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A Thank You

18 May

If you are in Melbourne I hope you are enjoying the gorgeous weather today. I have been out and about and enjoying the feeling of the sunshine on my back (I reckon it has to be one of the best feelings).

The card I am showing you today is for my son’s wonderful teacher. Robbie has entered his schooling life this year and has had some difficulties but his teacher has been fantastic. We are so pleased that he has her and grateful for all the extra effort she has given. We are going to give her this card with a bunch of flowers to try and show our appreciation. I made this card yesterday afternoon but ran out of energy to do a post.

The card’s layout is based on this weeks sketch over at Friday Sketchers:

 

 

 

I will also be entering this card into Quixotic Challenges – Let Your Garden Grow! Basically you had to make your own flowers. I came across a tutorial on how to make these flowers about a month ago and have been itching to give it a go. Unfortunately I can not give credit to where it belongs as I have lost my slip of paper that I had written it down on and it was not on one of my regular blogs as I have checked. If however you do know where the tut can be found please let me know so I can post a link here. Here is some close ups of the flower:

Being the toughest of critics that I am I am convinced the flower is too big and does not fit in well and think that I may remove it. In fact here is a pic without the flower tell me which you prefer?

I have used my watercolour pencils for colouring the image, October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket patterned papers, old olive Stampin Up cardstock, kaisercraft pearls, paper doily I got from local $2 shop, Sarah Kay stamp, Flowers Soft, sentiment from Kraftin Kimmie, scalloped punch and faux stitching.

Well I better dash only got ½ hour to get organized before need to pick up the kids from school.

 

Until next time xoxo

Two in One

23 Jan

Hello again! I hope you have all had a great week and now getting into a nice relaxing weekend.

 I was spoilt by hubby on Thursday night as he took me to the movies to see The Avatar and some dinner out. It was a great night, thanks to Dol for our tickets to goldclass (Christmas present 2008), my wonderful supportive parents for taking the kids for the night and of course for Michael for actually thinking of taking me out. The movie was great I would recommend you go see it.

My sister, Sarah, called this morning for a chat and asked if I had a spare card laying around that she could use for an engagement. After looking through my stash I realized that I didn’t so off I went to quickly whip something up. I ended up following this week’s challenge at Quixotic Challenges, stamp up something old, and this weeks sketch challenge over at The Pink Elephant.

  

 

I really enjoyed making this card as I got to use Fifth Avenue Floral, which I have had for about 6 months but only used maybe once or twice.

I have used lots of Stampin Up on this card, DS Paper and Cardstock, stamps, scallop punch and watercolour crayons. The only things not stampin up are the pearl ribbon, watercolour paper and the kinder glitz I have added to the tips of the flower (you cant really see this in the photo).

I will let you get back to enjoying your weekend.

One more week of school holidays (not that I am counting) and then after that I can hopefully get some routine back and perhaps be able to bring you more cards.

Until next time xoxo