Sunday, 8 March 2009

Cute Card Thursday meets Truly Scrumptious

I have a few cards to make for my kids teachers because their schools are closing in May and they will all be going to a new school together which will be built by May. Just now the girls go to school and nursery at the same school and my son goes to another school so it great that they will all be together for a while. Well until the Summer Holidays because Liam will be going to Secondary school then.

Anyway some of their teachers have not got to keep their jobs so are leaving in April including Chiara's nursery teacher who is the best teacher any of my kids have had and also the girls headteacher, so they asked if I would make them a card for when they leave.
So I've started with this card for their Headteacher who will retire then

The challenge on Truly Scrumptious was a sketch and you also have to use handmade buttons on your card. They can be made from anything as long as you make them yourself, and the challenge this week on Cute Card Thursday is wine and dine, You can use any kind of food or drink on your project.

I used this cute Forever friends image that I got from Donna from Donna's Doodles as it's the only thing I could find with food or drink and as it was for a retirement card, I thought the champagne would be good. The paper is Basic Grey 2 scoops, all the flowers and other bits are from my stash and the buttons I made from gold embossed card, which I painted with glaze to make them stronger and give them a nice sheen which doesn't really show in the pic.
The sentiment is computer generated.

I also decorated the inside and back of this card although I didn't take a pic of the back. I just decorated the back with some Forever Friends stickers.

This is the inside which I tried to make similar to the front by usingf the same paper and the oval. the sketch was actualy a circle but I used an oval instead because I couldn't cut a big enough circle round the bear image on the front as it was already stamped. The flowers are die cuts I got a bag of in my lucky dip box from Artymiss a few weeks ago and I just put them through the cuttlebug. I used another of my handmade "buttons" on one of the flowers just to continue the theme from the front and the stamp is an old one from E K Scccess that I have had for over a year before I even started stamping but this is the first time I've used it.

Sorry for the long post today but I wanted to show the inside too. I think it looks a lot better than just leaving it plain and I am going to try (time permitting) to decorated the inside of all my cards from now on.

Thanks for reading my novel today lol.
Hugs Lora


Rica said...

Fabulous card, great colours and papers. Gorgeous image - I bet the teacher loves it.
Thanks for joining in at TS.
hugs Heather xx

Deb said...

beautiful card, the image is so adorable and I love those papers!
Thank you for joining in the CCT challenge, have a great evening, hugs Debx

Mina said...

gorgeous card...such lovely spring colours...please dont give up it would be such a shame if you did...your work is fab...thanks for joining in this week xxx

Sharon said...

Lovely card Lora - I love how you've decorated the inside. Thanks for joining the TS challenge.

Rach said...

a fabulous card Lora,
hope that you don't give up your blog sweetie, big hugs rachxx

Dawn said...

Hiya Lora
What a wonderful cute card - your bear is coloured beautifully.

Thanks for joining us on TS this week


Bev said...

So cute Lora, love those pretty colours together. Such a sweet image too x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful sweet card.

Beth said...

Fabulous card! i love the pretty buttons and flower! Thanks for joining the TS challenge this week!
Beth xx

Michele said...

Fabulous card. Love the image and the pretty papers. Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious this week. Michele x