Saturday, 23 February 2008

Cherry Blossoms.................

I am slowly ploughing through the list of cards that I have to make; I spent time on cards that I can't show on here until all the recipients receive them... I am struggling with the two Mothers Day cards I have to make...Mothers Day is 2nd of March in Ireland and the UK. I am lucky that both my mam and my MIL both love receiving my cards and display them with pride **blush** so I know my efforts are not wasted, but this year Mothers Day has added meaning with my mam’s diagnosis. So I have found it hard to create the Mothers Day card of all Mothers Day cards.... but luck was on my side, one of my true friends reminded me that my mam would love whatever I made and to just pour my love into it rather then trying to make it perfect.......(I have still yet to make the card, but I have ideas of what I am going to do)

The card I am sharing with you today is the card I have made for my MIL, we have a strange relationship, it has its ups and downs, and at the moment its on an up so you have to take what you can get *wink*. For all the frustration, misunderstanding and stubbornness (on both sides) she has been nothing but supportive since we had mam’s diagnosis and the first words out of her mouth when she rings is to ask about my mam...and that builds many bridges. Anyway enough gushiness...

I was inspired by Michelle Redmans card that you can see here. I haven't got it quite right but I love the outcome and will be doing this look again!

I used cerise, pale pink and white card stock, I stamped the Bonsai tree image on the white card stock in Coffee Bean by Brilliance, coloured the images with my Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits, and finally inked the white edges with Pearlecent Crimson by Brilliance.



Recipe:

Inks - Brilliance in Coffee Bean and Pearlescent Crimson

Prismacolor Pencils

mineral spirts

Cerise, pale pink and white cardstock

stamp from dimensions fourth

11 comments:

T said...

What a beautiful card Jukie, your MIL will love it. And your friend is right...your mam will love what ever you do and I'm sure all your love and a few tears will go into her card ;-)

craftyscot said...

This is lovely Jukie :0)

EllePiggo said...

Very pretty Jukie. :)

Vanessa.

made by fifi said...

wow that is a gorgeous card xx

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, love the image and the design of the card

Treacle said...

Beautiful card.

xXx

Petal said...

Beautiful card for MIL (must be something in the air as I got my MIL card done too) and I know your mam's will be even more special with all the love in each bit you create for her card.

xxx

Mee said...

Great card. I'm also of the opinion that if it's made with love no one will be dissapointed :o)

Jules {Creative Makes} said...

That is just beautiful.

Hels said...

A beautiful card hun...very classy xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A really beautiful card Jukie! I am loving your work and the I brake for stamps images are fab!