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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Use Leaves on your card at Fab'n'funky Challenges

Good morning all

We have a great and very easy new challenge over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Our hostess for this week is on of our newest DT members
The very talented

Pat K

and she has chosen the theme

Use leaves on your card (somewhere!)

So think papers, die cuts stamps - anything that puts some leaves on your card!

Our sponsors this week are the fab digi stamp company

Who are giving a great prize this week of 7 digi stamps to the winner

My card for this week is a card my best friend asked me to make for her Mams birthday.  Now for those of you who don't know, here in the north east of England we don't go for this Mummsy thing we have our good old MAMs!

Whenever I have a reason to think about the Mam/Mum thing it reminds me of when my eldest son Matthew was away at university in Norwich and makes me laugh.  For some reason he decided he would go to about the furthest place possible away from home, we didn't see much of him for the 3 years he was at university but he was a good boy and rang home regularly and that's where the funny story comes in.

In our family we don't have a very strong Geordie accent but to a southerner - that is anyone south of Newcastle we just don't talk proper!!  Matthew used to ring home each week and he'd always tell his housemates he was off to ring "me Mam" - that's Geordie for" my Mummy!"  He'd been away for quite a while, ringing home regularly when one of his housemates asked him - "Who's this Meemam person you keep ringing all the time?"  Matthew was just creased up laughing when he told us -maybe its the northern humour I don't know -but it still makes us laugh now.

Anyhow - onto the card

This is what I did.....

Image and little cut out embellies - digi stamp (can't remember where will update!)
Coloured with - Copics and Prismacolor pencils
Paper - K & Co
Card- Bazzill Basics
Die cut flowers and leaves spellbinders
MAM - cut with cricut expression Cindyloo Cartridge
Happy birthday circular stamp - Lili of the Valley
Gems- from my stash

I'll be back later with my DT card for inky Impressions for this week

Challenges i'm entering with this card

Crafty sentiments - Flowers
Flourishes - butterflies, bees , spiders oh my!
Stamp n plus -flowers
created with love challenge - use something 3 times (butterfly and seed packets)
Lolipop crafts - anything goes

Have a great day


Judith x


McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Judith, I like the image, the papers the flowers and the way you have added extra butterflies and ladybird.
Kevin xx

sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Judith, I love the image and the layout and colours are fabulous.

I hope you have a good day
Hugs Sue

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Judith, great image choice and I love the rolled flowers. Had a "meemam" chuckle...rolled it around for a time then got it....being from the land of eh! in all :) hugs, Pat k.x

Pat said...

Beautiful card Judith, I'm sure your friend's "MAM" will love it. Interesting reading that your son went to Norwich University as my eldest son went there too.

Pat xx

mixamatoasties said...

That's a fab card Judith. Laughing at your story too :)

Susan x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Judith, great image and love those flowers.
Hugs Wendy xx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Judith. This is so sweet and very pretty. Thanks for sharing at Created with love. Sandra.

craftin-dawn said...

Beautiful Card and the lil' story about Matthew is cute too...Thanks! Thank you for joining us over at Created With Love Challenges

Shirley said...

Love the story! It's little things like that, that make life fun and worth living! LOL! Your card is gorgeous!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Judith, love the fold and great image, very pretty, and loved your

Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments .


Amanda said...

How cute!! I love the easel kind of step card you created! Your colors are so fresh and bright and I love that :)

Thank you for playing along with us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!!

~ Amanda :)

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Your card is very pretty, I love flowers too. And I had to laugh at your story as well. Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with Love Challenges.

Kim. said...

Beautiful card Judith, love the image and the mam wording looks great.
Kim xXx

Makiko Jones said...

This is very cute! Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.