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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Dream Valley # 3

Sorry for the lack of posts but life has just been very busy.  Hubby has had "Man Flu" recently and Hollie was off school sick too. 

Went to see Taylor Swift in concert last Friday night and it was amazing.  She was totally overwhelmed with the audience and the girls had a great night.  I really enjoyed her support act, Ryan Sheridan, not often these acts are that good. Tomorrow night Shannon and Sophie are going to see McFly and on Wednesday night we are going to see Westlife.  When we got the girls these tickets for Christmas, we didn't realise they were quite so close together.

Anyway, I haven't had any time to do much crafting but got these items made last night and this morning for my mum for Mother's Day.  I have missed most of the Mother's Day challenges but think I am still in time for Dream Valley Challenges.

I had made my mum a calendar card for Christmas and she picked the papers, so I thought I would use the same papers and make these for her instead of buying a present as she can be hard to buy for and never asks for anything.

I made a tissue box.  This came as plain wood and I altered it with the new amazing Distress Stains from Tim Holtz, think this is my new favourite craft item.  I used K & Co Wild Saffron papers and K & Co embellishments.

Two bare wood tea light candle holders, again Distress Stain and K & Co Wild Saffron Papers and some gems and K & Co flowers.

Wooden calendar, Distress Stains and K & Co papers and Gems.  Image is one of my favourites, Daisy from Sugar Nellie.

And finally a Papermania word album - Family - K & Co papers and ribbons from stash. I have left it for mum to put on her own photos, etc. 

I hope my mum likes her gifts, I am nearly tempted to keep them myself as the colours would go so well in my home.

Hope you are all well and have had a good weekend. Thanks for popping by and visiting.


Fleur said...

Hi Donna, I love your creations, I love these K&co papers. Looks like you are having a very busy social life at the mo
Hugz Fleur xXx

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Donna :)

I hope hubby is out of the danger-zone and is on the mend! ;) Dont they get it bad - poor wee things.

Anyway, what a fabulous collection of gifts for your mum - she will be over the moon I think.

I love the tissue box -(always useful), and the tea-light holders look brilliant.

My favourite item is the calendar - its awesome, cute, clever and wonderful!

Have a great day tomorrow yourself, Im sure your girls will spoil you too ;)



*mieke* said...

WAUW...that was a lot of work but the results are BEAUTYFUL!!! I like the calander very much. Here in Holland is mother day is the second sunday of may... So I have some time to make something beautiful for my mum!
Have a nice sunday!!!

Jill said...

My goodness Donna you have been busy! The Mother's Day gifts are fantastic, I'm sure your Mum will be delighted with them.

Hugs, Jill x

Janie Printz said...

Beautiful work on all these wonderful gifts. WHO wouldn't love them !!! That calender is simply amazing & so nice to give things people will use.
Hugs, Janie

Granny P said...

I've been waiting patiently for this posting.
I can see why you would be tempted to keep this. You'll just have to make another set for yourself. I'm sure your mum will be delighted- very original gifts. Look forward to seeing them for real. I love those papers. Your choice on the tissue box is beautiful. As for the calendar I think 'Daisy' will always be a favourite.
Enjoy the concert. Hope there's still time for crafting.

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna, these gifts are amazing and I'm sure your mum is going to love them! The colours are perfect for my house too. Absolutely gorgeous! xx

Mina said...

gorgeous projects Donna I bet your Mum loved them to bits...I hope your girls spoiled you rotten today as your a wonderful Mother always taking your girls here and there so you deserve it
Mina xxx

Kezzy said...

Hi donna, wow these gifts are fantastic, i bet your mum loved them, i love the colours and the papers are yummeee. Hope hubby and daughter are feeling better. Sounds like your mega busy with concerts or taxi service for them lol. Thank you for all the nice comments on my blog, ive been keeping an eye out for your latest post and then i managed to miss it by a couple of days lol. Xx

Clabby said...

Beautiful work again Donna - I'm sure your mum was delighted!

Melly said...

Aww ohhhhhh ohh!
Wow this is just amazing! I bet your mum just loved it!!
Hugs M xxxx