You leave a 2 year old in charge of card design?
This is the answer! Little Miss has a party to go to later so we made a card ourselves. (I say we, but I was fiercely told ‘do it by self’ whenever I attempted to provide helpful suggestions so it is mainly her own work!)
She chose the castle (and helped me turn the handle on the die cutter), the pink card and the flower. The number 3 is improvised by turning a very curly ‘w’ on it’s side! The positioning of everything was all down to her, and she chose the stickers and pearls from a selection I presented to her. I tried to encourage a ‘less is more’ approach, but she is still little and the temptations of all the pretty things in my craft box proved too much! (I think many of us grown ups experience similar feelings when crafting sometimes too.)
I think some of my words of ‘wisdom’ may have gone in as she talked to herself whilst sticking ‘this one goes here, yep, no, not enough room there.’ There was some planning involved on her part despite the chaotic appearance, and it is reasonably colour coordinated! She was a bit heavy handed with the pearls but they were a Poundland bargain so I’ll let her off.
I think I have a little designer in the making! (I must hide the craft stuff better from now as she knows where I keep it.)