Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Birthday card and bonus candy winner.

Hello my freaky darlings!

(Virtual cookie for whomever can tell me where that line's from. I've been using it for the better part of a decade, and so far only one person got it, lol)

Well today is my eldest child's birthday. She turned 14, which means we're far enough into the moody, smelly hormone phase to have forgotten what it was like before, but not long enough to be able to glimpse any light at the end of the tunnel, lol.
All joking aside, she is my angel and I wouldn't change her for the world.
She is, as many her age are, obsessed with many things, and amongst those obsessions is a serious addiction to computer games. So when I came across this topper from The Hobby House I absolutely had to use it on a card for her!

From the expression on her face to the lopsided hair... This is my daughter to a T!  I hand-cut the card base (don't have any large nesties yet... On the list!) and I used some First edition papers, purple ribbon and a brown button threaded with string. And, because we're talking about a 14 year old girl here, the obligatory purple gems. Gotta have bling, you know!
She loved the card, and actually took it to school with her to show off to her friends.

Speaking of said young lady, she put her hand into her hat (a rather large sombrero, to be precise) and pulled out the winning ticket for my bonus candy draw...

And she picked number...

4 - Annie!  Email me your addy hun, and I'll get you some goodies posted out asap!

Do not worry folks, there will be more candy in the new year!

And one more piece of news... The school fair may have been a disaster, but it led to my first proper commission! As in, this was a request, not from a friend or family member, but from someone who saw my cards and now wants me to make a wedding card for someone!
I'm equal parts excited and terrified! :-)

Now, I think I shall enter this card into the following challenges:

Artistic inspirations - Anything goes/favourite colours (purple! Yay!)
Allsorts - Anything but Christmas
The Hobby House - anything goes with a Hobby House topper
Crafty Ribbons - Spots or stripes (2nd entry)

Be excellent to one another!



Sarah said...

Beautiful card Sammy, your cutting is definitely better than mine, looks perfect! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Anything But Christmas challenge this week x

Laila B. said...

Wow...Love the card your made for your daughter!!!!Congrats!!! ;)

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous, such a fabulous image for your daughter and I love the layering and beautiful papers.
One of my daughter's is 14 too, I totally know what you mean! I hope she enjoys the rest of her day.
Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter and what a fab card, love the layout and congats to Annie

carol said...

Hello...Fabulous card and design, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS X Carol

Craftnut said...

Thanks for entering our theme at allsorts this week Tracy x

Sam K said...

Great card, perfect for a computer game loving 14 year old :) My youngest is 1 hehe so a way off and my eldest is 18 and still moody and colours on the card and love the layering....Also.....The league of extraordinary gentlemen is a great film :p x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Sammy, I love your image and all of the fabulous layers.

Unknown said...

Coolness lol, happy birthday to your gorgeous daughter and thank her for pulling my name out....thanks heaps, will email you my

Anonymous said...

Hi Sammy thank you for your lovely comment, and this is one gorgeous card for her, super choice of topper and a lovely layout with those super papers and embellishments, a great entry for our Special Christmas Event at the Hobby House and we look forward to seeing your next entries
hugs and good luck
Kate x

Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

Fabulous card Sammy. love the colours and layout..Hugz xx

Jane Savage said...

This is a stunner, Sammy. That is a fab image and I love your colour choice. The layers work so well.
I'm not surprised she took it to school to show it off! xx

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Unknown said...

Sammy, this is so beautiful - love the shape of the card, papers and color tones - just mind blowing!
Have an awesome day... :)

brenda said...

A lovely card in great colours, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Sari / Granne said...

Your card looks just berfect, really love it! Thank you for sharing it on Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

Kelly Lloyd said...

This card is fab. Great image. Layout and colours
Thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly

Pami said...

As you say this is a great image for a teenager! Great card! Thanks for joining in with our special event at the Hobby House! Pami x

La Vikinga said...

Hi Sammy and thanks for playing along with Crafty ribbons spotty or strips challenge. Welcome back to a new challenge and at the Pure Inspiration Blog you can win some nice crafty stuff!

La Vikinga / Crafty Ribbons

crafty-stamper said...

Fantastic card love the beautiful image and fabulous colouring love the papers and layout --thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
carol DT x