Thursday, 16 July 2009

Retirement word book

so here is the retirement word book I have been busy working on
Mrs Pike the dpty head is retiring at the end of this term after 25yrs
the occassion could not be marked with out a special card from all the staff
so I offered to make one

hand made box tied with gold organza ribbon & a flourish from HA in gold & cream topped with star flower from america & the purple star flower is SU punch

I had trouble photographing as it was bigger than my light box so please excuse the poor photos, I used chocolate brown as a base for most of the card with muted gold & cream SU card which has been embossed with flower & bird CB folder I used rings to bind but had to take these off as they were too heavy for the card & I hand tied in ribbon instead like I usually do
font on letters is from hello kitty in normal & shadow

detailing on the card is carried throughout my reference point were music, tag rugby with favorite things being North yorkshire, cat stevens & Raspberries
this is the music card as Mrs Pike played the piano the notes & piano are peel off's the frame is from SB

this is the favorite's page there are 4 cat stevens music song's reduced & held with a brad & reduced map of North Yorkshire & a lovely basket of raspberries

the rugby player is from soccer cart as did not have a rugby player but I have squashed a football cut to make a rugby ball which he is running with, Mrs pike was in charge of the tag rugby at the school the H from the happy is the uprights with our school colours on.

all the letters on this card have been embossed

& the reverse of the card is room for all the staff to sign well wishes
Head Master was well impressed when I took it in this morning
so I am chuffed job done x


  1. Hi Rosy
    I think this is absolutely fab. Very sophisticated and I am sure she will be very emotional when she receives it. Something to be treasured forever.

  2. Hi Rosy
    What a lovely gift to receive. Your book is just so lovely and I'm sure your teacher will love to receive it.

  3. What a gorgeous gift Rosy. You did a fabulous job
    En x

  4. Wonderful work, Rosy, there will be tears in her eyes when she receives it I am sure. I love the way you embossed the letters too.

  5. Oh Rosy
    She will be thrilled what a wonderful retirement gift/card and so personal
    Brilliant work!!

  6. What a beautiful gift Rosy, she will adore it. I love all the colours you have used and how you have put it in a box. Can I ask what Font you have used though as this is such a cute one. Love it all MAX x

  7. wow this is fantastic, Mrs Pike is going to cherish this for ever. You have put a lot of work into this and what a beautiful presentation box.

    Kaye x