Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sweet Sixteen

I bought a small selection of old photographs the other day...all a little tatty around the edges...just the way I like them, but also ideal for using in some quick creative makes...

I love this serious little chap in his sailor suit, which reminded me that I had a cabinet photo of a more grown up young man in his sailor uniform in my stash. They seemed ideal placed together and I'm enjoying how they now seem to tell a story within the collage...

An old military cap badge was secured through the card, which reinforces the tale and I also stamped the words 'Our Boy' down the side.

A pretty Sunday School card with a simple motto completes the piece.

I'm working on the other two portraits at the moment, using lots of antique lace and a touch of sparkle...but creative time is a little lacking around here at the moment...

Because today is my baby's Birthday! She's sixteen today...I can hardly believe it - 16 sounds so grown up.
She made her Birthday cake herself, as she loves baking and is also a great animal lover...
Even the scary varieties!

She's taken the cake to school today to share with her teacher and friends. Her form tutor has been with her since year seven, but leaves today to have her baby soon. I know my daughter will miss her.
'Happy Birthday Gorgeous Girl!'
I have my in-laws arriving tomorrow to stay with us for a while, but I'll try to check into my blog when I can.

Enjoy the rest of your week,
Niki x


  1. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday Miss Sweet Sixteen
    Happy Birthday to you

    The cake looks quite yummy. I love those photographs too.

  2. Sixteen is such a wonderful year in a young girl's life! Happy sweet sixteen to your daughter, Niki! Well-done on that lovely cake, too! ;)

  3. Happy Birthday to your very pretty daughter, love the photo of her with the goat!

    Sue xx

  4. Wonderful cake, happy birthday! Niki, I so admire your collage skills, inspirational as always, I shall have to get my creative thinking cap on for making my Christams cards! x

  5. I love what you had done with those photos of the sailor boy. Great cake, I could do with a slice of that as have been out & about on the road all day! Liz x

  6. A very happy birthday to your daughter..time seems to fly doesn't it!

  7. What a good idea. I always feel sad that old photos end up in junk shops and stalls but at least you are making something beautiful out of them.

  8. Oh to be 16 again!Hope she has a wonderful birthday.Lovely cake...and a good use of the old photos.


  9. The artistic work you did with the little boy told the best story ever! I loved it. I could just imagine that guys lifes story. Great work! Happy Birthday, sweet sixteen. (I hate to tell you that I was married at 17....big mistake!) They grow up way to fast.
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday,

  10. Doesn't time fly!! Yummy cake - happy birthday E.
    Sue x

  11. Hi & congrats to the birthday girl! How lucky you are to have such a lovely bond.
    My teenangel is 15 and the whole world is against him (Kevin?).
    Enjoy the cake!

  12. Happy birthday to your beatiful sweet sixteeth!!!
    María Cecilia
    p.s. come say hi when you have time

  13. Your daughter's cake was beautiful! I hope that she had a wonderful birthday.

  14. Happy belated Birthday to your gorgeous girl x


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Niki xx