Thursday, September 29, 2016

Crafting with Grandchildren


This is an unexpected post - my grand daughter wanted to make a birthday card for her cousin, and she wanted to make it 'with Mama in her studio'!!  
Mama being a bit apprehensive to really let her loose, used the dining room table instead, with limited supplies!

Firstly she stamped some small flowers randomly around the card in red and orange ink, then coloured them.  She then helped to stamp the greeting, and eagerly watched the embossing process, before colouring the letters.  Next we worked some magic on the cuttlebug, hard work for one barely six and a half, but she persisted!!

Some washi tape, some rhinestones and a butterfly and the card was complete, and she was very happy with the results!!

Here is a close up - I love her use of colour!!

Needless to say her younger brother wanted to be in on the action.  I had stamped a card ready for him, then he wanted a butterfly, sentiment, embossing, rhinestones (the hub caps) and washi tape....
The butterfly is under his hand, and the washi tape, added after the photo, is two narrow strips of bright green on the left hand side.

Exit two happy children :-)  
I can see more mornings like this coming up!!

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  1. Awww, how fun to let your grands makes cards!! I love how well your granddaughter did, she is a good color-er too! Love her card and of course I love your grandson's card as well. Memories, that's what you all are making and how sweet they are!!! Hugs, Brenda

  2. Both are FANTASTIC!!! They did such a great job and should be very proud. I know you are too Maxine! Precious grands!

  3. Hi Maxine, your two grandchildren have done lovely jobs on their special cards, your granddaughter looks very proud of her card and I'm sure the young fellow is equally proud of his work! Must be school holiday time across the 'ditch' too, train to Sydney was especially busy and lots of kids... have a great time with your littlies... Megan

  4. Both children made wonderful cards Maxine! Always great to see how much fun they have!
    Happy Day!Enjoy the time with your grandchildren Maxine!
    oxo Susi

  5. Oh Maxine... your grands are following in your footsteps making fabulous cards at such a young age. I love how you invested in them and their creativity... and that you shared photos/information with us.

  6. Ohhhhhh she is so cute!! that is so nice!
    xoxo Olga

  7. Oh, how lovely, Maxine, and such neat colouring by your granddaughter. Great to see your grandson showing such an interest too. I craft with my grandsons (aged 11 and 7) and it's wonderful!


  8. I see some serious competition coming up between your granddaughter and you. Your grandson is an up and comer too with his creative bling-bling hubcaps. How fun to get to play with the kids (and aren't we all just kids at heart?!)

  9. Lovely card by your grand daughter. Wonderful grandmother who will take the time and patience with her grandchildren!

  10. This is the great definition of CUTE. xx Thanks so much for commenting on my scheduled cards while I was on vacation...appreciate this so much. Have a lovely weekend.xx

  11. Oooh, Maxine, just gorgeous indeed, what a cutie she is!! Love brothers effort too, joy to your heart eh? Shaz in Oz.x

  12. Just beautiful and so great to see that together creating is fun! Enjoy the weekend!

  13. She is cute
    She made a beautiful card. Sweet color too..kiss for her :x

  14. Looks like a fun time, Maxine! Your granddaughter may become a regular at your house. Sweet B-Day card.

  15. And the card was admired by her cousins and Aunt as well (Abel also got the other card too, which was greatly appreciated - he's as into cards as our boy is)! Glad you guys had fun, it might end up being a sanity saver for you over the next few months :-(.

  16. It is always fun when you can pass on your passion to your grandchildren. it is so much more fun crafting together and what a beautiful card is the result!

  17. What fun it must have been to craft with the grands. Your granddaughter's card is so pretty ... and she is adorable!! And your grandson looks like he had fun with too ... love the rhinestone hubcaps. :) xx


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