Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Le Petit Prince

Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery , became one of the best-selling books ever published.  I pay homage to this great novella.


After I broke my hip, Linda Coughlin from the Funkie Junkie
sent me a get well card that was made from a library envelope and insert where she left a sweet message .  I saw all kinds of possibilities!!  Since receiving this unique card, I have seen Linda post a Christmas card using this same idea.  I must say I thought it was grand!!

  


So this is my version, I dare say the first of many.  I hope you are as intrigued by it as I was and still am.

I am entering my card in the following challenge.

Our Creative Corner - Royal theme - Use a crown, castle or princess and the color yellow or gold embossing.

So here we go again -- I must say Linda and Company are giving me a run for my money!!!

Thanks to all my followers and for you lovely friends who stop in to visit and leave a little love!!
Sandy



58 comments:

Scrap Affair said...

This is BEAUTIFUL and genious! Love all the colors, image is super cute and fun.
I think I would like to see more of the same thing-because it is a GOOD THING! :)

NickelNook said...

Oh, Sandy! What a fabulous design, and your little Prince is so adorable! Thanks for sharing it!...Nancy :o)

Marilyn said...

This is a fabulous project and I hope you don't mind but I'm going to try one of these. It's very clever and so cute. The little prince is adorable but I just love the concept of this pocket tag.

Kelly Neis said...

Oh you are unbelievable! I love the library card!! Love the script writing and antiquing that you did. I really love that it stayed neutral so that the Prince is shown off well and the crown is placed perfectly.
The inside it adorable, did you hand write this, gorgeous handwriting! Look at that little tag and gorgeous bow awe, so cute! This is truely a vintage keepsake, now I am going to copy you! LOL
You are doing very well with the Fabercastell's, Your Royal Highness!! This is your talent, your vintage tags should be in every library book out there!
I just LOVE this one!

Hugs from your Royal Subject!

Leah Ann Gast said...

I really love this, so original! Great idea :O) Hugs! Leah Ann

Christina Barnes said...

Hi Sandy, yes I like this idea of the library envelope and card, and think what you have done with it is gorgeous! Love the Prince in Purple! :)
Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Chris

Susan Flynn said...

This is adorable Sandy! That little Prince is a real charmer and love the crown. I like the idea of this and how you have done the library ticket very vintage without being too fussy! Love it all x

May said...

O my word... How did you do that.. FABULOUS! I love this creation Sandy, the vintage staining the script the little adorable prince... Love it!! the best pocket tag I have every seen... go on do a tutorial!! would love to see how something so beautiful came together.. Big Hugs May x x x x

cathylynn said...

Holy smokes Sandy, this is so unique! I love the vintage look and you did one very fabulous job. That prince is too cute! Great job my friend.
Hugs, Cathy

Lau W said...

Oh wow so wonderful creation, super idea ! Love the book "le petit prince", and it's a superb homage !
Your prince is cuuuute !
I want to see here another creations like this, ok ? :-)))
Have a nice day my dear friend, bisous !

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

This is absolutely wonderful Sandy. What a great idea!

If you're crafting again I'm hoping that means you're making good progress on your hip op recovery?

Hugs
Sarn xxx

EnblogSail said...

Hey Sandy, sorry to hear that you've to go for hip op. Hope u r recovering well. Love your library card; little Prince is a great inspiration for your creative card!
Caryl

Myrna I said...

Love the idea I may have to make one of them! Awesome job!

Patricia Garcia said...

I love this Sandy...you always have astonishing stuff on your blog, I hope you are better...cant wait to see more!

Hugs,
Patricia

Carla S. said...

Fantastic creation, Sandy! What a great gift idea! Wonderful images and coloring and design!

Charlene said...

A most fab design and adorable little prince!!!

Lisa M said...

Awww, that's the nicest thing to read. I love that her get well card inspired you this much to create the perfect little royal creation. He's wonderful Sandy and even though they are little, I'm in a trance with all the gems!!! Beautiful work my friend and SOOO happy you joined in the challenge at Our Creative Corner. :D
Happy almost weekend and big hugs!
Lisa xx
OH, p.s. Eric and friends LOVED the little puppy rescue email you sent. :)

Pam Sparks said...

Love library cards and pockets Sandy and yours is totally charming and delightful! The prince is so cute... adorable!

Danielle said...

I am a fan of Le petit Prince, I think it is quite a life philosophy. I love your card, love the vintage aspect of it, and especially this envelope style. very very special and awesome. Hugs.

Netty said...

Terriic creation Sandy and love the use of the envelope. Annette x

Lindsey said...

This is such a great idea! Love how you riffed on The Little Prince, too. Fun!

Christina C. said...

Indeed I am......totally INTRIGUED!
Very creative design....works great for any occasion! Thanks for the inspiration!

Candy said...

Fantastic work, Sandy!
It is so sweet.
Did you make the envelope or buy it?
Love, Candy

koala said...

He is really cute little Prince, Sandy !!!
i love his crown texture, is that shining ? love background and ribbon,too !
This is very interesting idea and design, i love it !!! (^o^)/""'

Paper Tails said...

I love this!!! The little prince is perfect. I really love the vintage feel. Very creative....

Karen

Jean said...

Sandy, this is so gorgeous, the library card is so perfect for anything card.. I would use it for most everything especially Christmas cards or for Giving money for reasons!! Just love the idea!!
Hugs, Jean

Caroline said...

Sandy this is gorgeous ! xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Absolutely fabulous ! Very good idea ! Fine and delicate work ! Bravo ! I liikkkeeeee !!!!!!

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Pat said...

Sandy this is just gorgeous and such a lovely idea.

Pat xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my, Sandy, this absolutely ROCKS! Love what you have done here - just the cutest thing EVER! Now I want to make more of these but I think you have bought them ALL :) I need to find a new supplier and order more for the shop! So great to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Hugs,
Linda

Melodie said...

Hi Sandy, thanks for your nice comments on my blog. I have looked around on your side. You make really beautiful cards that I'll be looking now always. When I look at your photo, I can not believe that you are over 60 years old. So we are in an age group, because I will soon be the 66th ...
Many greetings
Melodie

Kim Price said...

LOVE this sweet little card with envelope! Great original idea. Thank you so much for joining us this week for our challenge at Our Creative Corner. Hope to see more of you.

Linda said...

Well looka at you speaking french now!!!!! Wow this is just delightful!!!! ou did an awesome job on this!!!!! Love your little prince!!!!!!! Awesome work my friend!!!!!

Shelby said...

That's a fantastic idea and just love the richness of your design! Beautiful work

Shelby

Sandra said...

What an adorable library card with matching envelop! Love the aging you did! So cool! It's so darn cute! Love it! Hugs, Sandra

Chris said...

That is so cute Sandy and such a lovely idea! Your colours and distressing with the inks looks fantastic...wanting to make one of these now :).

Maria said...

Fabulous pocket card in all its glory! That little prince is adorable! What a grand job you did with this one...love it! Hope you hip is doing much better...take care, hugs!

Sharon said...

Sandy, I have to agree with you. Linda, makes some of the most wonderful cards, and I have seen the holiday library pocket card. She is very inspirational.
And I am delighted that she inspired you, when you created such a handsome library pocket card, as well. I love the prince that you added, and the 'title' piece is very vintage and wonderfully done.
thank you for playing along with us @ OCC

Alice Wertz said...

this is so sweet and love the library envelop idea! wonderful work as always!

~Tammy~ said...

This is just wonderful! :-)

Shannon White said...

Oh this is Fabulous Sandy! What a sweet idea such a lovely tag and library pocket! Such a Darling idea! And yours is just Darling! Love the Cute little Prince and lovely script in your B G too and the lovely antiquing too! Just Wonderful Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Kjersti said...

What a great idea Sandy, love the library card in envelope! And you have decorated it sooo beautiful - love that little prince:)
Have a nice day!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Macpurp said...

fantastic idea! what a beautiful card!

love teen x

Lori said...

Love, love the library card - this is beautiful! (Wonderful homage to a wonderful book!)

Patricia St Martin said...

Your creativity never surprises me. This is just adorable using an library envelop the possibilities are endless. Love the prince and the colors great job. Crown nice embellishment and love the writing.
Hugs, Patricia

Stamps and Paper said...

Hello Sandy..this is gorgeous and what a clever idea...your colours are amazing and such a sweet image

Anne

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Sandy I love, love this gorgeous little creation and what a great idea I look forward to seeing more of these beauties.
hugs
lorraine x

Redanne said...

Hi Sandy, I know I am very late! Love what you did with the tag and envelope, it is gorgeous. Some time ago I subscribed by e-mail but for some reason have not had this post. I have now added myself to your followers to see if that makes a difference. I have missed you! Crafty hugs, Anne x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...hey Sandy, you have paid homage to The Little Prince beautifully with this gorgeous make, I loVe the envelope pocket with the aged tag, gorgeous tea died ribbon with jewelled brad, great stamping & distressing...awesome work...Mel :)
Thank you sandy for your always kind words on my blog they mean a lot to me...X

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, what a great creation, Sandy! Love the beautifully colored Little Prince and the crown! Just gorgeous! Hugs

MaryH said...

Hi Sandy, thought I had left a comment here, don't see one, so I'll 'go again'. This is such a pretty card..so much richness in the coloring & embellishments. TFS a lovely work of art.

*Vicki* said...

Hello my friend!! :) I'm so happy you stopped by for a visit!! This library creation is adorable!! LOVE that sparkle on his crown and all!! I love to read books, but again like my hobby, I never seem to have enough hours in the day to indulge in my pleasantries!!

Take care my friend!! HUGS...now back to following you!! *wink

Michelle Webb said...

Lovely sandy, really love the vintage feel. Michelle x

Linda Palmer said...

I love this! You do have me visiting her blog(Funkie Junkie) now. I love that kind of crafty things but have no time to do something new, maybe this winter! I haven't mastered my copics yet!! Probably never will but keep trying. I see you have posted several things that I have missed. Don;t know how that happened. YOU are so talented.

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting.

butterfly said...

Brilliant - I love the envelope/insert idea (love Linda Coughlin - she's so amazing), and you've done wonders with it here. You won my heart straight away with The Little Prince - always at my bedside... gorgeous project!
Alison x

Marjie Kemper said...

This is just fabulous, Sandy! Love the ribbon and bling.

Tan's Hobbies said...

Brilliant creation!! Love both envelope and the note! This creation is so vintage and rustic.

Love the coloring and your distressing is awesome!!