My youngest grandchild, Shari-Ann will be eight years old tomorrow and I do not know where the years have gone and how she got to be so old! It seems like just yesterday she was born, but she is still our little pride and joy : )
For a birthday treat we took her to the biggest book shop in Ayr town where she had her pick of the books. We had a lovely time browsing there and here she is in the coffee-shop afterwards. Shari-Ann loves animals, her ambition is to be a zoo-keeper when she grows up, so not surprisingly her final choice of books featured animals, one is about two kittens and another is about a dog called Best Mate.
After the visit to the bookshop it was on up the coast to Largs to enjoy her first experience of tea at Nardini's. Here she is with her dessert - a horn of plenty filled with all sorts of luscious things including black cherries. The weather was a bit miserable but we had a most enjoyable day.
And here's the card I made for her. At one time everything had to be pink but her taste in colour is developing so I thought I could be daring and give her yellow and lilac. Because her birthday comes shortly after the longest day I went for a really summery theme. The Tildas came from my stock of images coloured on holiday and the gorgeous design papers are digitals from Bearly Mine Designs.
The toppers with the birthday greeting and her name were computer generated - the number 8 and alphas are from a freebie set from Scrappy Bug at Free 2 Scrap - a wonderful digital resource if you have not already discovered it.
I made the flowers using yet another freebie, a button flower stamp given away with a magazine. After stamping, using a purple ink pad, on to the leftover DP, I cut the flowers out, pinched the petals, layered them and adhered a button to the centre - a simple and inexpensive way to make flowers.
Shari-Ann loved the card and plans to keep it out on display in her bedroom forever!
I'm submitting this card to the following:
Bearly Mine Challenge No.13 - Summer is Here
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog #2 - Flowers
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge - Buttons
Papermania textured card, lilac (base),; pearlescent card, yellow (layering); Bearly Mine Design digital papers, Spring Blossoms lilac floral & Simply Dots yellow dotted; Scrappy Bug Digital Kits (free) Alpha from Sky's the Limit set; Stamped images, Tilda with Cute Skirt & Cherry Tilda; ProMarkers; Flower stamp (free with a magazine); Whispers ink pad, Rio Purple; Anita's Christmas Ribbon, lilac; Yellow & lilac buttons from stash.
So that's it - after a lovely day I'm off to plan what to do next and find some time to check out a few of your blogs. I hope you have all had a lovely weekend whatever you've been up to and that the week ahead is a good one for you.
Happy Crafting to you All,