Sunday, 6 May 2018

Mother's Day Blouse Card

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you're enjoying a lovely relaxing weekend. 
This morning I uploaded a video showing how I made 
a divine Mother's Day card which looks like a blouse! 

It was inspired by a card posted to my Facebook group called 
Happy Crafting by a lady called Deborah Ann Clark. She posted 
photographs of two cards she'd made, which were more or less the 
same, but with different colour schemes and necklace designs. 
 Many thanks for sharing your cards in Happy Crafting, Deborah,
and also many thanks for your positive response to Pat's request to
 let me make a video of how they're made! ☺

 I made the Emerald Envy card first but I wasn't happy with the 
necklace,  because I felt it was too small for such a wide neckline.
 I'm so pleased I decided to use larger Basic Pearls for the 
Soft Sky card I made in the video, they look so much nicer! 
My favourite card woud be the Emerald Envy card with the neckline 
and necklace from the Soft Sky card. On one of Deborah's cards, 
she made the pearl necklace with one large pearl in the 
centre, then three medium sized pearls on either side, and she 
finished off with two smaller pearls on other side. 
In this video I excelled myself in a rather big blooper! At first
 I was going to do a new one of the "thing" I did wrong, but then 
I changed my mind, and decided to see if I could rescue the 
situation - which I did!  I don't want to give too many details and
 spoil it for you if you're going to watch the video!

 One question before I go: when is Mother's Day in North America 
and Australia/NZ? Ours here in the UK is always in March, but I 
know we're out of synch with the rest of the world. 
I hope you have a very blessed Sunday, and until tomorrow,  happy crafting. 



  1. SUCH a cute and original card for Mother's Day! LOVE it!!! And yes definitely prefer the shallower neckline and the larger pearls ... just super-cute and thanks to your friend and you for sharing with the rest of us!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I'm so pleased Deborah shared it in my group otherwise I would never have seen it! As usual, we both like the same one! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Beautiful card Jan, I'm getting ready to watch the video and I'm sure you've already got an answer, but just in case North America Mother's Day is always the second Sunday in May and just so you will know Father's Day is always the third Sunday in June.

    1. Hi, Lawanda. No, you're the first response I've seen! Many thanks, I'll try and remember in future, but I know me, and I probably won't! But at least I know for this year and my Mother's day card is in time. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  3. Mother's Day in the U.S. is always the second Sunday in May.

    1. Hi, Stacy. Many thanks for the update. Now a little test for me: can I remember this until next year?? Time will tell! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  4. Really cute card Jan. Mother’s Day in the US is Sunday, May 13th. Happy US Mother’s Day to you!! 😁

    1. Hi, Wanda. Many thanks for the Mother's Day greetings. Bless you. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  5. Hi Jan, Here in the U.S. Mother's Day is in May, Father's day in June. I'm not sure about Canada.
    This is a really cute card idea. Can't wait to try it.

    1. Hi, Sheron. Oh my goodness - Canada may be different? I've set myself a challenge to remember.......for a WHOLE year......that your Mother's Day is second week in May and your Father's day is third week in June. How difficult can that be! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  6. Hi Jan: In Australia, Mothers Day is this coming Sunday, 13th May.

    Was thinking of you in March - the first without your Dear Mum.

    XXX Mal, Melbourne, Australia

    1. Hi, Mal. Many thanks for your very kind thoughts. I was surprised at how much it hit, given that she lived in Australia since 1974, and we hadn't celebrated Mother's Day together in all that time. I always sent her a card for our Mother's Day, and wished her a happy Mother's Day in May in one of my regular Sunday phone calls to her! ♥ Happy crafting, JanB.

  7. Hi Jan
    Beautiful always...This design has such a wide choice of options.
    Mother's Day here in Australia is the 2nd Sunday in May (same as the US) and Father's Day is the 1st Sunday in September...
    Hugs Ali xx

    1. Hi, Ali. Thanks for the update. ☺ I've also learned that Father's Day in the US is third Sunday in June - so none of us are in tune with Father's Day! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.