Ahoy Matey! Pirate Luka is here!

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. 🙂

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19 Responses
  1. Love this card!! I found the link over at The Sweetest Thing, and just had to come say “hi!”

    Great job. TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

  2. Ida says:

    Elena this card is just beyond adorable. You did a fabulous job with the Sweet Sunday Sketch. I really like the way you did the brads on the side. Your coloring is awesome and the story about Pirate Luka was charming. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Allison says:

    I think this might just be a perfect card. Perfect colors, layout and image!

  4. Sparkle says:

    Such a darling card!

  5. Kim says:

    Very cute card, Elena! Love those mental Brads! Thanks for sharing this awesome story!

  6. You WROTE THAT?!? Oh, Elena, I LOVE it and cannot wait to print this off and read it to my son Jacky who LOVES pirates! SO cute and your card is ADORABLE!

  7. Kristine says:

    Hi Elena!! WOW, what a fabulous Pirate card–and story too!! *Ü* We miss you so much at LLLC Elena… love your cute stories!! Thanks so much for sharing your card in our new customer gallery!!

  8. Kerri M. says:

    Your card is so super adorable, and your story is awesome! You are so creative, girl!

  9. velta says:

    What a great creation Elena!!! Wonderful colors…great design…another Elena card!!

  10. Irina says:

    Oh my!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE design of your card Elena!!! What an awesome idea for the brads!!!! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your card with us at La-La Land Crafts!!!!

    🙂 Irina

  11. Deb Neerman says:

    The card is fabulous, Elena … just love it! And your story is wonderful … what a great gift you have for story-telling! Hope all is well with you, Sweetie; sending hugs!

  12. Maria Matter says:

    oh Elena, you are so creative!!!
    I loved reading your wonderful precious story and your card is gorgeous!!!
    Thank you for sharing!
    hugs & blessings!

  13. Леночка, моя милая рассказчица! Спасибо за еще один позитивный пост!

  14. Your cards are as cute as ever, and always done with such perfection! Good luck with your employment decisions. I really think it’s so important to be with your family, but I understand about needing financial security, too. I know you’ll work something out for the best. Thank you for the heartwarming story, too, Elena!

  15. Rita says:

    Soooooo darn cute & I luv your story!!! So very happy that your back to tell your stories…I luv them!

  16. Such a sweet story, Elena. Your card is as always so beautifully colored and made. Wonderful post!

  17. Pam Sparks says:

    so dashing Elena! love him! Awesome designing…the brads to match his vest and coat buttons…cool! TFS!
    Pam Going Postal

  18. What a lovely card to showcase Pirate Luka. AND your story was very sweet ;D Thank you for adding your card to the La-la Land Customer Gallery! Hugz, Cheryl

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