Thursday, 11 August 2011

Things To Do !


Yesterday i braved the M25 and drove to RHS Wisley with son and his best friend, her mum and brother - we had a good time and the little ones decorated treasure boxes - my son wanted to have worms all over it, where his friend wanted a nice flower and ladybird - i guess that's boys for you !!!

The title of the stamp i've used is very apt, as this was a card that needed to be done by Monday 5th September, as that is the day my son 'H' and his best friend Chloe start school - so i started with Chloe's card first and luckily for me, over the years i've bought little nick nacks that are suitable for a school project - i wasn't sure what to say on the sentiment, as i didn't want to it to say 'first day at school' - but as my son keeps saying he's going to big school, i settled on that. I've also paper pieced the numbers paper onto the front of the notebook and covered the pencil with some of the pink flowery paper too.

Todays Card and Challenges :

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where Challenge No: 163 is 'Anything Goes'

Penny Black At Allsorts - where August's Challenge is 'Free And Easy'

Samuel Taylors Challenge - where Augusts Challenge is a 'Sketch' and a fabby one at that too, as it allowed me to add my nick nacks

Celebrate The Occasion - where Challenge No: 25 is 'Back To School'

Image - Penny Black - 'Things To Do'
Papers - Making Memories - 'Cheeky Collection - Abby'
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Ruler - is a button
Pencil and Notebook - Bought from the Poundshop (I think)
Ribbon from stash
Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Janice said...

I think Chloe will love it. Jx

kay said...

this is fab and what a nice idea,x

Claire said...

Aww this is a lovely card and will be much loved I'm sure. Hugs, Claire x

Littlebearcrafts said...

Aww, this is adorable! I love the fabby notebook. Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
Clare x

Bernie said...

This is adorable! I'm sure Chloe will love it!
Blessings Bernie

Jayne said...

Pretty card.Love the image and your colouring.Thanks for playing at CTO.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is gorgeous Sam, love the design!

Many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts.


Vicky said...

Awww...this is so adorable Sam...sweet image and I love all the added embellies too hun..

have a lovely evening hugs Vicky xx

Mandy said...

Aww this is adorable,love the papers and the sentiment is great...What a lovely idea...
Mandy x

Helen said...

This is fab Sam - love the little embellishments!
Thanks for joining us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Wendy said...

Adorable card Sam,love the image and fab colours.
Wendy xx

Elizabeth said...

Love the paper piecing on the stamp and, as I said on docrafts, I think the greeting is perfect for the occasion. Elizabeth x

Unknown said...

Very cute project... thanks for playing with us at CTO..


Charlotte said...

This is just so pretty. The colors are wonderful. Thanks for joining CTO

Laurie said...

This is so cute!! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

Esther said...

So adorable!!
I love your little nick knacks, the image is so sweet, and I love the "big school" sentiment!
Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

girlia said...

Awww this is just too adorable. Love the colors

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Really cute and such a sweet image! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Jules said...

Hi Sam

Oh this is so cute.

What a brilliant way to use that stamp .. .. you have just given mine a whole new lease of life .. .. thanks for that!!!

Love your colouring and all those sweet embellies!!

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

A super creation Sam.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Sam and love the adorable image.

coops said...

gorgeous card the image and paper piecing and the embellies are brilliant ;D

xx coops xx

Liz Miller said...

Lovely card and so well co-ordinated.
Liz x said...

What a brilliant idea for a going back to school card, love the colours Alison xxx

Jennifer said...

Brilliant Sam! So very creative xx Jenny xx

Shirley said...

I love all the lovely rainbow colours on your card and your image is beautifully coloured.
Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black at Allsorts and we hope you will join us again next month.


GiGi said...

How cute cute cute!!! I love the little embelishments and the image. Thanks for playing at CTO!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sam, This is a great idea for a school card, your son will love it. Just had a catch up and love your last few cards, esp. the white with the PB shepherd image.
Avril x

Adrian said...

This is so pretty!

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card sam....thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

annies place said...

Fabulous card Sam, she'll love it, bet they're getting excited
Ann x

Melissa said...

Very nicely done it's just perfect for the challenge, thanks for joining CTO!

Jenni said...

This is just so adorable! Thanks for joining us over at CTO this week! Happy to be your newest follower!
Hugs, Jenni

Jessica said...

Love the 3D items! So cute! Thanks for joining us at CTO this week.


nessy said...

oh this is just the sweetest ever!! love the use of the number paper!
vanessa xx

Teresa said...

Oh this is adorable Sam, gorgeous card.
Have you seen Bah humbug challenge today?
hugs Teresa xx

Kerryn said...

such a gorgeous card Sam!! Love that image.
LOL @ your son wanting worms over his box!

tilly said...

this is stunning Sam and I am sure she will love it, I hope her Mum keeps it for when she grows up !

Crafting Misfit said...

Oh my goodness how adorable!!! LOVE the image.

Thanks for joining us at CTO!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Celebrate the Occasion DTM
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Lee said...

Oh my goodness what a FANTASTIC card.Love that image,great paper piecing,brilliant colours n embellies.xx

Amy said...

Wow, this is sooooo BEAUTIFUL!! I love that you used 'non-traditional' school colors, and that image is just precious!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

Amy :) at
Celebrate The Occasion DTM

XxJULESxX said...

wow stunning card!!!!! i LOVE that image first time iv'e seen it!