Pretty in Pink Anya

I've been so blessed in my life to have such wonderful friends....you know the kind, you don't see each other for a billion years, but when you get together its like you last saw each other yesterday. :)

Linnie is like that. We grew up in the same small Qld town together, though she is a year younger than I am and then we both joined the same church within a month or two of each other in our mid-late teens.

Linnie married one of the Pastor's sons and they moved to the "big" town nearby and not long after I moved down to the really, really "big smoke" (Sydney) and we lost touch.

I caught up with Linnie again at a women's conference about 3-4 years ago, amazingly enough. We almost missed the beginning of the meeting we were chatting so long. I visited Linnie & Sean early last year when I was on hols in Qld and got to meet their four great, and totally different, children. Three boys (14, 11 & 8) and their little girlie-girl (5).

Anyway....they moved closer to Sydney this year and I got to spend a day with Linnie and the kids when I was on hols in July. I even caught the train up and back so that I stayed 'holiday-relaxed' - so different when you can look out the window to your heart's content & read a book and not have to concentrate on the road.

I wanted to make the ladies a little thankyou card for being lovely hostesses and could not go past this gorgeous little Anya. They had spent some time showing me their lovely gardens - so an Anya with a basket of flowers was perfect!! I coloured her to match her DD's colouring - the most beautiful pale blonde hair you can imagine, and, of course, she adores PINK!!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.

Michey xxx

Card Deets:

Stamp: TGF Miss Anya Collection, SU Baroque Motifs (background)
Card/Paper: SU Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Various Copics, Pink Rhinestones, Cotton Candy Stickles, SU Top Note Die, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge Daubers


Rach said...

such a beauty of a card.. hugs Rachxx

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful card for your friend! the coloring is just lovely - and the image so cute! thanks for coming by my blog and leaving me a comment!

Bev said...

Gorgeous card hun, the papers and details are fabulous x

Stephanie said...

Such a fabulous card & you're right about special friends - life would not be complete without them :)
Have a great weekend
Love Steph xxx

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous card and the colouring and swirls are just lovely!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comments HuGs Kim :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some love! I love your gorgeous Anya and that is the perfect background for her! Love that photo of you in front of the Ponte Vecchio in Firenze, Italia!

Rach said...

a beautiful card, hugs rachxx

Amy said...

Awesome card, your coloring is beautiful and your attention to detail is amazing!

Cindy Haffner said...

Anya is so pretty, I love her.

Amy said...

Hi Michey!
I'm back and wondering if you'd mind me adding you to my Christmas card list? If not, you can email me your address at pete_danger@hotmail.com!

Rach said...

A gorgeous card. hugs rachxx

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is adorable, luv the dpth and coloring, super!

enjoy *~*