Monday, 30 May 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 47

This week at Crafty Cardmakers, we're challenging you to make something for someone you love - something that shows why you love them! You can certainly do a scrap book page if you want - you're not limited to cards!

Now, this was a hard challenge for me. I'm not someone who does sentimentality much. I think it's just that, as a family, we're quite a private lot. So, once I'd given it some thought, I decided to go with some humour.

My daughter (my youngest) is getting to the end of her AS exams. So, I decided to do her a card for when she has finished. She's a clever girl, but she's been finding the jump to A levels quite difficult and she's been working very hard. She's got a quirky sense of humour, and she's a good friend.

The central image is 'Bashful' from Stitchy Stamps, and I've used it to represent my daughter before. The books are from a CD of permission-free images from Crafty Computer Paper, and I've added the subjects she's been doing this year. The gift is from the Stamping Boutique. The stamps have been coloured with Promarkers, and while the original card has my daughter's name on it, I've brushed it out of the photo.

I finished the card with some paper from Papermania, some lace, ribbon, and some sticky gems.

So, what's under the flap?

A gentle reminder that she's got to go through it all again next year. Well, she only has to do three out of the four, but still. I think it'll make her smile!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simply Create where they want something to celebrate a special day or event (end of exams)
Crafty Sentiments where they want a special occasion (end of exams!)
Digi Doodles where anything goes,
Crafting for All Seasons where anything goes,
The Paper Variety where they have a school theme (school related although summer holidays are weeks away yet!)
Truly Scrumptious where anything goes,
Emerald Faeries where anything goes.


Jan said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at CFAS, hope to see you again soon xx Jan DT member

Denise and Louise said...

Lovely card with a much thought put into it. Your daughter should love it. Thanks for joining us at DDSB xx

Uma said...

good luck to your daughter, I don't miss having exams! lovely creation so clever

Made by Mandy said...

Good luck to your daughter, it's such a shame when you work real, really hard but still struggle. I could never understand physics and tried so hard.....

Love the 'gentle' reminder underneath and hope it gets easier for her next year.

Love Mandy xxx

WeirdCat said...

LOL, hope all the exams go well, my son has just finished his AS maths and is quite relieved to leave it behind and just do his accountancy course next year, great card, wonderful design, thank you for joining us at DDSB this week
Ruth x

Jack said...

Fabulous card. Is she doing maths by any chance, lol.

Karen said...

Hahahaha!! I love it! :0) And as my almost 16 year old is just going through her first lot of A Level Exams I can well understand your thinking on this too! :0)
A fabby card by the way. Thank you so much for joining us at DDSB this week for our anything goes challenge. Hugs, Karen.xx

Donna said...

Very pretty, loving that ribbon. Thank you for joining in the DDSB, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Josephine, I really love the ribbon... good luck for your daughter on her exams. My son has just finished his O Levels and he is over the moon.. already went to the beach.... and got sunburnt !!!!

PS thank you also for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck :)

Rose said...

she is going to treasure this :)

So glad you joined us on Simply Create for our "SPECIAL DAY/ EVENT" challenge :)

jackid said...

Josephine this is gorjuss and tell your daughter it will all come good in the as long as she keeps at it but don't they grow up way to fast nowadays
Jacki xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Very fun card! Love it!!!

Lin said...

What a lovely creation to give your Daughter a much needed laugh after all those exams.

Lin xx


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