Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fred She Said Valentine for My Dear Mom

How about some Fred She Said for my Dear Mom. This will be making it's way to Connecticut in time for Valentine's Day. She has saved every card I ever made her. Wait until she get's this beauty, huh!!!! LOL If you can find it in your heart, please keep my Mom in your prayers. She has COPD and was recently diagnosed with several lung infections...one of them being a "Mold" infection. She just got out of the hospital, is home with a visiting nurse, and medication to the tune of 21 pills a day. Bless her heart she is having a time of it!

On to my card. This is an image from "Fred She Said" called "Better than Chocolate". You can find this image at her store here. I am just beside myself over this image. It reminds me of the ornately decorated box of chocolates my Dad used to by my Mom for Valentine's day from the local drug store.You can see the dimension of the layer of this box of chocolates. I also used clear accents on just the chocolates. I love how it made them shiny like the real thing and gave them dimension in the box. I outlined the box in crystal stickles.The paper is from K & Company
Martha Stewart-Border Punch, Lace around the page punch
Cuddlebug-Lace embossing folder
Rangers Distress ink - Tea Dye
Sizzx- Leaf branch die cut
Various types of pearls, ribbon flowers, ribbon

This is the inside of my card. I love how the embossing came out. I inked my brayer with the Rangers Distress Tye Dye ink and ran it over the positive section of the embossing folder. I put my paper in the folder, ran it through the cuttlebug....and voila...this beautiful piece...I love it!!! I will be doing this again for sure!!!

And last but not least my envie that I made myself. I just had to go all out. Pretty opulent don't you think!!!! I ran the distress inking sponge all over my roses and stickled them as well. I hope that you have enjoyed viewing this card for my Mom and that you get inspiration to create something like this for a very special person in your life. Please let me know what you think as I love to hear from you. Your comments make my day!!!!

These are the Challenges I have entered:
Crazy for Challenges - Valentine Themed
Creative Belli Challenge - Ribbons
Creative Card Crew - Valentine
Delightful Sketches & Challenges - Love
Die Cut Dreams - Have a Heart
Pile It On - To The One You Love
Raise the Bar - Heart to Heart
The Pink Elephant - Mushy Gushy


Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Carol, this is going to make your mom's day!!! And I agree, this looks like the boxes of Valentine chocolates from a "few" years back. (I just won't say how many years back) LOL! TFS

joy said...

What what pretty feminine cards. Love all the frill!! Thank you for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Your mom is going to LOVE this one! Wow! I'm speechless, it's just fabulous! Sending prayers her way to feel better quick. :)

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...


Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Oh read your post - so sorry for your Mom. How worrisome all that is. Blessings, Jane

Liz Williams said...

Carol, I will be praying for your mom, and I know this lovely card is certainly going to lift her spirits. This is just in the most gorgeous, yummy color. It would take my breath away if I pulled it from an envelope. I'm sure she will add this to her cherished collection.Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge.

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful! Yummy card! Love this! Thanks for joining the Belli Challenge!

~Michelle~ said...

what a feast for the eyes Carol! I love it and she will too!! :)

sue said...

Carol,best wishes to your Mum.Your card is beyond words,fabulous.Im sure your Mum will be over the moon over this card.

Karen said...

Oh Carol, this is fab! I'm sure your Mam will love it, sending her best wishes too. Thanks for joining us at DCD.

Craftyanny said...

oh my goodess!!! Your Mum will be delighted with such a gorgeous card
Thanks for joinung us on DS
Anne x

Whimcees said...

You are creative crazy! :<) This card must have taken you forever! What a work of art! How do you mail something this lovely without it being damaged?

Your mom is going to be in awe when she receives it! Sending good thoughts her way that she is feeling better soon.

Wishing you a great day today!

Barbara Diane

Cindy said...

Georgeous!! Wow!! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

Katie said...

This is gorgeous!
The box of chocolates looks real and all those wonderful flowers!
Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches and Challenges and PIO!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carol, I will keep your mom in my thoughts and prayers! I'm sure when she receives this beauty she will feel better! This is just such a stunningly beautiful card....I'm blown away by it! Absolutely gorgeous. Your colors are just perfect for this and truly make the box of chocs stand out! Amazing detail.....you are such a winner in my book! Totally OTT fabby!
I'm in awe!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

WOW, what a 3D card, those details are Amazing!! You Are a Trophy Holder in My book too! :) Hope your Mom feels better, hugs ~Jeni

Susie Sugar said...

WOW !!! Great card Carol soooo very pretty and the colours ...wow , thanks for playing with us at DCD this week please come back soon
Hugs Susie xx

Andrea M said...

I'm sure your mom will be floored! This is gorgeous! So much work and so stunning! The details are amazing :) Thanks for playing along with us over at Pile It On!

Stacey Schafer said...

so gorgeous!

Wendy said...

Simply stunning!! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches

Mummylade said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning. I'm so glad you joined the DCD challenge this week and good luck.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Carol!! Your mom will love this!! So many elegant details! Gorgeous inside and out!! I especially love all the flowers and the punching. Gorgeous creation my friend!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh my goodness ... this is STUNNING!! LOVE what you've done here ... such elegance! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar ... we do hope you'll join us again next challenge!!

Jane Wetzel said...

holy cow...one word for this...AMAZING... :)

Pink lady said...

What a lovely card you have made for your mum:-)
Love the colours and all the amazing details!
Have a nice daY!

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Carol this is absolutely breathtaking, so so beautiful. Thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge & good luck.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Your cards are so beautiful! It must take a
lot of patience to do them...Thanks for
coming by and for the great compliment on
my painting, I appreciate it! I am getting
fired up, to get to work on things, but I
need to go get that big table and redo this
room, first....I can't wait! I will post
another Bearheart family bear for the next
few Mondays...Have a great day!!!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Biscuitlid said...

Gorgeous creation. So much detail and just so fabulous

Fab to see you at Die Cut Dreams and Creative Card Crew this week.

Whimcees said...


I have something for you on my blog. :<)

Barbara Diane

Melisa Waldorf said...

HOly Crap!!! (yes you have just been given the coveted "Holy crap" award reserved for the finest works of art) This is stunning!! I LOVE the image! I love the border punches!! I LOVE the flowers!! I LOVE the whole thing!

Thank you soooo much for stopping by my blog and commenting, you girls at Midnight Madness are so sweet. I will see you at a future challenge!

Jaspere said...

This is gorgeous!!

Christina C. said...

So sorry to hear that your Mom is not well....this will surely brighten her day!
It is an absolutely gorgeous creation.

Fern said...

Your Mom with love this beautiful card! The details are just amazing!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Belli Challenge!! :o)

Sue said...

What an absolute stunner!! Your Mom is going to be so happy to receive this beautiful creation. Must have taken you forever, so many details, all extraordinary!! The inside is as beautiful as the outside. My sister has COPD, so I know what a struggle that is. Hope your Mom is feeling better soon. Will surely keep her in my thoughts and prayers. Wonderful card, another keeper.


Betty Wright said...

Oh, my word! Carol, this is a feast for the eyes! Just drenched in fabulousness! Beautifully done!

Anne said...

I'm 56 today and if my daughter made me a card like this I would be over the moon as well as have a few tears too. Your mum will be over the moon at receiving such a keepsake and hope she has a great day too.

Tiina said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment. All my best to you and your mom and your other loved ones. Your cards are amazing.

Annette said...

Carol, WOW, this is just absolutely stunning, spent five minutes trying to take in all the wonderful, gorgeous detail, everything is WOW, WOW, WOW!!! This will definately put a huge smile on your mums face, sorry don't know what COPD (will find out) she is in my thoughts and sending huge cyber hugs both your ways, take careX:)

Julie said...

So sorry about your mum. I'm sure this card will really cheer her up, it's absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges.
Julie x

Trudi said...

Wow absolutely fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at TPE!

Priscilla said...

Holy Moly...just stunning :) Looks like the box of chocolate I got today ;)Hope you hada a Happy Valentines Day.

Lisa Foster said...

Oh what a LOVELY card! Every single detail is just outstanding! Thank you for playing along with us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges! :)

Sandy O said...


Maria Matter said...

Hi Carol!

this is gorgeous, I love the colors and all your detail!!!

Blessings, Maria

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

I'll say it again... this card is wowsa!