Thursday, 29 September 2011

For My Niece

Hello Peoples - well, what a gorgeous day today - mind you, I was extremely hot by the time we'd walked home from school today - I hadn't realised how hot it was!

My niece was 14 yesterday - she'll soon be as tall as me, she is growing up so fast, it is scarey LOL!

As per usual, I was very last minute making her card, so had to end up making a fairly quick and simple card. And I find that the Labels 10 die from Spellbinders is such a nice shape, and if it's embossed, it doesn't need much more to it really. So I made an easel card, using a Miss Anya image.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Delightful Challenges - Pearls and Swirls - not sure if this card will count - the blue patterned paper does actually have swirls on it, but the image has covered them up - the embossing folder I used for the base card is a swirly flower one (called Hanoverian from Do Crafts I think)
One Stop Craft Challenge - Easel Cards
Truly Scrumptious - Clean and Simple

I also made my niece a jewellery set as her gift - a long necklace, two bracelets and earrings set. I loved it, and I hope my niece likes it too.

I've used white jade and quartz, and added a haematite heart to the clasp on the necklace and on the one bracelet. This photo really doesn't do it justice - I must find a good way of displaying and photographing jewellery.

Eleri says she wants some 'real' jewellery made by me - so I think I'll have to make her something for Christmas.

Well, that's it from me - thank you for calling by - I hope to see you again soon.

Love, Andrea xx


Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous card and jewellery set Andrea. Love them! xx

Monica said...

Hey Andrea,

White jade and quartz look so nice... lovely!

And the card is so cute and posh at the same time. Love the blue and the flowers. The image is so hip!!!
xxx Monica

Marlies said...

A lovely card with a cute image and I love the shape! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious, hugs, Marlies


Your nice would have loved the beautiful card you made her and your jewellery is gorgeous. I never told you this but I love to visit you and every time I see your beautiful picture I see my dear cousin, you two look so alike. She is 2000 miles away though so even further than you are, big hugs Andrea and thank you for your lovely comments

NancyD said...

Great card shape! Lovely work. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges. NancyD

lisbeth said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Truly S this week

Stephanie said...

What a lovely aunty you are! That card & those pretties are just perfect for a 14 year old (perfect for a 34 year old too - it's my birthday soon ;) haha) xxx

Purple Crazy said...

Fabulous card , I love the shape too, thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges xx

Mina said...

isnt it frightening how fast they grow up Andrea...I still think of my Daughter as a five year old and Im only 21 years off lol...stunning card, perfect for your Neice I bet she loved it
Mina xxx

leslierahye said...

Sweet card! Such a nice gift with the jewelry!

Thank you for joining us for the Pearls and Swirls Challenge at Delightful Challenges!!