Sunday, 20 November 2011

My Goddaughter's Birthday Gift

Hello Folks

I hope you've had a good weekend - there's another one flown by!

It was my Goddaughter's birthday on Friday, so I had to make her a card and gift, and here they are:

My favourite image again, coloured with Promarkers. I followed this week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch. The papers are K and Co - except the handmade red paper with the dotty pattern on it - I have no idea where I got that from but I found it in my paper stash - I had two small squares of it. Then just added some die cut flowers, adhesive pearls and stickles, and that's about it. The photo doesn't do it justice though - it was taken on a very dull morning!

Here's the gift I made - jewellery of course - a stretchy bracelent and earrings set

My Goddaughter loved them, especially the dangly earrings - well, she seemed to love them anyway! (I always find it nerveracking if someone opens their present in front of me - I thinks it's best not to be there when they open their present in case you see that they don't really like what you're giving - but then that's probably just my lack of confidence coming through LOL!). The gemstones this time are sodalite, black labradorite and jade. Again, a pretty bad photo - no sunshine!

That's probably enough from me. I'm really hoping to have some time off work this week - I had booked a week off from this coming Wednesday, but already I've had to change it, I've got to go back in to work on Tuesday 29th November, and it's possible I'll have to go back sooner! I want to get on with some Christmas shopping and gift making, and I'll have to really pull my socks up and get shifting, because it's possible I'll have to work 5 days a week when I do return to work, right up until Christmas, and maybe beyond that too - things are very much 'up in the air' at work at the moment! And, if I am working 5 days a week it doesn't leave me much time for shopping without the children - I think there's only one weekend left before Christmas that Richard won't be working!

Bye for now - have a great week!

Love, Andrea xx


mulberry station said...

Oh Andrea, I love your sweet card. She is gorgeous. I love your color scheme. Your card is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Jeannie said...

Such a sweet image and gorgeous fall colors! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Sharon Basel said...

This is just the sweetest card Andrea, I'm sure your God-daughter loved it. The image is adorable and colored so perfectly. Love your gorgeous papers with the sparkle and shimmer they provide this beautiful card. Thanks for playing along in the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week.
All the best,
Sharon SSW-DT

debby4000 said...

Absolutely Gorgeous.

Kathie said...

Hi Andrea, I love your card the colours are just so pretty. Such a cute image and embellishments. I know she loved her present who doesn't love receiving jewellary for a gift?!? Don't you hate it when your photo's don't do justice to your card, I try to take them really in the morning before the sun it out. Great job and thanks for sharing your card at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Mina said...

I want to be in your family Andrea as they get one of your stunning pieces of jewellry with a to both of these and your colouring of that Wee image is amazing
Mina xxx

Patti P. said...

This is a beautiful image and I am sure the sparkle in real life is so pretty as I can see it even in your picture (where I have a hard time getting my sparkle to show). I love your choice of stones in your jewelry and I am sure she really did love it, as who wouldn't? Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week.

Patti SSW/DT

The Stamper's Touch said...

Awwwww, this card sure is packed with sweetness!!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Monica said...

Love your rich handmade paper, Andrea. Looks so Indian and the image and flowers look soooo lovely. The jewellery is awesome. The ear rings look so unusual and so does the bracelet. I can imagine that it must look EVEN more beautiful in real life.

Hope you can manage all your gift making and holiday shopping.

xxx Monica

Arlana said...

Oh I love your sweet image. Such beautiful colors. Arlana@SSW!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea, another beautiful card and equally beautiful jewellery. Honestly, you have no need to worry about the jewellery you make as it's all so gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

You had absolutely no reason to feel nervous about the opening of this card & gifts - what's not to love?!! It is a very buy time of the year - don't get too stressed sweetie :) xxx