Friday, 1 April 2011

A special Mothers Day Card

As some of you know, my step-mum is currently in a care unit being assessed as to whether she can return home or needs to be in full time care. I spoke to her again yesterday (she lives in Northumberland) and it's the brightest she's been since she was hospitalised - which is a huge relief as we live so far away.

I made this card for her on Wednesday, in between blitzing my messy desk and trying to hop round a few WOYWW blogs:

The image is done using a PB Stickeroo stamp. It's the first time I'd inked this little beauty up - but certainly not the last! I had such fun using my Aquamarkers to colour it in :)

I used a scalloped card topped with Coredinations green card, with the corners rounded - in real life it's a perfect match for the greens in the Aquamarker colouring. What I love about Aquamarkers is that I can mix and play around with colours on a perspex block to get just what I'm looking for. A little squiggle of this, a dot or two of that and then a good old mix up with a wet brush!

A scalloped square Nestie was used to die cut round the image, the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and I added a few bits of orange/white Card Candy, also from them. I found the flowers tucked away in my stash - possibly among the first I ever bought as they are silk and were snipped from little branches of flowers bought from a local garden centre years ago......way before I discovered Prima and Wild Orchid flowers, and probably before using flowers on cards was so popular. The yellow daffodils were already just flower heads in a little box, from the same garden centre, and they came with droplets of 'dew' on - which was such a novelty back then. Hmm, was this me being ahead of the game for once in my life?!

I also discovered that my step-mum can have fresh flowers after all, so a lovely bouquet and  a cuddly teddy should be delivered on Saturday. We're never too grown up for teddy bears are we :)

Thank you so much for calling by!



  1. Awww, such a cute card! I love this image and the flowers look perfect in the corner. Well done!

  2. thank you for visiting me too! And what a lovely card you've made, i hope yr stepmother will be better soon!

  3. What a sweet card! It screams SPRING! Love your coloring and the flowers are lovely! I'm sure she'll love it and no we are never ever to old for a Teddy. I have one on my bed and from time to time it's still a comfort to give it a cuddle.

  4. Thank you so much for the sweet comments. Bernie, so glad you like it, and also that you still have a Teddy! Me too :) Am going to try to add your name to the Candy draw - I can use my URL as you haven't got a blog (having a blog wasn't a condition of entering)but at least you'll be in with a chance. Di x

  5. Bernie. Di again! I've added you to the Candy and a link to your blogger setup thingy :) Di x


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