Wednesday 28 September 2016

It's the Twins Birthday

Aaron and Elysha turn 24 today. Its amazing to think 24 years have gone past and so
many things have changed in our lives.I think its time they moved out but this generation truly have us worked out. Lucky I love them so much. As the others all glare and pout over the things they get away with..... you made us blah blah blah. Yeah I know kids I love you all but it comes down to its always easier when there are only two and well I cant image having an empty nest just yet.

 Better get back to track here. This is the card I have made for to day for Aaron. Nothing too stroppy or tizzy being a boy. I have been buying boy stamps but not 24 year old stamp appropriate so I decided he would love this one. He's keen to have a dog (told him he has to leave to have one) so always showing me cute little puppies.
This is one I got in a set from Gerda Steiner Stamps (currently sold out but will be back soon). Fantastic set and glad I have finally started using the stamps.

stamped and Copic coloured, added a bit of texture with colourless blender on a scrap of towel but its not really showing here. Added some grass under his feet and stamped the sentiment with a multi colour stamp pad in greens. Then decided to add a strip of copic coloured Yupo  synthetic paper. This stuff is amazing and I have found it reasonably cheap on Ebay lately if you are interested. Its fantastic as its so smooth, hard to explain but fantastic for use with alcohol inks.

So cut a strip and played it alongside the coloured image. Finished off with a sweet little green bone covered in glitter. and .....and.... finally a watermark, just have to learn to use it, curtesy of Viv who also designed my blog header.

Here I am sharing the card Elysha wanted badly for me to give to her as she loves rainbows. Made this a week or so ago.

Thank you so much for coming to have a look at my cards 
and I hope you come again soon.

OOPS almost forgot.....
Don't forget our new challenge blog

Sneak Peek of my card in the challenge
Hope we see you there.


 Happy Birthday to Youuuuu -is
cute and CAS and lots of open space.

Happy birthday to Youuuuu card
and the yupo is a snippet from some 
coloured butterflies I made.


Jane Willis said...

Two gorgeous cards! Love the howling dog image and the glittery bone

Anonymous said...

happy birthday elysha and aaron! wow, two beautiful cards; i love the bright colours on both of these with the oh so cute images!

Donna Ellis said...

Happy Birthday, twins! It's true, Aileen, time flies by so quickly - especially on the special moments, endearing experiences, and day-to-day life. When I was in my 20s, and something unpleasant was nagging at my attention, and I was exhausted, I used to say to myself, "I know someday I'm going to look back on these moments and wish I could have them again." But I was exhausted, and had so many responsibilities! I wondered if that could be true. Of course, it was true, and fast forward 40 years, and I look back at those day-to-day responsibilities, grateful that I was able to do them, and that I took extra time where needed. You're so right! The time flies!

I love the ombre application of rainbow colors in your delightful creations! So bright and cheery - and celebrational! Is that even a word?

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog - I am now your newest e-mail follower as well! hugs, de

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh my friend, please wish Elysha and Aaron a super happy 24th.Birthday, I hope they had a great time.
Both cards are amazing, and I'm sure they adored them. Love Aaron's card, that strip of color on the side is stunning.
Alysha's card is over the top adorable, so colorful and so bright and sweet. I love the Purple Onion little critters, I have the bunny and the snail, I must get me that turtle!!!
I know what you mean about time flying when your kids are little, sometimes you feel overwhelmed by their antics and wish they grow up already but then, there they are, all grown up and doing their own thing and you miss those times when they were so young and they were all yours. My hubby and I are empty nesters but our little birds didn't fly far. The oldest girl lives a short 15 minutes away from us and the youngest lives just next door. And we see our grandkids every day and that is just amazing.
Both girls still need us and we are always there to help, and our grandkids also need grandma and grandpa, to spoil them just a little even if they are 18, 16, 14, 11 and 9. Love this brats!!!!!
Big Hugs, my dear friend.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to Elysha and Aaron.
Gorgeous cards! Glad to hear you get the same conversations I do in my place! The eldest are always worse off.

I Card Everyone said...

I am so happy to add my own birthday wishes for Aaron and Elysha!!! "Hippo birdy two ewes both!!!" Your oh-so-special cards are absolutely fantastic, Aileen!

Jen W. said...

Two fabulous cards, Aileen! I love your gorgeously coloured pooch and his fabulous sparkly bone! And that rainbow snail has put the biggest smile on my face. Happy belated birthday to the twins! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Barb Ghig said...

Happy birthday to the twins! Both cards are so cute, Aileen, and I'll bet they loved them too! Beautiful Copic coloring, as always, and I really love how you played with the rainbow of colors on both cards!

Bo┼╝enA said...

WOW! New design and new photo :-) look great. Two beautiful card. I love this sweet little dog who sings so beautifully. Great rainbow border, very good card complements and enhances its energy. The second card as excellent and very joyful. Great layout card.
I have to find time to decrypt your last email :-) I thank you for everything, especially for your time and your great patience to explain all this to me.

Joyce said...

These are both wonderful. Again, bright and bold colors make such a happy design. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology with your super cute doggie card.

Viv said...

Happy Birthday to the twins, I hope they both had a fabulous day too.Yes they all grow up far too quickly don't they.You made two fabulous cards for them also,loving the cute puppy, and the bright rainbow and the sweet images...oh my that smiley turtles face!;) hugs Viv xx

Melissa said...

Awww! That little pup is so cute singing away! Love the rainbow colors! They give the two cards such a bright, happy feel!
Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

cm said...

Belated Happy birthday to your twins and oh, how darling your cards are! The puppy howling out is birthday wishes is too stinkin' cute! And the bunny, snail and turtle: A-DOR-A-BLE! Sweetness overload!