How's the weekend going so far, my friends? We had a fun-filled Saturday with little Zara, my almost 3 god-daughter. I shoo-ed her parents off to pursue some adult activities such as grocery shopping while we had our way with the little imp. Not quite how it turned out, I tell ya! All morning she was on a mission share her love of bubbles with our dogs, without much success. Snoopi, the fast-riding biker-chick, was terrified of things that pop in mid-air while the Andy & Rosie remain unimpressed, preferring to carry on snoozing. After lunch, I introduced her to the sophisticated art of card-making. She seemed intrigued but I suspect her true vocation lies in face-painting. By 7pm we were slightly fatigued (read: zonked out) and draped ourselves on the sofa while Zara continued to entertain us with an impromptu 20-minute solo rendition of "La la la .....". The concert was cut short when her parents came to
And that, folks, is how I got to making today's card. Zara's concert finale reminded me of the carol "Deck the halls" so I fished out some freebie stamps I got last year to make a Christmas card for my precious god daughter. I'm taking my card to sing along with 52 Christmas Card Throwdown "Christmas Carol / Hymn" and Christmas Cards All Year 'Round "Kid's Christmas". The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches #48.
Stir 'em up and we get:
|The patterned papers are from Papermania "Festive Frolic" 8x8 pack. It's from a few years back and probably retired now. I chose these papers for the card because the colours and dots matched Zara's sun-dress.|
|Mindful of her need to taste-taste everything, I kept embellishment to the minimum - just some twine and bits of ribbon. Instead, I used Diamond Stickles to jazz things up.|
|Stamped the robins with are free stamp set from 2010 and coloured them with SN pens. Haven't a clue what that stamp is called.|
|See? No pop-dots. It's as child-safe as can be.|
|Just for laughs, I added another famous carol character on the inside. Guess who?!|
|Here's a close-up of the red-nosed fella. Gave him a healthy splodge of Red Stickles and SNs. Something about the way I coloured Rudolph, he looks like a moose... or, according to my plain-spoken Conan, a sock puppet!|
Memento Rich Cocoa
Robins - GB8, GB10, CR8, CR10, CT4, GB5, EB1
Rudolph - EB5, TN7, GB10, GB8, EB2, TN2, TN1
Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed Sunday and I'll speak to you tomorrow! Ta-ta!
Peanut brittle (I will regret this!) and
|Non- fa la la la la la music|