Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Mama s birthday

Friday 22 of August is my mum s birthday, I do feel a bit sad and guilty as I don't think I ve been home for her birthday in the last nine years. She says she doesn't mind but I know she must do deep down, I m also sad because I send her cards all the time but more often than not she doesn't get them. Anyway here s the card that I ve made for her this year I just hope this one will reach her in time.

I choose to use a colour combo challenge set by Carole over at ILWS, Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery and Apricot Appeal. Now this has happened to me before and you will smile or may just have a right laugh but I do miss things all the time, is ridiculous and all this time I m thinking gosh I m only 34 what would I be like in my sixties? ( God help me to make my sixties lol). I was convinced that I followed the challenge and I am pleased with the way my card looks but as I searched for the link I found out my mistake. My card is on a Lavender Lace base, then the Certainly Celery designer paper was also part of it so is all good up to this point, the beautiful gorgeous blooms from the Heartfelt hostess set were stamped in Lavender Lace then over stamped with Elegant Eggplant, and my Apricot Appeal is actually Barely Banana..... what?????!!!!! Honestly those two colours are underneath each other on my trays and just picked the wrong one, but I am still happy with it and I know mum will just love, she will also proudly show it off to every neighbour, friend, the postie, milkman in fact everyone that will sit still long enough for her to tell. LOL. The sentiment is from the Cheer and Wishes set, Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon and some half backed pearls from the pretties kit were also used ( see how much I love my mama? I ve used three pearls on her card!!! LOL). I have also stamped the inside and decorated the envelope to match. It all looked really pretty
Everything used is Stampin'Up! apart from the letters used to spell the word MAMA, this came from an old alphabet by Basic Gray, and the Short Order alphabet is now on my wish list, yes I ve got a wish list just like you. Hugs Monica xxxx
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