23 May 2011

Mother's Day layouts

** Warning - marathon post **

It's Monday ~ Design Dollies Day ~ and time to share the May Trifecta:

The Trifecta requires a project based on each of the three previous themes for the month - the colours (pink, dark blue, white and chocolate brown), the elements (creative folds) and sketch. The other Dollies have created some fabulous works of art which can be found HERE.

The folded dahlias were inspired by Helen Croft's tutorials here and here. I've used folded dahlias on cards before but this is the first time I've used them on a layout:

I used: All older stash items! Papers from Bo Bunny and Arctic Frog, Bella flocked alpha stickers, Making Memories 'Paperie Poolside' journalling page

This layout is also for:
# Scrap Lounge ~ handmade flowers
# Papertake Weekly ~ 'Bloom and grow'
# ABC Challenge ~ Unusual folds

My friend Tam set the monthly challenge at Scrap Boutique - she wants to see layouts about mothers - so I couldn't resist scrapping another photograph from Mother's Day this year. The reason I love this photo is because it's so unusual to get a picture of me and my mum and my daughter all together. I think this year was my most memorable Mother's Day ever because of the beautiful day we spent together.

A little detail shot of the gorgeous Lime Tree Creations crochet'd embies, and the quote I found by Marge Piercy:

I also used: Cosmo Cricket 'Nutmeg' and Gin-X papers, Prima 'Got' flowers (really old stash!), Kaisercraft rhinestones, Cats Life Press journalling stamp, Fiskars scallop circle punch, and some cute tickets which were a RAK from my friend Melissa. (Thank you!)

This layout is for:
# TAAFOMFT ~ Fave photo
# Lime Tree Creations ~ Girls

And yet another Mother's Day layout - this one with a photograph of my Mum and my daughter:

I used: Cosmo Cricket paper; vintage sheet music; the lace was a RAK from a kind friend; orange woven ribbon came in a multi-pack from Spotlight; CTMH sticker; Kaisercraft pearls.

This layout is for:
# Artastic ~ May challenge ~ picture inspiration, lace, something orange
# Really Reasonable Ribbon ~ Anything goes


  1. ohhhh love all your pages!!! Those folds on the flowers are sooo cool!!!

  2. Wow, Karen, STUNNING pages! I looooove all the flowers you've used on them, and the beautiful trim and musical paper on the last are just gorgeous!!! Glad you had such a wonderful mother's day!

  3. Gorgeous creations!
    Thanks for playing along with this weeks ABC challenge.
    Hugs Sue x

  4. This is simply gorgeous. Your folded flowers are stunning. Thank you for joining us in this weeks ABC challenge.
    Hugs Jackie

  5. Absolutely beautiful pages Karen.
    Thanks for joining in the fun with at at Lime Tree Creations

  6. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! These are ALL GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos and the flowers! Thanks sooooooooooooo much for playing along with FAVE THINGS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. The 3 generation photo is especially precious!!! Thanks for playing along with Fave Things!!!!

    Anne Pennington

  8. 3 gorgeous layouts!! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  9. the lace in this is gorgeous! Its a beautiful photo! The music paper behind is a lovely touch too!

  10. Great LO! Love the orage dp and the b&w pic of your Mom is beautiful! Thank you for joining us over at ARTastic;0)

    Hugs xx
    Cecelia B

    ps...I have candy over at my blog!

  11. Hi Karen!
    You have created a superb LO for our Mother's Day challenge at ARTastic. I love the ribbon and lace!
    Shelee :)

  12. Lovely lovely layouts!
    I love the layout with your mum and your daughter, fabulous photo!
    Thanks for playing along with Fave Things!

  13. wow love all those layouts, thanks for playing along at artastic this month

  14. Karen, I feel very priviledged that I was able to see you design this IRL, you are an amazing scrapper my girl, so glad you played along with us this month. Melxx

  15. Well hello my fabulous Dollie friend : )
    Loving all of your layouts sweetheart, you have been busy!!! Thanks for playing along with us at These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things.

  16. What a marvellous page Karen! It is all so wonderful, & your lace is divine! What a lovely, lovely photo!
    Thanks for playing along with us over at ARTastic!

  17. Beautiful pages! Thanks for playing the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge!

  18. Lovely Mother's day layouts!
    Great photos! I love all the crochet embellies on the second LO.
    On the page for ARTastic, I love the gorgeous lace and the sheet music. The photo is really wonderful.

  19. Wow some gorgeous Lo's for Mothers Day.. Love the gorgeous touches you have on your ARTastic entry

  20. Beautiful layouts!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Fave Things!

  21. Wow, all of your LO's here are beautiful, but my favourite has to be the one you did for our challenge, the ARTastic challenge. I'm absolutely in love with the look of that one. The orange background paper in combination with the music paper is gorgeous!!! Thank you for playing with us.
    xxx Peggy

  22. I love your ARTastic entry, the combination of pp's and lace just beautiful. well done!


  23. this is lovely - great orange BG paper and a beautiful picture - great work.

  24. Lovely LOs, Karen! I love the orange background PP and the lace you used, and what a great picture to remember Mother's Day by! Thanks for joining us at ARTastic!
    Hugs, RobinJ

  25. WOW! Love it! thanks for playing along with us at the RRR blog!

  26. I love your blog and all the great ideas.


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