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Friday, February 11, 2011

A whole flotilla of 18ths.....

I have entered this in the Tuesday Throwdown Contest, as it requies pockets, and I have put a pocket in the inside of this card.

Wheeeew, it's busy around here! My eldest granddaughter was 18 yesterday, and her BF is 18 tomorrow; there is a PARTY (several parties - including a '71st' for a father (50) and daughter (21) combination, which requires a fancy dress-up organised for people) for each of the girls and then another one on Saturday night for the 71st!  We are only going to one party but some of the people around us are going to all three! Then there is the Hobart Cup on Sunday (where the girls and their young men are going to, now that they are legal), the Wooden Boat Festival starting today in Hobart and running for three days that the DH desperately wants to get to, the houseful of visitors for one of the parties, normal activities and Regatta day on Monday! AND we spent a lot of time at MONA yesterday!  If you are thinking of getting here to go to that DO SO! Fantastic place and a very eclectic collection of art on display at the moment.

Somewhere in there I made a couple of cards for the 18th's! The selected colour theme for the granddaughter's party is blue and black! So, the card had to be in those colours didn't it! The 18 is embossed with UTEE and the tag is cut out of Co'ordination paper and sanded back to get the blue showing through.  A brad, some ribbon and lace, a rub-on, some Prima flowers and a charm all attached to a piece of shiny bazzill layered onto a folded black card.  

The inside had some lovely heavy shiny white paper and some of the blue used to form a bit of a pocket, and the circle cut out with the Cuttelbug and then embossed and sanded, added to create a container for a cheque. Because this card was a bit lumpy-bumpy I made a box envelope for it - had three tries until I got one that was big enough!  I used one of the boxes then for B's card as well!

The card below was thrown together from a variety of scraps for C's Best Friend's birthday! The stamped image is by Sparkle and coloured with Copics and Smooch.  I coloured up the white satin ribbon as well and the numbers using Copic pens and then added Stardust Stickles to everything that seemed appropriate to make it sparkle!

Here it is in the boxed envelope. 

Now we are off to the Boat Festival and then home for dinner before the party! Guess who will sleep well tonight!


Debgem said...

Both cards are super - but I really, really like the blue and black one!! Very elegant.

Jean said...

Beautiful cards Susan - but I too love the blue and black. Gorgeous!