Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Leaving Card

I had such fun making this card!  It's for a Spanish student in work who's been with us for a year but now his time is up.  It's been a joy to watch him having fun learning our colloquialisms and to hear him using them in his everyday speech.  Doesn't always go to plan though, so its even more hilarious when he uses a phrase incorrectly!   "The craic was ninety" translated in his head to "Nineties craic" which of course is absolute nonsense ;) Bwahahahaha (feel free to google it, it's not a rude one!)

I've used my Lawn Fawn weather dies and hand wrote in some of the sayings ... don't think I've ever shown my awful writing on the front of a card before!  I'll probably add in another few clouds but I'll listen to hear him saying them first as I just can't think.
Chalked clouds in sky.  Had to add in some raindrops as it seems like it's done nothing but rain all year here!  Image from Eat Cake Graphics: 8016-E Lewis and Trudy's wild ride - coloured with watercolour pencils.


Dotty Jo x said...

Excellent card, really made me laugh! Jo x

Deb said...

Such a fun card!
Many thanks for joining in our 'FUN' Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

Cheryl W. said...

Great card! I love Irish colloquialisms - even though I may not understand them, they almost always make me smile. :)

coops said...

Brilliant fun card Lynne.Fab image and design i love the words in the clouds ;D

xx coops xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a fantastic card you've created here! My favorite part is how you personalized it so specifically for your Spanish student and how it plays off something that gave you so much joy. It made ME laugh and I'm sure it will make your student smile for many years to come. Not only is it adorable, but it's an amazing memento of your time together. Excellent work on this and I'm so glad you shared your talents (and this wonderful story) with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!