I hope you’re enjoying a lovely relaxing weekend.
This morning I uploaded a video showing how I made
a divine Mother’s Day card which looks like a blouse!
It was inspired by a card posted to my Facebook group called
Happy Crafting by a lady called Deborah Ann Clark. She posted
photographs of two cards she’d made, which were more or less the
same, but with different colour schemes and necklace designs.
Many thanks for sharing your cards in Happy Crafting, Deborah,
and also many thanks for your positive response to Pat’s request to
let me make a video of how they’re made! ☺
I made the Emerald Envy card first but I wasn’t happy with the
necklace, because I felt it was too small for such a wide neckline.
I’m so pleased I decided to use larger Basic Pearls for the
Soft Sky card I made in the video, they look so much nicer!
My favourite card woud be the Emerald Envy card with the neckline
and necklace from the Soft Sky card. On one of Deborah’s cards,
she made the pearl necklace with one large pearl in the
centre, then three medium sized pearls on either side, and she
finished off with two smaller pearls on other side.
In this video I excelled myself in a rather big blooper! At first
I was going to do a new one of the “thing” I did wrong, but then
I changed my mind, and decided to see if I could rescue the
situation – which I did! I don’t want to give too many details and
spoil it for you if you’re going to watch the video!
One question before I go: when is Mother’s Day in North America
and Australia/NZ? Ours here in the UK is always in March, but I
know we’re out of synch with the rest of the world.
I hope you have a very blessed Sunday, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
SUCH a cute and original card for Mother's Day! LOVE it!!! And yes definitely prefer the shallower neckline and the larger pearls … just super-cute and thanks to your friend and you for sharing with the rest of us!
Hi, Geraldine. I'm so pleased Deborah shared it in my group otherwise I would never have seen it! As usual, we both like the same one! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Lawanda Martin says
Beautiful card Jan, I'm getting ready to watch the video and I'm sure you've already got an answer, but just in case North America Mother's Day is always the second Sunday in May and just so you will know Father's Day is always the third Sunday in June.
Hi, Lawanda. No, you're the first response I've seen! Many thanks, I'll try and remember in future, but I know me, and I probably won't! But at least I know for this year and my Mother's day card is in time. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.
Stacy H. says
Mother's Day in the U.S. is always the second Sunday in May.
Hi, Stacy. Many thanks for the update. Now a little test for me: can I remember this until next year?? Time will tell! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Wanda Williams says
Really cute card Jan. Mother’s Day in the US is Sunday, May 13th. Happy US Mother’s Day to you!! 😁
Hi, Wanda. Many thanks for the Mother's Day greetings. Bless you. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
sheron Egolf says
Hi Jan, Here in the U.S. Mother's Day is in May, Father's day in June. I'm not sure about Canada.
This is a really cute card idea. Can't wait to try it.
Hi, Sheron. Oh my goodness – Canada may be different? I've set myself a challenge to remember…….for a WHOLE year……that your Mother's Day is second week in May and your Father's day is third week in June. How difficult can that be! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Mary-Ann Lynch says
Hi Jan: In Australia, Mothers Day is this coming Sunday, 13th May.
Was thinking of you in March – the first without your Dear Mum.
XXX Mal, Melbourne, Australia
Hi, Mal. Many thanks for your very kind thoughts. I was surprised at how much it hit, given that she lived in Australia since 1974, and we hadn't celebrated Mother's Day together in all that time. I always sent her a card for our Mother's Day, and wished her a happy Mother's Day in May in one of my regular Sunday phone calls to her! ♥ Happy crafting, JanB.
Ali in Ozland says
Beautiful cards…as always…This design has such a wide choice of options.
Mother's Day here in Australia is the 2nd Sunday in May (same as the US) and Father's Day is the 1st Sunday in September…
Hugs Ali xx
Hi, Ali. Thanks for the update. ☺ I've also learned that Father's Day in the US is third Sunday in June – so none of us are in tune with Father's Day! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Lorraine Turner says
This card design is so versatile, I love the different outfits that you can create for the card. The necklaces and broaches too. I still think that it looks like the Queen as she does have a lot of different coloured cardigans etc. and she wears necklaces and broaches with these as well. Great cards Jan glad you CASEd them. :O)