9 March 2013

Candytuft Fairy for my mum

Hello everyone, sorry I haven't been about for a few days.  Its not been a very good week at all this week so I am soooo pleased its the weekend. 
My boy is moving up to senior school this September and we did the visits to all the schools we were interested in and completed our preference forms back in October last year and have had to wait until this week to find out.  Unfortunately, his first preference was refused but he was offered his second choice.  Now on the face of it it wouldn't seem that bad but he so wanted to get into his first choice that when we told him he just cried and then so did I seriously I've never felt so helpless.  Now when I think about it I get really really angry.  Most of you will know its all done on catchment areas and what makes it worse is the school he wants to go to is say 20 mins away on foot max but its not his catchment school yet he was refused and given his catchment school instead which happens to be 1.8 miles away and must be about 40 mins on foot now how crazy is that.   What makes me even more angry (if that is possible) is I know for a fact that three kids in our road got into his first choice school last year.  Also I know the school they have given him is not right for him we only put it on the form as it was his catchment school and we were told that whatever we do at least put his catchment school on the form.  So now we have a hard slog ahead of us with appeals.
Right now I have that off my chest (sorry for bending your ear!!!) I'll show you what I've come on here for.  I've finished my mum's  Mother's day card so thought I would load it up.  I've used a completely different image for this one.  My mum loves flower fairies so I've used an old Crafters Companion stamp.
The delicious papers are a download from NitWits called Always Forever and are beautiful.  I've used some elements from them too namely the large heart under the sentiment and the two little hearts in the bottom corner.  The one on the ribbon I've used glossy accents on and sprinkled on glitter whilst wet and it looks great.
All flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the die cut leaf swirl is my Cheery Lynn fanciful flourish die.

A quick close up of the image which is Crafters Companion Candytuft fairy and I've coloured her with copics and added loads of Stickles to her wings.  The sentiment is an old die cut I found.  I've promised myself I won't buy anymore sentiment stamps until I've used up most of my old die cut ones!!!
I also made a candle to compliment this card but the dufus I am this week forget to take a picture of them together so I will be back soon to show you the matching candle. 
Well done if you've reached the end of this waffly post and thank you for listening to all my rants and thank you for the comments you leave they mean a lot.  Okay I hope you all have a really great weekend and for all the mums out there this Sunday put your feet up and take it easy!
Have a good one, take care.


  1. Beautiful Ann-Marie love that cute image and those yummy papers are fabby
    jacqui x

  2. Absolutely gorgeous card Ann-Marie, really beautiful colours. I hope you manage to sort things out with your son and his school.
    Unfortunately I'm at work tomorrow so have to wait until I get home and watch Breaking Dawn (hopefully it's arrived once I'm home!)
    Sarah xx :0)