Thursday, 16 April 2015

All Grown up!

Tomorrow is my gorgeous daughter's eighteenth birthday! I can hardly believe it! Time goes so quickly... Anyway, here is the card I made for her.
The main image was dusted and stamped onto silk art card with inkylicious stamps, memento inks and ink dusters. I then mounted it on some two tone metallic card (Bronze and maroon) that was a bargain from PDA. I embossed a piece of pearlised black card and rubbed over with treasure brass and treasure pewter. Finally I added a sentiment (little claire) some die cut fern leaves (frantic stamper) and her name in scrabble tiles (stamps from Stamporium no longer available)
Here is a view from a different angle so you can see the sakura stardust pen highlights.I have just realised that this card fits with the Birthday theme at Penny Black and More this month, so I am entering it there.
Meg has gone to spend the last few days of her Easter holiday on the south coast, so we are apart on her birthday for the first time! We have a small celebration planned for a couple of weeks time to compensate!
She is currently studying for her A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, so has put off most things until exams are over and she knows whether she will be able to accept her place at university. I will let you know in due course. I am so proud of her, and even though I will miss her so much I really hope, with all my heart, that she gets the opportunity to follow her dreams.
I will leave you with a few photos...

Thanks for looking!


Fliss said...

A really beautiful card Sally which Meg is sure to love.
Wishing her good luck with her exams and hope she has a lovely celebration in time.
Fliss xx

Craftnut said...

Happy birthday Meg, beautiful card Sallyx

Helen J said...

A beautiful card for a beautiful young woman - many happy returns to Megan!

Lynne K said...

Superb card! Perfect for Meg. Hope she has a wonderful birthday. x

Mrs A. said...

Wow Sally what a beautiful card for Megan's Birthday. Hope her exams go well and she gets the place at university . Hugs Mrs A.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow Sal a great card for a speshul girl!!!
love that fern die.. isn't that great??

...very imaginative work and may God bless your daughter in her exams too,
hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

Something that was written in my autograph book many years ago now, and always think of it for teen birthday:

"Your life lies before you
Like a path of untrodden snow,
Be careful how you treat it,
For every step will show."

SARN said...

Absolutely gorgeous card for your daughter. Lovely inking.

Birthday wishes going her way.

Well, she's in the right place for some sunshine down on the South Coast. Bit chillier today than the last couple of days though!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Stunning card Sally, looks very like the scotish highlands. I hope that Megan enjoys her Birthday where ever she spends it, and good luck to her for her exams.

Sue xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Absolutely beautiful Sally, gorgeous colours. I'm sure that your Daughter will treasure it always.

Joan said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely Daughter and what a fabulous card you have made for her,beautiful scene and I love the embossed and gilded background.


Jean said...

Fabulous card Sally, I love the colours and textures and the super fern die.
Many Happy Returns to Megan, she is going to love this beautiful card.
Jean x

Faith A said...

ANother amazing card from you and Megan will LOVE it.

Her life stands in front of her and I hopw it will be a long and successful one for her.

susiestacey said...

Stunning card Sally, beautiful colours. Hope your daughter has a fantastic birthday x Susan x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awww... what great photos. Your card is fantastic. I love that we got to see two views of it, one to better see the highlighting. Happy birthday to your daughter!

Dora said...

congratulations to your daughter. have a nice day. also nice to see with your daughter on the pictures. yes, time flies, indeed.
beautiful card have you made for her.
love the nature.

Carola Bartz said...

Happy birthday to Meg! Do you feel it was just yesterday that she was a little girl? I keep my fingers crossed for her A levels, she seems to be very much into science. Good luck!
My daughter will be 17 this coming Friday. One more year at school and she will be gone as well. Sigh.

Carola Bartz said...

By the way, I love the photo of you and Meg - so sweet!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Happy birthday to Megan and she looks so happy with her mum at the pictures,and I'm sure she will like this gorgious , fantastic card!!!


brenda said...

I'm running well late as you know Sal, but didn't want to miss this beautiful card and wish Meg a belated Happy Birthday. I too hope she get her Uni choice.

Thanks so much for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Mervi said...

Happy belated birthday to your daughter.
Stunning card Sally.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more Challenge, good luck;-))m

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous scene for your daughter.
Heather T

susiestacey said...

Just popping back to this stunning card Sally to add - Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Birthday' challenge and good luck x Susan x