Picture Perfect Day

My sister is a photographer and a super talented one at that! She's my kiddos God-mamma and an utter joy germ in our lives! Her 'joie de vivre' is infectious! We all love her to bits!! She's just had her birthday (she shares the same birthday as my hubby), so I thought I'd post the card I made for her. I have had my eye on using this image from Elisabeth Bell, ever since I saw it released! For me, it had Jani written all over it!!! It's such a sweet image, right down to the polka dot knickers!

I got to work with my trusty Promarkers, added a touch of glossy accents on the glasses and a touch of glitter here and there on the flowers and that was the image done. I used a lovely Spellbinders rectangular die to edge the image and popped a pink mat behind which I distressed with scissors (because I can't find my fabby Tim Holtz distressing tool since we moved back to New Zealand!). The sentiment was one I picked up in a huge bargain box of sentiments from the Ally Pally craft fair before we left the UK and I have to say, I have sooooooo many more I need to ink up! There were loads of really great ones, but this one I knew I'd use for Jani. I had some lovely backing paper I wanted to use with this image full of lush colours, so I kept it simple, just edging the paper with green faux stitching created using a new set of stitch stamps I picked up from Lili of the Valley. I used that beautiful pewter ribbon again, I just love it, but I've run out now, sadly. So that's the card recipe, and here after my long-winded blurb is the card.


Here's a close-up of Elisabeth Bell's sweet image. I totally muffed the hair, way too yellow, and it wouldn't soften with any of the tricks I tried, but hey, live and learn. Next time, I colour blonde, I'll pull out the straw colours, not yellows! Gotta say though, kinda works on this wee cutie.


Here's a close-up of Elisabeth Bell's sweet image. I totally muffed the hair, way too yellow, and it wouldn't soften with any of the tricks I tried, but hey, live and learn. Next time I colour blonde, I'll pull out the straw tones in my Promarkers, not the yellows! Gotta say though, kinda works on this wee cutie.

Well for those of you that might be interested in my very talented sisters work, keep reading this next bit is for you...

When I was pregnant with my little man, Jani took these stunning photos of Georgie and me...

The Bump

Sharing A Secret

Mother and Daughter

I've always been super impressed with the results Jani got on that day, as we'd just stepped off a plane to Carcasonne in the South of France, we were tired, my hair was greasy, I had no make-up on and Georgie was grumpy. Yet, Jani still managed to work her magic and this is what we have as utterly timeless, priceless, beautiful memories of such a special time. Yep, she's talented all right!!!

Just while I'm on that lil' 'proud sista moment' here's the pic my sis won a highly commended place in the IGPOTY contest. That's my Georgie on the swing. Doubly proud moment for me! Okay, so just had to share my clever sis's stunning work and if you're interested to see more, you can visit her photography website here and her latest photography venture with business partner Fiona Hugues here.

Thanks for reading my long blog post today. I hope you've enjoyed it. Leave me a comment if you did and come again soon xxx


I Love Promarkers ~ #171 All Stitched Up
Passion For Promarkers ~ #201 All That Glitters
Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog ~ May/June 2013 New Beginnings (Spring Flowers/Butterflies)
Through The Craftroom Door ~ June 4th-10th Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog ~ I for Image (Image of an image being captured - LOL)
A Little Bit Crafty ~ Something Sweet
Totally Gorjuss Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes with Flowers


Loopylou. said…
aww thats the cutest card ever hunny and I absolutely adore those photos, just so beautiful
huge hugs Lou xxx
Sandra said…
The card is lovely and the photo's are stunning!!!
Thanks for sharing on the TTCRD challenges!
Pop's Cards said…
This is simply gorgeous sweetie, and gorgeous photos too your both gorgeous hugs Pops x x x
Loopylou. said…
oooh and thank you so much for sharing it with us this week over on the PFP challenge blog
hugs Lou xx
coops said…
so gorgeous wendy.adorable sweet image and I love your pretty design and colours.
Stunning pics of you too, so precious :D

xx coops xx
Tammy said…
Awww this is so sweet, I love that image! Beautiful pictures too! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x
Pat said…
Super card with a cute image. Thanks for playing along at Alphabet Challenge this week. Love the photo's too.

Pat xx
The Crafty Den said…
Hi Wendy what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Your glitter looks beautiful. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x
Lorraine said…
A gorgeous card. I love the image and fabulous stitching.
Fab photo's too.
Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Lorraine x
Lisa said…
Sweet! Perfect for the A Little Bit Crafty challenge, and I love those photos, talented is right! Thanks for joining in. :) Lisa Sparkle :)
Unknown said…
These are beautiful... So, so, so!
Oh, and the card is sweet, too! :) :) :)
Have a nice day!
Lynda Nielsen said…
awww what a cute creation. I'm so sorry you missed the EBWorld challenge. The Linky tool is available now over on the Digi Bells GDT Call. =)
Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. I love what you've done with this little cutie

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