I couldn’t post this until today because I had to make sure that the surprise wasn’t spoiled. I don’t think anyone would have shown my gorgeous Mother in Law a picture of her card, but … well I felt it would have been kind of a bad luck thing to have posted it before today.
Cards which I’d embellished to within an inch of their lives and worked for hours on over a period of days, had gone missing in the post before now, so I decided that I would make a pretty, ladylike card this time, but I’d make it so that it slipped into a regular envelope, as I thought that maybe I would be in with a chance of it getting there. And … we had a text message from my lovely sister-in-law (Mr.Cobs sister) letting us know that the card had arrived. WHOO HOO!
Taking photo’s of this card were nigh on impossible. I made it so that it had a ‘see through’ front, made from Acetate. So I tried various things in the hope of getting a decent photo which would show that see through bit. I failed miserably.
What you have here are a selection of photos which are pretty rubbish but they’re the best I had out of about 20 photos.
To make the card: I removed a section from the front of a scored and folded 6×6 and replaced it with the acetate. I then fussy cut into some papers for the top and bottom of the card front, and added some more fussy cut roses and leaves for the ‘spine’ edge. Added a sentiment to the front, and then turned my attention to the inside.
The inside is actually a large die cut central section, which you can take out and use on the card by itself, but I so liked it as it was that I fixed it in place using strips of double-sided tape, and then trimmed it to size and adhered it to the inside.
I was so happy with this card when it was finished as it looked so pretty and I knew my much-loved mother-in-law would like it as it was a little bit different – having the see through front.
As a gift to make her smile and say Thank You for being such a wonderful Mother, we’ve sent her an arrangement of pretty cottagey type flowers, all yellows and lemons and greens, which we arranged to be delivered today, Sunday 26th March ~ which is Mothering Sunday, here in the United Kingdom. The colours of the floral arrangement were so cheerful and bright that they made me smile, so I knew they’d make her smile too.
Although I know that Mothering Sunday happens on different days in different parts of the world, it’s Mothers Day here, so to all of the Mothers around the world, I wish you a very happy, warm and loved up Sunday.
To those who aren’t Mothers, through choice or circumstance, I wish you too a happy, warm and much loved up day.
And… just because it’s Mothers day … we have: Jokes!
A mother mouse and a baby mouse are walking along when suddenly a cat attacks them. The mother mouse shouts “BARK!” and the cat runs away. “See?” the mother mouse says to her baby. “Now do you see why it’s important to learn a foreign language?”
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