Mother's Day

For UK readers it is Mother's day this weekend.
I have done the usual present and card thing, but thought I would do something extra this year. I am into bookfolding (my latest craze) so I thought I would do one for Mum. It is safe to post because she doesn't have any access to the internet at all.

This is not quite finished as I am waiting for some lovely brass book corners to arrive from Ebay. I hope they get here before Sunday. Then I just need to cello-wrap the book and I am done.

We also have a birthday in the family. One of our Great Nephew's

A couple of birthdays...

Just a couple of birthdays cards to show you. The first is for my Sister-in-Law, who is into her sewing so this Lori Whitlock file was perfect.

The second is for a friend who has a birthday very soon. This uses the Bloom With Hope stamp set from Stampin-Up.

Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog Is Back!!!!

What seems like a long long time ago I was asked to become a member of a design team for the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. After being a member of the team for quite a while illness, and life in general, got in the way and I had to step down. But now the challenge blog is returning and I am back on the team. ( doing a happy dance here while I type).

Cazzy set the first challenge and I was stumped straight away. She decided to make the challenge "Use a photo"...
What's the big deal about that? Well as someone who HATES having their photo taken I rarely take photos if I have to choose a favourite photo I don't have many to choose from.
It just happened that the setting of this challenge coincided with the anniversary of my lovely Maggie passing, and I cherish every photo I have of that was it, decision made.
We need to use a digi image from Bugaboo who are co sponsors of the challenge, along with Crafty Ribbons. I chose to work with Flower Tag 1. I took the image into Craft Artist, recoloured it and turned it into an intelligent frame so I could snap my photo behind it. Hope you like...