Monday, May 7, 2012

FOSTV-Mother's Day

Monday means a new challenge for Friends of Speedy TV and this week is to make a Mother's Day card.

I really wanted all the beautiful sparkle to show on this card. I used the Mariposa Stack and that paper is always so pretty. I think most mothers like butterflies and flowers. My Mom used to have a very pretty bird cage and this reminded me of her. I no longer have my Mother but I think she would have loved this card. I have to tell you she had parakeets and I was so scared of them if they got out of the cage. I would always run to my bedroom and close the door until they were back in the cage. I didn't want them to land on me and peck. Actually, just landing on me was terrifying. Why, I don't know.  I was a scaredy-cat then and still am. LOL

If you join the challenge this week, this is the stamp set you could possibly win, Mother's Magnolias.
As you can see, this is the set I used from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Co.

Recipe:
Stamps-Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Co.- Mother's Magnolias
Paper: DCWV-The Mariposa Stack, green scraps
Ink: MementoTuxedo Black
Accessories-Marvy lily mega punch

19 comments:

Crafterkhush said...

The loss of a parent is very difficult to get over with but the memories always bring a smile on our faces.. Love the papers used.. the Mariposa collection actually has beautiful designs and till date remains to be one of my favorite sets..great stamp set Benzi.. Thanks so much for sharing!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! I love the DP and the beautiful image!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful card - love everything about it - great job tfs!!!

NanaConnie said...

I love the Mariposa stack, Benzi, and this card is wonderful! The dp really sets off the flower. Love the soft coloring you did on it.

Hussena said...

This is such a B'ful Card Benzi! I Love the Sparkle on the butterfly and the bird Cage..Such a Special Card for a Special Person !!I Really Loved This :)

Davi said...

I love the Mariposa stack and you did a BEAUtiful job using it to show off the lovley Magnolia Brenda. Really really pretty :)

pam124 said...

Now that I've read you blog, I feel really bad about the comments I made on SCS's. I'm going to add an amendment so I don't get kicked off the site which I know would make your day! A beautiful card for any mother and I am truly sad that your mother is no longer with you. Remember, you always have Zee Fruitcake to make your day brighter! Hugs my friend!

Marisa said...

Love the flower and how you used it on the DP. Sorry to hear your mom isn't here for you to give it to her ((hugs))

Leah Crowe said...

She would love this card, it's beautiful! This inspires me to still create one for my mom too. Big hugs, and thank you for the push. xoxo
Leah

Carol L said...

What a gorgeous collage of pretty elements! The flowers, butterflies, sparkle and soft colors all combine for one fabulous card for Mother's day! TFS the cute story about the parakeet too :)

Lynne in NI said...

Oh Wow, Brenda, this is such a pretty card! Great story behind it too, your Mum would have loved it.
(PS We don't get so many Parakeets over here, but pigeons scare the daylights out of me!!)

Ravengirl said...

What a beautiful card! That is gorgeous paper! I share your fear about birds landing on me. I had a flock of pigeons swarm me when I was in London many years ago!

nwilliams6 said...

Benz, some of my absolutely favorite papers and that image is perfect! Love all the creating you have been doing - everything is gorgeous!!!! Hugz.

Ellen said...

Gorgeous card Benz! Love the sparkly butterflies and magnolia! I am sure your Mom would have loved this. they are always with us in our hearts. Is zee Fruitcake picking on you? I had a little love bird for years that went everywhere with the kids and I. It was my favorite pet evah.. Birds have personalities, some are fantastic and some are just not so nice...just like people.

Dr Sonia S V said...

You have company Benzi-- I am scared at the though of a birdie landing on me too! the butterfly looks stunning and love how the bird cage shimmers

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

What a pretty card! I love the sparkly butterflies and the pretty soft pink magnolia! My mom had a canary and I'm like you, I love to watch the birds and hear them sing, but don't ask me to touch them and heaven help us if one comes toward me!

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautiful collage style card.....lovely

Colleen Dietrich said...

I do love the Mariposa stack, yet rarely bring it out. You've reminded me that I need to use those glorious papers!

Funny story about your mom's birds. ;)

Designing with Debbie said...

Pretty card. Gorgeous BG paper.