Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Ladybugs and Ruby Slippers

I have a very dear friend back in London, whose little girl just turned 7. She's about 18 months younger than my Georgie, and they have a sweet friendship. I love this age, it's full of wonder and discovery and this beautiful stamp from A Day For Daisies, I felt just captures the innocence and curiosity of youth so beautifully. My friends daughter is a very bright little cookie and I know I could have gone for an image that captured that, or for a 'grown up' girl image, which I'm sure she would have loved too. But I want my little girl not to grow up too fast, to retain the innocence of youth as long as possible, and I know my friend feels this way too about her babes, so this image for me, wraps this up in a sweet lil' bow. I find it utterly enchanting.

 Here's a closeup of the sweet image, ruby slippers and all!

I miss my friend and her kiddos dearly. We spent a lot of time together, especially in recent years, and it feels awful to miss this birthday. But our thoughts and hearts were with this gorgeous girl on this very special day.


Now for the card blurb, for those that are interested. The image as I said is from 'A Day For Daisies' and their images are full of enchanting, magical, loveliness, so do check them out. The image was coloured of course with my Promarkers and cut using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles. I found a wonderful sentiment the other day when visiting a fellow crafter's blog, that I felt was a perfect fit for this card, rather than going for the obvious 'Happy Birthday' sentiment. Thank you Paula for your generosity in sharing this lovely stamp.


I added Glossy Accents to the lil' ladybugs to give them a bit of shine and dimension and the 'Ruby slippers; were made with Stickles - Christmas Red. I wrapped a lovely 'Nu Rust' seam binding ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts around the card and added some organza ribbon with built in flowers, fabulous! I cut the edge of the green mat with Spellbinders Edgeabilities 'Classic Edges 2' and added a single flat back moss coloured pearl from MeiFlower to each corner. The background  paper is the delicious 'First Edition' papers from their 'Summer Breeze' paper pad. I love these papers, they're so substantial and half the pad has embossed and textured pages, they're really lovely to work with. This card almost falls into the CAS umbrella, there's not too much going on, but I really wanted to let the lovely image shine and I think it really does. I'm pretty sure I know a little girlie who will be very happy to have this.

Thanks for popping into visit today. Love it when you do! Come again soon and if you have your own crafty blog, leave me a message and I'll be sure to come visit you in return. Have an awesome day, Wends xxx

Challenges: 

A Day For Daisies Challenge: #72 ~ Add Some Nature
Fab 'N' Funky: #176 Animals
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenge: #172 Flowers & Bows
One Stop Craft Challenge: #231 For A Friend
I Love Promarkers: #173 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #188 Pick & Mix - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers: #204 Name That Tune ~ What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

10 comments:

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is so sweet and adorable.
Her ruby slippers are just perfect.
Caroline xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is a wonderful card gorgeous image beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny

Pat said...

Beautiful card, love the gorgeous image, thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Paula S. said...

This is just beautiful! I particularly like the lacey edge detail and the sheer white rosettes. I am so glad you found my blog and were able to put the sentiment freebie to such good use. Thanks for letting me know so that I could come by and visit. :)

carol said...

This is adorable...so pretty and delicate. thanks for joining in with our pick n mix at CRAFTY CATZ and our challenge at TPC x carol

tilly said...

I love ladybirds, it's such a pretty card, thanks for joining us at crafty catz
Christine

Nat said...

Beautiful card and fantastic song choice! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week.
Natx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous card. I love the adorable image and your great design.

Thanks for joining us this week at the One Stop Craft Challenge and good luck.

Sarahx

Sherry Eckblad said...

Cute card, love the little ladybug. Thanks for joining us at A Day for Daisies.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, thank you for joining in the Passion fro Promarkers challenge, and good luck.
Cathy xx

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