Sunday, 22 May 2011

Eldest's 21st, how time flies!

Where do the years go? Today is my eldest's 21st. It doesn't seem two minutes since I first held her in my arms. Photos capture such special memories, so here are a couple of photos of her when she was little. I made the smocked dress for her 1st birthday, I'd never done any dressmaking before, and taught myself how to do it from a book, I now realise that smocking as a first attempt was quite a challenge - I loved that dress. My daughter has been teased lots of times over the years over the pouting photo - I realise now she was practising the "look"! 
              Now look at the beautiful young woman she has become (here with my youngest, last month)

Onto the card I made her. Kenny K stamp, heat embossed, coloured with Promarkers. Matted with card stock, backing papers are Basic Grey (think Boxer), edged with gold leafing pen - also used for the numerals. Red is her favourite colour, hence why I chose these colours.
I was really quite pleased with how I had achieved the shading on the characters face, so have put it here in a close up too. My daughter loves her ipod, so I thought this was a very appropriate image to use for her card.
Well, I'm off to see what my daughter would like to do today, and will return to do some bloghopping later on. Have fun everyone.
tfl, & for any comments you may wish to leave.


WILLIE........! said...

Lovely photos Noreen.....!
Yes, they don't stay young very long do they, my daughters 35 now. And, l think some of the 'pouting' photos are the best. :).
At least you can have fun, when she brings friends round.....!
Love the little lady on the card, she's gorgeous.

You, have a great day to.....Not to much jelly and cake now.....! :0).

Teresa said...

Beautiful photos Noreen, you must be proud she's lovely, I especially love the one with the bottom lip sticking out that's my girl to a T too, lol of course my daughter is coming up to her 34th birthday, gosh I feel old :o(
Love your card too. Hugs Teresa

tilly said...

Lovely card and photo's, they do grow so quickly..... hope you all have a very happy day, and things are a little better for you

Jennifer said...

Oh what gorgeous photos...such happy memories! Happy Birthday to your 'baby' xx Jenny xx

Lee said...

Awww bless her lol.She is gorgeous and as you say has grown into a beautiful young lady.Happy 21st.Love her card,it's fab great image n colours.Hope you are alright Noreen.Huggles xxxx

Vicky said...

Bless! gorgeous piccies Noreen...especially the second one lol...and happy birthday to your daughter too..

fabulous card as always hun and your colouring is stunning sweetie...

have a lovely afternoon...hugs Vicky xx

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! these are gorgeous photos Noreen. Love the 2nd one. Happy 21st to your lovely daughter. Great card, love the fab image and papers.

Donna x

coops said...

stunning card noreen.i love the sassy image and your pics of your daughters are must be very proud :D

xx coops xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Gosh the years fly by, lovely photos and memories for you, I hope she has a lovely birthday. Your card looks lovely and what a gorgeous image.

Faye said...

Oh the pics made me smile and then I saw the card. I get it! xxx

nessy said...

beautiful photos ~my son was 14 on the time flies~hope your daughter had a wonderful day!!
gorgeous card ~just a perfect image to use for your daughter!
vanessa xx
ps see we both live in dorset

Mau xx said...

What lovely photo's Noreen, You have every reason to be very proud of her, a lovey young lady. Happy Birthday to her. My Youngest daughter is 43 and her son was 18 last week.....spooky where has my life

nessy said...

thanks for your comments on my blog!!
i live in poole..and my brother~in~law has just moved to verwood , with his girlfriend (their first house bought together), last thursday. so will be out your way over the next few weeks..
vanessa xx

Anonymous said...

Hi noreen just tried to leave comment will try again.. Your 21st daughter is gorgeous and I love the card you made for her.. Time does fly. Children turn into young ladies in no time . First visit to your blog.. I love it.. kittyc