This time of year always seems like the 'end' of things. The end of the school term, the end of the school year, the end of work for a while. And this year - a lady who I have known and worked with in different capacities for 10 years, has decided to 'end' her career and retire.
But maybe I should all look on all this as the beginning of new things - and not the end. The beginning of the holidays - the start of working with a new group of children - and the start of a whole new phase in this lovely lady's life.
I was invited to her 'leaving do' - and the number of people there - and the lovely things that were said about her in various speeches - paid testament to what a wonderful teacher and leader she has been throughout her career.
I decided to make her a little card and gift as my way of saying thank you for the support she has given me.
For the base card I folded an A4 piece of Crafter's Companion Kraft card in half, then cut it down to make a square card. The topper is from Kanban's Well Wishes and Celebrations collection - with the paper being from the co-ordinating paper pad. Everything is matted and layered with more Kraft card. I embossed one of the layers with Spellbinders Grand Dainty Dots folder.
For the tag, I printed the message onto more Kraft card, then cut a tag shape around it. This was mounted on more of the paper and card. I used the paper to make the flower - with Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms, and the leaves are from the same set. I finished off by inking the edges with Vintage Photo DI, and a little twine.
I found the quote for the frame on-line, and printed it onto Kraft card. I used the same paper to matt and layer, and make the flowers. The shop-bought box frame was made to look a little more vintage, by sanding down the edges.
Tuesday Throwdown - Handmade flowers
Craft My Life - All Crafts Challenge - Frame
Take care - and will be back soon.