Friday, 13 January 2012

Pretty in Pink

Today I made a card with my daughter in mind. She went back to uni 2 days ago and I'm feeling a little lost without her.
She has a huge impact on our lives when she is around and not always in a good way. She stays out late and when she comes home she raids the cupboards, leaves the debris in the living room along with her boots, handbag and coat. She undresses in the bathroom and leaves her clothes where they fall. She uses all my cosmetics and lotions and leaves the tops off and soggy cotton wool around the taps - she leaves the light on.
After sleeping till well after 12 the next day she comes downstairs, arranges herself on the sofa with her duvet and watches daytime telly for the rest of the afternoon. She then has her tea, uses all the hot water, goes out and it all starts all over again.
But she's my little girl and I love her so I packed her off with a suitcase of freshly laundered clothes, a bag full of non-perishable food (including my secret stash of hot chocolate) and half the contents of my stationary drawer.
She starts her exams next week and she is so worried about them. So, this card will be sent to her along with Good Luck wishes from me and her dad as we remember the tearful little girl who left knowing that as soon as she meets up with all her uni friends and goes to Happy Hour at the SU Bar all will be back to normal!

My card follows the sketch over on this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge

Stamps used are Ornate Flowers stamped with Melon Mambo ink. I have also used some Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon - it's been layered on to black ribbon first and I have added some leaves using the 2 Step Bird punch.

I am also taking part in Mynnette's campaign to Spread the L.O.V.E

Please click on the link to find out all about it!
Have a great weekend folks - see you soon - Jacqueline xx


  1. Love the card Jacqueline. The flowers are gorgeous and love the colour.
    I had to smile so much when I read your post as my daughter is at uni too. I think they must clone their behaviour because this is exactly what happens when my daughter comes home. It was just as if I was writing it about my daughter lol. But love her to bits and wouldn't change her for anything (well, maybe a bit).

  2. Beautiful flowers! Great card for your daughter! Your story had a familiar ring to it :)

  3. Oh my gosh, this is AMAZING! And what a fabulous start to your pledge to Spread the L-O-V-E! :) GORGEOUS work!!! Those flowers just POP!!!

  4. Wow ... this is just lovely, your flowers are gorgeous and I love that bold melon mambo colour! Your daughter will love this!

  5. What a gorgeous card Jacqueline and a lovely tribute to a much-loved daughter. Vicky x

  6. This is gorgeous! The colours are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  7. Beautiful card! I love the contrast of black and melon mambo! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Beautiful flowers and I love the color combination. Such a sweet card for your daughter. :) Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!