Saturday 31 March 2012

Thank you

I had such a lovely day on Friday which was my last day at school. There was a special Leavers Assembly for me where the children took over and gave me a certificate for being such a lovely headteacher, they also gave me a large framed photograph of them all outside the school with drawings of themselves all round it.
 I received a gorgeous Bay tree and some chocolates from the governors and the staff bought me a bottle of bubbly and a stunning Pandora bead for my new bracelet. 
It has been such a pleasure working with the staff and children of this school and I am going to miss them dreadfully, but I have told them to expect me to pop in for a coffee sometime.

Here are two of the cards I have made to send to say thank you.

I have used the Tilda Sewingbird paper pad for both.

Hope your weekend is going well.

hugs {brenda} xox

Challenges to have some fun with.
Lily Pad - Flower challenge
Art Impressions Stamps - Spring has sprung
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Riley and Co - Spring and polka dots



Unknown said...

How lovely Brenda, they were so sweet to you , you were so highly thought of .
What a wonderful position you held.
Such fab presents, I bet there were some tears.
Have a nice weekend hugs Eliane

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda :-) I am sure they will love them :-)
Good Luck for your retirement ,,, more time to craft !! YAY !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Suze Bain said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day yesterday Brenda and they're really going to appreciate your beautiful cards. Have a great weekend. xx

Netty said...

Sounds like a great send off Brenda. They will love your cards, Annette x

Helen said...

Sounds like quite an emotional day - good luck going forward and your thank you cards you've made the school are fabulous.

Zoechaos said...

Happy retirement, it's not time yet to put our feet up but time a plenty to do your thing LOL XOXO Zoe

Meggymay said...

Yesterday sounds special, hope you enjoy every moment of every day, when you can now choose how to spend it. Love the cards you made, great rosette.
yvonne x

Claire said...

What a lovely send off Brenda, I'm sure they'll treasure those gorgeous thank you cards. Hope you're having a lovely weekend and enjoying your free time
Claire xx

craftymum said...

Oh Brenda. Sounds like you had a great day. Full of mixed emotions I am sure. Your cards are so lovely. I bet the photo the children gave you is wonderful. I am sure you will enjoy yourself being creative

hugs Sarah x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
The Rosette on your first card connects with your PP beautifully, and I love the stamped sentiment up in that left corner.
Your second card has a wonderful elegance, the flower looks wonderful taking centre stage.

Unknown said...

Aww'' Brenda I'm sure you had a tear or two on your leaving Assembly and such beautiful gifts to receive too.
These cards are both gorgeous love this Tilda DP it's lush they are so pretty.
Hugs Sarah x

May said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I still think you look to young to be retired!!! Just think Brenda you can craft when you like whoop, whoop... I cant wait for the day!!! Hugs May x x x

Mrs.B said...

Congrats onb your Retirement Brenda, now life can really begin!
Two great cards, love the papers.
Avril xx

Cazro said...

Sounds like a wonderful last day. I am sure you will be greatly missed. your two fabulous cards will be treasured. Here is wishing you a very happy retirement. All the crafting time you have been dreaming of is now here. Enjoy it to the full. Caz

Gerri Herbst said...

Glad you had a nice day saying goodbye but now you are starting a exciting new adventure. You will be missed Im sure, but you can always stop by for a visit. take care, gerri
ps. I love your two cards today!

girlia said...

Pretty cards. Love the spring colors. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

Crafty Loops said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful send off Brenda, you were obviously highly thought of and Im sure you will be missed. This card is really pretty, has me longing for summer.....after our brief glance of it this week! My big woolly jumper was put away and out came the summer dresses....I even bought a lovely wee dress on Tuesday! Needless to say.....the dress is put away and the woolly jumper is back out!! Beautiful card Brenda. Lee x

ScrappyRae10 said...

Very Very Pretty! Thanks for playing along with CTO!

Amy said...

Very pretty cards! Thanks for playing at Celebrate the Occasion!! :)Amy
Amy's Crafting Space
Celebrate The Occasion Design Team Member

Esther said...

Lovely cards!!!
Wonderful paper and rosette!
Thanks for joining CTO this week!

1CardCreator said...

Lovely cards Brenda, it must be so hard to say good bye.

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Both cards are so pretty, love the fabulous DP's! So glad you could join us this week @ CTO for our "Thank you" Challenge, hope to see you next week :)

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

What a gorgeous card, Brenda! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Lily Pad Cards. :)