2 Oct 2016


Hi all, thank you so much for visiting and leaving comments on my previous posts, your continued support and friendship is very much appreciated especially as I am not around very much at the moment.
The good news is my mum is now out of hospital but she has lost so much weight, she looks so small and frail, her 97th birthday is in November so I decided to make her an early birthday gift.
I used a large MDF Teapot base from Dreamees, I covered it with paper also from the Dreamees, I sanded around the edges then used TH Vintage Photo ink to distress the edges, I added a doily and some more Dreamees paper.  The flowers are all stamped, embossed and cut out, they are a mixture of flowers from the Dreamees range of stamps.
Two varieties I stamped onto the same papers as I used on the base of the Teapot, the others I stamped onto gold vellum, I added a bow, hat pins, pearls, and die cut heart and Mum, also die cut leaves.
I then decided to add a couple of my older Magnolia images one I have paper pieced the other I coloured with markers, I also added some stickles to the leaves.

Considering I am not crafting very much at the moment I was pleased with the outcome of my project and mum can hang it on her wall.
I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:
See you soon 
Lorraine x


Christine Harrop said...

This is really love;y Lorraine and your m um will love it. Hopefully now that she is back in her own home she will start to pick. Hugs Christine xx

Michelle said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love these images that you use. They are adorable. I am so amazed with your work. Your a very talented lady.


brenda said...

I am sure you Mum will love her special card Lorraine and I am sure with your love and care she will regain her strength.

B x

Chana Harris said...

What a darling creation! I am sure your mom will love it! I am glad that your mom is out of hospital and wish for her a speedy and complete recovery!

Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!

Chana, Owner

Chris said...

A lovely gift for your lovely Mum, Lorraine.I'm sure she'll be delighted with this, and it will look wonderful hanging on her wall. So pleased that she is home now, no one enjoys being in hospital and I think it's particularly difficult for the elderly, they just want to be at home with their own things and their Families around them.
Hope you're looking after yourself too!

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Lorraine, I am so glad your Mum is out of hospital....and what a beautiful gift you have made for her...lovely shape and pretty details....Take care and Hugs to you both....Joolsx

Sue said...

So sorry to hear about your Mum Lorraine but what a wonderful gift you have made her this will really cheer her up! I haven't been commenting for ages due to health issues so while I'm having a good spell I'm trying to catch up..lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxx

Dotty Jo x said...

This is gorgeous, Lorraine - your Mum will love it! Glad to hear that she is improving, hopefully some nice home cooking will keep this improvement going. Jo x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous gift for your Mum Lorraine, such pretty papers and beautifully embellished - it will look fabulous hanging on her wall.
I'm so pleased to hear that she is out of hospital, hopefully a bit of home cooking will help her put some weight on.
Take care.

pinky said...

Its gorgeous Lorraine and I am sure your Mum will love it. Great news she is out of hospital and I am sure she won't be long picking up again with your tender loving care.

Donna Ellis said...

Ninety Seven! Wow! Isn't that something! You should be VERY delighted with this amazing creation - such cuteness and a beautiful design!

do we feel we have not done "good enough" in a design, when we are not in the crafting mood? do you think everyone might feel that way?

I had not considered the thought until you verbalized it in your post - it's eye-opening, and I think, it will be very helpful for me when I go through my not-very-crafty periods.

Happy Early Birthday to your mom!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous creation. Your mum will love it. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 33 Anything Goes sponsored by Kenny K Stamps. Hugs Jackie DT

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a beautiful gift to your mum Lorraine. I hope she starts to pick up now that she is home.


Hi Lorraine glad to hear your Mum is ok and a gorgeous and beautiful gift your Mum will love this
Dianne xx :)

Crafty Pearly said...

Oh wow. superb make :) Thank you so much for joining us at pearly sparkles. Traci DT xx

Chrissy said...

So glad to hear your Mum is out of hospital Lorriane and doing okay..I love her tea pot hanger...gorgeous papers and leaves with the flowers and love the cute tildas..will brighten her room beautifully..


Veerle said...

Your teapot looks wonderful Lorraine. Your mum will be so pleased with it.
I am so glad to read your mum's out of hospital. At home with you it will be better for her to gain a bit of strength again. Take care my friend, hugs Veerle xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Popping back again to thank you for entering the challenge at 613 Avenue Create too.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Lorraine. Pleased to hear Mum is home from hospital, I hope you can soon build her strength back up.
Give her a gentle cuddle from me.

Davi said...

Lorraine so glad to hear your mum is out of the hospital!! My dad will be 94 in Nov. Your mum is going to be so Thrilled with her FANTASTIC creation! I love the teapot shape and pretty flowers :)

Jane Savage said...

Hi Lorraine! Hope you are looking after yourself. So very glad to hear that your Mum is getting better and she is sure to adore this amazing gift you've made for her! Take care! Hugs xxx

cheryl said...

oh hunny this is just stunningly beautiful your detail always amazes me,your mum will love it to bits,glad she is home,and hope she continues to improve love big hugs Cherylxxxx

Donna Ellis said...

ooops! I am back with my other hat: Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Anything Craft Goes". I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Please check back to see if you are a winner!
crafty hugs,

aussie aNNie said...

How gorgeous is this It is one awesome creation. xx{aNNie}

*Vicki* said...

So glad that your mum is out of hospital and I know she'll love this gorgeous creation you made for her! Love the teapot design! :) HUGS

Lynne in NI said...

Wow what a beautiful gift for your Mum Lorraine, I can surely feel it was made with love x
So glad to hear she's out of hospital :)

Stampsnob. said...

She will remember this special card forever........Lis

Aileen Ryan said...

Lorraine what a beautiful card for your mum. I bet she loves it, you are so talented. I cant believe it 97. the hardest bit when they are older is that each cold or bug takes so much out of them. Cuddle her tight 97 years is such a feat. Love to you both xxAileen

julie_woolston said...

Absolutely beautiful Lorraine a fabulous idea for your Mum as a keepskake.
Hugs Julie xxx

Judy Corner said...

Oh WOW! Love this Lorraine and I am sure your Mum will love it too. Judy x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gosh Lorraine, that is gorgeous hunny! I haven't been able to pop in much lately. I've been looking after a friend's bub, so taking a wee break from creating. But I'm missing it so much! So I thought I'd pop in today for a quick catch up. Love this beautiful creation hun, so many delish details. Stunning work. Hugs, Wends xoxo

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