Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mother's Day Challenge

I was stumped trying to decide what to do for the May challenge. It was suggested to me that I centre it around Mother's Day. My first thought was "that is too obvious.... make a Mother's Day card... pfffft". I don't want to issue a challenge that is 'expected'.

But then it was suggested that I issue the challenge from a personal angle (i.e. my mother's favourite colour, etc).

So, your challenge for the month of May is to create a Mother's Day card (or paper craft gift for your mother) inspired by my mother's favourite flower - the gladiolus.

And just to show that I am a caring individual, here's a picture to get you inspired:


  1. Eeeeeep!! You are a crafty, crafty challenge-maker. Let me clarify, that is crafty like a fox not crafty like a crafty person who does crafts, although technically you are definitely that also. What I am trying to say is that I've been wracking my brains for Mother's day card ideas ( I have 4 to make) and I thought I finally had everything planned out...and now you throw this challenge out!!! Gladiolas??? This throws a serious wrench into thoughtful planning. Good thing I like you so much...and good thing I like gladiolas (gladioli? gladiolases?) so much. I will get back to the Mother's Day card drawing board apparently.
    ps - Kudos on picking up the challenge apologies for April's absence :( You are soooo good and the ultimate challenge maker. Here's to the Dukes!!

  2. "Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial bulbous flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae).[1] Sometimes called the sword lily, the most widely used English common name for these plants is simply gladiolus (plural gladioli, gladioluses or sometimes gladiolas)."

  3. Hey there! Hope you don't mind that I decided to join your challenge this month. Miss you two at Margaret's monthly stamp club.