Friday, 30 March 2012

A last minute card

So much for my scissor-break!  

On Thursday morning, L says to me "I'm a bit sad today because Miss L is leaving".  Miss L is a student teacher who has been working on placement in L's class for 6 weeks.  "When's that hun?" I ask.  "Today" he says.  Thanks L!  I had to get my skates on, despite my virus, because I also had to make an Easter Bonnet for the next day.  I grabbed my new favourite punch and some new papers that I have dying for an excuse to break open and set about a speedy card and book mark.

The Portobello Road collection is perfect for this coming Summer with the Jubilee celebrations and the Olympics.  I'm tempted to hold a party just so that I can use this collection to make appropriate invites and cupcake decorations!  I used the coordinating stamps to make the little postcard greeting.

The bookmark didn't come out quite the way I wanted but that point I was already hyperventilating over the hat (more on that in another post) and I was wishing I had gone to the shop and bought a card and an Easter egg.

I'm happy that the children are on Spring break / Easter hols now as we could all do with a few slow days.  Not much chance of that for a few more days yet though as it is a certain young lady's 3rd birthday on Monday.  In an effort to help me, Management has bought a cake.  I am in pieces.  I have never bought a cake for any of the 7 birthdays my children have had so far.  They have always been baked and decorated with fondant in an age appropriate design by my own fair hands (with much mess, stress and swearing!)  Hey ho, its all downhill from here.  I did make her card though, I'll share that in my next post.

Bye for now


  1. Aren't children just great like that! Last night at 7pm, while we sat eating dinner, my son announced that they had to take party food in for the last day of term. Of course we had nothing remotely partyish in the house and I had to nip to the shops sharpish. Oh and cut yourself some slack over the cake, been there too xx

  2. Ooooh, but I love that card! I especially love that bunting, it's so cute. Sometimes the best things come together when you don't have very much time. Also, thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to reply...I am officially a rubbish blogger ;) But I will subscribe to you now so I can keep an eye on your lovely work. Kate x

  3. I think both items are absolutely fantastic and I wish I had even a tiny part of your gift. As a teacher, I would be thrilled to bits to get something like that!
    J x

  4. I'm sure the student was very touched by your lovely card and bookmark...and given the state of your health at the moment, be grateful for that Birthday Cake!
    Alison xx

  5. Fab card, oh don't worry about the cake i bet she will love it anyway, and you can always bake one another time that way you all get to share 2 xxxx

  6. The card and bookmark are gorgeous. Hope you feel better soon x

  7. Hello. Thank you so much for the nice comments you left on my WOYWW post, I appreciate it.

    Love the card and bookmark - anything with bunting on gets the thumbs-up from me.

    I'm your new follower.

    Have fun.

    Jumbleberries xx

  8. The kids won't hold it against you if you buy the cake - I remember Owen actually asking me if I could get a Tesco's chocolate tray cake once!!
    Love that Union Jack card - I remember Julia buying some of that Portobello stuff recently - it's a great design!
    I really hope you start to get back to normal after that horrible virus you've had, it's been a shocker :(
    Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

  9. This m'lady, is STUNNING! I love it so very much! Creativity at its best! :D


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