Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Congratulations, and Celebrations!

Hello there!

Well, I did say yesterday that I would be back with a card, but unfortunately the day progressed so fast that after putting Joe to bed, then doing all the household chores, that it was my bedtime before I knew it.

Anyway, here I am - with a card so it's not all bad news! This is a card that I made a couple of weeks ago for Mrs. Zaitschenko, the new Head Teacher at Joseph's school. At the moment she is the current Key Stage 2 teacher, so it's really great that the new Head Teacher will be someone that all the children know.

I embossed a cream A6 tent card blank with a quickutz embossing folder, then I used a gorgeous wrapping paper from Paper Chase to create a lovely accent on the card. The wide grossgrain ribbon is also from Paperchase, and I used tortoise shell buttons from my stash to finish off the panel. To finish the card I used white doodlebug rubons to spell out my greeting - as you can probably see I nearly didn't get all the letters of Mrs. Zaitschenko's name on the card!

TIP: when adding lettering to a card I always start at the end on the word, and work back - this helps me try and make sure that I have enough room, rather that guestimating how much space I'll need then running out!

That's all for now - I'm off out this afternoon for a trip to the hairdressers for a cut and colour - I haven't had my hair done since April so I'm really looking forward to it!


The Occasional Crafter said...

I'm sure Mrs Z will love the card -it's so nice when you have a good teacher relationship at your children's school - and the personalisation will mean even more to her! Enjoy the pampering and thanks for the lovely message you left on my blog.

Best wishes,
Paula xx

chris said...

Hi Clare
Yummylicious card, love it.
hugs chris xx

Mel said...

Fab wee card Clare and the new head would really have appreciated it!!
I know what you mean the days just flys by when you want to add bits to your wee blog, but family comes first hee!
Oh tanks for the tip, would never have thought to start at end of word, usually just judge it hee!!
Hugs Melly xxx

Messi Jessi said...

What a lovely personalised card, she will love it! Thanks for the signature tips too, have managed to do my own!

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous creation love the embossing and the buttons, just fab, hugs Pops x

Anonymous said...

This is fab Clare love this CAS style. The row of buttons is a great touch. Hugs Ali x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Clai
Lovely card and fab colours ...congrats on all your acheivements
Sylvie xxxxx

Jennifer said...

I love this Clare! Simple but very effective. Love the colours and the buttons are fab xx Jenny xx

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

I love this card Clare, it's very beautiful, deffinately my kind of card.
Excellent tip! Have fun at the hairdresses, I so need to go to!
Katie x