I think I received my Mother's Day gift the night before. My husband took our older son for his friend's birthday party in the evening while I decided to stay at home while our baby was recovering from a cold. It was the best evening in a long time. Not that I don't love my family and being with them. It's just that after the baby was in bed, and I made myself myself some fragrant jasmine tea, it was so peaceful and calming sitting at my craft table with no distractions at all. Yup, I'm letting my husband off the hook if he doesn't have a card or gift for me today, because last evening was really what I needed!!! Thank you, my love!!!
I made this card for my friend's birthday, which incidentally happens to be today!!! The sketch is based on the Caardvarks May Challenge. There were 2 sketches to choose from, and somehow I seemed to gravitate toward this one. I also decided to play along with Stampin' Celebration's very first challenge. Their colours were bright and cheerful and I wanted some of that reflected in my card.
I also decided to combine another challenge: Color Dare #65, which required these colours...which I thought was similar to the other colour challenge.
In addition, I found that the card would fit the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #41, which was an inspiration challenge.
I hope all DTs from the challenges will forgive me for combining all of them. The challenges by themselves are fantastic individually, but somehow I felt that my card fit them all.
The DP is from Basic Grey Collection - Origins. The cardstock, buttons, ribbon and flower are from my stash. The sentiment stamp is something I bought from friend recently, whose mother was cleaning out her garage.
Well, I'm off to get some hugs from my family on my special day!! Namaste!