Friday 30 August 2013

Be happy , have fun back at school

Last summer we had new neighbours move in and they have a wee daughter called Grace who is a real character and I'm sure a crafter of the future. She loves making little books, masks and drawing but when you ask her about school she is never very enthusiastic and to listen to her the only good thing about school is her friends.

I thought it might be nice to make her a card for her return to school along with a book mark for her reading book, I thought it might cheer her along a bit. I know she goes to dancing class and is a real girly girl with her pinks and pretty dresses and she loves sparklies so I thought magnolia would be the perfect image to use.

I coloured 2 images in pretty pinks so not my comfort colours and added some pink paper scraps on a base of embossed dotty pink paper( I am slowly getting to grips with using my bigshot), along with some pink striped thin card from magnolia packaging and gingham. I added a trio of roses again pink and ribbon from my stash. The sentiment is from a LOTV set which I love.

The bookmark which fits into the pocket I created on the card is again cream card with a dancing tilda again promarkered in pink and sakura glitter pen for sparkle. I rounded the corners and added a little bow, on the reverse I die cut letters for Grace's name , again in pink. I then laminated the bookmark and added more ribbon through a hole I punched.

Hopefully it will help make Grace's return to school not quite as bad as she seems to think it will be.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Nutcrackers-spots and stripes
joanna sheen challenges-pretty in pink
The ribbon girl august magnolia only challenge-girly cards
Card mania-ribbon
The cheerful stamp pad-anything goes
Lady Anne's challenge-use a stamp
crafty sentiments-make it girly
City crafter-roses and gingham
Simon says monday challenge-dotty
Little red wagon- polka /dotty dots


kenli said...

Wow!!! This is gorgeous.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Card Mania Challendges.

Squirrel x said...

Oh she is going to love this hun! Perfect for a girly-girl. You will have to let us know what her reaction is! Hugs Sxx

Ros Crawford said...

This is so pretty! She will really love it! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

JanR said...

What a neat project! It's sweet of you to make her this as a back to school gift! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card for The Cheerful Stamp Pad 'free choice' challenge, Hazel, Cheerful stamp pad DT. x

Céline said...

so cute, love the hidden bookmark
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

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Anonymous said...

This is so sweet! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Krisha said...

This is just adorable! LOVE everything about it!
Thanks for playing along with The Cheerful Stamp Pad this challenge.

Debbie said...

Wow she will absolutely adore your card and bookmark.So pretty.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Hello Julye, I just love your project, great embossing and the image is so cute and you have coloured her so beautifully. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So cute, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck! And hope to see you join our next challenge on Monday! Ani