Southern Girls ~ For The Kids

Hey there my lovely blogging buddies. I have two kiddos home poorly today, for the second time this week. Winter bugs have hit our shores here in New Zealand! Poor Georgie had no voice at all on Tuesday! So I'm a bit late posting my DT creation for Southern Girls this morning, but as they say, better late than never!

It's Team Lou's turn to post this week and we have a super fun challenge theme and two utterly fabulous sponsors. Our theme is 'The Kids Are Alright', which means, we want you to create something for a child. We love all your gorgeous papercrafts, be it a scrapbook layout, card, mixed media, as long as it's a papercraft, we'd love to see it. 

Our two amazing sponsors are Lacy Sunshine Stamps and Julia Spiri. What a treat for our lucky winners. Two truly fabulous stamp designers. 

I had the great pleasure of working with a gorgeous image from Lacy Sunshine Stamps. Heather draws such enchanting characters and this lil' cutie 'Rory ~ Lil Red & Wolfie' really stole my heart. It possibly has something to do with having a 'wolf' crazy daughter, but who could resist the sweet lil' wolfie in this image?! Plus I have a soft spot for Little Red Riding Hood, I've always LOVED that cape!

I used my Promarkers to colour this sweet image and then added a touch of Wink of Stella to her blue shirt (because what little girl doesn't love a sparkly shirt?). I also added a touch of Wink of Stella to her cape buckle so it looks golden and there's a teeny touch on her hair baubles where the light would fall, but you can't see this in the pics. Wink of Stella is gorgeous in reality, but doesn't photograph well unless you catch it in exactly the right light! Trust me I tried!!

I used a paper from Pretty Grafik Designs which is part of a set called 'Little Red'. I wanted to use the forest paper as well, but as I was creating the card, I found a strip of gingham on my table and well, you know how much I LOVE red gingham so that worked it's way into the design and my idea for creating a forest background with grass trim took a backseat. I kinda like how it turned out though!

I also love that when I was sharing a cider with my brother the other night, I saw the paw print on the bottle top and had an 'aha' moment.  I think it looks fab as the key embellishment on this card. I finished the card with some enamel dots and red bakers twine and a fab sentiment cut using a La La Land Stitched Tabs die set. The sentiment itself comes from a Little Darling's sentiment set called Friendship. It's on special right now too! These sentiments are great, they're 'little' so fit so nicely into the La La Land stitched tabs dies.

Well that's it for today, I have to get these poorly poppets some lunch. Check out what my talented teamies got up to for this challenge, they have created some fabulous cards and layouts. Come and join us with your own kids creations. We'd love to see what you do with this theme. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. Have a fabulous week. Hugs, Wends x

P.S. I took another quick pic this morning, as the main one above was a bit blurry taken last night indoors. Excuse the wobbly angle, I was trying to catch the light, but this is a bit clearer than the other pic.

Challenge Entries:
Crafting By Designs: Once Upon A Time
Stamping Sensations: June ~ Feature A Creature
Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #80 ~ Animal Magic
Lil' Patch Of Crafty Friends: #35 ~ Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl Challenge: June ~ Card Challenge
Passion For Promarkers: #349 ~ Anything But Square
Deep Ocean Challenge: #130 ~ Our Furry/Feathered Friends
I Love Promarkers: #310 ~ Inspired by a Film - Hoodwinked
Crafty Gals Corner: #75 ~ Pop of Colour (Love the 'Pop of Colour' the red creates on this card)
Allsorts Challenge: #366 ~ The Great Outdoors (Nothing I love better than a picnic in the Summer. Hope this qualifies!)
Lacy Sunshine Colour & Craft Challenge: Anything Goes (invited by Heather to join in, if my early posting date is a problem, please just remove my entry x)

Update: I won the I Love Promarkers Challenge. So thrilled to win a lovely prize from Digital Delights.


Chris said…
Sorry to hear the kids are poorly Wends, hope they'll soon be feeling better.
Fabulous card, beautiful image and colouring, love the design and papers, that red gingham paper is the perfect choice, ties in so well with the cloth on the basket. The blue/red/white combo is so bright and cheerful and the bottlecap with the paw print an inspired finishing touch!
Gina's Cards said…
Such a beautiful card and gorgeous colours! Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx
Karen said…
Sweet Wends, I hope your kiddos are on the mend and feeling sparklier than ever. Your card is beautiful! Any kiddo or adult would treasure this work of (he)art. The image is darling and I absolutely love the color palette. The red gingham atop the blue sky is stunning and I do love the use of the paw print bottle cap! Inspiration always abounds, right? :o) Gorgeous work once again, my friend. You are so talented and I'm grateful for the inspiration you provide. Have a lovely night. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
What a sweetie Wends - love that rustic touch with the gingham! We too have poorly people in our house with colds (imported by DGS from Kindy) and sniffs etc. As grandparents we are not used to them!
brenda said…
A super creation and perfect for our themes Wendy and love your Little Red Hood image, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week and also this months Stamping Sensations.

B x
A gorgeous card, fabulous image and embellishments. Thanks for sharing it with us at Passion for Promarkers this week.
Lorraine DT
Pat said…
What a gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured Wends, great card.

Pat xx
Sue said…
This is gorgeous, I love the sweet image and your colouring is fabulous.
Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge.
Sue xx
coldwaters2 said…
Oh my this is absolutely gorgeous Wends I love how you have coloured that pretty image also how you did the paw on the bottle cap. the papers and card design are top notch
lorraine x
Leanne said…
Great job, thanks so much for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, love it.

Leanne DT/LPCF
Pop's Cards said…
This is simply gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x
Shona Hamill said…
Fantastic card and image! Thank you for sharing with us at I ♥ Promarkers. Hugs, Shona xx
Lena said…
Beautiful and fun card. Your colouring is beautiful as are the bright and cheerful colours you chose.
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
♥ Lena, DT
Lena’s Creations

The Crafty Den said…
Gorgeous card Wendy. I love the beautiful image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for Sue's 'anything but square' challenge. Good luck and hugs, Denise x
Lisa Mensing said…
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love, love, love the added paw print, very creative. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Gals Corner Pop Of Color Challenge. Lisa DT
Helen said…
Great card - love your colouring.

Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Helen N x
Juls said…
Really fun, love it xx
Rae Ann said…
Love the way the red gingham paper echoes the napkin in the image. The paw print on the embellishment is a great touch!

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.
Tracy said…
Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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