Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Mothers Day & Mum's Birthday

Mum's birthday always falls close to Mothers Day - there was one year I remember it being on the same day!  As someone who finds it difficult to think of one present to buy her I really struggle to find two! 
I thought things were going well this year because she dropped some "hints" - well when I say hints - she sent loads of links to ebay items as she wanted to increase her "Old Country Roses" china collection.  The more I spoke to her though, the more fearful I became of buying the wrong thing - there's so much to bear in mind - whether its a first or second, whether its vintage or the new stuff.  In the end, I couldn't take the stress o have said I'll give her some cash to buy what she really wants.
I had to give her something to open on her birthday though so I made this......I was supposed to be making something else to go in that box but realised too late that an essential component was missing.  It's on order now so I'm hoping it will arrive in time for mothers day now.
Thanks to Debbie for the tutorial on this card and box in one

Mum made me laugh - she carefully pinned her ribbon brooch on to her jumper but soon realised she had placed it somewhere inappropriate.  I said I'd have to make her another for the other one.
Papers are coredinations jewel and crate paper blue sky collection.  Cutesy owl from Craftwork cards coloured in with my trusty promarkers.

I can't post her mothers day card yet as she sometimes checks my blog but Mum did ask me to make a card for her to send to my Granny.  So here it is.........


You'll see a lot of those card candy flowers over the next few days - they're on all the cards I've made today and another I have in mind.  They're so simple to make - 5 candies right way up with one upside down in the middle.  I've placed a 'jewel' in the middle of this one but I think it looks better with a pearl - you;ll see once I can post the other cards!

The butterfly was my bragain of the day - from home bargains - where else?.  It cam in a box of 6 - wired, probably for easter bonnets I'd guess.  All 6 for 69p!


  1. Wow I love that card, those papers are really pretty, those butterfly's are really pretty too

  2. Lovely cards. I adore the owl on your Mum's birthday card. Fab bargains too. x

  3. Gorgeous makes!!! Love the card candy flowers. Hugs Annexxx

  4. Beautiful cards, I really love the owl card and box and the brooch, it's gorgeous x

    I've just braved buying my mum a second hand Royal Doulton figure - hope I've got the right kind of lady, there were far too many to look at!!!

  5. They are all lovely - I love the owl image x

  6. all really pretty creations :) xx

  7. gorgeous cards love your card candy flowers too.

  8. Lovely cards. really pretty :) Love the butterflys also x

  9. Really lovely cards and love the story of your mum pining her brooch. LOL Jaqui x