Monday, 13 May 2013

Patchwork Mum

Hello, and welcome!  

I'm finding it a little hard to believe that we are in the middle of May.......yep......blustery and cold wind,  thunder, lightening and hailstones.....bursts of sunshine......then back to the previous state of weather.....all this makes me wonder if it will ever be safe to plant out my borders and pots......and I've got a ton of bedding plants being delivered, later in the week......sheesh!

I hope that everybody who celebrated Mothers' Day, yesterday, was spoiled rotten......if not, why not?  I truly believe that all women who nurture, encourage and love children, whether or not those children are their own or "borrowed", should be pampered and appreciated on AT LEAST this one day of the's the law......or should be!

Of course, our special day was back in March (UK), but for some reason, I didn't get around to posting about the pretty card I made for my own lovely, here it is.......

I used a white card base and that beautiful patchwork heart (and the sentiment) are by the multi-talented Sara at Folded Paper and Printed Pixels.....thanks, again, Sara......the background paper was a freebie and the pink strip is from my scrap stash.....

I used my Promarkers to colour all the pretty details, then cut it the heart shape.....and used foamies to pop it up onto a doily.......this is actually the second try at colouring......see below for the original......

Ta-daaaaaa!  I left it on my desk for a few minutes while I went to answer a knock at the front 3 year old granddaughter, Yvie-Grace, had come to visit with her Mummy.....and Grandma and Mummy got to chatting so Yvie-Grace decided to help Grandma!
And anybody who says they prefer Yvie's version will be banned from my blog..........;p
Isn't this a lovely sentiment?  I cut it with a Nestie and added the little gem stone......

Two different pink ribbons, layered together, and a tiny satin bow with a heart-shaped button to finish......

This is a rubbish photo....sorry!

Mam liked it, anyway, lol.

Hope you'll be back on Wednesday for my Perfect Sentiments DT card, and thanks for droppin' in!

Anne-Marie x

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  1. Gorgeous card,love the sentiment.....It is your fault we are having hailstones.(You love the Snow).xxx

  2. Gorgeous card, Love that patchwork heart...Fabulous design... Hugs May x x x

  3. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie. I love the patchwork heart and beautiful sentiment
    Let's hope the weather improves soon!
    hugs Sue xx

  4. I do like Yvie-Grace's version as well! I hope you helped her make her mommy a card with it! ;) It's a lovely card. I adore that heart doiley!

  5. Very inspiring card design with the beautiful patchwork heart, doily and pretty papers.

    Regards diane

  6. ooooh thats so pretty hunny, I love that heart! we've had that wierd weather too and its looking decidly grey out there right now!!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  7. yeah, the weather sure is UNpredictable lately. if u ask me... the seasons are changing... well, the months are. summer will no longer be june, july, august. it'll be august, sept. oct. you get the picture. no spring, 6 months of winter, 2 months fall and the rest MAYBE a summer. go figure.

    love the card. it's soooooooooooo colorful!

    hugs :)

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  9. Beautiful card for your mother!! Love the patch heart!

  10. A beautiful card, thanks for sharing this with us at CraftyCatz this week, good luck with the challenge.x

  11. Really pretty card and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week hope to see you next week and good luck

  12. Anne-Marie..just absolutely beautiful..i love it!

  13. Beautiful card! I love all of the lacy goodness on this! I think you should use Yvie-Grace's version for her Mother's Day card!

  14. Pretty card! Ty for sharing with us @ Simply Create Too