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Thursday, January 9, 2014


Over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday the optional twist this week is "Hello/Goodbye". I can't wait to see how people interpret this theme! Our January sponsors are My Besties by Sherri Baldy and Paper Temptress.
One of my hubby's nieces turn 18 this year. In Norway 18 is a great turning point, it's at this age you're allowed to vote and get your driver's license, amongst other things. So my version of the theme is "goodbye childhood, hello adulthood".
This image is called "Pretty Little Girl half face" and I colored it using Promarkers. I chose grey and pink DPs and the sentiment, made with a stamp from a Dylusion set, is heat embossed with pink embossing powder on grey paper. The flower die cut is made with a Memory Box die. The clock die is from Marianne, and I've used Tim Holtz dies for the numbers. I machine stitched with white thread along the edges, added some cheesecloth for texture and added a pink flower and pearls.
My new things used on this card are: image, DPs and flower.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Crafting By Designs - Birthdays
2) Fab 'n' Funky - #198 Let's Celebrate
3) Shopping Our Stash - #125 Use Something New
4) Come and Get It Challenges - Something New
5) A Gem of a Challenge - #110 Something New
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Judith said...

This is gorgeous Pia - tha way you used the image is so effective and I love the sentiment - thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

sandie said...

Great take on the theme, very clever!! I do like how you carried this through by using the clock die. I love the subtle colouring of the image x

Laine said...

Fabulous Pia, wonderful subtle colour palette.

Lau W said...

Oh the theme is original !
Loooove your card, and you placed the image with originality, love that ! Colors are very sweet and love all the details, the clock's die is superb !

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous the half image and the sentiment is so very effective..fabulous.


Linda B said...

Simply fabulous! I saw your card at MIM.

chrissy xx said...

GORgeous! LOve your image and such an eye catching design..Your sentiment is true.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image and

Barbara Godden said...

What a cute card, I love all the elements you used, cute image. Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the "use something new" challenge.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a great card Pia. I love the image and all the design elements! X

Donna said...

Beautiful card, perfect for an 18th birthday! Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash for the "something new" challenge!

Sue said...

This is wonderful Pia. I love the image, beautiful soft colours and gorgeous detailing. Such a fabulous sentiment too.
Sue xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, such a beautiful image and so many brilliant details - I love your take on the theme.

Wishcraft said...

Oh so pretty Pia! Love the sentiment and all your lovely details :o) Hugs, Lisa x

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Love this with the wonderful pale colours. The image is great and I love the different layers you have added. The wording is brilliant and looks fantastic with all the different elements. Gorgeous!

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Pia, this is so pretty, love how you interpreted your theme. Thanks for playing along once again at Come and Get it.
Cindy DT

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Pia, love the wording and the use of you dylusions.xx

Loz said...

Fabulous card and sentiment Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hei Pia!
Fabulous card, just perfect text, beautiful details. Loved the earlier adult card too.
Happy weekend;-))m

downrightcrafty said...

shame on me, just found your parcel that I have not posted :( do apologise Christmas and all, will get it off to you tomorrow first class. Gorgeous card love the cheesecloth and the die cuts
Hugs Kate xx

Jackie said...

Another gorgeous card Pia! Love your layout, colors & of course adorable image you used! Very nice work as always Hun & TFS!!!!!

Lisa M said...

The lips on her are crazy gorgeous and I love her surroundings you created. That's a stupendous card for 18 :)

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, Incredible card! Beautiful card for a young lady. Love the stitching and all the die cuts. I want to thank you for adding both sponsors to your blog!
Hugs, Pat

Julia said...

Fab creation, this is such a beautiful creation. Love the coloring and this amazing LO.
Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.

Asha said...

Love that sentiment, Pia. So true. I'm sure your hubby's niece will treasure this card - it has just the right amount of grown-up elegance.
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

KraftyKoolKat said...

What an awesome card sweetie. I adore the image and the gorgeous colouring and your layout is super. Great sentiment and very profound.


Marjorie said...

Beautiful card Pia... love the soft colours and such a lovely sentiment!
Marjorie xx

Meighan Wheller said...

Happy New Year to you my friend. Hope your Christmas was fabulous. I love this card and how you have placed the image. Fabulous embellishment! Wonderful work as always! Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It. Meg

mixamatoasties said...

Oh wow Pia, this is gorgeous!

Susan xx

Deepti Stephens said...

Pretty sweet and gorgeous Pia. Your hubby's niece will love it for sure.. I love your coloring.. :)

Sue said...

Hello again Pia, just popping back for another look at your gorgeous card and to say Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge
Sue xx

Alica Ziakova said...

Adorable! Very sweet image and great sentiment too!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous! She will so love this card on her special day.