I'm quite a lucky girl really as I have 3 people who I think of as 'Mum'. The first being my Mum, always been there for me (despite a few dodgy patches, she has come through for me) and naturally I do her a card each year. I have already done her card, it's the green one with the teddy on it. Then there is my partner's Mum. Her's is the lilac fairy. So that just leaves one Mum to make for, and that is my ex's Mum, Jean, my elder son's Grandma. Since my son was born she has been there for me 100% of the time. She's helped me out wherever she could, listened to my happy tales and been there as a shoulder to cry on when I have needed one and been the best possible friend I could ever hope for. She's going through a bad time at the moment herself as her Mum has been diagnosed with cancer and as she is an elderly lady we're not expecting her to be with us much longer, so I wanted to make a special card for her this year to let her know we're all thinking of her at this hard time.
I made my own design paper for this one, choosing a simple flower and stamping it out with orange versamark ink. I love this stamp, it was only 99p in Hobbycraft and is a Cling-it one. I then embossed in gold some leafwork in a band across the centre and added some see-thru gold ribbon diagonally across the centre. I used one of my new nestie shapes to cut the scrolly bit out of a bit more of the paper I had useed earlier and coloured some paper flowers to match the colours of the flowers on the main image. The smaller flower was already an amber colour but I tied it in a bit more with a few touches of antique pink.
To make the card personal to Jean (as it doesn't seem right putting Mum on the card!) I added her name in gold to the bottom of the image. I then finished with a couple of red gems.
I would like to enter this for the following challenges:
Off the Wall Craftiness - Colour inspiration - this is where I chose the colour scheme :-)
Passion for Promarkers - Bugs
PaperCrafting Journey - For the Ladies in Your Life
Sparkles Forum - Springtime
Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
Creative Inspirations - Mother's Day
Sweet Pea Stampers - Pack a Punch
In a Sweet Pea Dream - "Hello Spring" Sweet Pea
I Love Promarkers - Emboss It