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Monday, 30 May 2011

CCM 47 Love – The Lasting Kind …..

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 image
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!

 CCM Spotlight Love

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

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  1. Beautiful card, beautiful daughter, beautiful and very proud Mamma. Thank you for sharing, Lin.
    Beth. xxx

  2. Lovely layout

    Thanks for joining our "Clean & Simple" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  3. This is so lovely! The soft colours are gorgeous, and those corners set off the photo beautifully.

  4. What a beautiful layout, Lin from a very proud Mum and deservedly so from what you have written. It's just lovely.
    Hugs Lisax

  5. Gorgeous LO, love the colours!

    Thank you for sharing with us at SFC, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. Wonderful layout TFS xx Jan

  7. beautiful creation, a very pretty picture

  8. Oh Lin, that is just gorgeous and such a lovely thing to say about your daughter. I wish my Mum had felt the same about me. Cherish her everyday :)

    Lots of love

    Mandy xxx

  9. Great layout & thanks for joining us at Divas

  10. oh so touching!!!
    thanks so much for joinin us at TCPF!!!

  11. Lovely layout, Lin! Like it!
    Thank you for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  12. What a gorgeous card. Just out of interest, did you pick her over Rosie cos she doesn't pee on the carpet, roflamo!!!
    (Or bite your guests)
    Jack xx

  13. Beautiful scrapbook page. Thank you for joining in the Divas by Design challenge.

  14. Hi lin, I saw your card for your lovely daughter over on the challenge blog, quite brought a lump to my throat. It's gorgeous too, she's lucky to have such a great mum. CoB

  15. This is fab! love the verse too!

    Thanks for joining us at SFC this fortnight.

    Why not come and join Sparkles Forum. A great place with lots of crafty chatter and lots of fun, as well as challenges and swaps. Hope to see you there.

    Hugs, Lynsey

  16. This is cute. Thanks for joining us at the Sentimental Sunday♥

  17. Lin, this is awesome! Your daughter is beautiful and I love how you added the rainbow. Thanks for sharing with us at CI Paint. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

  18. Lin-
    Gorgeous layout Lin....and remember as long as it has a sentiment and fits the theme of the week, it qualifies. So no need to yell out!!! LOL!! We hope to see you again at Sentimental Sundays.


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