Over at Dream Valley this time we would like to see your creations with a Mother’s Day or female theme. I am not sure when in America you have Mother’s Day but here in the UK this year it’s March 18th. Apparently I am going to be taken out to lunch and I am looking forward to it.
My image is from Sassy Cheryl, coloured with promarkers, isn’t she just too cute? I believe she is called ‘I Love you This much’. The papers are from the Kaisercraft Pink Gelato pad, and the lovely venise lace I got as a HUGE bargain job lot on Fleabay. I bought all this
for £5.49!!! I trimmed just one of the white/silver pieces into 6 floral pieces and then coloured it in with my promarkers in the same colours as I used on the image, and was delighted at how well it coloured up.
I just wish I had a Mum to give it to. Sadly my Mum passed away before I got into papercrafting. She was one of those people who would rather have a nice card than an expensive present. I bet she would have loved handmade cards.
I remember one Mother’s Day my Dad provided my Sister and I with enough money to get Mum a small gift. I bought a 1/4lb box of chocolates. Those of you of a certain age from the UK will no doubt remember those tiny little boxes of chocs. There were about 8 chocolates in the box. Anyhow I kept looking at this box and looking at it, and in the end I took the wrapper off just so I could smell them. Then almost without realising I had eaten one! Before I knew it I had polished all but two of them off. In my defence, we had sweets so infrequently as they were a treat, which clearly I didn’t deserve!
Come Mother’s Day morning I had to present my Mum with an almost empty box of chocolates. My Father was furious. My Mum, bless her, she smiled and said thank you like it was the most natural thing in the world to get a box of chocolates with only two left in it. I wasn’t allowed to buy her chocolates after that as ‘you can’t be trusted!’ I lived with that shame for several years, and from then on I was only allowed to buy her Maltesers or flowers; each time as I asked for a box of Maltesers, which I hated at the time, my face would colour up as I remembered why I was buying nasty little balls of chocolate with a strange tasting centre. Fortunately for my Mum she loved Maltesers.
Karma has a long memory too. I ended up with Diabetes! That’ll teach me, lol
I am entering this into the following challenges:-
A Gem Of A Challenge – #41 Perfect Pastels
2 Sisters – #81 Recipe (1 Image, 2 Patterned Papers, 3 Embellishments)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – #144 Mother’s Day
Craft Your Days Away – #40 Mother’s Day
Crafts and Me – #73 Pretty In Lace
Crafty Ribbons Challenge – #14 Celebrate Your Mum
Creatalicious – #31 All About Lace (my floral embellishments are cut from a venise lace motif)
Just Some Lines – Girly Girl
Pan Pastel UK – #8 Use A Stamped Image
Stampin’ For The Weekend – #4 Bingo (I Picked, Flowers, lace, pink)