For Mom/Mum OSAAT

Good Morning!

Spring has really Sprung here in Maryland!  The birds, bees, squirels & bunnies are all chasing each other around, the flowers are blooming, it is just lovely here.  So fresh and new!  Speaking of fresh and new, have you seen the new One Stitch At A Time Blog and the Stitchy Bear Stamp Shop? They are newly decorated and so fresh, clean and easy to move around in.  I hope you will stop by both.  

The challenge this week at One Stitch At A Time is for Mom/Mum.  Here is my card.

The image is Mother & Baby by Ike Sart.  Isn't it lovely? If you would like to purchase this Digital Stamp click  HERE.  I chose it to honor my own mother who passed away when I was sixteen years old.  She had a great love for the Madonna and Child.  I thought about my mom the whole time I was making this card and I think my love for her shows here.

I cut out the lacy embellishments with my Cameo Silhouette.  I really like the way these intricate designs cut on this machine.

I then distressed them with Tim Holz Distressing Ink, covered them with Perfect Medium and Fine Clear Embossing Powder and heated them.  I liked the way it turned out so well that I started inking and embossing everything....sigh...but I do like the way it turned out.

Please stop by One Stitch At A Time To see what the rest of the Design Team has created and then play along with us!  You could win $9.00 to spend at the store!

Recipe for Card
Digital Stamp from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Copic Markers
Spellbinders - Ovals
Paper - Kioshi by Basic Grey
Embellishments from Cameo Silhouette
Embellishements distressed with_
Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass,
Old Paper, Tattered Rose Distressing Ink
Perfect Medium
Fine Clear Embossing Powder

Challenges - Emboss It - Challenge #167 Celebrations (Mother's Day) - #95 Mother's Day - #176 Heat or Dry Embossing - #25 Mother's Day - Anything Goes - Challenge #38 Card for a Lady

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  And if your mom or mum is still alive give her a big hug & kiss from me or call her on the phone to see how she is doing.  You are never going to know how much you love her until her hand slips out of yours forever.



  1. Wow! Those Cameo cuts is beautiful. Beautiful work as always.
    Hugs Nat

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I love those intricate die cuts - it makes me want an electronic die cutter! (No space ... one day!)

  3. Totally gorgeous!!! And I adore the die cut you have done with your machine. Never thought about inking and embossing those... hmmm now I'll have to try it out lol

  4. This is so beautiful!! That die cut is amazing!!! Love all the colors.. just wonderful!

  5. Stunning card Chriss and WOW to the die-cut it looks wonderful with the addition of colour and embossing powder. Yes, the love for you Mom has really shone through here. Big hug Jane xx

  6. Hi Chriss,
    fab card, sorry a very quick comment I am having sever internet securety problems and I am using my sons VERY old laptop and it is soooooooooooooooooooooo slow
    Janet xxx

  7. Beautiful as always hun...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  8. So intricate! They make such a nice accent for your card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous, Chriss!! The colors are so beautiful!! I love the image!! What a fabulous, stunning card my friend!! Happy Sunday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Your card is beautiful and I'm sure your mother would have loved it. My mother died when I was 20 - many years ago, but I think of her every day. I called here earlier today but your card wasn't here! Hazel x

  11. This is beautiful Chris, I love the flourishes so pretty and the coloring on your image is beautiful.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #108 Mother’s Day challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  12. Fabulous card - great colouring and I adore what you did with those die-cuts !!! AWESOME result. I might just have to try that myself. :-D
    Thank you using one of my digis.
    IKE xxxx

  13. Lovely card and I really like what you did with the embellishments! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at 365 Cards!!

  14. Gorgeous, so creative! So glad you joined us at CMC. I hope you are playing along with us for our Birthday Bash.

  15. This is so precious. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

  16. Ver pretty Mother's Day card. Thanks for joining us at CMC.

  17. I love this Mom's Day card, Chriss! I can picture you making it and thinking of your lovely Mom. I'm sorry you lost her so young. Your die cuts turned out very beautiful and look perfect with the Madonna and Child. Love it all, my talented friend!


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