A sweet card for a sweet teacher

Sophia's teacher is awesome - really! I loved her the moment I met her.  She's loud, easily excitable, gives the best hugs and has really helped Sophia improve in the areas that needed it most.  She also gave me back my passion for wanting to teach.

So I like to treat her, I'm always sending along little treats as tokens of appreciation, helping out where and when I can and just letting her know that she's doing an awesome job.  So often teachers are just forgotten about in the grand scheme of education, and a lot of parents think paying for their child's education is enough.  But teachers put in so much of their time, money and heart outside of school hours and they're there for a lot of our children's lives when we can't be.

I made this card using a cute Some Odd Girl digi and coloured it up with my Copics and some gloss.  I made the apple nice and shiny, and of course her eyes are glossy too.

I layered pieces of patterned paper and Bazzill to create the background - lots of scraps from my stash, and then tucked in a small acetate film strip and a 3-in-1 word ring from Tanya Leigh Designz.  Then I wrapped some green and white twine and added a diecut word and flag.

I fussy cut the image so that it stood out on the patterned paper and the word ring.  I'm so happy with how cheerful and bright it turned out.

Thanks so much for visiting today!
I have joined the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (w)
Daring Cardmakers - String Theory (w)
Fussy & Fancy Challenge - Anything Goes (2w)
Cardz TV - Anything Goes (w)
Time Out Challenge - Inspired by Words (2w)


Angelnorth said...

Cute image, beautifully coloured! A really happy-looking card, I'm sure she'll be thrilled to receive it. Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week!

sandie said...

such a lovely idea to let the teacher know how much you appreciate her. Wonderful colouring and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining Time Out

Kathy said...

Isn't this just the sweetest card! I'm sure it will be appreciated so much.
Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' "String Theory" challenge this week

Anita in France said...

Such great colouring on that sweet image, Sarah ... and a brilliant (and so true!) sentiment on that little flag! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Norma said...

Oh what a fabulous card for Sophia's teacher. I'm sure she will love this! A sweet image and beautifully coloured. Love the embellishments.
Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

Jane Savage said...

Really sweet card! I love all of your fabulous paper layering!
Thank you for joining us at The Colour Crazy Challenge! Jane S (DT) xxx

Furrbster said...

This is really great - I am sure Sophia's teacher will love it!

Hugz Tinz

Dawn said...

Fabulous image and I love the layout of your card. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x