Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Edwin as a teacher gift & an award

Welcome to another day here at my blog.
How is the weather where you are?
We are struggling to get some sun now that it is officially 'summer'.  If only it would stop raining!
Today (Wednesday June 22 ) is my 3 yr olds last day of pre-school, so I whipped up this little creation for one of his teachers, on Monday. Cuttin' it close much!?
This is the first time I have ever made a tealight candle card & I had to google it to find some YouTube videos & Voila!
I used some papers that I recently bought where I work. You see we have little book clubs that come to the hospital & leave stuff for either "pay & takes" or " to order from". This school paper pad was a "pay & take"  (& yes even though I grounded myself, I could not pass this up) lol.
I have used my Edwin with an Egg Basket & put apples in the basket & one in his hand. Teacher......apples.....see where I'm going with this! LOL 
 He can be used for anything.
At Easter I put flowers in the basket!
Perhaps some snow balls at Christmas!?!?!
SO versatile. For sure my best purchase to date!

These letter blocks are a funny story, first off because the N's are actually Z's....cuz I got no more N's & secondly because the name says Mr. Nancy. When my son first started preschool he came home & told me his teachers names were Mr. Nancy & Mr. Janet! I laughed so hard I cried!

I added a wee apple charm at the top of the tag with some suede ribbon to pull it out with.
Acetate was stamped on with Staz-On ink with one of my CTMH stamp sets.

The faux stitching around the tag was inspired by Lou who recently 'lost her sewing machine'. RIP. I never think to do cute little faux stitches like this...............& although I'm sure many of you have used this same technique before, it was Lou Mac that pushed me over the edge! LOL
Yup the tag was also in the school paper pad purchase, I just added lined paper to it!
This & another wee gift should get those teacher smilin'!


Now onto my sweet blog award given to me by the sweet, sweet Margreet!
Mwah! Thanks m'lady!

Rulz for this blog award are to tell you 8 things about myself (although I think I read somewhere, it is 7 to make it fair, I'll just tell you 15 things----bwahahha! NOT! ) & pass onto 8 bloggers!

Things you may like to know about me are:
1. I have a bad temper. I blame my dad (bless his soul)
2. I want a hot tub!
3. If I had a million dollars, I'd be dangerous!
4. I always order the same thing when I go to restaurants I am familiar with (afraid of change I suppose)
5. When I had my first child I wanted a total of 5
6. I have 3 children (NO MORE) lol
7. My motto: Everything happens for a reason!
8. Our fishes just had babies....Yay!

I'd like to pass this to:


Challenges for my card:
Craft your Passion- paper piecing
Stamp'n'Doodle-masculine no flowers
Kaboodle Doodles- food & drink


Suzi Mac said...

Awe Cor! this is so adorable, what a fantastic idea to put apples in his basket. Love the design, tag and the story of Mr Nancy. lol.
Suzi x

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous .:) Sandra H

Trisha said...

Holy moly-awesome idea! I'd better get crackin' on all my teacher cards too-haven't had time to do anything these past two weeks it seems-report cards, soccer, life!! Loving all the deets-I'm sure Mr. Nancy will love it! xox T.

Margreet said...

what an awesome present for Mr. Nancy...great idea to put apples in his basket...
xxx 'sweet, sweet'

Elly P said...

Beautiful gift, and you're right, this is an adorable image...I must buy some edwin stamps!!

Elly P
x x

Zuzu's Blog said...

:) thank you for including me in your list x

sara said...

how fab is this !!! love the apples in his basket very clever !! thanks so much for giving me the reward x
hugs sara x x x

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

LMAO! Love the Mr. Nancy story! Too funny! Thanks for the sweet award! Yes, your right just got it and posted so I prob won't do it again but thank you so much for thinking of me! :) Great to learn more about you....sometimes it is better to stick with what you know and like at restaurants...if it is just okay I will try something new but if it is something I LOVE then everytime I switch I get disappointed! And how fun to have baby fish! What kind are they?

Have a great day!

Andrea said...

Wow! Such a fabulous creation - I'm sure Mr Nancy will love it.
Must get my thinking cap on for teacher gifts too. My problem is I spend so much time thinking I run out of time for creating LOL!
Love, Andrea xx

Linda . J said...

Gorgeous tealight card Cor love the colouring and beautiful image.
Hugs Linda

Auntie Em said...

Your tealight card is adorable. Your little Edwin is very versatile. Don't you love a stamp like that!!!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh My Gosh, I just love how you colored his shirt and his hair and everything!

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Donna Mosley said...

Hey Cor, this is too cute. Mr Nancy will just love it. Fab idea to use Edwin with a basket of apples. Love the tealight card, great idea and fab faux stitching. Thanks for the lovely comment hun and the great award. Love it, mmm yum yum. oh! congrats on the baby fishies too aww!

Donna x

coops said...

this is fantastic cor.a great present.i love the design and the edwin is so cute.stunning papers and details too :D
thanks so much for the award, i will blog it asap :D

xx coops xx

Peggie said...

How fun. I'm sure it will be appreciated by Mr. Nancy.

DesignerDiva said...

I love what you have done with Edwin and the apples, I'm also lovin Mr Nancy's stripey shirt, looks fab with his dungarees, but seriously is he really called 'Mr Nancy!!
Hugs Laurie x

Chris said...

Very cute!

Christina C. said...

Very clever!!! This very lucky teacher is sure to treasure such a wonderful gift!

cabio's craft corner said...

This is so very cute. Love the textures with all these sweet embellishments. thanks for sharing :o)

Eulanda said...

Oh Cor this is soooo cute!! What a great gift and that's hilarious about the names so I love what you did. Thanks so much for the award!! I love all the things about you. You should add you have a wicked sense of humor!! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

What a great gift idea! Your Edwin looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing
hugs Julie P

Rene said...

This is AWESOME!!!!
Rene :D

annes paperfun said...

Such a lovely card!
Edwin looks gorgeous and I love the colours.
Thank you for joining us at MDUC this week.
Hugs Anne Kristine

Kathleen said...

Hi Cor, got your lovely message and just wanted to say thank you for your kind words. I'm off to become one of your followers too, loving your creations.
Sending crafty hugs, kat xx

Anniebee said...

What a fabulous teacher gift this is!! I'm glad that I don't have school-aged kids but I do sometimes miss the funny stories that goes along with raising them. My one son was enough to compensate for 3 and as the saying goes, "My momma didn't raise no fool!" I decided that motherhood was not really my greatest strength though we both survived his teen years and he turned out just fine. LOL! I digress.... sorry! Anyway, your card and gift are wonderful and Mr. Nancy is gonna love 'em!

Hugs, Anniebee

uhooi said...

Wow,, It's a very beautiful, nice and sweet,,

Shatam said...

This is lovely. I love it. Thanks for playing with us on CYP. Hope to see you next week.

Shatam (CYP, DT)

Rach said...

this is fantastic Cor, so cute.... loving your Chibi too, brilliant!! aren't they the cutest.... when my son saw mine he said you look young... bonus i say.... hahaha..
take care hun and thank you for the lovely comment you left..big hugs rachxxx

Anonymous said...

What an incredible concept for a card/gift! So many fun details here, and Edwin is so beautifully colored. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

Mik said...

I really like Edwin too! You did a great job. Awsome card!

Unknown said...

This is a present fantastic.
Thank for your participation at Stamp-n-doodle.
Good luck.

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

You little smarty pants lol!

Your letter story is hilarious oh Cor you crack me up!

What a cute gift set btw!

THANK YOU SWEET PEA FOR THE AWARD! Who knew you were a scrooge lol!
Always ordering the same thing hmmm sounds like my teenager lol!I have no idea why she does that lol!

When you get a million dollars pick me up lol!

Thanks again sweetie,Ruby♥

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Cor, I love your card, and your story! Edwin is wonderfully colored, love the little dice letters, very nice detail.
I'm sure the teachers will cherish.

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