Monday, 31 May 2010

Let´s Celebrate

Ooh am I an Old Age Pensioner today? I think not because I won´t get my pension until July with the revised retirement age. Aha but I am lucky as I fall just a month behind the new official guidelines so not liable to work to the age of 65 ... thank goodness I left the rat race almost 17 years ago.
Today is also very special to me as my grandson Ryan celebrates his 17th birthday and will be able to get his Provissional Licence (is it still called that?) then get behind the wheel of a car and drive his parents nuts no doubt, mind you it won´t make much to difference to his mum as she is nuts already as I am sure half of you already know rofl - chip off the old block???
Happy Birthday Ryan, you light up our lives. -x-

Anyhoo now onto the challenges for today,
Die Cut Dreams have set the theme of a

Celebration card which must have a number on it ... this challenge is in honour of my Birthday and I am so honoured to work alongside such a fantastic DT, thank you girls you light up my life too.

Now can you tell me which 17 year old lad would appreciate a hand coloured card ? I have taken the easy option and used a pre-coloured image from the Mikey Collection available from Charmed Cards & Crafts , papers are "For Him" from Papermania, corner dies are Double Do, numbers are Sissix, a trio of card candy and my gorgeous new label dies which took an age to find in stock anywhere.

I am combining this card with Crafty Catz - The boyz are back and The Crafty Pad - Make a card for any male, father, husband, brother, uncle, son etc


This week´s theme at Sweet Pea Stampers we would like to see

A Sprinkling of Fairy Dust

so come on girls and glitter yourselves silly

I have inked up ching chou kuik´s "Full Moon" for the first time and she is available from Sweet Pea Stamps, coloured her with my Copics and used H20´s for the background. I treat myself to both new releases at Bearly Mine Designs this weekend and what a snip they are. This paper is from the Stripes Collection, corners are Double Do´s, Martha Stewart punch, ribbon and gems from stash, leaves are a sizzlet die and flowers and pearl sprays are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I wish to combine this card with
Crafty Creations - Use your favourite stamp ... every new stamp I ink up is my favourite Flutter By Wednesday - Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
One Stitch at a Time Use something New

Rosie D´s - Fairytales

Sketch Saturday - Sketch

Totally Gorjuss - Wings
Quirky Crafts - Girly Girl


Carol said...

Awww your cards are really lovely!! Fabby male card, luv the colours and the sweetpea fairy is just gorgeous. Lotsa luv xxxx

Debbie said...

Hi Nicola, I thought the boy on the card you made actually looked like your Grandson Ryan! Lovely job. Debbiexx

mustavcoffee said...

Happy Birthday to You;-)
Great cards! xx

Mummylade said...

well, if granny handpainted it I'm sure he would appreciate it.

Have a lovely birthday and I hope you get all you wish for.


Spyder said...

Love your Fairy! Haven't seen her before, so definitely new! to me too! Thank you for joining OSAAT's 'New' Challenge this week!

Spyder said...

Love the flowers and all the bling around your lovely fairy Nicola! And thank you too, for joining us over on Quirky Craft's 'Girly Girly!' fortnightly Challenge!!


Crafty Chris said...

Hi Nicola
2 lovely cards your grandson will love his, and the fairy is just gorgeous, have a great day Happy Birthday and hope you get spoilt rotten.
Christine x

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's Challenge with your gorgeous fairytales-card!! Beautiful work!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Poppy said...

Great cards, Happy Birthday.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh these cards are - as always - GORGEOUS!

popping in to wish you a spectacular birthday and many joys & miracles! all the best, my friend.

Dora said...

These are nice, love them both and I'm sure your grandson will love it.. hand coloured or not. Happy Birthday to both of you xx


Hi Nicola
Both cards are fabulous,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Anonymous said...

First of all Happy Birthday! I hope you had a joyful celebration. Your card to your grandson is too cute! And so perfect for a boy his age.
Your Sweet Pea card is just as pretty as they come. Your coloring is simply gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing them. Prayers for your grandson as he starts driving. I have been through that with two. Mine are grown now and I still shower them with prayers when they are on the road!

Cheryl said...

aww hun these are just 2 gorjus cards,really love that first image and the second one is just so beautiful hugs cheyrl xxxxx

craftyb said...

the image is so pretty....such a "fairy" sweet card...thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Kim Piggott said...

Happy Birthday Nicola!
So loving your beautiful cards!
Gorgeous work!
Hope you are having a great time!
kim x

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Nicola,i love your images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Michelle said...

Nicola - wanted to stop by and tell you HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope all is well with you and think about you often...miss having you on the FBW team :)

Suzi said...

Two great cards Nicola, but I'm loving your Grandson's card, bet he adored it. Happy Birthday to you sweetie, hope you have a wonderful day. Thank you for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad.
Hugs Suzi x

Diane said...

You did an amazing job with Ryan's
B'day card,heck the image even looks like him!!!
Two beautiful cards Nicola!
Love 'em both!!! Happy B'day to You and to Ryan!!!

Tammy said...

These are such wonderful cards. I love the images and the 17th birthday card is wonderful too....I have boys so it would be perfect.

kaos said...

Great card - gorgeous glitter - lovely

maxine said...

Hi Nicola this is a great card, I love those papers and a cool image. Thanks ffor playing along at the crafty pad this week
hugs maxine x

KraftyKoolKat said...

2 Fabulous cards. Hope you enjoyed your birthday Nicola and Ryan had a super time as well. Great card for a teenager. Cathy xxxx

Mervi said...

Lovely cards!
Thank you for sharing this fairy card with us
at Rosie D's Challenge;-))m

Pascale said...

Love your Grandsons card and how special to share your birthdays. My Daughter shares hers with my MIL. I love your Sweet Pea card hun really gorgeous great colours. I have this one so I am looking forward to colouring her up.Hugs Pascale

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nicola these are two fabulous card the first is super cool the second is super gorgeous wonderful work.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Great cards, the boys one looks like a very cool dude!

Love crafts forever said...

Super beautiful card. Love it.
Hugs, Nataliya.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Suzanne said...

Great cards. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Catz this week
Suzanne x

Debbie said...

I bought that nestie set this week after seeing this card. Not thought of using my H2O's for backgrounds - what a great idea. Stunning and classic card.

Susie Sugar said...

Two stunning cards Nicola Love the fab bright colours , I'm sure your granson loved his birthday card its so cool xx