Saturday, 6 October 2012

Teacher says ...

Happy World Card Making Day to everyone, whether you dip into my blog now and then or whether you're a regular follower. And talking of followers, a very warm welcome to Lori and Yolie who are my newest followers.

When I started card making last year, I had no idea how addictive it would be. Then I started my blog just 15 short months ago and I have made so many blogging and forum friends. You all inspire me with your gorgeous creations and keep me going with your very kind and encouraging comments. Thank you to you all.


This is a card I made much earlier this year, when my youngest daughter's teacher left the school ... somehow I just hadn't got around to blogging it! However, its moment has come as Paulette at Create with TLC is running a World Card Making Day Blog Hop. There are only 2 rules: your creation must be new & not have been featured on Create with TLC and it must also contain something from Create with TLC.

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - is Centura Pearl in Ivory, which I have cut, scored and folded to make a 15cm square card.
  • Image - is called Playing Teacher and is, of course, a wonderful vintage image from Paulette at Create with TLC - I think this digi was a freebie she gave away sometime in March this year. I coloured this delightful image with my Spectrum Noir Pens but I can't remember what shades I used ... sorry! I tried to echo the colours of the DP when I coloured the cushion and I'm even pretty happy with the girl's hair as it looks like I've managed to colour in some shine! :o)
  • Sentiment - is also by Paulette at Create with TLC, and this one was also given away on the blog in March this year. I love the fact that there's italic writing which is written between "lines" just as young children would learn to write ... which made it perfect for a Primary School teacher! 
  • Ribbon - black organza from my stash.
So there you have it - my very simple (even by my standards!) card to share for World Card Making Day. I hope that it qualifies for Paulette's Blog Hop as I'm heading over there now to link it up!
I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges, with a little help from the girls at Feline Playful (thanks girls!):
You've still got over a day to join in the fun, and if you sign up to be a follower of Paulette's Blog today, she's sharing plenty of goodies for World Card Making Day. And given that she shares one fabulous piece of word art every day for free, as time goes on you're bound to find the perfect saying in your digi stash!
I  hope you are having a great weekend.
Hugs, Helen x


  1. This is absolutely it.

  2. Hello Helen. What a beautiful sentiment to go with such a fantastic card. The image is adorable.
    Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

  3. Hi Helen what a beautiful card, I love the image and sentiment.

    Hugs Julie x

  4. That is a pretty acrd Helen , awesome creation! I thank you for visiting my blog, appreciate you making time writing me a comment. Here's me following you :)

  5. Helen the card is beautiful and a very thoughtful thing for you to do, I'm sure she treasures it!

  6. What an adorable card Helen! I love this image it so reminds me of my daughter when she was little. She used to line up all her dolls and stuffed toys and then shake her finger at them and tell them off!! Thanks for bringing back a happy memory xx

  7. oh wow, how sweet is this! Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card with the Cutie Pies and celebrating our first birthday xx

  8. such a cute image Helen - lovely! Hugs Rachel xx

  9. Wonderful card, cute image! Thanks for sharing at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Frea DT Member LMM Challenges

  10. Gorgeous image Helen.....lovely card!
    hugs Jo x

  11. Beautiful card, Helen! Wonderful image and sentiment! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet challenge!

  12. Great Card cute image Thanks for joining us on Brown Sugar this week, Hugs Vicky

  13. Cute card.Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

  14. Awh such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Di's digi designs this fortnight. xx


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Helen x