Saturday, 8 May 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Today is very special to me, for it's the first time that I celebrate Mother's Day! :D
I love being a mother. Everything about maternity is divine. It's the most exciting journey, to see the little one growing, learning, enjoying life. I'm so grateful for what I've got, that often I'd look at my tiny Precious, with my eyes full of happy tears.


I got a wonderful bunch of flowers from my hubby - which is the best gift ever. I was always giving my mum flowers on this occasion.
In Poland we're celebrating on 26th of May, and this couldn't possibly be the more appropriate time of year. I was always going out to pick wildflowers - the meadows in May are full of awesomeness, lilacs are in full bloom, the air is rich with sweet scents, and it all set my hear a flutter. Unfortunately, here in Australia it's forbidden to pick native wildflowers. But there's also no mum around here, that I could hand the flowers to, and say how much I love and appreciate her... *sigh*
I'm counting the days until I see my parents again... it's under a month now! Ahhh...

Speaking of Mother's Day - apparently I wasn't the only one that liked the card that I made for my very special mum. It was featured in both OCC and Cards blog! Thanks, girls! {mmwah}

But - enough of the blabber, I've got new stuff waiting to be shown...
We've got a new great sketch at Card Paterns, and a great sponsor - The Stamping Boutique!

"The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.

The Stamping Boutique is so generous that they will give away 5 digital stamp images or 3 rubber stamps of our randomly picked winner's choice!
Below is the sketch and my take on it, using one of the sponsor's gorgeous images.
This is definitely not my best effore in watercolouring, I'm afraid...



Supplies: cardstock: Quill; paper: Kaisercraft; image (digi): The Stamping Boutique; stamp: Flourishes; ink: ColorBox (Blue Iris); watercolour pencils: Belgrave, blender pen; glitter: Reeves; white gel pen; lace: May Arts; ribbon: Sullivans; string: PTI; other: button

Also, it's time for another awesome Curtain Call Color Challenge: {ACT 29}!
Again the colours inspired me towards making a masculine card. I made it for my dad - Polish Father's Day is approaching soon too!
He loves cars... The image is a colouring page that I googled. I coloured it with inks - I decided that I take a break from watercolours...
I also used Taylor's sketch (TESC112), and I'm also entering it into Flourishes "Make It Manly" challenge (FLLCMAY10). It's a shame that I don't have any *manly* Flourishes stamps though...

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Supplies: cardstock: Quill, DCWV; paper: Basic Grey (Offbeat collection); image: colouring page; letter stickers: Fynmark; ink: Vivid! (Yellow), Kaleidacolor (Cappuccino), Grant (black), Versa Color (Celadon); blender pen; glitter: Reeves; other: ribbon, brads

The rest of the Curtain Call Crew has samples to show you today, too, so make sure you stop by to see:

Amy White at Devlinwhite Designs
Andrea Roose at Andrea's Scrap- und Stampel Blog
Julie Smith at Paper and Such
Lea Lawson at Lea's Cupcakes & Sunshine
Marisa Ritzen at Rosemary Reflections
Melissa Hubert at My Paper Obsession
Shelley Germann at Stampin' Garden
Sue Kohler at My Inner Reflection

and Stacey Schafer at Stacey's Stamping Stage

...then play along with us and post your Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 29 creation using Mr. Linky at Stacey's Stamping Stage.

That's all from me (for now), thanks so much for peeking in! We're going now to my hubby's parents' place, to celebrate mum's day together :)


  1. oh my goodness, this is way cute, Chupa!

  2. Your little one is such a cutie pie Chupa!! God bless him and you!!

    And the cards are as always great...whatever you may say....I loved the coloring in both the images :)

  3. Congratulations on your very 1st Mother's Day, I can still remember the joy of mine- how exciting for you! it looks like you have been a very busy bee for yet another week! you little beetle car is coloured to perfection, will have to pop over and get some pointers when I get my new markers!! You Dad will certainly love this gem! :)

  4. Oh your first Mother's Day....that is precious! Love the yellow VW...your colouring looks sensational! xL

  5. Happy 1st Mothers Day! Your little one is absolutely adorable! Loved your mother's day card too!

  6. Beautiful cards! Can you share where you found the VW image?

  7. These cards are wonderful! I love the images on the first one, and the second is so fun and cheery! Great job with the colors!


  8. Wow what a fabulously funky man's card! Love that car!!

  9. What a fun Curtain Call card, Chupa!! Love the yellow Volkswagon - a perfect masculine card :D Congrats on your mom's card being selected twice! You go girl :D

    SO thrilled you have Chuplet and can celebrate Mother's Day for the first time. I, like you, just love seeing my kids grow and develop and love watching them while they are sleeping with happy tear filled eyes. They are a true gift - even on the days they are driving you nuts LOL! SO glad you get to celebrate with your own mom shortly (and can't forget dad!) and be able to pick her some wild flowers :D Happy Mother's Day - even though your day is almost over now.

  10. What beautiful cards. Your coloring is amazing!

  11. Super Chupa! What a great idea to Google images...I never thought to try that! Bet dad will love it!

    Hope you enjoyed your day with hubby and Chuplet!

  12. Beautiful cards Chupa!

    Please check out my challenge blog:

    I would LOVE to see your work there!
    Happy Stamping!
    -Megs :)

  13. What a fun card Chupa! Great coloring on the "bug"!

  14. This is just too fun! I love your coloring and your layout on this one! My daughter (who is sitting next to me) said, Oh mom, tell her that her baby is CUTE! LOL! I agree! Hope you had a nice Mother's Day! :-)

  15. How fun is this cute car!? Amazing coloring!! Thanks for playing the TESC!


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