Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Happy Birthday Mum!

It was my Mum's birthday on Wednesday, so it's now safe to blog her card...and gift wrap etc...
I made a matching set using some cute little puppy stamps from the Penny Black 'Man's Best Friend' set. I coloured them all using watercolour pencils, then fussy cut them all out. I decided to use kraft card for the card base, and stamped panels of card with the little paw print stamp that comes in the set in various colours of Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover). I edged the card and tag bases with some stripey washi tape (from Freckled Fawn), then stamped sentiments from various sets (Paula Pascual 'Big Messages', Simon Says Stamp 'Sending Sunshine' and Clearly Besotted 'You & I'). I cut circular apertures in the paw print panels, so that the sentiments would peek through, then mounted them on 3D foam. Then I added the little pups leaping around all of the apertures.


Here's her card:


This is a little matching giftcard holder:


And her present...I wrap all my gifts in brown paper...then added some of the washi tape, and tied the tag on using some multicolour twine:


Challenges for these items:

12 comments:

maria f. said...

Such a lovely matching set. Mum is certain to be proud!

Crafty She said...

Hi Helen, what a lovely set for your mum, I hope she had a lovely day. x

Paddington fan said...

What a super cute matching set - I bet your Mum loved them! The dog stamps are adorable and going on my wishlist!! Thank you so much for joining our Tag challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and I do hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

What a fantastic matching set - so clever. I love the cute dog stamp you used and your design. Brilliant!

Thank you for sharing your tag etc and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

applejack cards by sue said...

How lovely. This matching set is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with Friends. Sue DT

Debbie said...

Wow Helen. How adorable this set is. I love the brown wrapper gift.
Thank you for joining in again at Sweet Stampin' again. Debbie X

craftybunny said...

What a super set and great designs.Such beautiful work with cute pup for your Mum.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Lindsey said...

How cute are the dogs?! Great co-ordination with yr washi & twine. V thoughtful x

Plony said...

You made a lovely set....all is matching so nice. Beautiful! Thanx for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge, xxx Plony

Mervi said...

Cute set Helen, lovely gift.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

Theresa Pace said...

gorgeous set! i'll bet your mum was so pleased with them. thank you for sharing them with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx.

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x