Wednesday, 1 December 2010

It's Wicked!

My daughter is 14 - SOB!! Can't believe she is getting so big! Thankfully she is still innocent and sweet and I'm doing my very best to keep her that way!!

Part of her present was a theatre visit at Victoria Apollo to see Wicked. The girls have seen it already and raved about it so I was looking forward to it. What a show! I was enthralled by the voices of the main singers, particularily the "not so" wicked witch.; WOW!! We had seats in the dress circle above and this is the main stage as seen from the top:

It was a bitterly cold night last Thursday with more than a promise of the snow that lay ahead (we are totally snowed in now here in London) but this show sure warmed the heart. This was one of my favourites - no comparison to the real thing though:

It's the Broadway version but you get the drift. Here's another fab song. This one is actually performed by two of the main performers we saw, Rachel Tucker and Lee Mead:

Rachel Tucker is a truly amazing singer!

Here is my 14 year old enjoying a birthday dinner at Zizzi's at Victoria prior to the performance:

Shocking how time fly by!! Seems only yesterday I held her as a tiny baby in my arms!

I made this card for her:

The image is a bratz colouring page freebie, I've included it below in case you want to use it. I coloured her in with Copic markers and mounted her on two large ovals cut with my Grand Scalloped Oval Nestabilities. These larger shapes are terrific when you want to use a bigger image. My card here is an A5 size.
You can't see it but her eyelids, top, belt and shoes are glittery, as are the scallops.

Products used:
Main patterned papers is Basic Grey Eva and I sewed a border all around it on the front - I sewed decorative borders around the skewed panel too and dotted with pink fabric stars - HOTP Musical brads - Bo Bunny Olivia trims, this pack contains that green imitation leather trim and gorgeous brown ruffled ribbon - I made the sentiment and have included that below for you too, minus the name of course :-)

Click on the images below and save the larger versions to your hard disk:

Thanks for popping by. Keep warm!!! :-)


Unknown said...

They do grow up very quickly, and she is gorgeous she looks very much like you, I bet she loves her card, love the little notes.
Chris x

Larisa said...

Great card))) Love this image))

Random Acts of Krafting said...

What a great card. It is nice so see your daughter having fun with you. I hope to do the same with mine as they get older.

Julie said...

Your card is gorgeous,it's scarey how quickly our babies grow up. Thankyou so much for sharing the image,it's my daughter's 12th birthday this week and I've been searching for the perfect image,now I've found it!
Thanks again Julie x,(Newbie follower)

Gunn (Merete) said...

Hello Karen.
This is such a beautiful card, I love it, the colors are so great. And your image is stunning, thanks for this freebie. And she will be used, that`s for sure.
isn`t it amazing how time flies when you have kids... suddenly they are schoolchildren, then are the teenagers and before you know it, they are old enough to move to their own homes....
But then again, that`s life.

Julie said...

Hi Karen,I thought you might like to call by and see the card I made using your lovely image,I've added a link to you so that other people can see your beautiful creations too. Thanks again for sharing this lovely image,Julie.x

kbrandy4 said...

Thank you for sharing these digis Karen, they are fab. Hope your daughter had a great time.

Hugs Hazel xx