Monday 22 March 2010

My Card for a Cheeky Little Monkey

I've just uploaded the few photos I managed to take on Saturday so I've edited this post to include a few.

This is Alexa making good use of the little table and stools her 'Dadad' and I bought her for her birthday together with an IOU for a days outing when the weather improves.

Here she is watching her favourite bit from the films taken in Orlando last November. The Shamu show! You can see where much of the pen ended up. It's a good job they are special washable pens.

And finally here she is moving in to give her cousin, our lovely Isabella, a big smacker of a kiss!

Saturday saw the 2nd birthday of our gorgeous little Alexa who is currently going through a very cheeky stage. She's absolutely adorable and knows exactly how to twist everyone (including complete strangers in restaurants as we discovered on Sunday) round her little finger.

This is the card I made for her.

The first photo was taken in electric light so the colours are not exactly true but it shows the shine of the 3D gloss on the letters and the gently glittered design on the purple paper. The alphabet capitals and the 'appy irthday' stamps are from Dimension Fourth. I overstamped the letters with some stamps from the Funky Florals themeplate from Elusive Images, coloured them with Copics, cut them out and shaped them before adding them to the card with silicone glue. It's the first time I've used those letters and I'm really pleased with how they came out.

The fairy image was one of a set of three I got from QVC when I first started stamping and I coloured her with pencils and Sansodor and then added a touch of Sakura Stardust clear which, of course doesn't show on here.

I recently bought two new Martha Stuart border punches and got the chance to use them both on here and I used all the teeny butterflies from the border to decorate the rest of the card.

Unfortunately, I've had the pretty papers a long time and as per usual, I chopped the manufacturers name strip off the bottom to get them in my storage box more easily so I haven't a clue whose they are.

It was my son Jamie's (Alexa's daddy) birthday yesterday so we had two celebration days and I will post his card later in the week.

I hope all you lovely visitors had a great weekend too and that the weather was as nice for you yesterday as it was here. It was so mild I went out for lunch without even a jacket. Big change today though with a cold wind and lots of showers.

As always, thankyou for any comments you have time to leave. I really appreciate them and like to visit you back when I can.

Lesley Xx


Lynne K said...

Hi Lesley. What a sweet card. The letters are fab. I bet your granddaughter loved it. x

Aquarius said...

Lovely card - I'm glad I'm not the only one who saves all the little punch outs when I think I can use them !!

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Lesley,
This is a gorgeous card. I love how you have set the H and the B on squares to make them stand out. They look beautiful all stamped and glazed. Your new punches look great too.
Clare x

veronica said...

really sweet card - bet she loved it!

Beryl said...

An extra special card for an extra special young lady. It's gorgeous Lesley and it's a pity about the papers - they are lovely and it will be sad when they are all gone.
Beryl xx

Elaine G said...

Lovely card Lesley, one that will go in the family treasure box I am sure. You've put some much work into this - I love the way you have used those punches - I save the little bits too and using the tiny butterflies works really well.

Elaine xx

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours and those letters are fab!

chris f said...

Lovely - I bet she loved it and her Mum and Dad did too. I bet those luittle butterfkies were fiddly to glue on but well worth it.
How's the leg?

Suzanne C said...

How adorable! Lovely fairy and the colors are fantastic. I thought I spied that MS punch what a perfect touch.

Pretty-In-Ink said...

It's so pretty Lesley! I love the sweet lil fairy and the glossed letters look stunning!

brenda said...

Hi Lesley

Just lovely, the colours and fairy all blend together beautifully.

B x

Marion said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love those Letters. Great to be able to use the cut out butterflies.

Val said...

Hi Lesley - what an exquisite card - I am sure Alexa must have adored it - just right for a special grand-daughter.

Jo said...

Alexa looks so grown up here. I'll bet she is a real match for you on Wednesdays now. Great card. You've really made a nice job of the lettering. Great to see you have put your punches into action straight away.

Debbie said...

Both of your Grandaughters are beautiful Lesley.. Alexa looks like a little angel and the card you maade for her birthday is gorgeous so girly and I love how you have personalised it with her name...I bet she loved that!
Debbie x

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