This weeks Crafty Cardmakers Challenge which is hosted by Benita, is to make a card that shows who you love and why.
There is a £10 voucher on offer for the winner, sponsored by
Mine was simple. Sadly as my parents are both gone and I am no longer married, thank heaven’s for small mercies, that just leaves my beautiful Daughter and my oh so cute Poppy dog. No contest really, in case you were wondering squiddy, hands down it has to be my Daughter!
I have kept the card simple, and in fact it’s 8x8 so is going to end up in a scrapbook, because I wanted her to be the focus of attention and sometimes with all the frippery we add to things it can detract from the central image. I wanted this to be about her, not beautiful flowers and flouncy ribbons.
The background is from the ever so lush DCWV Luxury stack, the sort of card you look at but don’t want to chop into.
I am a sentimental old softy, and the sentiment, a rub on, just about says it all really. I manipulated the picture in Photoimpact so that rainbows were beaming out from her, although it does look a little like the sun caught her tiara!
I’m addressing this last paragraph to her ……..
I made this for you, my lovely Daughter to show you how I see you, which is with beauty radiating from within, as the sentiment says. You have been my rock, my joy and my laughter, since the day you were born when I looked into your little pinched up face and my heart was lost forever. Of course there were moments as you grew that were frustrating, but on the whole you have been a person to be proud of. One whom friends can call on and know you will be there, fiercely loyal. One who sticks up for what is right no matter what the cost to yourself, as your recent brush with the idiot where you worked showed only too well, and one who has shown me more love than I could ever wish for. You have filled my heart with love and my life with delight and wonderment and have become my absolute best friend. …………. Sweetheart I LOVE YOU.
I’m entering this into the following challenges:-
Crafting for All Seasons – Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog – Things of Beauty
Creative Inspirations Paint – Inspired by Friends – as mentioned above my Daughter is my best friend, and she was the inspiration for this creation
Divas By Design – One For the Girls
Drunken Stampers – Something magical – My image manipulation has created magical rainbows emanating from within
Little Miss Muffet – Something Metal – my corners are filigree metal
Papertake Weekly – Pale Pretty Pastels
Secret Crafter – Clean and Simple
Sentimental Sundays – Anything But A Card – As this is going to end up in my scrapbook I hope it qualifies, if not girls, please yell out!
Sparkles Forum – Something Metal – my corners are filigree metal
Stamp Something – Use a sentiment