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I am a seeker of the truth. Honesty & Integrity are very important to me. I am a student of life who Loves to learn from Life and friends. I live by a system of values and honorable principles. I am a harmony seeking idealist. I am keen to understand others,and what makes them tick.I seek ways to improve my mental ability.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Sweet Sixteen and Forever Friends


Happy 16th Lauren.

My Youngest son's girlfriend  - Lauren - was sixteen this week. My son asked me to make her a card. I was doing really well until he showed up. Then..... with all the distractions , I couldn't find the right ribbbon for the centre of the card, and I messed the box up. I was really disappointed with this but I had no time to re-do another one.

Mike said his girlfriend loved the card and her pressie's.
Here is a picture of the card before assembly.

Sweet sixteen (Forever Friends)

The challenge over at
is make a card for a girl. As the Number Sixteen is from My Forever Friends stickers I thought I would enter this card.

Here is a picture of the finished card

The box was made with the heart shape cut out and then it was covered with acetate.

(See the next post where I will share a picture of a box I made for my neice Kirsty's 21st and you will see what it looks like when stood up}

She also had a Bentley  bear that was on display for mother's day at Tesco's. But mike wanted me to make it different to the bears in the shop.  I put some butterfly ribbon across the heart the bear was holding. and on each butterfly I put the letters of her name.  Lauren. But unfortunately no picture.

My son also bought her a beautiful trinket box which he had engraved. A beautiful keepsake. She also had a Me to you magnetic bookmark and she should have also had a Me to you bear cd. But that is still on the coffee table in the sitting room. He has had no time to come pick it up as he is studying for his final exams. I hope he does well. He should do, as he is grade  A student, but he does have distractions at the moment. LOL

I remember what it was like to be 16 and in love. Those were the best days of my life. And my Mid twenties were pretty cool too.

Thanks for taking time to read this post.

Hugs Julie


Little K Smith said...

A lovely card, pretty colours and love the heart shape too !
Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends :)

Sande said...

Wow, your card is adorable. Love the shape and those FF images are so cute.

Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Monthly Challenge.
Hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Sande x

Rachel x said...

A really pretty 16th card!! :)
Thanks for joining in with us at the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge this time!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

ike said...

This is absolutely beautiful - I bet she was really pleased.
Thank you for joining us at FF monthly cha;;enge.

Ike xx