Tuesday 23 December 2014

Someone got an early Christmas present from Santa

Our lovely 17 year-old neighbour, Abi, passed her driving test - yippee - so I whipped up a card in double quick time:
I used:

- 6" x 6" white card blank

- a frame of gold mirri card

- the image is an upcycled card, but it seemed just so appropriate as if Santa is giving an early Christmas gift :)

- the L-plate was just copied and resized from the internet, printed onto glossy card, torn in half and placed so it looks as if Santa's throwing it away

- used gold peel offs for the 'Congratulations' and also Abi's name

I bet most of us can remember that heart in mouth feeling when we first took to the road without anyone sitting beside us. I certainly can!

Well done Abi, clever girl!

PS. Do make sure you join in the three year Snippets Playground Celebration party :) And I think I'm almost ready for Christmas - wahoo - that was a miracle!!!



  1. Congrats to Abi!!!! its a great feeling passing your test thanks for your lovely comment on my blog Di and fab card xxxxxxx huggles Sue xxx

  2. A fab Christmas creation, love it! Congrats to Abi!

  3. That is such an apropriate card . Congratulations to Abi but she won't be going out alone cos you know who will insist on going too! Lol. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Congrats Abi, I DO remember that moment when I passed my test (WAAAAAY back in the 80's) - smashing card, so festive!

    Seasons Greetings


  5. This card is so fun...she is going to love this!!

  6. I was a very late learner driver . . . so I CAN remember that feeling . . . plus wondering HOW you got to places . . . never had to think about routes being a passenger for so long!!!!

    Fabulous card idea Di. Abi is bound to love it. You won't see her for dust now!

    So pleased your Christmas miracle has occurred and you're now READY for the big day.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. well done Abi :D clever card Di :D

    .. and no Di cant remember being in car first time on own as think test was ten times worse :D
    ...sooo relieved to pass, wot?!!

  8. This is brilliant love it Di!!!
    Lucy x

  9. Congrats to Abi and this is a super card Di and very cleverly thought out. I too was a late learner but unfortunately as the car was not available for me to use that often it never got to feel natural and I lost my nerve. I did have some refresher lessons about three years ago, but I think that driving is not for me. I feel cross with myself sometimes for being such a scaredy cat and will probably regret not keeping it up but learning wben you are young and carefree is the best option. Glad you are ready for Christmas now Di and hope you have a lovely one. x

  10. You are so clever to come up with a card like this - which is perfect for Abi!! Who knew Santa driving a car would be the ideal image for such an occasion, but it certainly is! Congrats to Abi, and congrats to you for being ready for the big day! Merry Christmas Di!

  11. Fabulous card Di, it's a great image made special with the torn L-plate. Congratulations to Abi, and to you for being Christmas ready, I am almost there too.
    Jean x

  12. What a fun card and so perfect for the occasion!

  13. What a brilliant card! It wasn't until I read how you made it, that I realised that the L plate was added. I thought what a coincidence that you had a picture of Santa holding an L plate....... I should have guessed it was you being clever in adding it and making it look like part of the scene! Congratulations to Abi. What a fantastic early Christmas present!

    Well done, Di, on being almost ready for Christmas. I'm nearly there, still have a few prezzies to wrap and some meringues to make today but that's about it.

    Have a great Christmas. xx

  14. Super card Di and I love the idea of adding the L plate. Have a super holiday xx

  15. What a fab scene you created from a wonderful up cycled image.
    Lynn x

  16. What a great image for this card. It is just perfect. Well done to Abi. I bet she is a happy girl this Christmas. Well done for being ready for Christmas. I think I am too, but I quite miss the last minute rush to wrap up all the bits and pieces for little stockings! Kate x

  17. !WOW! Fabulous card and what a great christmas present passing her test your image is just perfect Di and great to recycle it xx

  18. What a lovely Christmas present for Abi and a fabulous card that you have made for her - a brilliant idea, were you on the cocktails!

    All set here too, buffet Christmas eve and Christmas dinner at Daughters, me cooking of course and then buffet here Boxing Day, then it's tears on Saturday when Jude goes back 'home'

    But I will get down to making some cards for the playground then, haven't made a card in over 2 weeks

    Kath x

  19. Oh how exciting for Abi! Oh yes, I can remember my first time alone on the road. lol And I can remember my youngest wanting me to go with him to town. I had laugh because I thought for sure he couldn't wait to get rid of me, but at 19 he is still asking me to go with him. lol I love, love this cute card Di! It is a perfect congrats card for Abi!! Hugs, Brenda

  20. What a perfect card to celebrate such an exciting celebration for your young neighbor. What fun she's going to have to be tooling around on her own, and enjoying freedom. How clever of you to have just 'the right card' to recycle to fit the occasion. Love all the detail touches you did to personalize it just for Abi, and bet she will too. TFS & Hugs

  21. What a fantastic card it is just right for the occasion. Hugs Jackie


Thank you so much if you take the time to comment!

This is a public blog. Those leaving a comment on any post on this blog or entering a piece of artwork into a linky do so in the knowledge that their name and blog link are visible to all who visit this blog and in so doing have published their own personal details and consented to my use of that personal information should they be selected as a winner or to accredit work.