29 July 2010

A Thank You Card For My Ballet Teacher

Hello everybody, hope you’re all well.
This week I made another easel card.
A thank you card for my ballet teacher. She works unbelievably hard at our ballet concerts every two years, and this year is no exception!
We’re going to bring Peter Pan alive on stage and I'm a ‘Pearl’ - this scene takes place in the lake on Peter Pan’s Island and I am also a ‘Rich’ Lost Boy, one of Peter’s friends.
I’m very exited to be a Lost Boy since I'm dancing with Peter Pan, Wendy and Tinkerbell in the same scene.

Danika (my seven year old sister) is a ‘Star’ in a night scene.

Danika fitting her ‘Star-dress’ while my mother is making it.

I will post some more photos of us, when the concert is over.
I thought it would be a good idea to make my ballet teacher a thank you card and give it to her now, while she is working so hard, as encouragement.
After the concert everyone is always full of praises for her and she receives many thank you cards.
So here is my card:

I just love this paper and the stamp fits perfect!

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday, and flipped it to the right.
I also took part in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Summer Lovin
Stamp Something - Something Flowery
Your Next Stamp - An Easel Card
The Creative Cottage - Touchy Feely
Create 4 Fun - Flowers
Chrisma Cardz Challenge - Something With a Tail
Practical Scrappers - Use 7 or  More
Paperplay Challenges - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Congratulations

I just love this stamp!
It’s one of my Whiff Of Joy Stamps and I think it fits prefect with a thank you card.
I used my promarkers to colour the stamp. I used the following colours:
Rose Pink - for the elephant (I know elephants are not pink but I think it looks girly)
Carmine - for the hair and end of the little elephant’s tail
Yellow - for the toes of the little elephant and on the flowers
Apple - For the bow tie and green on in the flowers
Sky Blue - for inside the elephant’s eyes
Cool Grey for all around the stamp (to finish it off)

Here I put some of my favourite flowers at the left top corner and right bottom corner.

I wrote “Thank You” at the top right corner.

This is ribbon I once bought at a material shop.

Here is the inside of my card.

I repeated the same textured ribbon on the bottom part of the card, just in a lighter shade of pink.
I also repeated the flowers at the bottom.

I wrote: “For Making Ballet Fun” at the bottom. When you read the two sentiments together is says: “Thank You For Making Ballet Fun.”
Although my teacher expect us to give our best, she still makes ballet fun!

Hope you like my easel card
Have a blessed week
Crafty Greetings


  1. Beautiful, beautiful card, my friend - great job! Aunty Collen is going to be so happy! It was great card making with you - love you lots and take care - Kelly-Anne

  2. Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  3. such a pretty card...lovely summery colours! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  4. Beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Practical Scrappers!

  5. Hi Heidi-Mari
    your sister looks beatiful, gorgeous card, great image, lovely papers & design,thank you for joining us at Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  6. Lovely card and beautiful detail and your daughter looks stunning. Thanks for joining Creative Inspirations

  7. I think your cute easel card is amazing and I'm sure your ballet teacher will love it as much as I do. You are one talented crafter. Thanks so much for playing at Charisma. x

  8. Wow, Heidi-Mari - this is fantastic. I love the bright colours, super colouring and all those special extra details.

    My daughter is a keen ballet dancer too, she has a week of concerts every third year - I was helping backstage this year and boy was I tired afterwards!!

    Hope your concert goes really well, your teacher will adore this card, and thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)

  9. What a nice idea... she will love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week!

  10. Beautiful card, and so much work you have put into it!
    Thank you for playing along with Totally Gorjuss this week, good luck!

    Hugs Nina

  11. Very cute and adorable easel card Heidi-Mari!! Thanks for joining us at YNS Challenge. BTW, your sister is such a darling :o)

  12. This is just adorable, such a sweet card.
    Thanks for playing along with us on Creative Cottage this week
    Anne x

  13. Your card is ADORABLE!!! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week..


  14. Have just finished and posted my Charisma Cardz Project for the Something with a Tail Challenge and now having a look around to see what others have done. Thanks for showing your work and letting me visit.

  15. This is gorgeous,love your papers and beautiful details!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

  16. Wow - this is AMAZING!

    Well, let me introduce myself first. Hi, my name is Izi. I am 13 years old and love to dance. I am home schooled and my Mom is south african. How similar am I to you?

    Okay, admittedly I live in Australia and you live in south africa - but hay, we've still got a lot in common!

  17. Hi there Heidi, My name is Kate and I did ballet with Aunty Colleen when I was a little girl almost 17 years ago. I did classes with Aunty Colleen from my grades up to Intermediate and eventually entered UCT Ballet School.

    When I saw your blog and the photo's of aunty Colleen I couldn't help but have a little cry because she also showed me the beautiful world of Ballet, taught me discipline that I would use throughout my adult and business life, gifts that far exceeded anything I learned at school.

    Be kind to that lady, listen well and remember "Plie is the beginning of everything".

    Kate Ziervogel
    (class of 1995)

    Ps Tell her I said hi.


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