft cs. The paper pieced flower is lovely, too.
Thanks for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal.

Gina said...

Great card, I love that polka dot flower!

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful clean and simple card Maria that rose looks fabulous a super card.
Lorraine x

Mags said...

What a fab flower that is, I love the contrast between the pink spotty paper and the kraft background! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges!

luv, Mags x

papertrails leaver said...

a beautiful CAS card Maria! Love that stamp. You placement of the rose on the lower right side is perfect! :-) Amy

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card. Love that flower!! Thanks for playing at Guylou's challenge!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh this is beautiful Maria! I understand the whole lack of time thing! I know they will miss you but we all still have your amazing blog!

Riet said...

So gorgeous Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Nancy said...

Simply stunning!! I love it!! Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

Barbara said...

Very pretty CAS card. Love your color choices. Someday I will discover how to use a photo editing program! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad for our "Mother's Day" challenge. Hope you will condsider participating in our mid week challenge too...Great prizes available!!

Sara I. said...

You've managed to pull of a CAS beautifully which is not always easy to do. Thank you for joining us at Guylou's and good luck!

Bea said...


Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time


Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

What a super sweet card! That paper pieced flower is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room this week.

Mummylade said...

this is so elegant! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

Poppit said...

I love your card - CAS, beautifully done. The background is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge. (Ps I'm also diggin your flowery cursor!)

PresentStorm said...

Very pretty. Love the paper pieced Rose. Thanks for playing along over at Guylou's

Debs said...

Beautiful card MAria
Love the CAS design.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Anne said...

Love it Maria, CAS is my type of card. Hope this finds you well and thanks for playing along with us at OLL. Hugs x

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maria - what a goregous card! I love your paper pieced rose!! You make CAS look so easy and elegant! Thanks for joining us at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Maria, what a gorgeous card. I love the stamped flower and papers you've used. Definitely a card any mum would be delighted to receive. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Sande said...

Such a wonderful plain card!

Thanks for joining us at SSDS! Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Sande

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Gorgeous creation! I love what you have done with the rose and the backing paper is just so yummy! Thank you for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad this week, & don’t forget we are running an additional special two week altered CD challenge too! Hope to see you again on Sunday!

Chocolate Orange said...

A beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our Mothers Day/ Babies challenge. Good Luck !
Choccy x

Kirei na Kami said...

Maria, your card is gorgeous!!! I wish I could do CAS half as well as you do...wanna come over and give me some lessons;o) I am so happy you joined us in this week's Creative Inspirations Challenge!!! I hope to see more of your lovely creations in next week's challenge (:hint! hint!:) I just love your work!!!


Kim said...

The rose is so pretty. I love the background too. It was fun having you on our team.

Suzi said...

Such an elegant card Maria, love the paper and that flower. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week. Good luck in the draw.
Suzi x

Autumn said...

Fantastic! That rose looks wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!