Tuesday, 11 June 2013

I wave my wand - and poof!

Who doesn't remember believing in magical things as a child - my Teddy knew all my secrets and I really believed he had a little heart that beat, eyes that wisely watched and ears that listened sympathetically - I still do really :)

Today's card was made for Livi, to be sent to her along with the card for Mia I showed yesterday:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- image from LOTV's 'Fairies' Art Pad - pre-coloured, die cut using Nesties Labels Eight and layered onto a snippet of SU's 'Rich Razzleberry' card - hand cut in the usual way. 'Tickles of Stickles' in 'Cherry Ice' and 'Star Dust' were added to parts of the image. Grandad Len wanted her name on the card so I added it underneath the image - using gold peel offs

- the main backing mat is SU's 'River Rock', which was then topped with the butterfly paper from Wild Rose Studio's 'Butterfly Garden' paper pad

- sentiment is LOTV, stamped using Brilliance  'Pearlescent Crimson' - looks nowt like Crimson to me, but it does match 'Rich Razzleberry'!

- teeny butterflies were die cut with SU's 'Beautiful Wings' from snippets and topped with teeny little pearls

- white polka-dot organza ribbon, tied in a bow and topped with a butterfly charm (again, thanks to Jules) and pink metallic cord

I'm entering this into LOTV's June Challenge, which is to use a LOTV sentiment on your entry (thanks Brenda for bringing this to my attention!).

Hmmm, no hedgehog visits for a couple of nights - two have been coming to feed each night recently. Whilst I was away on my 'jollies', Len says he saw them fighting - in fact am sure it wasn't a fight. Think Len needs biology lessons and it's most likely they were cosying up as hedgehogs do - perhaps they've eloped? :)

Edit: We did have a hedgie visit in the end - flipped the cover off the dish and tucked in like there was no tomorrow. Although Spike's Mama never taught him/her that it's rude to put your front paws in the feeding dish - elbows OFF the table please! Crumbs, I remember having my knuckles well and truly rapped with a dessert spoon by my Dad for putting my elbows on the table as a kid :(



Amanda said...

Such a gorgeous card Di, love the colours. Lol at the canoodling hedgehogs. Hugs, Amanda x

MaryH said...

I think you have a designer in the family! Her golden name added the perfect touch to this beautiful and rich looking card! Livi will love it. Got my Britannia dies today. Hooray. Can't wait to try 'em out. TFS & hugs.

Cathy said...

Beautiful Di, your grand daughters will love these cards :) Cathy x

Mary said...

Another stunning card . Love your Teddy Bear story My teddy always listened. Even when his ear nearly fell off! Have a great week .

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is a beautiful card Di, I'm sure livi will be thrilled. X

scrappymo! said...

Sweet, sweet card for little Livi. That image is so adorable. Your story of your teddy is adorable too!

My daughter had a teddy and he was always hungry and needed another cookie!

Planetsusie said...

Morning Di - have to admit that if a card has an LOTV image on it you can't go wrong! I love the colours and design - methinks that Livi was chuffed to bits with this.

Oh and I lurve the story about your hedgepiggies - and I did a proper guffaw about Len and their 'fighting' coo I hope they were bloomin' careful! Lol

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

~Tammy~ said...

This card is so sweet!

I still believe my childhood teddy bear is real and can be fully trusted! I know he hears everything I have to say! :-))))

Sarn said...

Oh Di . . . you have surpassed yourself with this one. It is simply wonderful. Cute image. Lovely embellishments tied on . .. perfick.

Sarn xxx

Kath said...

A lovely cute image - fab card!
Kath x

Anonymous said...

Ahh, sweet little card, of course teddies are magic, every one knows that! Lol to Len, although I would imagine that hedgie copulation might be a bit of a prickly subject! You can add your card at LOTV monthly blog again this month as they want to see a LOTV image and a sentiment.


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card Di, love the sweetie
hugs Tamara

Carol Willis said...

Love this Di, such a pretty card.
Caz x

SandeeNC said...

Oh, I wish you had pictures of them! And now, you may be a hedge hog grandma! ♥ waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Kim Dellow said...

Totally cute! Lovely card. Kim

Annie said...

Nothing quite like the magic of childhood is there?
I love your hedgehog tales Di and I have to be honest I was having a little chuckle to myself.....do you know the joke about what is the difference between a boy and a girl hedgehog?....if not I might tell you one day :-)
Annie x

Kathleen said...

Truly beautiful card, love everything about it, especially the RR.
Lots of manners have gone out the window, great shame as I think that it is part of what made Britain Great. I could go on and on, but will spare you on that one.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

What pretty purples, Di! And what a darling card for a special little girl!

Karen said...

Such a beautiful card Di, love the image and the colour scheme is fabulous! Thank you for letting me know they are on the way. Speak soon Karen x

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card Di and Levi will just love it everything about it is simply gorgeous and the image and colours are beautiful too xx

Diane said...

Very sweet card design.

Regards Diane

jimlynn said...

GORGEOUS!!!! So pretty with that backing paper. Precious image too! She's going to love it!

Erica said...

Hi Di, such a wonderful card! I love the butterflies! =)

Thanks for entering our 'Use A Sentiment' challenge, good luck!

Lili of the Valley