Wednesday, 18 August 2010

A star for our star.

Well it’s a fab sketch layout over at The Sugar Bowl this time and they always have such a great prize on offer ,that I like to try and join in as often as I can, even though up till now it’s been like playing the lottery and I’ve not been the lucky winner. It would be great to win but as I love their stamps that I have it’s just great to use them it would just be a bonus winning, but my time will come.

This card I used sports boy manga, I’ve made it for our son who gets his exam results on the 24th, how it takes you back the anticipation and the nerves about getting exam results. I have said before I know he did the revision as he has been at home since last December, initially as school wouldn’t allow him into school due to the snow and apparently clearing paths was taking too long and it was too dangerous for him to push himself around school and against health and safety rules for a TA to help should he need it. Then in January he had surgery and was totally non weight bearing and then had to learn to walk again with a new shaped foot, and still not allowed back into school until he could get himself from the floor if his chair fell over or he fell out. That as we say is another story and past so we will move on. He being at home I know what hours he put in as I did the work with him when the home educator I arranged had done his hours allowed.

We are proud of the time he put in despite all the teenage winging and I really hope he gets the results he deserves, with really good marks. I know the highest he can get is C as this was the highest level achievable from the exams he has been entered in (school decided that as he was missing lessons he wouldn’t really be learning, and the input from school was quite pitiful really from some subjects more than others, and getting information as to what he ought to be studying like pulling teeth. I would so love him to have done well just to show them that we have done it in spite of them rather than with them, but either way we are proud of him doing his best. I do know he went to pieces in a couple of the exams and Spanish we are going to totally disregard as we didn’t know anyone who speaks the language and sorry but being given a book to work through that is mostly Spanish text and instructions to me isn’t teaching .

I am so sorry about waffling and moaning don’t quite know where all that came from, but thanks for listening I feel much better now.

My card, as I said fab layout and love these manga stamps can’t wait for the Christmas ones, hubby has said I can buy some stamps for my birthday on Friday and spend ‘within reason’ so am trying to hold out till I have even a harder choice of all those yummies out there. I am stuck for choice at the mo, between waiting to see the new manga’s, the last manga’s, released or some of the other sugar nellies on my wish list, some of the Christmas lotv and the girlie one and a couple of the Tildas I love the fairy dust and bubbles Tilda and the loving couple and so many of the others but I don’t think within reason would be several hundred pound. I know I got a car costing thousands a couple of years ago but that was partly necessity too and had been planned for, for a while.

My card, you might need sun glasses, I would like to enter into the following challenges:-

The Sugar bowl-fab layout something old /something new( old have had the papers and stickles for ages and don’t think I’ve used this stamp more than once since I got it a wee while ago so this could be new)

Sweet stampin'-use your favourite stamp (well one of them)

The Corrosive challenge –faux something mine is stitching


Critter sketch challenge-for a boy and glitter hope stickles counts.

Think Ink-bling it on baby

Your next stamp-bold,bright summery colours


Cheryl said...

Very cute! I love the star!

Happy Birthday early! (Mine is next Monday and I am holding out to buy some crafting goodies too!)

Carrie said...

Fabby card..that image is great!!
Love the layout too..

Thanks for playing at sweet stamping xx

Heidi said...

Fabulous card, your son will love it! Stickles does count as glitter! The none messy kind. Thanks for playing along with the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog!

Elaine said...

Fab card Julye. You've done a great job with the sketch, and I always enjoy seeing male cards.
Thank you for joining in the Sugar Bowl challenge.
Fingers crossed your son gets the good results he deserves.
Love Elaine xx

Val said...

Fab card -really bright and cheery. Thanks for joining the Sweet Stampin' challenge this week.

Michele said...

Wonderful card for a boy! Thanks for playing the Critter Sketch challenge.

Mandy said...

Waffle away girl, get it off your chest. Hope Andrew isn't too stressed out hun, I was wondering how he was coping with the wait for the result.
Gorgeous card hun, love the vibrant colours you've used
hugs Mandy xx

marsha said...

Great Manga image and I love all the colors! Thanks for playing along with the Crafter Critters this week!

Hugs, Marsha

Michele said...

Such a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft. Hugs Michele x

Sarah B said...

Fab take on the sketch, Thnaks for joinin gin at the Sugar Bowl, and good luck, Hugs Sarah B X