Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day and The Secret Project Reveal

Welcome friends - and a Happy Mother's Day to all my UK visitors.

As you will know if you visited on What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday (WOYWW) I was working on a TOP SECRET project - which was, of course, a Mother's Day card for my lovely Mum.

The card, securely packaged in a Jiffy Bag arrived in the post on Friday. By 12:00 Saturday Mum could resist temptation no longer and opened her card... NAUGHTY MUMMY!

I'm pleased to be able to report that she LOVED it! (Phew!)

Anyway I promised I would post some pics so here we go...

And some detail shots...

This is the full shot of the sneaky peek I posted on Wednesday...

The card is made from a Papermania Kraft Stepper Card - but I fiddled with the folds to make it work for my design.

I began by choosing the images I wanted to use and stamping them on super-smooth white cardstock using Memento Rich Cocoa. The images were then coloured with a mixture of Copics and Promarkers. Where I have used decoupage to give added dimension (Molly's hat, apron pockets, the tea towel, oven glove and window blind) I stamped additional images and coloured and fussy cut them out and then adhered them using PinFlair silicone glue.

TOP TIP -  when making these additional dimensional pieces bend the image around a pencil, Promarker or similar depending on the size of the piece and then apply PinFlair to the concave section and a thin smidge of very quick drying wet glue to the edges that are going to touch the background. Press these edges down with a pokey tool to get good adhesion without flattening the PinFlair glue. The pie and bowl of eggs were also curved in this way.

Having chosen the baking theme I decided to set my little scene in the kitchen, so next I cut the background papers for the "kitchen walls" and then inked the edges with Tumbled Glass DI.

The stamps are all Molly Blooms (Having seen my previous post here where I showed the results of a Colouring-In-Therapy (CIT) session, Mum has recently fallen in love with, and bought me, loads of Molly Blooms stamps  - it would have been bad form not to use them on her card wouldn't it?)

The window is made using Molly Blooms Winter Window with the snowy panes removed and a "view" made by stamping and colouring the branch section of the Honey Hive stamp on a piece of card inked with Broken China DI which was then glued to the back of the window frame. The window blind was stamped on to patterned paper, cut out and adhered using PinFlair silicone glue.

The sentiment was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa on to a Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Banners die cut.


Patterned Paper - Papermania Happy Days 6"x6" designerstax

Stamps - Molly Blooms unless stated otherwise

Winter Window Inside - MB0045 H
Farmhouse Kitchen Shelf - MB0090 F
Molly the Chef - MB0108 I
Apple Pie - MB0109 C
Milk and Eggs - MB0089 E
Honey Hive - MB0246 F

Sentiment - Personal Impressions - Cute Characters Set 2


Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Broken China
Memento - Rich Cocoa

Markers used are as follows

Window Frame, Farmhouse Shelf, branches and brown eggs - Copics E31, E33, E35
Molly's Jeans, egg bowl and pie plate and oven gloves Promarkers B119 Powder Blue, C917 Denim Blue
Blue hearts - Promarker V234 Indigo Blue
Molly's Blouse and cheeks and pale checks on tea towel - Copics RV10, R20
Leaves and drawer knobs - Copics YG93, YG97
Molly's Apron, Hat and white eggs - Copics E40, E41, E43
Flesh colours - Copics E0000, E00, E01,
Red heart and red checks on tea towel - Promarkers R455 Ruby, R244 Cardinal Red
Pie crust - Copics E31, E33, E35 and Promarker O555 Gold
Freckles, highlights and spots are all white gel pen

This was such a fun project - apart from the CIT - which is always good, I really enjoyed putting together various elements of different stamps to make a "unique" scene. 

Molly Blooms has new stamps coming out (hopefully this month) so I'm sure there will be more CIT sessions in my craft room soon!

It only remains for me to say. Thanks for the stamps Mum, have a very happy Mother's Day - I love you.


  1. Fun and clever. Bet she loved it. Well done.

  2. awww what a fabulous card, adorable images - no wonder your mum loved it. Great photos and detailed info too - thanks.. Gill x

  3. Well of course she loved it!!! Who wouldn't? It's a fantastic card. Hugs, Jenny x

  4. This is just wonderful, so much work and so worth it.
    Rosie x

  5. What a beautiful card...well it's more than a card isn't it? It's just full of caring and an awful lot of love for your Mum. I'm sure she was more than delighted and I bet she keeps it, I know I would.

  6. How absolutely beautiful. When I consider that you started the most with blank paper it is incredible...the colouring is just WOW.
    What a lot of caring and love went into this card. How lucky your Mum is and I bet this a keep for ever, I know it would be in my house.


Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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