Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Birthday dragon

What a morning, thought I would come upstairs and craft while Andrew is sat downstairs sitting his 2nd GCSe exam or whatever they are AQA , such a peculiar syatem that has 2 tiers to it that the teachers choose what level the kids get entered at and if it's foundation the highest grade they can get is a C. You may well gather I think it is an unfair system as some kids don't do well in class and then thrive in exams , others are the reverse but the kids don't get any input. The reasoning that most are entered into the foundation (max C gade) is if child fails at upper level get a bad grade when I have questioned at school and they think its better someone gets a high mark guarenteeing a C than risking bad mark on higher paper and ending up with a D. Personally I feel it's more to do with school being able to say they had a high % pass rate as passes on foundation count down to lower grades. Enough of my rants, not that any of it will make any difference and please don't get me started on schools organisational skills for allowing Andrew to sit his exams at home. They were still amending and changing the arrangements last night even though he sat his first exam yesturday, very unsettling for Andrew. Not being able to organise a drunken party in a brewery etc to be polite.

Anyway my craft project.This card I thought I'd give myself a challenge and do a card for a male but use pink. I found a few challenges that I could enter if I succeeded and I am actually quite pleased with how my card turned out , not too girly at all.

The challenges I am entering are:-

The Craft Garden- use lime green and deep shocking pink
Doodle dragon studio-use green, pink and white
crafty creations-magical (think I might have missed this deadline)
Stamp something- birthday something
Critter card challenge-critter birthday card(also have a DT call out)
Sketch and stash-fab layout+ new, never used or neglected stash. Mines a mixture, neglected stickers new and not used before freebie digi image from Dustin Pike)


craftyb said...

Fab card...perfect guy card...such a "cute" dragon!! lol Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations! bx

Melanie said...

Aw super cute card, sorry to hear about the school non-sense though. Keep crafting to relieve your stress (winks.) Thanks for joining the Critters.

terrie said...

great looking the embellishment that you used...well done

Gramma said...

Love your card and the border embellishment! TFS!!

Ginny said...

too cute, love those candles, thanks for joining us at DDS :0)

Angelwood said...

Aww.. this couldn't be more adorable! Wonderful job! Thanks for playing along at Critter Sketch Challenges. hugs, Angela

Kathryn B said...

Very nice card and it still looks boyish even with the pink!

Thanks for Taking the Critter Sketch Challenge this week!

Lisa said...

Very the image! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute birthday card, fun sketch! Thanks for playing at the Critter Challenge Blog.

Lorraine A said...

Lovely card :-) The image is adorable and the papers and embellies are fab :-)

Hope your son did well in his exams xx

thanks for joining in the Sketch and Stash Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Lelia Pierce said...

Very cool! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Doodle Dragon Studios!


Becky said...

What a super cute card!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

This is ADORABLE! LOVE your "critter" and GREAT job coloring!! Thanks for joining us at Critter Challenges this week:)

Erin... said...

So cute!!!! those little candles in the background are just precious! Thank you for playing along with us at Stamp Something this week, hope to see you again soon!

Moira said...

So cute!

Thanks for joining us at the Critter Challenge Blog! Hope to see you next week!!

marsha said...

Love the image, great colors! Thanks for playing along with the Critter Challenge this week!

Hugs, Marsha

Di said...

Wow really cute card!
Thanks for joining SFTW!!
Hugs Di xxx

crafty amy said...

This is so cute I love the candles in the back ground :D
I remember when I did my GCSE's we had the same thing and my class pettitioned to do the higher paper as they said we were right on the edge of being able to do it. I am glad I did as at least I had the chance of getting an A even though I didn't lol. I wish your son the best of luck.

Thanks for joining us at stampin for the weekend and good luck.

Amy xx