Tuesday, 24 November 2009

A Very Special Card................

Ta da..............fanfare...............this is the card that Kiki, my sweet little granddaughter who was five in August made for my birthday, which was yesterday. She did it all by herself, and even though I know that I am quite ridiculous when it comes to my grandchildren, I have to say that this is a fantastic effort for such a little girl. I think mummy helped draw the heart on the cake, Kiki was responsible for the other decoration (which I am sure is a strawberry)
Thank you Kiki, you are my most special little girl and I love my card

After the realization dawned on me that I have only three weeks to do a 20 page 12 x 12 wedding album, I have been working at full speed on it for the past couple of days. This page shows Lucy, the bride with her sister Nicola. I had all sorts of photos of the girls which were not really that good, so I chopped them into 1 1/2" squares and mounted them onto a strip of white card, which I stitched in pink. I added flowers (Martha Stewart wedding confetti from Michaels) to the sprays of the rectangle of pattern paper, and added another hand doodled spray in the bottom left corner of the plain pink card. The sentiment is chipboard alphas from DCWV. It looks quite pretty I think........

It has been so long since I had time to do any scrapbooking, that it took me a while to get into it again, then I remembered that I just treat it as a giant card, and that helps me get the proportions right most of the time
Did I have a nice birthday? Lovely! I went out for lunch with friends, and out to dinner, so I am rolling around with enough ballast in me to float a cruise ship. I also had some very yummy gift certificates, Michaels and Macy's - how well my friends know me :)



37 comments:

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Enfys how blessed you are, what a "beautiful" card from KiKi. And I absolutely love your scrapbook page, it is just stunning. Have a "WONDERFUL" Thanksgiving.

Sue said...

Hi Hun
gorgeous card from your granddaughter, she has your craftyness, beautiful scrapbook page, i have to do one for my daughter, but like you its been a long time since ive done one!!sue.x

Loopylou!! said...

i love the layout en but that card from kiki is amazing, what a creative little chick she is, got some genes from the creative pool i think!!!!!xxx

Kreativmonster said...

Oh Envys, what a great birthday card your graddaughter made for you! Belated congratulations! And the wedding-layout is sooooo beautifull!

Lydia said...

lovely page, nice touch with the stitching

Hope Jacare said...

A very talented 5 year old! Such a lovely card - I am sure you will treasure it! x

Lean said...

Congrats with your belate Birthday,the card is a stunning peace of art work she made for you.
Bye bye,Lean.

Liz said...

I love the flowers you have used on this project En, do you know if you can get them in UK?

Liz said...

Forget to say I think you have an artist following in Gran's footsteps. The card is magical and full of magic. Good enough to eat.

Linda/Sanddollars said...

Pretty wedding page. Those letters are terrific and like all the little photos with the stitching.
Sweet sweet cupcaky card from your granddaughter. A treasure for sure. Glad that you had a happy birthday! Belated happy wishes to you!

Kath said...

what a special card en and one I know you will treasure for ever....love the scrapbook page...it's absolutely beautiful and what a great idea making a little film strip of all those photos...hope you are recovering from your hectic birthday and have lots of fun spending your craft vouchers.....big hugs kath xxxxx

Melodie said...

A sweet card for such a little girl.
Hugs
Melodie

pinky said...

Ah Happy Belated Birthday Enfys! Your gds card is just gorgeous, she's definitely a chip off the old block, well not that old lol. Love your wedding page, gorgeous colours.
Pinky

Craftyanny said...

trust me to call your lovely grandaughter by the wrong name:(
1000 apoligies Kiki lol

Craftyanny said...

Hope you had a lovely day yesterday Enfys:)
You've every right to be proud, Katy did really well, her card is great.
Am loving your page too, very striking me dear!
Anne x

Norine said...

what an adorable card think you have a crafter in the family
love the LO what a great idea to cut the pics very pretty
Hugs
Norine

LisaRN499 said...

Your LO is lovely, and the card from your darling GD is so adorable!!! I have many projects around the house from my little GD who is 5. LOL

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lisa Sturgill
LisaRN499@aol.com

Terrie B x said...

Aw your card is `gorgeous` Way to go Kiki....looks like your following Grandmas footsteps....A natural talent....
Glad you had a great B`day Enfys..:)
Enjoy the rest of your week:)x

Whimsey said...

Happy belated birthday. Definitely a "sweet" birthday card - one cupcake for you, one for her!

:D

Love it!!! Hope your day was special!

CelticWoman said...

what a sweet card, she has a bit of your talent. Great layout and so glad you had a happy birthday. Hugs

Carol said...

Oh Oh Oh ... Kiki's card is soooo sweet ... I see lots of love went into making this special card for her Grandmother! BTW ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY ENFY!!! =) Hope your day was fantastic ... and the rest of the year just as wonderful.

Beautiful LO too ... I really like the way you coordinated the flowers with the paper design, it gives life to those delifhtful pics.

Sending lots of Happy Birthday Hugz
(((HUGZ)))
♥Carol♥

AShu93 said...

Happy belated birthday! That is such a cute card for you to cherish (although I'm glad you pointed out the strawberry - I was wondering why there was a carrot on top of the cupcake - lol!)

Jessica said...

Hey Enfys! Happy Birthday!!! Sorry I missed it! You should let people know, I would have sent you a birthday card! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Take care, and thanks for sharing Kiki's beautiful card with us.I'm sure you'll keep that one forever!
Jess

Kristina said...

I love Kiki's card, she did a fabulous job. There's quite a talent there in your little granddaughter!
Hugs,
Kristina

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh my goodness En the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! What an artist you have! I especially love how she colored in a frame around the card. How professional! Love the strawberry! I'm also in awe of your page, I wouldn't know where to start! Sounds like your birthdy was FAB! Hugs! D

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Kiki is just so clever this is adorable!
Beautiful use of colour and so fabulous!
You must be so very proud!
Gorgeous page brilliant layout and beautiful colour and detail!
hugs
kim x

Regina Easter said...

oh enfys....what an adorable card...how sweet...that is surly a treasure...i hope your birthday was awesome...

Bettythebaglady said...

Hiya Enfys Happy belated birthday. In case you wondered if I were still alive and kicking. Guess what-you're birthday is same day as my little sis -Kath-she's 15 years younger than me and keeps me on my toes.See your granddaughter has achieved a lovely colour balance with her cupcakes.Competition coming up behind you I think.
Love Betty

Loz (Aus) said...

What a precious card from your grand-daughter!! I love anything my kids make for me!! Although we usually pass the noodle-necklaces onto Nan!!!

Riet said...

Ohh wowww Enfys,what beautiful,i love the photo,s.

Hugs Riet.xx

kisatrtle said...

Happy belated birthday. I've had sick kids. I'm out of the loop. Love the card. The strawberry is my favorite part.

You wedding album is going to be great!

Serendipity Stamping said...

What a precious treasure from your little GD. Glad you had a great birthday. Great scrapbook page.

Nannieflash said...

Well I think Kiki is definitely a budding crafter, the drawing for a 6 year old is well done, and im sure Nanny is thrilled with it whatever it looked like, knowing that for sure myself.
Happy birthday for yesterday, its mine tomorrow we have alot more in common than I thought. The Scrapbook page is really delightful and the bride will be thrilled with it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Allison said...

glad you had a wonderful birthday En- did Mr Postie deliver my card yet? Don't know that I posted it in time
AllisonX

lisa said...

Oh, En. I forgot what I'd intended to say!!!! Happy Birthday!!!!!!
Hugs

Lisax

lisa said...

What a clever Granddaughter you have, En. She obviously takes after her Gran. It's a beautiful card and I'm sure you'll treasure it, another reason to do more scrapbooking me thinks!!
Your layout is so pretty. I love the little photos and your stitching.
Thank you for your e-mail, I definitely will enjoy!!

Lisax

Sheila said...

Happy belated Birthday - sounds like you enjoyed your day. What a precious birthday card from your granddaughter - one I'm sure you'll treasure forever. :)
What a beautiful wedding layout. I love how you used the not so perfect pictures and the pink stitching around them really sets them off. The flowers really enhance the paper design and add dimension. Some lucky couple is going to be thrilled.