Sunday, 6 March 2011

MSE Challenge Card (kind of) - Mum

Whoopsie - just realised the challenge was for a "Mothers Day Card" not a card for your Mum.  Never mind eh - If Mothers Day is anything like her birthday I'll be finishing the mothers day card off at 11.30 pm on the Saturday before.

I'm going to claim it fit's the bill as its for My Mothers (birth) Day and hope no-one notices ;-)

I had big plans for this card - you know - pretty stamp, artfully coloured in, glittered and glossed up a bit. artfully matted up and then embellished to the hilt, lace flowers, pearls, the lot.  Sadly, my employer and my son had other ideas and so I was left to start it at 10pm the night before Mum's birthday.

So, cream card blank, punched with a MS punch at the bottom.  Cosmo cricket 'togetherness' background paper.  Alpha stickers by pink paislee, buttons from stash (I think the little yellow ones are by papermania), punched flowers from stash and label cut from the Cricut tags bags and boxes cartridge.  I really really want those punches but everywhere I've looked has only one in stock or charge a fortune for postage.  

Here's Mum's cake which we also made the night before.  Well I made the cake and "&son" iced it

I didn't even get a chance to buy her a present but I took her out to Elsecar Heritage Centre and she chose some pretty teacups and saucers.  Don't tell Dad but she also took a shine to a lovely yew cabinet which cost substantially more than the teacups.  "&son" was unimpressed that we were going to look at antiques until I said it wa slike going to a museum where you could buy stuff.  He was a bit obsessed with the militaria but his favourite item was a cobblers last. 


  1. Card & cake are lovely Louisa.x Amazing that a cobbler's last is now a heritage item, I can remember taking my school shoes to be repaired by a cobbler who actually used one!

  2. Great card & the cake looks yummy! x

  3. Great card, thanks for entering the challenge

  4. Beautiful card and yummy looking cake - is there no end to yours and &son's talents? Hopefully your Mum can mislay the receipt for said cabinet..!

  5. Beautiful card and the cake looks yummy