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Sunday, 6 June 2010

My Book Style Card for my Daughter's Birthday

Well good afternoon all you lovely people. Well here along the North East Coast is very miserable today.....where has all the lovely weather hoo!! Still at least the garden gets a good watering so I dont have to get the hose out.
Well today is my daughter's 18th Birthday....I cant believe my princess is you know doctors only said she would survive maybe 3 weeks at the most........YEAH WELL LOOK AT HER NOW, she is a woman!!!!! I wanted to make her a special card, 1 because she is my little girl(yeah I know she is 18 but she will always be my little girl) & 2 because its her 18th. There will be no drinking though as it would mix badly with her meds & not to mention her wheelchair!!
Over at PFP this week the challenge is 'Books' soon as I read this it thrilled me & started turning the cogs immediately......SO many idea's.......OMG which 1 should I do!! Well I decided to do 2 1 of which is not quite finished yet so you will have to wait a little longer for that one......but this 1 is the one I'm entering into the challenge!! The idea came to wont believe this....but the idea came to me when I was sitting on the loo....yes thats right the throne gave me a good idea would think I would be too embarassed to tell that but what the heck eh lol! Anyway I decided to make a little book card for Natalie like a Fairytale book for her 18th using 1 of my pre-made cards that I have in a box. Normally I make my own from the start with A4 card but these ready made cards I brought when I 1st started making cards so I thought I could use 1 as its got the right folds already & it saves them sitting in a box gathering dust lol. Actually I'm really pleased with how this turned out & the most important thing was the big smile on my daughter's face today when she saw it.........
I covered all the cards in my Basic Grey paper, 'Porcelain'.....I love this paper pad!! This is a 3 fold card & the front has a cut out part which I did not cover in paper instead I distressed it with my distress inks, I used Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose & Vintage Photo.....I'm still quite new to distressing so I was even more pleased with the effect I got. I wanted to use my new Magnolia stamps so I decided to put 2 images on this, 1 on the front & 1 inside. The 1 on the front is longing Tilda & I put her on a magnolia window which I coloured with my trusty Promarkers, both tilda's were coloured with Promarkers....incase you were wondering lol. Below the window on the front I have put some flower soft along to make it look like it has 1 of those window boxes, I also used flower soft on parts of the swing on the inside & around the oval sentiments....I just thought it added a nice touch.
As I wanted a Fairytale Book theme I scoured the internet for a picture of a Fairytale book, I finally found 1 with the words 'Once Upon A Time' & the writing very faded...well this was perfect so I printed it out & got my Vintage Photo distress ink to work to make it look a little bit more aged. Now though I needed a book page for the other side but every time I printed 1 out I just wasn't happy with I decided to make my own because after all it was for my beautiful daughter, here it is
'Once Upon A Time in a magical land there lived a special little girl called Natalie, she had beautiful dark brown hair, green eyes that were surrounded by long dark eyelashes. She was truly beautiful. Then on June 6th 2010 it was her 18th Birthday & all her family wished her a Happy Birthday & spent the day with her pampering her. They all love her very VERY much & always will do happily ever after......
I thought it added the perfect personal touch for my little girl & I distress it again with Vintage Photo to age it. The oval sentiments were little quotes that I found on the WWW.... 1 reads 'Your smile beams like sunshine which fills our hearts with love' & the other 1 reads 'When we asked for a Daughter we were sent a Princess' .
The flowers & stickers are from my stash as are the pearls, also the bow. To keep it closed I attached round velcro pads & attached vintage style buttons to act as little handles(couldn't think how to explain them lol).
Anyway I hope you like what you see & I hope they like it over at PFP. I'm also entering this into a few other challenges including 4 that I've never entered into before.....WOW I'm getting brave lol.
Well I think I've bored you enough so until we meet again....bye-d-bye, take care folks & enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Vicky xx - Polka Dots (plenty of spots on this) lol - Swirls & Pearls (swirls on the oval sentiments) - Newsprint (hope this print counts)


The Crafty Den said...

WOW Vicky, what a beautiful card for your daughter's birthday - I'm sure she loved it. Gorgeous images and your colouring is fab. The flower soft is a perfect touch and the papers are yummy. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Tracy said...

Wow Vicky, fabulous card!
Thanks for joining us this week at PFP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

Julie said...

Stunning card for your daughter's 18th and perfect for our challenge at PFP this weee - thanks for joining in and the best of luck! Juliexx

Julie said...

Or even this weeeeeekkkkkk!!!!! :) Juliexx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Vicky,
What a gorgeous card, fit for a Princess. The love, care & attention to detail you have put into this, is evident in every square inch. I'm sure Natalie will love it. I think it's fabulous. Thanks for sharing it at PFP this week.
Andie xx

Debs said...

WOW ..what an amazing card..its just stunning!!...thanks for sharing with us at PFP...Debs (a fellow Betty Fan!!)

maxine said...

This is so beautiful, thanks for playing along at the crafty pad and good luck.

Bubbles said...

Absolutely and truly stunning!!! Congratulations to your daughter for her very special 18th birthday! Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Poppet said...

This is a beautiful card Vicky. You can tell lots of love and care has gone into the making of this. It is STUNNING. I love everything about it. Happy 18th birthday to Natalie and I hope the family had a fantastic day. :-) xx

Kylie said...

What a fantastic pressie for your daughter! She is sure to love it. You have put so much detail and thought into it and it is just beautiful!
Thanks for playing at MDUC this week!

Michele Roos said...

Such a beautiful card Vicky and I love how you've coloured in the images. Wonderful papers and design also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Suzi Mac said...

This is adorable Vicky, love the layout and love your use of newsprint. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Thank you also for joining us at The Crafty Pad with our swirls & pearls challenge.
Suzi x

Emma said...

Wow such a beautiful card hun, just so gorgeous and bet your daughter loves it. A HUGE happy birthday to her...sending hugs.
Rofl at the idea coming to you whilst you were on the loo, I thought that was the place men did their thinking!!!
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Eiglas said...

Vicky - you really do not seem to realize how talented you are! In case you don't believe the
fourteen comments previous to this one, your card is AMAZING! LOL!
I'm not surprised your beautiful princess Loved it!
Thank you so much for comin gover to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

Donna said...

Wow Vicky, this is adorable! Such a beautiful Card for a very Special Daughter. I hope she had a brilliant Day. Thanks for joining us at ABC.
Hugs, Donna x

Vee said...

Fabulous card, love the flowers and the colours. Thanks for playing with Charisma.
xx Vee

Trimgym said...

Great card Vicky, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

andrea said...

gorgeous card for a special birthday,the detail is fab thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t.

Meesh said...

What a gorgeous card, Vicky! Must have taken you ages to make. I bet your daughter was thrilled when she opened it. LOVE IT!!!

Meesh. xx

Jane said...

WOW! this is stunning! what a lot of work has gone into this, it is a absolutely gorgeous! thanks for joining us at MDUC, hugs, Jane xxx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous! Love it.