21 December 2012

Happy Birthday Mommy!

Morning friends
This is a scheduled post.  Today is my dear Mother's 76th birthday.... Happy Birthday Mom!
Today is the first official day of leave... horayyyyyy.  My Mother thinks my leave only starts on Monday.  I thought I would surprise her by arriving at the Home where she lives during her birthday tea.
A lot of my friends (bloggy ones included) and colleagues enquire how my Mom is doing, since she moved into her new home in May this year.  As I tell everyone that asks me, she is so well.  She is extremely happy in her new environment, she does not miss her home at all and tells everyone she is living the life of a Queen... So there you have it!  She has made loads of new friends and they have become our extended family now.  Kendall and I are always popping in and out, chatting with the residents.  The house mother told us to treat the Home as our second home.  Now, how sweet is that? 
Here's the card I made for her which I will be taking through today, with her gift.  Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it.  It's something different, but I am experimenting... 
For this card, I have used some kraft cardstock.  Love it against the white of the fence and window frame.  The window frame and flower box are new items, so this is my first creation using them.  A purchase through Paola.

Here is a peek at the inside of the card.  From the side you can also get a nice view of the flowers in the flowerbox.

Here's another view from a different angle.  I think I'll be making quite a few of these to sell at work in the New Year... I am sure the girls will love it!
Thanks for the sweet comments you've been leaving me.  I've invested too much money in this hobby to give it up for good... I just think I need a good break and perhaps try something new for a change, like this style card for example.
Thanks so much for popping by once again, I so enjoy your visits.
hugs Sharon x


Colleen Holmes said...

Happy Birthday Sharon's Mom! Sweetie your card is just beautiful and she will love it:) The way you put the flowers on the flower box is precious and very creative, love the craft and white together too! Happy Holidays my sweet friend! You always brighten my days:)Hugz xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Wow, love this card to bits Sharon! The window, flowerbox and fence are gorgeous and you used the dies so creatively in your layout. Congratulations on your Mother's birthday. Wishing her much love, happiness, good health and many more wonderful years to come.
Enjoy your day.
Amelia x
P.S. What about quitting card making? No ways, my friend, your cards are beautiful.

Catherine said...

Happy birthday to your Mum, Sharon ! She will be over the moon with her gorgeous card ! The little window is so cute ! Enjoy your hols Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sharon. Happy Birthday to your Mom, I hope she has a wonderful day with you, Kendall and her friends. She will just love that card. Such a pretty creation, I adore it.
PS. No way am I letting you quit cardmaking, we have had this conversation before my friend. We have spent FAR TOO MUCH MONEY, hahahahaha.
Happy holidays sweetie.
With lots of love, Sandra xxx

jimlynn said...

Sharon, this is just stunning! Love the design you used with the window and fence. So pretty and precious and I know your mom will display it with pride! Hope she has a wonderful birthday!

Cherie said...

Hi Sharon, What a delightful suprise for your mum, I hope she had a wonderful day. The card you made for her is beautiful bet she loved it.
Happy holiday to you and yours and a healthy peaceful new year.
Hugs Cherie xx