Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Rose By Any Other Name

Hi there all.

Please forgive my tardiness over these past 10 days. I have so much going on at the moment it is hard to keep up. Perhaps the best thing that has happened is that I have become and Aunty again, last Friday (13th) to little Pippa Lee Burke....a beautiful baby girl to my SIL Neridah and hubby Gary. She is the cherished reward at the end of a rollercoaster journey. We visited her on Saturday, but sadly my camera was not playing nice and the pics I have are not that FAB, but here she is.....




So I think that it is fitting that I (finally) post my Mother's Day card. My MIL has a beautiful garden and I really wanted to do something special. both she and Poppy do so much for us....it was the least I could do. I had not done a Tri Shutter card for some time and I really loved playing with "A Rose is a Rose" set again. This is what I came up with........



I teamed it up with the Bella Rose (now retired....sniff) DSP and got the Nesties out again. I mounted the rosebuds on dimensionals as they framed the "Mum". It is also a little hard to see, but I stamped off a rose and leaves that you can JUST see under the Mum. (I think the Pink Pirouette Rose got lost in the glare of the sun!!)





These cards have such a WOW factor when opened.....and this is my attempt at WOW....



This card accompanied a rose bush in the same colours as the card.....as hubby after much prompting STILL forgot to get anything!!! At least it looked as if some thought went into it (hope she doesn't read my blog...LOL). Needless to say our wedding anniversary (which also fell on Mother's day was forgotten).

My children woke me with the blinding turning on of the bedroom light...v v eager to share their purchases from the school's Mother's Day Stall. Here is what I received.....



Miss 6 gave me the VERY blingy earings and 10 min Makeover Body Shop voucher and Mast 10 gave me a new coffee mug for work, complete with Tim Tams and a Vegemite sachet....for that Brekky in bed!! Now for all those SU folk out there....am I crazy in thinking that the pattern on the mug closely resembles the large flower from Fabulous Flowers (08-09 I B&C...pg 79 for those playing at home)?????



Thanks for popping by and I will endeavour to try and post a little more regularly.....sanity pending.

Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Choc Chip, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss (Ret), Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP (also ret)
Ink: (SU) Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Stamps: (SU) A Rose Is A Rose, Lovely Letters Alphabet, Teeny Tiny Sentiments (in the middle not shown)
Other bits: Nestabilities Deckle Rectangles, Dimensionals

Lynda xx


 










8 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Your card is beautiful - love that trifold - and the papers are lovely! what a great gift and card for your MIL! Men are quite hopeless in the gift dept aren't they!!

and what lovely gifts you were awakened too!

Cheryl said...

OMG your niece is adorable,congrats on becoming and Aunt again!!! BTW your card is GORGEOUS...beautiful work!! I hope you enjoyed Mother's day,looks like your children had fun getting your presents....ENJOY!!

Ivana Camdzic said...

O my, Lynda! You have had a busy few days! First off, congrats on becoming an auntie again! And I must say, your kiddos sure know how to spoil you :) AND I absolutely LOVE that gorgeous card you've created! The roses are so, so beautiful! Alwayas thankful for your sweet words on my blog :) Sending much love your way :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a marathon post! So much to catch up on. Firstly ... congrats on becoming an aunty again! Pippa is a little treasure! How exciting. And ... your MIL's card is gorgeous! I can see you put a lot of thought into this one ... which is probably just as well ... considering your dh was a little slack! Big thumbs down for him too ... for forgetting the anniversary! A big no no in marriage land! I am with you ... the flower does look familiar ... but I am wondering if YOU ate those Tim Tams??? LOL!!! So ... did I remember everything? Oh ... am loving the new background with those gorgeous BUTTERFLIES!!! Off to catch up on what I have missed lately on your blog ... Hugs xxaxx

Kerry (Kez) said...

Little Pippa is a sweetie and congrats on being an aunty again. Your MIL's card is simply DIVINE! Love those papers (miss them too), love how you've done it all, looks gorgeous and I'm sure she loved it. Thumbs down for hubby and the anniversary - remind me next time I see you to tell you an anniversary story that will make you laugh! And yes, how amazing, the flower on your cup is SO definitely the stamp! Life imitating art, LOL! Have a happy day chickie xxx hugs

Katie said...

Oh yay congratulations on niece Pippa... also love the card (and the gift was perfect to go with it). I really do need to try the tri-fold cards, one day maybe they just look so hard but yours looks awesome!

Kim Tonnet said...

Congrats on gaining another cherub to love. So glad they got their healthy baby after a long & difficult journey. Now the fun begins! Yes, Mother's Day starts early here too. Lovely card for your M-I-L, you're fortunate to have her support - very hard to be a working parent without grannies. Thks for visiting my blog and see you soon. Luv KimT

Patrice said...

Congrats on becoming an Aunty again!

LOVE the card you made and such a great idea that it be accompanied by a matching rose bush. That's the kind of gift I give.

Great mum's day pressies too. You have them trained well *smiles*. I too got a very early wake up!