Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Thank you Teacher, with Bobby Sues pretty flowers and Cupcake Ted.

Good afternoon everyone,

Just when I thought it was safe to go in the craftroom and do something other than a Thank you card, my daughter asked if I could make two for my Grandsons, to give to their teachers. Needless to say, I made them and here they are.

The only brief I had was to make them pretty. I can do pretty, no problem.

I did them both the same shape to save arguments  ( we all know what siblings can be like ) just varying the toppers.

The first one is a clipartfairy digi stamp from the 'Bobby Sues Pretty Flowers' range, coloured with promarkers. She was matted onto cream and lilac mats using spellbinders Grand labels eleven. The backing paper is Docrafts, from the woodland folk and friends cd. I printed it onto 220gsm supersmooth card to add strength and used the same die to cut the shape, but in a bigger size. I turned this mat sideways. The final layer, or card base, is cut using the largest of the dies in the same cream card as the topper mat and again turned on its side. To finish I added two papermania flowers, some card candy and a cardart sentiment tag.

I added a verse to the back of the card with the individual names of the teachers. My eldest Grandson was leaving primary this time, so I tried to use a verse that was apt. I think it did the trick, my daughter said Mrs Mitchell loved it. As did Mrs Cunnington.

The topper on this card is a Pink Gem design called 'Cupcake Ted'. The backing paper was again from Docrafts woodland friends cd and the rest is the same as the one above. Hope you like them.

I am entering these cards into the following challenges :-

Panpastells Uk Challenge - School's out / buttons and bows. ( schools out )
Fab n funky Challenge - No stamped images.
Inky Impressions Challenges - Use dies or punches.
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Animal crackers.
ABC Challenges - T for Two ( two flowers )

Thanks for dropping by and do come again.

Jools.  xxx


  1. They are both pretty and cute and what abulous shapes
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this month
    Lisa x

  2. 2 Gorgeous cards Jools. Lovely colours and colouring.

    Sarah x

  3. 2 Gorgeous cards Jools - your colouring is lovely and i love the designs you have used thanks for joining us at Inky impressions this week hugs Judith x

  4. Two very pretty card, your designs are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing them withus at Fab'n'Funky this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

  5. Two super-sweet, cute cards Jools. Love em!
    Caz x

  6. Such pretty & really sweet cards Jools, love the images.
    Wendy xx

  7. Both of your cards are darling! I love the soft colors you used! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n Funky Challenge!

    Jackie, Fab 'n Funky DT

  8. These are both adorable. Great colors. Thank you for joining us for the Inky Impressions challenge. Good luck and I hope you will join us again soon. :o)

    Tonya Inky DT

  9. Both cards are so sweet, I'm sure the teacher's loved them! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges!

  10. Your cards are Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  11. Awww love these Jools... so pretty and both images have such character! lol
    Thanks for joining in the PanPastel Challenge.
    BTW I have some new "Dark Tint" pans..... I am soooooo in love !!!


  12. This is going to be so nice for your tille ones's teachers! I know I would love getting them! Thanks for joining us at ABC's challenge. I hope you will join our new challenge!

  13. These are so adorable, I love the sweet images. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  14. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for joining our summer challenge over at Polka Doodles. Good luck.

    Claire x

  15. Your cards are really cute! Hugs, Ani
    P.S. We have a candy over at Card Mania Challenges if you're interested