Saturday, 27 April 2013

I'm having a guest

Hello and happy weekend! Hope you have a good one. Spent most of the day chasing clothes for my grannys funeral today. Manage half of the family, the kids. Found them each a lovely looking blazer in black, bought them big ones so the can (hopefully) use them again a few more times and Philip will take over Willy's when he has out grown it. They looked so handsome and grown up with them on. Granny would have love that. Now it's only me and my partner left and I dread that. I HATE BUYING CLOTHES for myself. Next to thunder storm and blood tests comes buying clothes for myself on the "hate list". A few more days left to find something, keep your fingers crossed that it will be smooth.

Ok, here is why I am here today. My olderst son Willy made a card the other day and he wanted me to show it here on my blog, so I have a 6 year old guest designer here on Cards by MI today. It started when he found one of my very few High Hope stamps that I really love but never know how to work with. This one is probably my favourite especially when used with the fabby sentiment "I might look tough and on attack, but I'm glad you got my back". Now he hasn't use it here but the image is cute anyway.

He spent a long time trying to colour the best he could, and then picked out some fabby designer papers from NitWit collections. Decided how he wanted to have his LO and made be cut the papers for him. Of course it took some looking into his mum's stash of decorations and this time the buttons was the favourite ones. And as he said, nothing is complete without some glitter stuff. So that is added in two different ways; stickles and some glitter borders from Anitas that I normally use for my Christmas cards. Pearls is also important but the ones that is a bit transparent is the best if you ask him. They look a bit like coloured water as he said.

So I promised to find him some challenges for his card as well. And here they are:

High Hope Stamps - Borders
ABC Challenges - Recycle (Buttons from old clothes
Make it Monday - Always anything goes

Love n hugs
Marie and the Willy-6, the guest designer


Eileen said...

Wow Marie you have a talented artist living in your house, or should I say more than one. Willy has done an amazing job here. I love his bold use of colour and his choice of embellishments is perfect.
Well done Willy
Eileen x
Sorry to read about your Granny

Karen said...

Way to go Willy! Awesome card and your mum has some competition because there are now two artists in your house. I love those clear pearls they are like water droplets.
Sorry to hear about your nan huni, I know that is tough. Good luck with the clothes shopping - you aren't the only one - I love clothes but hate shopping so I trawl the internet and only shop when absolutely necessary grrr. Keep well huni Karen xx

lalkygirl said...

What a fabulous card ,I love the papers willy has chosen ...your craft stash will never be safe again
Well done willy and good luck n the draw
Thanks for joining us a MIM
Tracey x

Billie A said...

I saw your card on MIM and how precious for your son to make this card. What great memories this will be for him. I love it when kids get into crafts. Their talent is great because they don't have the boundary we put on ourselves. Congratulation to a beautiful card Willy. You have to be a proud mama Marie. Hugs. you made my day.

Danielle Vincent said...

How terrific that you son wants to make cards with you! He did an awesome job!! Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges this week.

PS I hate shopping for clothes too :o)

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, Willy made a fabulous card - I don't think any of your crafty stash is safe now! Thanks for playing along with us at High Hopes, I'm sorry to read about your Granny.

cotnob said...

Well done Willy, you have some competition in the family Marie, this is a fabulous card. Willy has coloured his image beautifully and chosen some fabulous papers and embellishments to go with it.

Ger said...

Wow he did a fantastic job! Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges

Patty Gorka said...

He did a wonderful job coloring this image! Love how you recycled the buttons too! Thanks for playing along this week at ABC Challenges!

Dorothy S said...

Cute card, with cute coloring. Great job, Willy! And I see you are a winner at High Hopes - congratulations!
Sorry about your Granny.

Annelie said...

Wow, ett riktigt snyggt kort, där har du en kille som kommer gå långt!
Håller en tumme i utmaningarna :-)
För övrigt så pm:ar jag dig på fb.