Sunday, 10 May 2009

Happy Mothers Day

I hope all the Mums out there a peaceful and relaxing day, whether you are spending it with your own mums, your children, or just treating yourself to some well deserved special attention. I am lucky to have a supportive family, and was presented with my favourite breakfast in bed, pikelets with butter and plum jam, and hot chocolate, yum! My son chose well from the School Mothers Day stall, and presented me with a mug filled with a bookmark and mobile phone charm. I also got a cute little gift from my 4yo, made with care at Preschool with paper plates, paint and wool. In the pocket of this hand-made treasure was a Pandora box containing a "tree of life" bead that I have been desiring for a while. All good!

Here are two cards, one made for me by my husband Andrew, with layers this time (constructive comments from a previous creation were taken on board!) He even used the colour wheel to select a combination pleasing to the eye. Cute hey! I've put it under the "masculine cards" label, since it was made by one!

The other is one I made for my own mum, who's favourite colour has always been red - Riding Hood Red would be her favourite kind of red, so that's what I picked. I made it a gatefold card using my Scorpal, and added a panel across the front (attached at the left side only) The other colours are Very Vanilla and Kraft. I sponged the edges also for definition. The panel is stamped with Upsy Daisy, a silhouette image - entirely appropriate as mum is a keen gardener. It has been stamped first in Sahara Sand and then the Stamp a ma jig has been used to offset the second image, to create a shadow effect. A piece of Vanilla taffeta ribbon is adhered under the panel, so the opening can be secured at the side. Both cards use the mothers day stamp from the Occasional Greetings set - probably one of the most useful sets to own - check it out on page 112 of the Idea Book and Catalogue.


Joanne said...

Andrew, I am very impressed.
Michelle, love the new header - are there some cards in there that you have not shown fully on your blog?

Kim Tonnet said...

Great card Andrew, maybe you can sit down with us at stamp at our next craft day; then again, we do love having you there to do the watering, feeding and kid wrangling. You're a bloke of many talents. Love KimT