Happy Mother's Day!..........

 ...to all you lovely UK Mum's out there! Hope you've had a lovely day. We've just got back from a lovely pub lunch in the village. We've lived in our present house for 12 years and have never set foot inside the village pub, but it's recently had a refurbishment so we decided to give it a go. The food was lovely and hot, served by cheerful staff in a busy but not too noisy environment. If you are ever in Stubbington give the Red Lion a go. The prices are really reasonable too.
Enough waffling, down to business.
Today's cards are the ones that I sent to my Mum. I went vintage with the one from hubby and me. I used a picture that I downloaded from t'internet and printed onto vanilla Papermania textured cardstock and trimmed to fit a stamp-shaped panel. The papers are from a 12x12 Grace Taylor 'Vintage' stack from The Range. I mounted the stamp panel onto a shaped panel covered with fashion plate paper and trimmed with cream cotton lace (pleated onto a strip of DS tape) and pink satin ribbon from Paperchase. I coloured a pearl hatpin with a permanent marker and pushed it through the centre of the ribbon bow ** I always add a silver bugle bead to the end of my hatpins to prevent needle-stick injury, especially if the card is being posted** 'MUM' was cut from Papermania shimmer cardstock and adhered with foam pads. A WOC floral arrangement, heart shaped pearl embellishment (The Works) and a smattering of pink pearls completes the card.
This cute basket was cut from shimmer cardstock and filled with punched flowers and leaves. The papers are Dovecraft Basic papers and the card base is a 6" square Z-fold. The white panel was embossed with a swirl embossing folder, and the basket was adhered to it with foam pads. On the inside (which I forgot to photograph! Duh!) I added 'Happy Mother's Day' and 'Nan' (this card was from the boys). I added a yellow polka dot satin bow and a butterfly to complete the card.
Carts used:
Vintage Mum:
Stamp and shaped panel- Elegant Edges
MUM- Art Nouveau
Flower basket:
Basket- Wedding Solutions
Butterfly- Stamping Solutions
Happy Mother's Day (not shown)- Mother's Day Seasonal
Nan (not shown)- Lyrical Letters
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx

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