Thursday, 14 April 2011

Hush my darling, Don't fear My Darling, The Lion Sleeps Tonight...

 Or in the case of a slumber party for five seven year old girls...the lion doesn't sleep tonight!

I thought I'd show you the birthday card that I made for Miss 7. It was inspired by this gorgeous card that we received from my friend Di...but I've kept with the lion theme (as requested by Miss 7 herself)...

List of Ingredients:

Cardstock: Basic Black (Textured), Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow (Textured) and Whisper White (all SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Stamps: Birthday Bash Sentiments (PTI)
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Patterns DSP (SU), Paper Piercer (misc), White Gel Pen (misc), Orange Zest Satin ribbon (PTI), Yellow Twisted Paper Cord (Annabelle Stamps), Simply Chartreuse Pure Wool Felt (PTI), Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass Die (My Favorite Things), Scallop Circle Punch (SU), Two-step Owl Punch (SU), Flower Trio Punch (SU), Dimensionals (SU), Mini Glue Dots (SU) and Tombow Mono Adhesive (Penwa).

If I were making this card again, I would run the Whisper White layer through my Cuttlebug with a simple, non-fussy design (can't think what right now though...). This lion reminds me a bit of another lion I made some time back (here...the lion fancy has been going on for some time now).

The slumber party was a success...I think. To the best of my knowledge no one spent the night crying into their sleeping bag...I checked about six times ;-), and eventually they all got some sleep (not a lot...but some). I wish I could say the same for me! Thank goodness I had the Sunday to recover before it was back to the weekly chores.

The girls seemed to enjoy the activities we had planned for them. These included alphabet beading, pillowcase decorating, and pom pom critters...

The pom pom critters were my favourites. Apart from the pretty coloured wool (from Spotlight), I got to play with my newly acquired (also from Spotlight) glue gun. ME LIKEY!

Gotta run! Thanks for visiting.

Blogged to: Touch - Noiseworks, Fall of Rome - James Reyne and Hungry Town - Big Pig).


Diane Barnes said...

Such a cute & friendly lion, Sam. Sounds like the girls had a fun time. I might need some more ideas & tips, as miss C is angling for a sleepover birthday too.
Hugs, Di

Melissa said...

Fabulous card, that lion is so cute, oh and pom poms, takes me wayyyy back!!! lol.

Karen said...

Oh Sam you crack me up with your blog post titles! lol

This card is SUPER cute chicki!! I can't believe what fabo craft you had for the kids to do at this party! You ARE a super mum!