Wednesday 25 April 2012

My biggest critic

Hello blogworld,

And how are we all today?  I've had a very productive day, made a couple of cards, got the washing put away, made a loaf, and generally been a busy bee.

Had a lovely lunch out with my friends yesterday - I haven't got that many friends (in actual fact the three that I went out with yesterday are the sum total of them!) and since one of them started sending her daughter to school by bus I don't get to see that friend very much at all.

Emily also enjoyed her gym club - she came out very full of all the jumping, climbing and running they'd done!  Hmmmm, apart from the climbing, sounds much like the years I went to the gym!!!!

So why my biggest critic - well hubby went to get Emily from school today and I managed to squeeze in making an extra card.  When they came home I showed darling daughter the card below, which is meant to go a little girl in her class whose birthday party it is at the weekend, and asked her what she thought of it.  Little munchkin said that she didn't like it as 'it looks like the little girl could drop her cake'.  'Ahhh' I replied 'so what should I do then?  Make another one?'.  'No' replied the apple of my eye 'I'll make a better one at the weekend'.  Oh, how much do I love my offspring!!

Here is the card in question for you to make up your mind if the little girl looks like she's holding onto tightly enough to her cake.

Front shot of card:

Detail of image:

I used:

Pollycraft - Swings and Slides: Cute as a Cupcake.  Coloured with my Pro and Flexmarkers
Circular nesties - to cut and mount the image.
Die-namics for the scallop
Lea'bilities - for the little flowers
Marianne Creatables - flourishes
Unknown - they were sent to my by bloggy friend Kat
Craftwork cards - card blank and sentiment

So there we go bloggy friends, do you think the little girl will drop her cake?! I do hope not.

See you again soon,


A challenge, or two:

Pollycraft Monday challenges: Challenge #137 - Sketch.  While I'm here can I say a very big thanks for picking my card (challenge #135) as one of your favourites.  Genuinely made my day!

Passion for ProMarkers: Week 146 - Theme; cut it out

Crafty Creations Challenges: #167 - That's what little girls are made of...  (if my daughter lets me this card is meant for a 5 year old).


Anonymous said...

Well she looks like she is holding her cake pretty tightly to me LOL! A fabulous card, I love it!
Helen x

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, love the cute

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the stripey paper...

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Sarah.
Here is the link to the tutorial I used for criss-cross cards, they are so easy.
Have fun! Teresa xx

Berry said...

Lol she looks like she is holding that cake just fine! Tis ok I was wearing a black & white checkered top the other day and was asked why I was wearing the tea towel (this is B&W checks too) ruddy cheek!
Hugs Rebekah xx

Jenny said...

Don't you just love the honesty of children. BUT, she forgot to mention the fabulous colouring, the fabulous layout and the fabulous colours you have chosen. Great card! x

My 'little one' is 16 and the opinions don't stop - but of course, i wouldn't have it any other way.

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card sarah and I love the image of the little girl holding her cake very tightly!!!. The only comment I get out of my kids lately is "It's alright".


Donelda said...

adorable - and no I do not think she will drop her cake!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges this week!!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute Sarah and gorgeous too.

Jo said...

Lovely card, Sarah...don't think she's gonna drop that soon as we look away she'll scoff it real quick!Emily sounds like a fantastic little there's never a dull moment lol!
Hugs Jo x

coops said...

gorgeous card sarah.i love the image and i think she`ll be eating the cake before she has chance to drop it, your soft colours and design too.
thanks for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Hi Sarah, your post made me smile,it's so funny what they come out with, Katie has said to me before that she will make her friends card as could do a better one, so I said ok then and about 30 minutes later she said actually I think you can do it now changed my mind.
Your card is gorgeous, love the image and she looks like she is holding on tight and not going to let anyone near her cake lol...
Thanks for your get well wishes for Katie, she is a bit better today.
Wendy xx

Kathleen said...

If that little girl is anything like me she wont have a chance to drop the cake, it would be eaten up in a second! Yumm! Fabby card, love the colours.
Emily sound very much like my teenager, heaven help you once she hits teens is all I can say Lol!!!!
Kat xx

Christine L said...

LOL at your daughter's comment Sarah.... love your card!

Christine x

Sue B said...

Aww what an adorable image! she's So cute! and you've coloured her beautifully to match those delish papers!
I don't think she's gonna be dropping that cake LOL
Hope you're having a good week!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Cute!! :) Love your colours on this, its so sweet hun! :)

Great papers too - reminds me of a tube of refreshers!!



melsanford said...

Awwww! Such a sweet card! I love the image :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

mixamatoasties said...

That cake ain't going nowhere, she's holding on to it too tightly ;)

Susan xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the sweet image and the colours and die cuts are gorgeous. Lol at Emily, kids say such funny things. Hope you have a lovely weekend
Lindsay xx

Lily Anuska said...

Hi. Beautiful card with cute image. Lovely soft colours. Have a nice weekend. Lily

Sheena said...

I think she has a pretty good hold on that cupcake!! Children are soo funny. Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Sarahm what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Arabella said...

Lol Sarah! Awesome! Gorgeous card and I think she's holding onto that cake pretty tightly... who would want to drop cake?! I love what you have done with the sketch!

Thanks for playing along in our sketch challenge at Pollycraft!



PS I love your pastel colours : ) Glad to hear you have some lovely sunshine... it is 30 degrees today here in Athens!