Got the letter today and Carys has got into Gaynes. I cried with relief. It is so stupid because as long as the application form was in there was almost no chance of her being sent anywhere else. But there was that lingering doubt - what if I hadn't sent the form after all and was put down as an uncaring parent?
I'll find out about everyone else at home time today. it is quite hard for Carys as we didn't get into our catchment area primary school so most of the Year 6 will go to a different secondary school. But I'm sure she will make new friends. Emrys has a great set of friends now at Gaynes that he didn't have at Junior School. He had a postcard today from the Geography Department to say well done on getting a level 6c in his exam. I think that is a brilliant idea!
Here are my Daring Cardmaker cards this week. I did two - similar in style as I used up the black cards with the Jan SA kit but using different out of my comfort zone techniques. The one on the site uses some rather strange peel offs that I bought ages ago and hadn't used. All black plastic bits. I think they are Francoise Read. I meant to use the more normal type of peel off but just was not inspired. It isn't a criticism of those who use peel offs because they can look great, but they are so not me any more!
The head, hat and little black flowers are peel offs
KI memories paper, Prima flowers, brads from Carolyns shop, safmat sentiment (love that word that the Americans use. Greeting sounds so much colder doesn't it?!). Both the ribbon and the mat for the head are actually pale blue!
This one uses some papermania stickers that I have had for ever and never used. They are very sweet but I obviously wasn't as inspired as I thought I would be when I bought them! Stripy paper is from SA Jan kit (one of the best ever!); ribbons and brad from stash; safmat sentiment; Auntie Sarah's bloomer.
Right off to the Traidcraft coffee Morning at church now to celebrate Fairtrade fortnight!