Friday, 8 July 2011

Having rest



Yesterday, (Thursday) was Mum's 97th birthday, I was up early to shop and cook, never got around to the cleaning lol..... I started Wednesday night with the trifle and 2 fruit cakes (which sunk) I think the oven is on it's way out again!!!Thursday, made 2 more fruit cakes and put the others in the freezer to use as puddings lol, banana cake, large sponge for birthday cake, creme patisserie, an orange cheesecake, cheese, onion and leek pie for the veggies, then the boring stuff like salad, sandwiches, pork pies and suchlike......the first visitor arrived at 12.30pm and the last got evicted at 11.15pm as I was knackered!! in between, we had 14 people in and out, Mum loved it all but asked to go to bed at 10. 45pm !! she slept until 1.45pm today when I had to drag her out of her pit lol, methinks, a little too much of the snowballs and sherry hehehehe............ anyway, here is the card I made for her, anyone who knows her, remembers the lines of washing she always had blowing in the wind ! I remember having to use the washing board as a child, dolly tub, posser and mangles, along with the dolly blue and starch, folding in the buttons on shirts and liberty bodices.All steeped the night before.... and how posh were we, when Dad bought her a machine with rollers !!!(but the bedding still had to go through the mangle) The excitement!!! (still, I thought I was the bees knees in 1968 when I had a twin tub!!before that, it was the launderette, taken on the pram on a Friday night, children in bed with him outdoors looking after them !) OKAY, the ones under 50 will not have a clue what I am talking about!! hehehe

Sorry if I have not been to visit this week, I will get round to you, life has just been hectic! lol

Papers new but with no name (from garden centre)
Crafters companion image
Coloured with Pro-markers
Chalked background
flowers from Wild Orchid
swirls from sizzix
ribbon from stash
viva pearl pen
loads of glitter

I am entering this into the following challenges;

Digi Doodle Challenge --------Butterflies

Southern Girls Challenge ....... Childhood memories (washing)

Flutterby wednesday Challenge ------ open, must have butterfly, angel or fairy

Pennys Paper Challenge ------ Happy birthday

Truly Scrumptious-------- things with wings

Bearly mine------------ anything goes



Thank you for your visit, I hope I have not bored you too much lol
Tilly x

23 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Tilly I like the images, and the colour combo.
Kevin xx

Aunty Sue said...

Looks soo much better in real life and cooking tasted real good too. Glad mum slept for you and you where the perfect host.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Tilly
A gorgeous and beautiful card,have alovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

kay said...

superb card tilly and happy birthday to your mum,sounds like a busy but fun day,x

jules said...

oh Tilly gorgeous card inside and out!!

Janette said...

Hi Tilly, Your MuMS CARD IS REALLY, REALLY GORGEOUS, LOVE IT INSIDE AND OUT...GLAD SHE HAD A GOOD DAY...THATS SOME AGE..WOW...AND SHE LOOKS SO WELL TOO....i REMEMBER ALL THE ABOVE...WHEN MAM GOT HER FIRST WASHER SHE WAS THE QUEEN OF THE STREET...LOL...SAME WITH THE FRIDGE AS WELL....HAPPY DAYS HEY...LOL..XXX

just noticed my daft writing...sorry..xx

Wendy said...

Love the card Hun thank you for joining us for our things with wings challenge at trulyscrumptious

Wendy DT TS

coops said...

gorgeous card tilly.your colours and details are beautiful and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Hannah Clark said...

This is so, so sweet! I love the sparkles! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colours

Debs M said...

lovely card, glad you mum enjoyed her birthday x

Lee said...

So glad your mum enjoyed her Birthday.1968,i was 16 lol.Gorgeous card as always.xxx

Whisper said...

Sounds like Mum had a super time and you had a busy time baking, i'm worn out just reading it all !!!

Super card, Luv Sam x

Teresa said...

Well this may shock you Tilly but my first washer was a mangle type, given to me by my mum and I used it for many years, washing my babies nappies, before I had a new front loading one, I was so excited with the new one I sat watching it instead of getting on with other jobs whilst IT did the washing for me lol. Your card is perfect and I bet your mum loved it, I hope she had a wonderful birthday...any fruit cake left? Hugs Teresa xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Tilly - LOVE this adorable card and the story you've woven around it - the details really took me back to my childhood - mangles, Dolly Blue, liberty bodices (oh, how I hated wearing those awful things with their rubber buttons, but they did keep you warm)!! - yes, I remember it all!!
Your Mum obviously had a whale of a time - happy belated birthday to her!

I was just doing a bit of blog-hopping and found your wonderful blog. Have a great week - Sylvia x

Julie said...

Such an adorable card! thanks for joining this fortnight's challenge at Southern Girls,hope to see you join us again next time,Julie.x

Ohneilly said...

Loving l=this card. Pink and lilac are gorgeous together, so pretty,
Claire xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card, fab image and colours.
luv
Debby

LaJanette said...

This is such a sweet card! Happy B-Day to your Mum:0)

Keep on resting...

Mina said...

that sounds like a perfect day for your Mums Birthday Tilly and wow girl how much food did you make, not only a super talented crafter but a domestic goddess too, some people make you sick lol...your card for your Mum is perfect I bet she loved it
Mina xxx

Julie said...

Adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Hugs,
Julie

laney said...

Super cute card hun!!
Thanks for joining us this time at Bearlymine would love to see you next time too
hugs
laney

Shirl said...

Such a sweet image on your Mum's card bet she loved it. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodles Shop's Best,
Hugs Shirley x x
P.S - wish I lived nearer I would have popped in for some cake lol.