7 September 2013

All Grown Up!

Hi everyone. Just to reassure you (especially Patricia ;) I'm still alive and kicking! Some larger DT samples projects have kept me busy, and then we've just returned from a 300 mile round trip to the University of Surrey for an open day (the joys of parenthood eh?) All this because my eldest 'baby' has turned 18 today!! It's wonderful and terrifying all at the same time knowing what may be in store for him.


Shop bought card for the occasion? I don't think so, especially as he has a passion for chemistry, and let's face it, that is not your average matter! So here it is, a card in my style (which I can safely say is not CAS!!!)


These giant puzzle pieces are great focal points for a large image and embossing helps to prevent the 18 from disappearing into the background. The focal colours included DI's Dusty Concord, Crushed Olive, Gathered Twigs and Pumice Stone.


Having said that I always reach for DI Walnut Stain, DP Picket Fence and more recently Archival Watering Can for pretty much every project. They are definitely both essentials and favourites.


Papers came from a couple of collections and were altered/layered with other cs and tissue tape. And Glossy Accents highlighted the bottles/mixing bowl.


This is being entered into the following challenges;

Time to go and make a chocolate covered pineapple upside down cake, see who's on Strictly this year, and catch up on some much needed blog visiting/commenting. And I promise to be back on (if not before) Wednesday with one of those large projects.
For now enjoy the rest of your weekend and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

43 comments:

  1. Lovely card Jenny, and how suitable for your young chemist! Hope he has a fab time in University (I remember how nervous I was when my eldest went off!) xxx Keren

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  2. Oooh fabulous card Jenny, I bet he absolutely loved it!!

    Sam xxx

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  3. A fantastic card, Jenny!

    And yes - it is so you! Love your choice of colours and images so much! And yes, it is a true parents adventure when kids start a new school! (My son has just started secondary school some days ago - wow! Think, I am more excited that he is ;).

    Wishes,
    Claudia x

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  4. Good evening Jenny, Glad to see this wonderful post when I clicked on.
    Happy birthday to your "baby" they grow up so quickly
    Your creation is absolutely brilliant I love everything about it.
    Happy crafting
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  5. Wow Jenny. What an amazing card. It will certainly be treasured by your son. Strictly looks like fun, I love it too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  6. Fabulous 18th birthday card. I love the number 18 which stands bold and proud and the added texture is fabulous. The chemist is perfect as are the dimensional bottles too. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

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  7. Fabulous 18th birthday card. I love the number 18 which stands bold and proud and the added texture is fabulous. The chemist is perfect as are the dimensional bottles too. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

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  8. Fantastic card for a budding chemist - what a brilliantly grungy look, and the colouring of the images is fab... Love those embossed numbers and scrummy background too.

    Happy Birthday to the boy!
    Alison xx

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  9. So pleased to see you using this - my favourite set of Tim stamps - ever! You have done the most amazing job with them, love your colouring, your layering and masking and those numbers are superb. A wonderful job, as ever Jenny! Hugs, Anne x

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  10. Apologies, meant to to say a big Happy Birthday to your Son too! A x

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  11. This is just fabulous Jenny, an incredible creation of the chemist and his concoctions in bottles, wonderful work. And you were at the uni? I am literally about10 miles away!!! Hope it went well.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  12. Fabulous card jenny! Such a great keepsake for your boy. Time goes so fast i can't believe that my boys are now 32 and 27 next week. Hope you are all enjoying the weekend
    Toni x

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  13. This stamp set was surely made for your son's birthday!
    The coloured bottles makes them pop against the neutrals elsewhere on this fabulous card.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  14. Wonderful card Jenny and I bet he loved it! Love how you did the numbers and layered the different elements! Happy birthday to your eldest baby, such an important mile stone....

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  15. lol...definitely not CAS! I have a chemistry loving son too, many happy returns to your baby and wishes for an exciting life! An absolutely wonderful card.
    Dot x

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  16. Love what a fantastic card you have made from the chemistry elements. That little splash of purple is just fabulous. A big birthday when it is one our own, so a wonderful keepsake for your son. Have a great weekend!

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  17. An amazing card I bet he loved it.

    Chrissie x

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  18. Hi Jenny is the University of Surrey in Guildford on the grounds where the cathedral is? If so then I worked on the campus site many moons ago at the Examination board, loved it. This is my home town area (8 miles away) and I can't wait to move back there to be with all my family.

    Back to your gorgeous make. Glad it's not a CAS because I love to see all the layers you manage to put on your pieces. Such wonderful artistic talent and I am sure your son loves it.

    Thank you for sharing with us at C2CU challenges.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x


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  19. Fabulous card Jenni and perfect for your son with the chemistry elements. Very cool! Love the colours and those fantastic embossed numbers. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  20. I'm sure your 'baby' chemist just loved his card - it's fabulous as always.

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  21. I've looked at those TH stamps and wondered, how would you use them? Now I know - you need a chemistry-loving son! :-)

    Seriously, this card is fantastic. I really love how you've added purple and green (such potion-y colours) to your favoured vintage walnut palette.

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  22. Hi Jenny.......belated Birthday wishes to your son :-)

    This is a wonderful card and the layers you have created are wonderful. I have not used my set yet but hope to play during the week.

    Crafty hugs Annie x

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  23. Fabulous card, Love all the amazing layers...I bet your lovely son Loved it...Have a happy Sunday...Hugs May x x x

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  24. Brilliant card for the chemist in your family - bet he loved it! We are off next week to take my 18 year old on a 600m round trip to start uni....so worrying, frightening and exciting all at the same time!!

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  25. Fabulous card Jenny,brilliant images and yes, very 'your' style. I'm sure you 'baby' loved his card - much better than a shop bought one.
    Avril xx

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  26. Hey Jenny - so your son is going to University and he has a passion for chemistry. Wow!! I am proud for you both!! There are amazing things in store for this very bright young man. I love your card. Now I have to go back and study it again. I have seen floor puzzle pieces made into a card. Did you use a floor puzzle piece? And by the way - your use of the word matter was quite funny! I am about to die for a piece of that chocolate cover pineapple upside down cake. It sounds so good.
    Sandy

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  27. What a fabulous card Jenny, just perfect for your 'baby's' 18th. I love how you've used the puzzle piece and the colours of your potions xx

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  28. Jenny what a super duper card which your son I am sure will love. Chemistry - what a gift to the world that will be.
    Your colouring and shading on the many textures you have incorporated into this certainly rules out even a possibility of CAS.
    Instead it moves to the category of wonderful!

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  29. This is so cool! Love how you layered a colored everything! Congrats on your son going to college! :)

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  30. Holy cow! I just kept staring at this card...and I possibly drooled, too, due to all those amazing techniques you employed! I adore the layers and dimension, the careful use of color and the overall arrangement of elements so that this card jumps to life! Stellar job and you certainly are a Stamping All Star in my book! Thanks for sharing this with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

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  31. Oh this is deliciously inky and grungy. Love the colouring of the potion bottles. Fantastic make as always hon! crafty hugs xxx

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  32. Fab card for a budding chemist Jenny! Mine did Physics and would have really liked this card - still would even though he's far from a student these days. Your son will absolutely love uni and make friends there he'll keep for life. Love, Margie xx

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  33. A wonderful card with great elements.

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  34. Superb and perfectly apt card Jenny! I'm sure your son loves it. It has incredible depth. That cake sounds scrummy! Nicola x

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  35. Hi Jenny, what a wonderful card, I can't believe he is 18!
    Rosie x

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  36. What a gorgeous card Jenny , love how you have used The Chemist and the glossy and coloured bottles work a treat! A fab make , thanks for being a wonderful friend...I am playing catch up...huge hugs trace x

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  37. Brilliant card to go with the brilliant book!

    Dianne.

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  38. Wow Jenny! This is amazing! Love that stamp! I need to get that one too! You've colored him in perfectly. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  39. Your baby is all grown up, sad and scary tis true! Love his card! The 18 all embossed is perfect! Love the colored bottles too!

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  40. You all are killing me with this Chemist! What a great card for your "18" year old! Love all layers and that embossed 18 is so cool! Happy Weekend!

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  41. Returning again with another hat on! Thanks for sharing this wonderful card with us at C2CU this month Jenny. I love all those layers and your use of that chemist stamp is just fab.

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  42. Truly lovely project! Thank you for joining in with the September Country View Crafts challenge - we really appreciate it!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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