Sunday 22 June 2014


Let me tell you about my daughter. Five years ago, when she already had a four-year-old child, she decided to train to be a midwife. The final three years were a degree where, not only has she had to write essays and a dissertation, but also to work in clinics and hospitals, including grueling night shifts. In her second year of study, she gave birth, prematurely and by emergency caesarean,and her baby was in special care for a while. But she coped with this, got back to study and she is now completing her course and will graduate in summer.

The temptation was to try to make a spectacular card with bells and sparkles - but instead, I decided to focus on the sentiment and keep it clean and simple.

The peacock feather is a digital stamp from a Craft Artist digikit called wings and feathers. I designed the sentiment in Craft Artist, printed it and watercoloured the feather with a mix of Peacock Distress Ink and golden jade Twinkling H20s. I cut the word 'Proud' on the Silhouette and stuck it on with 3d foam. I added glitter glue.

I'd like to enter:
Less is More watercolour
Simply Create Too sentiment is the highlight.
Scribbles Design  say it with a sentiment
That Craft Place anything goes
Suzy Bees Bloomin Challenge  anything goes


Chrissie said...

This is stunning Marina and you certainly have cause to be proud!
Well done to your daughter!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Gorgeous card asks love your sorry about your daughter.
Many congrats to her.
Thanks for taking part
Less is more

Scrapmate said...

You are right to be proud - what an achievement! I love the effect of the feather on your card.

Erica said...

That is indeed an inspiration story, especially for young women and what an important field to be in. My daughter had her only child natural water-birth and has her mid-wife to thank for much help.
Your card is a perfectly lovely expression to honor her.
Thank you for playing along with Simply Create Too's 64th challenge, Your Sentiment is your Highlight. Join us again soon.
Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

Kathyk said...

Fabulous card, glorious colour and image

Love the story too - hope all well with both mother and baby

GDTM Simply Less Is More

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Marina: Your card is perfect for our Challenge #64 - "Your Sentiment is the Highlight" as well as for your daughter--what an inspiration. Thank you for entering our challenge.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Anne said...

Marina what a super card and what a wonderful achievement from your daughter!
Thanks for joining us at Less is More
LIM Designer

Blossom Cards said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel dt

Aurora said...

Hello Marina. First thing, congratulations to you and your brave daughter. And second, congratulations for your beautiful card. In my opinion the stamp and the sentiment match perfectly. Thank you for sharing with us at That Craft Place.

Kay Dalton said...

just stunning, thanks for joining us at That Craft Place challenge x

aufspapiergebracht said...

What a great story and you can really be " PROUD " of your daughter and your card ; )) *

Sandy S said...

Perfect card and perfect coloring....

Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs....
Sandy S (Owner/Designer)

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

You certainly have something to be proud of and so should your daughter. What a wonderful accomplishment! Love that you propped up the word proud. Definitely makes a great impact.

Thanks so much for entering your card into the Scribbles Designs Challenge. Good luck in the draw!

Lisa D., Scribbles Designs, DT