Friday, 25 August 2017

Daisy makes

We had such fun having our darling Daisy to stay until Wednesday. Our days were filled with trips to the swings, lots of chats and cuddles, dinner out, gardening and lots of stroking of Billy our cat. We went up to London on the train where we walked across the Millennium Bridge..
marvelled at the size of St. Paul's Cathedral...
rode upstairs on a "double decker" (as Daisy loves to call the buses).

She danced and skipped across the steps of St.Paul's..
 and took the tube to Leicester Square and found herself with Nanna and Dan Dan in the Lego Shop
where pillar boxes were made of Lego Bricks
and dragons hung from the ceiling
But of course one of the highlights of her stay both for Daisy and myself was


I am so delighted how much Daisy adores crafting and she cannot wait to get out to my studio. At 3 3/4 she also understands the concept of me entering challenges and I suggested that we made a card that I could enter into a couple of challenges for her. She could not wait to make a start!

She adores glitter, so that had to feature but she also loves drawing flowers. With those ideas in mind she chose some supplies and set to. 

She also wanted to add a baby's bath (as you do) which is the pink creation in the corner. She was going to use a topper but decided to stick that inside the card.
 after drawing some flowers she wanted to stamp some flowers and also test my new Distress Oxide inks which she had yet been able to play with. She really has amazing stamping skills already!
Her ideas just flowed...she also chose some glittery flower die cuts and I helped her put some glitter brads in their centres. That was the only help I gave.
If you look closely at the bottom of the card she also drew a blue person holding a bunch of flowers. I love her creativity and imagination. It is so fluid and totally unrestrained.  She then took the markers again and coloured in the Paper Artsy stamped images.
Then it was glitter time...
Inside she wrote her name, again completely unaided.
 ...pretty good for a 3 year old and then I wrote some words for her which she traced over.
Some last glitter and then we left it to dry

Here she is proudly displaying her artwork.

I then took a "card challenge" photo for her and added a watermark.

Daisy would like to enter her glitter flower card into the following challenges;

Simon Says Stamp Children's summer challenge anything goes with sparkle
 Pixie's snippets playground #295/6
A gem of a challenge Children's challenge

So my card today is not a glittery one but one to remind me how much my darling Daisy has grown up and to remember a fun few August days. Babies really are such a nice way to start people and my Daisy is growing into a delightful little person. I stamped a Lili of the Valley sentiment and made the card around it. I love these fun jungle die cuts. There were in the CVC sale last year. The papers are ancient. This has gone down to Dotty's to sell.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Dies R us anything goes
Happy little stampers 3/3  anything goes with dies
Simon Says work it Wednesday 2/3 Favourite stamps This is one of my favourite baby stamps.
Addicted to stamps and more 2/3 anything goes
Deep Ocean 2/3 fave colour combo I am not a huge pink girl but I love using it with green.
That's Crafty 3/3 only cards
Penny Black and More 3/3 all creatures great and small
Studio 75 1/3 bows
Craft heaven 2/3 anything goes
Noor UK anything goes

Daisy went home on Wednesday and the house seemed very quite again. How blessed I am to have the pleasure of my little sweetie come to stay. 

The bank holiday is ahead, we plan a quiet one at home. I have some designing to do and my Hb wants to help our son with some DIY so we will be very busy. The weather looks good, summer has returned so it will be lunch in the garden again...bliss. 

Back soon, 

Enjoy your day off on Monday and the holiday weekend.  I will be back with my weekly Visible Image DT post.

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. How Fun!! Daisy you made fantastic drawing!!
    Thank you for sharing lovely photos,Jane, I am sure you had beautiful time with Daisy.

  2. Hi Daisy what a super cute colourful card you made,gorgeous bright colours & fabulous sparkle on your work.. my granddaughter loves to glitter up her work to..

    Thanks you for sharing your gorgeous creation with us @ A gem of a chall Children's special chall.

    hugs Christine AGOAG DT xx

  3. OMG Daisy is such a cutie pie! What fun you must have had during your visit! I remember so many happy times with my granddaughter when she was that age ... time flies by and now she's 25 ... oh dear! LOL
    Anyways ... your card creation is fabulous and I wish Daisy great success in her challenge entries! Thanks for sharing all the fun photos and thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything using Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  4. Looks like you had a brilliant time with Daisy, Jane, TFS the photos. Love your baby card - what a great sentiment!

    Hi Daisy, what a clever girl you are! I love your card with all the lovely glitter and beautiful colours. Your pictures are amazing, you are so good at drawing and I love the stamping too. You look like you were having so much fun making your card, I'm sure Mummy, Daddy and Jack were so happy when you gave it to them. xx

  5. Awe...brilliant, well done Daisy, that is a splendid card, so colourful, I really hope you win at least one of the challenges, you certainly deserve to, so much work went into making that wonderful card!
    'anything goes with sparkle'...what a fabulous name for a challenge, how could you not enter that!!
    Love your card too Jane, great sentiment!!!
    Have a great weekend my friend, big birthday here on Sunday for HB, the boy will be home from Berlin, so lots of family time!
    V x

  6. aw, she is such a cutie! what an amazing time you had together, including your exciting trip to the Lego store! Great challenge entries from you both!

  7. Such a sweet post! Daisy made a gorgeous card, she is a very cute and clever little crafter! What a great time you had too, such times to treasure. Xox

  8. What a cutie pie! I know you had a delightful time during her visit & it will be something she & you will both remember long after it is over! Your baby card is just fantastic!! Love the pink gingham and the cute critters just added the perfect touch! And that sentiment says it all! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes Using Dies" challenge at Dies R Us!

  9. Oh my goodness.. Daisy is getting more adorable by the day! I loved that last triumphant smile when she showed us her artwork! I hope she wins the challenges! Of course your card is wonderful, too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  10. Aw it's so lovely to see Daisy out and about with you both and oh my how quickly she is growing up. She certainly is developing her artistic talents creating such a beautiful card, well done Daisy, I love your glittery garden. Love your tribute card Jane, such a pretty design and fabulous quote xxx

  11. Wonderful makes, Daisy,

    You are so clever little crafter! And you put Nana's stash in good use!! Love those pictures of M&D together <3 seems you had wonderful time together!

    Have a lovely bank holiday weekend!


  12. Could she be any more adorable?! She's growing up and I'm so happy to see that she enjoys crafting with you. Her card makes me smile. Wishing her luck in her challenges!

  13. Lovely pictures, sounds like a busy time. Daisy has made a beautiful happy card, love it,
    Thanks for joining in with the children's challenge, good luck Daisy x

  14. So pretty, thanks so much for sharing your card with HLS ATG w/ dies August Challenge!

  15. Daisy, your page is amazing! It is so full of color and glitter and cheer! It looks like you had a great visit! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome work with us at Simon Says Stamp Summer Kids challenge! hugs, Maura

  16. Absolutely adorable! Wonderful combination of papers, die cuts and layout. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at Happy Little Stampers August Anything Goes With Dies Challenge.

  17. Hi Jane

    What a fabulous post!

    I love all the pictures of your adventures in London and what a gorgeous card Daisy has made. She is clearly going to be very artistic!

    Love your make too .. .. but you have been a little up-staged LOL!! I love your sentiment very much.

    Hope you are having a great bank holiday weekend (sorry about the quiet house).

    Love Jules xx

  18. Hi dear Jane,

    Love the photos, Daisy has grown so much and her art is beautiful!
    Your card is not bad either ;o)


  19. What a lovely post Jane! Wonderful photos of the London trip and then the icing on the cake is little Miss Daisy Jane crafting away. I adore the phot of her writing her name with her tongue sticking out as she concentrates! Whta a little sweetie she is - thank you Daisy for coming to play with us!

    Love and hugs (especially from Parsnip the Bear)

    Di xx

  20. cheerful & adorable kid Jane. your happiness is reflected on your card and a great card.Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@ATSM

  21. A beautiful card Jane, love the sentiment and how you created the card around it. Daisy did a great job too, fun photos, thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

  22. What an amazing time you had and Daisy your creation is magnificent.
    Thank you Jane for sharing you super card with us all over at That's Crafty, I adore that sentiment. Best Wishes Tracey.

  23. Gorgeous artwork Daisy! I love all of the drawings and glitter! you are so talented, just like your Nanna!! I would definitely frame this and hang it on a wall! It is so pretty! :-)

    Love the photos of you crafting and of your lovely day in London, it looks like you had a fabulous time! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Kids Vacation Challenge
    Lols x x x

  24. A great entry! The card is lovely! Thanks for taking part in Studio75 challenge!!!


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