4 February 2013

Sweet Treats down Memory Lane


Cooooooooooooey :)

So, you know the drill by now! Cupcake:
 

is in the post down below, otherwise, it's all about Inspiration Monday at La-La Land Crafts:
 

and this week, we'd like to see Sweet Treats. Waaaaaaahoo! That's me doing a happy dance! Don't forget to add your creations to the Customer Gallery for a chance to do your own happy dance if you win goodies!


I like this card and I like it for a number of reasons. I've not used my 'Go To' Pink Colour Combo and although I was very unsure at the time, (I wanted to give her a turquoise dress, but Very Understanding Hubby said go with the pink.) it's grown on me and does work with the paper.

The paper. It's one of my 'Only For Stroking' Papers, it's soooooooo pretty and reminds me of my Nan's kitchen, I think the curtains, but I could be wrong. Anyway, the paper reminds me of my Nan's kitchen, which is kind of the inspiration behind this card.

When I was little, I used to stay at my Nan's and I would play at being a maid. This involved me having a different name every day and wearing my Nan's pinnies while I helped with stuff, sometimes cooking.

And, just outside the back door, at my nan's, the back door going into the kitchen, there was a flower bed, full of, yep, you guessed it, giant daisies. So, Sugar n Spice Marci, for today only, is hereby declared Fluffie Marci!


 Copics Used... 
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R11
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18, E29
Dress/ Shoes/ Hairband: RV34, RV29, R89
Socks/ Apron, Icing: C0, C1, C3
Spoon: E31, E33
Cake Base: E40, E43, E44, E47


Supplies... 
Papers: Crate Paper Random
 

22 comments:

Lizy Bartaby said...

Oh love this Faye, and your story behind it had me giggling! I adore the paper and hubby was right about the pink dress! :)
Lizy xx

Jo said...

Beautiful, yep the pink deffo works ;) xx

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Faye! Love the papers and the adorable image! Awesome coloring,as always!

Michaela said...

Hi Faye
I love this card! The paper you used reminds me of my grandparents sofa cover but my grandmother always used to cover it with some other piece of fabric because she could not bear to have it stained. Marci is very sweet.
Michaela xx

jimlynn said...

SO pretty and sweet! Love that corner die on here and your coloring is over the top!
Lynn

Leah Crowe said...

she is so darn sweet.. love the ground shadow, looks amazing!! Beautiful card too!

Lorraine said...

Another gorgeous card. I love the image and the pretty papers and colours.
Lorraine x

Liz McGuire, said...

Gorgeously gorgeous,

Liz x

Frea said...

Hi Faye, love your card, great image and that paper is yummi!! Hugs Frea

Abi said...

Ooh VUH is absolutely right, the pink works!! xx

Dotty Jo said...

Simply lovely! Jo x

Katina said...

Soooo gorgeous Faye! The image is so pretty and your colouring is fantastic - her hair looks so glossy!
xx

Shelly said...

Gorgeously cute and such an endearing story x

Sara I. said...

Aww, isn't she a sweetie! Love the floral bg pp and fabulous little corner piece! xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card faye, I like the image the design the lace and the flower.
Kevin xx

Mrs A. said...

So are sitting there now with a kettle steaming the paper back off again. Yes those giant daises were called marguerites and had to stay outside the back door cos your Nan would never have them cut and brought into the house bacuse she said the smell was too strong. I think subconciously that was behind my thinking for my daisy tag this week!!!
Spooky Wooky!!
Hugs Muver.

Sandra said...

So sweet.
Enjoy sharing those memories with Sweet Cheeks.
xxx

Elise said...

Hi Faye!!! :) Oh this is just absolutely GORGEOUS! I so love your colouring .. totally wish I could do her hair like that!! And I agree, those papers ARE so very very pretty! Makes me think of Victorian/Shabbychic-ness. :) hehe .. I LOVE it!!! Love Love Love your card!!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Shelby said...

We all have those kinds of papers don't we! I like her in pink but of course with your fab coloring she'd look wonderful in any color!

Shelby

Grenouille Greetings said...

Adorable! Hugs, Lesley

having a {me} day said...

LOL ... you crack me up .. played at being a maid???!! Ummm. But your card is gorg, and I'm not surprised you've been stroking those papers. kxx

Amanda R said...

What a wonderful memory and your Nan would love this card I am sure. I do.