Monday, 4 April 2011

Mothers' Day



Yesterday was Mothering Sunday in the UK.

When I first started blogging and using Twitter to chat to friends on the other side of the pond, I was surprised to find that Mothers' Day was on a different date in the US. I suppose I should have expected it to vary (indeed, Wikipedia has a list of dates for Mothers' Day around the world), but somehow it just hadn't occurred to me.

This year I needed to make two cards, one for my mum and one for my mother-in-law. I used identical card blanks, but picked different papers and colour schemes to create two different (if clearly related) styles:

Mothers Day Cards
The letters are hand-drawn and cut out, though my mum (who makes plenty of cards herself) asked me whether I'd had a special cutter! So they must be neat enough to pass.

22 comments:

Katie said...

I love making cards!! I'm a big scrapbooker and card making just comes right along with that.

You did a fabulous job!

Lindsay said...

Sweet cards! I wish I was that crafty. Thanks for the reminder to double check the mothers day date here in Denmark. I will likely be responsible for reminding my bf haha.

The Blonde Duck said...

I would love to make cards that didn't look like a 5-year-old on ADD pills made them.

Rachel said...

Yes, and the Australian Mother's Day is different again. Too complicated!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

They're very pretty. I spoke to my mum on the phone instead ;-) Have a great week xo

Chef E said...

I always make home made cards! I love yours, because they say 'Mum'! heh!

purplume said...

Very nice. I envy your precision.
The angry birds I made are a combo of two patterns.
The sewn parts came from
http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2010/12/angry-birds-plush-pig-and-blue-bird.html?showComment=1298593217543#c506693260456541336
The crochet parts are in a pdf file. I e-mailed it to you.

Beth Dunn said...

Adorable!
xoxo
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ianbpaul said...

Interesting that the date is not the same around the world. I lived in Thailand for about 10 years and the Thais have a great idea for both mother's and father's day. They are on the King and Queen of Thailand's birthdays. December 5th and August 12th respectively.

Fly Girl said...

I never knew that there was a different mother's day in the UK either. We have a month to get ready for ours and your cards gives me a few ideas...

Kazzy said...

Love the cards!

Jenny Woolf said...

lovely cards! think hand made ones are so much nicer than shop ones...

m_treanor said...

I have been a total let down when it comes to mother's and Father's day since we moved to NZ since the dates are different. Equally I think it's a cyniccal commercial ploy unless you do what you've done which is express your own thoughts creatively. Love them.

Domestic Executive said...

Opphs,looks like his lordship was logged into google on my computer - sorry!! JT

christine said...

I loved receiving my card - the black floral paper sits well on the pink card, and the graceful sweep is lovely xx

becky said...

Delightful cards, Rachel!

Classy Career Girl said...

Who knew Mother's day was different in the UK! How interesting! :) Hope it was a great day!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Lovely cards. I still persist in calling the day Mothering Sunday as it was originally known.

J. Rosemary Moss said...

Gorgeous!

Ok, there is no way I'm showing my Mom this post. My card will suffer in comparison!

Rabbit Hole Report said...

They ARE very neat -- in both senses of the word. Happy Mothering Sunday to both your mums.

I'd best get working on gifts and cards for mine while there's still time.

Charlotte said...

These are beautiful. I'm sure both mums were very pleased :)

(Also, there's nothing like a handmade card--very nice work).

Deirdre said...

Beautiful!

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