donderdag 30 september 2010

First card in AGES

Hi everybody,

So sorry for staying away for so long. Life is just getting in the way. Three kids is so much more work then two, I hadn't realized how much more. And there have been so many personal events that took a lot of my time, most of them very good not to worry but still.... not much time for crafts. I did do birthday invitations and treats for Dyanne's birthday a week ago but that's about it. Today I do finally have something to show you though. I just wish it was for a different cause. Dyanne's teacher Jenneke fell down a flight of stairs the other day during a school excursion. Fortunately she didn't break anything but she did bruise her ankle and three ribs pretty bad so she'll be replaced at school for the next two weeks.

I figured it would be a kind gesture to send her some goodies from the kids in her class who were all pretty impressed by the whole event. I asked their other teacher if she could make some artwork with them and she did a fantastic job by letting them color really cute hearts and writing their own personal message and their names on them. You know how little kids can be just adorable in their personal messages so I'm sure teacher Jenneke will have a good read when I deliver them to her tomorrow. Furthermore I asked the parents of the kids in Dyanne's class to chip in (is that the right way to spell that?) to buy her a gift card for the bookstore, I figured she could use a good read the next weeks. Anyway, I made a card to go around the gift card and that's what I have to show you today.
The sentiment reads "Een dikke knuffel van ons" which means "A big hug from us". Inside is a card with the names of all the kids and the gift card of course. The image I used is of course by Pink Cat Studio and she is called Lily hugging flowers and is both for sale as a digi and as part of a rubber stamp set. Here is a close up of her:
Mmmmmmm, don't like how the colors look on this picture, she looks way better irl. Anyway, I colored her during our holiday about two months ago and finally made her into a project :). I also did some decorating on the corner of the envelop:
And that's it I guess. I hope to find some time to do some serious crafting again real soon. In the meantime, thank you so much for your patience and take care sweet people!!


14 opmerkingen:

  1. Hoi Mariska,
    het was het wachten waard hoor ;)
    Je kaartje is weer prachtig!!
    Zo mooi gekleurd! Hoop dat je snel weer wat tijd vindt voor jezelf en te knutselen :) Maar ik kan me voorstellen dat drie kindjes soms echt wel vermoeiend zijn :) hihi...
    Maar het blijven echte schatjes he ;)
    Liefs Anneke

  2. Inderdaad het wachten waard,wat een prachtig kaartje,vind je decoratieve hoekje ook schitterend gemaakt.

    Grtjss Marjon

  3. Great card Mariska! Love the colors and the flowers on the envelope too!

  4. Such a cute card, and gorgeous envelope, too! I'm sure your friend will love them!

  5. Wat heerlijk om weer eens wat art work van je te zien Maris! Supermooie en lieve kaart voor de juf heb je gmaakt, daar zal ze vast ontzettend blij mee zijn:-D

    Alvast een fijn weekend,

    Inge xx

  6. schitterend kaartje mariska mooi gekleurd
    liefs lia

  7. Wat een schitterende kaart Mariska,zo leuke stempel,mooi ingekleurd.
    Prachtig papier en details.

    Liefs Riet.xx

  8. Een super leuk en prachtig kaartje!
    Groetjes van Jacqueline

  9. een prachtige kaart, Mariska, en het envelopje ziet er ook geweldig uit! fijn weekend verder!
    groetjes, Alina

  10. Wat een prachtige kaart! Je hebt er nogal wat werk in gestopt om de kinderen én de ouders aan het werk te krijgen :). Maar het eindresultaat zal een prachtige verrassing voor de juf zijn!

    Groetjes Yolanda

  11. Mooie kaart hoor Mariska !! Leuk om weer iets van je te zien :)).

    groetjes Monique

  12. Adorable card! Very cute I am sure it will make her feel much better to receive something like this!