Wednesday, 12 October 2011

First parents evening!

We had the first school parents evening today for Alex.  It was basically just to let us know how he is settling in and anything that he is struggling with. Apparently he is very popular and is making friends, always smiling and happy, never mardy, and is a live wire who is very enthusiastic about everything BUT and it is a fairly big BUT...he struggles to sit still and concentrate in class and is always fiddling with something so that his teacher feels like she is constantly on at him.  I am not surprised really, because he is like that at home, so it is something that we are going to have to work at with him. On the plus side he does like doing his reading with me at bed-time and is getting better at concentrating on that.
It is time for WOYWW and you will be pleased to hear that I have my new laptop and have almost finished setting it up...just a few things to sort out, such as printer drivers, and I will be there.  It is such a relief to be working on a responsive machine again and to have everything to hand.  Anyway, I digress!  On my desk you can see a lot of tapestry stamps and ink pads, including a Kaleidacolor Creola Spice ink pad which I was given years ago and is perfect for autumnal colours.  You can also see my trusty mug of lovely warm tea, some scraps of card and the card I am actually working on.
And here is the finished card, which is a one layer card for this weeks Less is More (hearts). This time I drew a heart shape, then stamped the birds and masked over them, before using the tapestry leaf stamps to make up the heart shape for an Autumnal take on the theme. As a result this card is also being entered into Kaboodle Doodles 'Lets see those leaves', Simon says stamp and show 'things with wings', Sew many cards 'colour challenge: burnt orange, yellow and brown' and, Fussy and Fancy 'Fall or halloween'.
That is all from me for now.  Have a great rest of the week everyone.


Helen said...

Love your cards. Good that Alex is - largely - settling in - I think all boys fidget, don't they?! My brother certainly did.

Neil said...

Hi there. Just a quick peek around the door this week as time is definitely not on my side! I did want to visit though.

Chrissie said...

You really are a star at using tapestry stamps, this is a fabulous composition and lovely colours too.
If I had a pound for every time I've heard a parent say that their offspring were just as I was describing them, when at home too, I would indeed be rich... they often added that they were just like that when they were young too!
I'm quite happy not to be doing it any more!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Lunch Lady Jan said...

He's a boy! They're programmed to be on the move at that age! My two were like that as well and now they're teenagers who are resistant to exercise, so Alex will undoubtedly change too :) Hugs, LLJ x

Lynne said...

This is lovely, really pretty colours.
Lynne xxx

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely busy desk there - glad his parents evening went well - dont worry about the concentration thing too much he sounds like a normal little boy to me!

S said...

Lovely card. Glad your little one is making friends, that always helps.

Mandi said...

You really are tapestry queen Caro
Fabulous entry
thank you
Mandi LIM

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This heart card is awesome. I really like the colors. And it's wonderful that you have a new laptop. Happy belated WOYWW from # 11.

Lynne Forsythe said...

WOW....your card is just BEAUTIFUL...sometimes LESS is SOOO much MORE!!

thanks BUNCHES for playing along with the teamies and SIMON SAYS STAMP & SHOW!!!

L00py's Craft Creations said...

absolutely gorgeous card, hun. have you tried a trip trap seat with Alex? Very helpful for those who fidget constantly, hoping my Youngest finally gets diagnosed in November, and we can get things like Trip Traps for him. xx