Wednesday, 3 March 2010

For a Mum

Here is my offering for this week's Allsorts Challenge, where the theme is for Mother's day or someone who is like a mum to you. Here is a card I made for my friend to give to her Mum. Both of them have been there for me and were very supportive when I lost my Mum to cancer nine years ago.The stamps are all See D's (whimsical garden collection I think), except the tags spelling Mum, which were an unmounted sheet from Stamporium (No longer available).
Whenever we got a camera out my Mum used to duck out of the way, so I have very,very few pictures of her. This is the one I love the best. There was so much laughter that day, with Meg in her first shoes (we couldn't find any small enough for ages. Eventually we found some size 2s in Next) She started walking straight away and was running by the end of the afternoon! Mum was on top of the world that she had shared that special moment!


Clare said...

This is such a beautiful and artistic card Sally.
I bet your friend's Mum will be over the moon to receive it.
Thank you for sharing the photo and story about your Mum and Meg.
Clare x

Lynne K said...

Lovely card, lovely photo and lovely story! x

pinky said...

Sally this card is just gorgeous, love those flower stamps and the colours you have used. What a lovely pic, cherished I'm sure, of your Mum. I lost my Mum 4 years ago and she was just the same as yours very camera shy lol. I have to say you are the spit of your lovely Mum. Thanks for sharing that. Hugs

craftimamma said...

A beautiful card and an especially beautiful photo. Matching smiles from both your Mum and Daughter.

I'm sure your friend and her mum are going to love the card. It's so pretty!

Lesley Xx

Tracy said...

I love how you've done all the stamping Sally, Lovely photo. And your friend will be really pleased with this lovely card.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

katykrunch said...

You've got me crying now. We don't appreciate our Mums till they've gone - sadly :( How great that you can think of someone else at this time. Good for you.

Milena said...

What a special photograph of your mum and Meg,they look so very happy :)

Fliss said...

Really beautiful card Sally and a lovely piece about your Mum. It got me quite choked up as this time of year is always difficult (I lost my own dear Mum 5 years ago to Alzheimer's) although I still have my mother in law who is like a Mum to me anyway.
Hugs, Fliss xxx

chris said...

Hi there Sally.
love that photograph of your very special Mum and Meg,its brill.
your card is beautiful too love those little tags.
hold onto all your happy thoughts.
lots of love and a big hug.chris xx

brenda said...

Hi Sally

What a really pretty card, absolutely perfect.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Sally. I love these little stamps and don't use them enough. You've made a beautiful card for your friend's Mum, she'll love it.
Thank you for sharing your special memories of your Mum too. This photo needs scrapping with your story so that it's never forgotten.
Hope your week is going well.


Anonymous said...

A beautifully stamped card.....thank you for your comments on my blog - I appreciate them more than you realise xx

Crafty Dawn said...

Memories like this are PRICELESS! wonderful photo, I love the card very nice love the wire through the tags. Thanx for yr comment on my blog it's always nice some one stopped by and commented

Love Dawn xx

Jules said...

Hi Sally

What a beautiful card. I am sure your friend was really pleased with it.

What a lovely photograph too and such a great little story behind it.

I think all Mum's are camera shy - they were always to busy looking after us to feel "respectable" enough for a "quick snap". Yet of course they were always beautiful in our eyes (except for when they told us off LOL!!!).

In fact, photographs full stop were quite rare when I was young. I don't think Mum and Dad could afford to have the films developed - not like today's digital snaps that we take constantly. We are so fortunate to live in this day and age.

I still have my Mum but not my Dad. I would love Dad to be back, even for just a day, for him to see how things have changed. He would be amazed and find it all totally unbelievable.


Thank you for playing along with Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

Lisa said...

Hi Sally, Beautiful card! I am sure your friend and her mum will love it.

Thanks for sharing your story with us. Such a lovely photograph. I still have my mum but sadly I lost my dad 18 months ago. Parents are very precious.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

Maria Matter said...

this is so lovely Sally! I really like the colors of these flowers! Fabulous idea with the sentiment too!
blessings, Maria

June said...

Oh Sally what a lovely card and what a beautiful photograph and memory.
hugs June xxxxxx

Kay Carley said...

A very pretty card Sally. I like the little tags spelling out the word 'Mum'!!

Kay xx