Monday, May 4, 2009

Flowers for Mom

Time flies and Mother's Day is getting closer. Well - it's closer for some of you around the blog world. I still have plenty of time - since we don't celebrate Mother's Day until May 31st this year in Sweden.

We always celebrate Mother's Day the last Sunday in May. The reason why we are a couple of weeks later is apparently because of the fact that Spring arrives later in Sweden - and also then the possibilitiy of picking fresh wild flowers.
I needed to see why we have different dates around the globe and got it all from Wikipedia.
So if you want to know more about it - read all about it on Wikipedia.

This weeks challenge over at RoP is hosted by me. I realized that it was a very long time ago since I made a folder card. Actually - I think it is almost 1.5 years ago - when I first started this cardmaking hobby of mine ;-) So this week the challenge is to make a folder card with Mother's Day in mind.

For my card I used pink cardstock as the base. Then one layer of DP from SU - in Choc chip - love brown and pink together - don't you?? Then I added a layer of DP from Inkido with a lot of loving and caring Swedish words.
Then I picked another brown DP from SU and cut it out with my nestie. Coloured my little Miss Anya from GF and also cut her out with my nesties. Chalked around the edges with pine cone. Added some pearl hearts from stash, dew drops and a glazed brad for the "lock". I attached some velcro underneath - so that you could easily open and close the folder.
Needed to add some my new roses for the final touch :-)
Below you see a pic of the folder card from the side.

I plan to put in some gift vouchers for flowers or something for the garden at my parents place. Well - I still have plenty of time to think about what to put in there, but I guess many of you don't - so what are you waiting for - pop over to our challenge and join us.
Also - I will have a quick tutorial up on our RoP tutorial blog on Wednesday - for those of you that hasn't had the time to ever make one.
Looking fwd to see what you will come up with and please - make sure that you check out the rest of the DT projects.
Kramis - Anki


Aud said...

Fantastisk nydelig og lekkert kort du har laget!♥♥♥

Her i Norge er vi ferdige med morsdagen for i år, den var i februar. :o)

Ha en herlig ny uke!


mar1ene said...

Wow, gorgeous folder my friend.. and hope to give it a try real soon to join in the challenge.
Its mothersday the 2nd sunday in May [10th this year] in Holland, isn't it funny that those days differ so much around the world?

Have a fabby day hunnie,
Hugs, Marlene x

Renata van Miltenburg said...

What a great card, love the idea and what a super cute image!

Hugs, Renata

Caz said...

Beautiful Ankl...Your Mum will love matter what you put inside.

Kathy said...

Hello Anki!! How are things in Sweden??? Hope your weather is beautiful! I have been terrible at blogging since it has turned nice!!
I hope to get to try this challenge out as Mother's Day here is the 10th of May.
Your folder card is just gorgeous!! Your coloring of the adorable image is fabulous and I adore the colors that you have used!! This really turned out so pretty and I am sure your mother will love it!!
Have a great day!!

Tab said...

Oh wow hun! I love your gorge card! So nice that you can put something inside, you mum will love it!
Hugs Tab xxx

meas vardag said...

Wow! superhärligt! Hoppas ni hade kul i helgen. Själv ser jag fram emot lördagens mara! 3e maran nu...Börjar ju bli lite världsvan..;) Jag har med mig mer saker för varje gång 8) Det va inte så mycke saker i min kasse i Alingsås, kan man säga... hihihi Må så gott! /Anna

Rosette said...

Such a lovely folder Anki hunny! I loved the challenge, thanks for keeping me on my toes! lol

(here it's the 2nd Sunday as well)

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Anki,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Jodi said...

What a very pretty folder Anki! I love the colors, stickles and the coloring you have done!!!
I have just posted my creation.

Susan said...

She's just gorgeous! I had a blast making my version of a folder card, but I'm going back and trying yours! Love this Miss Anya and she's just so beautifully colored. Love, just adore her!

Hugs to you,


Cathy said...

This is stunning!! I love the colors that you chose and the folder is awesome!! Very pretty!!

Hugs, Cathy