Sunday, 26 June 2011

Easel Card for Granddaughter's 8th Birthday

Good Evening,

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

Materials used:

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,


Christa said...

Hi Elizabeth , what a lovely picture of your granddaughter. She is a pretty girl. You have made her a very beautiful card ; so nice in lilac and yellow. We had a great party for our daughter ; tomorrow she will be really 14 !! 2 more weeks school here and then we have a holiday......yippee !! Love from Holland , Christa.

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous card Elizabeth and and even more gorgeous little grandaughter. Glad you had a special day together, How true they grow so fast its frightening my Youngest Grand child is a girl and she is 16 but aren't they a joy xx
Happy Birthday for tomorrow Shari-Ann, Have a Lovely day xx Mau

Jackie said...

What a pretty young lady and a beautiful card. Where do the years go? I say that every time my grandchildren and greatgrandson have a birthday :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

stunning card elizabeth.i love the sweet tildas and fab pretty colours and details.
lovely pics of your grandaughter.its loks like she had a fab day out ;D

xx coops xx

Jules said...

Oh Wow Elizabeth .. .. what a fantastic day for you all.

Lots of special memories were made this day and I bet your Grand-daughter will remember it always. Especially the huge bookshop, that gorgeous dessert and your beautiful birthday card.

Great photographs.

Love Jules xx

Hettie said...

That is a gorgeous card you have made with alot of work in it but your Granddaughter looks like she is worth it!! Fancy a horn of plenty now!!

Hettie said...

OMG!!! Is it really 180 days until Christmas? Better get a move on!! Yikes!!!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Elizabeth thanks for your visit and your kind words. Your granddaughter is so cute just so pretty. The card you made for her is so lovely I am sure she will love it, very girlie indeed.


tiggertastic said...

this is such a lovely keepsake for any young girl to display

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