Wednesday 21 May 2014

Peek a boo bug

It was the birthday of someone fabulous and small yesterday and I got to make the birthday card - yay! Come and have a look:

Are you aghast? Does it seem ridiculously plain for a little girls' card? Well that's because it's harbouring a secret thanks to the Peekaboo Frames Bigz L die! The card was for the little sister of my daughter's boyfriend and she loves pink and playing hide and seek... so what's under the flap?

It's a ladybird - and she loves those too! This ladybird comes from Stampin' Up's Bug Me stamp set and is romping about on some snippets of designer paper.

I popped the card in a bright envelope, made with my indispensable envelope board...

And added a speech bubble sticker to the front, cut out with one of the Word Bubble framelits.

I'll be linking today's card up with Make My Monday where the theme is Nature.

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It was my daughter that introduced her boyfriend's little sister to the absorbing game of making houses for bugs in the garden. They found a container, decorated it with grass and twigs and gravel and searched for a ladybird to live in it. At the end of a long, happy afternoon, the little girl brought the little bug into the house. My daughter and her boyfriend exchanged glances. "The ladybird needs to go home now," they told her. She turned her big blue eyes on them. "But it's warm and safe here!" she said. It took patience and ingenuity but you'll be glad to know that the ladybird was eventually released into the wild.

See you tomorrow,


  1. Tolle Karte, gefällt mir sehr!

    LG, katrin

  2. Absolutely WONDERFUL card that sounds perfect for the recipient.
    Glad no ladybirds were harmed in the process!

    Hugs. Sarn xxx

  3. She'll be delighted with your gorgeous card and that lovely bright envelope! What's more, she'll not receive another card the same - priceless!

  4. So sweet! And I love the use of the speech bubble on the envelope! x

  5. What an awesome card for a little girl. Hope the ladybird is doing ok?

    Bev x

  6. Cute card thank you for joining us this week at MMM, Laura DT xx

  7. This is so cute - love it! Thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx


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