Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Another three pages and a DCM!

I haven't managed to take part in the Daring Card Makers challenge for a few weeks, mainly due to making scrapbook pages!! This week I've used the theme to make a Mother's Day card for my Mum, I decided not to put Happy Mother's Day on the outside but put it inside instead.

We have arrived at the start of another month which means it is a colour theme based on the birthstone of the month -

Its an interesting stone as it comes in various colours - aquamarines come in sea blue; sky blue; blue green and sea green which is a lovely broad sea/sky palette. The crystal structure is hexagonal. It is also associated with the properties of faithfulness, courage and friendship.

The image is from The Graphics Fairy and I was inspired by Caroline's card featuring punched lace on the Fiskarettes site.

And here are another three scrapbook pages. This one features little punched out photos of all the close family, including some who are no longer with us.

My son is a talented musician, but there are not many photographs of him playing. I converted the three photos to black and white to create this monochrome page.
He is also an artist and recently returned to college to study art, most of his work is not at home, so I was somewhat limited in what I had available to use, so lots of my doodling too. I also managed to fit in the 'Stitch' stamp from Stampotique. This is probably my favourite page.
There are another couple of pages which I'll post up tomorrow.


  1. Thats such a pretty card Janice and such lovely pages too xx

  2. Love the card Janice - isn't that punch fab! I love the lacey effect.
    You have been very busy - they are gorgeous pages!

  3. Lovely work Janice and that card is oh so pretty!

  4. Janice, I just don't know how you continuously come up with such great ideas! Amazing!

  5. Love the delicate look of your mum's card! More fab pages, love the monochrome musician one and the artist one looks fantastic!

  6. I think the artists page is my favourite too but the family page is a good idea, you can get so many pictures on that way.

    Gorgeous card for your Mum, I love the image. XXX

  7. You've been busy - love everything, especially the aquamarine (it's still on my list) x

  8. Wow Janice I love the card you've made for DCM this week it's such a pretty image. Great layouts too!

    Love Lynda xxx

  9. My favourites are the family tree and the artist pages Janice wonderful doodling too.


  10. that card is lovely janice :)
    love the pages too :)

  11. I am visiting from Karen's Graphics Fairy!
    Your blue and white birds nest card is wonderful. Lots of lovely creativity here!
    Happy Spring!

  12. Oh gosh- the blue & white card is soooo very pretty and feminine. I LOVE it!!! You did a great job combining the paper punched 'lace' and the graphic. Thank you for sharing your idea!

  13. Ah those birdies are one of my fave images too, love what you've done with it!

  14. The aquamarine image on your card has such a wonderful softness to it. Petra.


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