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Saturday, 17 September 2011

Memories!

Hello peeps,
Today is my baby girls 19th Birthday, I remember my 19th birthdays well, I should do really I had enough of them lol. I always dreaded being the big 30 because as a child I used to tell everyone "my mum's really old she's 30" so I decided to stay 19 for 12 years until I was 31 as 31 was fine I didn't have a problem with that age lol.
It's a bittersweet day for Jodie, her birthday is always tinged with sadness as her friend Sophie should also be with her celebrating their shared birthday but Sophie sadly died of meningitis just over a year ago. They didn't get to go clubbing and buy their first alcholic drink together but like last year Jodie's first vodka will be a toast to Sophie & she'll always be in our thoughts.

The image I've used on Jodie's card I had to buy the minute I saw it as I knew it would be just perfect for Jode with her shoe obsession!
Ingredients -
Image - Mo Manning
Medium - Copics
Paper - Magnolia & DCWV
Flowers - Prima & stash
Pin - homemade
Tools - nesties, MS PATP, Magnolia Doo Hickey heart swirls & antique lace border die, Woodware butterfly die, Spellbinder tags die

Note the shoes are designed by Christian Louboutin lol.
 The quote / sentiment is made of vellum and is from a DCWV quotes book which I forgot I had until I discovered it during a rummage in my stash

The photo below is the reason I had to buy the sweet image
She looked so cute.
I took this photo of Jode at my oldest friend Petal's wedding when Jodie was only 19 months old and had a real thing for shoes. These were Petal's nice new stain wedding shoes but Jode spent the majority of the day and evening wearing them so the poor Bride had to go barefoot lol
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
 Mo's Digital Challenges - lets celebrate, CES - embellish me more, One Stop Craft - girlie, Sweet Stampin' - flowers, Card Makin' Mamas - punches, If The Shoe Fits - bejeweled blue, Flutterby Wednesday - anything goes, Kelley's Kids - girly girl, Delightful Challenges - girly girl

I've had a bit of a mishap and have slipped a disc in my back and my god it's painful, honestly I reckon I should just wrap myself in cotton wool and stay in bed where it's safer lol. It's difficult to sit upright for very long so I've not been able to do any card making or blogging for the past few days so apologies to those of you I haven't made it round to.
Thanks for stopping by

44 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Mandy, Im so sorry to hear about your back. I can completely sympathise. Ive had problems since I was 12 and have had 2 operations so far in the last few years. Though it looks like there are more to come. So sorry you are suffering. That photo is so adorable and so is your card. Really gorgeous. Look after yourself Misses. Lee x

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  2. What a gorgeous card (I love the heart on the little girlie's knickers!) and what a fabulous story! I have a photo of me wearing my mum's best hat and shoes and my knickers and nothing else! I was 4, so it was quite a while ago! Aren't our children such fun?!

    I hope your back gets better soon, it is so frustrating when something like that happens!

    luv, Mags x

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  3. Oh Mandy, how cute is this card? And the photo, what a memory. Love it. TFS

    Judie
    PS My pins arrived today and are beautiful. Thanks so much

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  4. Wow Mandy, its like mirror image!! great card and fabulous image lovely colouring and gorgeous background truly lovely:) Sandra H

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  5. Oh my goodness, how cute is this!!!!!! Such an adorable and precious image and the real image is even more adorable! A truly stunning card!

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  6. Fabolous card, the image is so cute!!!!
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  7. perfect image to match the photo and the velum quote is fabulous and yes I agree, I think I have some and not used them, will search them out thank you for the inspiration on this stunning card, bet she loved it
    Hugs Kate xx

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  8. what a fab card ! great colors, lovely coloring !!!! makes me smile ! greetigns, martina
    x

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  9. What a gorgeous card! That image is fab and I love the sentiment. Sorry to hear about your back. Hope it feels better soon. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  10. oh wow hun this is one super cute image,just stunning detail hun and just love that sentimen gosh how true is that,hope your daughter has a wonderful birthday hun and hope you feel much better soon love hugs cherylxxx

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  11. Hiya Mandy Moo Moo
    Oooh, what a stunning, pretty card and that sentiment is so fitting :-)Poor you, you really are a sicky bunny aren't you? Hope you feel better soon :-)
    Hugs
    Tasha
    xxxxx

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  12. Mandy this is gorgeous hunny, beautiful image and lovely embeliies the photo is so cute, I was the sdame as you, dreaded being 30 so much, looking forward to 40 but hated 30! xxx

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  13. What a delightful card and an even more delightful photograph :o)
    Jackie xx

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  14. Your card is wonderful and so is the story. Love the Louboutin signature on the shoes, saw it right away! You really have a great eye for details!
    Hope it goes better with your back, I have two of those in my neck and it causes me some problems from time to time.
    Cuddle up in bed a while, you deserve that!
    Have a great weekend sweetie
    hugs

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  15. Hi Mandy, What a wonderful card and a lovely read! Such lovely memories. Love the fact that you coloured the shoes as CL shoes! Your colouring of her is absolutely beautiful. Hugs, Teresa x

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  16. OMG that image was made just for you to use for Jodie's card wasn't it? Happy Birthday Jodie!! Can't believe you have hurt your back - you have my sympathy hun! Take it easy as rest up lots Mandy! Sheila:)X

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  17. Hi Mandy, One of my fav images, I just love the memories this creates....you made a beautiful card for your Daughter with a wonderful memory attached.....it's fab......

    Hope your soon sorted with the back problem hun, oh boy is that painful....take care sweetie.xxx

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  18. Aw, this is just perfect. :) Adorable picture and great stamp. The card itself has such georgeus colors, and I love the lace edges, and embellishments. :)

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  19. Hi hun, hope your feeling better soon, can't imagine what you've been up too, more of that later in an e-mail !!! Jodie must love her card hunny, it's gorgeous and so apt too, love the image and Jodie when she was little too,

    will write soon, hugs Liz xx

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  20. I completly understand why you chose this image, it realy is just like the photo of your daughter, both very sweet! I love the sentiment too.
    I hope you are feeling a bit better today. Take care of yourself!
    hugs, Marlies

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  21. What an adorable card Mandy the image is soooo cute! I hope Jodie had a nice birthday. I do hope you feel much better soon, sounds like you need plenty of rest hun! Hugs Rebekah xx

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  22. Awww, Mandy, what a beautiful pic of your daughter and a stunning card to celebrate your daughter's 19th birthday. Oh to be 19 again ;-) So sorry to read about your slipped disc, were you trying to run away from that lizard thingie that now lives with you...? Take care and hope you feel much better soon xxx

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  23. Hi Mandy,
    I love your gorgeous creation, pretty colours and cute image. So sad for your Daughter losing her friend though. And I do hope your back is on the mend real soon.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  24. Oh hun, shame about your back- hope it feels better soon!
    Your card is gorgeous- the perfect image, it would seem. Hope Jodie had a great day, despite Sophie not being there to share it with her.
    Susie x

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  25. That is a beautiful card Mandy! Love it!
    Hugs Kristel

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  26. Oh my word!! That photo is just priceless and yes, you had to have that image--so cute! Your card is gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  27. Oh Mandy...your post made me smile and brought a tear to my eyes at the same time!! Happy birthday to your baby girl!! The photo is adorable...and your card is just perfect!! Absolutely beautiful coloring and designwork...and the sentiment couldn't be more perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing your celebration with us here at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  28. Your card is precious, and the picture is a treasure! What a perfect quote for your daughter's birthday! Thanks for joining us in Mo's 100th Challenge celebration and good luck in the draw!

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  29. Hi Mandy. Sorry to hear about your back, please take it easy and get well as soon as you can ! Your card for Jodie is gorgeous and I bet it brought a tear to the eye making it. Have a drink for me and a toast to Sophie.

    Hugs, Sandra xx

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  30. This is just gorgeous, love the colours & your distressing is perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges & CES this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  31. Such a preety girly card. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

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  32. What a beautiful card - and what a fabulous picture of your daughter! So sorry that her friend can't be with her on her special day. Your card is just gorgeous - love the lace border and pretty colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

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  33. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Your card is gorgeous, thanks for playing along with CMM!

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  34. Gorgeous card so many beautiful embellies, fab! Love the pic too really made me smile. Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

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  35. Oh wow Mandy this is absolutely beautiful, that image, the flowers and design are just perfection, so is the lovely story and picture of your daughter some lovely memories you have shared with us. You poor thing I do hope that you feel better soon Mandy.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  36. Just so gorgeous hun...

    thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin...and good luck...!

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  37. Oh my this is just so adorable and the photograph, wow, cuteness overload!!
    Wishing you a speedy recovery xx

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  38. awww this is gorgeous , thank you for joining our embellishment challenge at CES.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

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  39. Fabulous card, Mandy!! So love this Mo image and your colouring and design is gorgeous!! Love the adorable photo of your little girl too, no wonder you had to have the image!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week! Juliexxx

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  40. What a cute image to use on your card. A gorgeous creation. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xx

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  41. Hoping you are feeling a bit better Mand. Love this creation - so fab. Having a nose around your posts as I seem to have missed some! All Fab.

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  42. What a fantastic image! Beautiful card! Hope you are feeling better and heal quickly! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

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Thanks so much for hopping over to visit & taking the time to leave a comment
Mandy xx

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