Teachers help little ones to Bloom and Grow!

Daughter No.2 is Little Cobs’ (my Grandson) Mummy.  She’s not been too well and I knew she was in a pickle to get out to buy thank you cards for teachers and helpers at the end of term time for Little Cobs.  (Why she doesn’t just get all her cards from me -f.o.c. – is a mystery!).  So I offered to make the cards.  She needed three altogether and she left it up to me to design and make them.  (she trusts me!   Yup, she’s crazy,  I know!)

So for his teacher, who he loves, worships and adores to the moon and back … I made this card….

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…  Made using Altenew Stamps (roses).  I decided upon the wording first,  – oh, and where it says  ‘Little Cobs’  on the photo there … in real life it actually has his name there, in the same font as the one I used for the sentiment, just smaller in size.  It says beneath his name, if you can’t quite read itaged 6 – because he is!  See … he and I are so close in age (’cause I’m 7 as you know) and this is why we get along so well and understand each other. 😀

Once the sentiment was printed, I stamped the images – 6 roses and some leaves, and then onto some spare card, I stamped two more roses, and fussy cut those out then added double-sided foam tape to the back to fix them to the card, in order to give it a little dimension.

To finish the front off, I added some Aurora Borealis sequins and a sprinkle of pearls in three different sizes.

The back of the card … well I resisted the urge to write:  Made by Grammy Cobs  …. and instead did the proper thing …

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… if you can’t read it, try this one – I blew it up a little ….

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And that …  is all there was to it!  To be truthful, it sounds harder than it really is.   There are two more cards, but I need to re-size photo’s of those so it’s just ‘Show and Tell’ for this one today.  😀

There was sadly no painting going on over the weekend as I had a doozer of a headache and even the thought of painting was too much.  I doubt I could have come up with an idea to make into a picture other than black, black and more black.

But normal service is resumed today.  I began to paint earlier but then ended up having a mega chat via text messages with daughter.  It would have been so much easier had I spoken to her on the phone – and darn quicker too.

These kids now, they have this monkey thing going on with their thumbs and can type out a chapter of a book quicker than I can find my smilies on my phone to add to a three word message!  I’m just  tooo  s…..l….o…..w  at texting.  Typing on a proper key board I’m fine at.  I’m a trained touch typist. (not bragging, just tellin’ ya)   But longish nails combined with teeny tiny keys and then add a sprinking of idiot to the mix – all that, in charge of a cell phone,  – well let’s just say it doesn’t make the perfect scenario!

So anyhoo…   … I began to paint, but ended up having to pack things away and continue the hour-long texting session.  However,  … I’ll be back in my craft room tomorrow and hopefully finish the painting off and photos will follow.

  • For the girls reading:  It’s a watercolour life study of a naked man –  Mr.Cobs posed.
  • For the men …  it’s a painting of a Kentucky Fried Chicken Family Bucket, with a bottle of Coke sat next to it. 

…  (and if you believe it’s either of those things then you’ll also believe I can knit jelly!)

In the meantime …  Have a Happy Tuesday.  Be kind.  Be brave.  Be beautiful.  Be youFor  you  are truly amazing,  just the way you are.

Thank you for coming.  It means the world to me to see you.

Have a good day, where ever you are.  And where ever you are, may your God go with you.  

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39 thoughts on “Teachers help little ones to Bloom and Grow!

  1. What a fabulous card. Makes me want to be a teacher so I will get one! Ha. Sorry to hear that you had a headache. They stink. Glad you are feeling better. That’s funny about texting, long nails, and little keys. I don’t even have long nails and I can barely navigate those tiny keys. Hope you have a great day! Love and hugs my sweet friend.

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    • Hello Jessica! 😀
      Aw thank you for the lovely comment. So happy that you like the card. As for becoming a teacher … well I was thinking that it’s rather a long time since I did a ‘Give-away’ …. so once the World Watercolour Challenge is finished at the end of July, I’ll do a Give-away and who knows! It could be YOU! lol

      Texting (or as I call it: Testing!) I haven’t got overly long nails – they break too often to get too long – but they’re just a little longer than the ends of my fingers. And even at that length, they get in the way.

      I’m just not built for texting. I press the wrong keys allllll the time and make up words which just either don’t make sense, or, on one occassion, made a very rude word. A VERY rude word indeed!!!!! 🤓 😱

      Thanks for coming beautiful Jessica.
      Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x

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  2. Love the sentiment and his little name after it. Really like this one Cobs. I also love “your” stamp on the back. “Made by Cobwebs” is very cool 🙂 I was playing with Oxide inks today and had a ball learning what they do and making backgrounds on tags. It was sooooo much fun. Can’t wait to get some of my own.
    We have been 25 days with no rain and the fires in the interior are extreme and thousands have been evacuated. We are supposed to get some rain on Thursday but I don’ think there will be enough to take care of the fires, I have a feeling that we won’t get any. I have been out everyday now watering everything around 5ish and the mosquitoes are fierce! Some are the size of small planes. Not fun. So it doesn’t seem to matter what time you get out there to water, they get cha’.
    This was a lovely card Cobs and so sorry you didn’t get to any paintings. Headaches are terrible, I suffered from them and I get a migraine a couple times a year. Why? I don’t know. I am glad you will be back in the craft room tomorrow (today). Sorry your daughter no. 2 isn’t feeling well, sending her healing light.
    Thank you Cobs for sharing this lovely project and conversation. 🙂

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    • Hello Soozy 😀
      CRUMBS! Your mosquitoes sound like a nightmare! I really do hope that you get some rain soon… and a decent enough amount that it makes a difference too.

      Thank you for your kind words about the headache. I’m not sure what brought it on, but there is was. It’s gone now and I’m thankful for that.

      FANTASTIC to hear that you’ve had some crafty play time. Aw I hope you get chance very soon to get your supplies so that you can continue where you left off. That would be so wonderful.

      Thank you so much for coming Soozy. It’s fabulous to see you.
      Have a blessed day ~ Cobs. x

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    • Hello ScrappyEs.
      Awww, thank you, my lovely blogging friend. I’m just thrilled to pieces that you like it.

      I think one of the worlds best things to do is to thank the right people, at the right time, and in the right way. Too many folks don’t do this, and yet it’s so important. Especially to teachers of our young. We know what little monkeys they can be … so to have a class of anything more than 6 would send most of us into the staff room crying with frustration and handing our notice in.

      Teachers … seem to have this ability to just deal with it (most of the time – I’m certain there are days though lol). So therefore … as parents we should acknowledge their dedication to our children and thank them properly.

      Sending you love and squidges, and thanking you sincerely for being a teacher, ~ Cobs. xxx

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    • LOLOL… so happy to hear that you got a laugh out of this post. I’m glad I aimed the humour just right! lol

      I too hope that headache doesn’t come back. Twas dreadful!

      Thank you so much for coming Daisies, and for the lovely comment.
      Sending squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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  3. You are so clever and artistic and funny. I laughed in an unladylike manner when you told women and then men what you were painting. I also want to tell you that had I received a card like that from a student, tears would have spring to my eyes as my heart filled and the card would still be tucked away with my precious things. About texting, have you ever tried the microphone and dictated your texts? I found I could keep up with my grandchildren when I started doing that.

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    • I haven’t!!! I shall try that the minute I stop typing.

      I’m giggling about you laughing in an unladylike manner at the ‘I’ve painted’ options. LOLOL. It tickled me when I thought about it ….and so thought I’d include it. When I woke up this morning I did wonder if anyone would take offence – but by that time it was too late anyway. LOL

      I’m just SO thrilled that you like the card Aunt Beulah. I knew that his teacher deserved something lovely because Daughter No.2 has talked about her often and said how much she likes her, and Little Cobs will talk freely about her – with a wee twinkle in his eye. lol.

      Thank you so much for coming Aunt Beulah. I so love seeing you.
      God bless. ~ Cobs. x

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  4. Oh my goodness how adorable is this. You know when I first saw it, I thought you had cut out printed flowers. What a great stamp. Looks very professional indeed with the back as well. Beautifully designed. I bet there were tears when the teachers received these.
    Cobs, you do tease us. I thought we were in for a treat and going to see a water colour of Mr. Cobs in all his glory! 🙂 Just having to wipe away the tears myself. You do make me giggle. You naughty girl!
    Happy painting.
    Hugs Flo xx

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    • Hello Flo.
      The Altenew Stamps are quite brilliant.
      If you haven’t seen them … they’re a selection of stamps all in one package.
      Each image is made up of either two, three, four or even five different sections of stamps.

      You begin by stamping the paler colour, then you go up the colours, getting darker as you go, and changing the stamps as you go.

      As you begin it starts to look like you’re making a total mess, but you have to have faith and stick with it.
      Once you’ve finished I would recommend that you put the stamped image/card, on the floor at your feet … then stand up and look at it. You’ll get a true vision of it then. If you try to look at it by holding it you’ll only be able to see the individual colours – simply because YOU made it and can see where the colours start and end. But give it a little while and the colours dry and soften into each other and suddenly you’ll see you’ve made a masterpiece, and no one will know how you’ve done it.

      I have a few Altenew stamp collections and can HIGHLY recommend them. But if you can, don’t buy them from Create and Craft, buy them from an indipendant shop so that us crafters can support them and keep them open.

      Dearest, most wonderfulest Flo … I don’t think anyone would want to see Mr.Cobs in all his glory. Even himself would say the same thing.

      But I have a funny feeling that it would tickle some folks so I just had to go with it, because I’m a big teasepot. LOL

      Thrilled you like the card. Thanks Flo.
      Sending oodles of love and Squidges ~ Cobs. x ❤

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  5. Oh what a great card! Knit jelly? Please send me the pattern! LOL! I love the image on the back! I’m sure your daughter doesn’t want to trouble you with making cards for her??? I know my sisters are always calling me asking me if I have any made up as they are in a fix and need one quick. LOL! I never seem to get ahead! LOL! I too, can type on a regular keyboard so much faster than on that little tiny keyboard (at least that’s what they call it) of my phone. LOL! I just say I have “fat” fingers! LOL I don’t understand why they don’t just pick up the phone and call us. Hmmm. LOL!

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    • Hello Nancee.
      Thrilled you like the card.

      The knitting jelly pattern… No pattern required. I make it up as I go along. lol

      I have a stash of cards, ready made, it’s sooo useful for those days that I’ve forgotten something.
      Hence the reason I don’t very often put a wordy greeting on the front of the card. I try to leave cards ‘open’ for a greeting of some sort.

      I’m whole heartedly in agreement… Pick up the phone and call. It’s quicker! (and less stressful too) lol
      Thanks for coming Nancee. Love seeing you here.
      Have a blessed rest of your day ~ Cobs. xxx

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    • LOLOLOL
      Hello my Terrific Tami!
      Aww, well I’m afraid we’re completely out of Knitting Jelly. There was such a demand for it that we had to limit it to 3 packs per person.

      However … we’ve just taken delivery of ‘Nailing Jelly to the Wall’, if you’d like to have a go at that.

      Maybe something to think about, eh?
      lol
      love you, you fabulous playmate.
      Ooodles of love ❤ and squidges ~ Cobs. x x x

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