My stampin' up! blog - Stamping Scene

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Simply Scored for a challenge!

Not only is this week special nationally, but it's a special week in our house too!  I become the mother of a teenager which is awesome realising that my little girl is going to be 13!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The traits of a teenager are already emerging, (oh joy!) and the notable distaste for pink!  However when we went to Disneyworld at Easter I was thrilled to see her get this excited about Donald and Daisy Duck.

However the moment of thinking she was still just my little girl disappeared when only Olivia could turn wearing a Padawan, trainee Jedi cloak into a fashion show!!!!!!

And of course the exuberance of pending teenagerdom shone out..........!

In answer to her moving on to things more trendy and the days when Mum just causes embarrassment I have gone for a card with bling factor and hope that it will stand up to the criticism of teenagers! I've also acknowledged that her teenager status is shared with the Jubilee celebrations and so went for a  patriotic colour scheme.

stampin' up! mixed bunch with sparkle and simply scored scoring tool
Coincidentally it's fallen in  with the Less is More challenge of red, white and blue and so the initial version at the top is for them and the lower version is the finished product for my BIG little girl.
Hope you are enjoying your celebrations whatever they maybe..

Less is more - red white and blue


Chrissie said...

Sweet cards Zoe!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Gibmiss said...

Hi Zoe
Gorgeous card...... Happy birthday to your daughter......
Hugs sylvie xxx

Fiona said...

Great design Zoe, so original.

Scrapmate said...

Love the way you've scored & added the gems.

sue w. said...

Hi Zoe, Great less is more card for your big little girl. Hope she enjoys her birthday celebrations.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Hugs Sue W.

Deanna said...

Hi Zoe,
Your card is perfect for a teenager. It is always hard to know what they are going to the way my 15 yo said it was cute)~hugs Deanna

Marijke said...

nice card

DesignerDiva said...

Great CAS card Zoe I love the design with all the bling! I love the pictures too, my daughter hit her awkward teenage years at 8 years old and is still at that stage at almost 23!
Hugs Laurie xx

Mandi said...

Lovely cards Zoe, lovely pics too
Thank you very much
"Less is more"

An Occasional Genius said...

Well firstly Happy Birthday wishes to Olivia!! As for you.....welcome to inimitable world that is mothering a teenager! Hang on to your sense of humour & never be far from a bottle of wine!!! xx

Love the card in both it's incarnations.

Susan said...

Ahhhh..the fun has begun! Nothing like those teenage years!! Love the LIM card...very unique and creative!

Alison xx said...

Great cards Zoë. Bling is still OK then for a teen ??!! Congratulations to your beautiful girl and a big happy birthday from us and our new teen too. A xx

Zoe Tant said...

Oh yes as she's turning into a young lady and all us ladies love diamonds!!!!!! Zx

Vicky Hayes said...

I should imagine the card went down very well Zoe - it's beautiful. I love the gems at the ends of the scorelines. Enjoy your young lady's company - you'll blink and she'll be leaving home! Vicky x

Jenny said...

Such a cool the smattering of bling on the scored lines :0)
I bet your daughter loved the card :0)
Jenny x

Lynne said...

I love both versions of this Zoe. I well remember the trauma of teenage daughters and I don`t envy you lol. Only kidding it`s not that bad honest.
Lynne xxx

Unknown said...

Great card Zoe - love the embossed lines. Wish your daughter a very happy 13th birthday.

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Zoe! I hope your lovely teenager had a wonderful birthday, and who wants pink when you can be a jedi!!!

Aileen said...

Super card. Love the bling. x


A very inventive CAS design Zoe - love the bling! Happy 13th birdthay to your beautiful teenager!
Sylvia x