Sunday, August 28, 2011

Happy 18th Birthday Amy ! :-)

Good Morning all :-) I hope you are all well and for those of you affected by the terrible hurricane Irene I hope you all stay safe xxx

Today is Amy’s 18th Birthday !! Where did the time go ?? Flew by in the blink of an eye !!

Today she will be having a pool party, to which me and her Dad aren’t invited !! Though I will be keeping a discreet eye on them, will sneak up onto the roof and peep over lol :-)

We are an animal loving family and Amy is especially fond of cats ( we have 7 so far !! ) and she likes quirky distressed cards rather than cute, so I bought this fab Crafty Secrets Party Cats Clear stamp set especially to make her card, there are loads of fab designs and sentiments on this ,, fantastic value ! I coloured the images with copics and inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink, adding star dust stickles around the edges and frosted lace on their ruffles. The papers are from a Basic Grey Out of Print pack, all the edges were inked and distressed and layered onto SU Close to Cocoa cardstock. I also bought the Tim Holtz weathered clock die ( Debby’s fault !! Smile) I added some bias tape and made a triple bow and popped an American Crafts Elegant Pearl Brad in the middle. The paper edges were all glittered with Platinum stickles and I added a few Hero Arts Blush Dots to finish.

Amy said this is the BEST card I ever made for her !!! :-)

I must admit I don’t usually bother to decorate the inside but maybe I should do it more often !

For the inside I used more stamps from the set and the papers from the same BG pack. The sentiment is Hero Arts and the no 18 is from a Lawn fawn alphabet set.

Thanks for looking , I appreciate your comments so please leave me one Smile


Basic Grey ,,,, Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments ,,,,, Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz ,,,, Glitter it

Craft Us Crazy ,,, Anything Goes

Crafty Creations ,,, Your Inner Animal ,,, a crafty cat of course ! :-)

A Spoonful of Sugar ,,,,, Birthday

Everybody Art ,,,, Brown/Blue ( there is a little blue on there ,,, ) :-)

Craft Your Passion ,,, Snarky, Sarcastic and funny Sentiments, I think the ‘Every life should have 9 cats is pretty funny ) :-)

Crafty Pad,,, Distressing and tearing ( does the tearing of the paper with a distresser count ? )


Janette said...

I just adore this fab card, glad Amy likes it, hope she has a fab party, sounds very cool..xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine...I love the inside.Fabulous bow,and the images is so cute. I love cats too.
Be careful up on the


Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is brilliant Lols, Happy Birthday to my!!!! Hope she has a wonderful day and a great pool party. Love Hazelxox

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMY. Have a fabulous day and enjoy your party.

Super cute card Lols, Haven't seen those stamps before, but they are just adorable.
Caroline xxx

XxJULESxX said...

Wow stunning card Lorraine!!and happy birthday to Amy!

Joey said...

Happy 18th Birthday Amy x

Gorgeous card hun, love those quirky cats. Joey x

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww wishing Amy a very happy birthday hope she has a lovely day, lol can just imagine you spying on them, lol.
Totally gorgeous card, awesome colouring as always, fabulous design, have fun, sue,x

heidy said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine and happy birthday to Amy!
Hugs Heidy

Anonymous said...

This is so fab Lols!!! Love the shabby distressed look and those images are fab - never seen them before! xx

Jacee said...

What a super card Lorraine, you've done a lovely job with this one, its lovely.
Hugs Jacee

Janice said...

Well I can't say if Amy is right saying this is your best card ever, but it ticks quite a few boxes for me too. As you say, it's a brilliant stamp & sentiment, lovely work indeed. Jx

PS Hope the party goes well & Happy Birthday to Amy!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card,the cats are great and its correct about the tails!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck!

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Lorraine,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, love the cats and vintage look.

Donna x

Unknown said...

Wow this is one fantastic card, no wonder Amy loved it so much.. and yes the stamp set looks great too, so fun, and so many lovely images, love it xx

Nana Donna said...

So very cute, am a very happy birthday to Amy. The card is adorable and I am like you rarely finish the insides. :0!

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week

Dragonlady said...

Loving all the cats Lorraine. Also like the glitter around the edges. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Christine said...

Stunning 18th card Amy is pleased with it..hope the pool party went OK.??

smiles Christine xx

Sue said...

What a great stamp set, love the vintage feel to the bike image. Really cute card, Lorriane.


Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations in our inner animal challenge. What a wonderful project - fabulous imagery! Cheers Claire x

Leah l'Orange said...

i can see why she'd say this is the BEST card, because it's just fantastic! i love the kitties, and i'm convinced that i must have the OOP collection from BG (thanks for enabling). :) so glad you shared your cute creation with the Charisma Galz this week! :)

Fleur said...

A stunning card, I love these papers. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Basic Grey this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx