Today is a special day for Tracey in my office, as it is her 50th birthday. I think she was rather overwhelmed when she came in to work on Friday and found her desk covered in balloons, cards and gifts not to mention daffy toddler photos plastered all over the doors and in the lifts!! Little did she know though, when we waved her off in the afternoon staggering under the weight of her gift bags, that the biggest surprise was yet to come. Her daughter had arranged a surprise party for last night to which we were all invited :-) ... and bless her, she hadn't got a clue!! Goodness only knows how we managed to keep it under wraps, but I think it's fair to say that EVERYONE knew apart from her lol!!
I'd never been to a surprise party before and it was really fun .... there was lots of nervous anticipation and muffled giggles as we waited for Tracey to arrive. There was also a brilliant turnout as she had lots of family and friends there as well as her workmates. Tracey's face was a picture when she walked in, and it all turned out brilliantly and we had a great night - I'm sure her family must be really chuffed that their great organisation turned out so well :-)
I didn't take my camera though I'm sure there will be plenty of photos plastered all over Facebook today -so by way of a change (I'm not a Facebook girl myself) here are pics of the card I made for her.
I was struggling a bit initially with my mojo on this one, until I decided to break out this adorable brand new LotV image which I think is just so party-ish ... and I managed to find a doily in the back of my stash to go with it - yummy!! A bit more rootling around soon unearthed a sparkly sugary confection of papers (which are actually baby papers but I thought they fitted this card!), and with some stickle-frosted flowers (the roses could almost be made of icing don't you think??) I was on my way!
Just in case there was still any doubt about the theme I carried it on with the sentiment inside ....
Stamps: LotV "Lots of Cupcakes" and "Calendars"; Penny Black "Bubbly" transparent set sentiment inside;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; Stickles on cakes and flowers;
Papers: Papermania "Forever Friends - New Arrival";
Supplies: ribbon from Hobbycraft; lace from John Lewis; flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts;
Tools: large and lacy circle nestabilities; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch; numbers die cut using Cuttlebug "Hippy Chick" dies.
My Mum's #52 - It's A Celebration!
Joanna Sheen - Someone Special
Shabby Tea Room #109 - Birthday Bash With A Cupcake + photo inspiration
OSCC #178 - Three Circles
(image, doily and sentiment)
Pretty Little Ribbon #9 - To Die For
Totally Papercrafts #112 - Things With Wings
DYSU #67 - Glitter / Bling
Totally Gorjuss #127 - Bling
Paper Pretties Wednesday - 2 or More Designer Papers
Stamptacular #159 - Freebie Week!
I'm going out this afternoon to see the special exhibition at Liverpool Maritime museum to mark the 100th anniversary today of the sinking of the Titanic. hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend whatever you're doing.