Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Here comes the last!!!

Isn't summer just wonderful when it finally arrives?  I have had the most wonderful few days.  We broke up on Friday and I came home with lots of very lovely pressies from children in my class (HUGE thanks to all those very generous Mums and Dads!).  I did feel a little sad that I had to say "Tata" to my lovely little girlies who I have supported all year, but I know they're both moving on to bigger and better.  A few weeks ago I announced that I had been successful in bagging myself a permanent TA post which I am really excited about.  However, where an opening like this occurs, it means that we're having to say goodbye to one of my most favourite people.  Our lovely Chris took early retirement on Friday and I used this week's Midweek Magnolias theme which is a photo inspiration to make her card.  Here is the yummy photo:

Isn't it just gorgeous!!  I adore the dusky pinks and creams with the chocolate brown and pearls!  It's got lace and hearts and swirls and roses..... it's got the lot!!  And here is the card I made using this pic as my inspiration:
I made the bg myself using stamps and sequin waste and the sentiment was made on my computer, inspired by my lovely friend and teamie, Suzi!  I'm going to show this off at MDUC too as their theme this week is Fun with Paper Doilies.

For the staff I made a few of these tealight candle cards:

The beach huts are my own drawing.  I adore beach huts but I wanted some "shabby" one's so had to resort to making my own.  The tealights are vanilla scented and perfect for my seaside project.  Unfortunately though, I bought these earlier in the year from Morrisons when they were beginning to launch their Jubilee paraphanalia and I only bought the one pack.  I wish I'd bought more now, but they're not available any more :o(

I've just got back from a lovely long weekend in Devon and we spent a fab afternoon at the beach in Dawlish, so with the smell of salty air still fresh in my nostrils, the blazing sun in the sky and a few lovely relaxing weeks ahead of me, I am going to get my pencils out and do some more sketching.  There's a lot of jobs to do before the end of the holidays, but I fully intend to spend some of this precious time on myself!

Hope you're having lovely weather where you are.  Please go visit my lovely friends over at Midweek Magnolias and see some of the amazing projects they're created this week to tempt you to playing along.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week :o) xx


  1. Both gorgeous cards Anne.
    Caz x

  2. Wonderful photo choice Anne and I love your sweet girlie card with pretty doily and pearls, great job on Tildas folds too.
    Your little beach huts are just gorgeous
    Hugs julie P

  3. So beautiful cards Anne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. Love your Tilda card Anne your colouring is absolutely suberb. Great beach huts.

    jacqui x

  5. Oh its so beautiful and I bet she just loved it!! I bet there where tears too a very emotional time for you. Love the tea light gift and your drawing just looks so perfect on it!! Have a great holiday from school I know from being a parent that you sooooooooooo deserve it!!!! Love Chanelle xxxxx

  6. So really beautiful Anne. Both of them xx
    Thankyou also for your lovely comments on my blog xxx
    Big Hugs
    Debbie xxx

  7. Anne, your cards are gorgeous!!! Love your coloring- it's amazing! I love the tealight gift you so kindly make for your colleagues! you are supersweet! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  8. Amazing colouring!
    Thanks so much for joining us at MDUC this week.
    Hugs Kylie

  9. Beautiful card, and your colouring is fantastic!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MDUC this week.
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Camilla

  10. I love your cards, Anne. Tilda looks gorgeous and beautifully colored as always. The perfect "Retirement" card. And I must say you are a talented artist! Love your beach houses, they are darling.
    Cathy Lee

  11. Hi girlie! Just been having a catch up on your blog. Your colouring and shading is totally gorgeous! Really love the beach huts too! Enjoy the rest of your time off x


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