Monday, May 3, 2010

70th Invitations

I can hardly believe it myself, my mom is turning 70 this year. To me it feels like she's only 50. Although there are days where she acts 90, rofl! (Lucky for me she NEVER reads my blog.)

My sister and I are organising my mom's birthday party, and I for once, am getting in early. I usually postpone till the last minute. Believe it or not but her birthday is only in July, yet I am already on the invitations and had to finish 4 of them for the past weekend, as they have to be hand delivered. Which they were, woohoo.

I made a little box with my crafter's companion and cut a window with the circle nestability. Then I put a piece of transparency as the window. We have loads, I mean loads of transparencies which we no longer use at the office. I could make these boxes until I am 70 and still have some left, lol. I have however, decided to put the lid through the swiss dot cuttlebug embossing folder before gluing it, it just looks so much better, but I had already made this one before deciding that. Sorry, you get to see the plain one.

The image is from bugaboo stamps, and I had to have it for the invites. It is exactly how my mom sits with her fan in summer time. I changed the sentiment, as it seems the Americans and Canadians speak of hot flashes, but that is just totally wrong. It is flushes, Right!!!?? Well no-one here would know what I'm saying if I had hot flashes.

Anyhow, Stella here was coloured with my prismacolor pencils, blended with sansador and then cut out with a nestie. The card base is also a nestie, the biggest circle scalloped one I have.

I have to share the pain I went through. I had finished the 4 cards and then picked up that I had spelt celebration wrong, I had celebartion. I am sure you can all imagine my joy when I realised that. Luckily I could reprint it, but of course my ink was running VERY low and my PC had to crash before I could do that. Murphy, I am sure.

I hope the invitees like their invitations. There's 10 more to be made, lots of work and I think I am going to be so tired of colouring this poor Stella when I'm done. Hopefully she won't hold it against me if I don't use again her for some time to come.


Now I am off to bed. It's late and I can hear my bed calling my name, poor thing must be missing me.
Meahni

14 comments:

Little K Smith said...

Love this! Love how you've done the front of the invitation, great image, will have to look out for her and yep it's flushes here in Britain too!
Good luck with the rest of 'em and hope your Mum has a fab birthday.
Kelly.x

Julie said...

Meahni,this is fantastic! I so love making the little Nestie cards but always struggle on how to send them,usually concoct an envelope but they just don't do them justice. However your fab boxes set them off a treat. If you don't fancy colouring Stella ever again,pop her in an envelope to me lol x

Elaine said...

Love these little round cards, so cute! Ha ha what a fab image to use, we definitely say 'flushes' here in the UK.
Home your Mum has a fantastic birthday, and good luck with the rest of invites, they're really fantastic.
Love Elaine x

Karen Motz said...

This is hilarious Meahni!!! LOVE the image and sentiment and the cute swivel invite. The adorable box tops it off!!

Sharon Keanly said...

Hi Meahni, your invitations are absolutely STUNNING! Love that Image, caused me to giggle a lot. I'm only 50 and that looks like me in the mornings when I get ready for work. After blow- drying the hair, I need to cool down before I get dressed...lol Your Mom's friends will LOVE it for sure. Well done! Your creations are absolutely stunning! I so enjoy visiting your Blog. Hugs Sharon

Judi said...

Hi Meahni.

I LOVE those invitations - they're absolutely BRILLIANT!! Can't believe you got the spelling wrong, you must have been SO cross with yourself. Love this image too - it reminds me of ME, aaargh!!!

Hugs - Judi xxx

Jodie Mackrell said...

What a fabulous card! Very creative! I love your coloring and the fact it is a circle card. the front moving is soo cool!

Rene' Sharp said...

Oh my goodness Meahni! How cute and funny. Your Mom's friends are going to have a good chuckle when they get their invites I am sure! How many in total did you have to do???

paulatracy said...

Meahni, these invites are AMAZING!!! WOW, you are one crafty chick!! I love them, love how they slide and then open...I love the image, the sentiment paper...everything!! Everyone will LOVE them!!!

Colleen Lotz said...

Oh stunning! This is really great work. I can just imagine all the pain these must be causing. Stay strong - you'll get there. Lotz of love - Coll

Jeanie said...

SHUT UP!! These are just the BEST invitations EVER!! You have outdone yourself with these, even if you do spell FLASHES wrong!! What am I gonna do with you??

Loraine Arderne said...

Love your box and invites! They're stunning. Cant believe it was an invite for a BBQ though.....it's surely a braai.

chilli pip said...

These are great and can especially be appreciated by those of us that have experienced the dreaded hot flushes....

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Meahni,so beautiful creations.

Hugs Riet.xx

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