Thursday, September 24

Sweet Sixteen

Morning all, today is my daughter Emma's 16th Birthday. Can't believe my baby is 16. We woke her with a fabulous rendition of tra la la la la la la la Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen lol. I knew this was the stamp that I wanted to use for her card so when I saw the new challenge over on WoJ yesterday it was perfect to tie it in with Emma's card.

Our precious little girl when she was 3 weeks old contracted E-Coli Meningitis a rare form of Meningitis affecting babies under a month old and was seriously ill. We were told that it didn't look good, so we expected the worst. I had never prayed so much but the big guy upstairs was with us the whole way. Today she is 16........ she had a Guardian Angel watch over her. I bought this stamp for this very reason and for this very special birthday card for Emma. I also made a box for the card as you can see with velvet ribbon as a keepsake for her.
She was delighted with it when she opened it this morning but not delighted with the fact she had to go to school.

Meningitis is a serious condition and has many different strains. Please take a minute today to visit the Meningitis Research website and learn the signs and symptoms of Meningitis and how to do the "Tumbler Test". Anyone of any age can get Meningitis or Septicaemia and as the colder months are upon us now it is vital to be aware of these symptoms.

~ Supplies ~

Stamps ~ WoJ Guardian Angel Collection
Inks ~ Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa
Papers ~ Papermania Blueberry Hill
Access ~ Prima flowers, Cuttlebug Script embossing folder, Papermania brads, Thickers numbers, ribbon form Cuddly Buddly, Woodware leaf punch, Book dies by Spellbinders, Glamour dust

*TOP TIP ~ inking around the edges of your paper gives it more depth and a professional look and finish*

Thanks for taking the time to visit, you make my day!

Stampin hugs

~ Ali x ~


Rose Petal said...

Hi Ali. What an absolutely gorgeous card you have made for your daughter. It is simply stunning.
Sandra x

CraftyC said...

Your card is just gorgeous Ali, so pretty and I'm sure Emma will treasure it. Have a fab day!!

Emma said...

happy 16th birthday Emma hope you have a lovely day!!!
your card Ali is stunning and i love it loads and i'm sure Emma sure the true meaning of the card as well and something to truely treasure as well. have a great day with her ali xxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Yeah! What a stunnning card! Love the image and your details are gorgeous! I'm so happy for you that you can celebrate with your precious duaghter today. My neice contracted meningitis at 3 weeks old and has come through it. It was very serious for her too. Thanks for bringing it to our awareness again.

Have a fab day Judy x

Cathy said...

Awww Ali this is stunning, a really beautiful card. I am sure Emma will treasure it,
and Happy Birthday Emma!!!
Cathy xx

Elin said...

You are no where near old enough to have your baby be 16!! It's a fantastic card. No wonder she loved it. Hope the pair of you enjoy the celebration!

Elin said...

Yep, it's me blogging now! Thought I'd better jump on the band waggon! We need to get Maggie to do a class soon so we can get together!

Tara said...

What a beautiful keepsake Ali, I bet your daughter will treasure it forever!
Sorry you went through such a traumatic time when she was a baby and I'm glad she pulled through! My Georgia was 7 months old when she contracted viral meningitis so I know where you're coming from!! We have much to thank 'Him upstairs' for don't we!!!
Big hugs, Tara xx

Donna said...

Super sweet card Alison and such a perfect keepsake too! Happy Birthday to Emma, hope you all have a fab day :) Donna x

kath said...

beautiful card Ali and I know Emma will treasure it forever...Happy Birthday Emma....and what a bummer having to go to school on your birthday....big hugs kath xxxxx

Cass said...

Beautiful card Ali,as are all your recent cards.Happy birthday to your daughter too.
Cass xxx

Allison said...

beautiful card, bet she loved it, wish her many happy returns from me

cats whiskers said...

OMG this is a truly stunning card, what a gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured. hope you are well sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Cazzy said...

That is lovely and the book is so clever I hadn't though to use the script embossing on the book pages, silly really.

Cazzy x

Lynsey said...

Wow Ali this is such a stunning card! Hope your daughter enjoyed her birthday!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Giò said...

So sweet!!! I love all details of this card:))


Annie said...

Ali this is a stunningly beautiful card for Emma's 16th birthday! and a lovely box for memories too. thanks for the timely reminder about meningitus - we had a scare with one of my grandsons a few weeks back - but fortunately just a very bad chest infection that needed steroids, an inhaler and antibiotics - a lot for a 4 year old to cope with.
hugs, annie x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is truly gorgeous, such wonderful WOJ and love how you've made the book.
Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Carole said...

What a very special card Alison, I hope your daughter had a great birthday!
Carole x