Monday, August 17, 2009

Birthday Card

Here is the card I made for my gorgeous little niece Bella, for her 2nd Birthday. My sister Debbie, lives in Darwin, so unfortunately we don't get to see much of her. We are planning an early birthday party for Bella, as they are heading on down this way in a couple of months time. We will all have lots of time for cuddles and spoiling. (That's what Aunties are for, isn't it?) I coloured the tilda quite a while ago and found her between some card stock while I was tidying up my craft area. All the card stock is from Stampin' Up!. I made some faux brads with punched circles and crystal effects. I also used the build a brad from SU for the centre of the flower. The ribbon is from my stash and I used my Martha Stewart border punch, and Mc Gill leaf punch.

I can now count on one hand, how many more sleeps until my darling husband comes home from the Middle East. We are still hoping and praying that everything will work out. I'm waiting on a call from him today letting me know what's happening. There is a chance that his departure will be delayed for another week. I know many people will say "gosh it's only another week" but believe me, it is so hard. Each day we get closer the slower time seems to pass. We all have our fingers crossed. I still haven't told the children yet. My plan is to tell them that I have to race down to the supermarket, but I will head in the other direction and get Geoff from the Airport. I can't wait....

Till next time, take care xo Jackie


  1. What a wonderful card. I hope that all goes to plan for your husbands return. You must be just bursting...keeping this from the kids. But what a surprise.

  2. OOO .. this is just so cute jackie.. Love the layout and the colour combo.. Your colouring is amazing also.. Bec xx

  3. Bella is lucky to have a spoiling Auntie like you. Debbie will love the card, it's just gorgeous. (it's pink). It feels like eternity since Geoff left but after a few weeks of him being home it will hopefully all be forgotten. We will then be on a count down for when you leave ME! Oh so sad. Lets NOT think about it. Love ya. xo

  4. This is just gorgeous,fabulous colouring and beautiful papers!!! I hope you get to see your husband soon!!

  5. This is a very cute card I am sure she will love it I do.