Sunday, November 4, 2012

Nicole's Birthday

Tomorrow is my granddaughter Nicole's thirteenth birthday.  One of her favorite books was THE HUNGER GAMES so I used one of  the Saturated Canary's images called The Games.  Or at least I think that is what Krista called it!! 


 The summer before last, we took Nicole on an adventure to the beautiful Southwest.  We gave her a digital camera and she had loads of fun taking gobs of pictures.  What a great trip that was!!!!


 Nicole called tonight to thank us for her birthday present and she loves her card.  By the way, the turtle on the front of the card is a bead purchased at a bead shop in New Mexico.

I hope you all have a good week.  Thanks for stopping in and leaving a little love!
Sandy

68 comments:

Leah Ann Gast said...

Oh my Goodness Sandy, I soooo love this card!!! Hope you are doing well, Hugs! Leah Ann

inkypinkycraft said...

A fab make, I bet this card will be treasured, love the leaves and the yummy autumn colours! Trace x

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Sandy....such a beautiful card wonderful colours and a lovely image just love this card

Anne

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WONDERFUL card. Hope she has a lovely birthday. Your colouring is just amazing.

Have a great week. xxx

cathylynn said...

Sandy this is totally gorgeous. WOWZERS! The coloring is fabulous and all of your precious details are too! Beautiful inside and out. I'm sure your grand daughter treasures this gift. All so lovely!
Hugs, Cathy

Peggie said...

Very cool. Love the layout and colors. I really like that turtle.I hope you picked up lots of those to put on cards.

EnblogSail said...

Love the paper. It has a Indonesian Batik Flavor, very exotic!
XO
Caryl

Kelly Neis said...

Phenominal card for Nicole!! I love the different papers and how they are arranged. Your coloring is so gorgeous and you picked the perfect Saturated Canary girls for her. I love the layout as well as the flowers and leaves to tie in the card.
Then the inside is just as perfect as the outside! I love the corners and leaves, flower and butterfly. You sure love your grandkids as it shows in your cards for them. This one is my favorite style though. Just love it, so go make me one!! LOL
Hugs, Kelly

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

Sandy this is really a cute card and I know Nicole will love it.

hugs, Ruth Ann

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Sandy! Love the design and the neat details!Wonderful coloring of Krista's great images!

Netty said...

wow your card is gorgeous Sandy and so very special my friend. Hugs Annette xx

koala said...

OMG --- , such a beautiful Autumn colors and I can see your lots of work with many layors, Sandy !!!
Love your beautiful color coordination,each embellishment,inside entire design, also inside of the card !!!
Wow, gorgeous and beautiful card !!! (^.^)/"

Lau W said...

Hello my lovely Sandy !
Your cards have always an history, love that !! My God, your colouring,your papers, embellish, all is beautiful ! Happy birthday to Nicole, hpe she had a fab day !!
I send you big kisses my friend !
xxx

Marilyn said...

I love this card and I can certainly see why a young girl whose fave movie was The Hunger Games would love it. It's a fab image... both of them are but the cover one is so perfect for the theme. Wonderful colouring Sandy and those fall colours and embellies are the best!

Lisa M said...

You have every ounce of Autumn on here that's feasibly possible and it's SUPER! SC images work so well with anything, but what really stands out to me are the earthy elements with a rustic vintage feel. I'm not even sure that's a category, but I like the way it sounds. Especially diggin' the inside corner punches! Lucky grand daugher :D
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Christina C. said...

My dear Sandy....I have not seen this awesome SC image before....absolutely captivating! You did an OUTSTANDING job coloring her and I love the papers and details you used to showcase her!
The inside of your card is also gorgeous with another stunning SC image. She will love, love this stunning card! Lucky girl!!!
Wishing her a wonderful birthday!

Lori said...

This card is wonderful - love that image and turtle bead! (Have you checked your email?)

Molecraft said...

A fabulous creation and what a fab image!
Helen x

Scrap Affair said...

This is soooo beautiful Sandy! I love all those details and coloring-fantastic! Autumn is my favorite season, and you have captured it 100%!

May said...

Gorgeous card Sandy...Fabulous design & great detail... your colouring is fantastic!! I hope Nicole has a super Birthday... Hugs May x x x

Candy said...

Sandy,
WOW what a wonderful card!!!
I am sure your Granddaughter will treasure it!
You have such great ideas!
Beautifully made! That bead is awesome,
Love the beautiful colours of the leaves.
All your papers are great! Perfect image for the "The Hunger Games" 😊 also I see your doodeling!
Love, Candy ❤

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful autumn colors and love that you finished the inside, too! gorgeous work as always, Sandy! love it!

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, What a super idea for Nicole's card. The turtle on the front is awesome all of the different kinds of papers, leaves, flowers and add touches are just perfect for her card. The doodles on the edge of paper are awesome. What a wonderful gift for Nicole to go on a adventure something she will remember forever.
Hugs, Patricia

Linda Palmer said...

Oh my!! This is an awesome card. Anytime you make a card it turns out even better than the one before. That is a biggie because everything you do is fabulous. I love this and everything about it is beautiful. I know Nicole loved it, how could she not. I love it. Been missing you but been so lazy. I didn't comment on any blogs yesterday at all just layed around and read. Had company twice yesterday for a little while each time and then right back to my book.

Susan Flynn said...

This is wonderful Sandy I am not surprised your grand daughter loved it, it sounds just perfect for her! xx

Lindsey said...

Anyone liking the Hunger Games would love this card!

Pam Sparks said...

So fun to read Nicole loved receiving her card and gift and called you to tell you! I love how you personalize your creations to the person! Beautiful coloring and creating Sandy! So neat that you captured Autumn, Nicole's likes and your memorabilia from your trip all in one card!

butterfly said...

Fantastic card - I love the texty leaves, and the layered, matted papers look just great. No wonder it went down well! Thanks so much for your lovely comments over at Words and Pictures - very much appreciated...
Alison x

Monique said...

That is so cute Sandy ! I love it.

Hugs Monique

Maria said...

Oh wow!!! Gorgeous fall card for your granddaughter! I'm sure she'll love this card...fab image with perfect coloring! Love the turtle and all the detail on your card...great job!!!

Cat's sCrap said...

Absolutely fabulous ! The inside is also magnificent as the outside. Fantastic work ! Bravo !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my this is really stunning my dear!!! LOVE your choice of colors and sweet images!! HUGS :)

Patty Sue 2 said...

I am embarrassed to admit I loved reading those books also....Your card is beautiful and I am sure your granddaughter will love it!

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous Card! I am sure your granddaughter will treasure this special card... Awesome coloring and design.

Karen

Shannon White said...

Wow Sandy! this is just Gorgeous inside and out! Love the pretty papers and fabulous embellies and your Coloring is just Beautiful on these Sweet images! I just know your DGD will treasure this always! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Redanne said...

A truly stunning card Sandy, I do love the little turtle on the front and that image is wonderful. I am sure your Granddaughter will treasure it along with her camera! Crafty hugs, Anne x

butlersabroad said...

Oh that's a great card Sandy, bet Nicole absolutely loved it. Yep Wednesday again, only another 6 to go before Christmas!!!

Hugs
Brenda

Pat said...

Beautiful card Sandy with lovely images, glad your granddaughter enjoyed her card and birthday present. Yesterday our youngest granddaughter Lauren was four so it's all celebrations this week.

Pat xx

Sandra said...

ohh this card is so beautiful and your granddaughter will love it for sure! Those images are so pretty! You color them in perfectly! Hugs, Sandra

MaryH said...

What an inspired interpretation of the book, and such a lot of detail went into this card. Granddtr couldn't fail to love it. Wonderfully artistic creation here, you put in a lot of thought. Your turtle bead was a perfect reminder of your trip too. TFS

syllie said...

Hi Sandy, it has been a very,very long time ago that I have visited your blog so I looked at your earlier creations and OMG they are awesome. Also this one is gorgeous. The colors, layout everything is beautiful. You did an outstanding job with this card and all the details on it. You are the most lovely and creative grandmother.
XXXSylvia

julieprice3 said...

What a pretty card, I love the inside too, I can see why Nicole loved her card, Delightful my friend
Hugs julie P

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous card, Sandy! Love the colors, the beautifully colored images and all the fab details! Hugs

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Sandy this is incredibly beautiful, wow, i do love the Autumnal colours you have used, that image is stunning the embellishments you have used are awesome, I love this so much,
Hugs
lorraine x

Charlene said...

Oh my goodness Sandy a very awesome card for your dgd!!!! My daughter wanted to go see that movie with me and I said no way lol!!!!I'm a big chicken!I love the turtle bead too :-)

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Love your card, Sandy & I know Nicole did! How could she not? LOL Darling & love the take on the Hunger Games (great movie by the way).
Huggies & Smiles ~
Sharron♥

~Tammy~ said...

What a great fall card and and I love the darling image! So sweet! What a neat bead! So cool!

Danielle said...

Sandy! I know that if Nicole loves Hunger game, she will definitely fall for your card! I know I would, cause this cutie definitely reminds me of Katniss, Love the beautiful layers, the wonderful fall colors, and very cute inside!
Have a lovely weekend. Hugs.

Shelby said...

That is a super cool image and I can see why your granddaughter loved it! My dtr. also loved the series, so maybe a Christmas card is in store for her with this image! Awesome work

Shelby

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh my goodness, this is such a beautifully designed card. I love the images and the colours and details you have added are gorgeous and coordinate perfectly.
Thank you for your kind comments on my card today
All the best
Sue

Gibmiss said...

hello SANDY
fABULOUS CARD FOR YOUR GRAND DAUGHTER....GLAD SHE HAD LOVELY BIRTHDAY.....
LOVE
SYLVIE XXX

Patricia Garcia said...

OMG this is too stinkin cute....Love the images and the cute embellishments!! I am sure Nicole loved her card!! Hope you are doing good!!

hugs,
Patricia

Chris said...

A real beauty of a card Sandy and I'm not surprised Nicole loved it and her camera too, I'm sure you're going to be seeing lots of great photo's from her.

Love the image images and your colouring is superb, love the bead on the front too.

Hope all's well with you and you're having a good weekend.

Chris :)

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Sandy,
You have put so much work into this card and so much thought... Nicole is going to love it, and I do too!!!Hugs Trish xx

Elaine said...

I adore these booklet cards you are making they are FAB !!! great colouring too your shading is perfect Sandy well done .
I do hope you are well , thank you ever so much for all your sweet comments and support whilst I have been away , I thought of you and your fall , gosh I know I got off very lightly .
Am getting back slowly however Lots of cards being posted as I have 4 DTs and they were all done and given to Dt's in advance ( thank goodness ) or I would not have had the time or energy to make them.
Am going to Doc's again today , still not 100% struggling to walk properly ,am just shuffling about , sickness gone again thankfully, but headaches the same . Guess if I had been 30 I would be hopping around now after 6 weeks. Oh to be 30 again !. ( then again maybe not !!)
Take care Sweetie , you always make me smile with your fab sense of humour . Keep smiling Biggest hugs Elaine

Jayne A said...

Wow Sandy beautiful card. Love those winter colours. I bet your grandaughter loved it too.

Hugs
Jayne

Michelle Webb said...

Wonderful card Sandy, you're really good ya know, this is sooo cool. I love the stammping, colouring, the colours and your layouts are amazing. Michelle xx

Kjersti said...

Wow Sandy! Your card is gorgeous, love the warm colours, beautiful papers and the way you have decorated it - really beautiful!
No wonder your granddaughter was happy with it:)
Have a nice week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Tan's Hobbies said...

Hello to my dear Sandy!! So sorry for missing from your blog these few weeks!! I miss you so much!!

fIRST OF aLL, Happy belated Birthday to Nicole!! Hope all the best for her =)

The birthday card that you designed is sooo lovely. Love the rustic - cool - vintage color combination. Love those leaves and the flower is awesome. Great image and the coloring fabulous.

I also love the tortoise bead. Love the card's inside and outside design. For sure Nicole love it..

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Sandy, saw the comment you posted today on Lisa's blog and thought it brilliantly worded. Love your creations. Nicola x

ahlers5 said...

Had to come visit. thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I love your artwork! Have become a follower. I just love making friends in "cardland." So many inspirational people!

Sue from Oregon said...

Grandma-this is the best!!! Your granddaughter will certainly love this! Seems she already has the best memories of Grandma!!!

H said...

Hi Sandy I have not heard from you for a long time and I have just lately done something on my blog.
Love your card
Hugs Harma

scrappymo! said...

Great card Sandy...love those fall colors and the script on the leaves and the elements is so pretty.
Gorgeous inside and out!

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you day is wonderful.
Hugs, Patricia

Marjorie said...

Wow! Just found your blog hunnie, and your cards are amazing..I love this card for your granddaughter, the elements you have incorporated into it are so beautiful..
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Angélique said...

Gorgeous creation!
Love those SC-stamps. Thanks so much for sharing!

*hugs*
Angélique

Elaine said...

Hi Sandy thanks for your lovely comments , thought of you then found the email thingy ! so set it up , have signed into yours as well big hugs Elaine