Sunday 6 March 2016

Happy 'Mothers Day'

Happy Mothers the UK anyway... to all those mums out there both new ones and ones that have been mums for a while. Hope today you are all being spoiled.

Here is the card I made for my dear mum....

It's an 8 inch card layered with the green and pink backing papers (from stash) and the image is from the Downton Abbey CD Rom. I am not a great CD crafter but have to say that my critic (hubby) said that the image looked completely different made up than just when I had  printed it. I mounted it on some pale pink card and added a bit of gliiter to the flower centres.
The sentiment is again from stash (sorry don't know who's) as is the frame surrounding it. I stamped in sepia ink and coloured with a pink copic.
The trellis is from a die (a Spellbinders I think) BUT it is the wax paper that I used for release (waste not , want not) and I snipped it up (very technical) a bit, pearls and gems and done. Yes it sounds easy...but it actually took me  a day and a half to make.........well perhaps 3/4 of that was thinking what to do!!!
I will find out if mum likes it later today.

So what are we all up to? A celebratory meal perhaps?, spending time with the family?, crafting?, time to yourself? or just a normal Sunday?
ME? I am awaiting a visit from my eldest son who lives fairly near...and the youngest one who is in London busy with Thomas, Nicole and her family from Australia paid me a surprise visit on Thursday when he was up in Yorkshire with business, and called in to say hi!...a lovely surprise!
Who needs a special day to celebrate mums?
I am off to see my mum this afternoon and then enjoy dinner cooked by hubby!(he is proof reading this so he now knows he is doing dinner)  :)

Whatever you are doing...enjoy and thank you so much for giving of your precious time to stop by my blog and say hello! I love my blogging buddies!

Take care
Carole xx


  1. Your card is beautiful Carole. The trellis pieces look lovely and wow recycled too. Barbxx

  2. This is beautiful Carole and I bet your mom loved it. Wonderful image and I like the way you used up the wax release paper trellis - great idea xx

  3. What a beautiful card Sis, love everything about it... I really love the image, I bet your Mum loved it too!.. Happy Mothers Day to you as well you sound like you've had a fab day.. Just taken my Mum home, and Deborah and Candice came for the week-end so I was proper made up!!..
    Love and Hugs,
    Sis xx

  4. I am sure Mum loved her card. It's gorgeous and love the image. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  5. Hello Carole! Such a BEAUTIFUL card for your Mum .. bet she absolutely LOVES it! Happy Mothers Day to you too! Hope you all had a fabulous time celebrating .. and how nice of your hubby to cook! ;) hehe!!!

    Big hugs,

  6. Beautiful card, bet your Mum loved it. Sounds like you have had some lovely family times. We had a wee home made afternoon tea for my Mum, just me, hubby and our big fur baby!

    Liz x

  7. Hope that you had a beautiful Mothers Day sounds like lots of surprises. Your Mum will have loved this beautiful card the design is so pretty bet she loved it and even maybe a little tear its special love and hugs Carole x

  8. Belated Happy Mom's Day to you, my friend. Ours in Canada is in May, so *whew*, I have some time to make something for my mom, my husband's mom, my sister-in-law and her mom. Best get going on those, because the date will arrive in a blink. I know your mom will be tickled pink with this stunning card you've created; absolutely gorgeous! Sounds like your day was quite special...visits and a hubby-prepared meal. You deserve to be spoiled-and-pampered, by dear friend! I'm thrilled you thought my "poppet" niece is a cutie...I agree (says her incredibly biased Aunty c!)
    Hugs and love,

  9. Happy Mother's day to you! Hope it was a great one. I'm sure your mom loved her's gorgeous Carole! I love that bow,so pretty!

  10. WOW what a serene and beautiful card...I love the ribbon and the gorgeous beautiful flowers
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