Sunday, 13 March 2011

Cards for Mothers day

This is often a bit too poignant for me and generally I don't make them.
The theme is Mothers day for the Crafts on the net March challenge and Flowers for this months Little Claire challenge  ( ). It doesn't get any easier even after almost 23 years for this 47 year old not having a mother to share her grown up years with.  My Mam died just as I was settling into a job and enjoying my single years.  I was just enjoying the shopping trips with her, coffee in some nice cafes and generally loving her company, when she left us.  You get on with it, don't you, but at this time of year I should be looking forward to taking her out for lunch and treating her really well. The grief fades but the regrets don't.  So to all you people who have all lost a Mum, I hope you don't find making Mothers day cards too difficult.
Saying that, Crafts on the Net has recognised this and has expanded the theme to incorporate cards for lovely ladies as well as Mum's which I think is great.  I have made this for any girl/lady to send to any other important lady in their lives to let them know how much they mean.  The Little Claire theme is flowers which opens up such a world of possibility.
This is made with Do crafts Kraft card and  have added some red polka dot backing paper.  I used a Little Claire peel off (too often a neglected craft item I think) and coloured it with pro markers and decoupaged the pots.  Framed in Mirri and texturised so the frame is not smooth.
The main flower and leaves are made with a Little Claire die, which I use such a lot and I have punched others and added a few punched leaves.  Corners are punched with my new silhouette corner punch from Do Crafts.  I'm an early bird this morning and have taped the Tudors and some Clarity stamping, so coffee time it is and stuff the ironing!
Catcha later.


  1. Such a gorgeous card! Love all the details!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claires and hope to see you again for the next challenge

    Kitty xx

    PS- Blog candy on my blog if you fancy entering :D

  2. Thanks for the mention of COTN challenge and I am so glad that I did the right thing about opening the challenge to not just mothers day I am not close to my mom but was to my dad who passed away 13 years ago I still miss him now so I feel it around fathers day so I understand
    Jacki xx

  3. What a sweet little card. Love the image and colours you've used. Your colouring is fab!.
    I know how you feel but its Fathers day that I dont like making a card for, I lost my dad 3 yrs this April and although its my mum I'm close to, I still really miss my dad.
    Hugs jacqui xxxxxxx