Saturday 19 February 2011

Emma... don't look any further!

To be honest, I don't think my daughter will see this post, she isn't a crafter, and although she does support me, and asks me to make cards occasionally, she doesn't have the craft bug herself. She rarely visits my blog, but does see my facebook page so I must remember not to upload it on fb at all until after her special day.
So i'm pretty safe in saying that she won't see this card until she is given it on her 21st birthday which isn't until April 23rd!
but just incase... Emma, if you are seeing this post, don't look any further....go away! lol

The reason for showing this card early is that this week Sketch Saturday is sponsored by Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps, and I was very generously given this fab image to use on my card this week, it's a perfect image for my daughters 21st card (& yes, she loves the colour red)...

I've coloured the image with ProMarkers, adding some 3D clear gloss to the pearls.
The patterned papers are by Stampin Up from their patterns pack in the colour of Real Red, and I used my SU eyelet border punch on the black cardstock.
I used flatback clear gems to make the sparkly '21' and the sentiment is handwritten.
I originally wanted to thread ribbon through the five metal eyelets but it didn't look right to me so decided to leave it without ribbon. I think the eyelets still look good though. Actually, I'm really happy how this card turned out, I hope Emma likes it too.

There's no sweet stampin card from me this week as it's the turn of Team Fluff to inspire you. This weeks challenge is 'Red, White & Blue' and we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps this week.
Not forgetting of course our monthly sponsor for February... Quixotic Paperie.

One extra bit of Sweetie news!... do you fancy guest designing with Team Carrie on the 26th March? we are asking our challengers to 'Pick a Theme' and leave a comment on this post, along with a way of contacting you, before 8pm on the 23rd Feb :)

Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a lovely weekend xx


  1. Oh Cyber Sis, what awesome colouring! This is a fabby card and I know Emma will love it. Have a great weekend hun. xxx

  2. Hi sweetie this is awesome I sooo love shoes so this is completely gorgeous I love the colour & the eyelets look great. I'm sure Emma will absolutely love it hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  3. Stunning card Jo, your daughter will love it! :o) Amazing sketch again this week too, loved it!!

  4. Hiya my dear sweet "Siggi"LOL.....I just love your card hope that Emma is not peeking around the corner onto your she'd better stay away from your pc. Love it...just perfect for an allmost 21 year "young" lady...I know she is going to love it. Have a great weekend sweetie. Hugs Terry xxx

  5. Oh Jo, it's perfect! Emma will adore it I'm sure. I think the eyelets look great like that. Enjoy your weekend xx

  6. Jo, what a bright colorful fun card, I am positive Emma is just going to love it and cherish it forever..21 is such a special age and you have made a very special card - thank you so much for sharing your talent and a wee piece of your life with me :)..I am honored...


  7. Fab Card! Perfect for the "21st" birthday! all Grown up (I wish mine hadn't :-)

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