Customs and traditions vary from country to country but here in the UK it is Mothering Sunday on the 6th of March. The date for this celebration is not exactly fixed because associated with the Christian church calendar and it is always held on the forth Sunday in Lent, which is 3 weeks before Easter Sunday.
I have been looking at why the UK does not call this day Mother's Day and why the date is out of step with many other countries. I had always believed that Mothering Sunday had something to do with the Victorians and those people in domestic service being allowed to return home to see their mothers but, in fact, the tradition is much older. Whilst the day has long been associated with mothers, and family, for centuries it was the custom for people to return home to their ‘mother’ church on Laetare Sunday (the middle of Lent). Apparently those who observed this tradition were said to have gone ‘a-mothering’. Of course, the day often turned into a family reunion and a chance for children working away from home to spend time with their mothers.
As it is not the day mothers are celebrated everywhere we are not limiting this challenge to Mothering Sunday or Mother's Day. We are looking forward to seeing your projects specifically for the female of the species, those special ladies in your life, mother, daughter, wife, best friend etc.
This week we are turning a spotlight onto the work of Design Team Member Lisette - aka Mrs Beez.
Lisette enjoys working in a wide range of paper craft styles and is widely respected in the craft world. As well as being part of the Crafty Boots family, she also designs for Gecko Galz, My Artistic Adventures and Anything but a Card.
Mother of two amazing boys, this seems to be the perfect challenge to feature her work and to thank her for being such a great inspiration to the rest of us.
Cards by Lisette
Cards by Lisette
We should like to give you the opportunity to join in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges and, therefore, we are offering guest design team spots to the winner and two runners up of this challenge.
This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 13 March. There are very few rules but, if you would like to read them for yourself, you will find them here.
We are looking forward to seeing your projects, good luck.