Monday, 7 January 2013

Teenage Years

Well here we are again with another post...............hope you are all well and had a wonderful weekend.
Its still fairly mild here on the West Coast of Scotland, but still raining  :- (

Below is a card that I made for my nephew's 13th Birthday. He was due on 1st January 2000, when you will remember everything was to go in to Millennium  meltdown !!!  Of course that did not happen, however, my sister decided to have Hamish induced and he was born on the 30th December 1999 instead. He is such a lovely, charming boy and it was great to have him join us for a wee family night on the 29th December. A lovely memory for him to treasure as we made his  13th birthday quite special.

The background was inked with several DI's, then stamped with large sentiment stamps in Archival Ink. 
( in either coffee or sepia ) 

The die cut clock also reminds me of the big wheel  towering above the houses!!! The clock  hands were set at 12 : 30 to commemorate his birthday x

Letters and numbers were diecut using TH Word Typepad which is so useful in many ways.

Off now to make a commissioned card so will catch up with you all later.

Take Care and have lots of  inky fun

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  1. A really fabulous card Annie, love all the elements, especially the little houses. I bet as well as the night you gave him, that Hamish felt very special receiving such a wonderful card too. Hugs, Anne x

  2. Anonymous1/07/2013

    HI Annie
    A fabulous card. You hit the right tone for a teenage birthday card, not the easiest of cards to make but of course, no trouble for you.
    I am sure he had a wonderful birthday.
    P.S. It is mild here also but today there has been so little daylight and very wet - typical dreich weather lol

  3. Beautiful card Anne, I know you gave him a Fabulous night to remember and I was so sad to have missed it. The two of you are so close in lots of ways and he does look up to you as well. Still coughing like mad. Hugs Mum xxxx

  4. Really cool card - just love the lettering and the little houses are so cool silhouetted against that fab background!
    Alison x

  5. Great card, love the colours.

  6. What a fun card, Annie. I bet he'll love it! All the layering is terrific.

  7. Annie...your card for your nephew is really cool. I am sure he loved his 13th birthday card. Ahhh...entering into his teenage years! Where does the time go? Anyway...the card is wonderful and I love how you incorporated all of those die cuts to make such a cool design. Thanks for the very kind words you left on my blog as well!!! <3 Candy

  8. Wonderful card! Great colours, great layering, wonderful composition (love that embossed ticket), I'm sure he'll love it!

  9. What a lovely card Annie. Hamish must have had some of the best birthday cards on the planet for his birthday! Hope you get your commissions dry and have chance to play for yourself too. Thanks for all your lovely comments, they are much appreciated. Hugs, Jenny x

  10. I wouldn't have known what to make for a boy's 13th birthday but you have nailed it. I'm sure Hamish loved your card. Gorgeous work Annie. Nicola x

  11. What an awesome the houses! His name there all big and bold is fabulous, and I am sure he will love that!

  12. Outstanding card for the big 13!! I think the scenery you've designed here is exceptional. :D

  13. What a wonderful birthday card! I'm sure Hamish is gonna love this card! Hugs, Sandra

  14. A great card Annie.

    Greetings Janny


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