Happy Mother's Day ~ Whimsy Style

Crafty friends, it's Mother's Day here in New Zealand, which followed the way of my birthday, my crew forgot! LOL, though my little one mortified by this, made me the sweetest handmade, handcoloured card later in the day. I'm here however, to share the card that I made for MY mummy today. This post almost didn't happen, as my computer crashed today and nope, it's not repaired, it's gone, along with a whole bunch of my files, so let me remind you all right now, to back up your files! Super hubby helped me to set up for posting on a different computer, but I've no idea at this stage, quite how many images I've lost. A lot I would say, so a friendly reminder to back up regularly.

My mum loves the colour purple, so I have recoloured this gorgeous new Whimsy digital paper (as allowed in the terms and conditions, always check this!) to a violet hue and I really love how beautifully this worked! I used a fabulous shaker maker die from Whimsy to pop up a frame around the central panel, but much like my last creation where I didn't want to cover too much of the pretty paper, I've kept the design quite open and sparse. The sentiment is from a lovely older Whimsy set and is of course in the American spelling, so I had to carefully mask the centre of the 'o' to create a 'u' as here in New Zealand we call our mamas 'mum' not 'mom'. I just love the small sentiments that came in this set and found the perfect one for my mummy. I added some paper flowers from my stash to embellish this design, and some leaves I cut from a Whimsy Poinsettia die. The little butterflies were cut with companion dies that come in the shaker maker die. I cut a whole lot, but decided in the end, that one little butterfly was perfect to finish this creation. A few little gems to embellish it a bit was all it really needed.

Our latest Whimsy release is full of some absolutely enchanting images, so do pop through on the banner above to take a look at the whole line up. The Divas are over on the Whimsy Inspiration Blog today too with a line up of Crissy Armstrong's gorgeous images and our Wee Stamps Collection too. Plus some fun creations made for the 'mini release' of Deb Davis' gorgeous pug set 'Wrinkles', so head on over there to take a peek. Deb also has two beautiful sentiment sets out this month in digital, which are definitely worth a look at. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure, until then I wish you a beautiful Mother's Day, whatever this means for you. I celebrate my lovely Mummy, who we are blessed to still have with us. But I spare a thought now for all those who no longer have their mamas to celebrate. Hugs and love to you today. For all the women who are mamas in their hearts, but that never could be, hugs to you today; for the mamas who were, but lost their babies, hugs to you today and for the mamas who have embraced the babies of another as their own, hugs to you. I hope your day is blessed and beautiful xoxo


Chris said…
Happy Mothers Day to you Wends, the card you made for your lovely Mum is beautiful, love the clean simple design it showcases that gorgeous paper perfectly.
shame about your files and images, hope you haven't lost too many!
Sarah said…
What a gorgeous card for your Mum, bet she loved it xx
Deb said…
What a beautiful card for your mum, I love how you recoloured the paper, you are so clever! Sorry about your computer issues and a very good tip, I am not good about backing stuff up! I'd be devastated to lose my photos so I should get onto that!

Happy Mothers Day, hope you have a lovely one!

hugs Deb xx
Chrissy said…
Beautiful card Wendy, just gorgeous and Happy mothers Day and a very Happy Birthday for the day before, what a shame it was overlooked, you get on line girl and spend some money, you deserve it..you know experts can get into your hard drive and retrieve stuff..

What an exquisite card Wends - love the colour and that frame element. The flowers are gorgeous and the sentiment perfect.
I hope that you were spoilt just a wee bit by the end of the day!!
Stay safe
Dawn T said…
This card is so beautiful Wendy. That background paper is exquisite. You have paired it beautifully with the flowers
Pop's Cards said…
This is stunning I love the papers you have used so pretty and delicate, hugs Pops x
Claudia said…
So lovely, this is great with the frame you created and all the lovely details, wow.
Hugs Claudia
This is gorgeous! Happy belated Mothers Day!

Also wanted so say thanks for stopping by my post a awhile back and leaving your comments. I went back to see if anyone did, totally convinced no one reads my blog anymore..and was surprised to see someone did. YOU. Thanks so much. I've been toying with stopping blogging altogether. I mean I feel that Instagram is so easy and easy to "tag" items. And unless I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog, no one really says anything. Thanks for taking the time. Hoping that you and your family are all healthy happy and and staying sane during these times. Wishing you all the best!
Pat said…
Gorgeous card Wends, beautiful colour and lovely flowers, I am sure your Mum loved it. Hope you and the family are all well and keeping safe.

Pat xx

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