Saturday, 20 March 2010

Happy Birthday Kara!

Oh I'm so happy (and so sad in a broody kind of way - you know where you don't want them to grow up LOL!) that today is my gorgeous little girl's 2nd birthday. Happy Birthday Kara!!! I really can't believe it. I can still remember so clearly those first minutes when she was born and it just can't be two years ago!!! So here we go with the terrible twos although I think she started them about a month ago LOL! This is the card I made for her. I'm not happy with it at all but hubby loves it and wouldn't let me make another. I've had so much trouble with it because I fell in love with this gorgeous scallop edged Bo Bunny 12x12 paper and thought it was perfect for a little girl's card, but, I didn't want to lose the scallops so had to set about quartering the paper which then meant I had ugly joins I had to cover. This in turn meant that I had to place embellishments and things in certain places rather than exactly where I wanted and so I really don't like this card and I wanted it to be so special :(.





Anyway, enough moaning and onto the details LOL! One of the joins is covered with the heart punched border running across the card which I've punched from a coordinating paper from the range. The pink stitched ribbon is by Oscrap. Look at the little birds and birdbox, this is why I fell in love with the paper! You can't really tell on the photos but I have gone over all the little flowers with stickles.




I just had to buy this little cutie especially for the card. A friend stamped me some (thanks Nicki) but I messed them up as I wasn't used to the paper I stamped them on - great excuse to buy the stamp right LOL!? I've coloured her with distress inks and added stickles to all the lacey bits on her heart staff and teelly boppers - oh wow do you remember teelly boppers? LOL that has just reminded me that mine were silver glittered hearts!!!! that must be why I love this Tilda so much! My brother had green glittered stars LOL! Sorry I'm really going on today, must be the exitement LOL!



The red flowers are cut from the reverse of the blue heart paper and the rest have been punched using EK success punches. I stuck the "waste" hearts from my border onto the petals of the pink punched flowers. The leaves were punched with a Woodware punch and the butterflies a MS punch.




I've hung a chipboard number in the large heart aperture which I inked with victorian velvet distress ink.



and finally here is my little darling when she was just a few hours old - OMG look at her adorable little wrinkly fingers!!
and this was her yesterday with her big brother! (and soup in her fringe LOL)
Hope you like the card more than I do LOL and thanks for looking! x

38 comments:

kelly said...

Hi Jane,hope Kara has a wonderful birthday today.Your children are lovely you must be very proud.Your card is stunning,the papers are very pretty and what a perfect excuse to buy a stamp hey!Don`t you wish they had birthdays all the the time to use that one!Have a lovely day Kelly k

Lisa said...

Hi Jane, Gorgeous card! I love this sweet Tilda image and Bo Bunny papers. Hope Kara has a fab birthday.

Lisa x

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh gosh Jane you have such adorable kids. I know what you mean about not wanting them to grow up. My little miss turned two in December and I felt the same way.

Gorgeous creation. Love that DP and love what you have done with them. Great job. I am sure you will cherish it and keep it safe so you can show her what you made for her birthday.
mwah
Trace

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card Jane!

Timi said...

Hi Jane,
Happy Birthday to your cute little princess!! The card you made is beautiful, I love the paper and all the colours.
Have a lovely day!! Timi xx

Helene said...

Hi Jane,

I'm sure she'll love her card, it's so girlie ^^
Enjoy your day, it's flying so fast...

Hugs
Xxx

Lizzy said...

WOWZERS! this is absolutely stunning Jane, so much detail gone into it... reminds me of something from a fairy tale, it's just so beautiful I could go on & on,lol ~your daughter will adore it. Luv the pic of your children too xx lizzy xx

Véro said...

Happy birthday Kara!It's a lovely card for a lovely girl!Tilda is so cute and colours so sweet!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Jane it is so beautiful!
Your paper is so perfect for your adorable baby girl and your image is so sweet!
Love your wonderful design and those details make is stunning!
Have a wonderful day today!
hugs
kim x

Victoria said...

I agree with your husband it is a gorgeous card xxx

Kylie said...

Oh Jane - your card and children are beautiful. We are always so hard on ourselves aren't we? Your card is a gorgeous keepsake for little Kara. You've done a fantastic job - I love it! The Bo Bunny papers are lovely - perfect for a little girl - as is the little Tilda! I hope she has a fantastic birthday!

Fran said...

Oh Jane this card is absolutely Gorgeous, as is your little chubby cheeked bubby, aaawwwwwww!! I wish I could remember when my boys were born, I kind of have bits and pieces I remember but the first 2 days are gone, and I really hate that I can't remember it. Hubb is right to not let you change a thing, it's stunning and something I'm sure your daughter will treasure forever. Ok, gotta go, that photo is making me clucky, lol!

Sharon said...

Oh Jane... this is beautiful even if you aren't happy with it! I know I have the same trouble when I want a card to be extra special things just don't seem to go right.
My baby is twelve this year and it also feels like yesterday. Enjoy every moment.

Sharon x

Andrea said...

how could you think this card was anything other than perfect, WOW it looks fantastic, how cute a baby was she and now! I know what you mean about how fast it goes by, my girls were 3 and 1 in Jan and it is nuts! Anyway you are too self critical this card is dare I say AWESOME! x

Ujjwal said...

Jane !! I agree with your husband :) .This is lovely...i am not sure why you didnt like the card :)
SO much of detailing and even I am falling in love with this paper....look at the cute bird house.....I loved the way u used hearts from the border to make petals......its beautiful and so is your daughter!!
Birthday wishes to little KARA !!

Valerka said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! It's a wonderfull day! Card's pretty, great look of chipbord number

kmassman said...

What a darling card! I love that BoBunny. I just bought that same 12 x 12 sheet. I never would have thought of using the way you did. I hope the little girl saves this card as a keepsake!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane
Happy 2nd Birthday Kara. Jane I love your card today, and I am positive Kara will love it, your husband was right to tell you not to make another one. You so remind me of myself, I too brought this Tilda for my granddaughter's 4th Birthday card. I spent hours & hours on the card, I did every side of the card (4 in total), and I was very very critical, saying to my husband that I was not sure that she would like it, I said that I was thinking about starting a new one. My husband told me that she would love it, and that I was to stop being so critical of my work, and that if I didn't send it to her (as she live's in France), that he would post it himself lol. My biggest problem with my card's that I send to my granddaughter's in France, is because card's are a rarity in France these card's are shown to everyone, they take them to school for day's on end. They then sit on the mantlepiece for at least a month, where any visitors to the house scrutinize them (including the cleaning lady), so I feel they have to be as good as I can make them lol.

Hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Chelsea said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful, sweet little one! She is one precious little lady Jane! I can tell you've put alot of love into this card as well. It's beyond beautiful! ~Chelsea

Anonymous said...

Jane!! WoW your card is G O R G E O U S !!!!!!
But then ALL your cards are. Chrissy. xx

Lisa G. said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!! The card is wonderful too ;)

Smiffy's Particrafting adventures said...

The card is absolutely beautiful. We're always our harshest critics...sometimes we should just believe what other people tell us!
Happy birthday to your little one. Pam x

Georgia said...

Such a gorgeous card Jane - the image is so sweet and I love all the stunning embellishments you've used, I love it! Such a sweet photo of your children - happy birthday to your daughter! Have a nice weekend. :) Love, Georgia xx

Jane said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Kara!
I know exactly what you mean Jane...Jude is gonna be 6! in May and it does only seem like yesterday that I had her!
Your card is gorgeous and Kara will love it cos Mummy made it!...stop being so tough on yourself!lol

Giò said...

Happy birthday to your amazing girl!!!! Your little babies are incredibly wonderful and your card too!!! Why don't you like it!!! Is so sweet and girlie!!!

Have a fabulous day ^-^
Giò

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jane, I love how you have reduced the paper down to size, very clever ! I have the same paper and don't know what to do with it - such a shame they don't do the same in 6x6.

Love all the details on your card too, its so pretty.

Happy birthday to your darling little girl.

Hugs,

Jo xxx

Marina said...

Happy Birthday to Kara!
Your both kids are so adorable...
And your card is soooo gorgeous! I love it.

Hugs,
Marina

Rainmac said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful, what's not to like lady??? Hope yout daughter has the bestest 2nd birthday x

Mary Lou said...

AWWHH Jane sooo sweet and adorable~~both your children and the card:) Children are so precious at any age--mine are all in their 20's and I still remember them being born lol!!! Have a great party!!
Blessings

Debbie said...

God Bless both your childern, they are adorable and Happy Birthday Kara..and Jane enjoy these special moments, they grow up so fast. I can't belive mine are 16 & 19. I so miss those days even the terrible two's & those trying 3's..lol

The card is beautiful. Glad you didn't do another one cause Hubby was right..

Jane said...

Jane...the card has turned out absolutely gorgeous....hope your Kara has had a lovely birthday!!!!! xxxx

ladyjanet_56 said...

Oh Jane this is georgous as are your babies yes time flies so fast what a reallygood job you have done, janet

Pinkllilac said...

Happy Birthday Kara.
I love this card Jane and the scalloped edges are beautiful as is all the card. So cute pics too.
Hugs Linda

Pinkllilac said...

Happy Birthday Kara.
I love this card Jane and the scalloped edges are beautiful as is all the card. So cute pics too.
Hugs Linda

Lynsey said...

Hi Jane, your card is so beautiful, just perfect for a little girl. My little girl will be 2 next month so I really enjoyed reading this post and completely agree that it only seems like yesterday since my little girl was born too! Hope your little one enjoys her birthday.
Hugs Lynsey x

KarenB said...

Hello Jane and happy birthday to Kara, she looks like such a sweet little girl! Your card is lovely and I'm sure it is something she will treasure when she gets older.

Rebekah said...

Oh, Jane! It's beautiful! Especially since you worked so hard on it. It's perfect for a little girl. You should be proud you made such an amazing card for such a beautiful child. I hope she enjoyed her birthday!

Anonymous said...

Thats a gorgeous card Jane! I would be proud of myself if i had created something like that! Happy Birthday to Kara. x x x Amy