Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Forever Friends for Mothers Day

I have no idea where this week has gone!!.. it must be because we put the clocks forward or something! ;) lol.

So, something slightly different from me today, as I have been on a mission all week to seek out my Forever Friends stamps and have a play. 

This is for 2 reasons;

1.  The Forever Friends challenge blog has a great challenge this week, and lots of candy to re-launch its new ownership.  I have been a follower of this blog for a while, as Forever Friends have quite a special place in my heart, and it would be great to see more people play along.

2.  One of the last things my mum bought me before she passed away, was loads of FF goodies, stamps, papers, decoupage and a CD full of gorgeous cute designs.  I have not felt able to use any of them until now, but rather than keep them all intact I'm sure she would want me to have  a play with them. :)

I used MME papers, MS punch and flowers from stash.

I followed the great sketch over on Fuzzy Wuzzy challenges, and will be entering this card in the spirit of Mothers Day in the following competitions as my mum inspired me so much.

Forever Friends - Create any card with a Forever Friends image
Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges - Fab Sketch
Totally Papercrafts - Cuddly and Cute
Papercutz Challenge - Use 3 DP
Stampin for the Weekend - Mothers day.
Allsorts Challenge - Special Lady
Craft Your Days Away - Mum or special lady
Dream Valley Challenges - Mothers Day
Creative Inspirations - Mothers Day
Lets Ink It Up - Dies and punches
The Crafty Pad - Mothers Day
One Stitch at a Time - Mothers Day
Ooh La La Challenges - Mothers Day
Cupcake Challenges - Mothers Day
Oldie but Goodie - Pink/Blue and brown

Thanks so much for looking, have a fab day, and good luck to everyone in these challenges,


Lisa Jane said...

what a pretty card - i love the little ted image and those gorgeous papers and flowers
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

Olga said...

Lovely card and fantastic story, your Mom would be so proud to see the gorgeous card you have made. You have her smiling now.......

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Beautiful card. Love the cute image and I really like your MS punch, the way you place the paper under it like flaps. Nice story about your mum and I'm sure she would be pleased that you are using these lovely craft items. Good luck with your challenges. Donna

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a cute image and a great and beautiful card alison.
I love your papers.

greetings karin

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Alison, love all the pretty colours, very sweet!

Delphine said...

Another gorgeous card, Alison! I love the colours and papers, the punched borders are fab and of course the image is super cute! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenges and good luck! Delphine xx

Nikki Byrne said...

This is gorgeous. What a fab border you have. Thanks fro joining us at OSAAT this week. Hugs. Nikki

Suzilou said...

Awww Alison, I love Forever Friends, have a few of them somewhere in cross stitch that I did before the children came along hehe. I have got quiet a few FF bits and pieces and even brought the Black & Gold cd and have never used any of them!! After seeing your gorgeous card think I may have to dig them out!

And I challenge you to have a go at the clean and simple challenges over at Less is More and dont you dare add more bits after photographing it, so naughty hehe :p

Have a great week (although it's now half over and on the weekend straight)xx

Sande said...

Your card is fabulous! Love all the details and great colors!

Thanks for taking part of our blog candy at Forever Friends! Good Luck!

Hugs, Sande

Anonymous said...

Another perfectly coordinated card Alison - so beautiful! I'm so glad you feel able to use your lovely goodies now. xxxx

Liza said...

A cute card Alison, I love your pretty papers. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Sadilla said...

that's very cute, and so lovely!!!!

Paula said...

You reminded me of my first colouring attempts - it was Forever Friends images that started me off experimenting & Sugar Nellie followed soon after - You've reminded me of how I started to colour & seeing this I'm tempted to do some more work with these images - I have a Forever Friends Christmas set & a Valentine's set - shall have a look to see what has developed since that time. I discovered your blog not long after & found we shared the loss of our Mums - I know mine would be delighted to see what I am doing & I'm sure your Mum would want you to enjoy using what she gave you.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

Little K Smith said...

Aaaawww this is so gorgeous Alison and I'm glad you could finally have a play with your Forever Friends goodies, I'm sure your Mum would be pleased :)
Take care.

Sarah said...

Such a pretty card Alison, I love how you've coloured the bear. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our Mother's Day/ for a Special Lady challenge, good luck xxx

Denise and Louise said...

I've just tagged you - hope you don't mind. xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Alison, I like the sweet bear and the gorgeous papers you have used,
Kevin xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, totally & utterly gorgeous. I love love love the colours & the image is soooo cute. I love FF I just always forget about them ;0( Your mum I'm sure will be smiling proudly & thankful that you have finally used them cus after all I'm quite sure she didnt buy them for you just to look at lol. I do know what you mean tho hun I keep everything of my dad's in pristine condition.
I found a little note of his the other day whre he wrote down one of his mates phone numbers & daft as it is I just couldn't bring myself to throw it silly is that lol. Instead I've put it in a box to keep it safe lol.
Sorry for the ramble hun my fingers have a mind of their own lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

bridget said...

Your Mom would be tickled pink! Great card! Beautiful papers & flowers. And that bear is the cutest!

papertrails leaver said...

this is so cute! Love the bear image and how you made the present pop out in red. Lots of layers nad texture! :-) Amy

scrapperjulia said...

THis is a gorgeous card, Alison! I love how you used the border punch and that cute image! Thanks for using the sketch at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute Alison, gorgeous card.

coops said...

gorgeous card alison.the image is so sweet and i love your beautiful colours and details :D

xx coops xx

Sue said...

Aw, the little bear is so cute. Pretty papers and love the colors you chose for your card. Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.


stephanne said...

Oh my good golly, this is adorable!!! Great work with the image and the sketch!! Thanks so much for playing with us at TFWC this month!!
hugs, stephanne

lalkygirl said...

beautiful card ,i love everything about it,the colours are perfect ,thanks for joining us at ooh-la-la and good luck
tracey x

laney said...

super card hun I love those colours!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations this time hope to see you again

Lorraine said...

A stunner as always from you, Alison. It's beautiful. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week. Have you checked out our mid week competition? There's a great prize on offer.

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya.

Debs said...

Gorgeous card - the image is adorable and the DP's are lush!
Your Mum would be proud and happy to see you use the crafty stuff she bought for you.
Thanks for sharing this with us at Allsorst & On Oldie But Goodie this time.
Good luck
Debs xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Alison, what a gorgeous card. I love the image 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

Carole of Brum said...

Hi alison, your card is simply lovely, and I'm glad you felt able to use your FF stash, very appropriate to use it to make a Mothers Day card too. Love how there are many things to look at on your card, my eye just keeps wandering around and around for fresh delights! Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges this fortnight. CoB

Debs said...

Beautiful creation, lovely soft colors and so many fabulous details, Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations and OSAAT this week

scrapperjulia said...

Just wanted to pop by to say Congratulations on winning the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge! Well deserved!

Wendi said...

Wow what an absolutely stunning card your embellishments are beautiful,love your colour choice
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Claire said...

Wow Alison, what a beautiful card! Your colouring is wonderful and I love all the detail! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck
Claire xx

Cor* said...

Very sentimental and well thought out! Perfect! love your punchwork & layout! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful mother's day creation with us at Creative Inspirations this time round!

jaine the basement gal. said...

Oh this is so sweet I love your bear. Thanks for entering the challenge at creative inspirations.


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