Monday, November 21, 2011
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!