Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hannah's 9th Birthday Card

The challenge this week at Pollycraft is to use Green, Purple and 1 could I resist this lol...these are my favourite colours :)  And seeing as how my granddaughter, Hannah, has a purple theme in her bedroom, I thought I'd make her birthday card...ready for the end of next month. How organized is that for someone who seems to be always running late these days!! Wonders will never cease :)

I made her a bookmark to go with the they are:

Hannah loves to read...and I've been into making bookmarks I thought she might like a special bookmark, made just for her from Nanny :)  This card was inspired by Paula's card for challenge #65 at Pollycraft.  I absolutely LOVE her card and asked if she minded me casing it. I would have liked to COPY it completely as I think it's perfect in every way...but I didn't think that was really the best thing to do when I wanted to enter this in the challenge this week :)  Maybe for another birthday somewhere along the line I'll do a copied rendition of Paula's beautiful card!

Here's a closer look at the inside and images:

I made an acetate pocket to hold the bookmark in the card:

 This brings back some lovely childhood memories for me...lying in the grass, reading. I was an avid bookworm in my younger days...sadly life is too busy these days to indulge very often :(  When I get my nose into a book, nothing else happens and I lose all sense of what's going on around me!! My hubby has been known to hide my books on occasion over the years, just so he can get a few words out of me'd think he'd like the peace and quiet :)

Thanks for looking...have a wonderful day :)

I am also entering this in the Stamp Something challenge - Use a Digi

CS:   SU Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant & Old Olive, X-Press It blending card
DP:   Card - Kaiser La-Di-Da collection ('grass')  Bookmark - Kaiser Lilac Avenue collection
Stamps:   Melody My Fairytale & Retro Melody from Pollycraft, SU For Everything & Thoughts and Prayers...tree and flower stem
Colouring:   Copics, glitter pens, glaze pen
Ink:   SU Almost Amethyst (clouds) & Old Olive (tree)
Other:   SU pastels, CS flowers from stash, Kaiser rhinestones, foam dots, acetate, satin ribbon, computer generated greeting


joey said...

Hi Lynne

I love your set, absolutely gorgeous and the softness of those colours is fab. Thanks for joining us at pollycraft


ileana said...

This is too beautiful, Lynne!! and you used your favorite color combo ;-) so pretty!!! have a great day, hugs!!

Ellie said...

Your card and bookmark are amazing! The images are gorgeous I especially love the girl in the grass reading one.
Beautifully colored and love how you embellished it. Thanks so much again for playing along at stamp something!

Crafting Joanne said...

I love your card and matchng bookmark Lynne, stunning.

Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.


Joanne xx

Tammy said...

Hi sweetie!! OMGosh....this card and bookmark is absolutely stunning!! I love everything about. Your coloring is FABULOUS but then it always has been! :) Hugs to you G/F!!!

H2 :) said...

Awesome work Lynne. Hannah will love her special card & bookmark! Love the cute little acetate pocket so the bookmark isn't hidden. Very clever! Hugs :)


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