21 Feb 2010

Adorable Mother

Hi Hope your having a great weekend, we have been busy this weekend ....busy doing nothing much just chilling !! lol, but it has seemed to go quickly.
Anyway on to my card this elegant stamp is by Bravura (but don't go looking to buy it as I think its discontinued, if you know its not then please let me know as I can't find these beautiful Bravura stamps on sale anywhere, I remember they are made by a lady called Barbara) I coloured the image with Copic markers.
The DP is Anna Griffin, the ticket is Tim Holtz, the braid is BoBunny and the rub-on's are Prima
And the beautiful ivory roses were in my stash. I also used distressed inks from Tim Holtz.
This card is in Honour of my Adorable late grandmother, my mothers mother, you may have read on my blog before that I have never been good enough for my mum and she doesn't have anything to do with me but my grandmother .....well she was the most beautiful loving mother and grandmother to me and this week at the Design Dollies Challenge blog they ask us to make something in honour of a woman that made a great impression on our life so this is in memory of Emily....My grandmother
I have entered this into the following challenges
Ooh La La Challenge Love
Sophisticats Challenge Stitching
Design Dollies Challenge In honor of..........My Grandmother 1904-2002 if I'm half as wonderful as she was I will be happy knowing I'm a good person .....she was the best and the day she went up to heaven she left a huge whole in a lot of lives.
Artfulinkables Challenge Naughty or nice ....this one is nice !!
Magical crafts Challenge Mother
ABC challenge O - One paper
Ginger Snap challenge 3 colours you love (pink cream & brown)
By the Cute & Girly challenge Love
Quixotic Challenge Mother
Crafty creations challenge Stitching
Lots to do Challenge use a Machine I used a sewing machine
Allsorts challenge Ticket tag or label
Just us Girls Challenge Coral, Ivory and Chocolate with a splash of Raspberry
The Secrete Crafter challenge Mothers day
Totally Gorjuss Challenge Flower power


Rainmac said...

Wow that is a stunning card, very elegant and beautiful, what a gorgeous image x

Sheng said...

OMG!! This is such a lovely card. Your grand Mother would have loved it. I'm sorry your mother treated you that way. Sometimes people just think we are never good enough even when we are at our best. It's best to forget these people because they are a negative part of our lives.

Have a blessed day.

xoxo hugz


Ciacchina said...

bella! molto ben composta!

scrappyjacky said...

What a gorgeous card,Susie...I'm sure she would have loved it....and been very proud of what you've achieved.

Mandi said...

Gorjuss card
Absolutely stunning image, what a shame its discontinued

mandi xx

Juls said...

amazing!! so stylish! Love the image and the fab colours you have used..totally elegant card! Love it! Hugs Juls

crafty creations said...

Wow Susie this is stunning so elegant !!!!

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week xx Hilda

Linby said...

Hi Susie - I agree a beautiful stamp and a lovely card you have made as a lovely tribute. hugs

Anne said...

A really touching story Susie. I'm sure your Grandmother would have been honoured to have such a tribute paid to her. Hugs xx

Tracy said...

I think it's lovely to honour your grandmother like that, I was very close to mine too, she almost brought me up until I was about 13. Your card is very elegant and beautiful and I adore the image, shame you can't buy them anymore. Your Grandmother would be so proud of you.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

gina g said...

Beautiful card Susie that image is gorgeous hunny, you still have time to do at least another one lol. Thanks for joining the OSCC AGAIN this week he he. luv gina xx

Anne said...

Emailed you re your post on my blog! Hugs x

Debs said...

Hi Susie
This is stunning - and very touching story behind it too.
I think Barbara Gray from Clarity stamps do very similar images if that helps.
Hope the rest of your weekend is as good as it has been so far for you.
Take care
Debs xx

Craftyanny said...

Super card Susie, your grandmother would have adored it.
Barbara over at Clarity stamps has ladies of this ilk, not exactly what your looking for I know but worth a look
Anne x

Stressed Stamper said...

Great card - though sad story...sorry...Great name Emily - my youngest is an Emily...
Keep smiling...

JanJay said...

Wow, love all your entries this week Susie

Thanks so much for joining us at Sophisticats this week

Jan xx

Jane said...

Lovely card...I am always amazed at all the challenges you manage to enter!!

Love the wee ticket...must get some they seem to be everywhere just now!


Christine said...

Hi Susie what a stunning tribute to someone who has left such a lasting impression on you...bless..your card is one of my fav colour combos stunning image love it all.

Hugs Christine xx

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous card

Sue said...

Hi Susie
this is beautiful hun luv the image very classy card. Your grandmother would luv it,sue.x

HazelQ said...

Beautiful card!! I love the Tim Holtz ticket, I'm sure your grandmother would've loved this card.

Crafty Chris said...

What a stunner, and a really nice sentiment it great when someone touches your life in such a way that you wish they could stay forever, your grandmother would have loved it.
Christine x

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Gorgeous! What a beautiful card susie. The image is so wonderful, super!
Hugs Jacqueline

iluvmybugs said...

Just beautiful Susie..I'm sure your grandmother would have loved it!!! TFS


tracy said...

oh susie, know where your coming from re your mother, my mother said enough times she hated me but i didnt have a lovely grandmother to take the heat of me

the card is fab, and im sure your grandmother would have loved it.

jayne said...

Wauw... Love that Card... its very elegant and so beautyful..

Nice day to you

Marjo said...

This is a gorgeous classy and meaningfull card. By the way I don't care about blog candy. My only reason for being a blogger is to learn from all the talented crafters who share their creations with others. Sometimes blog candy and giveaways just get in the way of things! Have a wonderful day.

Cuchy said...

Beautiful and elegant card. Love how you coloured the image.

Jules said...

Hi Susie

What a stunning and beautiful card. I love it very much.

What a lovely tribute to your Grandmother.

Shame those stamps are no longer available - you would have increased their sales no end as I am sure lots of us bloggers are admiring it!!!

Thank you for playing along with my challenge at Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

pinky said...

She's a real beauty Susie, you have showcased her beautifully. Your grandmother sounds like she was a wonderful lady and its great to have her memory. Thanks for sharing at BTC&G.

Magda said...

Beautiful card, very elegant.
The image is amazing.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge.
Magda x

Jessie said...


coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Susie this is out of this world beautiful that image is amazing and your flower display is awesome.

Lorraine x

Kristy said...

Beautiful! Love the sentiment!!! Thanks for playin with us DOllies!

Heidi said...

OMG this is gorgeous! thanks for playing along with us! - heidi, design dollie

Claude said...

This is such a beautiful, stunning card!

Nikki said...

Susie this is Beautiful, I'm sure she's very Proud of you too(grandma), Never sell yourself short either you do ALOT
Hugs Nikki
P.S. I sent you a reply too your email

Stampin' Pam said...

Susie this is beautiful! Truly a stunner. You sure did a wonderful job with our colors. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. We appreciate your participation :-)

Tammy said...

Oh this is gorgeous Susie! Beautiful image and papers and I just love all of your sewing!
Hugs, Tammy

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous job with this week's JUGS colors! Great image! Thanks so much for playing along.

Julie said...

Such an elegant card - a beautiful tribute to someone very special to you!! Love that stamp and how you've coloured it! Juliex

Avril Ann said...

Susie this is a "Wowser", how great is this card, I love it, thank you for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

ROSA said...

wow that is card very beautiful ma anche meravigliosamente elegante ;-)
ciaooo rosa

Mandy said...

Stunning card Susie, so beautiful, love the image and the soft colours.
Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats
hugs Mandy xx

Beryl said...

Goodness me. This card is fantastic. The image is fabulous - your colours and layout beautiful -and such a lovely thought behind it.
Thank you for sharing it with us at By the Cute and Girly.
Beryl xx

Zoe said...

Hello Susie, I love the flower and I love the ribbon at the bottom of your card.

craft_princess said...

Super elegant looking!

jackiescrafts said...

Wow what an elegant card and perfect for Mum
Thanks for joining in at MCFC

Jackie x

Dawne said...

gorgeous card xxxx

JeanFB said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your grandmother! Love your soft romantic color combo, too!

the crafty duck said...

Hi Susie, what a beautiful card, it is soelegangt and a fantastic way to honour your grandmother, thanks for playing at MCFC, love Steph

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

What a stunning & gorgeous card hun. I bet she would be thrilled with it....she probably is somewhere watching & oh so very proud of you.
Such a shame your mother had been like that with you. My friend's mum is very much the same with her. I feel very blessed to have my mum. Big hugs to you & to Emily where ever you are now xx

Nicola said...

OMG Susie, this is simply stunning sweetie. Love this image and your wonderful colouring and what a gorgeous colour combo too. So elegant and defo made with love in memory of your grandmother.
Nicola -x-

Lora said...

What a stylish card, I love it!!
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G
Lora xx

Jo said...

I know I'm commenting at the end of a very long list, but I just had to say how much I loved this card.

I'm sure your grandmother would have loved it, and would be so proud of everything you do and are.

Love and hugs.

Jo xx

Carol Ann said...

Gorgeous Mothers day card, I love that image! Thanks for playing at Magical Crafts.
Carol Ann xx

scotspanda said...

what a pretty card, it is so classy!!
thanks for joining us this week on Allsorts


Amanda xx

Anonymous said...

lovely, and so very stylish! thanks for joining s on the ABC challenge this time Samantha :0)

Crafting Joanne said...

WOW this is a stunner Susie, so elegant and stylish. Wonderful detail with the stitching.
Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts.


Joanne xx

Liz said...

Stunning creation Thanks so much for joining MCFC

Liz xx

Gingersnap Stampers said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!