Mum’s Visit….

My Mum came to visit the other day…we were going to be designing her 80th Birthday Party Celebration Invites…she wanted to have it printed on a simple notelet…but I thought for such a special occassion…they needed to be pretty special too!

So we got to work….and in proper Mother and daughter tradition (or at least in our house! LOL!) we argued and changed our minds several times before we came up with a simple yet stunning card!

Oooh don’t think it was this one! that got rejected too! hehehe! and plus the english was incorrect on this one….it was very simple in the end…just the first piccy on a red carded background….simple yet perfect 🙂 You can use this piccy if you want…My Mum will be sooo flattered if you use her picture in your work 🙂 and if you do use it at all please do show us :)…..it is a picture of my Mum when she was 18 years old and I think the surrounding material is a Tanya Whelan fabric – but please correct me if I am wrong…it might be a Cabbages and Roses!…But I changed some of the flowers in photoshop to fit around the frame.

We did have a laugh though! even though my Mum doesn’t really like the decoration of the HAPPY house and frequently moans about how cluttered we are! Rotten cheek!….each to their own taste ay!

It was nice having her over to stay for a few days…

Where did all those years go! I remember her reading me Nursery Rhymes – only yesterday! 🙂

Love Happy x

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    Florence and Mary
    November 9, 2009 / 1:58 pm

    Sounds like you and mum had great fun crafting together.Victoria xx

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    Amy.
    November 8, 2009 / 3:35 pm

    Your Mom is so beautiful and you are so blessed to have her in your life. I do hope the party goes well and all have loads of fun and connected memories to last a lifetime!Amy

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    vivian
    November 8, 2009 / 1:21 pm

    YOur mum is beautiful! and does not look 80 years old. how wonderful that she could come and visit for a few days. does she live far from you? My mother lives in florida and i'm in NY.. we see very very little of each other. which is too bad. well, have a great sunday!!hugsvivian

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    KC'sCourt!
    November 7, 2009 / 2:53 pm

    Cannot beleive your mum is 80, she looks so much younger I would have said nearer to 60. Happy Birthday Happy's Mum. Had a little chuckle to myself, my mum used to visit me and say "can't you tidy up!"

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    Brigitta
    November 7, 2009 / 7:35 am

    What a beautiful woman your mother is and I can't believe she's going to be 80!!Such a classy lady.Congratulations!Brigitta

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    GeorgiaPeachez
    November 7, 2009 / 5:57 am

    Happy Birthday Mum! She's so lovely, of course the apple and apple-ettes don't fall far from the tree! xo, suzy

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    Shelley
    November 7, 2009 / 1:16 am

    A very happy B-D to your dear mom…she is beautiful…as are the cards you made…..blessings

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    fitty's pinky rose cottage
    November 7, 2009 / 12:11 am

    Happy dear, for a 80 year lady, she didn't look old.. she look healthy and radiant.. regards to your mom and the card look lovely.. sweet, nice and lovely.. just like both of you.. have a good weekend tho'xofitty

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    Sandy Shirley
    November 6, 2009 / 11:32 pm

    Happy – C'mon – tell the truth! There is NO WAY your mom is gonna be 80! What's her secret to looking so young? Thanks for sharing her with us!

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    Kelly
    November 6, 2009 / 11:32 pm

    What a glam Mum!!! The cards look great! Me and my mum take ages to decide on anything too :)Looks like you did good though bet she was really happy with them xx

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    marigio
    November 6, 2009 / 11:15 pm

    A big kiss arrives for your lovely mum from Florence…she's beautiful!!!

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    Heleen
    November 6, 2009 / 10:28 pm

    Whauw, your mom looks so pretty and not by far 80… more like 60!Congratulations and a lot of good health to her! have a great party!

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    dottydaisies
    November 6, 2009 / 9:09 pm

    80 are you sure- lets hope you inherit her aging genes you will be one lucky girl x

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    made with love
    November 6, 2009 / 8:32 pm

    What a lovely post. Mum's are the best aren't they?Good luck with the party plans and Happy birthday to your mum for when the big day arrives.Rachael xx

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    Itch2stitch.com
    November 6, 2009 / 8:04 pm

    Your Mum looks lovely, what a kind face she has! suzie. xx

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    Floss
    November 6, 2009 / 7:34 pm

    What a lovey way to begin the celebrations.

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    RachelM
    November 6, 2009 / 7:19 pm

    Your Mum looks beautiful! The invites are a lovely idea. I hope you all have a smashing time.

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    bellaboo
    November 6, 2009 / 7:07 pm

    All I can say is…I hope I look like that when I'm 80!The invitation is just right and I hope you all have a super,duper time.Bellaboo

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    Diane
    November 6, 2009 / 7:03 pm

    How beautiful your Mother is, we just celebrated our Mothers 80th Birthday I love seeing girls spending time together. oxox Wish your Mom the best

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    Clare
    November 6, 2009 / 6:59 pm

    Lovely idea…and she doesn't look anywhere near 80!!

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    SewSweetStitches
    November 6, 2009 / 6:37 pm

    What a lovely post! I love how you used the old (young!) photo on the invites. For my wedding, my table decor included little cards like that featuring vintage family photos, everyone went bonkers over them! I'm sure these will be a big hit, and your guests will cherish them always!

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    Mica
    November 6, 2009 / 6:27 pm

    I am sorry but your Mum does NOT look like she is going to be 80! That must have been a typo!!! She is a beautiful lady … I hope she will have a wonderful birthday. keep us posted! Mica

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    Rubyred
    November 6, 2009 / 6:00 pm

    Your mummy looks like a lovely lady! I see she likes her red lippy like you too!Did you say 80, well 80 must be the new 60!The invite is gorgeous, glam and pretty at the same time!Rachel x

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