Saturday, 25 June 2011

Tart and Tangy teacher thank you

Well I was up bright and early this morning, eager to see what the Less is More challenge would be today,  and it was to make a card using this fabulous sketch.

With the end of term coming up in a few weeks, it's been on my mind to make cards for my youngest son's teachers, so that was the thinking behind my offering this week. Come and have a look:



I always like to use a traditional apple motif on my teacher appreciation cards and this one is from the Tart and Tangy set. Of course only the shiniest, yummiest looking apples will do for those hard-working teachers...


... and these apples were given a coat of Poppy Parade ink before giving them a super-shine with Crystal Effects. I love how they look against the soft masked, sponged and stamped background - and yes, that background was stamped with a leaf from French Foliage! If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll know that I'm using this set on everything that moves at the moment! The sentiment is stamped inside the lines because I thought they looked a bit like handwriting guides.


Supplies needed for this project:
Stamps: Tart and Tangy, French Foliage, Just Believe (sentiment)
Ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso
Card stock: Confetti Cream
Other: Markers, Crystal Effects
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

I had to leave my apples to dry before assembling this card  (don't attempt to speed up the process with a heat gun as you get a nasty bubbly mess instead of a nice smooth shine!) so I've been at my older son's tennis match and my younger son's school fair since making them. I'm happy to report that the sun shone on these events and great fun was had by all (although I admit to being very glad to get home and have a revivifying cup of tea!)

Hope you're all having a great weekend! I shall be popping round to see what everyone's been making a bit later. Thank you for coming to visit me and leaving a comment - I really appreciate it.

66 comments:

  1. wonderful card...love the effect on the apples

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  2. I'm with you on both counts for this card Vicky... love the apples as a symbol of teachers (although I personally was always grateful for a bottle of wine rather than an apple) and LOVE the French Foliage set.
    Super, super card, love it!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  3. Looks good enough to eat!

    Kathyk

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  4. Love the way you made your apple's too. But the background is also fantastic!

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  5. Poppy Parade is a great colour for the apples.I'm sure the teacher will love it. We've been out and bought all the alcohol for the teachers gifts !!! Glad your day was a success. A xx

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  6. Love the shiny apples, wonderful card!

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  7. what a great idea for the teachers cards! hmm nice to know there is a su person in the uk if i can ever decide what i want from the catalogue!

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  8. LURVE these apples an you are so right about the lines, a great card

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  9. Oh how sweet is this card!....I THOUGHT that was the leaf from French Foliage! You combination of sets is great, although they seem to be different styles, they work together so well.
    I saw that sketch this morning too....although I am supposed to be on blogging vacation, I couldn't help thinking about what I could do with it!

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  10. Fabulous card Vicky, love the iconic apples...so glossy and the background is great. I wonder when and where the apple /teacher connection started ??
    Jenny x

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  11. Great card Vicky, the apples look fabulous. Carol x

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  12. Fab card Vicky - love the apples !
    Julie x

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  13. Brilliant card for a teacher Vicky love it!

    We take any cards at the hospice Vicky, not just challenge cards, as long as they are handmade and saleable, anything else goes! Thanks

    Tara

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  14. Thanks for that Vicky...a little over site on my part. hehe
    Jenny x

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  15. Vicky, What a core-ker of a card!!!!! Excellent as ever. Bev.x

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  16. Fab card. I would have been delighted to received such a card when Iwas in the classroom. Tart and Tangy set is sitting on my desk. Was contemplating using the stamps for my entry!

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  17. Brilliant card Vicky; I love the shiny apples!! xx

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  18. Great card, love it xx Jan

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  19. Great card, those apples look good enough to eat
    Beryl x

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  20. Fantastic card Vicky. Those apples look superb. Love them on that panel and that speckled card. Something I have yet to try!
    Your family days sound wonderful

    Thank you very much
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  21. Your rosy apples look good enough to eat Vicky, what a brilliant shine on them. Love the red/green combo and the speckled card. Aren't teachers lucky these days, mine got nowt!

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  22. This is superb, Vicky, from the super shiny apples to the lovely subtle leaves behind them.

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  23. Lovely Vicky, the ones I get are always shop bought which I appreciate but would love to get one like this!!!
    M x

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  24. Great card and I just love those shiny apples.
    Linbyx

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  25. Bold eye catching card, love the background image that complements the apples so well. must look that stamp set up.

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  26. Great teacher card. Love the zingy apples.
    Sharon x

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  27. Fantastic card - the shine on those apples make them look good enough to eat. Perfect for teacher's thank you cards

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  28. I love how you put so much thought into your beautiful cards. Apples, guidelines very subtle but very clever. Just hope the teachers appreciate them as much as we do.

    Keep going with the French Foliage I am sure that you haven't run out of ideas yet!
    Linda x

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  29. Hola Vicky, thank you for your visit.
    Fantastic card for a english teacher, in spain the apple don't is a symbol for a teacher is a notebook or pencil, your card is a great work as ever Vicky.I love all yours stamps.
    a hug from Palma

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  30. With the extra gloss on the apples, they look good enough to eat. Your card is beautiful!
    Bernadet
    bernadetscraftblog.blogspot.com

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  31. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous card ...those apples look good enough to eat anothe Fabby card......love it ....
    hugs
    sylvie
    xx

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  32. Hi Vicky, This is a wonderful card, love the whole thinking behind the apples and they sit on a very pretty background, clever girl, Gay xxx

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  33. Fab card. Love the background - it is a perfect foil for the tangy apples.

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  34. Perfect for the challenge! Lovely.

    Hugs, Sandra

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  35. Brilliant, love it. Hazel x

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  36. Oooh Vicky. I think you`ve exelled yourself here. This is fantastic. Love the shiny apples, they look scrumptious.
    Lynne xxx

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  37. Love the effect of the glaze! Somehow, the traditional apple seems "right", doesn't it? Lol, glad that you had to go out, I know that I am sooooo impatient waiting for things like glue with glitter to dry, and certainly crystal effects would fit in there! :0)

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  38. Love the leaf background and the glossy apples are fab. Another super card. xx

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  39. Gorgeous! I love the leafy background and those apples are real beauties!

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  40. This is just wonderful! I'm sure the teacher will be totally appreciative...My student's parents tend to forget about saying thank you to me. So thank you for taking the time to thank a teacher. You're awesome and so is your card.

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  41. Adorable card, Vicky! I love the look of the glossy accents...I tend to go through spells of using it, but I do love how it shines!
    My Card

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  42. Those apples look good enough to eat!

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  43. That masked background is fantastic! And ... the apples look really delumptious! Hugs xxaxx

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  44. Just brilliant - the apples are so shiny - they look wonderful!

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  45. Yummie card, Vicky! Lovely colours and cas style!

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  46. lovely card, I really like the stamped background, very effective.

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  47. Brilliant card all round, great idea an apple for the teacher, must remember that for next year as I have already done my Grandsons cards.

    Kath x

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  48. Fabulous card, love the design and those apples look yummy!
    Helen x

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  49. Lovely card, Vicky. Your apples are super and cut out so perfectly. The background is superb. x

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  50. What nice shiny apples! A perfect card for the teacher!

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  51. Love your card. I like the shiny apples good luck in the challenge. Victoria :)

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  52. Lovely. Really lovely.

    I love that background - well, I love that stamp set though I haven't used it for a while. Thanks for the inspiration!

    cheers,
    Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

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  53. This is such a fantastic card and your apples look good enough to eat. I especially love how you created the background. Very nice!

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  54. Great card! Love the crystal effects on the apples.

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  55. Great take on the sketch, lovely shiny apples!

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  56. Hi Vicky

    Safe to say I think we all love your card! wow sooo many comments - and all deserved for such a gorgeous card.

    Tina
    X

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  57. Brilliant card Vicky Luv Sue x

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  58. Great 'thank you teacher' card. Love your French Foliage and Natures Walk cards too. Lynn x

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  59. Great 'thank you teacher' card. Love your French Foliage and Natures Walk cards too. Lynn x

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  60. I really try not to comment on every post of yours... I promise that I try. You just make it too hard. :) Love the shiny apples, but masking out an area and then sponging and stamping it... well, that's what elevates this card to fabulous! Love it, Vicky!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x