Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Emma's Birthday Card

It only seems yesterday that Emma was a tiny toddler, proclaiming that the wet puddles throughout the kitchen were made by 'Dolly' "Dolly did it!" was one of her first sentences, along with, "Where's it gone...oh there it is...!" You can imagine my surprise when I suddenly realised that I was saying that throughout the day, every day so no wonder she copied!! But she's now reached the BIG 30...very scary, more so for me I think. Hubby John can't believe it either. He's thinking of dying his hair!
I hunted through my many folders of printed out papers and these pretty purples sort of shouted at me (use us! use us!! use us! use us!!) but not in such a squeaky voice.
One of my 'aims' this year is to use up some of the freebie papers I've printed out, mainly to remind me I have them hidden somewhere on my computer. That's the one great thing about downloads, they are there forever or until your hard drive blows up!
They all have their little codes, so...supposedly, I can find them. (Ha!!) Across the bottom of these papers, I've written 'Jen Reed- Majestic-You. Paper4 and Paper 5 and Tag. Scrapwow. So I know to look in the Scrapwow folder on my computer.(As if!)
The tag, as you can see in the picture is already torn, and just right to sit my new Tilda on. Thank you Jen, who ever you are, they're lovely papers! And I've really loved using them to make this card.
I've coloured Tilda with Promakers and used Copic's on the skin-tones. The style of the card has been in my head for ages, I think I saw one like it somewhere while blog hopping. It's made to look as though it opens at the front like a gatefold, but it doesn't! The front bits are quite firmly stick down! Should've made sure those brads were a bit straighter tho'!
Just found a link to someones gallery over on 'Scrapateers', where they've used the same papers in the way they were made for! A scrap book page. The font on the page is called 'Michaels', so it says...or they may've bought it from Michaels, nevertheless, here's a free font called Michaels, that you can download HERE
The big silk flower and leaves are from Papermania, the ribbon from my stash and the little pearls left over from Emma's wedding. I've added 'stitching' and Stickles Glitter. Tiny brads and gems. The gold numbers are 'Anita's Glitterations'.Big Hi and Welcome to new follower and fellow 'One Stitch at a Time' Design Team member Helen!!! Pop over to 'Tomorrow's Treasure' and spy some of her makes!
That's is for now! Thanks for stopping by! And here's to the next 30 years... cheers!

Challenges: Raise The Bar To use a gift. I won The Tilda image, so she was a gift!
Pile it on Warm Wishes. I'm counting my colours are warm.
A Spoonful of Sugar Freestyle


  1. Hi Lyn I dont know about your daughter being 30 this year, my eldest grandson is 30 in March, and you feel old how do you think I feel? as long as he doesnt start having little ones I think I might be able to cope. I love your card and its my favourite colours, I love purples and your card is quite stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  2. Fabulous card Lyn. Doesn't time go so quick when it comes to your kids growing up. My son will be 46 this year and my daughter 35. I just can't believe those years have gone by!

  3. Hi Lynn chum WOW!! this is Gorgeous your Daughter will love this fabulous papers and colouring super, I know time flies by so quickly before you know it there all grown up but it only seems like yesterday as you said chum, that they were toddling around the house, Hugs
    Sarah xx

  4. What a beautiful card Lyn,i love your image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. gorgeous card hun...my favourite colours...Happy Birthday to your daughter xx

    hugs shell xx

  6. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Its a great card Lyn!

  7. Wonderful card and Happy Birthday to your daughter. Trish:)

  8. An absolutely stunning card! I just love the colours, flowers and ribbons! Emma must have loved it I'm sure.

    Carol Ann xx

  9. Beautiful card, hun! Happy Birthday to Emma. I vaguely remember antennae, but would have to have had more than a few to wear them!!!

  10. This is sooo beautiful Lyn I bet Emma loved it :o) & i hope she had a fab birthday.


  11. Hi Lyn, yes it popped up today, but it seemed in a different place unless it always did that.

    Thanks for your comment.

    Have drafted the blog award too, but need to find 10 victims to award it too before I post.

    Cazzy x

  12. fab card hun your colurs are just perfect for it too,love that tilda I too have that one,time does go quick hun you are right there hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  13. What a gorgeous card for a very special birthday :) I'm sure your daughter will love it, especially with such sentiment poured into its creation :) Thanks for joining us over at pile it on!

  14. This is such a gorgeous card Lyn, I bet Emma loved it :D

  15. Wow!
    This is such a beautiful card!
    Love your cute Tilda and your colour and details are fabulous!
    Happy Birthday to your baby!
    kim x

  16. What a beautiful purple card! Tilda looks perfect and I love the flower. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

  17. Hi hun, what a lovely story and yes were does time fly my son was 28 in January and it does make you think!! I love your card, the papers are lovely and you've used a gorgeous Tilda and coloured her perfectly,hugs Liz xx

  18. Yay for winning Tilda and a HB to your daughter! I love the colors of this card, I am drawn to these hues this time of year with Spring almost upon us. Love the details of your card, that paper is wonderful and I am happy you had the chance to use it. Thank you for joining us at RTB this week! ♥

  19. Beautiful card! I love this Tilda!

    Thanks for joining us at PIO!

    Hugs Tanja
    (PIO DT)


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