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!