Monday, 9 May 2011

Daughter's 8X8 Bday card

God I feel so old - I can't believe my daughter Lynne will be 26 year old on 7th June!  Where have those years gone cos I don't know where?  She started her first Uni placement (she is doing Advanced Diploma in Nursing at Uni of Herts at Hatfield) this morning and loked very smart in her crisp royal blue uniform.  Wouldn't let me take any pics tho!! 
I am sorry for not being a good buddy this last week but someone banged into me at a very fast rate on Thursday and I had vertigo all afternoon and evening but ok now.  Then my big (and only) bro arrived with his fiancee from Holland on their way to Perth.  Had to laugh as his new Sat Nav took him from Dover all the way thru the Blackwall Tunnel and up thru Hackney, Stoke Newington and Tottenham then onto the A10 to get to ours when in truth he should have nipped onto the M25 and been here in a couple of hours instead of the 4 it took them!!  Same thing happened on their journey north to Scotland on Saturday....they ended up going thru Jedburgh as they were so fed up of the woman's voice of the darned thing!!

Anyways onto this card for Lynne............
Using this stunning image, I coloured her with PMs (details below) then mounted her onto pearlised brown then dry embossed gold mirri card.  The card is 8X8 and I have to say I have LOVED working with this size so gonna have to get some more for future projects.  The red and gold spotty card is from The Works that I bought ages ago - and it seems to breed in my stash!!  I followed a sketch and added decorated corners using red embossed card and the same brown card and added a gold coloured ribbon from my stash.  Onto the flowers which I made meself he he - chuffed to bits as they cale out exactly as I hoped for.  All I did was use my Bigshot and a Spellbindeer ans cut 8 of each size, spritzed them with water and allowed them to dry naturally - hence the curled up look - then stuck a fancy brad thru them both.  The sentiment I made on the PC - wanted to keep it simple so as not to distract the eye......sideways view show depth of card - or it is meant to he he........

This close up shows the glitter I added to her headpiece, her choker, her dress and her feathery behind!!
I am entering this into the following challenges:~

Stamped image from Kanban (I think as it was a gift) coloured with PMs:
Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink, Sandstone, Caramel, Cinnamon, Henna;
Papers and card from stash;
Ribbon, brads and faux rubies from stash;
Papermania Embossing Folder.


  1. Beautiful card! Those flowers are fabulous! I hope you are feeling better soon. Thanks so much for playing along with my Birthday Sundaes challenge!

  2. Gorgeous, Sheila! Love that image, the gold glitter and your handmade flowers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz!

    Hugs, Dawn

  3. Fantastic card, love the red, an image is great..

    Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Huggies Angel

  4. fantastic card classy.i love this image and the added sparkle is your gorgeous paper and flowers too :D
    i love it all :D

    xx coops xx

  5. Beautiful card Sheila! I love the colours xx Jenny xx

  6. Fab card Shiela, thankyou for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  7. Gorgeous card Sheila,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  8. This is a great card I'm sure you're daughter will love it
    Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

    Jackie x

  9. Great card and such a fabulous image
    Beryl x

  10. Stunning card!
    Thank you for joining us this week for our anniversary challenge. Don't forget the blog hop-opportunity for a prize!

  11. stunning flowers - love this image and all the glitter.Thanks for joining in at TPC this week - and good luck
    Sarah x

  12. Stunning card, love the colour combo, image and design. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week
    Suzi x

  13. Fabulous card! Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


  14. Lovely card :)

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time


  15. Such a Beautiful card! I love the colors, the elegance of it. Great, great job!
    Thanks for playing with us at Birthday Sundaes.

  16. Very eyecatching colour scheme, it all looks so chic. Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

  17. A wonderful card. Great colours and a fab image. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.

    Nikki F x

  18. what a gorgeous card, love all the details thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash

  19. Super card - love the colours and your great colour combo! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this challenge, Juliexx

  20. The Monthly Challenge at the Latte Lounge is "Cards for Mom and Other Special Women in Our Lives". We would LOVE for you to join us and enter your card in our challenge! We're having a drawing at the end of the month for all KINDS of great prizes!!
    If you're not already a member, we'd LOVE for you to join us!!


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