Friday, 20 March 2009

The Sugar Bowl - Mothers Day

This was the brief -

As Mothers Day here in the UK falls on March 22nd this year, please make a card (or other craft project) for a Mother. This does not have to be specifically a Mothers Day card, just something, you know, that a Mother would love!

Here is my Card - this is what my mother would have loved, as she sadly has been gone 4 years this coming May.

While making it I sung the following song -

Oh, the summertime is coming

And the trees are sweetly blooming

And the wild mountain thyme

Grows around the blooming heather

Will ye go lassie, go?

And we'll all go together

To pluck wild mountain thyme

All around the blooming heather

Will ye go lassie, go?

I will build my love a tower

Near yon pure crystal fountain

And on it I will build

All the flowers of the mountain

Will ye go lassie, go?

And we'll all go together

To pluck wild mountain thyme

All around the blooming heather

Will ye go lassie, go?

If my true love she were gone

I would surely find another

Where wild mountain thyme

Grows around the blooming heather

Will ye go lassie, go?

And we'll all go together

To pluck wild mountain thyme

All around the blooming heather

Will ye go lassie, go?

Oh, the summertime is coming

And the trees are sweetly blooming

And the wild mountain thyme

Grows around the blooming heather

Will ye go lassie, go?

Which was one of her favourite songs and the one she was cremated to.

I have coloured the image in green which was her favourite colour with my watercolours and have added just a detail of pink as I wanted a pink ribbon on her as she died of breast cancer. The image looks very like the photos we have of her in twenties which was why I choose it.

I do hope you like it, it has made me cry writting this post - and I will get a better picture of it in daylight tomorrow.

recipe -

Sugar Nellie - Basketful of happiness

papers - basic grey - porcelain

flowers - prima and hero arts

lace - stash

ribbon - stash

charm - madcowbeads

brads - papermania

8 comments:

Lilian said...

Your card is just beautiful and what a sweet tribute (I hope that's the right word) to your mum. Lovely coloring, great colors and details are just so pretty. That's a very lovely song. Your post had me teary eyed. Hope you're ok. Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge!

Anne said...

Your card is lovely, I'm sure your mum is looking down and thinking what a gifted daughter she has :)

Jane Carroll said...

so very pretty and i'm sure she'd have loved it

enjoy your mothers day with the boys xxxx

Anjou Krelovich said...

Absolutely lovely card. Your mum truly would have adored it and your story and song made me tear up as well.

Cheryl Joshua said...

Gorgeous,the colours and DP are beautiful!!! Your mum would have loved it,the hurt never goes away but does get better with time.
xx

jenny said...

Beautiful card, you can see the love that went into it x
Your mum would have loved it x

Jennyx

Moni said...

Beautiful card, love the colours! Hugs, Moni

Kathy said...

What a gorgeous card Vicky!! I love the colors and the papers are so pretty! Love the image as well! (I am still waiting on mine!) Sorry about your mum ~ should would have loved this beautiful card!! Have a great night :)Kathy