Friday, 7 August 2009

Same birthday

Why is it that birthdays are like buses? Nothing for ages then two come along on the same day - Sunday to be exact. My Dad's and my niece on my husband's side. So that called for two differing cards from both extremes of the age spectrum. My Dad 81 and my niece 4 haha. My Dad's although it is shades of pink he won't mind lol is an image from my last year's calendar and thought it apt for my gardening and tea loving Dad.

On the other hand Mia's card was inspired by Karen's Rosie Dee Challenge card she made a couple of weeks' ago 25th July to be exact. I saw that Karen had used the same flower stamps I have by Rhonna Farrer and coloured them in with watercolour pencils and chalk. Karen had then Glossy Accented {can that be a verb Joanne? ;) } the flower middles which I thought looked adorable so I copied it. Hope that was ok Karen? "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? So the saying goes. x x And then just for fun I used a Maya Road chipboard rabbit and traced round him onto some Bazzill card, stuck a pompom for a tail and chalked and glossy accented his nose.
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Karen said...

ooo ooo ooo I am so CHUFFED that I seem to have inspired you Tracey, but that stamp is such a lovely one, its inspirational in itself!!!

You have made a fantastic card for Mia..hope she liked it XXX

Awe your Dad will love his card. You have offset the pink with the green so well XXX

Angelnorth said...

Two fab cards! No reason pink should be reserved for the girls, I think your dad's card looks fab. Love the happy look of Mia's and if Cuttlebug can be "verbed" then why not Glossy Accents, maybe you could start a trend :haha:

Kathy said...

These are both fab Tracey. Love the colour combo on the first and its just perfect for a garden loving daddy!
The flowers on the second are adorable, what a beautiful card they make

Kaz said...

Ooo both are lovely cards Tracey, but I think the flower one is my fave.

Gez said...

Both great cards Tracey.xx

I NEED that stamp!!!

Love the bunny & his cute pompom tail. Have a fabby weekend. Gez.xx

tracy said...

two very nice cards there tracey :) i'm sure dad wont mind a bit of pink :)

Janice said...

Great cards Tracey, hope your Dad doesn't ask if you want it back lol!

I just adore Mia's card, those flowers are so funky. Have a fab time with your rellies XXX

Sue said...

I love the funky flowers on Mia's card and the totally opposite calmness of your Dad's.
Sue x