Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Thank You Teacher

This is a card that I made for my son to give his teacher, he went back to school after being home educated for 8 years to take his GCSE exams and she has been absolutely brilliant.


I got the idea for the chalkboard style from a card by Kitty Frampton in the Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine.  I have used a sentiment from the DigiStamp Boutique, the original is black on white - I reversed it for the chalkboard look, the papers are some from My Mind's Eye that have been in my stash for ages.


The stars are my favourite X-cut die and I used an EK Success notebook edge punch, the little pencil has also been in my stash for ages.

I also made a matching gift bag.


I would like to enter my card and gift bag into the following challenges:

Simply Create Too Challenge 64 - Sentiment as the Highlight
Scribbles Designs Challenge 18 - Say it with a Sentiment
Crafting From The Heart Challenge 24 - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge 41 - Anything Goes
DigiStamp Boutique June Customer Competition - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today, please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
x

46 comments:

kbrandy4 said...

Fabulous card and gift bag Pauline, love the papers!
Hugs, Hazel xx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Morning hun fabulous love your project - thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday very good luck hugs Judith DT x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and gesture Pauline, the sentiment is really nice. xx aNNie♥
The Journey is the Start

Sue said...

Love your fabulous card and gift bag Pauline.
Sue xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Pauline this is just a stunning little gift set. Just adore the colours and chalkboard for the precious wording.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Chris x said...

Gorgeous Pauline beautiful papers I bet the teacher was happy with these, I know I would be.
Chris x

Jan Ltc said...

This is great Pauline love the blackboard xx Jan

Colette said...

Brilliant card and gift bag Pauline,
love the sentiment and papers you've used, hugs, Colette xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant Pauline I love the chalk board
Kevin xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Pauline,

This is lovely, great idea and the papers are fab.

Bet his teacher was pleased?

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Donna Ellis said...

Your son's teacher will especially appreciate the sentiment on the pretty chalk-board style card, Pauline. The matching gift bag is so pretty! hugs, de

rachel said...

great use of the chalkboard technique Pauline - fab idea and a brilliant make xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous, Pauline! Love the chalkboard style - I want to try this! Love the matching giftbag too - I know his teacher will love this!

Erin Bentley said...

Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant bag and card Pauline I bet the teacher will love it.
hugs
lorraine x

Sue B said...

This is a briliant card Pauline… such a fab design with the chalkboard. I love the scrummy papers and the ruler border and stars! the matching bag is perfect! :-)
Hope you have a good day!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Pauline: Your teacher thank you card is perfect for our Challenge #64 - "Your Sentiment is the Highlight". I love it. Thank you for entering our challenge.

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Ira Huberts said...

Lucky teacher! She sure will love the beautiful card you have made for her Pauline, love the chalkboard effect! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card and gift bag combinations. I love the design of your card and the sentiment - the chalk board seems so appropriate for a teacher!

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card and gift bag combinations. I love the design of your card and the sentiment - the chalk board seems so appropriate for a teacher!

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous makes, love the layout and chalkboard effect

Lorraine said...

A brilliant card and gift bag Pauline. Love the design and papers.
Lorraine x

downrightcrafty said...

another fabulous creation and love the set and the sentiment on the chalk board
hugs Kate xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous card & gift bag set Pauline! I bet your sons teacher will be totally thrilled with it!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Jo said...

Love this card Pauline, fab papers & the chalkboard look sentiment is fab!
hugs Jo x

julie_woolston said...

Love your card Pauline what a brilliant idea a chalk board and gorgeous matching gift bag.
Hugs Julie xxx

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Pauline such a fantastic card love the papers and chalk board. Love Alison xx

Pat K said...

Such a lovely card and gift bag for your Son's teacher. Love the chalkboard. Pat K xx

Melodie said...

Great idea, fabolous card.
Hugs
Melodie

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous idea to reverse the black and white for your chalkboard effect Pauine. The card and bag are brilliant I am sure they will be much appreciated. Susan x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card and gift bag is gorgeous Pauline, such a great idea. Anet x.

Michelle J M said...

Gorgeous card Pauline and the matching bag is fabulous. I really like the blackboard effect and what could be better for a teacher! Michelle x

kanda said...

Wonderful card & gift bag Pauline. Love the chalkboard effect and papers xx

Fern Dunsmore said...

Hi Pauline,
This card and bag looks amazing, I love the chalkboard style. I am sure your Son's teacher will be thrilled to receive these and appreciate the effort you have made. Fern x

Hanny said...

Allthough I do not know what the exame of GCSE means, I've notice that your son did very well, congrats. Your creation is perfect, very nice and I really like the text!
Hugs from the Netherlands., liefs Hanny♥,
http://tierelantijntjes.blogspot.nl

Cumbrianlass said...

Fantastic projects Pauline, love the papers and colour combos.
Janet xxx

Debs said...

Love this matching set Pauline - such fabulous colours and I love the chalkboard effective.
Debs xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

I really love this, such a perfect design and the chalkboard effect looks brilliant! The matching bag is lovely too.
Rebecca.

Andrea said...

what a great card and bag Pauline as always great colour and paper choices and perfectly put togetehr. I do love the chalkboard style sentiment and its just a perefct thankyou for a teacher ...what a fab idea to reverse the colours not sure how you would do such a thing.. IT is not my strong point !The sentiment is just perefct, I'm sure you thoughtfullness will be very well received by your sons teacher.. they will be delighted with it and that little pencil emebllishment is just so cute.
Thanks for sharing another great project with us
Andrea x

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow Pauline, I really love this! So clever and creative.

Lisette Baker said...

Any teacher would be thrilled to receive this handmade card. Great design, I love the chalkboard and the tiny pencil is perfect. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

nwilliams6 said...

So positive and encouraging. I am actually putting together an recognition workshop at work and this would be a great thing to include. Super job. Hugz!

fiona walker said...

Any teacher would be thrilled to receive this. Thank you for entering it in our challenge at Crafting from the heart.
Hugs
Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

scrappymo! said...

Hiya
Sorry I have not been by in a while.
The lake, fishing and the garden get in my way at this time of year! Especially the garden!

This is so lovely. Just had a pop through the posts I had missed and saw these two posts aof cards with matching gift bags. Such a great idea...Love that wee pencil in the bottom corner...Brilliant!

Helen Anderson said...

Perfect for a teacher! Love the little pencil, that's a fab addition. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Wow! Great card and matching bag...

Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs....
Sandy S (Owner/Designer)