Tuesday, 21 September 2010

A colourful Penny Black card...

Good evening peeps....
Let's talk cardmaking Challenges first...The Penny Black Saturday challenge this week was to follow the sketch. I used one of my new cream scallop edge cards with some Stickeroo's. Cat, bunch of flowers and ladybirds. I wasn't sure whether I would get it all on but I did.

Now the colour scheme was the Pile It on challenge...Red, Yellow, Brown and Green.
Very Autumnal! The Papertake Weekly Challenge is Animal Magic and yes I am old enough to remember Jonny Morris. His voice overs had me in stitches!

Creative Belli Challenge is to use embellishments that start with a B... Buttons and Brads!

So hope you like the card....
I've had another lovely day at school. I was asked to work with a new Polish child with no English who has been very unresponsive and generally finding it hard to cope in class. Between us we managed to communicate and have a whale of a time playing games with alphabet cards, matching them up, putting them in order then to my surprise he turned them all over and initiated playing the memory game where he totally beat me 17-9. His hand gestures and facial expressions when he remembered where a pair was was priceless!
He then taught me how to count up to 20 in Polish and then he counted up to 20 in English!! How cool is that!
Little things to some but I left with a happy heart!
I'm off now to watch 'The Great British Bake off' and '71 Degrees North'...
Thanks for popping


  1. I love that you love your new job - and I think your work with the Polish pupil must be very satisfying.

    Oh and your card's fab too Sally


  2. Hiya, brilliant card, and what a lovely feeling to have a job like that.

    Liz x

  3. Sounds like a lovely day,'s so satisfying when you have that sort of success with a child at school.
    A lovely card.

  4. Beautiful card Sally; I love the way you've interpreted the PB sketch - I'm always so literal! Aww, I know that feeling when you work with an EAL child - we have 32 different languages in our school! I love your enthusiasm for your job - if only the government looked at and appreciated these 'little' achievements instead of just league tables and SAT results! Okay off my soapbox now! xx

  5. Hiya Sally

    this is stunning I love your take on my sketch! thanks for joining us at pbsc


  6. Great card. Love it.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  7. love your adorable kitty sally........thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxx

  8. Oh fabulous card, such an adorable sweet image.

  9. Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.