Friday, 6 June 2014

2 years already...

Hey, hey!

How are we doing people!?  I hope you all have some fabulous plans for the weekend, be they busy and action packed or just to chill and catch up with friends and loved ones :)

I have a card today that I have made for 'my' you know, she's not technically mine, but I am known as Nanny Sian and I love her loads!  ;)  It' her second birthday on Wednesday and I just cannot believe two years have passed already and I've not met her yet!!!  DOH's son, wife and little Madison live in Australia...maybe one day :)

I made this card using the current (just about!) sketch from Retro Sketches...

I went with you may have noticed!  But that's about as 'little girl' as this card got!  She's a proper little grown up from what I know of her on Skype hopefully she'll like this :)  I'm also hoping that this card arrives in a reasonable amount of time...last year I made a shaker card for her first birthday (this one here) and it never occurred to me that maybe a card going through customs that rattles might be a cause for concern...I was wrong!  By the time it actually made it to its' intended destination it had been opened and had a big sticker on it from the drugs squad in Australian customs saying that it was safe!!!  Doh! 

The only bit I missed out was the bow.  It wasn't intentional, I just forgot and then I thought it might be too busy?  But then again, it may have made it more relevant for a little girls' birthday card :)

Here's the Retro Sketches sketch;

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a fabulous weekend!  ;)

Card:      Paper Mill Direct - White, Black, Smooth Grey, Pastel Pink; K&Co - Best Of
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Chevrons and Arrows
Ink:        Versamark
Other:    WOW! - Tickled Pink embossing powder; pearls


  1. Happy Birthday to your little "grand-daughter", Nanny Sian! You definitely need to come out to Australia to visit! You can do a whirlwind tour of your blog friends, too. ;-) My brother (who lives in London) filled my birthday card envelope with glitter and those little metal "happy birthday" sprinkles a couple of years ago. I laughed my head off when I saw the Customs stickers everywhere. I was imagining the poor Customs officer trying to pick up all the glitter and stuff it back into the envelope before repackaging, lol! I do appreciate that they send it on once they've thoroughly checked it out. Your card is gorgeous, I'm sure it will be loved!

  2. What a beautiful card! It's so elegant and will make your "granddaughter" feel all grown up!

  3. Madison will love her beautiful card in shades of pink, Nanny Sian! Not having a bow will make it fly through those vigilant customs peeps, so that's a good thing! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  4. You must be the youngest 'grandma' on the planet, Nanny Sian - and the coolest, as well! Love this card for your 2 year old little 'grown-up'! Mega watt smile all over her face when this sweet 'just for her' package arrives. Kiss marks all over the computer screen when she Skypes to thank you - guaranteed! I so hope you'll have opportunity to meet her; spoiling and pampering those wee ones in real life is priceless!! The story of your shaker card....kind of funny; kind of frustrating! Don't those customs guys know the fine artistry that goes into making such treasures *grin*!! Yes, best they do their long as that didn't entail too much dismantling! Happy sighhh...visiting your blog, seeing your stunning, joy, joy!! Hugs~ c


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