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Card making with mum and updated craft room photos

I thought it was about time I showed you more of my craft  room as I know you have only seen one side of it, also mum visited recently and she showed me how to make beautful cards, I have made some in the past but really it is my mum that is the card maker in our family. We had three full days of card making, all we did was eat and craft all day long, it was wonderful!  

The only reason we were able to do that is because my husband is away at the moment so I did not have any diversions from my craft room,,,,, yayyyy! I did make sure I had cleaned the house before I started so that it was a guilt free couple of days. 
My mum loved having her meals made and I even managed to bake a loaf of bread, well, you can’t craft unless you have home baked bread now can you!!!! 
So let me set the scene for you……… white tablecloth,  tea out of china cups and saucers, salmon and cucumber sandwiches and the smell of freshly baked bread, mmmmm!    

In this post I will show you the lovely cards my mum helped me to create and let you take another peek into my craft room, you can see those photos on my craft room page.
It did not take long before mum had taken over! I thought I was a messy crafter until mum arrived, this was tidy, you should have seen it when we had finished! Lol!   
Mum is camera shy!
Mum has all of the fancy die cuts, isn’t this shoe fabulous!
 Mum showed me how to make this fabulous shoe card……..
and of course I asked mum to do a few tea themed cards as these are always my favourite.
The cards look much prettier in real life, thay really do twinkle and sparkle, to be honest I never like to use them once they are made! 

All pretty in a row!
 Whilst we were making these I suddenly remembered a couple of years ago I did have a little play at card making myself, here are two of my favourites……
Mmmm, I think I like black and white…….
  and of course in my favourite colour,  pink!
  Well, I do hope you enjoyed my crafty day with mum.
I am currently making a cream blouse so cross stitch is on hold at the moment,  you can see it here on my dressmaking blog if you wish.
Happy stitching. 
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. March 12, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    My goodness – I can see where your get your creativity. How lucky to have the days with your mum.

  2. March 12, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    What a beautiful craft room you have! Sounds like you and your Mum had the perfect time together. Love the cards you both made…what a talented family!

  3. March 12, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    Those cards are soooooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing them w/ us.

  4. March 12, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    You are very lucky to have a craft room!!!

  5. March 12, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    You must have lots of un together! My mum was also a big handworker, bit now she is 95 and she wished that she still could but her vision is not good enough any more. Enjoy the lovely sthigs you both created! Hugs
    P.S. I am gonna make the Victorian scissor case for the third time!

  6. March 12, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    What beautiful cards….. sounds like a delightful visit with your mom….

  7. March 12, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    Oh my! Your craft room is just gorgeous! What lovely, lovely cards you and your mum made. Perfection!

  8. March 13, 2014 / 8:13 am

    I have a hard time giving away my cards too. It's hard to decide who is 'card worthy'. I need a couple card making days. It makes a mess but it's worth it to have a bunch made at once. Love you and your Mom's creativity. I get lots of card ideas on pinterest.

  9. March 13, 2014 / 8:13 am

    What a beautiful and inspiring craft room you have, Lynn. I love how neat and clean it looks. I know, I know…not while crafting. πŸ™‚
    So happy that you had a creative visit with your Mum. She is a very talented lady and those cards should make the recipients feel very special. They exude "girly." I love them! I'm popping over to your dressmaking blog now…till next time…

  10. March 13, 2014 / 8:13 am

    You are so lucky to have both a loving mom to craft with and a beautiful room to craft in, Lynn!! Each card is like a little work of art–very lovely πŸ™‚

  11. March 13, 2014 / 8:13 am

    Lovely craft room! So glad you had a great time creating with your mom!

  12. March 13, 2014 / 8:13 am

    It sounds like you had a really good time with your mom.
    Your cards are beautiful. They look very professional. πŸ™‚

  13. March 14, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    Dear Santa, there's now one thing I'm sure of for my Xmas gift this year…I want Lynn's craft room =D
    Wow !!
    such a beautiful room, no wonder you do wonderful things in such a room !
    it's a real dream….
    all those cards are lovely, Mum is very talented !!
    Of course I love the purple shoe one, but they are all very well done and beautiful
    it seems you had one of those moments we have to treasure with Mum, so super
    can't wait to see the pieces you're working on
    have a great weekend

  14. March 14, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    Beautiful cards made by yourself and your Mum.

  15. March 14, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    I just adore your craft room. One day I hope I can have one half as nice.

    Also, those are fabulous cards! Great job!

  16. March 14, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    Beautiful cards – you and your mum are certainly two talented ladies! Your craft room is so inviting – think I will move in!

  17. March 14, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    What a fun day spent with your Mom! Your room is so lovely nice environment for working on ones passions.

  18. March 14, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    How lucky for you and your mom to be able to spend quality time together. Your mom's cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  19. March 14, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    Oh WOW Lynn!!! Those are all gorgeous!!! I agree…that white feather dress one is stunning! So cute! Home baked bread…..drooling here! And your craft room…I love it!!

  20. March 15, 2014 / 10:47 am

    Love your craft room picture, I like card making I used to make many, I need to get back into it again.


  21. March 16, 2014 / 11:01 pm

    I remember when your craft room was just in the planning stage and just look at it now – gorgeous!
    How lovely to have those special days crafting with your mum. It looks as though you are a very talented family.
    The cards are beautiful. Love those tea time ones πŸ™‚

  22. March 16, 2014 / 11:01 pm

    What a fun day together you must have had! Love the cards and the craft room is sublime πŸ™‚

  23. March 16, 2014 / 11:01 pm

    Lynn your cards are beautiful, you are so talented! How lovely to be able to craft with Mum. Your craft room looks so tidy, when I've finished crafting every surface is covered!

  24. May 1, 2014 / 8:38 am

    Definitely a creative playroom!

  25. August 29, 2014 / 6:31 am

    What fun!! What beautiful cards….and what a gosh-darned NEAT craft room. Mine looks like a tornado went through it.

  26. August 29, 2014 / 6:31 am

    oh geeeeeeeeee I want your mom to come visit meeeeeeeeeeeee!