Follow this blog with bloglovin

Follow on Bloglovin


Please respect my

All work exhibited here is my own design, unless otherwise stated, in which case I shall have credited the original author of that work. I am thrilled to be able to share my designs with you but would appreciate that you respect that these are my designs and do not copy and place them anywhere else online or use them for your own personal gain in any way.

Google Website Translator Gadget

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Dream Valley #29 Mother’s Day

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.

DV 27 Main

We are sponsored by One Stop Card Crafts and by Crafty Ribbons.

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.

SAM_5200     SAM_5202

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.

DV 27 Image

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)

Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Lin this is so gorgeous love it hope you are well and sorry haven't been over for a while hope the girls from CCM are well too say hi to them for me

    and also I have to change my blog hope you will rejoin me it's now
    Take care
    Jacki xx

  2. beautiful details i love this card...thanks for sharing at just some lines


  3. You might like this poem about mothers

  4. Lin this is fabulous. love that flower and leaf embellishment!

  5. Gorgeous card, really beautiful! I love the colours and your bargain lace flowers look stunning. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK and good luck in the prize draw
    Claire xx

  6. oh wow this is one really gorgeous creation with such beautiful detail,bless you for playing at Creatalicious this month,love hugs Cherylxxxx

  7. Love the story about your mums choccies, priceless!
    your card, as always, is lovely. The lace is beautiful especially as its coloured to match your card

  8. Really pretty design love the pastel colour tones you have used.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel Uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  9. This is so adorable! Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines! :)

  10. What a sweet, sassy little image. Love your card. Thanks for sharing at Just Some Lines.

  11. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
    Jo and Tigerlover.

  12. aww petal I just love your card!
    And your so right that wee image is just totally cute! I was going ask where you had got those stunning lace flowers! Your so clever and the promarkers just add the little touch of colour you need!

    It was lovely hearing about your childhood and what you did! But just like a loving mum she didn't care that you had ate them just the thought! For my wee mum its all about the card, if she did't get one she would be upset!
    Hugs melly xxx

  13. This is such a very pretty card i love the papers the soft colours and of course the lace. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

  14. gorgeous card, cute image, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY RIBBONS, x carol

  15. Oh wow! This is just gorgeous, love the soft colours and those flowers and leaves are stunningly beautiful
    Lindsay xx

  16. Opps I forgot to say thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  17. Beautiful card and a lovely image. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

  18. What a fun image and a very pretty card. Think I have lace envy now!! Thanks for joining our Mother's Day challenge over at CRAFT this week, hope you will join us again soon! Love Jacky CRAFT DT

  19. Gorgeous card, love the layout. Thanks for joining in this fortnights CYDA Challenge xx

  20. Wonderful DT inspiration, thanks so much for sharing with us.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo


Thank you for leaving a comment. I enjoy reading each and every one and appreciate that you took the time to leave one. If you have a particular question you can always click the 'email me' link in the sidebar. Lin


Related Posts with Thumbnails