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Friday, 3 September 2010

Grandson's 1st day at School Card inspired by Clare's Challenge & TPE

Ever left like you must be the worst - in my case- Grandma on earth. I forgot to check exactly which day was our Grandson's first day at school. When I rang my husband's daughter so I could send the card she said tearfully I have just dropped him off!! I thought it was next Monday like the children round here!! So we had a long conversation on the phone with him at the end of the day. It transpired that he had done nothing - but Grandma we played outside 3 times!!!!!!

I have made just finished his card and he will have it for his first week at school!!!!!!!!

I had popped over to Clare's Challenge on Do-crafts. This week it was a photograph of a row of brightly coloured beach huts all in a row. It made me think of coloured pencils.

I took a piece of card and concertina-ed it and cut points to look like pencil tips. They were coloured in with promarkers then embossed with clear ink and clear powder. This gave them that shiny look of new pencils.

The image is one of the LOTV stamps that I coloured using 'Aquamarkers' It is the first time I have tried water colouring of any kind. the colours are those of his new school. Unfortunately I had already coloured the book bag before he told me it was blue!!!

The ABC is done using Penny Black Zoophabet stamps.

The push pin embellishments were from my stash I have had them so long I can't remember where they are from.


  1. Oh, how cute! I love it!
    Thanks for playing with us at TPE!

  2. I just love this card! With your talent you should consider entering the challenges over at Papercraft Star! http://www.papercraftstar.blogspot.com, they provide the challenges in advance and give away great prizes too!

  3. Your card is gorgeous!
    An adorable image and lovely colors. Great take on the theme.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
    Anne :)

  4. What an adorable image and the embellies are just perfect. Thanks for joining us at DDCB.

  5. Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at DDCC!

  6. Great idea and beautiful bookmark. Thanks for joining us at DDC!

  7. Adorable!!! So happy you shared with TPE!!

    HUGS - LORi