Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mother's Day book card

So... the perfect time to try making a book card for the first time is when you've left it right until the last minute to make your Mother's Day card, right?  Well it is in my world lol...




As usual, I put off trying one of these because I thought it'd be really hard to do, and it's really not - a bit fiddly, but otherwise fine.  I've forgotten to find the tutorial I watched first though, so I'll link up to that later.

**Edit - here's the tutorial I followed, there's also a link to the matching video tutorial if you find it easier that way**

I've used one of the gorgeous new images from the Easter Collection 2 from DigiStamp Boutique - you could win this set if you play along with my Waste Not Wednesdays challenge this week.  I've coloured this cute bunny with promarkers and flexmarkers.  The papers are 'cute as a button' from Raspberry Rd, printed onto linen card and inked with 'new sprout' memento ink.  The sentiments on the front and on the tag inside are both from the Mother's Day Set from DigiStamp Boutique.  I used the MS scallop dot punch on the inside panels - I would've liked to have used the doily punch but it just chews up linen card and quite a few other things unfortunately!  Flowers are a mix of stash and Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbons from my stash - the pink one on the front is lovely soft velvet :o)

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

Hope all you mums have had a lovely day being spoilt... Huge hugs to all those who need them today, I know it's not an easy day for some.  My main present (the Magnolia spring club stamps) obviously didn't arrive as they've not even started sending them out yet, but I did get some tulips and chocs and a lovely card, and we've spent a few hours at my mum's so it's been nice.  Hope you're having a good evening :o)

53 comments:

maxine said...

This is beautiful Lisa x

Lisa said...

Hi Lisa, Wow this is beautiful! Such a sweet image and gorgeous papers.

Glad you had a lovely Mother's Day :-)

Lisa x

Louise said...

This is stunning! You obviously work well under pressure :) What goes inside the book part?

Elaine said...

For a last minute card this is sensational Lisa ! Well done Hugs Elaine

Diane's Card Designs said...

Fantastic book card....Haven't seen one of these before and absolutely love it.
Diane xx

Carol said...

Wow Lisa this is absolutely beautiful, love the image and papers. Must remember to pop back to see the tutorial. Carol x

Noreen said...

What a gorgeous card, bet your Mum was thrilled to bits with it xx

Janette said...

Well you did wonderful Lisa and I bet it was gratefully received too...it's abit gorgeous hun..lol...hope you had a lovely Mothers Day.xxx

Sally said...

Great book card Lisa. Love the image too and such soft colours. Bet she loved it.
Hugs Sally xxx

Lorraine said...

I do love these book cards and you've done a brilliant job. It's gorgeous. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Mau xx said...

This is Gorgeous Lisa, What a Pretty Book card, love the papers and soft colours, and punched edges.
I just called by but Thanks for playing along in MAWTT too. xxxx Mau

Sue said...

Oh Wow! this is stunning Lisa! the bunny image is adorable! gorgeous papers and embellies. So many wonderful details - I really love it!
Hope you've had a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

CraftyC said...

Wow Lisa this is gorgeous, what a beautiful keepsake and looks like alotta love has gone into this. I had a fab mothers day to!!
Clairex

Marjo said...

Gorgeous Mother's Day Book Card, Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

hugs, Marjo

Lorraine said...

So pretty - love the papers, that adorable bunny and the cool book design! It's not mother's day yet here - so I still have time before I start making my last minute card, lol.

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Lisa, this is stunning. Beautiful papers, colours, cute image, fantastic design....fabulous! I would love to see the tutorial too :) Hugs, Jill x

heidy said...

Oh Lisa,your mum will love this ,it's so very pretty and love the lush papers,I have to wait till may for mothersday!
XXXHeidy

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Just stunning. Sue x

Donnas Den said...

Lovely work, Lisa xx

Christine L said...

Oh WOWWWWWWWWW Lisa..... that is so stunning!! Can't wait till you link up to the tutorial on it... Bet your Mum loved it!

And I'm glad you had a lovely day...

Big hugs
Christine x

Jackie said...

What a wonderful first Lisa, and I love that cute bunny :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Lisa, wonderful details and sweet image.
luv
Debb

Love to Doodle! said...

Wow...wow....wow...wow...and wow....a big megga wow from me - stunning Lisa! xx

Vicky said...

Oh this is sooooooooo gorgeous & pretty sweetie love the papers you have used.
Hope you've had a wonderful mothers day hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

coops said...

wow this is beautiful lisa.really gorgeous and pretty and i love the sweet image anf fab design :D

xx coops xx

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Aileen said...

Very pretty. Love the soft colours and it's come out great. x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning creation, love the colours & that image is so sweet!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning creation, love the colours & that image is so sweet!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Lou said...

A really beautiful creation, love the papers, but the whole book is gorgeous, very sweet image and sentiment Hugs Lou xxx

Lou said...

p.s forgot to say Thank you for adding the link to the tutorial I am going to have a look I would love to know how this is made. Lou xxx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh WOW! This looks so pretty and so delicate! It is just gorgeous! Love the image but the DP is stunning! Thank you for playing with us at Moving Along With The Times :)

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER Lisa!! Such a gorgeous project here!! Love that image and your papers are so soft and pretty!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Christine said...

Lisa, where to I begin? This is just beautiful!! I don't there's anything else that should be said. Just absolutely stunning! You should be so proud. xx

Jenny said...

Oh this is wonderful Lisa, such a pretty, novelty card:0)
So glad you had a wonderful day.
Jenny x

WeirdCat said...

This is amazing, love every little detail, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week,
Ruth x

Kim. said...

Wow this is quite simply stunning, love the image and it is so beautifully embellished. It is sure to make someone special's day. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along With The Times.
Kim xXx

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

its just me again! Can u pop over to my blog when u have a minute, i have an award for you. Hugs, Jill x http://mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com/2012/03/versatile-blogger-award.html

xxxtglxxx said...

Woww Lisa! :) This is just stunning!

Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Michelle said...

Gorgeous book card Lisa, love th colours/papers and image. Hope you had a lovely day xx

Molecraft said...

Wow, a beautiful book card Lisa, so pretty, love it!
Helen x

Mary J said...

I love this! I am so jealous of your very many talents Lisa!!!

Trudie said...

Very beautiful. Such a cute image with lovely papers. Very elegant. Thank you for joining us at MMCS xx
Trudiexx

Suzie McFloozy said...

Stunning card I adore the DP's you chose x
Thanks for playing along with us at My mums craft shop challenges this week & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh!!! This looks like a real book - amazing and beautiful!
Sandy

Joy said...

Such a beautiful gift for a Mum, love it... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

rosie said...

gorgeous. fab idea. love the tutorial x thanks for sharing it with us x

Craftdee said...

Soooo Cute!! What a lovely gift ide, thanks for the link to the tute. Hope you had a lovely Mothers Day, Donna xx

Tracey Manderson said...

This is so pretty so soft and delicate. love it. Thanks for joining us Delightful Challenges, good luck and hope to see you next time.
Hugs
Tracey

Jessica said...

Thank you for joining us at OSAAT Challenge #105 with this great card!
:O)
Jessica
OSAAT DT

Mina said...

fantastic book card Lisa, beautifully designed and so stunningly coloured too...thanks for joining in with our Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Vee said...

Wow!!! this is just gorgeous, beautifully crafted.Thanks you for supplying the link, much appreciated.
Hugs
xx Vee

Liz Miller said...

I was so inspired by your book card that followed the link and made an Easter themed one of my own. Really enjoyed this project. Thank you for sharing.
Liz xx