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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Tribute To A Seamstress.....

Here I am again...twice in one day...must be some kind of a record for me!
 
Anyway, I worked on making this special card most of the day yesterday so I would like to share it with you now.
 
Why so special...a few reasons, actually.
 
Mainly of course because it's for my Mum's 85th Birthday next week, but also because the top small piece of material looks exactly like that of a dress she bought back in the 50's and still has in her wardrobe.  It cost her a whole week's wages then (she was in so much trouble when she got home) ...it is still stunning but it is about a size 10, so not much hope of any of us ever getting into it!  She can't bear to part with it although she has considered taking it to some of the "retro" shops, but so far she hasn't and I'm not sure she ever will!  Finally, Mum has been tailoring and dressmaking for many years now and still attends a quilting class every second week and is busily making her Christmas panels for the family....I swear we are all running out of wall space to hang them...lol!
 
This is my humble tribute to a wonderful Mum whose energy at 85 puts me to shame at times and who has a busier social life than I do!
 
 
 
 
This has been designed in Craft Artist 2 Professional although I exported it to MCS to complete the text as I feel that it is easier to manipulate it there. 
 
The artwork is from Polka Doodles "Piknix" Heavenly Garden cd.
 
I'd love to know what you think of my first efforts with CA2.
 
Thanks so much for popping by - Haste ye Back!
 
Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x
 
 

25 comments:

  1. A truly stunning card Sheenagh! I'm sure your mum will love it! xxx

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  2. Hi Sheenagh, your card is stunning, as always, I loved your little story and can image the dress from the 50s, in the same material.
    Your Mum is going to adore your creation, Melissa still has the heart she sent her when she was ill, it sits in the chair with a teddy to keep it company.
    Hugs
    Janet

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  3. Stunning Sheenagh I am sure your mum with absolutely adore this card. I love it.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. Such a beautiful card Sheenagh, am sure your Mum will just love it x

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  5. awww sheenagh this is gorgeous i am sure your mum will be over the moon, not only at such a beautiful card but at having such a talented daughter!! xxxxx

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  6. Oh WOW this is a beautiful card... I think you should take pictures of your Mum's dress and put it in your blog.. I for one would love to see it,Px

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  7. Wow! Sheenagh this is absolutely stunning, and clever you for doing it with Craft Artist 2. Thanks for sharing the story about your Mum and the dress, and wish her a very happy birthday. Thank you also for your wonderful comment on my blog x

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  8. is awesome - love it - and I am sure your mum will too!!
    Kate
    xx

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  9. Beautiful card and beautiful dress, bet your mum looked stunning in it at the time :-) xxx

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  10. This is gorgeous,love the design and fab colours.xxx

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  11. Wow Sheenagh, this is beautiful, I'm sure your mum will love it

    Andrea xx

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  12. This is a beautiful card Sheenagh and I'm sure it will evoke many happy memories for your mother. I love all the little details and embellishments you have managed to include, you have certainly got to grips with CA2 x

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  13. what a wonderful story, i think we all have a fav dress we remember but sadly most of us dont keep, its a beautiful card and wonderful tribute to a mum you obviously adore, i hope she has an amazing birthday xx

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  14. OH my word!!!! This is stunning and funny enough your Mum was talking bout that very same dress the other week She is going to be in pieces with this card xxxx

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  15. GORGEOUS, love this card, it is amazing and fabulous, Happy birthday to your mum for next week, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  16. What a beautiful card, what I would call really pretty and girlie.

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  17. Lovely card Sheenagh! Love the design and colours very clever xx

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  18. This is just gorgeous, I am sure your mum is going to love this and all the wonderful details! xx

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  19. I finally got in to your blog! the card is stunning Sheenagh, you mum is sure to love it.
    Anj
    xx

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  20. Sheenagh what a lovely story and i'm sure your mum is going to really love this card and the sentiment behind it. As always another masterpiece from you. Luv Helena xxx

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  21. Thank you all so very much, Ladies. Your comments have overwhelmed me but I really appreciate them all.
    Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

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  22. Really beautiful hun, I absolutely love the layout and the gorgeous papers I am sure your mum will love it
    Lindsay xx

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  23. There's a lot of love in this card and your mum is sure to know it!! Happy Birthday!

    You've been a busy bee since I managed to pop by to see your creations Sheen - lovely designs as always!

    Take care

    Su (Soop) x

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