Saturday, 17 September 2011

18th Birthday Girl

Hello Everyone - I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Eleri has recovered very well from her hospital experience - it seems not to have affected her at all, thank goodness! She still hasn't actually admitted putting the bead in her ear, but she says she's not going to put anything else in her ear, up her nose or in her mouth LOL!

Now to my reason for posting today - My friend's daughter is 18 today, so I can show you the card and gift I made for her. I am just amazed at how quickly babies grow into adults in what seems the blink of an eye!

I've used Retro Melody from Pollycraft again, as she reminds me of Robyn who the card was for. The papers are all from a Kay and Co stack which I've had for ages and still got so much of - used the papers to paper piece her dress too. I bought a Do Crafts alphabet die last week, and used that to make the word 'eighteen' instead of adding a sentiment. I did struggle to die cut it in my Cuttlebug - wouldn't go through with the C plate, and was too thin with the two B plates, so used the embossing mat and some shims and then it worked (although I was a bit of a burk and had the embossing mat on the top at one point and that got caught in the rollers - oopsie, but no damage thankfully LOL!)

I've followed Sketch n Stash sketch number 57 - their current challenge is to use any sketch from their catalogue.

I decorated the inside, so I can enter the Truly Scrumptious Challenge this week.

I'll also enter it in this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge which is Anything Goes

And the gift I made was another stretchy bracelet, this time made with Quartz and Haematite.

That's it from me - I'd better come off the computer as my headache is throbbing again.

Hope to see you soon.

Love, Andrea xx


Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous, perfect card and gift Andrea! Missed the drama with Eleri while I was away but glad she's okay. Kids!! xx

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
Have a great weekend, happy crafting, Debxx

Vixykins said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog hun. Hope your DD is recovering well!

Re: Rhosydd Bach - you wont be disappointed, lovely peaceful spot and the kids can have freedom. I get so worried at big parks where they can disappear in the blink of an eye and theres cars everywhere whereas there I could unwind and they didnt go far and had plenty to do. Just a little place, caravan is on its own away from the cottages and it has a dishwasher and own washing machine - superb!

Great card and love that bracelet too x

Vicky said...

Beautiful card Andrea and loving the bracelet too hun...

thanks for joining us at SnS...and good luck...

big hugs Vicky xx

Monica said...

Hi Andrea,

This is such a swell card... love the papers and the colour combo. The paper pieced dress looks perfect.

xxx Monica

*Michaela* said...

What a cute card and I just love the bracelet. I am sure she'll love it!
Hope your head feels better.

Mina said...

Im just having a quick catch up of your posts Andrea...oh no poor little Eleri, I hope shes 100% well now and it will stop her putting things in her ears...I havent a clue why kids do that do you...your card is gorgeous so girly and love the colours
Mina xxx

Wendy said...

Love the card hun fab thank you for joining us at truly scrumptious this week for out challenge

Wendy DT TS

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

What a lovely card. Thank you for playing along with us over at Truly Scrumptious, and good luck. Hope to see you at our next challenge as well
Hugs, Anja

Monica said...

Sorry, Andrea, I got so floored with the card that I forgot the bracelet. It is super.
xxx Monica

Faye said...

What a totally gorgeous card! I love it. Thanks so much for playing at Sketch n Stash this time.

Julie said...

Fab card - gorgeous papers and image and great choice of sketch!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Stash, Juliexx