Monday, 19 September 2011

Christmas Angels

Hello there everyone, hope you are all well and enjoyed a good weekend, they go far too quickly though don't they??  On Saturday I took my youngest daughter Katie to Ormskirk, which is about an hour's drive away, to take a Maths exam as part of her (GTP) Graduate Teacher Programme training, she was very nervous as she struggles with her maths plus she only had 4 days notice for taking the exam!........ and if she doesnt pass she will lose her place on the teacher training course which seems totally unfair to us.  She has been a TA in a Resource base for special needs children at the local school but has always wanted to teach so when the opportunity came along she applied and was successful, she was delighted as you can imagine.  She left the Resource base at the end of July and started her teacher training when the new term started in September, she was only in the job a week when the GTP dropped the bombshell that she needed the maths, despite the fact she had the required qualifications at interview........!!!  She gets just the one chance and if she fails thats it, she is off the course!! ... she is worried sick she will fail and lose her job and she has up to 4 weeks before she gets her results..... seems so unfair that the GTP can move the goalposts to suit.... anyway... rant over .... we can only wait and hope she gets the 50% pass she needs... so fingers and toes crossed! Will let you know when she gets her results!!

Onto my card for today and its another christmas card.... I am really into the chrissy cards at the moment, dont know how long it will last though.... so while the mojo is there I will make the most of it!  This is of course one of the new LOTV Christmas releases and I think its one of my favourite ones ..... just love the angels little faces!  Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with lots of Star Dust Stickles on the wings.

Paper is Dovecraft Christmas Fancy
The poinsettia is from Wild Orchid Crafts..... I followed a brilliant tutorial by Bev Rochester here that shows how to cover these lovely little flowers with Twinklets.
Leaves are a Martha Stewart punch
Dies are Spellbinders and Marianne.
The cute sentiment I thought was perfect for this image, I did this on the PC ... I saw this on a card on Bev's lovely blog and really liked it.

Thanks for your visit to my blog today, enjoy the rest of your day!!



Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Barbara,
This card is beautifully done. I love the pink and the sweet image. Gorgeous work.
Fiona x

Yvonne's cardcorner said...

O I love this sweet card, it's so gorgeous!
hugs Yvonne

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara, how awful for Katie; so unfair! Sounds like there's been a big mistake somewhere. I was told well before I did my degree that I would need maths GCSE, at least, if I wanted to teach. I did the GCSE alongside my degree so when I did my teacher training I already had it. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for her!

Gorgeous card, so beautifully put together. xx

Vicky said... cute Barbara...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Claire said...

Lovely card, such a sweet image. Hugs, Claire x

cardmaking bird said...

Gorgeous card, Barbara - I love pink chrimbo cards and this image is fab! Hugs, Marie xxx

Mina said...

that does seem really unfair Barbara she must be worried sick bless her...good luck for her results though can you let me know when she passes as Im sure she will...I love pink Christmas cards and this is a real stunner
Mina xxx

melsanford said...

Such a sweet card - gorgeous image! Good luck to your daughter for her maths exam. Hope it all goes well. I did the GTP myself and I loved it! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx