Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Well, how did that happen!

Good morning blogworld

I have no idea how this happened, but it's TTT (The Troublesome Teen - also known as The Daughter Emily)'s 14th birthday today.

I'm currently surrounded by baking paraphernalia, as the first cake I made just doesn't look right, and am on second recipe, gone back to the good old chocolate sponge! 

So I'm not hanging about, but I did want to share the picture of the balloons we got for her - a fantastic local company who make marvellous balloon displays - and the card I made from me for her.

I'll be sharing the card I made for her from her Dad another day. I know it's odd, but as there are only the three of us we get her a card each otherwise it's a very sad display of one card! Well until the ones from her friends start appearing - then she gets more cards than I ever have!

So balloons (with the Father's Day display snuck in too!):

And card:

I used:

Digital Stamp: Sweet November Stamps - Zodiac Girl : Cancer
Coloured with Copics
Papers: Prima - Fairy Flora
Die: MFT - Stitched Rectangle STAX
Anything else: Sentiment from Craftwork Cards and Bling from my stuff

Maybe, if she gives permission, I'll stick a picture up of her which will explain why all my girls are coloured with red hair!!

Really do need to run now, got things to be doing,
Signing off,


Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Week 24 - Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge: Week 629 - Anything Goes (Option button or bows)

As Yu Like it Challenge: Favourite Tip (and use it on your entry) - Weeellll, my favourite tip is not to stress too much about things that go wrong!!  The background for this image should have been a sky - it looks like bubbles! Also I nicked the cardstock I mounted the image on, so it's a bit rough.  Finally I don't like the where the three gems landed up, personally think it'd flow more if they were off the image but they stuck really well when I put them on the image and I couldn't move them!  All that stress and my daughter really loved the card - I got a 'it's wonderful, Mummy' - she didn't see what I did wrong, she only saw a card I'd made for her!


  1. Ahhh Happy Birthday to the TTT xx 14, Im sure the years shrink as we age!! Time just flies past!!! Love the balloons and her very pretty card. Hope alls well, Im kinda MIA a lot here just now, too much to do in the garden!!! Drat those weeds!! H xx

  2. A gorgeous image beautifully coloured, many thanks for joining in with our 'Anything Goes with an option' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  3. Fabulous balloon display and a really lovely card with a super image, background and colouring. Thank you for joining our Buttons and Bows challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  4. Thank you for joining Allsorts challenge with your entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. Well, this is absolutely gorgeous, just as I'm sure Emily is. I love your tip, somehow the stuff you make with your heart always turns out great!


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