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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

"Thank A Teacher"

My goodness, this year is flying by so fast isn't it. Each month seems to last
not much more than a blink of one's eye, which of course means it is time
for a new challenge at Words 2 Craft By. This month our quote is
"If you can read this, thank a teacher."

In the northern hemisphere the school year is coming to a close, so let's show
our gratitude for all the hard-working teachers who have guided us along our
'learning journey'. Although I'm in my late 60s I still have fond memories of
several of my teachers. I LOVE reading, and constantly 
lose myself in a good book. 

For this challenge, I chose to make a fairly large side-step card.

Aren't these the sweetest little pair totally engrossed in their book, 
while their little kitty sleeps soundly, exhausted from playing 
with the ball of wool.

I made these tiny pencils by cutting down toothpicks and colouring 
them with Promarkers to match the colours I used for the image.

Inside the card on which there is plenty of space to write
a personal message.

A side-on view of my easel card.

Image - Sarah Kay Quiet Moments
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - Kaisercraft Superhero
ABC Tag - Kaisercraft Show and Tell
Dies - Spellbinder Scalloped Long Rectangles

Challenges I would like to enter
Die Cuttin' Divas #368 - 'Teacher Appreciation'  SHOWCASE PICK
The Crafter's Cafe #195 - 'Gatefold or Step Card'

For a chance to win a fabulous prize, why not visit Words 2 Craft By, check out the great inspiration by my teamies, then enter your own interpretation of our theme, "If you can read this, thank a teacher".

Until next time, thank you for your visit, and "Happy Crafting",
Jennifer.  x


  1. OMG!!!! Those color pencils made out of toothpicks are awesome!! Love your card and Thank you for playing along with us over at Die Cuttin' Divas.

  2. So, let me get this straight. You MADE those tiny pencils by cutting down toothpicks?! Oh my!!! Jennifer, I loved your fun step card before... but now I'm totally blown away. Love your take on our Words 2 Craft By challenge. :)

  3. Great step card, but your pencils have blown me away. Amazing and so creative. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Gatefold and/or Step Card" challenge.

  4. Awesome! I love the little pencils you made to embellish the card with! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  5. I love that card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  6. Love your adorable card! The coloring is fantastic and I adore the sentiment!

  7. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

  8. What a gorgeous card!! Love the pencils and the adorable image !! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Have a great day.

  9. This card is amazing!!! The toothpick pencils re the PERFECT accent!

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