Saturday, 21 July 2018

Ta and ta-ta to a great bunch of TAs

A large number of our Teaching Assistants (TAs) are moving on to pastures new; one to take up a place on a teacher training course.  I made a series of cards for everyone at work to sign and as you can tell, continued with my penchant for terrible puns.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Leavers Cards for Colleagues

It's the time of year when cards are required for colleagues that are moving on to pastures new.  This year I have had quite a few cards to make.  I decided to use the same design for two colleagues, but worked in two colour ways.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

WOYWW 476: The Home Stretch

Hello and welcome to my last WOYWW post for 2017-18.  It's the last week of school and I only have one more day to work before the summer holidays.  I'm sharing my desk as it looked yesterday, as when I post this, my desk will only contain my laptop; I am planning on tweaking all the French schemes of work and resources (September until Christmas) ready to drop into the shared area at school on Friday.  That way all my non-specialist colleagues can prepare over the summer.  From September I will be working on Wednesdays, so won't have time to visit so soon.
My side of the desk shows some of the materials that I had gathered to start work on a Seaside/Nautical themed tag, as well as my list of planned blog posts.  As I had to make numerous cards for various colleagues I won't need to share the tag until Sunday as I'm well ahead of myself. 
To see other desks and join in with this long running blog hop, please visit Julia, our illustrious leader over on the Stamping Ground, where all the link ups are made.
On the other side of the desk, Eva was working on a whimsical journal page; we enjoyed our first full day's crafting together since before my week in Berlin.  We are both looking forward to Maria Moorhouse's workshop in Shropshire on Saturday; the perfect start to the school holidays.
Eva's finished journal page

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Education is Power: A Journal Tag

The prompt for July's mini mission over on Mission Inspiration is 'Power'.  I am a teacher, so the quote 'Education is power' was the perfect fit.  As always, the mini mission was completed on a tag.  As this owl is such a whimsical character, I am also entering it into the current Whimsical challenge over on JJAMMMA (Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art).

Monday, 16 July 2018

Altered Playing Cards on a Journal Page

This is the first page that I have made for the July prompts on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More.  The monthly prompt is Puzzled and week 3 is to alter playing cards.  I still have to go back and work out how I am going to include altered dominoes (week 1) and altered jigsaw pieces (week 2) on a journal page.