Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy 30th Birthday Emma

Hello Fellow Bloggers, and Happy New Year to you all - I wish you peace, love and happiness for 2011.

My cousin, Emma, went to live in New Zealand about four years ago and she was able to come home to spend this Christmas and New Year with her family. As we have not had a big family get together for some time, my Aunty decided to hire a local village hall and hold a party for Emma's 30th birthday today. Would you believe, there were approx 80 of us there this evening - on my Mum's side of the family - my Mum's brothers and sisters plus their partners, their children (my cousins) and their partners, and their children, plus some members of my cousin's boyfriend's family I think. I love family get togethers like that - it was lovely to see people I have not seen for a long time. We always used to see each other when we visited my Nan, but we don't see each other very often since she passed away a few years ago - I still miss her so much for that reason. I remember the times we used to have Christmas parties in my Great Uncle's house - all of us spread out in 3 small rooms - there weren't so many of us then of course, but it still must have been a squash!

Anyway, enough waffle from me LOL! I'll show you the card I made for Emma.

I made an easel card. I do wonder whether I should put a little picture inside these cards to show how they should stand, cos I'm not sure that non-crafters understand how they should look, or am I being unfair?! I could see that Emma had displayed her card still in its box this evening and, when I was going to stand it up properly, it had been moved! I wonder what other crafters do??

The image is a Miss Anya, coloured with Promarkers. The papers are from a huge Kay & Co stack I had from QVC. The sentiment is from Pollycrafts. I also added a die cut heart with 30 on it under the easel bit of the card. I did wonder if I had overdone it with the flowers really, but I do quite like the finished card.

That's probably enough from me. I do have another project to show you, but I think I'll leave that til tomorrow.

Ooh, I nearly forgot to list the challenges I would like to enter with this card:

Passion for Promarkers - Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Celebrate something
Catch the Bug - Anything goes

Love, Andrea xx


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Andrea, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x

coops said...

gorgeous card andrea.the image is fab and i love your beautiful colours and details.
thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Julie said...

Oh a beautiful card, Andrea!! Love your layout and beautiful papers! Thanks for joining us at PFP for mega challenge, Juliexx

Joy said...

cute cute, thanks for playing with Bugaboo, Joy Bugaboo DT

Jodie Mackrell said...

awesome easel card! love the colors! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at Catch the Bug!

Monica said...

What a beautiful card!

I loved reading this post about Emma's 30th - how delightful to meet up with family.

I went for a wedding, too - my first cousin who works in New York got married to her boyfriend of many years at laaaast. It was a great wedding and we had a great time.