Thursday, February 2, 2017

Mother Goose

Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Being a brand new month it is time to introduce our new challenge hostess which is Liz Williams.

In honor of Library Lovers month, use a reading or book theme for your card this week. 

Most kids at one time or another have some sort of copy of Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes so I went with that for my card today.

I create a Z Fold Card that also included a Pivot Card using the Pop It Ups Tag Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Recently when I was looking for something I came across an old card I had created about 10 to 15 years ago which used the Darcie Rubber Stamps Book stamp. Back then I had also made it a Nursery Rhyme theme, but at that stage I didn't really have any Nursery Rhyme themed stamp sets like I do now so made do with what I had. For my card today I kind of CASEd my card substituting new stamp sets I had purchased that were a Nursery Rhyme theme.

Here is a look at my card when it is closed. For the front cover I used Mother Goose from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I also used some older stamps to create the grass and sky. The title of the book was computer generated.

As you can see my book opens to reveal two more Nursery Rhymes. Mary, Mary Quite Contrary and Little Miss Muffet. Both of these stamp sets are also from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. I placed tiny magnets at the back of the book and between the front panel so that the book would stay closed until you wanted to open it.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Vicky Gould

Stamps: Book - Darcies Stamps; Mother Goose; Mary, Mary Quite Contrary; Little Miss Muffet - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps; Grass - Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers; Sun - Posh Impressions; Flowers - Peddlars Pack; Clouded Impression - Mostly Animals; Shell Border - PSX; Flower Patch - Stampendous; Chalkboard Memories - There She Goes; Simply Enchanting - Amy R Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Sunkissed DP - Doodlebug Design Inc.
Dies: Pop It Ups Tag Pivot Card - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Yellow Ink; Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink; Shabby Shutters Distress Ink; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; Festive Berries Distress Ink; Red Hemp Cord; English Brick Wall Stencil - MFT Stamps; Silver Kirarina Wink Marker; Magnets; Foam Tape; Copics


  1. Your Mother Goose tribute is so incredible just like all your amazing cards are!! Some child will fall in love with this card.

  2. This is so creative, Frances! I love that the book on the front opens to reveal two nursery rhyme characters. Super cute!!!

  3. So clever, as usual!! So smart to use magnets!!

  4. amazing...that book looks so real....and your detail work is incredible, Hoots

  5. What an awesome card!! I love that the book opens to reveal the nursery rhymes inside! Sensational work, Frances!


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