Happy Birthday Mum

Saturday, 19 April 2008
It's my mum's birthday today and I wanted to make her a really special birthday card. I used my Keepsake Elegance and Fantasy board and got the idea from their project book.

The paper flowers are from Hobbycraft and they came with a self adhesive backing so I didn't have to sit there glueing them all night (I would have if I had to as she's worth it). I also made a box to present it in.

As some of you may already know, my mum has been suffering with a severe bout of depression for two months now. There have been times when we thought she was showing signs of improvement, but at the moment she is still very fragile. She is currently in the process of changing medication which is making her feel out of sorts. She popped round today for a change of scenery. When the time came for her to go home she got a bit teary. It's so hard to see her like this. She is a shadow of her former self at the moment. My dad is doing a wonderful job of looking after her and supporting her through all of this, especially when she is having a bad day and takes it out on him. I really hope the new tablets start to work soon and we'll start to see a change.

I hope everybody is having a good weekend in spite of the terrible weather.

xx :0)


  1. Anonymous said...:

    Hi Sarah,

    What a wonderful card!!! absolutely adore it :)

    Your mum will be soo pleased to receive it and I'm sure it will be treasured!

    Have a lovely weekend, Marlene x

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Wow, what an intricate card, I bet that took you ages to do. It's amazing. I'm sending your mother lots of good wishes for a speedy recovery. Take care and lots of love, Denise in the UK

  1. Wow that is one gorgeous card Sarah! I love all the little roses :D

    Hope your Mum starts feeling better soon. Sending you hugs,

    Liz x

  1. Suzanne said...:

    Beautiful Sarah mum is lucky to have such a caring daughter hope she has a happy birthday and she feels better soon. Sue :o)

  1. Rosie said...:

    Sarah that's a beautiful card - hope Mum likes it. Glad to see you a bit more cheerful! Rosie - ~sbs12

  1. CraftyC said...:

    Its beautiful Sarah, am sure it will put a smile on your mums face!

  1. Jo said...:

    This is gorgeous Sarah...I'm sure it will put a big smile on your Mum's face. Hope she starts to feel better soon :)

  1. Debbie said...:

    Hi Sarah
    What a beautiful thoughtful stunning card for your mum .. I hope she loved it as much as the love you put into it .. a difficult time for you and your family .. if hugs were easy to send I would send you one .. my mum has and is going through the same .. so thoughts with you .. keep smiling and crafting it solves so many problems

  1. lovely card, your mum will love it. I have tagged you, details on my blog

    Tara x

  1. Lovely card - I hope your mum starts to feel better soon

  1. NattyK said...:

    Beautiful card, your mum will treasure it. I hope the new tablets make her feel better soon. x

  1. Han said...:

    This is stunning. Hope you mum is better soon. xx

  1. Jules said...:

    Absolutely wonderful card, so pretty and elegant.

    (((hugs))) to both you and your mum, I shall keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.


  1. Michelle said...:

    Happy belated birhday to your mum. WOW! That card must have taken you ages, love all the flowers :0) I hope your mum starts to improve soon, take care xx

  1. gina said...:

    Beautiful card, you have got some patience to put all of the flowers on, its gorgeous. I hope your Mum is feeling better very soon xx
    Gina x

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