Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Molly the Optimist

Hello lovely peeps, hope you are well.

I'm feeling old  ;D

Today's card is for my beautiful, clever and charming niece who will be 18 at the weekend.

The stamp is called 'Opal the Optimist', from Stamping Bella. There is a lovely sentiment with it which I have put on the inside of the card:-

'May your glass always be half full'

I hasten to add that this is a wish that her future will be full of happy & wonderful things, as opposed to suggesting she is going to be an alcoholic :)

I have coloured Opal/Molly in with my Graph'It markers:-

The '18' stamp is by Woodware and I have paper pieced it with Romance and Roses papers from Nitwit. The flowers in the corner are from the same 'kit'.

For the layout I've used a sketch from the current challenge at Creative Inspirations
and also I've taken inspiration for the wording from DT Kat's gorgeous card.

 I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Creative Inspirations #338 - Anything Goes + Option of a Sketch!
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes w/Optional extra Make a gift for Christmas
World of lacy Sunshine Anything goes
Just Keep on Creating Anything goes
613 Avenue Create #152 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist - Paper Piecing
Crafty Friends#19 - One For The Girls
ABC Challenge - ‘W is for Wishes’
Crafting by designs (monthly) - Anything Goes in December
CCC Digi Creations #38 Anything Goes
 Catch The Bug - Colour

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card katrina, I like the image
Kevin xx

Sarah said...

A great card Katrina, such a lovely colour combo xx

suzARTe said...

This is such a fun and girly card for an 18 year old. I love how the numbers have a flower pattern, a great card. Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes December link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card... Love the image ... and the 18 looks fantastic
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends this week
Hugs Sylvie xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

How wonderfully stylish and chic! This is fabulous Katrina, love the colours and giant 18! The papers are beautiful and everything coordinates perfectly! hugs :)

NGCARDS said...

This is a great birthday creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Holly Hughes said...

WOW! This is Awesome! Love how you did the "18" and the dress! Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine challenges.

cards by Victoria said...

Lovely Birthday card. I like the colors and design. Thanks for Joining us at Lacy Sunshine.


Your card is lovely - that little lady sure has some attitude! Thanks for joining as at Bugaboo Stamps" Catch the Bug blog for our colour challenge this week!
Please remember that our Christmas Chaos week-long event starts later TODAY - lots of fun and prizes to be won every day! I do hope you'll join us.
Jen Leeflang

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful card, great use of the colours! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

Janine - Ellabella said...

Ohhh so cute image! Love it!

MinnaL said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine challenge.

Kat W said...

This is my fave Stamping Bella image (I think!) and one of my fave paper collections too...your card is so pretty and girly. I love the image together with the great big 18 too; it makes a real statement.
Big hugs, Kat xx

caroline said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at color your world at lacy sunshine
Caroline senior ct

caroline said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at color your world at lacy sunshine
Caroline senior ct

Patty Sue 2 said...

Your coloring is spot on and your lovely details make this adorable card pop! Beautiful job! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Good luck and please join us again!

Mojca said...

Oh it looks really lovely. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. hugs! Mojca

Bad Kitty said...

great card!
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