Thursday, 9 September 2021

A bit square!!

 Hello, friends and anyone who has found themselves here by accident!! 

Today's card is all about the new challenge at As You Like It. We are showcasing the straight or curved this time. Circles or squares, curves, rounded edges or straight lines, whatever you prefer we would love to see it.

I like order, symmetry and straight lines so this was an easy one for me, although I do have a little circle sentiment so, for that, I hope you will forgive me!!

I made this for our very special Grandaughter, Mollie Rose, who started school on Monday!! Yes friends, you have been following me a loooong time if you can remember when she was born here. She's all grown up and, of course, I had to colour the card to suit her uniform. The adorable little image was coloured with Promarkers and, once again, my stash came up trumps with a school type paper pad( Kaisercraft Class of  '87) and some coordinating elements that finished it off beautifully.

Here is the little lady of the moment in all her glory... proud of her.

 Look at the leaves though, a sure sign that Autumn is truly approaching. Our cherry tree is casting leaves really heavily. We picked sloes from our hedges at the weekend (not as many as last year) so started the Sloe Gin off on Tuesday. Then I picked blackberries for Bramble jelly so am stocking up nicely!! The tomatoes have done really well this year too so I have also made several jars of chutney, not my favourite thing to make as the smell is so awful...anybody have any tips to share to avoid the vinegary smell at all? 

So that's me for today. See you soon xx


Lynne said...

A special card for Mollie Rose. I love the colours and your little additions are perfect. She looks so proud, she's so cute - I hope she enjoyed her first day x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful photo of this sweet young lady and your card is gorgeous but the image and your colouring is fabulous. xx

SarahR said...

Lovely card, Sarah, so cute! I've got that image as well and the matching boy one - really had a big thing for LoTV. Well still do really!!

Your granddaughter is super cute too - she looks so happy! I remember those days, then the little blighters grow up, go 'humph' at you as they march out the door to catch the bus to Grammar School in their new Year 10 'I'm all grown up now, leave me alone' mood!! Speaking from experience, me?


P.S. It's not so bad, I just had a 'love u 2' text!!

brenda said...

How time flies Sarah, yes I do remember. I posted photos of our new arrival at the weekend and as I told her Mum, make the most of these early days as time flies.

As for chutney, my problems is always the wasps who seem to love the smell of tomatoes.

Sure Mollie Rose loved her special card.

B x

Julie B said...

Super card Sarah and perfect for your Granddaughter's first day!
My tomatoes have done really well too, sorry can't help with the vinegar smell but why not make passata instead? Absolutely chucked it down last night but still muggy out. :)

meg said...

A fabulous pic of Mollie Rose Sarah,she looks really happy standing at the school gate,your card a perfect keepsake for her starting school,the image is adorable

Jane Savage said...

Wonderful card, Sarah and I love how the image so perfectly matches your gorgeous granddaughter! It's harvest time in this house too at then moment; we are buried in tomatoes and plums!!

Elaine Stark said...

How time flies, all grown up. A super card, one to treasure. Elaine

Sue said...

Gorgeous pic of Mollie Rose Sarah she has grown so much! how time flys!! Gorgeous card as well I have this image too so cute hugs Sue x

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

Well your card is gorgeous .. .. but of course your beautiful grand-daughter has stolen the show!

She looks very confident and happy to be going. Not sure I was that keen LOL!!

Sorry, can't help on removing the vinegar smell.

Love Jules xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A lovely card Sarah and your little Millie Rose is adorable. Yes, I remember her being born as my youngest grandson was born in the same week. He looks a little cutie too in his little uniform. How quickly the time flies, it's quite scary if you sit and think about it for too long! Grandchildren are just the greatest gift, so we are the lucky ones x

Inkyfingers said...

How did the time pass so quickly! She looks so sweet and both she and the image on the card make me smile seeing the tots in uniforms that look on the big side. Reminds me of my childhood when everything was bought with 'growing room' lol! You had the perfect papers in your stash for this gorgeous card and as always the image is coloured beautifully.
Hope you are keeping well Sarah.
Carol x

Liz said...

A beautiful card for a beautiful young lady, Sarah. xx

Carol S. said...

Love the little image of the cute first day at school. Such a sweet card. Hugs, Carol

Lena said...

This is such a sweet card, so perfect for a little one starting school. Wishing your granddaughter many years of happiness and success as she begins a new chapter in her life. She's a real cutie :-)
Enjoy your weekend.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Sarah, a super image and lovely bright papers.
A great photograph of your Granddaughter she looks very happy to be starting school.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Chrissy said...

She is so adorable Sarah and love the pennants and papers, fabulous card and little Molly standing at the school gates, she looks so cute..


Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Aww bless her sweet heart! I do remember you sharing her birth! So grown up now and all ready for school! LOVE the gorgeous layout of the card and the papers are fabulous, the stash did you proud! Adorable creation and such a sweet and perfect image. Hope her first days go really well at school! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Lynne in NI said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe Mollie Rose is school age already!!! She's a real cutie, you made the perfect card for her.

Brenda said...

Oh, Sarah, Mollie Rose is precious (as is your beautiful card for her) and yes, I remember when you were blessed with her. It seems like such a short time ago. Well done on both Mollie Rose and your card!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Yay, I'm all caught up! LOL, I'm the most hopeless blogging buddy. But you know I love coming and giving your some blog love 'en masse' with all my comments at once! Sigh, for an extra few hours each day! Huge hugs, Wends xoxo