Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Happy Birthday Mumsy!

This month my Mumsy turned 70! In our household when its your birthday you get to do whatever you like - after all its the only day of the year that its your day :) so you should get to celebrate it the way you want to, well within reason!  This year Mum wanted to have a girlie day, so my sisters and my niece travelled down to Geraldine and spent the day catching up, and celebrating with her friends. Her gift from us was a lot of different things, among them though was some framed black and white prints of Christchurch buildings that are sadly no longer there, and this gift became her favourite amongst all the wonderfully generous gifts she received
Mums card I made from left over scraps of Websters Pages. The background is made with a new Spellbinders die Ive just purchased, and I think its going to be one of my favourites :) - the lattice background die.

And some photos of the day - and yes Luka came along too, I think he had a great time too - whats not to like, being fussed over by a group of women lol.  So here we all are together................

One if my colleagues is also having a milestone birthday, turning 60 next month.  She is a fellow scrapper as well, so while we were thinking about gifts for her I suggested an old hatbox decorated and used for storage of bits and pieces.  I had picked it up in Briscoes sale a long time ago for $5! the only problem was that by the time I finished I wasnt quite sure I wanted to give it up :)

The papers are from Kaisercraft Magnolia Grove and Ive used quite a few of the pieces from the collections pack with a mixture of Prima and Kaiser flowers. On the front of the suitcase Ive distressed the background paper and then stamped randomly with Kaiser stamps.  The wooden lock and flourish are painted off white and randomly inked with dusty rose  - they seem to have turned out looking very white in the photo but they don't looking at the natural light.  I was wanting the whole thing to have a heritage feel to it and the papers fit so well and the theme being friends was perfect!

Thanks for popping by!


  1. love the card that you made for your mum- nice to see some pics of you on the blog and to see some of your family!

  2. OH Megan .. lurv the card and absolutely LURV the hat box !!!!!!!! happy birthday to your Mum xx

  3. Happy birthday to your Mum, I wouldn't pick her as seventy, she looks far to young and sprightly to be that age. Love the card you made her, and that hat box for your workmate is just a stunner.

  4. Wow your hat box is absolutely divine! I'm sure your work colleague will love it, and I also love the card you made for your mum. I can't believe your mum is shorter than you though! Not that I'm knocking it - you've probably heard the saying that God only lets things grow until they're perfect and some take less time than others *grins*

  5. Lovely photos of your family Megan! Sounds like you had a lovely girlie day, what a cool idea :) That hat box is so pretty, I'm sure your friend will treasure it!

  6. what a beautiful gift, just gorgeous as always. I've given you a Liebster Award on my blog