Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Tell me story, tell me story
Tell me story, remember what you said
You promised me you said you would
You got to give in so I'll be good
Tell me a story, then I'll go to bed

Hello everyone..remember that song..gosh! I listened to it again on google and never realise what awful singing it was..but I loved the kids verse of this song..

And that message brings us to a book card I was asked to make...using the star image of the book "BARRY" from the now closed stampfairy.

This book card was made for a young fellow who thought his Mum was a worry wart and a nag...UNTIL..

Names have been changed and Barry is being the stand in...

Was a fine beautiful Summers day up the coast of a very popular beach in New Zealand..Piha [Peeha]

Young Barry wanted to go fishing and his Mum said it would be okay BUT..only if he stayed on the small jetty and didn't wander off, as there is a lot of danger under the sea and you cannot see it until it is too late....[nag nag nag...muttered Barry]

So off he went to the jetty with his fishing pole and bucket and started his day fishing...[what dangers!!...such a worry wart.]

Mmmm..I wonder!!

Barry soon became pretty bored sitting on the jetty and decided his Mum would never know if he went further down the beach and fished off the rocks...[the big boys do it all the time]

It wasn't long before the tide turned and it became a bit choppy as he watched his bucket float away..

Suddenly a small dolphin leapt out the water not too far away from the rocks and gave Barry a bit of a start...but he was happy to see him though..although the sea was getting choppier by the minute.

He did think he should make his way back...but it was too late. The tides and freak waves in Piha were too quick and the biggest wave came over the top of the rocks and swept Barry into the sea.

Thanks to the Piha lifeguards and the West pack Helicopter rescue service..Barry was quickly located and rescued...he was taken to the local hospital, checked out and then could go home..

Mothers do know best and this young lad had a very scary fright and I'm sure next time he will listen to Mum...

There's the whole book card and really loved how my glass table reflected up and made the scene more watery..

Thanks so much for stopping by...I will try to come on more but have just been so busy with cards and cards with matching boxes..working and relieving with other clients..

Phew..who said I was going to slow down in 2015..oh! me that's who..well I never listen to myself anyway..

See you Thursday..or maybe tomorrow.



Sarah said...

This is a wonderful book card Chrissy and a very important message indeed!! Reinforces what I have been telling my lads for years...Hubby included! xx

Sue said...

This is wonderful Chrissy, such a fantastic design using adorable images. Yes, Mother really does know best!
hugs Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Chrissy what a fabulous book card and such a story but so pleased it had a happy ending. Just the other night two young men were drowned standing by the sea's edge as a dare - so tragic. Hugs Susan x

Veerle said...

Chrissy, oh Chrissy OMG this is stunning. I love your cute little story. Every single card is gorgeous, well done my friend. I love it.
Big hug from Veerle Xxx

Squirrel x said...

Oh hun, you have done it again. I even found myself on the edge of my seat as the tide got higher. Naughty "Barry", but so relieved all ended ok. Perhaps he will listen to worry wart from now on. Stunning book card hun, adore how you have created this and Barry is looking mighty fine indeed, even if he doesn't listen. Clever you with the glass table too! Hugs xx

Chris said...

Yay! Barry is back starring in another of your fabulous 'book cards'! Wonderful little creation Chrissy, glad it had a happy ending...something terrible could have happened to Barry, he'll listen to his Mum in future!

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super book card and that shark gave me a good giggle with it's smile, Luv Sam x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation Chrissy, love the big wave too , and those lovely colour combinations ...xx {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Annette said...

This is amazing. I do love your story cards, and great effect on the table too.

Natasja's Kaarten said...

Cute card!

Hugs, Natasja

Jane said...

Cooooooey! Wow Chrissy, you should take up book illustrating with that cad Barry. 'Life Lessons with Barry', I can see it now, your name lit up in all the big bookshops. 😂

jimlynn said...

Cute song and a wonderful book card!!! I can just see this story play out by looking at your book! Love the last one and that big glittery wave on it! "Barry" was a lucky young fellow for sure!!!!! Mothers really do know best most of the time!

*Vicki* said...

Such a CUTE idea to make this book!!! I love the sweet images and cleverly put together book idea!! :) Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Jacee said...

Fabulous Chrissy, a great idea, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Chrissy this is such a delight to see I love, love Barry and the book you have created you are such a brilliant talented crafter, excellent project.
lorraine x

Lorraine said...

Absolutely brilliant - love it.
Lorraine x

pinky said...

Chrissy that is brilliant. I used to make things like this a few years back so I know the work and thought that goes into them. Well done. What a shame Stamp Fairy has closed!! Keep them coming, you are so inspirational Chrissy.

chrissy xx said...

Hurrah for Barry! So lovely to see him again Chrissy and so glad he could help out. Mums do know best and I'm glad it turned out for the little lad. You've made something really special and I LOve it.
You must work when you can every bit helps xx

coops said...

absolutely stunning chrissy.i do so love your story cards and barry is looking as gorgeous as always, love your colouring and fab scenes ;D

xx coops xx

Tammy said...

Fantastic book and such a marvelous tale! Moms get such a bad rap because we worry!

McCrafty's Cards said...

I absolutely love your book Chrissy, and the fabulous story
Kevin xx

downrightcrafty said...

great book card so beautiful
hugs Kate x

Pia S said...

I love these book cards of yours, fantastic, hope the young boy has learned his lesson, good thing it went well in the end...

Kat W said...

It's lovely to see you back with a new PC and back with one of your amazing book cards - I love this so much :-)
Fantastic design and colouring and a lesson we all have to learn some time that Mother knows best!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Tracey said...

Fabulous book card Chrissy & I love all the scenes you've created & the story they tell :o)

Lisa Minckler said...

You're wonderful. This card book is wonderful. It's wonderful that you have so many orders and I just love visiting your blog....'cause it's....wonderful!!
Been on a loooong break from the computer but wanted to stop in and leave some love and say hello and check on what I've missed. You've been busy!
Biggest of hugs to you my friend and here's to a fun and creative 2015.
Lisa x