Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Mother's Day is a-comin'!

Hi, and welcome!

There are lots of very pretty crocuses along the borders, in our lane.....creamy yellows, bright yellows, purples, and white....they look so gorgeous, gathered in large, and small, groups, and serve to remind us that Spring is not too far away.  
I know I wax lyrical about the white, fluffy stuff, and  nothing will ever change my love of pristine snow......but there is something about those hardy little crocus flowers that warms my heart....and I do actually love Spring, even though she can be a fickle season, here in North West England.
I think most Britons have a love of Spring.......the lighter, less chilly, days.......the little splashes of colour from the spring flowers......the bursting forth of the forsythia bushes.......the new-born lambs in the fields........."Oh, to be in England, now that Spring is here!"....okay, I changed "April" to "Spring".....but you get my drift.....that was by the poet, Robert Browning, by the way...........
and what comes around, every Spring, (here in the UK, anyway)?

Mother's Day

I am so very blessed to still have my Mam with me.  She's had a couple of health scares, recently, but has bounced back, hale and hearty, and with her own brand of  joie de vivre......and I love her for it!

Today's card is for my Mam........

The card base is cream, and the papers are from K&Co......I distressed the edges, and used a Martha Stewart border punch, with a scrap of my third paper, and lay a length of pretty pink and cream trimming across it.........
Isn't she cute?  She's from Mamidoodles....did you know they are closing, soon?  Such a shame.
I coloured her with my usual  Promarkers.

The sentiment is from a Hot off the Press paper pad,  and I cut with a Nestie, and inked the edges.......

The pink diecut is a Marianne's Creatable, and I stuck a pretty flower, and a matching blue gem on top.......the flower was from a headband that was bought for £1 at Primark.....still got loads of the flowers left...bargain!

A closer look at that trim....came on a roll that I got at the local market.......

I've just re-discovered another market, in a town about 15 miles away.......since I was last there, they now have 3 fabric stalls, and 2 craft stalls...woohoo!  I went last Saturday, but will  be making another trip, tomorrow.....might share what I buy, if you are interested, haaa!

Anne-Marie x

ceschallenges.blogspot.com  Blues and creams
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mamidoodles.blogspot.com Use 3 different papers


  1. Genius use of a Primark headband! Lovely card and sentiment. Think my mum might burst into tears if I gave her that!

  2. Anne-Marie,This is priceless! Your mam would love it! I love how you've used your sentiment and brought together so many fun finds! I think the added distressing adds a reminisence to it!

  3. This is just adorable. Now you've got me thinking about Mother's Day. It hadn't even crossed my mind. I guess I'd better get on the ball. Hope you're having a great week. God bless you!

  4. Adorable card and great sentiment
    Thank you so much for entering our FREE & EASY challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    I have candy if your interested
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  5. Love your gorgeous card and I am sure your Mum will too.xxx

  6. Wonderful sentiment on fab card .LOVE that flower and the centre strip too .
    And you are so lucky to have your Mum
    I'm sure she will adore this card

  7. Sweet card, I love the sentiment on this card... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  8. So beautiful cards. The best mothers day gift is to gift her a beautiful card made by her kids. Besides it you can send her touching Mothers Day SMS and messages to feel her awesome.

  9. A great card, love the colours and the sentiment realy hits the mark.
    We are lucky to be able to give our Mothers, Mothers Day cards this year, lest hope we can continue to do that for many more years.
    Never knew that Mamidoodles were closing, such a pity as she has some lovely images.

  10. This is super cute. Love it. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter last week. A bit late here due to illness, but better late than never. :)
    Love n hugs

  11. Very sweet. card and a beautiful sentiment.


  12. Love the image! Love the trim! ADORE THE SENTIMENT!!! Your card is just WONDERFUL all around!!!

    So glad you could play with us at HIMCR!!!

    Crafty Hugs,

  13. Well done! So fine card! It`s very good card to give to a mother!

    Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week!


  14. Awwh this is so cute and I love all your little textile details!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at CES Challenges this week! Juliexx

  15. Awesome image, papers and design! What mother wouldn't just love this?! Thanks for playing with us in the 2 Sisters Challenge this week!
    Leslie, DT

  16. Thank you for joining Mami Doodles with this sweet card :) It so pretty!!

    Don't miss out on our 50% sale at mamidoodles.com

  17. Had to smile at your joy of spring! I always say that fall is my favorite season, but there is definitely something about the bright colors of spring after a gray (or in this year's case...brown) winter. We have a bank full of blooming daffodils that just make me smile when I look at them!
    Your mother's day card is so precious! Wonderful papers, image, and embellishments! Wonderful idea on the headband! Never thought to look there...

  18. Gorgeous card - love all the cute little details and the colours. Thanks for using a Mami Doodles image and for taking part in the challenge.