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Saturday, 20 February 2016

Happy Birthday Mum...

...78 years young.

Mum has a thing about owls - she has quite a collection in glass, china, stone, resin and then there are the pictures and other bits.

When I saw this cute canvas shopper...
 ...I just had to grab one for Mum...
 ...aren't the family of owls just adorable.
In addition to the owls, Mum is rather partial to 'hedgies' so this seemed the perfect gift to pop inside the shopper...
...it is a t-light holder. Mum is still rather wobbly on her feet since coming home from hospital so rather than risk her having flames I bought some battery t-lights so she can enjoy the effect without any worry.
As for her card...
...this was one that I made at one of Andy Pearson's workshops. The little 'steampunk' owl has a variety of self-adhesive, flat-back rivet & screw-heads dotted amongst the cogs. The flowers originally had black beads in the centres but it didn't quite look how I wanted - so I swapped to the facetted flat-back metal gems (same as I used the other week) and I was much happier with the finish.
I picked the black beads at the time to match in with the eyes of the owl but there was just something not right - you know when you look at something and there is a niggle in your mind but you can't work out what...well the Marianne Design "Diamond Gems" were the perfect solution.

So Mum's birthday is well "owled" - Happy Birthday Mum..................................................

11 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a great card and gifts, the shopper is so cute

Virginia said...

Oh Toni

How perfect are all those items for your Mum, hope she has a fantastic birthday and hope she makes a full recovery soon.

Hugs

Weasel said...

Great card, love that owl die! Happy birthday to Mum xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful colours on this gorgeous project. hugs and a happy birthday to your dear mum.xxxx
{aNNie}

sue jones said...

The card is gorgeous - your mum will love it. Thank goodness for those battery operated tea lights, so you don't need to worry :)

Sandra said...

Just the perfect gifts. Wishing your mum a happy birthday x

Jane O'Sullivan said...

Lovely card...and the gifts for your Mum are fab. I really like the tea light holder. x

Stef H said...

happy birthday mum (from across the pond)~!

love the owls! your card is to-die-for gorgeous and so intricate! wow!

thanks for the smiles you bring in your posts on my blog!

have a great week.

hugs :)

Lori said...

I love your monochromatic card - it is wonderful with the owl and those pretty flowers! I'm sure your mom will love the card and the goodies!

Wendy said...

lovely card and fab pressies :-)

Crafty She said...

I hope your mum had a lovely birthday and that she is well on the road to recovery. Love your bag. xx