Saturday, 29 March 2014

Mother's Day 2014

Mother's day 2014.. this is the card I made for my Mother in Law Marie. I used a set of Tonic dies to cut out the central hearts and  matted and then a pretty patterned pink & white card with a lovely shocking pink card. A satin bow and Memory Box Gardenia die in the pink card.

To give a bit of a Wow when the card is opened I made a pop out using the same Tonic dies and the same card combination

Here is the central message:

As We sadly lost my Dear Mam in 2009 we have planted a new rose in the garden for her... it is a David Austin  'Cariad' rose .. Cariad is the Welsh word for Love and is the term of endearment my Mam used to us and the grandchildren. 

It's such a pretty rose and a lovely reminder of a wonderful woman xxx Annie

Ooh just one more thing Don't forget the clocks go FORWARD tonight so an hour less in bed :(

Friday, 7 March 2014

Fussy & Fancy Challenge # 109 Birthdays

This Challenge couldn't have come at a better time for me as February / March are busy months for special family birthdays one of the most important being the birthday of my dear Mother in Law Marie she was born in 1921 and is the only one left out of 13 children
 so she was 93 years old on St Valentine's day. You would never believe she was 93 .... she has a better social life than I do!! Here is the card I made for her, I always aim to make a touchy feely card with plenty of texture and strong contrasting colours.

Here it is opened up she won't mind everyone knowing how young she is!!
I started with an 8"x8" card marked a vertical line vertically down centre of the front and by placing my spellbinder's die half  on half off the mark I was able to cut a semi circle which when I folded the front back on itself gave me the circle feature for the front. I used beautiful new Papermania Parisienne Blue papers and decorated with flowers and butterflies from my crafty stash.

As the card had to be sent by post it folded quite flat apart from those lovely chunky roses, so I made a box to protect it

I diecut the word MUM and detailed it with some flat back pearls for texture. Of course Valentine's day has been and gone so she has already had this card, she assured me that she loved it. It's such a joy to make cards for her and she keeps each one that I have ever made for her so carefully.
Well that is my offering for this Birthday Challenge, you can find more details about how you can enter over at : it is so easy to link your project to the blog and who knows you could be the one who is randomly chosen to win the prize this month, our sponsor this month is Crafty Sentiments. The Fussy and Fancy Girls love looking at your entries and leaving comments, whoever is hosting the challenge this month then has the difficult task of choosing her Top 5 entries.
Right that's it from me for tonight, looking forward to seeing your entries xxx Annie