Friday, 27 June 2008

Spoonful of Sugar Challenge.....checks...

Checks Galore
We would like you to make a card using any type of check paper Ribbon or Brads, ect somewhere on the design.I just love my new sugar nellie 'sweet & sassy' stamp, isn't she so cute. Check paper is DCWV as is the 'flower'. Autumn Leaves sentiment stamps. Cuttlebug 'traffic jam' embossing folder. Computer generated sentiment which says 'your friendship means so much....lets always keep in touch'
Yet another 'sweet & sassy' card, image coloured with distress inks & water pencils, added some glamour dust for a little bit of twinkle, papers are papermania, dcwv flower, autumn leaves sentiment stamps.
And now for the explanation for the making of these few cards. For the last few months I have been 'umming and arring' as to whether or not change my daughters school. We moved to this house 7 years ago and I didn't have the heart to change their schools then (silly me I know). Over the last few months the travelling has really got to me, I'm out of the house just under 3 hours a day on the school run. Their school is only 6 miles away but the traffic is horrendous. The school which they will be moving to is just at the top of our street. We went there this afternoon with Georgia & Yasmin to have a look around. We explained to the girls a few weeks ago about moving schools and they can't wait, Georgia loved visiting the school this afternoon, Yasmin was very quiet, poor thing. I on the other hand am feeling really down today, as I will miss everyone. I've been going back and for to that school since Tom was 3 (13 years now). I've so many friends there, not to mention Leigh. It not unusual for my friends and I to still be talking at the school gates at 10am, so I will miss that. Mind you with my new job I wouldn't be able to do that anymore, so it all makes sense to move. Sorry, I'm not with it at the mo, just typing away and not making much sense.
Anyway these two cards are for Georgia's friends, the top one is for her very best friend Leah, her mum Tracy is one of my closest friends too. Just a couple of friendship cards to say thanks and keep in touch. Got quite a few more cards to make for friends and teachers, so will have to try a make some time over the weekend to make some more. Hope you all have a lovely weekend, lets hope this awful wind and rain stops soon. xx vicki xx

21 comments:

NattyK said...

Both these cards are lovely Vicki. I hope everything goes well with the new school. x

a message from gillyflower said...

well by the looks of these cards i can't see anything wrong with your mojo missy
great cards lovely colours so sweet
hope the kids settle into their new school sure they will
gill

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Vicki, It's such a big decision moving kids to different schools but you've explained to your kids that there is a valid reason and in the long run they'll understand. Love the cards by the way. Lots of love, Denise x

Debbie said...

Gorgeoud cards I love your new stamp, Thanks for playing along this week :)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Vicki, Both images coloured so beautifully, Thanks for joining in our challenge, Hugs, Nikki x

nessy said...

both cards are gorgeous ~i just love that stamp ~could use it again and again!!
hope all goes well with the change of schools, i`m sure the girls will settle in no problem!! have to have a get~together with the "old" mums and kids ,often ,to keep in touch!!
enjoy your weekend
vanessa xx

Michelle said...

Lovely cards Vicki, I am sure it is a stressful time at the moment, but I am sure you will still see everyone just not so much. I think you should go with what you think is right. i am sure the girls will settle in theor new school very quickly and make a whole load more friends :0) I hope it all goes smoothly for you all xx

Suzanne said...

Great cards Vicki so sweet and I am sure your daughters friends will be thrilled. The girls will make friends so quickly and they will be close to home too, and you will be so busy with your new job you won't have time to be sad!! Sue :o)

traciejane said...

beautiful cards, love the image and the embossed flowers are fab :)x

Crafty Caroline said...

Fantastic card! Went on web site and most are sold out.

kerry said...

Gorgeous cards Vicki! Fab lo's & the colours are so lovely!!
I'm sure you & the girls will settle in your new routine in no time!
Kerry xxx

Jilli said...

Hi Vicki, fab cards, love the stamps (yet more to add to my wishlist!) I'm sure both you and the girls will have great fun making new friends at the new school. But what a great excuse for a get together with your old friends, although I'm sure you wont need an excuse! Jillix

Julie said...

Both gorgeous cards vicki!...sounds like you have had a difficult decision..it sounds like you have made the right choice to me! Kids seem to deal with changes alot better than we do, I`m sure they will settle in no problem. You now have a great excuse for a night out...to catch up with your friends! try not to worry xxx

Julie said...

Lovely cards Vicki. I expect the girls will soon settle in and I'm sure a friendly person like you won't have any trouble making new friends at the new school.

Cass said...

Gorgeous cards Vicki.It's such a cute image.Lovely colours you've used in both.Good luck with the school move.I'm sure all will be fine.

Cass xxx

katy said...

Hi Vicki,hope everything goes well with the new school,it can be quite daunting.Fabulous cards as always xx

Suzanne said...

Vicki I have left you an award on my blog Sue :o)

Bev said...

Fabulous card - love it!

Patsy said...

What lovely cards. The coloring is great. I know Georgia's friends will love them.

Jenn said...

These cards are super cute!!! I love the cuttlebugged flowers!!! I hope everything goes well with the new school!!! :D

Han said...

Fab cards I hope eveything goes ok with the new school