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Friday 13 December 2013

Sweet Sixteen

Good morning all.

Well my little girl is 16 today, I can't believe it...don't know how it happened this quickly!! Unfortunately she's still a tomboy...no interest in clothes, make up, jewellery or hairstyles...so incredibly difficult to buy for...and make cards for!

This is the card I made her, fairly unfussy and not too girly!

The image is one I won recently from Lacy Sunshine, coloured with promarkers. Banner die from Joanna Sheen, all other dies from Spellbinders. Embossing folder from Die'sire, a freebie during Crafter's Companion's birthday week. The narrow silk ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons and tied using a fork. In retrospect I wish I'd used a green mat under the purple one but hey ho Lora won't notice!!
Love this new fancy square die set I bought recently, think it will be getting used a lot.

She's off to the pictures later with a friend (and her Dad) for her birthday treat so I should get a peaceful few hours.

Challenges entered:
CRAFT - inspired by Movie/TV/Song (Puff the Magic Dragon)
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
Digistamps4Joy - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes
Paper Shelter - special birthday
Created with Love - anything goes
Lacy Sunshine - celebration
Allsorts - anything but Christmas
Crafter's Companion - ribbon, thread or twine

Carol x


  1. Sweet 16, wow, seems like only yesterday I was that and started my nursing training...but in reality it is a long time ago....wonderful card Carol and certainly a gorgeous image used. Happy sweet 16 to your daughter.xxx

  2. They grow up so quickly don't they? A really lovely card which I'm sure she loved. Hugs Christine xx

  3. This is really lovely. What a cute looking dragon. Thanks for joining our birthday celebration over at the Paper Shelter.
    Love n hugs

  4. WOW what tiny bows with our silk ribbon. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Crafty Ribbons

  5. Such a cute sweet 16 card! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Celebrations" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

  6. Such a cute sweet 16 card! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Celebrations" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

  7. It is really cute and perfect for a tomboy!

  8. Gorgeous card Carol, love the image, so cute. Love Alison xx

  9. sweet and a wonderful card Carol.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  10. Great card Carol have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

  11. Very cute card. I'm sure she's going to love it! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge and hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Gail

  12. Gorgeous card Carol, love the cute dragon. Fabulous dies and embossing too.

    Linda xxx

  13. Oooooh how gorgeous is your card Carol xx

  14. Lovely card Carol, fun image and great colours.
    I hope your daughter had a lovely birthday.

  15. Great card, thanks for hopping along with the Paper Shelter
    Anne x

  16. Love the embossed background ... what a fun little card ... so glad you joined us at Crafter's Companion.

  17. This card is really cute.... great layout.
    Thanks for joining us in celebrating TPS 3rd birthday and good luck.

  18. This is so stinking cute!! great embossing!! Thanks for joining us with this fun card in our December Ribbon Challenge at Sketches4all!!

  19. Carol this is so cute, sweet card, thanks for joining us at the paper shelter. Joey x

  20. Great use of dies and a super card to share with us at Divas, Jx

  21. Fabulous card.
    Thanks for joining us as Diva's hugs Jayne


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