Thursday, February 07, 2008

End of an era

Today is the boy's last day at school before half-term and then they're off for 13 days. However, they're not going back to the same one after the break as a brand new a school has been built to replace their's and another local primary school so today is the final pupil day. They have a specially extended break to allow all the teachers to get everything moved up to the new place which, incidentally is now a 10 minute walk uphill instead of 2 minutes flat walking! Because the classes will be amalgamating with the ones from the other school this means that all their classmates will be changing and they'll have different teachers too. I made a card each for the boys to give their teachers (one I can't share with you yet as it's for Di's sketch next week) but here's one of them:

This one's for Matthew's teacher who has helped him so much since September and boosted his confidence considerably - he has thrived under her guidance but unfortunately she'll not be teaching him at the new school.

I used: DCWV cardstock, K&Co McKenna paper, MM charmed plaque, MM ribbon charm, organza ribbon, Prima flowers, DCWV brads.

One of Matthew's friends is also leaving school today as her family are moving to another area so here's the card I made for him to give to her:

I used: Papermill card, pink shimmery paper (Cuttlebug embossed), American Crafts ribbon, Prima flowers, Quickutz Metro skinni mini die-cuts, Nestabilities dies, gems.


Jenn said...

i love both of your cards!!!
I love the pink CS that you used with your cuttlebug!!! :)

Anonymous said...

His teacher will be so touched by this beautiful card. It must be tough to change schools and teachers in the middle of the year. I'll bet it will be hard for the teachers too.

Carolina said...

What pretty cards! The teacher quote is so appropriate for a goodbye card and love the Cuttlebug embossed panel on that paper in your good luck card...very nice!

Laurel said...

I love both cards, and the cuttlebug embossing. The colors are beautiful.

Veronica said...

ha!!!! my favorite colors. Simply beautiful

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Such pretty cards! As a teacher, I can tell you the quote is perfect... it's beautiful and his teacher will be so touched.