Saturday, 8 May 2010

Happy Birthday Mum!

Firstly, mum if you're reading this (highly unlikely!) and you want your pressie to be a surprise, TURN OFF NOW!
Secondly, I have to say thank you to all of you who have entered my giveaway - I'm overwhelmed at the number of comments you've left: and new followers - a warm welcome to you! To anyone who hasn't entered, there is still nearly a week before the winner's name is drawn, so get to it!
So it's my mum's birthday tomorrow, and I thought I'd share some pics of what we've been making for her today...

A little seaside scene created from driftwood

I like the buoys - made from tiny polystyrene balls (a bargain at 5p each!) and painted in co-ordinating colours.

Here's the card I made, again from driftwood...

My eldest son continued the fishy theme for his card...

And finally, here is the card made by my youngest - with a little help from me! You can probably tell the basic shape for this peacock is his hand silhouette, and whilst I would love to take credit for this clever idea, it actually comes from the fantastic book Hand Art, which I thoroughly recommend for young children.
Happy Birthday Mum, I hope you have a wonderful day!


  1. Lovely gifts, your mum will be pleased I'm sure!
    Justine x

  2. Lucky Mum! I love, love, love that peacock card, it worked out really well.
    Kandi x

  3. Oh stunning! All your family's makes are wonderful but I especially love your little row of cottages/beach huts. The peacock is such a great idea. I might have to half-inch it.

  4. Hello, just hopped back to let you know I've posted a link to your giveaway.

  5. Simply adorable gift! Your Mum surely loves having such talented daughter and grandchildren.
    Today is Mother's Day in Germany. I can only but give my family a hint of what I like from your art: all of it.

  6. Gorgeous makes there by all the family!

  7. wow love the colours on this piece, alot brighter than usual, the huts are just gorgeous i'm sure she'll love it

  8. Hello, I found you via Julia's site.... love your boats, and know the BTOI shop as I live near HOLKHAM. Your little seaside scene is just to pretty... what a clever lady. I shall be back....
    Maggie at

  9. I hope that your Mum had a wonderful day. Lovely , lovely gifts... lucky lady! suzie xx

  10. Lovely things you have made. I especially love that peacock card
    Julie xxxxx

  11. I love your driftwood card fish hehe he's sooo cute!
    Wow your mum's a lucky woman.

  12. Oh I love your driftwood. And it almost makes me want to move to the sea. Almost. Hope your ma had a happy happy day.

  13. Those gifts and cards are wicked. Hope your mum enjoyed receiving them as much as we did looking at them.