Tuesday, July 3, 2012


When I was a young child, my parents always encouraged me to dream big. And boy, did I dream big....I wanted to do everything and be everything and visit all places and....On a short list of things was the dream to fly a fighter jet ( motivation ? - Top Gun, Tom Cruise and that should explain it all), travel the world and see all the beautiful places, live beautifully and with grace( whatever that meant at that age) and sing. Well, some of those dreams came true, though regretfully, not the fighter jet one...
And when I had children, I encouraged them to dream and dream big. So my daughter's dream, along with the usual travel the world and be popular, is to buy a loft in the city ( used to be NYC but is quickly shifting to San Francisco), drive a Lamborghini in a beautiful black dress and black pumps. Well, I can't give her all that, so I made this card for her birthday

The card has all her favorite things and of course, she loves to shop just like the "Shopping   Willow" from Whiff of Joy. She even has similar boots :)

On to the details.....
The Skyline is NYC, or my version of NYC skyline. I drew and cut it using my trusted craft knife. Quite pleased with the results, if I may say so myself...The airplane is a magnolia image. 

For the black dress, I looked at a number of drawings on the internet and then ended up drawing it up by hand. The edges of the mannequin are distressed just a teeny bit to give it a bit of definition.

Of course, where can one go without the trusted Lamborghini and beautiful black pumps ? On a side note, have you looked at the cost of these cars, if they can be called that. In many parts of the country you can buy a house, furnish it and still have money left over !!
But then I did encourage her to dream big :)

Her birthday is a week away but then she doesn't follow the blog, so it can safely remain our secret till the D-day..
Submitting for the following challenges:
Whiff of Joy challenge 
Anything goes challenge where the challenge was polka dot with a birthday theme

Charisma Cardz challenges where this week is all about "Anything goes"


  1. Gorgeous card, i love this, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, Gaynor x x

  2. Hi , this is a really great card !! There is so many to see .... Thank you for joining us at WOJ. Christa.

  3. Gorgeous card, love your layout, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

  4. oh this is gorgeous,love the layout,and super detail,,bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs Cherylxxxx

  5. hi...!!! what a unique card... simply stunning n bold!!