Thursday, 2 February 2012

Card for Mam

Hello, and welcome!

Why is it so hard to get back to your usual routine when you get back from a break?
I've been shufflin' around, doin' a bit of this and a bit of that, but not really getting much done....know what I mean?
Not that I haven't got a great many things to do, but I just don't seem to have the energy to really get down to anything.....oh, my........hope it passes quickly.....stuff is pilin' up!

It's my Mam's birthday tomorrow........she'll be 82 years old.  She's petite and pretty, and has a figure I can only envy.  I'm so proud of the way she's got on with her life, since losing my Dad.  He was the love of her life....she had never had a boyfriend before him, and it was love at first sight for her.
They met in a dance hall.....her older sisters had taken her, and she was quickly approached by several young men, all wanting to partner her in a dance....they'd seen how she could jitter-bug!
She recalls how the young man who was to become my father approached her..........She was adjusting the strap on her shoe, and saw two brown suede shoes stop in front of her.....looked up, and saw this handsome 23 year old with black, slightly wavy hair, and green eyes.  She was 19 years old, and fell in love on the spot!
He asked her to dance, and she accepted, but after they'd danced, she has always said that she went back to her sisters, and told them she could barely understand a word he said (he was from near Glasgow, Scotland, and she was a Lancashire lass), and it was really hard to dance with him because his shoes had thick crepe soles!
She was definitely smitten, and so was he, because he asked if she would be back, next week, and could he have all her dances......go Dad!
This is Mam, now......

This was taken at a party.....she still loves to dance, in spite of a hip and knee replacement.....go Mam!

Mam loves cartoons........argues with greatgrandkiddles about what to watch on the Disney channel....haaaa!......and loves to get cards with bears, fairies, I think she'll love this one.......

She's a glitter type of girlie, too.......if it sparkles. she's happy.........

Just to remind her it's ANOTHER birthday......she'll no doubt tell me I'm not too old for a clip round the ear....haaaa!

The Forever Friends ickle bear is decoupaged, and I added the red cherry gem to the cake.....cake.....mmmmm!

Sparkle AND cupcake.....she'll be happy 'bout that, too..........

Sorry to go on about her, but she means the world to me, and I'm very proud of her, so just wanted to share. :)
Card Crafter's Challenge time, tomorrow, so drop by to join the fun!
Anne-Marie x
Challenges: Punches and/or Dies (I used a Nestie die) Use punch and something shimmery (Nestie is sparkly!)


  1. Aw it's so clear your mam means the world to you! Can't believe she'll be 82 though! She looks lots younger in that photo. It's fantastic she's still dancing. I think she'll love the sparkly card, made with lots of love and glitter!

  2. Thats is a lovely story, so romantic. TFS. The card is almost sweet enough to eat, but would be afraid all that glitter would get in my teeth!

    1. No probs, melts like sugar...haaaa!

  3. So cute love the little cupcakes.


  4. Your Mum seems to be a great character, love the story of how your Mum and Dad met.

    Your card is gorgeous,love the

  5. It's a beautiful card, and wonderful stories about your Mom! I hope she has the Happiest of Birthdays!

  6. what an absolutely gorgeous mom! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!

    i was just getting ready to visit you! been missing ya. hope all is well. me? i'm on a roll and having a ball! all is good.

    love the card too. ur such a good girl - LOL.

    hugs :)

  7. Your Mum looks wonderful and sounds like a lovely lady. It's nice to look back and know that there are just some romances that really work. She sounds a real character too, the grandies will always remember stories about her, LOL. Love your cutesy birthday card, teddy, cake and glitter, fabulous!

  8. What a sweet story! And a sweet card for your mom. She certainly doesn't look like she's 82! Amazing. Thanks for entering the Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge this week--Pat N.

  9. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at SimonSaysStamp this week.


  10. This is one yummy cake! I'm sure your mom loved it!

  11. What a wonderful post! Loved the story of how your parents met! Your card is beautiful (just like your Mom!) and I love the sparkly cupcakes and that yummy looking cake!

  12. Awww this is gorgeous, love the sweet FF image and beautiful DPs. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

  13. So gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week :)

  14. What a BEAUTIFUL card for your Mam. How special and just perfectly adorable.
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's 100th challenge celebration this week.

  15. Fabulous card and I loved hearing all about your Mum
    Hugs Trish

  16. What a sweet story. Wouldn't it be great if there was a bit of your Mom's high spirit in all of us! Your card is darling and I'm sure she will like it. Thanks so much for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's special event this week. Hope to see you back with us again soon! - Peggy

  17. Your mam is going to love this card! I hope she has a great birthday. Thanks for joining us at DCD.