Monday, November 21, 2011

A Card By Ailis




I found a challenge site that encourages young crafters to enter: C.R.A.F.T. Challenges. This week's challenge is to use stars, so I gave Ailis my "Shining Star" stamp set from Close to My Heart and some ink, and she got busy stamping and cutting. Then we decided to add this beautiful unicorn, a Whimsy stamp I bought for both of us at a craft fair (Cheri from Graphicat Designs had her booth there!) Unfortunately, I made the mistake of letting her try to colour the image with my Copic markers while I went off to do something else. I heard sobbing a while later, went in, and she'd made a mess of the unicorn's face, and ruined one of my markers! Grrrrr!!! Once I cooled down a bit, I convinced her I loved her more than a pen and it wasn't the end of the world. I stamped her another unicorn and she coloured it with my older markers. I cut out the unicorn and tied the ribbon bow (she can't even tie shoe laces yet!) but she glued everything down. I'm very proud of her for not giving up, and it was a wonderful learning experience for us both! (Listen to me, channeling my inner therapist, haha!) Anyway, enjoy her card, and she is eagerly awaiting all your comments!
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  1. Ailis, this is a beautiful card. Your unicorn is coloured very well - can you teach me how to colour so neatly please? Thanks for entering CRAFT challenge this week. Lots of hugs Sheryl xx

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  2. Awwe Hun it's so beautiful ! ! You have a great mom to let you use her special markers. I love it!!

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  3. Great colouring - lovely card - thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T challenge this week. Jeanette

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  4. Wow lovely card, well on your way to making lots of cards I think.. Love the Unicorn.. You and your mum will have lots of fun creating together what a fun past time for the two of you.. Take Care

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  5. Such a lovely card Ailis!!! Love the stars and the unicorn which is beautifully coloured in!

    Well done!

    Carole xxx

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  6. Wow Ailis!! Your card is awesome! Love the unicorn and you coloured it fabulously!

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  7. what a lovely card and great colouring thanks for sharing your work with us at CRAFT this week

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  8. Nice job, Ailis! I love how you arranged everything- you're on your way to being a great card maker like your mom :)

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  9. Hi Ailis - I was so excited to see you join in the challenge at CRAFT :) Your card is lovely and it looks like you had lots of fun colouring the unicorn. I can see why your mum is so proud of your efforts. Well done! Your card has been featured on the CRAFT blog this week :)

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  10. Great Job!!! Your are very talented!!!

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  11. Great card Ailis! And Roxy, you are a better woman than me! I tend to have a no touching, no looking, no breathing on my stuff rule! :)

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