Monday, 31 March 2014

Mothers Day 'Flowers in a box'

Good Evening how was your Mother's Day if you were celebrating? I hope you had a lovely time and were spoilt.
I had a lovely day, and as you know if you read my previous post I was taken out to lunch by my eldest son, and partner and my hubby came too of course....and we were going to the 'wait and see' place. Well it was absolutely fabulous, the food was beautiful, the venue and service great and the company made it perfect....and so to put you all out of your misery we went to 'The General Tarleton' at Ferrensby, Knaresborough and I can highly recommend it for that special meal.
My Mothers day continued into today as I received a card and lovely chocolates in the post from my other son (and daughter -in -law) in London ...Royal Mail never seem able to deliver on time these days...they were posted Thursday! 1st class!...very much appreciated even so...we crafters need chocolate don't we! a very big hug and thank you to both my boys for making me feel very special.

OK enough rambling and on to my card that I made for my mum.
Here it is

When I went to the GNPE at Harrogate  the other weekend I bought these blank 'box' cards from Craftwork Cards.
I already had the Botanica papers also from Craftwork Cards and knew mum would appreciate the butterflies and the birds...not to mention the flowers...they are simply beautiful.
They are very easy to do and I really enjoyed doing it, the only bit that was a bit fiddly (for me anyway) was getting the flowers attached in the right place so that it all folds flat to go in an envelope. I don't think I would recommend letting Royal Mail get its hands on it though! I guess now I have done one the rest will be easier ...there are 10 in the pack...5 small and 5 large...this is a large one.
Some of the flowers were from the Botanica set and some were from my stash of Craftwork Cards stuff.
Mum was chuffed to bits with it, obviously never having seen anything like it before, and it being a bit different for me.

Right well that's just about it tonight, but I did forget in my previous posts to mention what a great day I had at Harrogate. I met up with old friends that I hadn't seen in over a year and new blogging friends too. Lots of hugging and kissing, chatting and tea!! and combined with a bit of crafty shopping ......perfect!!

Hope you all have a good week, take care,and thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read my ramblings. If you have left me a comment you will have made me extra 'happy'...thank you.
Hugs Carole xx


  1. Hi Carole, I'm not surprised your mum was thrilled, it's lovely, flowers that never die. You've made beautiful use of the Botanica range, it looks gorgeous. I had a look at these box cards too, they are clever. The General Tarleton sounds great, so glad you had a well-deserved treat from your eldest! As for Royal Mail, well yes, if you can't say something nice, better not say anything, so I better keep my lips sealed... but somebody somewhere is enjoying a beautiful little pink russian doll necklace that was meant for me recently grrrr! You have to hold you breath when you post things these days and don't step on any cracks or they won't arrive... I'm not doing a very good job of keeping my lips sealed am I?
    Anyway beautiful card in a box Carole, well done, hope your own cards were just as lovely (if late!).
    Have a good week,
    Emma xxx

  2. OMGGGG Carole! This is AMAAAAAAAZING! Wowwwww wow wow! I am flabbergasted! I love everything about this and I can see why your Mom loved this as well!!!! :) My gosh it's GORGEOUS!

    ps .. glad to hear that you had a FABULOUS Mother's Day! You deserved it!!!

    Big Hugs,

  3. How beautiful this is! No wonder your Mum loved it!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments!
    Hope you will visit me again soon.

  4. This is so gorgeous! I've never made one of these but I love seeing them and yours is stunning. Love the beautiful Botanica flowers and papers.

  5. Hi carole
    Fabulous card in a box ... Just sent for Craftworkcards....set.....
    Hope mine looks as gorgeous as yours....,
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. Wow! This is fabulous Carole, I love the papers you have used and the box is filled with such loveliness!! Stunning!
    Marjorie x

  7. Wow this fabulous hunni and i bet your mum loved it!! It also sounds like you have been having a fabulous but busy time recently, glad to hear you've enjoyed yourself!!
    hugs and xxx

  8. Such an amazing box just so pretty bet your Mum loved this Love and Happy Crafting hugs Carole x

  9. Amazing Carole! So much work and fab papers too! Glad you had a brilliant Mother's Day, its always nice to be spoilt for a change!

    Big hugs
    Debs X