Welcome to day 6 of the product swap blog hop with Petaloo  Today Sarah Routledge and Nanne Harry are sharing their stunning Mother’s Day themed projects. Remember to leave some love here on our blog and head on over to Petaloo’s blog to see what one of their DT created.

Floating Teacup Garden ~ by Sarah

When I think of Mother’s Day – it makes me think of my Grandmother, who loves flowers and tea; so those memories were the inspiration for this floating teacup garden scene.

I started by constructing the floating teacup and used a Creative Embellishments (CE) Ornate Gate 2 at the back of the project as extra support under the teacup. I painted the gate and floating teacup with Heavy White Gesso before beginning to decorate the piece. I started by adding decorative grasses and the branches and vines. The branches on top of the teacup are from the CE Branches – I heat embossed these branches with Distress Embossing Powder in Walnut Stain an then added some greenery to the tips of the branches. The two vines at the base of the floating teacup are CE Flourish 15 and Flourish 28 – I heat embossed the two flourishes with Distress Embossing Powder in Old Paper and then lightly sponged some acrylic paint in Leaf Green onto the pieces.

I created the cascade of flowers using a variety of Petaloo flowers, including Darjeeling Garden Rosettes in Pink (1491-110), Darjeeling Dahlias in Teal (1467-106), Darjeeling Dahlias in Purple (1467-104), Darjeeling Petites in Pink (1465-110), and Darjeeling Petites in Purple (1465-104). Once I was happy with how the cascade of flowers looked, I added a resin birdbath embellishment and fussy cut pieces from Graphic 45’s Children’s Hour collection. I inked the edges of the fussy cuts with Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy – I also inked the visible edges of the teacup and saucer with the Distress Ink. Finally, I finished off the piece by adding some Petaloo Butterflies – Darjeeling Mini Butterflies in Pink (1486-110) and Darjeeling Mini Butterflies in Purple (1486-104).


Hi everyone.. I created a “Mommy to be” page of my daughter who is expecting her first baby.. I just found out about a month ago and it’s been an exciting journey for both of us so far..  I wanted to capture this moment by adding several photos to my layout.. One of my daughter and then of course her positive pregnancy test 🙂

I used lots of Creative Embellishment goodies on my layout, I cut the fancy rectangle frame into four pieces, which I was able to cover several corners with it, I then used half of the heart lace border, tucking it under my photo and above my flower cluster.

Adding a leaf flourish which I painted several different shades of green and rubbing some gold on the edges..

 my title which is in the Magical word set, under the flowers I added the little zipper from the zipper set,

a few feathers from the feather set and finally a swirly arrow from the arrow banner set..

All of the chipboard elements are painted white with some green tones added to the edges, finally rubbed with Inka Gold . All of the flowers,leaves and butterflies I used are the new Darjeeling collection by Petaloo: Garden Rosette, Mini Butterflies( tea stained pink) and Petites (teastained pink).

Prizes by each Company!!

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I hope everyone’s weekend is awesome!