Monday, 7 July 2014

Happy Birthday daughter of mine - Card 39

I made this card for my youngest daughter, the mother of my grandchildren.

The image has special meaning as my granddaughter bought a box of vintage and old fashioned cards for 50 cents at a garage sale. She has plans to upcycle the images. They are that lovely old fashioned paper...the kind that has a bit of texture to the paper and yet has no sheen...a lovely flat, slightly linen type paper. She carefully carried the box into my house, and we sat down and looked through them together. She thoughtfully chose this card to give me for my stash...what a little sweetie!


She was so happy to give me this image to use and is looking forward to seeing what I made with it. She is 7 years old and is a card maker herself, so knows the joy of a unique image!

I added a few green diamonds to the flower centres and a  teensy miniature 3D butterfly and ladybug.
The green filigree look in the  orders as a spellbinder die that was torn, so I cut it apart and slid it between the layers for a little corner detail.

****************This is card 39 of 50. I have been on a consumables spending freeze until I made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock exempt).***************

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop -must use snippets
2. Crafty  Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Extra - must cover card with paper




29 comments:

brenda said...

Isn't that image a sheer delight Mo and so colourful as well. Sure your daughter will really appreciate her birthday card.

B x

Doreen said...

A gorgeous image and fab design,just beautiful.xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, just love all the colours used...and what a sweetie she is.xx
♥aNNie

The Journey is the Start

Erika said...

Hi Mo, great image and so cute. A really bright and cheerful card I'm sure your youngest daughter will love it.

Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

cuilliesocks said...

An adorable card Mo, lovely image and great design and embelishments, Kate x

jimlynn said...

So adorable! Love the vintage image and know your daughter will love the card.
Lynn

Buttons said...

Oh this is lovely Mo and I'm sure your youngest will be thrilled to see it. Jenny x

April said...

This is so sweet and lovely! How special to use this piece she has given you. Great job!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Well, it looks like your granddaughter defintely has an eye for a great image. She will love what you have done with it. So pretty.
Thanks for the visit to my blog and your words of encouragement. I guess we all lose our mojo from time to time.
Caroline xxx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous papers and a fabulous card, bet both your Daughter and especially your Grand-Daughter will love it.

Kath x

Asha said...

Oh how precious ... both, your granddaughter and the image she chose for you. LOVE how you've worked the card. Have a lovely week!
hugs, Asha

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mo, I like the adorable image and the colours.
Kevin xx

Kathy said...

It has been MUCH too long since I checked in on your blog, and I can see I have a LOT of catching up to do! But not before I say what a treasure to have a granddaughter who has a love for vintage things, especially pieces that can make such beautiful cards as this! Love this card, Mo!

Tracy said...

Your granddaughter will be so proud of the card you made out of her stunning card front.
I am sure your daughter will love it as well.
It is so cute and the papers you used are perfect with the image.

linda said...

aww, this is so sweet! your granddaughter must have a keen eye to find this bargain and i'm sure your daughter will love it.

Jules said...

Hi Mo

I think it is great when cards have special meanings between people ... and they are handmade! What more could anyone want?

This one is so lovely and I bet your daughter will think so too.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Di said...

Oh how lovely Mo! This card will be well loved, especially with the little tale behind it!

Isn't it funny, I was only thinking yesterday that there was no news for ages about little Miss - spooky!

Sorry I'm a bit late commenting, playing catch up here!

Hugs, Di xx

SARN said...

Just fabulous Mo. Bet her little eyes light up when she sees it.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Maureen, such a wonderful image and pretty papers. How lovely to be able to make a card with so much meaning.
Pauline
x

Di said...

Oh Mo - I just cried here about the bedtime chat between those little ones that you left. Truly, I wept - so, so sweet :)

Hugs, Di xx (and a secret hug for them both from Parsnip too, he also looks sad/happy/touched!)

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Mo love that image it is full of so much sweetness and delight, love it.
hugs
lorraine x

Pia S said...

Awww, so sweet of her! I think you chose a great layout for it, allowing the image to get all the attention it deserves, and no overpowering embellishments! I'm sure she's going to love what she sees!

Cornelia W said...

I am getting a flashback to my childhood - we had picture books in that style - I LOVE it!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A wonderful bit of up cycling Maureen and how lovely that you can craft with your granddaughter! Susan x

Joann Burton said...

Love this...Brings back memories. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Sarah said...

How sweet that your granddaughter carefully selected that image for your stash. I how you used a minimal number of embellishments to highlight the image and yet let it remain the star of the card. I'm sure you daughter will love her birthday card and your granddaughter will love what you did with the image she gave you. Lovely card.

Greta said...

Oh this is so pretty!

Karen Petitt said...

Such a sweet thing to do Mo! A very precious and lovely young lady. I love the fact that she is a card artist already, such a wonderful and precious thing Karen xx

Hazel said...

What a sweet gift from your granddaughter. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July - hope to see you again soon. x