Monday, 29 April 2013

Birthday Wishes

 Morning all!  Since I have posted pics of Mom's party today I thought I would post another card using a birthday sentiment today, seemed appropriate!  I started with a piece of Graphic 45 decorative backing paper for this one.  I used the corner from the Gold Elements One set to cut a decorative corner out of the opposite corners on my backing paper.  Next I used the Radiant Rectangle set to cut a large lacy frame for the centre of my card.  I cut this out of milk card using the largest three dies in the set together.  I cut another piece of the same backing paper and covered it with a piece of sticky self adhesive sheet and then cut the next smaller rectangle size in the set.  I peeled the backing paper off and micro beaded this piece.  I cut a pretty milk coloured piece to set on top of it using the same outer die and just adding the next smaller die in the set.  I glued it on top of my micro beaded piece and mounted it with foam upward from my frame.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the set.  I inked it lightly with Milled Lavender Distress ink and mounted it in the middle of the focal element.  I tied a messy bow with the lavender seam binding.  I added some white tulle and a bit of natural jute to my bow.  I found a pretty flower in my craft stash and used it in the centre of my bow.  I added a double mat of milk card and pierced the inner layer to finish my card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x 10" in size (yes, it's a big 'un!) LOL
Scroll down to see pics from my Mom's birthday party.









 Here is my Mom walking into the party!  It was at the local café where she meets up with a bunch of people every morning for breakfast.
 My Mom didn't know at this point about the surprise we had for her.  We sat her down and she put on her obligatory tiara (they make everyone wear it on their birthday!)  We wanted to make sure she was seated before we brought my brother out, who was waiting in the kitchen. 
 Unfortunately, the picture is blurry, but this was her face when she realised that her youngest son (from Calif) was walking into the room carrying her birthday cake!

 After she composed herself a bit, I took a pic of them both! 
 Check out her cake!  Death by Chocolate if you ask me!  The Fire Marshall wouldn't let us put 90 candles on her cake so we had to settle for just the 9 and 0 candles.  Turned out nobody remembered to bring matches! 
Mom got some beautiful cards that were given to me to bring to her from some of my blog followers.  She is showing off this one from Rose in Chester (blog friend) that is truly lovely!
 The gang got her a fruit bouquet.  That is a 90 carved out of pineapple on the top!
 Here we are together.  That is my younger brother Rob, the greatest guy in the world!

 This is Fred and Ann, they are snow birds that live in Minnesota for half the year.  Fred is a real character, he always tries to steal my food when I'm not paying attention.  He has the fork marks to prove he is too slow! LOL




 
 My Mom holding a picture of Leah we gave her for the house.  She met Leah (Sam Poole's daughter) at Thanksgiving last year and was quite taken with her and wanted a picture to keep!  That is Earl in the background.  Earl used to sit at a table by himself at this café every morning for as long as I can remember.  People started to join Earl every morning and he invited my Mom to join their table.  So now everyone meets every morning and it is kind of like a revolving table, people eat, chat and leave and others come.  There are about a dozen or so people that show up every day during the winter, a few less when some of the snow birds leave in the summer.  It is a big round table and they always make room for whoever shows up!   My Mom loves it and it is the highlight of her day.  I truly love this bunch as they look after my Mom so well when I am not there!




Someone brought my Mom some beautiful roses, aren't they pretty!















Debby (blog friend) made her a card and sent it to her.  She was showing it to me here.  She was over the moon with all her handmade cards!


Rosemarie (blog friend) gave her a beautiful handmade padded sewing box.  It is six sided and when you take the top off, the sides open outward.  It really caught her off guard as they feel open!  She loved it!











This is my favourite pic!  She loved her poster!  I love the pair of hands holding the balloons! LOL

It was truly a great day, she loved her breakfast party, then we too her out to dinner to a chain called Chili's.  She wanted to have baby back ribs for dinner and that is where she wanted to go!  They surprised her with all the wait staff singing to her and bringing her dessert.  It wasn't the usual happy birthday song, but it started with the line   "I don't know, but I've been told, someone here is getting old!"  She was howling with laughter.  I couldn't get the camera out fast enough, the dessert was demolished in record time between us all!

Happy Birthday Mom!

All for now, Sue x












 

227 comments:

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Pam said...

Lovely card today but outshone by the wonderful pics of your Mom family and friends. She loojks amazing for 90 Sue

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card, and what lovely pictures of your Mom she looks amazing. It looks like she really enjoyed her day thanks for sharing with us.
Hugs x
Heather T

mags said...

A beautiful card today Sue. Love the colour. Looks like you had a great time celebrating your Mom's birthday. Thanks for sharing.
Mags
x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue, a super card today and appropriate to go with birthday pics.
Your Mom looks amazing a very young looking 90. She looks like she is having a blast - thank you for sharing the day.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Debby Berry said...

Wow Sue,
What a great birthday celebration, your moms looks amazing and so young for 90, cute brother too. Ah yes today the card is also lovely. Again you are so lucky to have this time with her. Thanks so much for sharing the celebration photos.

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, fantastic pics of your mom's birthday . What a young 90 she looks!!!!!. Glad u had a great time . The card today is brill too!!!. Lol Lynne M

tracy w said...

Wow sue
Your mum looks like she really had a great birthday the card great too enjoy your time with your mum and brother thank you for the daly cards you do Tracy w x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Decided to write before I exercise this morning, and what a lovely card you have chosen, colours match one of your Mum's cards. but also beautiful pictures of your Mum she looks amazing for being 90. She looks as if she had a wonderful time especially meeting your younger brother. Thank you for sharing your Mum's celebrations with us Hugs Carol x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the card colours are my favourite. Mum looks fab for 90! Cherish the moments!

Vick said...

aww Sue, such lovely pics of your mum, you and family, you so look like your mum hun! Love this card too, hugs Vick xxx
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Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A gorgeous card. I love that backing paper. Thank you for sharing the photos. Your Mom looks like she had a great time, and is fantastic for her age (You can see who her daughter is, can't you, that same smile :) The cake looks yummy, and I will be stealing the fruit flowers idea...brilliant. So glad you all enjoyed it together. Take care.

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, thank you for sharing all the lovely photos from your mum's birthday, I am so pleased she had such a wonderful day and your brother was able to be there as well. Fabulous card today too..gorgeous colour! Carole Z X

melanie said...

Stunning card ,your Mom looks great for 90 and looks as though she really enjoyed herself thanks for sharing.Melanie

Wilma Brown said...

Well Sue, although your card is beautiful the focus of my attention is on your mom's gorgeous birthday photos. What a beautiful lady and looks nowhere 90 and you look so much like her. From the photos it looks as though you all had a blast. It is so nice that she has so many friends around when you are back here. Enjoy you stay and spoil that lovely lady.

Wilma x x x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, am an early bird this morning. Love the colour of the card today and it is beautiful too. What a wonderful day you all had with your mum on her 90th Birthday. Looks young for her age and a Grand Lady. Cherish your time with her Sue because they are so precious. Only wish my mum would have been able to reach this age. Enjoy your time in America.

Love June
Xxx

englishrose897 said...

Lovely card today Sue. Your mom look great for 90, thanks for sharing you pictures, you all look like you had a fantastic time .Just how family celebrations should be. Sally x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, wow your Mom looks amazing for 90. It is wonderful to know that a community spirit like that exists. Looks like you all had a fab time, thanks for sharing. Love todays card, colours are superb. Bx

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue cant believe your mum is 90 she dosnt look 70. Bet she couldnt believe her eyez when your brother came out. Glad she had a good time. Now back to todays card its stunning as i like purple. I have to make a birthday card today so if its ok by you i will have ago at this one. Take care sue love to your mum xx

Debs Artliff

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Dear Sue

This is another beautiful card love the lavender colours. The rectangle frame is so very pretty I think I have these dies so must try them out as they make a stunning frame, the microbeaded piece looks great and love the sentiment with the milled lavender distress ink I didn't know they did it so I'll be looking out for it as its so pretty. The lavender seam binding is so very pretty to make a messy bow with must get some! Altogether a very pretty card.

Thank you for sharing your great pics of your mom and family and friends, she looks wonderful and quite beautiful for someone who is 90 especially! I'm so glad she had a great time. I hope you enjoyed yourself with your family around you too.

Take care and enjoy your time back home.
Best wishes from Katie-Louise Sweetlove

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another really lovely card today, to give us all inspiration. I really love the cut-out corners and the radiant rectangles focal point.
Shall use my timeless ones and a bog-standard oval in the middle, and see how it turns out.
Your mom looks really good and I can certainly see the resemblance. The photos show what a fabulous birthday morning you all had. Love the fruit bouquet.
Hugs, Rose

Marion Bull said...

Tanks for sharing your Mom's birthday with usd. It looks as though you all had a ball. Lucky Mom to have you all and lucky you to still have your lovely Mom.

And the card is great too!!
Marion xx

maxine said...

Morning Sue a beautiful card today. Thank you for sharing your mums party photos with us, I'm so pleased she had a lovely day x

Anonymous said...

Another pretty birthday card today, Sue, love the paper and the corner die-cuts, the bow and flowers. All of it.
Thank you for sharing the photos - what a super stylish lady your Mom is and it's easy to see where you get your good looks from! Oh, nice brother, too. What a great little community they all have with their breakfast club.
Enjoy the rest of your stay.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely card today - love the background cut out idea - must try that. Fab photos of your mum's 90th - looks like she had a great time with all her friends and family celebrating with her - she looks more like 60 something to me.
Thanks
Clare W

She King said...

Hi Sue, your mom is lovely, she looks amazing...It certainly made me smile :-) this dull morning. My mum is 90 at the end of May....can't believe it really! Thanks for sharing the photos, they are lovely and you must treasure them. S x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue - A lovely card today, but the focal point is your lovely Mom on her special birthday. She looks very young at heart and what a wonderful idea to meet at the cafe for breakfast everyday. You have a wonderful family and she had a very special day, what a surprise for your brother to bring in her cake. Thank you for sharing it all with us.
Hugs Dawn S.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, I love it!

Thank you so much for sharing your photos of your moms birthday. She is in great shape for 90! I can see you take after her, what a lovely bunch of friends she has. Love the fact you surprised her with your younger brother! That cake looked yummy to say the least!

Love Jean xxx

Rachel Taylor said...

Gorgeous card Sue ,your mom looks like she had a great time ! You are so lucky to have each other ,you are such a nice family ! Enjoy the rest of your visit .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, I love the colour and super photo's of your mum at her party, thank you for sharing them. Have a great day.
Hugs Lynn

Maryann said...

A really beautiful card today too, but all those pics of your mum´s birthday and her beautiful cards is also really amazing. Thanks sooo much for sharing this happy time with us here Sue. Your have an incredible mum, and she´s really a great looking and amazing lady to be 90. I´m so impressed by her, and so glad to hear, you all had such an awesome day together as a family.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card really lovely. Thank you so much for sharing the birthday photos. Your Mum looks fantastic for 90 I would never have thought it - must be in the genes as you too always look lovely. Continue to enjoy your stay.
Beverley W

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely blog today Sue, your mum is fab. Would love to have a meeting place like that and make lots of new friends and watch the world go by. Today's card is gorgeous and made even better by using g45 papers. Thanks for sharing.xxx

AdrienneQ said...

Had slightly damp eyes when I saw the picture of your mum and brother. those are the best sort of memories.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Great card love the colours.
Just love the photos of your Mom and her party, good time had by all.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

kimberley said...

Another pretty card Sue.Have some of these dies and others I could substitute for something very similar.Please could we have some more MALE orientated cards-I have two special ones coming up soon[a 75th and 80th]and I am a bit stumped as several people want me to make for them.
Lovely pics of your mums birthday.Looks as though a great time was had by all and your mum does look good for her age.take care,x.

Jackie Trinder said...

Thank you for sharing the photos of your mum's very special day. It looks like you had so much fun. It is brilliant that there is a place to meet everyday with such good friends.
The card is beautiful too. Love Jackie

Phi said...

Beautiful card Sue. LOve the purple. Looks like your surprise party for your mum was a success. Glad she had a great one.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Thank you for sharing your wonderful day . Your Mom looks a truly incredible lady. How wonderful that they a little club that meet up for breakfast, a lovely idea. I had tears in my eyes when I looked at the photo when your brother arrived, a very happy surprise for her. If I look that good at 90 I will be happy. Enjoy the rest of your visit.

Today's card is great, love the colour combo.

Love Rosemarie xx

NottmGal said...

It looks like you had a fab time on your mum's birthday.. I'm sure you realise how lucky you are to make such wonderful memories... enjoy the rest of your stay :) nice card by the way and some fab ones sent to your mum by your bloggers!! Just shows how much we all care about you and your family... xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
What a great post, the card is lovely, my Mums favourite colour.
As to the party, it looked amazing.
You can see your Mom is having a ball, I hope I look as good as your Mom at 90. That is definitely my kind of cake, hee hee.
It sounds great, starting each day, in the cafe for breakfast, surrounded by friends, good food and friendship, I hope your Mom has many more. You are blessed with a lovely family on both sides of the water.
Enjoy your time with Mom today.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Clai01 said...

Oh absolutely fantastic, Thanks for sharing Sue.

Anne Crawford said...

Your mum looks Fabulous ! Good looks certainly run in the family, I'm sure the morning get togethers are doing more good than any medicine could do, great to see the super photos and everyone having fun!
Today's card is very pretty , must try using the dies as cut outs it's so effective ,lovely background paper too.

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Thankyou for sharing your pictures of your Dear Mom's 90th Birthday she looks amazing so young looking for 90 and what a fabulous party with family and friends I shed a tear when you said about them each just turning up to have breakfast together that is so nice for them all to meet up each day for company.
What a fabulous Birthday cake looks so yummy. My Favourite pic. is the one with the poster "Aged to Perfection" she is such a lovely Lady just like her Daughter Bless you bothxx

The card is lovely so pretty love the colours.

Enjoy your time with your Mom & Family & Friends precious memories would make a beatiful Scrapbook.

Luv n hugs Annxx without an "e"

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, lovely card this morning but I agree with others your Mums photos were best! She looks amazing for 90 I hope to look as good when I get to that age! Hugs Sonia x

Mary Gallivan said...

Hi Sue,
What fantastic pictures of your mom, family and friends. You can see the likeness between you both.
So glad you all had a great day.
Todays card? - beautiful!!!
Best wishes,
Mary x

Hellma said...

Sorry No comment for your card today Sue, all about Mom are you sure you have not got the 9 upside down? Haha your mum looks amazing, looks like all had a wonderful time. Oh your card is lovely.

hazel young said...

Morning Sue gorgeous photos and stunning cards all of them including todays blog love the colour and the flower xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sending the pictures of your mum's birthday. What a great time you all had and I got choked up when I saw the picture of her and your brother. What a wonderful moment for her. She looks great for 90 and what a brilliant place for people to meet every day. Love the cake and fruit bouquet, not forgetting to mention I love today's card too!! YvonneMayxx

Eemeli said...

Beautiful detailed card.

Lovely pictures of your Mum. She looks great for 90!

Hugs, Eemeli

Victoria said...

The card is lovely as usual, but takes second place today to the birthday report! Lovely pics. Your Mom looks wonderful for 90 and I'm so pleased that she had a wonderful celebration. Thank you Sue for sharing. xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card today from you, but the piccies of your Mom's birthday are brilliant. Your Mom is magnificent for 90 and it looks like everyone had a fantastic time with her. The cake is definitely a choccie overload, but what a fantastic idea of the fruit flowers.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Fantastic card to go with all the Fantastic pictures.
Your Mom looks amazing, so youthful for 90years good on her.
You are so like your Mom and what a handsome bother.
Thank you for sharing all your wonderful cards, inspiration and your wonderful family pictures.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card however party photos were the best bit of the blog post, loved sharing your moms day great photos and her cake looks 'to die for' :-)

Donna Jones

TOB said...

Gorgeous card. Your Mom looks great, and very happy. It certainly looks like you had a good time.xx

margaret mcdonald said...

Hi Sue
Beautifull Card - Your mom looks so happy! You mom looks so good! I'm glad she had wonderful time and that you got to share time with your family!
Thanks for allowing us to share this with you!
Maggie x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Thank you for sharing your photos of your mums birthday, looks as if you all had a wonderful day!
Love the card as well, it could be used for many occasions.
Gail Cx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the colours. Your mom looks wonderful, certainly not 90 and what a day she had, so good of you to share with us.
Audrey x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
You had a truly fantastic day and what a day for the memory box!! These are the most precious things ever. I cannot believe the '90' I only hope I get there never mind looking as good a Mom. Don't you look like her. I take it that all the calories just flew away as soon as the knife was inserted into the cake!!!!!
I love today's card - lavender again (can't have too many of this colour) It took me a little time to figure out the centre piece but I got there in the end. It is such a beautiful and peaceful card. Anyone would love to receive this.
Janet x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card but overshadowed by the great pictures of Moms birthday bash. It looks as though everyone had a wonderful day.

Love Val in Spain xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful card again ,but this time your Mums day outshines your card ,

Aww what a great day you all had ,it brought a tear to my eye ,such valuable memories and photos you have to treasure on her special day , thank you for sharing with us

Elaine H X

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue. A lovely card as usual but thank you for sharing your Mum's special day with us.
Tears are rolling down my cheeks as I miss my parents terribly as sadly they both passed in their 60s.
I can't believe that your dear Mum is 90 as she looks amazing. Glad that she had a wonderful time. Lock the memories in your heart forever.X

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely set of photos. Thank you for sharing. Your Mum looks stunning. Oh, and your card is lovely too. SueL

Christine linnett said...

Lots of lovely family photos x a wonderful celebration for your mum x love the cake x and today's card of course x hugs x chris

Floss said...

Morning Sue, I loved this card when I saw it on TV. I shall be trying it later today. Thanks for the pics of Mom's Birthday, now when you talk about her on C & C it will feel like we know her and she really is part of one big happy family. X

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the card today,your mom looks good for 90 and looked to have a great time ,the cake looked really scrummy .
Marion H

dutchess said...

a joyful day Sue ..Mom looks so happy....you are so lucky to have her......
today's card is a cracker and I love it you are a true inspiration I made 2"Sue Wilson" cards yesterday and had such fun...got stuck colouring the micro beads till I rmembered my glass paints ...prongs but worked a treat....thank you Sue you are a treasure xxxx

snowqueen62 said...

Lovely photos of your mum and family and friends she looked like she had a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing this wonderful time.
Today's card is exquisite. Love all the elements.
Hugs Sue x

Cornish Emma said...

Gorgeous card and colours, wonderful photos of your moms bday, she looks amazing for 90! Emma

gwen70 said...

Gorgeousv card, and some lovely pictures of your mom, you certainly all had a good time

pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

What a brilliant card today.I bought these corners along with the Rectangles last week. Shall now have a play. Sue, your Mum looks fantastic for 90. Isn't she lucky to meet friends everyday for breakfast. What a wonderful way to start the day. looks like she had a ball. Thanks for sharing your pics with us.

hotpotato said...

What lovely photos, sounds and looks like a great day to remember.

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful lady. What wonderful memories . You and your Mum look so alike.

Lovely cards. X

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely set of photo's.Your Mom have such amezing beautiful blue eyes.
Your card is very beautiful.
Gr Elly

Carol said...

Beautiful photos of your mum's 90th birthday and thank you for sharing them with us. They brought a tear to my eye. p.s. Loved the colours and design of today's card x

Anonymous said...

Great Card and Wonderful photo's of the Big Day. Good job all your bloggers didn't send your Mum cards there would have been extra baggage allowance required !! Mabex

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, WOW what a lovely Mom you have thanks for sharing such lovely pics, great for her to have her youngest there also, well done.
Must say your card is great as usual, thanks Sue
Love Pam S

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I love todays card and the pics of your Mums birthday celebration. She looks so well and no where near 90. I love the idea of meeting up for breakfast everyday, what a wonderful start to any day

Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

How lovely to see such a special day for you all, Thank you for showing them Suzie B

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for sharing your lovely family day with us, certainly looks like your mum had a great day. I can see the resemblance between you. These are memories to treasure.
I also love today's card very pretty.
Lydia
X

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I can't believe your Mom is90!! She looks amazing. You can see from the photos that everyone is enjoying the day. Thank you for sharing your family with us, your blog family. Oh! By the way your card today is lovely!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the Lavender and the bows are back ..love 'em.
What a lovely day you had with you Mom, so many memories to cherish Sue!
You look like your mom so much, its amazing that she is 90.... I think 100 looks like the next big one !
thank you for sharing your family photos Sue.
loveMarg

Julia Watts said...

Lovely photos Sue. Thanks for sharing. Love, Julia xxxx

Mo said...

Hi Sue - Lovely cards and pictures from your mom's birthday. We had a house in Florida for 15 years and the highlight of my husband's day was the 'all u can eat' breakfast at 'Shoney's'. Your pictures and comments brought back lots of happy memories from Florida and the people we knew there. I hope I might look as good as your mom at 90! Thanks again.
Luv Mo

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card just love everything about it - as Pam said this card is outshone by your Mum, she is lovely and does not look her 90 grand years.
Its great she has her breakfast friends - what a lovely way to start each day.
You have some lovely photos to treasure of a very special Lady, Enjoy every moment with her.
Thank you for shareing the day with us. Brenda Lel

Pauline A said...

You look like your mum Sue, you could almost be sisters!! and it looks as if you had a whale of a time on her birthday. Great photographs of everyone, will you be scrap booking them now? The card is so appropriate too. Thank you for involving us in your celebrations. Pauline A xx

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Really stunning card. Pictures are brilliant, memories never to be forgotten. Thank you for sharing.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Uta said...

Your card is so beautiful. I think you had a lot of fun yesterday and your Mom seems to be a very lovely person.
Hugs, Uta

Marianna Hammer said...

A beautiful card today. And what a beautiful mother you have. You look just like her. "Aged to perfection" as it says in the picture :)

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and love
milled lavender. But now to the best part
of the blog the photo's your Mum
looks amazing and definately doesn't
look 90 and you do resemble her
glad you all had a nice day enjoy
the rest of your time there and come
back safe. Nancyd xx

hollyberry said...

Todays card is lovely.
Must say that it is far out done by the many magical pictures of your Mom's Birthday.You are very kind to share such private moments with us-I cried along with your Mom when your brother was brought out!

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely calming card. The pics of your mum are amazing she doesn't look 90!!! Glad you all had a good time and thanks for sharing with us.
Alison x

Janice said...

Sue, what lovely photos of your family and friends enjoying your mums birthday. Thank you for sharing them with us. You look very proud of your family in your group photo. Janice x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely pics of your Mom so glad she enjoyed her birthday, i love the colours of the card so pretty love Jean Z xx

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
THE PICS ARE LOVELY.
YOUR MUMS DOING REALLY WELL FOR 90 LOOKING GOOD. X

Heather said...

Well Sue! What can I say? Ditto! Ditto! Ditto! To all that has been said. How lovely you got a photo of the three of you together. This is something we do every time we all get together no matter what as you never know how long you have left and it is too late when someone is missing.

So glad you sat her down before your brother came out. My son came over from LA for my 60th and we went to the Ritz for dinner but my son here did not tell me and the shock when I saw him standing at the table was so great my legs went from under me and he had to dash to catch me; my heart pounded all through the meal it was so unexpected. :)

Your brother is gorgeous and looks such a lovely man; what a lovely family you make.

Today's card sadly paled into insignificance against the photos but it is lovely. I simply love lilac.

Enjoy your stay and time with your Mom give her my love and congratulations.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Maggie said...

Wow! Fantastic pics of your Mum's birthday and what a lovely time you all had. I really feel we were part of it - how daft is that? She looks simply amazing for her age - which as we all know is only anumber LOL. Lovely card too, thank you. xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card but like others have said, it takes second place to the photos of your Mam's birthday. It looks like she had a truly wonderful day and I' m sure that it's one you will all remember in times to come. She is a very young looking 90 and there certainly is a family resemblance. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos with us.

lainey said...

fab card Sue and loved the pics, thanks for sharing :) lainey x

Sandra F said...

Lovely card Sue and what great photos of your Mum. You'd never think she was 90. Looks as if she had a super day. Thanks for sharing them with us. xx

StephC said...

I loved the yellow and white card you did for your Mum (Saturdays) and the photos of her party are great! I'm sure she had a fabulous time. Happy 90th Sue's Mum xx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Oh wow Sue the pictures of your family are just wonderful. Your mum looks amazing, and how much are you like her? It is so nice to see everyone having a lovely time, and Sue thank you so much for sharing such precious times with all of us. Today's card, nearly forgot, is just stunning. The colour, the die you have used, everything, is just so beautiful. Have a lovely day. Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

carol e said...

A beautiful card today Sue. All the pictures of mom, brother and friends are great. What a great surprise party with some wonderful memories to treasure

loftylass said...

Hi Sue - what a great time you all had - the pics are priceless. We can see who you take after. Thanks for sharing the day with us.
Love the card too...
Hugs
Heather W
x

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

I'm glad your mum had a lovely day. The pics are great thank you for sharing them with us.

As for the card - it's beautiful.

Diana

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, Love the card. So glad your Mom had such a fabulous birthday & has great friends to hang out with every day. This must be what's keeping her so young.

Anonymous said...

Lovely pics thank you for sharing them. Your mom is beautiful as you are. Enjoy every day and every visit. She is a wonderful lady. Good wishes. Phil in Dublin

baglady said...

I can see where you get your good looks from. You mom must have been a 'stunner' in her early years. Your dad didn't stand a chance of falling for her! Back to today - my favourite style of card. Thanks for sharing once again.LindaT. x

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

Beautiful card. Your mom certainly enjoyed her party and looks amazing for 90 you are so like her. Enjoy your time with
her each moment is precious. I know as I lost my mom when I was very young and was brought up by my father's sister who reached the great age of 99.

Lacelady said...

Wonderful to see all the pics of mum - she truly doesn't look her age, by a long way! (Lovely card, by the way!) LOL.

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue

Thanks for sharing the birthday pics!
Your Mom looks wonderful, you look so like her and she certainly doesn't look ninety years old!!
So glad you all had a great time, especially your Mom...here's wishing many more!

By the way...gorgeous card!!!
Have a great day
Lara xxx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning sue, Lovely card today, love the colour choice.
The photo's of your Mum are fantastic, looks like you all had a great time. your Mum looks fabulous for 90. thanks for sharing.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Carol Yates said...

What a fantastic party, your mum looks wonderful. I love the idea of everyone meeting up for breakfast. Card is great if somewhat overshadowed by the party pics. Thanks for sharing.
carol.x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the purple. Thanks for sharing the photos of your Mum's birthday, looks like you all had a great time :)

Clare x

Jamaican Girl said...

Hi Sue....what a loovely post this morning...not only a great card but all the extra photos of your Mum's birthday...thanks you for sahring them with us...she looks fantastic for 90 and can see the likeness between you!
Hugs Kay xx

nannapat said...

What fabulous photos and what wonderful memories you will have of your Mom's special birthday Sue. She looks fantastic for 90 so obviously those breakfasts are good for her! Thanks for sharing your photos. Pat x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing your photos of your mum's birthday. Lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves.

lynda said...

Hi Sue the pictures of mums party are great she looks fantastic a young 90 you look so alike so glad you all had great day. Today's card is beautiful so pretty,
Hugs Lynda xx

sue said...

looks like arelly fun day was had by all!! what great pics,and some great cards too! lots of hugs Sue H

Helen VoG said...

Lovely photos of your mums party, thankyou for showing them to us. Todays card is great. Have the gold element die that you used and it never comes out looking tidy. Will have to continue to practice to see if I can get it right. Enjoy the rest of your time in the USA.

Leanne said...

A beautiful blog post for your wonderful mum. May she have many more happy years.

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue firstly I love the card and the colours are great. How great does your mom look!! Can't believe she's 90, so glad you had a wonderful day and thank you for sharing your pictures of the day. That cake looked amazing and the fruit looked great done as flowers. Hope you have a good rest now and look forward to seeing you in June. Love Lesley x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a nice card and lovely blog today.

What a special family you are, your mom looks so spritely for her age, but they say that age is just another number dont they.

Thanks for all your work throughout the year.

Have a wonderful time with your family and we will look forward to your return.

Love and crafty hugs to all out there.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
what a do nice to see your mum party and smashing cards/pressies she got. A good shin dig as we call here in Yorkshire U.K.
Fab card in fab new England colours. smashing frames. Great bow with embellishment. Wonderful job .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Jacquie said...

Wow Sue! Seems a perfect day had by all. Your Mom looks soooo young and well for 90! Good on her, its great to hear all these people getting together and having a good laugh, that is what life is about. Thank you for showing us the wonderful photos of you and your family.

The card is so lovely, I have all these dies so if you don't mind I might steal your ideas and have a go at making one in a different colour way, though I do love the colour you chose too but I don't have those beautiful papers!

Thank you again Sue.

Love Jacquie J xxx

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card and the photos of your Mom enjoying her so special day are so uplifting. Your Mom looks well, and it is great to hear of her group of friends, and their daily get togethers. I am sure they all have a great time.
Love to you all, enjoy your rest Sue.
Sonia x

Joanne2403 said...

Beautiful card, love the layers and cut out details too.
Your Family are wonderful and it looks as though your Mother had a fantastic Birthday, lovely surprises and some wonderful memories for you all, a lovely tribute to a lovely lady TFS JoJo xx

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a lovely card today, but the pictures of your Mum enjoying her birthday just took over. lol She must have had a lovely surprise when her son walked in with her birthday cake. Thank you for sharing everything with us. Hugs, Jen :-) x
Krafty Keepsakes

raineysheep said...

A really beautiful card Sue, and thank you for sharing your Mothers birthday celebrations with us, it looks a truly wonderful time.
Thank you for the inspiration
Raineysheep x

salem said...

wooow card beautifull.
what a great birthday bash , we could do with a cafe like that here ,

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, The card is beautiful, if overshadowed by the wonderful pictures of you Mom, what a young looking 90 she is, an amazing lady, looks like she really enjoyed her day. The picture of the three of you show good looks run in the family. What a lovely start to the day meeting friends for breakfast, a great community looking out for each other. The cake and fruit flowers look scrummy. Thank you for sharing this family time with us, memories for you to treasure.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

hazel said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card as always
Your mum looks really well for 90
Thank you for sharing the photos with us all. It's nice that she has many friends around her daily.
Take care
Hazel G

Ita said...

good morning Sue another beautiful card, funny I made one like it at the weekend,
Thank you for showing us your Mom's Birthday party,she is a very young looking 90,and had a lovely smile.You look very like your Mom,there is an Irish saying for this,it sounds better in Irish,but the English is "Sue you are the STAMP of your Mother",this relates well to you and all the stamping you do ,your Mother might find it interesting.Enjoy today.
Smiles
Ita

Valerie (Maidstone) said...

Beautiful pics of Mum, card looks good too. Only kidding, your so inspiring. xxx

Julie said...

As always your card is beautiful Sue. Your Mom is amazing, not just because she is 90 but the fact she still embraces life, even after 'been under the weather' lately :( It looks like she still loves life and with great family and friends she has lot more living too do. Party on Mom!

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful card and thanks for sharing the special birthday photos with us all :)

corinna said...

what a fantastic community, your mam looks really happy, everyone must have really enjoyed themselves. the card today is lovely, petty colours, take care, corinna

Kate's Cards said...

I can't believe your Mum is 90! She looks so youthful. I am so glad she had such a super day!

Anonymous said...

Sue,

Truly lovely story in pictures. Thank you for sharing. Treasure them always - the memories will stay with you, having the pics will help you relive the time. I think you look like your Mum who is marvelous given her age.

Delightful card.

Susan x

Laura O said...

lovely pictures of your mom,a very fresh looking 90 ,well done to her.great card too.Laura O

Roisin said...

Thanks for sharing your Mom's pics with us Sue. Cherish the time, wish my Mom was still here

iggy said...

wow, where to begin......lovely card.......your mum looks FAB for her age & she looks like you [ should that be you look like her ].what a lovely party it all seemed. nice of you to share her birthday with us all....enjoy your stay with her BUT you are NEEDED back her too

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howdy said...

what a brilliant card and great photos of what looks to have been a fantastic cday.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, WOW your Mum looks amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing such a special (and personal) day with us. It's so lovely and makes us feel a (very small) part of it all!! I really love todays card too!! Love and Hugs Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue what a very glam 90 year old your Mom is, I just love the thought of the circular table where they all meet in the morning, its such a pity we don't here of these happenings in Scotland as it really does make such a difference to peoples lives that live alone ( ok I'll take my nurses hat off now lol) I love today's card as always you do deliver such pretty cards. I hope you enjoy some quality time with your wonderful Mom she is there to cherish. Hugs Liz c xx

CaronP28 said...

Hello Sue
A gorgeous card. So lovely to see the photos of your Mum's special birthday. Thank you. xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Your card is fabulous and so is your Mum !! She looks fantastic for 90!! She looks much younger. Your photos look great and you all look like you had a great time. How lovely for your Mum to have your younger brother there too. What a great idea to have a daily breakfast club .You have a wonderful family Sue and thanks for sharing such a Happy event with us all. Treasure these memories forever.
I love your card for today. Radient rectangles are on my wish list now !! I love the colour combo and bow and flower to. Just beautiful. Have a great day love Tres x x x

Bosquie said...

Thank you for sharing your precious moments with us. It's a very soecial occasion. Love the card too XX

magpie said...

Stunning card Sue, I love the lavender and white. The rectangle frame is sooo pretty. Just gorgeous! So glad you all had a wonderful day together as well as all her friends who she has breakfast with everyday. That is really nice to have so many friends. The photographs are brilliant, thank you for sharing them and gosh, your mom doesn't look 90! Wow! You do so look like her and your younger brother too. Loved the fruit and I imagine that the death by chocolate cake didn't last long either! Good call about the candles but funny about forgetting the matches! It's something we'd do! What a beautiful photograph of Sam's baby too, so cute x The roses looked beautiful and so were the cards that Rose and Debbie made. Wonderful! Enjoy all the time over there with your lovely family Sue. Take care XX Love Karen XX

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful lavender card today Sue. Sheer genius using the corner die this way. Thanks for sharing those great pics - your mama obviously had a great time. She looks amazing! All the best to your lovely family.
Sue

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi sue brilliant card but even better brilliant and touching pics and details of your Moms birthday. The first photo was great, you are so alike. Thank you for sharing this very special time. Has fairly cheered up my day here in very WET and windy Majorca, has rained for 5 days solid.

Regards
Lorraine - (normally wet scotland)
Xxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue
I saw the card early this morning, I was about to write a comment when everyone decided to leave for work.I have had one interruption after another but have now got the time to write to you. I felt really choked when I saw your mom's surprise reaction to her cake carrying son, the emotion was quite clear. I think I would have been choked too if only to think I would have to share that fabulous cake with every one (only joking):)
I do love your cards, and today's is beautiful and so is the colour. I especially like the ones with bows and flowers, I don't get Less is More, Bring on the More.
Kind regards
Tina x

mell said...

Nice pics of ur mom! Good ti see her enjoying here self looking great!! Card is fab x

Jill Liddle said...

Yes, your mum is definitly the star of the show today. She looks amazing and definitly does not look 90! All the pics are wonderful and you all looked as if you had a great time.
Oh and by the way, todays card is lovely too.

stella wright said...

Wow your Mom really carries her age well. What a lovely idea for a party we could do with breakfast get together here.Love the fruit flowers never seen any before. Your card as usual is fab and I loved the corner idea will certainly try that nice effect. once again best wishes to your Mom enjoy your time together but come back soon we need you x

karenlotty said...

Lovely photos Lovely card Your mum looks amazing! What a lovely idea, the breakfast club I know of a few people that wud love something similar but the nearest cafe wud be too far for many of them Perhaps when I retire I could instigate something similar at my local parish hall

Jackie Calvert said...

How fabulous, the photo's are, and how happy your Mum looks. The breakfast club is a brilliant idea, the sort of thing that works so well as it is so flexible, where true friendship can flourish. I would love something like this in my area.
On another note, I really like the card design too. Love Jackie C XXX

Jess Watson said...


Hi Sue, lovely pics of your mom, what a lovely lady. You seem to have he a great time! Today's card is lovely, take care, Jess x

sam said...

Hi thanks for sharing. I think your mom should do a blog on the secrets to looking good. We could all follow her. Love the cake and fruit bouquet never seen one of those before. I did get emotional at her reaction to her son just lovely.
Great card of course today.
Look forward to tomorrow blog.
X Sam

Tracie Carmody said...

Love this card, these frames are one of my faves, so beautiful. Loved seeing the pics of your mum, wow looks like she had a wonderful birthday xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Wonderful card again, and wonderful pics of your Mom's special day. Very emotional for her when her youngest son delivered that wonderful chocolate cake! Thanks for giving us an insight into your family (you so look like your Mom!)
Val C xx

Alison Scott said...

Wonderful card. Very elegant.
Great photos of the birthday breakfast. Your mother looks fantastic. Lovely family time, made even better with all her good friends there too.
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what lovely photographs, thank you for taking your time to share them with us. It's lovely to see this side of you, to see you as a daughter and a sister, as we only tend to get to see the 'crafty Sue' when you're on the tv! it looks like you all had a fantastic time. I can't quite believe your Mom is 90! She certainly doesn't look it! I love today's card, the colours are so elegant. Enjoy the rest of your holidays, love from Karen brass xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great card love the way you have used the gold elements die in the corners. Your mum looks great too a very stylish lady.
Best wishes, Pat

Vie Carter said...

Hello Sue and Jill

Sue I now can see where your Genes come from, your Mum looks so well and young

What a marvellous time you have had, congratulation on your 90th Jill and many more to come

Love the idea of a revolving breakfast table to guests, not knowing who or when they will turn up - great idea

Todays card is lovely

Continue the happy theme and love to you

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, what a treat! Today's post was good for my soul - thank you so much for sharing the wonderful time you had at your Mom's 90th birthday. Today's card is lovely and I like the bigger cards as sometimes that's exactly what fits the bill!

Hugs, Belinda X

Anonymous said...

Ive found your site at last. Love the card. Looks like you had a lovely day for your Mom's birthday. Lovely photos. Love Dorothy x

Sue Dunn said...

Hi Sue. What a fantastic time you've all had. Lovely pics an lovely card too. X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card, my fave colour. Fab pics and text, she sounds like she has a lovely life out there x

redfox said...

Hi Sue, Your card was beautiful, but as everyone else has said your mum is soooo beautiful! We can see where you get your looks now! But more than that you look like you all really love each other, and that is a truly beautiful thing. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pics, looks like all had fun! love and hugs sarah

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Thanks for the peek at your Moms do!! Wow Mom looks fantastic. Every one looks like they are having fun. I am sat here with tears in my eyes.Oh, the card is fantastic as always. Hugs. 3362 Jan.x

Diane Mortimer said...

What a lovely card, the birthday celebration looked like a lot of fun and happiness, 90 is an achievement but 90 and looking fit, healthy and blooming is even better :-)
Diane from glasgow

Anonymous said...

gorgeous photos and a lovely card

mol x

Anonymous said...

What a lovely time your Mom seems to have had, especially when your brother showed up!
Oh and the card is pretty good as well
God bless
JanNxx

sued99 said...

Love the pics of your Mom and her party. Love the card too!

Marlene said...

Your Mums AMAZING I hope I look like her if I make 90 it looks as if she had a great time, you will have to do a scrapbook with all the lovely picture's. Beautiful card to love the colours Marlene

Joanne K said...

Afternoon Sue, Gorgeous card as usual. Thanks for showing the great pictures of your Mum's special day. She looks amazing for 90. It looks and sounds like you all had a truly amazing day. Hope the rest of your time with your Mum is just as special. Enjoy and take care. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

What wonderful pics of your Mom. She certainly doesn't look her age.
As usual wonderful card today

cats said...

What can I say.lovely card again Sue but......your Mum is the star of the day !!Thank you for taking the time to share the pics.Your Mum looks fabulous....Christine xx

Michelle said...

Sue your mum looks absolutely A-MAZ-ING and you are the double of her. These photos are fab and knowing you they are probably scrapbooked already. :-) My nan is 94 (95 in July) and I know how precious these pics can be. Leah looks like a little beauty. Oh and I love your mum's walking stick, it's nearly as trendy as mine, lol.

Fabulous card today Sue and fab cards and projects that your mum received too. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations and memories with us.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Jean Cockburn said...

Hi Sue,a lovely card today as usual, I love the colours. Thanks for sharing your pics of your Mum, she looks amazing (it is nice to put a face to the name)That cafe sounds a wonderful place, we could do with places like that over here. xxx Jean

Jean Deane said...

Hello sue, Jill and all your family , your birthday photos are wonderful what an amazing birthday lady who doesn't at all look her age, how fabulous to have all her family there to celebrate with her and her friends. Sue you are certainly your mothers daughter the resemberlance is amazing .
Enjoy the rest of your stay .
Love the lavender card by the way!
Hugs
jean D

nikkib said...

How lovely to see the great pics of your Mums special party, thanks for sharing them with us... beautiful card as always Sue... x

Barbara said...

Your mum is fantastic for her age, hope you inherit her young looking genes. I cannot believe she is 90!!!
The photos were amazing, thank you for sharing them with us Sue.
P.S
The card has been overshadowed buy your wonderful mum!

Janice K said...

A beautiful, delicate and very feminine card.
Your mum looks lovely Sue and what a wonderful way to celebrate a special birthday surrounded by family and friends. I hope you'll be scrapbooking these special pic's! Thank you for sharing them with us. x

jeffrey bubbles said...

fabulous card as usual love the bow and rose. Great pictures of mum's birthday bash looks like you all had a really good day xxx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
fabulous card...love the colours.

Chocolate cake looks to die for.
What a memorable day for your Mum and you all.

Margaret O
xxx

Gail said...

Another beautiful card but more importantly some luvly family photos xx you look and sound as though you have had a fab day and your Mom really does not look 90 xx Thanks for the piccys xx Gail T xx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. So glad you and your dear family had a wonderful time at your mams birthday party. Todays card is beautiful. I felt like i could smell lavender when i was looking at it. Sending love from christine c xx

carole jeffery said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Your Mum doesn't,t look 90,and she looks a lovely lady. She looks like she had a great time. Love the cake, wow. Lovely photos. X

Kim Hook said...

A lovely card today - I really must get the radiant rectangles set! I liked the flower in the centre of the bow too. Thanks for sharing.
Looks like your mum had a lovely time with super cards and prezzies.
Take care
Kim

Anonymous said...

Sue
Thank you for sharing the photographs of your Mum and all of you at the party. Your Mum looks wonderful, I hope I'm looking half as good when I'm 90. You all look so happy and what a wonderful occasion - that sounds like a brilliant Cafe and a great idea for meeting up.
Your card is so lovely too - as always.
Enjoy the rest of your stay.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue your mum looks amazing for her age, and you are right she is beautiful. What lovely memories she will have of the day. Edwina

Sue H said...

Wow what a wonderful celebration Sue, your Mum is marvellous :D
Oh! and I love todays card too, it's my favourite colour and I love the dies used too
Sue h. xx

cmu said...

Love the lavender and white combo. The pics of your Mum's birthday are great.

Hayley Johnson said...

Another stunner Sue and more food for thought. I'd love to be as creative as you! Photos of Mums party are great - thanks for sharing with us.
Hugs Hayley x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A lovely, lovely card with all elements beautifully proportioned. I love the colour way.
Thank ou for sharing your family photos - what a happy occasion.
Best wishes
Anne O x

Susan White said...

I so enjoyed your storybook and photos of your mum's birthday Sue! My mum was 80 last year, and we had a similar family celebration, but no surprises for my mum as she would have hated that!!! Thank you for sharing.

Susan

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card as always. Thank you for sharing your photographs of your mum on her birthday. It looks like she had a wonderful day.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Maggie said...

Lovely pictures of your family Sue, great memories to put in a scrap book.
Loved the card.
Maggie xx

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