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Monday 21 March 2011

Dream Valley Challenges #3 Mother’s Day

DV 3 Mother's Day WM

It’s challenge time again at Dream Valley Challenges. Thanks again to everyone that entered our last challenge, we had some amazing entries! Check the blog later for our prize winner and top 3 pick.

On to this fortnightly challenge, it’s an easy one!


As here in the UK it is almost Mothering Sunday we would like to see a MUM creation! Remember this can be anything, doesn't have to be just a card!

This fortnight we are sponsored by Digi’s with Attitudeimage and the prize is $10 Canadian to spend in their online store.

I have some lovely memories of Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday to give it it’s correct title. Where I live there is a road called ‘The Avenue’ which has daffodils planted all along the verges and under the lime trees. For as far back as I can remember the local children would pop up to Church for the morning service and on the way home to come via The Avenue and pick Mum a bunch of Mother’s Day Daffs. You could see when it was Mother’s Day, one day the verges would be full to bursting of bright yellow flowers and by the Monday, mainly just the green leaves. In all those years I don’t think there has been a year when the daffs were not out in time.  Nor have I ever heard of anyone complaining at the kids picking flowers. In fact when I was very small my local church used to have buckets of daffs in the church and you would be encouraged to go grab your Mum a handful! Perhaps they were trying to stop us picking the ones outside!!

So onto my creation.

DV 3 Mother's Day WM

Well sadly I no longer have a Mum as she died in 2000, and I haven’t made a Mother’s Day card since, but this is a challenge so I sorted through some stamps to see what might be suitable. Unfortunately I couldn’t use the Sponsor’s images as my printer was broken at the time. Anyhow a Rachelle Miller stamp seemed appropriate so I stamped it onto watercolour card and coloured it in with Inktense Watercolour Pencils.

The papers are mainly from Artylicious’ CD Essence of Nature, apart from the one with the hearts and that is a digital paper I’m afraid I printed a while back and cannot recall what set it comes from. Apologies to the designer. Note to self, pencil in the name of something on the back when you print and store!

Floral 1c Floral 2

The flowers are from my stash mostly from Wild Orchid Crafts, the turquoise coloured bits are actually white stamens which I took apart and dyed with Glimmer Mists, and the two porcelain embellishments are from K & Co and a set I have had for ages.

Inside is a sentiment which was appropriate for the image and so very true.

DV 3 Mother's Day Inside

Apologies for the awful quality of the main picture but the light was absolutely dreadful yesterday and clearly I would never make a genius with the photo editing software!

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Sparkles Forum Challenge – Mother’s Day

Craft Your Days Away – For Mum or a Special Lady

Easy Craft Projects-Challenges – For Mum

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge – Mother’s Day

The Stamp Man – Mother’s Day

Stampin’ For the Weekend – Mother’s Day

Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – Anything Goes

Sugar Creek Hollow – Anything Goes

Card Makin’ Mamas – Animals

See you back here Wednesday for the ABC Challenge

Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Just absolutely gorgeous. Wish I had a mum still too. Hugs to you. xx

  2. Hi Lin what a beautiful card as always all your cards are beautiful I love the flowers and papers on this one sorry to hear about your mom I'm in the same boat with my dad but I still have to make a card for my FiL but it does tug on the old strings that my dad has never seen any of my cards and I can't send him one. Any way on a brighter note have a great week and I talk soon
    Jacki xx

  3. Oh what a beautiful card. The image and colours are gorgeous and the sentiment is so heart-felt. I'm sure your mum would love it. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  4. Gorgeous hunni. I sadly do not have my Mum this year she died July last year.Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  5. love the colours - a super creation.

  6. This is lovely Lin. A very pretty card and the inside is perfect too. I feel the same way about Father's Day but I do obviously make cards for my hubby from the boys. Lisa x

  7. So cute, lovely flowers and the image is adorable! Thanks for joining us at SCH, hope to see more.
    Hugs, Heide
    SCH DT

  8. WOW, beautiful.
    Love all the pretty detail, colours are gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

    Huggies Angel

  9. Oh Lin your card is beautiful! I can't imagine how tough it is to not have your mum *hugs to you*

    Absolutely love those sweet turtles!!

    About my "Random Challenge" i have one folder with all my digi's in but they are all named by artist and generally what they are so i can search for them heheh :) xx

  10. Lin, this is lovely, what gorgeous colours too. Nice to read about your mother's day memories. CoB

  11. Fabulous card thanks for joining us at SFC this week good luck in the draw.

  12. such pretty colours you have choosen I love your card!

    Thanks for joining the sparkles forum girls this fortnight!


  13. Lovely card! Such a sweet image and I love those flowers. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man.

  14. Aww Lin
    I just love this honey!
    Sending big hugs to you! Dont know what I would do without my Crazy Mum or wee Granny either!
    More hugs!
    Melly xxx

  15. such a beautiful creation lovely image, fabulous soft colours and lovely flowers

  16. Beautiful creation. Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow. Wonderful job. SCH DT

  17. ooh your card is gorgeous, i too don't have mam around anymore infact she died when i was only 16 years, so i have never made her a mothers day card, but the memories of our loved ones always remain, and i do believe that they keep a watchful eye over you, hugs carol.....sorry i forgot to say thanks for playing along with CRAFTYCATZ, x

  18. How lovely to make a card in memory of your Mum, Lin. This is a stunner.
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at The Stampman.
    hugs Lisax

  19. Lovely card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week.


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