Friday, 9 May 2014

A Doily For Every Surface

Thanks for stopping by the Guild Hall. Preparations are in full swing here, in anticipation of the arrival of our lady mother, traveling from Castle Cambric to celebrate Mother’s Day. The house gnomes tend to get uneasy when our mother visits as she has quite a commanding presence. One of the house gnomes, Myrtle, had decided to make an extreme amount of doilies to set on all the side tables around the Guild Hall. I’m not sure what possessed her to do such a thing, but I left her to it, not wanting to spoil her pleasure by telling her our mother was not fond of doilies. 

I started this card by cutting the base out using patterned paper and the Art Philosophy cartridge. The letters for "mom" were cut using the Birthday Bash cartridge. I stamped the lady, using the Unity “Queen of the Universe” itty bitty, on the inside of the card so you could see her through the little wi. The sentiment was also stamped using that same set.

On the inside above the lady I stamped the “thanks” using the There She Goes "Cinnamon" set and the rest of the sentiment with a Unity stamp (not sure where it came from as it was in a grab bag I won). This earned me +184 mysterious XP points. I don't know what stat to apply them to as there are a mystery though...

On the envelope I stamped the corners with the Inkadinkado “Decorative Corners” set as I thought it sorta tied in with the flower doilies on the paper.

This card will stand tall in the following challenges:

In the end Myrtle had made 27 doilies. I dutifully placed them around the Guild Hall as she watched with pride, sure that these frilly clumps would impress my lady mother. I suppose I could always try and donate them somewhere after this weekend….who would want 27 doilies though? Most people don’t even want one...

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

21 comments:

Ruby said...

Very nice card.

Karla Yungwirth said...

As always, I so enjoy the story behind the card! The lady mother is sure to love this card as well as the lovely envelope! Thanks for joining us his week at FCCB!

Miwa said...

What a great card, I'm sure your mom will love it!

THE BLUEBERRY BEAR said...

LOVE your card! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo Stamps Anything Goes challenge this week. Good luck in the draw.
luv
Jen Leeflang
BUGABOO DT

Terri Burson said...

I love this. Boy would it be perfect for my mom cause she really thinks she is queen of the universe!

Gaylynn said...

Oh how fun this is. Love the window with the stamping.

Diane said...

Mums sure do have to tackle the universe !! Great fun !! So glad you could play along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

hugs Diane xx

Vickie Y said...

Great mother's day card; thank you for sharing with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

Crystal said...

Awesome Mother's Day card!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

the understated color combo makes this actually stand out to me! Doilies, I have a box of them somewhere that my Great Great Auntie made me, safely put away from my children & kitties ;-)

Sue D said...

Great card and post. I like how you decorated the envelop too.

MagsB said...

This is such a great card! I love the aperture, and the brown-and-white colour combo, but most of all I LOVE the sentiment!

Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

Dangina Martinez said...

Love this! The sentiment is so awesome! Thank You so much for joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week! We hope to see you again real soon.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

LOVE this! Such a brilliant card. Love all the details. The paper is fab! Thanks for joining in with the Dream Valley 'Anything Goes' Challenge. Good luck. Hugs, Wends x - Dream Valley DT

goldie said...

Love your card and your sentiment!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

Steph said...

Awesome card. Thanks for joining us at MFP Simple Salutations.

Louise Palser said...

What a great card.Very Retro :)Thanks for joining in at Milkcoffee this week, Lou DT x

Wildfire said...

Fun card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion! :)

Petya DT

Whisper said...

Oooo what a great stamp and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x

Christine said...

Fun Mother's Day card. Love the vintage feel. Thanks for sharing with us on MFP's Simple Salutations.

Tracy said...

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

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