Monday, 20 July 2009

My Mam's Baby Boy Cards

I need your help!
My Mam who was my inspiration to first making cards informed me today that she thought her card making days were over. she added that she felt that she just couldn't put a card together these days and that she has lost all her inspiration.
the two cards below are cards that she made, one for baby Jack to the parents, the other for myself and Chris as Grandparents.
Now I know I'm bias as this is my Mam but I think she has perfect colour co-ordination and everything she makes is perfect, no raggy edges or anything skewdy whiff.
I would love it if you would leave a comment of encouragement for her, I would hate her to give this all up.


I love this one too, I'm loving the humongous B the striped nestabilities label and the flower that matches perfectly, all finished with some fancy scoring on the base card and a sheer blue ribbon





78 comments:

kinkyfox said...

beautiful cards ,please dont stop making cards
caz

EuniceM said...

Wow Jak, I love your Mum's cards, no wonder you are so talented you had a great teacher.

Quilling is also one of my favourite crafts and that quilled bird is just beautiful, has she made it up herself or did she have a pattern to follow? What ever it is gorgeous.

WELL DONE Jak's Mam.

Anonymous said...

The cards are gorgeous I wish I could make cards like yours. Please don't stop making cards .

Hazel

crafty flossie said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I think that this very clever Great Gran needs to listen to her very clever daughter. The talent must run in your family genes. I think your cards are beautiful and your familiy will be delighted to recieve them. Looking forward to seeing GGrans future projets.
Debbie M.

Lorrainne said...

Oh please don't give up, your cards are beautiful.
x Lorrainne

Anonymous said...

stunning cards jaks mum now we know where she get her talent from
what a shame if you gave it up when your so good at it libbyx

Anonymous said...

Oh my, your cards are so beautiful and I just love the innovative way you have used the embossing and line embossing on the 2nd card. Please don't give up and do persuade Jak to show more of your cards so that WE can have some great inspiration.

Alice (beemer)

Anonymous said...

Wow your mams cards are lovely.

We all go through the spot of not having an inspiration, you just need to get in there and try.. I lost mine last year, and a friend recommended me trying a different technique I was very much into decoupage and all my cards would have this on them, my friend lent me her stamping things and before you know it, I have cards coming out of my ears, and with stamping you can use the same stamp but come out with different type cards by changing the colour sceme.

Please dont give up it would be such a waste of your talent.

Anonymous said...

Hello Jak's Mam,

No way must you give up making cards. Both your cards on Jak's blog are beautiful, and the quilled card of a bird is exquisite. I could do with you to teach me how to quill, as it's a skill I have yet to learn. You are a talented cardmaker.

Sheila W (JS Forum)

Teri said...

ohh my gosh! They are so lovely! Gorgeous! Your mum can't stop making cards! There is so much inspiration here in just these 2 cards! I want more! .... lol! Honestly, they are fab!

Teri xxx

lindah11 said...

wow they are just beautifull
if i was you i would make more it would be such a loss for your talents to go to waste they are perfect
love linda xxx

Anonymous said...

Your Mam's cards are gorgeous Jak. She must have endless patience to do that quilled bird. The baby cards are lovely too. Don't let her give up. Such talent should be encouraged at all costs.

Littlebear said...

Your Mum should not give up. These cards are fantastic. I love them both but the second one is my favourite - it is stunning!
Clare x

Anonymous said...

Oh Wow, gorgeous cards, I love them both, please let your Mum know that none of us think she should give up - my son loves the second card (and that's saying something - he never comments on mine)

Hugs

Kate x

georgina said...

no,no, no, your mum cant give up her cardmaking now,just think of all the wonderful cards her great grandson would miss out on, her cards are wonderful, luv georginaxx

Anonymous said...

beautiful cards, what a talented lady to make them

ellen said...

wow! your cards are beautiful.please dont stop making them.i went through a phase of wanting to give up,but i,m glad i didn,t.and my cards are nowhere near as good as yours....ellen xx

patricia said...

Well Jak just you tell your Mam that her cards are beautiful and no way should she give up ,just a wee rest from it while she plays with Baby Jack then it will all come back to her,
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Don't stop making your cards they are beautiful,,love sue xxxx

CraftyLin said...

You have made some stunning cards and it would be a real shame to stop cardmaking. Maybe with the new baby its time for a short rest from crafting then take it up again later. Its surprising how refreshed you would feel.
Linda
xx

Anonymous said...

Jak
Your Mum's cards are fantastic - colour co-ordination is just perfect and the cards are put together beautifully - now we can see where your talent comes from.

Do not stop making cards - Jak's Mum

Caro(JS Forum)

Gibson_girl5 said...

These are both wonderful cards - it sure would be a shame if your Mum stopped creating them! If only my cards were so well balanced....

Teri

Liz said...

These are both beautiful cards and what I would term 'finished' projects rather than a feeling there is something missing. They have a very professional finish. It would be a loss to the card making world if you gave up. Keep going and pass on your tips of the trade to another generation of cardmakers. Don't give up, it would be such a waste.

Anonymous said...

Oh Jak your mum is so talented tell her it would be shame if she gave up now. It may be she just needs a little rest to be able to get up and go again.

Jean x

Rhiannon said...

Oh, those cards of your Mum's are wonderful! I wish I had a little of her talent, I'm what can only be called a plain and simple card maker. Your mum obviously has talent oozing out of her, Please Jak's mum, don't give up!!
I can see where you got your talent from Jak.

Paula x

Lesley said...

Hi Jak
Oh dear, it would be so very sad if your Mum gave up card making she must be such an inspiration to both you and your family. Please tell her that I and others would be honoured to receive one her cards. Keep on crafting Great Gran!
Luv to you all.
Lesley H

Anonymous said...

Dear Jak's mam,

Please put any thoughts of giving up your cardmaking aside, your cards are gorgeous. The quilled bird card is a work of art, absolutely stunning. Now wonder Jak is so talented with you as her teacher, please show us more of your lovely work.

Sue

Cally said...

These cards are lovely. Youe Mam would be mad to give up. She has definately not lost it. The colours are perfect together.

Maz said...

Hi Jak's Mam, you really must not think of giving up card making you really are a talented card maker and can now see where Jak's talent came from
Maz O'B

Anne-marie said...

hi Jaks mum your cards are gorgeous
you are a very talented lady
Anne-marie x

Anonymous said...

These cards are just so lovely please don't stop making them.
Googie x

Christine said...

STUNNING creations truly what we gonna do for inspiration if you stop creating???? wish I was half as good....

hugs Christine xx

Tracy said...

Oh no don't stop, your cards are beautifully elegant and have great colour combo's.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Heather T said...

Two very lovely cards, especially that "B" one it just pops!

angelamclean said...

FANTASTIC!! So professional, yet personal. well done indeed.
Angela. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jaks Mam. Dont stop making cards. The ones you've made here are just gorgeous, I'm sure you would regret it later on, love Dorothy

Pam said...

Jak, I think Mam's cards are fantastic...she needs to keep producing them!!!!!!!

Julie said...

Lovely cards Jak, Tell her not to give up. I love the bottom one.
Julie x

Gluedot said...

Wow - such absolutely stunning cards! I think I'll pinch the ideas! It would be criminal to put a lid on such obvious talent, so pleading with your Mum not to give up.

Sue xx

Suzanne said...

WOW STUNNING cards - you can see where Jak gets her talent from - please just have a break but don`t give up
Lots of hugs
Suzanne x

Baukje said...

WOW!!!, if those are the sort of cards she makes with no inspiration, she really must keep making them, they are stunning cards, WELL DONE Jak's mum. I for one would love to see more of your work.

Hugs..........Baukje

Anne06 said...

Hi Jak,s Mam firstly i must Congratulate you on the safe arrival of your New Great Grandson Jack he,s such a handsome chap isnt he..
as a couple of crafters have said maybe you just need a wee rest but it would be such a shame to give cardmaking you are a very talented lady,these last 2 cards for the new baby and his family confirm that and they certainly have the wow factor......
a while back your Jak showed us all your fabulous quilled bird card and i was in awe by the work put into this unique card,it had me trailing the internet trying to find out more about this craft...as my mam had bought me a few bits and pieces from a high street store oh months before,you inspired me to have a go Thank you
A big Fan
Anne (Hugs)

PeeJay said...

Jak - these cards are beautiful and Joan must not stop making them. She will miss it.
Joan, having seen, first hand, your beautiful detailed work, especially your quilling, it would be a travesty if you gave it up. Please, keep crafting!

Hanny said...

Both BEAUTIFUL cards.. no way is she losing her inspiration.. they are both put together so well co- ordinated.. thanks for sharing with us..

KraftyKoolKat said...

These two cards of your mums are really super. I wish I was half as talented. If she gives up cardmaking then I am definatley going to have to. So tell her not to be so silly we all have our little phases where we think everyone's is better than ours and we can't come up with anything inspiring. Cathy xxxx

Nannieflash said...

Your mums cards are really beautiful, they are as you say really well made, well balanced, and stun you when you look at them. Its a shame she feels she want to give up making them, as she definitely has a nak of creating gorgeous cards, please reassure her that she has a lot to give and I would love one of them myself. Its extremely good to have a hobby that will keep her mind active, and Im sure she really does enjoy making them, but is worrying that they are not good enough, they are some of the best that Ive seen while bloghopping. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jak, your mum's cards are gorgeous and anyone receiving them would be very lucky. The colours and the layouts are extremely well balanced. It would be such a shame to stop with such a great hobby - so don't!!! With love, WSO

Anonymous said...

Jaq, Your mum should feel very proud of herself, both cards are beautiful. I hope that she does not give up card making.

Sue

Anonymous said...

Jak, your mums cards are lovely. Tell her we would really like to see more. She is very talented, know where you get it from now don't we
cassie xxx

Debs said...

Tell her if she gives up I`ll start granny bashing, they`re gorgeous and she`s very talented

Michelle Forrest said...

These cards are both gorgeous and it would be a shame for someone this talented to give up card making! These are both beautiful!

Congratulations to everyone on the newest bundle of joy!

Chrisd said...

Please let your Mam know that we just loved her cards and she is needed in the papercrafting world to inspire the rest of us! Hugs from Michigan

Mazfrance said...

Please tell your Mam never to give up - she has an amazing talent!!

Marian

Poppersan said...

Wow, you're Mam is seriously talented. Those cards are great! I do hope your Mam continues card making, it would be SUCH a shame if she gave it up!!!!!!!!!!

Ali xx

Anonymous said...

Hope this helps your mum to decide to keep going, her work really is lovely

Jackie

My'scardcorner said...

Lovely cards Hope you dont give up card making as they are perfect for the occasions:0) Can see where Jak gets her influence from :0)

Anne said...

Hi Jak's Mum please do not stop making cards, your colours and designs are an inspiration to others.

Anne

Helen said...

If I had half your talent for card making Jak's Mum - I would be over the moon. Please do not give up, take a while and then rethink, it would be such as shame to let that creativity go to waste.

helen

Mad Mary said...

Your mum cannot possibly stop making cards Jak, these are stunning. I absolutely love them both. What a great teacher you had to learn from.

Please don't stop.

Mary xx

Anonymous said...

they are beautiful cards. dont give in.
also remember it is not whether you do a good job, sometime we all do ones that are terrible, but the actual doing of them.nobody says you have to be perfect every time, but yes i agree with jak your colurs combined are lovely and jak obviously got her talent from you.keep on crafting!

Alison Dent said...

They are great cards, simple, but lovely

Daisycat said...

Brilliant cards Joan don't even think about hanging your scissors up just yet.

lisa said...

This cards are really beautifu. Your Mum should definitely keep crafting if she still enjoys it Jak. They are cards to be very proud of.

Lisax

Barbara said...

your mum's cards are wonderful,I wish mine looked so professional.It would be such a shame if she stopped making cards, lets see more of them

Sue Denning said...

JAK, Congratulations to you and yours on the arrival of litle Jack. Beautiful cards for a beautiful baby boy. I can see that its not just beautiful cards that the Heath connection make but beautiful babies as well. Many happy days ahead for all, including Great Gran Mam. Love to see more of these your Mam's wonderful work. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing your talents.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing your Mam's cards with everyone...her talent is truly an inspiration and she should not give up something she loves to do. We all have "dry" periods when we can't think of anything different to do but her work is wonderful and if she continues with it, she will get back in the swing. A very talented Mam and Daughter...congratulations to both of you for the lovely work you do.

Sue said...

What a talented family, wow, these are just gorgeous, well done and do please carry on making them.
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

don't stop making really beautifll cards like these.

Greta said...

Joan your cards are beautiful. Please don't give up. You are very talented. Greta xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jaks Mum
Please keep making cards they are lovely and I like the color's you have used carry on making them Ann

Kimbo said...

Joan, these are beautiful cards. Please do not stop making them. Would love to see more of your quilling work too.
KIm x

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Hi Jak's Mum :)
These are absolutely stunning cards!! I'm like you...can't stand any of the wiggley woggley stuff, but it's well worth it and your cards show that x Keep up the wonderful work ♥

Lydia x

Kay said...

Hi Jak's Mum
WOW I love your cards. I know now where your daughter gets the talent from as I get great inspiration from hers. Please keep on inspiring us.

Kay

Sue said...

Fabulous, fabulous cards it would be a shame to quit!

Ellen said...

These cards are beautiful. Don't quit! I lost an eye last year and thought my card making days were over. However, I persevered and found ways to work around the loss of the eye. I may only have one eye but I'm still papercrafting!

Rachelle said...

Hi! These cards are beautiful! Your mom is truely talented (as are you!)! I know what it can be like to lose your enthusiasm when you craft! I lost my will to crochet a few years ago and found re-newed purpose and interest when I decided to crochet for my local hospital. Maybe making cards for other people to give away would help. I came across a website called Cards For Hero's. You make homemade greeting cards that are sent to US soldiers who are deployed and fighting for their country. They use the cards to keep in touch with their family and friends. More information can been found at www.cardsforheros.org
Maybe helping other people will help your mom find her re-newed love for card making!
All My Best,
Rachelle

Lavender Rose said...

I am late in adding my comment as we have been off line due to a PC problem but I sincerely hope your mum doesn't give up Jak as she is clearly very talented. You are spot on about the colour co-ordination and perfect finish of these lovely cards!

maggs said...

wonderful cards now we know where your talent comes from, the colours and designs are just right you can be very proud and keep the cards coming we all have blank days love to you all your grandson is really bonny love maggs x