Monday 11 March 2013

Mother's Day

Yesterday here in the UK was Mother's Day, and as usual, my Hubby was a bit of a waste of space when it comes to celebrating these things, but I have gotten used to it over the years ;o)

I don't ever get much thanks for being a Mom, but I am extremely grateful to be one, and count my lucky stars each and every day that I have my little Emily (and of course not forgetting my 2 boys, Jake and Milo lol).

No matter how poor Darren is at celebrating my day, I always make everyone in our family who are Mom's, feel very special!  The Whittall clan spent the day at ours on Saturday, and I put together a lovely spread for all to enjoy.  I even made some Gluten Free Cupcakes for Darren, which went down well with everyone.

I made each of the Mom's in the family a little gift, which was a bag of Thornton's Chocolates all packaged up nicely:-

By adding the stamped sentiment in the middle and a bit of ribbon, it made a simple idea which takes no more than 5 minutes to make, into a lovely little gift.

To cover these bags, I used an 8cm strip cut from a 12"x12" sheet of the Natural Composition Speciality DSP (126917) and then scored it on my new Stampin' Trimmer (129722) at 2cm, 14cm and 18.5cm.  I just then folded all of the score lines around the package and punched two holes at the top with a Crop-a-dile, threaded through a length of Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon (122332) and just decorated the front.

I also made my lovely Mom a special card:-

Very simple again, but she really loved it!  

Everyone had a lovely day, and it was so lovely to have all of the family together!!

Until next time.......


Karen Petitt said...

These are so gorgeous Nicky - love the paper/card you've used - very nice Karen x

Nicky said...

Oh thanks Karen, glad you liked them x

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards and love the choccy presents. So stylish! As always :-). Helen x

Anonymous said...

Love the card Nicky - the bow is gorgeous! Gill x