Soft & Sweet - For Mum
Blog Award

Freshly Made #30

Hi there

In complete contrast to last weekend's wintry weather, we have a gorgeous, sunny weekend in Melbourne.  I have been out sweeping today as the leaves are well and truly coming down. My roses are enjoying their last hurrah for the season and I have a photo of one of my favourites at the end of the post.

Today, the card I have for you is based on this week's Freshly Made Sketch #30, shown below.

I have been wanting to use this doily stamp called 'Hello, Doily' (not currently available in Australia) and this sketch is a great opportunity.  I have white embossed it on Island Indigo card stock and then matched it will the Pool Party floral from the 'Domestic Goddess' DSP because it is so fresh and sweet. The centre of the doily is a Calypso Coral flower (in the Joanne Leddy style) with a pearl centre, sprayed with some Champage shimmer mist. The gingham panel has been stamped with the PTI 'Background Basics: Gingham' stamp.  I have made this into a Mother's Day card for my lovely mother-in-law Betty.



Project Details
Stamps Hello, Doily (NAH), Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Background Basics: Gingham (PTI)
Card stock & Papers Bazzill White Linen, Island Indigo, Calyspo Coral, Domestic Goddess DSP, Whisper White
 Ink Versamark, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo
Accessories Pearl brad (not SU), Basic Pearls, White Seam Binding ribbon (not SU)
Tools     Beautiful Wings Sizzlit, Big Shot, Modern Label punch,  Word Window punch, Fancy Flower punch, 5-Petal flower punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Dimensionals, Glue dots, Champagne Shimmer paint (to make shimmer mist), White embossing powder, Heat gun

Almost forgot, here is a photo of one of my roses that is lovely at the moment.  Lots of blooms to cut and bring inside. They start off as a pink/apricot and become more yellow as they age. They last really well in a vase.

Thanks for stopping by.


Thank you to the DT at Freshly Made Sketches for this award!

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This is one of the prettiest and sweetest cards I have ever seen! Love how you arranged everything on the card.

Ter ;)

This is such a beautiful card Judy - I love the doily and that flower is gorgeous! By the way, I've left you an award on my blog... I hope you'll pop by and collect it! x Amy

Linda Beeson

Wow, I want that doily stamp! What a stunning card!


What a gorgeous card, that bow and the flower is amazing. I really adore that tiny butterfly on the sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Cindy Hall

Wow! What a beautiful selection of stamps, colors and papers. The flower and bow are PERFECT, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan

What a fabulous card Judy ...that flower is so eye catching and the doily is perfect to showcase it!
Great colour pallette too!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Jen Timko

Judy, this is a wonderful card! I just love how you have used the Doily stamp. That flowers is stunning (thanks for the tutorial link!). Every element is beautifully done. And your roses are gorgeous too. Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Kathy Skinner

Judy, I love what you did with the Hello Doily stamp! I never thought of cutting it out?!!! Can hardly wait to get it out and try it:) Love the flower too! I checked out the tutorial and will be making a few of those soon as well. GREAT card!

Nikki Spencer

Judy this is so pretty, your embellishments are perfect against that pretty DSP.
Your roses are devine, wouldn't it be lovely if they bloomed all year.

Christine Blain

Such a lovely card, Judy. The bow is gorgeous! Betty will love this special card, I'm sure. Those roses truly are something else! What pleasure they must give you.

kathy tanner

This is a very beautiful card Judy! The flower looks great on the doily stamp (why oh why didn't they give us this set?!) Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches and sharing your gorgeous card.
PS. Your roses are stunning!

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