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Sunday, 6 March 2016

Happy Mother's Day

My Mother Kept A Garden 
My Mother kept a garden,
a garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
that gave my life it's start. 
She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self-esteem... 
And when the winds and rain came,
she protected me enough-
But not too much because she knew
I'd need to stand up strong and tough. 
Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong-
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long. 
I am my Mother's garden.
I am her legacy-
And I hope today she feels the love
reflected back from me 
Author Unknown 

I left making the Mother's Day cards until yesterday evening - big mistake.  My initial idea didn't come out how I hoped so I had to clear my mind and start all over again.  In the end I used a few stamp sets from Stampin' Up!, some punches, dies and embossing folders and created this design.

The outside of the card is on the left but I decorated the inside too which can be seen on the left.  I always make the same card design for each mum, makes life slightly easier for me. The colour scheme came from the gift bag I had bought to put their present in so the card would co-ordinate.  I really do need to get back into my card making again and then perhaps the ideas will come easier.

Happy Mother's Day to all mum's celebrating today.


Marlene jones said...

I sadly did not have to make a mothers day card, but I did make a card for my sisters birthday

Lesley said...

What lovely cards to recieve.Happy Mothers Day.

Karen K said...

Despite the last minute hiccup they have come out beautifully. Happy mothers day to you x you're a fabulous Mum and friend x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm sorry that you had a hiccup and had to take a moment to start over, Linda. The end result is a breathtaking design for both mums and I'm sure their cards will be cherished forever! I'm looking forward to seeing more cards from you!! Hugs, Darnell