Saturday, 14 March 2015

My Time To Craft - Special Lady/Mother's Day

Hello... I hope you are all well today. It's Saturday and time for another of my GDT challenges over at 

and this week's theme is 

'Special Lady/Mother's Day'

I've already made a Mother's Day card for my Mum but this is an extra gift to brighten up her windowsill... I bought the lovely Chipboard Window Shutter from Wild Orchid Crafts and to be honest at first I wondered what to do with it? but then an idea formed for a 3D window box. I've painted the shutters with Pearl Acrylic Paint. I had to do lots of measuring on this creation as everything had to fit around the shutters. I really enjoyed making it though, as it's nice to make something a bit different every once in a while.

I first made a square of 18cm x 18cm with stand up base, out of some strong leftover cardboard from new Calendar. Then decorated the front with some green card and brick paper. I found a photograph of a window and sized it to match the shutters. Then made the 3D window box using card printed with Rasperry Road Christmas Thyme Paper which has a crackled paint effect. I decorated the window box with some adhesive pearl strips. Then put a rectangle of Polystyrene in the bottom of the window box... and arranged the tulip stems into it and then poured some glue around the stems to secure.

The Stand

Quite pleased with the design because it folds fairly flat and fits in an 8 inch square box... and you can take it out again and again as is quite sturdy.

Tulips and Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Trailing Leaf Border Die: Memory Box - Delicate Vine
Adhesive Pearls from Stash.

Hope you can pop over to My Time To Craft and see the rest of the teamies wonderful creations!

I would like to wish you all a happy and relaxing weekend. I've got lots of TV to catch up with and hopefully a bit of crafting too! Mum and I are going to have a nice meal at home tonight. Then Sunday evening my daughter will be home for Mother's Day cards and pressies! :-)

I watched the first of The Big Painting Challenge last night and really loved it! SO interesting seeing all the different styles of painting and the different mediums. I also loved Poldark - Ross is very easy on the eye isn't he... I can feel some new eye candy coming on.... Lol

Thanks for all your lovely comments and for visiting my blog... I really do appreciate it.
Take Care and enjoy the weekend!
Love and Hugs


Sue said...

Hello Sue I just adore your creation.Gorgeous flowers, love the shutters.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs xx

meg said...

Hi Sue,beautiful card, love the brick paper and the climbing roses in the background, then your fantastic window and window box full of lush tulips,they are beautiful shades of pink, and the shutters finish it off beautifully. Hope you have a lovely weekend, I haven't reminded my guys about mother's day we'll see if they remember LOL I know they love me regardless. Hugs Meg xx

Kim. said...

Oh wow this is amazing and I am sure your mum will love it. The flowers look so real against the window box.
Have a lovely mothers day and I totally agree about Poldark lol.
Kim x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I love the window box with the beautiful display of tulips and your brilliant design.
Enjoy your TV, I have heard mixed reviews on The Big Painting Challenge, some people seem to get really cross about it!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Pat said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue, your windowbox and tulips look stunning, I'm sure your Mum will love it. Enjoy your weekend.

Pat xx

Pia S said...

Oh, wow, this looks amazing, Sue! Such a beautiful window scene, love the added flowers and how you arranged everything on this card!

Doreen said...

Wow this is stunning Sue,so

Jacee said...

Amazing design Sue, fabulous work!
hugs Jacee
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Sue said...

This is stunning Sue, such a wonderful design, I love the pretty flowers and gorgeous attention to detail.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Kathleen said...

This is absolutely stunning Sue, very cleaver and truly worth all the time it must have taken you. Love everything about it and I am certain your Mum will.

Kath x

Tammy said...

Oh WOW Sue, this is gorgeous!! I love the fabulous window box you've created, all of the flowers are beautiful and what a awesome brick wall background! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Big hugs, Tammy

Wendy said...

WOW! Love this Sue, it's absolutely stunning, such a gorgeous design.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Wendy xx

Ann said...

What a beautiful gift - love the tulips!

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this Sue all those gorgeous tulips a really clever design simply brilliant!!
Kevin xx

MagsB said...

Oh Sue, this is just breathtaking! What a wonderful creation! I hope your weekend is going well, and that you'll have a great time tomorrow with your daughter!

love Mags B x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is gorgeous Sue! Love the 3D element and those tulips in the window box look fab! Enjoy your day today hope you get spoiled! Hugs Susan xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Sue. You have put a lot of hard work into this and it shows. It looks really beautiful, your Mum will adore it and will not put it away.
Enjoy your Mother's Day. My Step-Daughter rang me fro France bless her.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Sue this is brilliant, what a lovely gift, I love the tulips they are so pretty, I havent watched Poldark (yet!!) Will need to have a nosey, could do with some eye candy!!! Hope you have a super Mothers Day, Much Love H xx

cohenna said...

Beautiful card! I love tulips, they are amazing

Leanne said...

OMG! This is absolutely stunning. My mum would love this.

Janice said...

Spotted this on fb Sue and had to pop over for a lookie! Well done on the GD spot and what a super little make! What a fabulous spring window box and one that will last for weeks and never need water! Perfect, Jx

Donna Mosley said...

OMG! this is stunning Sue, LOVE IT!

Donna x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just stunning hun, love the way you have put it all together
Hugs Shell xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Hi Sue - I can honestly say that this is one of the prettiest window scenes I have ever seen! Those tulips are just WOW and the pearls on the box and the lattice on the side... AWESOME creation. Hugs D

Ira Huberts said...

Hello my sweet friend, I'm back again!! ;-) Wowzers, your card is a real stunner! Wish our wall would look this great! Lol! Love how you added all of your flowers, a wonderful and beautifully made flower scene, your mom will be so so pleased when she sees/gets your card!! Sending hugs, Ira xox
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Jo said...

Amazing card Sue. So pretty :)

chrissy xx said...

Yikes! It's Stunning Sue..
Think it's one of these creations you can look at time and time again and still see something different..Your trailing roses and window box of Tulips are so pretty! as is your window and trellis not to mention all these pearls..
Yes! Ross is easy on the eye! But, I've checked to see if you've changed your eye candy? No you haven't.