Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy Birthday to my Mum

Today is my Mum's birthday.... dare I tell you how old?  Maybe I'll keep that a secret... A lady never tells her age!!!!


Happy Birthday Mum.
This photo was taken on Christmas morning.  Over the past 25 years or so, I haven't spent many birthdays with Mum, so am happy to do so today.  I think I'll take her out for a girls only Lunch!

Here's the card I made her

Birthday Flowers

I used "smashin' acetate" technique with a twist to make my background colours.  I've done this technique with distress inks but last week on Stamp TV, Gina used watercolour markers. So I pulled out some Tombows and Marvey markers and gave it a go.  I then stamped Hero Arts "Garden Bouquet" twice in black ink and then added some Martha Stewart punched butterflies with Liquid Pearls.  The sentiment is from Docrafts.
Entered into Simon Says Stamp Challenge ~ Anything goes. 

  Today is my last day off - 9 days ~ so not looking forward to getting up at 6.30am tomorrow to go to work :-(  However it's only 2 days till the weekend again.

Everyone, take care out there.  Happy crafting

Dawn 

14 comments:

Lisa said...

Happy birthday to your mom! Love the water colory look to this, Dawn :) So pretty!

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom Dawn! I hope you ladies enjoyed your day out! I really love the colours you chose to go with that beautiful silhouette stamp! Simply stunning!

Sue said...

A special time for you both, I hope you enjoyed the day. I love the card.
Smiles:)

Clare said...

LOVE this Dawn!! The card is just BEAUTIFUL! I'm sure your mom loved it!

Maureen Morton said...

How lovely that you get to share this special day with your Mother, Dawn! And this card is special, too. I need to go check out the details on this technique. Thanks for sharing.

sheila said...

How nice that you were able to spend the holidays withyour mom....a ladies only lunch sounds divine! This technique looks fantastic....love the shades of color you achieved.

Barb said...

Dawn, I have many wonderful memories of lunches out with my mom. Such special times! Hope you two enjoyed your day together. Love the card you made for her - so beautiful!

Dotty Jo said...

Wish your Mom a happy 21st birthday from me! I'm sure she loved her gorgeous card Dawn, Jo x

CinnamonSally said...

Happy Birthdayb to your mum Dawn, enjoy your girls luch. Love the pretty card you made for her, gorgeous background technique.

Elizabeth Allan said...

This is a "smashing" success Dawn. Your mother is going to love being spoiled with a ladies day out and your gorgeous card!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the flowers and butterflies look beautiful. Happy birthday to your mum, I hope you both had a lovely day together.
Lindsay xx

MaxineD said...

Absolutely beautiful, Dawn - I love using that 'smash' technique and you have really mastered it here.
Blessings
Maxine

Tiffany said...

Dawn! Very cool that your mom and my mom are birthday twins!! Your card for her is so elegant! I hope your lunch out with her was beautiful! We celebrated a few days earlier on our end and did the same - eat!! :)

Suzanne C said...

Happy birthday to your mom! Beautiful bday card!