Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Proud Wednesday (WOYWW)

I am a proud Mummy today as Alex came home with his first ever 'interim school report card' and he got Satisfactory/Good or Good on nearly everything.  Not bad for a little boy who has struggled to settle at school.  His teachers are learning what makes him tick and how to work with him to help him do his best, so I am thrilled! This is how he insisted on reading his school book to me yesterday evening - LOL!
At school they are learning about Jungle and African animals and his current favourite is the Cheetah, so he drew this...I like the cheetah's face with the eyes and smile!
Well most of you probably popped by as part of WOYWW and so here is my desk in a state of chaos while I am in the midst of making my sister-in-law's Birthday card.  You can see my empty mug of tea (I need a top up!), my craft mat hiding under the card, ribbon, scraps of patterned mulberry paper, DST, scissors and craft knife, and to the left you have a random pile of papers, card, ink pads and stickers.  Even my computer hasn't escaped with my ruler resting across it.
Finally, here is the finished card.  In case you hadn't guessed, my sister-in-law is into Salsa dancing in a big way, hence the theme of the card. This card followed the sketch from PTW, and is also being entered into the Anything goes challenges from The Crazy challenge, Simon says stamp, The Pixie cottage and All Sorts, as well as the 'Happy' challenge from Aud Sentiments.  That is all from me for now. Have a great rest of the week.
Love,
Caro
x

22 comments:

Anesha said...

Lovely card and lovely tidy desk.

Mary Lou said...

Wow I am in AWE of your image~~Truly beautiful!!! Great choice of dp--flattering to the image!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!!!
Hugz

Hazel said...

Love that super card - your sister will love it too. Great picture of Alex - and well done for getting such a good report (Hazel, WOYWW #5) x

May said...

Bless him you must be so proud of Alex, well done to him, Just love your card very pretty, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Valchen said...

What an elegant card! I love it! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crazy Challenge Blog!
Hugs,
Valentina

MaggieC said...

What a lovely card for your sister-in-law. I am sure she will love it. Thank you for your visit earlier, and I hope you enjoyed it. Have a great week. xx Maggie #9

Helen said...

Glad Alex is settling in now! It can be such a big adjustment to them.
Your card for your SIL is lovely. What a figure.... hope she enjoys her birthday.

kay said...

bet you are a proud parent now,he has a real talent for showing also,happy crafting and loved your card,x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm a tad bit leery of a smiling cheetah. He might be dreaming of lunch! That is a very festive salsa card, your sister will love it. Thanks for sharing your desk in its creative state!

ScrappnBee said...

Awww! Congrats to the boy! The cheetah rocks! Love SIL's card too! Thanks for sharing your corner of the world today! Have a great WOYWW! -Amanda 80

BetteK said...

I have a salsa-dancing friend who would just love that card! Happy WOYWWing. Debbie #89

CraftygasheadZo said...

Ah how fab to have such great news from school. My boy has always had great reports too, still makes me so proud even though he's nearly 14! Great card! Happy Wednesday to you, enjoy your snoop around the oh so creative desks and take care. Zo xx 83

JoZart said...

Congrats to Alex for doing so well. Good he has teachers who understand him. I'm loving his very unferocious cheetah! Great card for your sis too,
love joZarty x

Francy said...

Stunning card and gorgeous image. I love the colours.
Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage this week.
Francy

Peggy said...

love the card

Julia Dunnit said...

Aw well done Alex, and well done his teachers for knowing how to coax and encourage, clever stuff! And the coolest smiley cheetah! Fab card , I do like to see that occasionally you spread out a bit, even as far as your laptop!!

Sarah said...

Lovely artwork from you both!!! Good for Alex and of course you can be proud...love your card and colors...Sarah at 1 having a late WOYWW peek and blog nose on Friday!

Polly Polkadot said...

Congrats to your son. So much of school is about the right teachers and parents.
The fact that you are worried that your rular covers your keyboard suggestions you shouldn't pass by my desk, house, garden or even the car! #82

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Caro this is a beautiful card. Really quite gorgeous. The colors match your son's artwork. Time to top up the tea hey? Love your post, *smiles* Norma

scrappymo! said...

What a great card for a salsa dancer.
She must be so fun to watch dance!

Marcea said...

An absolutely wonderful creation full of beautiful attention to detail. Thankyou for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week.

I hope you can join us again this week. There is candy up for grabs on my blog ... x

febe said...

He is one great guy. And your card is lovely on the colors and the image. :)

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