13.5.10

Happy Mothers Day & Mojo Monday 137

Hey lovelies,

I just wanted to pop by quickly and share the card I made for my Mama for Mother's Day this year. Will just be a quick post now so I can get the card uploaded and entered into this week's Mojo sketch challenge.


I'll come back some time tomorrow and add the details and share with you the gift I made for Mum this year.

Hoping you've all had a lovely weekend and those of you who are Mothers were honoured and blessed and loved on by your families today.

I've been feeling quite under par since last Thursday's Copic Certification day with Marianne Walker and Lori Craig......but I'm determined to not let it stop me or truly get a hold of me. :)

See ya tomorrow.
Hugs, Michey xxx

Mother's Day CARD DEETS:
Stamps: Verve Beautiful You
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper/Cardstock: SU Pink Pirouette Textured 12x12, Riding Hood Red; Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses 6x6 pad (background matt + pieced into vertical strip); Flourishes Classic White
Copics: 0 (Blender); R00, R37, R46, RV00, RV32
Others: SU Top Note Die, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Crystal Effects; Glue Dots
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Its tomorrow.....plus a few days, lol.

Sorry it took me a few days to get back here....work is busy and my mojo and motivation is visiting someone else at the moment. Heheh. Good news....whilst I'm not firing on all cylinders right now, I definitely haven't succumbed to the dreaded lurgies floating around. One of the downfalls of working in the hospital - there are innumerable nasties in the air I breathe all day long. Add to that the fact that the temp has taken a nosedive in the last day or two.....I'm actually feeling cold - didn't think it was ever gonna happen. Its forecast to get down to as low as 1C in some parts of Sydney tonight.....brrrr.

For Mother's Day this year I did two things, I took my dear Mama out for dinner and to see one of our favourites perform, Alfio. He's a youngish, classically trained Aussie/Italian singer with the most incredible voice!! I've seen him live 4 or 5 times now (and again next week before he heads to the US for 3 months) and each time its been a beautiful experience. Anyways, sorry for the tangent, I also decided to make Mum a pack of cards for her to use for the birthdays, etc that she has coming up. Usually she just tells me what she wants a week or two before she needs it and I have a bit of a panic in getting something ready. Now she has ten cards at her disposal to pick and choose and send out at her leisure.

And the good news is that SHE LOVED THEM ALL!!
Here they are (in no particular order....)






































































Card Deets:
I've used an A5 white card folded in half and kept the layout the same for to make it a little easier for me. I then picked the paper from each of the 6x6 pads that I wanted to use and stamped the image/sentiment in matching colours and added matching ribbon & embellies.

I'll list the 6x6 paper pads and inks I used below - if there is a particular card that you'd like to know the actual breakdown for .....just leave a comment asking or send me an email (the link is just under my bio.....up there, near the top). :)

Basic Grey: Kioshi, Eva, Ambrosia, Granola, Porcelain, Offbeat
KaiserCraft: Gypsy Sisters, Peachy Keen, Devonshire, Pack Your Bags

SU: Sage Shadow, Not Quite Navy, Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey, Bashful Blue, Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Perfect Plum, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Wild Wasabi, Taken With Teal
Memento Tuxedo Black

Thanks for staying with me to the end. :) xxxxx

15 comments:

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Amy said...

Beautiful card, Michey! It's really elegant looking and I'm sure your mother is going to love it!
Sorry you've been in a funk, I hope it doesn't keep you down to long. Hugs! :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love what you did with the flower. And all your other cards are beautiful, too! :)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Such wonderful colours and design!!! The cards for your Mum are fantastic too and it's no surprise she loved them!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

LOOK at that flower! Just gorgeous! No wonder she loved them. . .all of the cards are just beautiful!

Amy said...

How could anyone not love those cards you made your Mum! They are all gorgeous (I'm particularly partial to the flower silhouettes, love those)!
That is one thing I do enjoy about colder weather...snuggling down into bed w/all my blankets and pillows for a great sleep! I'll continue to hope that the lurgies keep their distance from you! Have a great week end!

Michele said...

The flower on the first card really pops! So pretty!! All of your cards are fab!!

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful daughter you are (put me to shame!) I can imagine your Mother was overwhelmed with all your delightful gifts :) Take care, Love Steph xxx

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, wow, WOW! First of all, gorgeous Mojo card. I love the shine on the flower! Secondly, your mother must be so proud! All the cards you made for her are fantastic.

CraftyDee said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! ^_^

The cards for your mom are fabulous, that is a great and personal gift idea! I have given away a pack of cards to a dear friend before, but unfortunately my mom makes her own lol

Lynn Mercurio said...

What lovely cards - each beautiful and always a wonderful gift idea.

Edna Morrisedie said...

Hello in there, long time no see!!!! I loved this Mojo Sketch and you did a great job with it, the flower is ohhh sooo lovely.... and the cards for your Mum are fabbo, I am sure she will feel a million each time she gets to use one of those!!

I hope this finds you well Michey and I hope that we get to meet up again soon... hugs to you, E!

kirstyscardnscrap said...

I love your creation for the Mojo sketch! Just beatiful!

Tanya Tahir said...

Great take on the sketch! Beautiful cards!

WickedPixie said...

Oh, my, these are GORGEOUS! :-)Traci