Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thank God for Teachers

My little man started school this year; he is growing up so fast! So being his first year in school and knowing how hard it must for their teachers in a room full of little people who have never been to school before I really must give them praise!

So first year at school calls for a very special Christmas card. I was not after the traditional type of Christmas card, I wanted something that was children and school related and that really was going to thank them and I came up with this.



I love how it combines the red and white of Christmas but with the splash of the Orange and the yellow still really makes it ‘school like’ and a great little thankyou card.

The pencil boarder was from a School days scrapbooking page I had laying around and the red is corrugated cardboard that gives the piece some really nice texture and stands out against the white.  I taped it onto a yellow card stock for the base and to frame it.

The image is from Meljen’s Designs (I Love My Teacher).  I coloured the image in with watercolour pencils and to add focus to the sentiment I touched the TEACHER with Kindy Glitz and edged the edges in black ink.







Love this card and how the colours all came togther.

Challenges:
* Crafty Cardmakers (2nd entry) - use a freebie  (Mondays)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays – FTTC 89-focus on the sentiment (2nd entry do not know if this is ok or not, have left a comment in the comment section) – (Tuesdays)
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes (Tuesdays)
* Melijen's Designs - #30 Anything Goes (Thursdays)
* Lots to do-  Plain and Simple  (Fridays)
* Card Positioning Systems - #189 Sketch   (Sundays) 

Fair winds and following seas
The Navy Wife

10 Treasured comments:

Lea L. said...

How cute is that pencil border?! Love the glittery sentiment too! Great job wit the CPS sketch this week! ♥♥♥

Jaqi said...

Excellent card those pencils are fab, they would be great on a school layout too

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous card great theme for a first year teacher. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do. xx Zoe

Dianna said...

Perfect card for your sons teacher!

Thanks for participating in the Anything Goes Challenge at Meljen's Designs!

Dianna, DT Member @ Meljen's Designs

Kristii said...

What a cute card!!!! Love the pencil border and the focal point is fantastic!

crafty creations said...

Brilliant - love the colours and the layout

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Sprytebyrd said...

This is a wonderful card! I'm sure Teacher will love it! The colors are perfect and I love the glitter!
Thanks so much for playing along this week in our Anything Goes challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Claire Langan said...

Love this!

Makiko Jones said...

Wonderful card for Teacher!! I love the glitter word...looks fantastic!!
Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us.

Dee said...

I love how this card is different and not the normal Xmas card. Nice job, and love the freebie.

Thanks for joining use at Crafty Cardmakers.

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