Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Happy 18th Birthday Lauren

Well it looks like I'm nothing if not adaptable.  I had to turn my hand to plumbing this morning!!
I was called off the till first thing by a cry from one of the boys who was frantically trying to stem the flood of water from beneath the sink. It is amazing how quickly we started paddling before I managed to find the stopcock!! We seemed to fight a losing battle to get it mopped up so in the end I just opened the back doors and just swept it out with a broom, and all this before 7am and a cup of coffee lol.
Yesterday was far more relaxing, well, at least the afternoon was anyway.
There was a big family party for my niece's 18th birthday. I can't believe that she is that age already.
I made her a card using one of my lovely Lili of the Valley die cuts and my Nesties.
I added some tiny pearls, stardust pen and glossy accents, as well as some faux stitching.
The large 18 is paper pieced using FRS127 18th Birthday from Woodware. The background stamp to the right of the card is also from Woodware FRS241 Many Happy Returns.
It is amazing what you find in a drawer when you start to look for flowers that co-ordinate with the background paper.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Crafty Sentiments Designs  - Make it Girly
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes Die Cuts (Circular and Scalloped Circle Nesties)
Let's hope that tomorrow is a little less eventful, or perhaps I should go prepared with a tool box, and maybe wellies :O)
Hugs Kimx


  1. Lovely card! The image is so adorable! Love the pearls and paper pieced numbers! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W
    Crafty Sentiments
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  2. Gorgeous image and such a pretty card, love the big 18 too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  3. This is so sweet - I'm sure your niece loved it. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

  4. Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for sharing it at Crafty Sentiments this week.

    Susan x

  5. Your card is preciously gorgeous. Wish I knew cards like this were around when I was 18. It is absolutely adorable the way you put your design together. Just passing through enjoying your creativity. I am a CUttleBug Lover and joined their challenge.
    Hugs and Blessings,

  6. what a fantastic card for an 18th birthday. Your image is so cute. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week.


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