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Thursday, 12 January 2012

grand-daughter's 7th birthday

Our gorgeous grand-daughter, Charlotte is seven tomorrow, so I made an easel card showing the Matryoshka dolls I love.


These little Kanban diecuts are very cute, and didn't need much attention other than some Stickles glitter glue and a few red rhinestones left over from Christmas (holly berries!).  I prefer the "waterfall" colour of stickles glue with a pale blue, green or tuquoise background, as it is quite subtle and transparent, so very suitable for pastels.

The little blue and red flowers, the heart and the sentiment also were die-cut on the sheet, so all that was need was some background paper (Provocraft) and some red pearlised card, also left from the festive season.  Some more stickles around the edges, a few more gems and a red bow, and this very simple card was complete.  Just take a look at all that space without silk or paper flowers - perhaps I need a lie down!  Still I know it doesn't count as LIM (less is more) though, as I couldn't abandon the bps and the flowers completely.


Thanks you very much for visiting my blog.  I really appreciate any comments you leave, and will come to visit your blog too.  I'll be out of action for a short while, as I am due for my surgery on Tuesday, and then have to take it easy for several weeks, so hopefully I'll have a bit more time for blog-hopping during the enforced rest.  Happy New Year to you all.

xx Jill

15 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jill, I like the russian dolls, your Granddaughter will love it.
Kevin xx

rosie said...

gorgeous card. love the dolls. fab idea x

Izzwizz said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour scheme and your colour matching is great. x

Alizabethy said...

Lovely card and good luck next week!

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Jill, love the dolls and great colours.
Wendy xx

sue said...

gorgous card jill,your grandaughter will love it. sue xx

Trace said...

These is unsual, not seen these pretty kind of toppers before, they've made a lovely card :D
Hopped from DC

Wendy L said...

Lovely card. I,m she will love it. xxx

sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous Jill! Just leapblogging :-) Elaine-xxx-

scrappysharon said...

I love this Jill....its so refreshing to see something different. Have a good week. Big hugs Sharon x

Lorna's crafty creations said...

Gorgeous card Jill,lovely design and colours ,popped over from DC it would'nt let me leave a comment on Saturday
Lorna xx

annesyme said...

Gorgeous card, I love the Russian dolls!
Anne xx

Lindakins said...

Lovely vibrant colours, and great image!! Lovely Lxx

craftynanny said...

Perfect for a little girl! Lea xx

Teresa said...

Hi Jill, just leap-blogging by but had to scroll down to find a card I haven't commented on :o)
This is a really beautiful card, I bet your Grand daughter loved it. enjoy the rest of your weekend. hugs Teresa xx