100 years young

Hubby and I were privileged to fly down to Napier at the weekend for his Aunt’s 100th birthday celebrations.  This is the other project I was working on.  Because Aunty May is now in a rest home and has everything she needs, her daughter requested no presents but I still felt I should do something so I bought a small strong cardboard suitcase from Spotlight and attempted to alter it so that she had something to keep all her 100th special cards and letters in.  This is the result:



It was harder to decorate than I thought.  Haven’t had much practice with this sort of thing so most of it was trial and error.  As Aunty May’s eyesight is very bad, guess she won’t notice the mistakes though.




I kind of cheated with her card.  This is a card I made at one of Debbie’s classes but decided to use it as Aunty May’s card and just added the ‘100 years young’ tag to it.

Such a gorgeous card (thanks for this Debbie).


Some photos that might interest you – the first one is of the grand old lady herself with my hubby Neville;  then the inside of the card from the Queen and the card from the Hon. John Key;  and of course, the cake.

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Wishing you all many, many years of good health and happiness so that you too can reach the wonderful milestone of 100 years.


Debbie Lamb said...

I'm just having a good catch up and doing some blog hopping :-) What a lovely and thoughtful idea for your Aunty May's special birthday. And it's a gorgeous photo of Neville and her.

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