Hello and Happy Tuesday! Today I have a new card for you to show and a new story! I am so happy that I feel like writing stories again about my cards. This cute Pirate Luka from La-La Land Crafts inspired me for the card and story. He is available as a digi at the store for a limited time, but don’t worry he will be back in rubber in the middle of September. Oh, and I just saw that Marci and me won a Christmas Challenge! Thank you so much to La-La Land! Did you see a new image that Irina created? Oh, my goodness, it is so precious!
As you can see, for the layout of my card I followed Sweet Sunday Sketch. This sketch reminded me a part f Luka’s outfit and I decided to recreate into a card design. So what do you think?
Okay, now to the fun part… A new story about Pirate Luka. My son, Irina and all of you my readers inspired me for this. I even know a parrot that is a part of this story too. My mom (in Russia) has a talking parrot, he really can speak! It is just amazing. So, take a cup of coffee or tea and start reading. I hope you will enjoy it!
…This story happened in one of the summer afternoons. There was a little boy named Luka who lived with his parents and his pet, talking parrot Kesha. Usually Luka was playing with his friends outside or was reading a book; sometimes he was playing with his mom or dad (when they had time), or he was teaching his parrot new words. But this day was so hot and humid outside, and Luka’s mom was busy at the kitchen, and his best friend went to visit his grandparents. So Luka walked to the kitchen and told his Mom:
“Mom, I am so bored today. Can you play with me?”
Since Mom was so busy and she couldn’t do it anyway, she said:”Why don’t you read a book, or try to built your new Lego?” I forgot to tell that Luka was a great fan of Lego’s.
“I just finished one book and Lego was built already. Remember I showed you?”
Mom thought for a minute and then an idea came in her head. Last week they read a book about hidden treasure and pirates; this can be a good game for Luka!
“Luka, remember a book we have read last week? Would you like to be a Pirate Luka? I will help you with the clothes and a map. I will hide a treasure for you. You already have a parrot; all you need is your imagination!”
“That sounds like a good idea, Mom! But what will be my Pirate ship?”
“Or that is easy – we have a big empty box in our basement, we can use it!”
“Hooray!” – screamed Luka! He ran into the living room “Kesha did you hear you will be Pirate’s Parrot!”
Mom took her old cardigan, and it became a Pirate jacket. Dad’s felt hat became a Pirate’s hat; they just added a skeleton head and bones (Luka drew them on the paper and cut it out). Luka’s rubber boots became his Pirate boots. And old pillow case was a bag for collecting all the treasures. Mom drew a map and hid some treasures (small toys, candy and coins) around the house. They even made a flag out of old t-shirt for the ship.
“Now you all set, Pirate Luka!” – said Mom.
“Ahoy matey! To the Treasure Island!” – In a big excitement screamed Luka. He put Kesha on his shoulder and started his treasure adventure.
One hour later… Mom finished her work at the kitchen and noticed that it had been so quite for the last 15 minutes. She went into the living room and saw her little Pirate Luka sleeping on the coach (Treasure Island) holding the last found treasures (coins) in his hand. Mom carefully took his boots and hat off, stroked his hair, and kissed her sleeping Luka.
“My little Pirate… I wonder what you see in your dreams” – she smiled… But we know that in his dreams Pirate Luka was travelling across the ocean to the Treasure Island…
Thank you so much for reading it. Please, let me know how did you like it? I will see you soon with a new card and maybe a new story,
P.S. Sorry for all of the grammar and punctuation mistakes… Still need to improve my English.