Monday, 16 March 2015

Mother's Day

Hello my are you all? Good I hope, and I hope those of you that are mums enjoyed being spoilt yesterday.

If you were wondering where I have been...wonder no more for I shall tell you....Computer problems!! I had to manage without last week and it was rather like having my arm cut off (not that I really know what that is like thankfully)...........but boy do you miss it when it is away! I know I sound like a teenager ( I wish...then perhaps not) that cannot be prised from their latest game!
Anyway all seems to be hunky dory again now (touch wood quickly) and so I am able to show you the card I made for my mum for yesterday.

Mum used to do decoupage in the days before it was available as die know when you had to buy 6 images and cut them out yourself working out which was at the back etc. Anyway I cheated here because I found some Hunkydory toppers that were to decoupage and I knew mum would like that, but instead of mounting it on its own background I used some plain pink card that had been die cut and then mounted that on to the background. Sorry but you can't really see the dimension on the photo, I curled the petals a bit and used pinflair to get the depth. I had to add a touch of glitter on the petals and leaves with a glue pen and Glamour Dust (very subtle).

I used Sue Wilsons Californian Collection dies and cut a shape out of the plain pink card...that leaves the embossed dots round the edge. I then cut it again in white and inlaid it in the aperture on the pink, and then put the topper on.
 I die cut banners from Spellbinders with a computer generated sentiment and inked with Tattered Rose Distress ink...........have to be careful here as the computer ink smudges if you catch it with your inking tool when colouring. A few pearls, and I made a box too because of the dimension.
Mum loved it...... so in my book that was mission accomplished. A bit of a change from my CAS creations lately.

I was cooking for mum yesterday but she wasn't well enough to make the journey so I cooked and we travelled to her instead....perked her up a bit. She will celebrate 95 in June!

My boys couldn't be with me, but they both sent me beautiful flowers and cards , so I wasn't forgotten.

OK folks I expect you have had enough reading.
I hope Spring is with it is cold and damp here in west Yorkshire, there is still that nip in the air that says winter!

Thank you for taking the time to pop by, it is so much appreciated and so are the lovely comments you choose to leave me. I am sorry for my lacking in commenting this week but now you know why I hope I am forgiven, and I will catch up with you this week.

Just before I go....I went to the GNPE on Friday at harrogate. Not the show it used to be certainly but I still managed to buy a few bits...some stamps and dies...........and a paper pad I couldn't resist (hangs head in shame).....I know......I will show you that another time! I think that just about breaks ALL my New Year resolutions now!!

Take care all and have a good week.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered:-

Crafty Cardmakers and More..........#34 For a Special Woman
Cute Card Thursday........................364 Celebrate
Papertake Weekly............................Mum's the Word
Moving along with the Times..........Three in a Row.......I chose Diagonal..Die,image,pearls.


  1. This is so very pretty Carole, I do love pink, the flower is beautiful, what a lovely design!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  2. A beautiful card. Glad you had a good day with your mum. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Mary DT

  3. Beautiful card Carole. Gorgeous Rose and I bet your Mum loved it. hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. Carole this is just gorgeous such an elegant card. I used to love the die cut decoupage but you are right it seems to have gone out of favour these days. I bet your Mum loved it . She's such a fantastic age amazing. I was at GNPE on Friday like you disappointed but managed to spend all the same. I normally put something on my blog that I'm going so I can meet up with people but I had unexpected visitors all last week so not much time for blogging needed more waitressing skills !!! Perhaps another time we might get together Love and hugs Carole x

  5. Carole...jaw-dropping, breath-taken-away, awe-inspiring card! Elegant, classy, rich with details...oh, how thrilled and delighted your mom must have been when you gave it to her! A card infused with creativity and so much love! Belated Happy Mother's Day to you (Mother's Day is in May here in Canada)! Glad your boys sent you flowers! Going back to gaze and admire your card for a bit longer...I love it!!

  6. A lovely card Carole - and I bet your Mum loved it.Am glad you got to visit and spend a lovely day with her - what an amazing age! Fabulous!
    Considered the Harrogate show but on a self imposed 'No Buy' embargo so behaved myself.Reading tour comments 'fings ain't wot they used to be'...
    Cold wet and grey just across the Pennines too.. beginning to wonder if Spring is ever going to get here!

  7. I WAS wondering what had happened to you! I would miss my computer ,too.

    What an awesome card! I bet you mom really loved this's so stunning. Every detail is just perfect. Honestly, it's a work of art!

    Sunny here today...I'd send some your way if I could... I'll send sunny wishes instead!

  8. Carole, you sure do know how to bring sunshine to my days with your visits and comments! Treasured and appreciated! Happy Wednesday, my friend!!

  9. Lovely card.

    Thanks for joining in at MAWTT.


  10. Such an elegant and pretty card, Carole! Love the dimension of the decoupage (you have more patience than me!) and beautiful die cuts - such a beautiful Mother's Day card. And you made the box too :) Thank you so much for your comments on my blog. You asked about inks that I used to stamp the balloons. I have been using Mama Elephant and Avery Elle pigment inks and they seem to give a good coverage (although the balloons you have stamped below look perfect to me). I get those inks from Make The Day Special. Shame about GNPE - I was thinking of going later in the year but Clarity aren't going any more so I think I will stick to the NEC....

  11. A beautiful and elegant card Carole with stunning details. I bet your Mam was thrilled.


  12. This is so beautiful, I love the gorgeous dimension! Decoupage is so therapeutic. Glad you managed to get some new stash at the show and, to be honest, I think resolutions are really there to be broken ;)

  13. Beautiful design lovely image and delicate colours.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  14. Here. on this snowflake-y Monday to tell you how much I treasure your visits! Day brightened immensely! Hopefully the flakes will do little more than flutter...need to get on the highway tomorrow. If not, I'll exercise caution and head out Wednesday!
    Hugs to you, dear friend!

  15. Hi Carole! Wow wow wow! This is GORRRRRGEOUS!!! I love all those layers and everything about this is just so BEAUUUTIFUL! I hope you and your Mum both had a lovely Mother's Day (so sweet of your boys to send you flowers and cards!!!) And ps .. I'm glad your computer is up and running again! Whew .. yes .. I know what you mean about not having access to a computer .. ugh ... it's painful! lol!

    Big Hugs,

  16. Fantastic decoupaged Mother's Day card Carole. Very pretty and feminine. Just the ticket.

  17. Hiya, good to have you back in blog land! This is gorgeous, bet she loved it. That's a shame about Harrogate. I have stopped going to the Glasgow Hobbycraft. For the entrance and parking fees I can have a nice wee online order placed!

    Liz x

  18. How could I have missed this Carole, just having a quick look at a few blogs as I've not had much time this week.. excuses, excuses lol!! I love your card and like your Mum I love decoupage and used to do a lot of it, I bet she just adored your card it really is so lovely, pretty, elegant and just how a 'Mothers Day' card should be!!.. Stunning!!...
    Speak soon,
    Love and Hugs,
    Sis xx