Friday, 29 June 2012

Last Day of School

Well already I'm a bubbling wreck! Bang goes my tough mum act! As some of you know, Willow has bowel issues due to a condition she was born with and she has been assigned a SFL (support for learners) assistant to help her with toileting and when she needs cleaned up or changed . So because it's quite an intimate thing, Willow and Jenny have a pretty good bond and have done for the last 2 years. Unfortunately, due to staffing issues, Jenny is moving to another school. And when she came over this morning to say goodbye to me and tell me how much she's going to miss Willow, and what a credit all my kids are to me - well I burst into tears. But I wished her luck in her new job and thanked her for all her help and care of Willow.
The kids are home from school now, I think it was pretty emotional, it was Scott's last day of Primary school ever, Willow adores Jenny and her teacher, and Faithy just comes out in sympathy with the other two. She has the same teacher again next year so she's not too bothered about breaking up for the holidays, Willow is devastated - she loves school and she's made me promise to give her school work to do over the holidays, although I have a feeling that won't actually happen lol.
So to celebrate the last day of school, here's a sample I made for the Papeterie, featuring "winking student" from the Simply Sassy range.
Image: Winking Student Simply Sassy from Sugar Nellie
coloured with promarkers: Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Black, Walnut, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Tan, Gold, Burgundy, Cardinal Red, Pear Green, Olive Green, Powder Blue
Flexmarkers: Light Fawn, Antique White
Diamond White and Kraft card from The Papeterie
Tim Holtz embossing folder
Hero Arts Greeting, twill ribbon and wooden button from stash (button coloured with promarkers)
I'd like to enter her into...
4 Crafty Chicks - School's Out
Paper Crafting Journey - kraft
Fab n Funky - Cute & Girly
I love Promarkers - anything goes
Papercraft Star - embossing
Love to Create - anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Cute & Girly

Thanks for visiting, 
I appreciate any comments 
Debz x


PAULA said...

It's an emotional day when your kids move on to secondary isn't it. Love the card, as always!

nnalorac said...

Hi Debbi, Fab card and image, love the embossed background. Good luck with the hols. I always loved the hols, no needing to be here there and everywhere! Enjoy. Carolxx

Penni said...

Fabulous card Debbi - love the layout.


sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Debbi, the image is gorgeous and coloured sooooo beautifully. I love the cute apple button.
It's a shame that Willow's assistant is moving to a different school, I'm not surprised you are both upset.
I hope you all enjoy the school holidays.

Suze Bain said...

Time passes so quick Debbi, and honestly, once they're at academy it goes even faster. I have a few friends who work in schools and the continuing cuts are a disgrace. On a lighter note, your card is gorgeous. Enjoy the hols. xx

Kat said...

Your kids are really growing up Debbi. Imagine Scott leaving primary school now. What a shame Willow has to lose the SFL she's used to because of staffing issues. No wonders she's upset and upsetting for Jenny too. Hope Willow gets someone that she bonds with as well next term.

I had a pic of Poppy yesterday at the nursery gate on her last day there. At least they'll get a wee breather as Oliver's birthday is in November so he won't go to nursery till January!!

Enjoy your summer hols with the kids.

Oops I nearly forgot to say great card Debbi. Ideal for a thank you teacher or helper card.

Kat xx

Macpurp said...

awww you are such a softie! LOL.
All change for Faith & Scott, loving how Willow is nae bothered.

great card, did you use tan on her clothes?

love teen xx

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Beautiful card, great coloring. I love it. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays. Please join us again soon. XX Rachelle SS DT

Claire said...

Fab card Debbi, love the image, great embossing and the little apple button is fab too! Hugs, Claire x

ike said...

Beautiful card - sorry you ended up a blubbering Mummy :-( I am sure the kids will adapt to new stuff much quicker than you x
Love the image on this card - I might just have to rush off and buy this one !! xxxxxxxxxxx

inkydoodlecrafts said...

Aww bless it's horrible for them when the end of term comes and they've really bonded with a teacher/helper. I'm sure that the relationships they make next term will be just as strong. Beautiful card too. Mel :o)

Aud said...

This is so smart Debbi, love both of your card youve done beautiful colouring in, and such crisp embossing. Aud x

sue - bearhouse said...

stunning card, the image is gorgeous and coloured so beautifully.
Thanks so much for joining in with the Fab n Funky Challenge


Paula (PEP) said...

Super the way that embossing & kraft sets of the image - the spotty grounding works brilliantly with the embossing. I do hope that Willow's replacement is able to build up an equally good relationship & I'm not surprised you were/are tearful. There are times when tough Mum is not possible!
With much love
Paula (PEP)

Elaine said...

What a fantastic card Debbie I love the colours , she is so cute with that wonky wink and its such a fab design well done Hugs Elaine

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card Debbie, lovely image and colours, have a good weekend big hugs Jo xxx

Lorraine said...

Great card. The embossing really sets it off. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Shazza said...

aww bless!!
Love the card x

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Debbi, I love all your embossing on this one! Thanks for joining us for the 2nd Anniversary week at the Papercraft Star. Hope to see you back for challenges 2,3, and 4 this week!

Joann Burton said...

Wonderful card. I love the embossing. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges. Hope to see you again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Debz this is stunning, what a great card, Good Luck with the Holidays I cracked Day 1 at 11.37am!!!Not looking good for the other 6 weeks then LOL Love Hazelxo

♥Jan♥ said...

What a gorgeous thank you card ! The embossing is perfect with the school images, and I love that ribbon too. Thanks for joining in with us to play on Papercraft Star's 2nd anniversary !!

jules said...

oh i love the card! gorgeous and fab image!!

franzesjoi said...

beautiful card, debbi :) love the imaage, fab colouring and apple button is soo cutie :)

CraftyLoops said...

So sorry to hear wee Willow's assistant has been transferred. This is a beautiful card Debbi,I love the embossing. Lee x

kbrandy4 said...

Gorgeous card, image and embossed background!! Thanks for sharing at I ♥ Promarkers this week!!
Hugs Hazel xx

Shirley said...

Wonderful card! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Lori said...

What a cute card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Leanne said...

Cool image, great card. Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our school's out challenge! WTG!

Wendy said...

Thank you for entering our Kraft challenge over at The Paper Crafting Journey

I have some Blog Candy on my blog if you are interested!


Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, a gorgeous creation as always huggles Pops x x x

mixamatoasties said...

That is gorgeous Debz.

I will be a blubbering wreck next year when Craig finishes primary. Sniff....


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