Monday, April 1, 2013

For my mum

Hi again, I've been away from the crafting table for some time, if only I could re-direct my Facebook energy into crafting I'd get sooo much done!

Anyway, I went to tidy my craft table as we are having guests next weekend for Leo's 6th birthday and of course I got inspired right there and then - isn't that always the case (anything to put off the tidying up for a while longer LOL).  [Actually I'm lying -  I did also make the invites for his party a couple of days ago, he wanted Angry Bird invites so I made some Bomb Birds with punch art and they turned out quite cute]

Anyway, back to my card.  I made it with mum in mind, for no particular occassion, it's not her birthday, and it's a bit too early for Mothers' Day, so I just wanted to tell her how much she has always amazed me with her patience and cheerfulness in the face of adversity and just wanted to send her a card to tell her how much I love her!  She and I had a chat a few months ago about how little we express our 'love' feelings for each other so now when we call we always sign off with "love you mum/Francie!"  Never to late to start loosing the stiff upper lip and getting a bit lovey dovey with your mum I reckon :>

I've done a bit to recycle as well, the white card is the reverse side from a certificate (usual thing, printed the wrong text on a certificate at work and it seemed such a shame to just bin it so it comes home with me and get's up-cycled), the orange flowery border came from one of the very first papercraft kits I purchased many years ago and the hearts had been stamped on another piece of card and were just sitting around so I cut them out and glittered them up a little - can't have too much bling in my opinion!

I'm entering this in the Creative Corner Challenge - I see them have almost 150 entries already, what a rip-roaring success that has become!  The theme for the challenge was "Anything goes" so here is goes.


Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous colours Frances. I'm liking the upcycling and using up bits part.

mel b said...

absolutely love your work you have done here
thank you so much for sharing it at Creative Corner Challenges this week
Love Mel