The prompt for week 11 is the saying "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue".
The 'old' for both these cards was that they both have a previously prepared base - the inked and stamped background for the Christmas card and the embossed card blank, doily plus flower on the Mother's Day card. For 'new' I used some newly bought pearls for both. The 'blue' is self explanatory :-) 'Borrowed'... well I will have to resort to 'borrowing ' inspiration from the prompt!
I layered up various die-cut mats on the Christmas card - the base one is from Joy Crafts, the doily mats are Dienamics and the plain circle is a Woodware punch. The stamped and embossed sentiment is a Technique Tuesday stamp, I think. The snowflakes are done with a Martha Stewart punch, that's also 'new'!
For the Mother's Day card, I punched out a plain circle and ran it through the Big Shot in a spotty embossing folder. Then I die-cut the banners (Dienamics) then added the sentiment and pearls. I am not sure whether I am completely happy with this one, I think the big flower unbalances it a bit, but maybe it will grow on me!