Thursday, 8 March 2012

A Little Bit of Vintage For Mother

Well I am still struggling with the kitchen cabinet doors....soooo tempted to just go buy some wood and make new ones but!  I hate to admit defeat and so I will continue with them and they WILL look nice, and I WILL be happy with them and I WILL feel oh so darned pleased with myself for getting 'new' stuff without spending a fortune!

Lovely Man spent an entire day last weekend with his good friend, Ron, sorting out the electrics so the fridge and the cooker could swap places.  It's amazing how you start a job which should take just a couple of hours and it ends up taking a whole day because Bodgit and Scarper got there before you and made a right pigs ear of the whole affair!  You wouldn't believe the amount of loose, live wires they found!  So now I can sleep easy that the electrics are actually safe AND the kitchen is one baby step closer to getting a facelift.

So anyhow I have been busy making my Mother's Day card for mum (18th March in the UK).  I've been admiring all the lovely vintage look things in blogland lately and decided I wanted to have a go.  Took me a couple of days to get it finished...I'm sure I made it harder than it needed to be simply because I was in too much of a hurry to search out AND READ any tutorials.  Therefore I probably used all the wrong methods/tools/equipment but it's done and actually I'm quite pleased with it.  Now I know I'm safe showing you guys cos I know my mum never ventures here (her computer tends to be like her cell phone - for emergencies only!) and you will keep 'mum' I know!

Sharing this at Brag Monday over at The Graphics Fairy,  thanks Karen for all the hard work you put in every day to supply us all with these cool graphics!

18 comments:

  1. Love the frame. I'm going to pin it so my son and his future bride can see it. (they are getting married later this year) Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm your latest follower. (transplanted Canadian as well) :)

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  2. Your mum will adore it, it's so pretty! x

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  3. what a beautiful beautiful gift!! i got something like this for a wedding gift 28 yrs ago.....still one of my favorite presents!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  4. It turned out great! I think your mom is going to love it!!

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  5. Oh "Mum" is going to love it!!! There is no right or wrong way to do shabby! I say you did it just right! You asked if I was getting a uhaul for the Fancy Flea...My friend has a 30 foot trailer!!! Yep, that ought to do it!

    Carol

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  6. It's beautiful and your mum is going to love it especially because you made it. Those are the best gifts, the ones made with love.
    Hugs

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  7. Hi Rona! This is so pretty and I know how your mother will love it.
    Thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. Rona, this is a lovely card and your mom must have been so pleased when she opened it...made with love! xo wendy

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  9. That's lovely Ro, a really sweet gift. xx

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  10. Such a pretty card. It's really a gift to keep. I keep finding sweet little touches.
    Are you still having a problem with comments?
    ~Aimee

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    1. Hi Aimee, well yes I am, I think! Many blogs I visit don't have a comment box visible...although I find sometimes if I refresh the page it suddenly appears! My comments seems to have dropped off a little...although this post seems to have more again so I don't know if I lost followers because my posts have been a bit erratic lately or whether others are having the same problem!

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  11. Rona, jsut checking in to see if there is anything new here...Don't give up on those cabinet doors!!

    Carol

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  12. This is just gorgeous...I know your mum will just love it! :-)

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  13. Oh Beautiful! So well designed! Your mother is going to be thrilled for sure.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous,dear Rona.Your mom will love it.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  15. Rona, that's gorgeous! Love the lace, so feminine!

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Thank you for leaving a comment; I love to know what you think! Rona x