Saturday, 21 March 2009

Can you believe that I have actually crafted today.....for me!

Well, the above is actually a card for my mum for Mother's Day tomorrow - nothing like leaving it to the last minute!
Anyway on Monday, my mum is flying off to Malaysia for 10 days and so as there wasn't much point in buying her fresh flowers - she wouldn't be here to appreciate them - I did the next best thing and made a bouquet of paper ones!

I have to say that I really wasn't very keen on this collection in the new Mini Catalogue from Stampin' Up!, but it really has grown on me.
The paper flowers in the bouquet were individually cut out from a sheet of one of the patterned papers from the Tea Party papers as is the cone that they sit in. Each flower is held in place with a hat pin and a crystal from the SU Pretties kit!
The image on the card is actually stamped from the co-ordinating Stamp Set called Playful Petals and coloured with my new marker pens. Ooo0o - I think that I love them even more now - they don't dry streaky at all on the Whisper White card - it's a really beautiful finish.
Anyway, I've got thank you cards to make and a class to prepare for over this weekend, so better get on - just thought that I would share these with you and wish you all a
Happy Mothers Day tomorrow - whether you are one or not - go and spoil yourself and enjoy the rest of the beautiful weekend.
Have fun!
Natalie x


Kim said...

Oh how gorgeous, bet your Mumm will be over the moon....

Justine said...

you are clever Natalie! how gorgeous! Justine x

Rosie said...

SO pretty Natalie ... love that bouquet, what a clever idea!

Mrs Wonka said...

ohhhhhhhhh yummy! I love it!