Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Thank you for the Music


Well the end of the academic year here in the UK is rushing to meet me like a runaway freight train (!), and I realised yesterday that I needed two very quick "Thank You" cards for my girls' respective Keyboard Teachers. One daughter has decided (reluctantly) that she's not going to continue with keyboard lessons in September and the other one's teacher is moving onto pastures new. So it was the usual, Mum we need cards in a hurry!

Fortunately, I knew exactly what I was going to make for them! And here are my finished cards (sorry that I forgot to photgraph them together, but they are mini-cards ... honest!):

My card recipes are as follows:
  • Base Card - made from left overs of Ivory Centura Pearl 300gsm Card and  Centura Pearl in Dark Chocolate which were cut and folded to make square cards of around 9cm (3½ inches) in size.
  • Backing Paper - is Brown and Red Dots Paper from a kit by Summer at Summertime Designs called Apples and Almonds. Even these were printed out onto scraps of paper that were left over from making envelopes!
  • Image - this beautiful monogram is called, appropriately enough, M is for Music and was a goodie given away last year by the exceedingly generous Paulette at Create With TLC. I knew when Paulette offered these on her blog that they would prove very useful for cards for music teachers!
So there you have it, 2 very simple but effective cards each conveying a written message inside from each daughter to her music teacher, and my thanks to them as well for sharing their love of music with my girls.
With a little help from the girls at Feline Playful I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Hope you have a crafty week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at the FTTC! :)

  2. How fun!
    I like how the two cards look completely different based only on the card base color! What an amazing example of how our color choices make a difference!
    Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique this week!


  3. Lovely thank you card Helen, love the design of the topper.

    Hugs Julie x

  4. fab card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  5. Very pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafty Catz this week.

  6. brilliant Helen - I keep thinking I've got all bases covered but then something else pops up and I think Oh no - that's another thankyou card to do!!!! Hugs Rachel xx

  7. Simple and cute! Perfect for our challenge! THanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique Minis Challenge! Good Luck!

    TSB DT

  8. Great card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  9. Lovely mini cards. Thanks for joining us at TSB this week. Come back and play again soon.



  10. Brilliant idea for their music teachers Helen they will love them! x

  11. This is so cute. I love the colors

    I am so pleased you
    decided to join us for our Challenge.
    Hugs, Founder and Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz

  12. Wonderful CAS cards! Changing the card base colors illustrates a great way to mass produce a card design. Thanks for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  13. Nice cards and very thoughtful of you and your daughters. Thank you for joining us this month at JDE; good luck.

  14. Lovely cards, Helen, very effective and you've just reminded me I still have a Teacher card to make.......eeek!
    Hugs Jo x

  15. What a neat card!

    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “July Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again tomorrow for a fantastic Christmas in July celebration and the chance to WIN lots of goodies!!!!!
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  16. Very nice,loving the ornate M. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  17. Cute, cute, cute!!! Oh my, aren't this mini fun to make?
    Great job. Thanks for joining The Stamping Boutique Mini Cards Challenge.

  18. Super cute. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge for our "Sentimentally Yours" challenge. Please join us again soon and good luck. xx Rachelle CC DT

  19. Great card Helen! Thanks for playing along with our Timeless Tuesday challenge over at Flourishes!

  20. gorgeous cards helen, very pretty
    thanks for joining our challenge this week at the stamping boutique
    TSB DT

  21. Fab card Helen, that "M" image is really super cool! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, enjoy your evening, Ira x

  22. Very pretty card, Thank you for playing along at Jacksons Digital Expressions.

  23. Great card! Love the monogrammed "M", very nice indeed. Thanks for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  24. Love the impact the big M does!

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky


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