Tuesday, 31 July 2012

WOYWW #165

This week has flown by...it hardly seems a full week since we last peeked into the desks of all the crafty lads and lasses...Pop into Julia's blog to get this weeks sneak peeks.    http://stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/                                                                  Wow...that rhymes! LOL

No desk photo's of my desk today...I was over with my grandchildren all day so instead, I am sharing a picture of the "desk" Little Miss C and I used today. I was under strict instructions that she wanted to create some more cards.

All this cardmaking interferes with little Mr P's plans for the day. Usually he has Grandma all to himself on Tuesdays. During the school year, Tuesdays are his day off preschool. We have a little routine of Starbucks for a cookie and small sized hot chocolate, a huge coffee for Grandma and then a walk home to play board games after lunch!

Having his sister home all day, every day,  for a couple of months, has thrown a monkey wrench into the board games!  Today's new routine, consisted of cardmaking  from what felt like dawn to lunchtime, a trip to Starbucks for all of us, and then home for the board games. Was he disappointed when she raced off to her room to play with her hampster and it was just he and I for Mousetrap. I had to remind him the game would last longer with just 2 players and then he was happy. He was even happier when he won!!!

Enough nattering...here is what little Miss C created today...
Although she won't be 6 till mid-October, she is very arty. She is quite good at concentrating for long periods of time and takes pride in doing things well. I am always impressed at her endurance when we paper craft together.

I got the idea of purchasing watercolour paper thank you card packs  at Michaels. I think they are 8 for $1.50  The card base is lightweight but not too bad, and it is completely flat sheen with a wee bit of texture to the card.

She places 3 dimensional stickers from the Dollar Store onto the card fronts, chalks the edges and carefully slides the finished cards and envelopes into a little acetate sleeve and puts a wee price tag of $1.50 each (now that's a entrepreneur...making 8 times the cost).

She wants to put them in the craft fair her mom is organizing... but so far, they mostly sell fairly quickly after she finishes them:) I think she has made over 20 so far...
I think the cutest thing is that she likes assembling them into the sleeves and sticking on the wee tags just as much as making them.

She has some close ups of her cards on her blog today. She also explains her "creative process".
Her blog is The Pony Girl06      http://theponygirl06.blogspot.ca/

51 comments:

Danielle said...

What better reason for no desk photo than spending time with a grandchild. I hope you enjoy your day! Dani#26

Neesie said...

Little Miss Busy Busy! How cute is she and obviously takes after Grandma with her creativity.
It's lovely to hear about kiddywinks having special time playing boardgames.
Good Luck with the craft fair...I'm sure she'll be a knockout!
Happy WOYWW
Have fun ~ Neesie #37

akilli melek said...

well she was very productive. good to encourage that entrepreneurial spirit(ok I cant spell that word but you know what i mean)
caroline #51

Tuire Flemming said...

You have had a good time with your grandchildren... I have to wait for some time - Olivia is now 11 months...
Really fantastic cards made by Little Miss C!
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #54

Redanne said...

Oh how lovely that little Miss C is so into being arty, hope she keeps it up so you can spend lots of hours crafting together. My GD is 13 now and really only interested in boys these days - ah well, it had to happen I guess. Anne x #58

Glenda Atkins said...

What a wonderful day for you and your grandchildren, you are blessed to have them close by! The little girl is indeed talented for one so young, must take after grandma!
hugs
glenda

Neet said...

What a clever little girl with such an eye for crafting. Obviously she is taking after her gran. Lovely to see you two enjoying yourselves so much.
Hope little Mr P gets interested too one day.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, neet xx #27

YoriとYayie said...

Hi... didn't realize it was a kid making them... hehehe i was too engrossed with how pretty the are...

Eliza said...

What a beautiful story thank you for sharing, I love the price inflation and how she is making the money LOL Nothing wrong with crafting with Granny, wish I could come to Michaels and get stuff, we dont have him here in Australia boo hoo.

Thanks for visiting me too.
Happy crafting
Eliza #16 again

May said...

Fabulous makes from little Miss C, it is lovely to have time to spend with your beautiful Grandchildren board-games & crafting what more does a grandmother need!! well maybe some starbucks!! Wonderful post Hugs May x x x#12

VonnyK said...

Your little granddaughter is very arty, the cards are gorgeous. A chip off the old block :) Looks like she has a good head for business too. Lovely that you get to spend time with them.
Have a great week.
Von #35

Tracy said...

Super cute and special memories, thank you for sharing xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Aw you're a good Grandma..board games are such fun for the kids and I remember how repetitive they can feel!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your grand daughter has really got an eye for card making - she's neater than me!! Good for her, long may she continue :)
Hugs, LLJ #1 xx

Helen said...

How lovely to be having fun with Grandma. I loved playing mouse trap as a child - isn't it great how the best games live on through generations. Thanks for popping by. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 19

Morti said...

How sweet is your Grandaughter? She's a poppet! Love that she has her own "blog" too....

famfa said...

Love kids crafting. Good for her - will check her blog later. Great cards.

The picture on my blog is a lighthouse - you can see more here http://jam2maplesyrup.blogspot.com
Thanks for visiting
Famfa 33

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

She did such a great job on the cards! Very pretty :)

I totally understand about summer routines. It's been a bit of a challenge at times, but fun.

Sue Althouse said...

Such cute cards! No better way to spend time than with the grandchildren. Precious times.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like your grand daughter will be paying her way through college if she keeps this up! She has a very good eye though, those cards are very pretty.

Hugs
Brenda 3

Erika said...

I want to play at yours in the holidays too. Your granddaughters cards are fab, I have a niece a little older who is the same. Enjoy all the games and making over the rest of the holidays, hugs Erika. #114

kay said...

i admire your grandparenting skills :)
have a super woyww
kay #82

jo said...

Lovely post, thanks for sharing! Such a great hobby to share......and even better that she's making some money for the pony fund lol!
Hugs Jo x

Clare with paint in her hair said...

awww those are adorable cards! Bless her

Di said...

Super cards! Bless her little cotton socks.

Yes, inserts are folded paper stuck inside cards and left either plain or with a printed or stamped message on.

Happy WOYWW, Di x #11

Ali H said...

great fun you are having together ! Lovely to see the next generation of crafters in the making ! Thanks for stopping by earlier ! Ali #53

Peggy Cain said...

I'd skip playing in my studio to play with my grandkids too.. then if they're here they have their own little spot in the studio with all the supplies they are allowed to use and we "art" together that's one of my favorite times well right after storytelling. Have a great day !

Mary Pat Siehl said...

simply wonderful!!

laura said...

What a wonderful grandma...the cards are adorable too

Barb King said...

What a fun grandmother you are! You are making wonderful memories with her!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You've got quite the little business woman on your hands there, Grandma! And I loved your Tuesday Time with just Mr. P., playing board games. How fun!!

sandee said...

I use to love playing mousetrap, glad to see that it is still around! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Craftychris said...

Fabulous cards especially from one so young. How nice that you are crafting together. Thank you for visiting my desk and have a fabulous week xx #103

Annie said...

You certainly have a very talented little Granddaughter there. How lovely to share crafting times together.
Hugs,
A x #64

Sandy said...

What fun you must have together crafting away. I have left a message on her blog about her wonderful cards. Sandy :) #43

Victoria said...

What a talented creative soul your granddaughter is! It's fantastic that she can concentrate like that at her age - I help at a kids club and the little ones always rush their artwork so we have to find something else for them to do while the older ones finish! Sorry you lost Mouse Trap - better luck next time!!

April said...

Sounds like you've been having fun! The thank you cards are great! x

Tilly Tea Dance said...

You can never start too young! I have been crafting with Mum since I was about 3 and I love it. Skills for life. You have a talented and very lucky granddaughter. x M

Becky said...

Her cards turned out adorable!

BJ said...

Aww so cute, so nice to have a child interestred. My son used to do a bit with me but at 13yrs he's not at all interested in papercrafting now!

As for the ironing, I do it in my bedroom along with my crafting and actually managed most of the pile I photographed on Wednesday. I used to use the ironing board for crafting too until my hubby made my desk bigger. I HAVE to put mine away else I'd be tripping over it.

Thanks for stopping by - BJ#76

RosC said...

Lovely work by the little Miss. She's got good skills to develop; that's very clear. I love having Jazzie float into my room and just start something she learned last time but adding something interesting.
Take care,
Ros. #60

Amy E said...

WOW! Not even 6 and she's already making AND SELLING her own cards?!?! Impressive! And they're beautiful!

I'm having a giveaway, open worldwide this week. Come check it out if you get the chance!

Amy E. #30
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Cath Davidson said...

What a talent she has, and to have patience for it too at that age. Hope she raises lots at her sale xxx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Wow what fun you are having here..enjoy the hols with your little ones! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #43

Lindart said...

What lovely little cards! I can't wait for a grandchild to pass all my crafty wisdom to! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'll go and check on that word verification thing on my blog. Thanks!

Jingle said...

Very cute cards!

sandysewin said...

How wonderful that you get to craft with your granddaughter and play games with the grandson. :-)

And Mousetrap! That was a blast from the past, lol.

Happy woyww,

Sandy #120

Maxam Made said...

What a great grandma! Starbucks, Cardmaking and Mouse trap!!! Your grandaughters card are beautiful!!!
I enjoyed a peek at your day!
Ginny #46

Anonymous said...

Fantastic cards by your grand-daughter, she is very talented.

Happy belated WOYWW xx

Queen Lightwell said...

I saw your granddaughters blog! I just now put two and two together though. ;) Anyways, its lovely that you all have something to do together, something creative and productive that will give her memories for a lifetime, preserved already in scrapbook form, huh? :)
Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment!
Deeyll #134

Kezzy said...

Sounds like a fun day for all was had and woyww your grand-daughter is extremely crafty. My daughter is 15 but is a tom boy, her colours are black and purple and she is not really into art, mind you she has picked art classes in her next school year so watch this space lol lol may have a crafter after all lol. Been looking through all your posts, the wedding looked amazing, love all the creations you have made and really love the crafty goody bag you made for your friend. Happy woyww :-) Kerry x