Good morning my lovely blogging chums. Hope everyone is well.
I have been on the hunt for a Nutella and peanut butter blondie recipe to match that divine brownie I had at the NEC. Sue J, you a have a real treat on your doorstep there!
I have had a little play with my new goodies from the show. Lesley, sorry to disappoint chuck but the die is not a Striplet, its one of the new SB dies called Interlocking Love. It does more embossing and de-bossing than cutting.
I think I'm just getting a bit more fussy about what I buy as I think I am already getting to SABLE (Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy) proportions, hahaha!
Now, I apologise for today's picture heavy post as I wanted to capture all angles lol!!!
I never got to make my darling Mum a Mother's Day card, other than when I was a child, so my close friends have never asked me to make one, as they know it would be difficult (in a sadness way) for me.
However, Janet, one of the ladies I used to volunteer with has been having a particularly bad time recently, with her own health issues and having her parents move into residential care (her Dad has dementia and her Mum, who was her Dad's carer, had a fall and broke her leg)
We have kept in touch and she asked me if I would make her Mum a Mother's Day card.
I hadn't the heart to say no so that was my random act of kindness for that day lol!!!
I asked what card she would like and she said "flowers and blue" a bit odd, blue flowers, but blue is her Mum's favourite colour.
Well, thought I may as well push the boat out and make a matching box too.
Interestingly, all 4 of the different flower styles are made from the same die set, HC Sunkissed Fleur. How versatile is that!
Blue textured pearl card
HC Sunkissed Fleur (for all of the different shaped flowers)
SB Jewel Flowers and Flourishes (only the flourishes!)
SB Botanical Swirls and Accents (just the foliage)
SB Labels 28
Couture Creations Swiss Dots A4 embossing folder
Papermania "Mum" stamps
MeiFlower satin ribbon
Blue curling ribbon
Various blue inks
Bling & pearls
Paper twine (for the flower stamens)
I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out with blue flowers, but I was very pleased with it. It was difficult at times too as I couldn't help wishing I was making one for my own Mum (a few teary moments!!!)
Janet was over the moon and reported that her Mum was thrilled so some good and happiness came from it, which makes me a happy bunny.
Lovely to see you back Norah. You paddle when you can chuck. I'm grateful to everyone who stops by as I know commenting is time consuming.
That's all for me today folks. Have a great day and be good.
Ps. . . . . . My thoughts are with the families of the lost souls from the German Wings flight. So tragic.