Friday, 9 March 2018

Mum's the word at TIOT

Hi All

Back to cold and frost here today but lots of sunshine as well so I think the frost will clear away quite quickly. Off to visit MIL today and take her something for Mother's Day as our daughter and son-in-law are coming to stay on Sunday until next Wednesday so those days will be full for sure.

I was visiting Sue's blog and saw a great card here in a style I have never tried before. I couldn't wait to try it.

The theme this time at Try it on Tuesday is Mum's the Word and there are wonderful examples from all the amazing team.

Card open

Card Closed

MIL loves Alstroemeria so I made a background paper from images of some of those and also made a bigger image to print on gloss paper and cut out to use as decoupage.  Couldn't find any in these beautiful colours to take but we did buy a bunch that are a mix of brown and pale yellow.

Thank you to Sue for the inspiration and to TIOT for the great challenge ideas they have each month. 

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


  1. beautiful card Chrissie! Love this kind, but have never tried to make it before. Have to give it a go. I also like the way you have made the background. Great idea! Thanks bunches for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Lots of hugs from

  2. Fantastic gate card, I'm sure your MiL will love it, brave of you to go visiting today! Thanks for sharing with us at TIOT. Have a nice weekend, enjoy the sunshine. Hugs, Valerie

  3. Stunning style and definitely a lovely one for your MIL...hugs.
    Have a lovely weekend.♥
    [aussie aNNie]

  4. Such a beautiful card CHrissie! Wow! So nice to see you at TioT again! So super! Thank you for joining the Mum theme!
    Have fun with your lovely daughter and ger hubby!
    Take good care of you!
    oxo Susi

  5. Wow Chrissie, this is so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  6. Now I know why I don't make cards. This is beyond beautiful, Chrissie. I love it. I am so impressed that you made it from images you had. This is simply stunning. I know your MIL is going to love it.

    Have a great Mother's Day and enjoy your daughter and SonIL, too.

  7. Gorgeous card Chris. Hope your MIL loves it. And I hope you have a great visit and Mother's Day yourself. Hugs-Erika

  8. Its a fantastic shape and design for the MIL's card. Beautiful flowers and I do like the sentiment you used. I hope you have a good visit with her.
    Have a great time when you family arrive, your daughter is going to love all the things you have been making for the cats charity.
    Yvonne xx
    Thank you so much for joining us all again over at TioT's. We miss you.

  9. Most charming card to your MIL.
    Have a happy weekend πŸŒΌπŸ’–πŸŒΈ

  10. Aww thanks for your kind words Chrissie, it's fun to try new styles isn't it, and I'm sure your MIL will love her card as it's a beauty! Have a fun weekend, and enjoy your daughter and SIL's visit xx

  11. Great z fold card Chrissie, beautiful flowers, sure MIL will love it

    Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday challenge


  12. Gorgeous card Chrissie, the flower image looks so striking and the Z card shape adds an original touch. Happy Mother's day! xx

  13. It's a beautiful card Chrissie and I love the shape of it! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! I hope your MIL is doing well! I can imagine that you will be busy when your daughter and SIL arrive! Have Fun! Hugs, Chrisxx

  14. Such a beautiful card! I love the images you used and the design is so special 😁. I hope you had a wonderful time with your family and thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊

  15. A lovely card Chrissie and it's such a great design. The papers and extra cut outs make it really special for your MIL.
    Hope all is well with you, and thanks for sharing at TioT
    Hugs Avril


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