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Saturday, 13 August 2011

full of surprises

at last i have found time to make another girly birthday card, for my boys to give their grandma next week...... WARNING ~LONG POST TODAY...

used another wonderful sketch by Arlana at:~


COOKING IT UP#70 ~EMBOSS A SUMMER PUNCH ~( lots of dry embossing, die cuts and summer scene)

DYSU (do you stack up)#32~EMBOSS IT (dry embossing using various embossing folders)



365 CARDS#163~IN THE GARDEN ~(inspired by :~ just laid new grass where the trampoline used to be~new flowers , patio and back gate..but still there is space for my two boys to play!!)


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used K&CO paper, magnolias summer scene stamp, LOTV boy stamps, coloured with promarkers, cuttlebug~ swiss dots,distressed stripes and with love strips embossing folders, nestabilities circle dies, adorable stamp wording, papermania ribbon, finished with tim holtz distressing paper/card wheel and stickle glitter.

sorry but all my dry embossing isn`t showing on these photos~am hoping a close~up may show it more!!!~used distressing folder on back paper and swiss dots/ with love strips going across on card/paper strips!!

thought i would share my before and after photos of Aaron`s new hair cut....
was a sad day yesterday as my next door neighbours have now sold and moved.. been the best neighbours ever for the last 12years..won`t be the same without Andy, Helen and sweet little Elsie and ofcause Treacle the cat..... made me think we have been here for 18 years..... Paul and my first home together and looks like our retirement home!!..cutting out the inbetween ones , as just cannot afford to move and buy bigger........ just hope our new neighbours are as nice....


Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the boy swing from the ribbon!! Great hair cut and hope you get nice neighbours. :)

carol said...

Gorgeous card, love both images,thanks for joining us at craftycatz this week, x carol

Vee said...

Fabulous card love the LOTV images and the colours. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

mulberry station said...

Fabulous card Nessy. I love how you used three images to creat your card. The images of the little boys couldn't be cutier. I love the destressing and the added stitching. Just a really fun card all around. YOur son's hair cut looks great. So handsom.. It is hard to have such good neighbors leave. I have had that happen to me too. I am sure you will really miss them. But, emailing and the internet makes it so much easier to stay in touch. have a great weekend.
Hugs, Nancy SSW-DT

Anonymous said...

Your card is so adorable. Love how it turned out!! Awesome job. Your son is turning into a handsome young man. He is growing up fast. Sorry to hear about your neighbors moving. I hope your new ones are wonderful!

coops said...

fabulous card nessy.the images are gorgeous and i love your fab papers and design :D
your sons new haircut looks fab :D

xx coops xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

Sarah said...

Hi Nessy, what a great card. Love the idea of the background image and how the boys are in front. Such a handsome son you have as well! Hope your new neighbours are as good as the ones who are leaving. Sarah

Jeannie said...

What an amazing card! Your coloring is just perfect and all of the papers and embellishments are so fun!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Kathie said...

Hi Nessy, I do love your card you've put so much work into it. Wonderful colours and great image. I do love your bow embellishments at the top of the card which you've incorporated with your image. Great job and thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT
Love your photo's of your son was that the new Justin Beaver look?

The Stamper's Touch said...

What a fabulous card!!! Super sweet images and I love the three bows you put across the top!! Very clever!!! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


Donna said...

Such a pretty card Vanessa and such a beautiful combination of colours and papers, your bows are so neat and I'm loving the images you have used :) Donna x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Vanessa.

Hugs Riet.xx

lindyloo said...

super card Vanessa very pretty love the layout and the images thank you for sharing with us at the crafty catz hope to see you again soon linda x

Becky said...

Aww, love your card Nessy, so very sweet! And Aaron's hair looks so trendy!! xx

Aunty Sue said...

Great card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week

Jenni said...

Great card - love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Charisma Cardz for this week's challenge.
Jenni x

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

what a lovely card hun, im very sorry but we can't include you for this week's prize at charisma as you have no direct link
to the challenge blog by all means if you can correct this you can enter it again,
so sorry, hope to see you next week
hugs carlyann xxx

Genevieve said...

Another fabulous creation Nessy! Gorgeous detail. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

WencheP said...

This is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


Anne H. said...

This is wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

Mina said...

finger crossed that your new neighbours are just as nice as the others Vanessa...Im loving Aarons new haircut, wow what a difference he will have to beat the girls off with a big stick...fabulous card and perfect for the boys to give their Grandma she will love it
Mina xxx

Hannah said...

Such a cute card-- and I love the inspiration behind it :-) Thanks for sharing with 365 Cards!

Patti P. said...

Nessy, what a wonderful card...I love creating a layered scene and yours is lovely. The colors are so bright and happy and the rope coming from the ribbon is so creative. Great pic of your son!
So glad to see you again this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Patti SSW/DT

Peggysue said...

Super card with lots of wonderful details. love the DP. Thank you for joining our EMBOSS IT challenge at DYSU. It’s a pleasure to see your work!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Nessy, your creation is just brilliant!! What a fun layout and gorgeous coloring!! :)

Your boy is a handsome young fellow with his new hair cut!! :)

Sharon Basel said...

Well my jaw just dropped with the beauty of this masterpiece Nessy! This is absolutely amazing work. Where do I begin? The scene you've created is outstanding - love how you've positioned the boy on the swing hanging from the bow. BEautiful papers and colors, your outstanding coloring and composition, the wonderful bows. I could write a whole book on all the details I see and love! Best of luck in the SSW challenge - this is truly magnificent!

Love that you shared a picture of your adorable son. Love his new style!


Curlybear said...

Wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and the image is gorgeous , fabulous Embossing too,

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge Emboss it and we hope you stop by next week and join in,

I also have some calorie free candy if you are interested

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Catz DT

Arlana said...

Darling image. Love your bright papers.your coloring is beautiful. Arlana@SSW!!!

Denise and Louise said...

Very sweet card. Love the image. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU this week xx

Tenny Kusuma said...

Such a cute and FUN card. And it's just adorable. Thank you for playing along with DYSU challenge this week. Tenny

Besthobbyeva said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card! Wow!!

Excellent haircut, now you can see his handsome face!