Sunday, 27 March 2011

For mum

Now I know that everyone would say that their mum is the best mum in the world ... and of course that's the way it should be. But I think I can say without fear of contradiction that my mum is indeed a very special lady and a really remarkable woman. Back in October 2007 she was diagnosed with facial cancer, and had to undergo a terrifying and gruelling 12 1/2 hour life-saving operation, followed by another 6 1/2 hour operation the following February. She has also had to endure chemotherapy and other traumatic invasive treatments. Somehow though my mum has continued to battle on ... despite her disfiguring surgery and ongoing health problems she remains cheerful and carries on as near to normal as her disabilities allow ... she truly is an inspiration to all who know her. I now treat every milestone such as Christmas and birthdays as a gift, and of course I can't help but make a special effort for Mother's Day. We don't live close by so I don't get to see my mum & dad as often as I would ideally like what with full time jobs etc.. etc ... but I sat me down and really went to town to make this special card. Recipe: Main image: LotV coloured with Promarkers and Copics; Sentiments: Woodware and LotV sentiment circles; Papers: Craft Creations (gingham) and Pink Petticoat (floral); Supplies: large flat gardenia and lace from Wild Orchid Crafts; heart shaped gems by Papermania; velvet ribbon and organza ribbon from my stash; Tools: small, large and lacy circles nestabilities; Martha Stewart "eyelet lace" PATP; Magnolia "vintage tag" die; Marianne D Creatables heart die. Challenges:

Simon Says - Mother's Day / Girlie

Dream Valley #3 - Mother's Day

Creative Inspirations #56 - Mother's Day
Ooh-La-La #76 - Mother's Day / Special Friend

Die Cut Dreams #85 - Mother's Day / Special Friend

Craft Your Days Away #16 - For Mum / Special Lady

Papertake Weekly - It's A Mom Thing /Girlie

Allsorts #96 - For A Special Lady

otally Papercrafts #59 - Cuddly and Cute

Cupcake # 134 - Monochromatic
Wee Memories #49 - Anything Goes
I'll be popping this in the post in good time ... I really hope my mum will like it! That's all for today ... back tomorrow with my Less Is More card for this week.

Sorry for the crazy formatting - blogger is really off on one today. I tried editing this post for over an hour this morning and another half hour this afternoon and every time I press a button it throws a wobbler and loses all my formatting - so it's just oging to have to stay like this!


  1. such a pretty card Pauline.. i love the pink gingham
    We also have a monochrome challenge at laybug crafts ink
    Lisa x

  2. What a Beautiful card, it's really really Lovely

  3. Oh Pauline
    This is beyond stunning - it is totally awesome.
    I read your post with a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye. Your Mum is truly a remarkable woman and she will without doubt love this very special gift you have put your heart into.
    Thank you so very much for sharing this with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  4. Oh Pauline this is amazing so soft and dreamy and very very pretty
    Thanks for joining us @ the DCD challenge this time please come back tomorrow for our new challenge
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  5. Gorgeous card, Pauline, and so special:-)! The image and colours are fantastic, and all the details gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  6. Hi Pauline, so touched by your mums bravery, you have a mum in a million and your card just says it all! Ruby x

  7. Wow this is so pretty.Thanks for sharing with us at

  8. So gorgeous card,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  9. Hi Pauline! This is such a special card, for a very special person!! Love the soft pink colors, the sweet image and lovely embellies! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs/sari

  10. Aww Pauline this creation is just stunning! I am sure your Mum will adore her special card.
    Kaz xx

  11. wow Pauline this is beautiful, I love the colours you chose together...thanks for joining in with our Colour Create challenge
    Mina xxx

  12. Beautiful, such a sweet card for your Mom..I am sure she will love it...(and glad she is doing well) Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.


  13. Stunning card, I'm sure your Mum will love it Pauline. Thanks for sharing with us at OLL. Hugs x

  14. Hi pauline
    aww a beautiful card, gorgeous colouring, pretty papers & embelies, fab design,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  15. What a beautiful pink creation:-))
    Thanks for joining the Colour Create challenge:

  16. Wow, your card is stunning. So girly and pretty. I love the pink and the lace and the beautifully colored image!! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  17. Your Mum sounds like a very special lady and I am sure she will love this card, it's perfect! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley *Hugs* Sarah

  18. WOW This is such a beautiful card!! Such a nice and soft pink! I love the lace and all the glitter! Cute image too! 
    Thank you for sharing it with us over at Stampin for the Weekend
    Have a blessed day 


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