It’s that very special time of the week, Teapot Tuesday. Rosalia gave us a fun story this week and she is taking us back in time …not that far back…we are going back to our hippie days in the 1960’s.
Our cards are going to Kyla from Surprise, Arizona. Kyla has a real battle ahead of her and I hope our cards bring some love, peace and sunshine. Lime green, purple and tie-dye and all things 60’s are some of Kyla’s favs.
I loved the sixties, I started secondary school in 1967 and went to my first ever school social that year. I saved my pocket money for weeks to buy lime green fishnet stockings – they matched my lime green, purple and orange tie-dyed mini dress. My friends and I spent weeks eating apples so we could make necklaces out of apple seeds complete with hand-made peace symbols. The big night finally arrived, I felt like a genuine hippie girl. I was so excited to be going to my first dance that I didn’t even care that the hairs on my legs were long enough to plait and they were sticking out through the fishnet stockings (my dad was very strict about growing up too quickly – that include shaving the legs, hmmm).
Just before it was time to go, I danced into the lounge room to show off my outfit when suddenly our pet budgie Bluey, swooped down and started franticly pecking at my neck. Blood spurted everywhere, mixed with little blue feathers and my poor mum screaming. After my brothers captured Bluey and it was established I had not severed an artery in my neck, mum cleaned me up and off I went to the dance (minus the apple seed necklace – turns out you were supposed to dry the seeds and then paint them with varnish…..who knew).
Now about the card…a double stair-step complete with 60’s style curtains. I have this great new fence die – it was a bit tall so I lopped a bit off from the bottom. Thanks to a previous die-cuts tickle gift from Jennifer (Mothers Daughter), I HAD to buy this tall leafy die. The hippie girls started out life as a digi image by Paper Shelter.
I fussy cut about 8 of these little hippies before I had 3 that were suitable for Kyla and SCS. If you look carefully the girls are holding their fingers making a peace symbol. I kept chopping one finger off. I don’t know about where you live, but here in Australia it is rather rude to hold up one finger!! I digress, the girls’ glasses and necklaces are done with liquid pearls and their hair, thongs and nail polish were done with Zig brushes, and so is the peace sign on the fence.
Thanks you for looking, have a groovy week everyone and peace be with you.
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 GMT Views: 1343
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 11649
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 @ 1:05 AM
Glad you were O.K. there before your dance....bet you had so much fun....and looked so cool...:0). Just like these girls...and the cool groovy flower...another great job my friend and super story...still look forward to them each week...ahve a great day...HUGS...:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Registered: April 9, 2010 Location: Arizona Posts: 721
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 @ 9:19 AM
WOW. Another great card. Love your little flower children and the presentation is just perfect. I think all your cards are great and always look forward to seeing them. Your card made me smile and I know it will make Kyla smile also.
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39860
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 @ 9:44 AM
HA! HA! Susie you must have had and still are having an amazing life! LOVE all your stories to go with these wonderful cards you put together. This one it Top Notch Wonderful for sure! Those three hippie girls look so "peaceful". Love the fence and window and all the flowers and greenery. What a very special card for Kyla. You "rocked" this challenge today! TFS :0)
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Registered: April 9, 2010 Location: Arizona Posts: 721
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 @ 10:09 AM
Not only is your card perfect in every way, but I forgot to tell you how much I loved reading your comments about your special time, thanks so much for sharing that with us. It makes your card even more special.
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 @ 1:29 PM
LOL Oh Susie, the life you have lived!!! I never had fishnet stockings, but I do remember my first pair of bellbottoms! Now, I digress!
LOVE your wonderful step card! You will always be our Queen of Steps! Your flower gals are all so fabulous, especially each of them throwing out a Peace sign...looks like the right fingers to me! lol LOVE the house and the windows, love the fence and all the greenery too! Let's face it, it is all spectacular!!! Love it all!!!
Registered: February 28, 2010 Location: Posts: 3323
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 @ 3:49 PM
Susie, You aced this challenge with not 1 but 3 hippie flower children. Really cute card and love your story and you lived a hetic childhood, buit, bleeding, and still go to dance----take a licking and keep on ticking --you do.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 84356
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 12:44 PM
As brilliant as always, Susie, and as always with so many little details to look at and enjoy. My favourite might be the tie-dyed flower - it's so bright and happy. I like the coloured nail varnish, too :D. I'm just a tiny bit suspicious of what some of the greenery growing in the background might be!!!
Apple seed necklaces - oh my, how ever did you thread such tiny seeds. I've never heard of them before, I have to confess.