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xx Jill

Friday, 16 September 2011

off to school

Our third grandson, Tristan, who is four and a quarter, started school on Monday and this is the card I made to wish him luck.  His first couple of days were not very happy I'm afraid, as his friends from Nursery were put into different groups, which was quite upsetting for all concerned, but he seems to be better settled now.  He's such a little chap, and his school trousers (age 3) drown him, but he seems to like his school uniform, and especially having a packed lunch at school!

This is a LOTV image, and the papers are downloads: Sweet Shoppe "lliela" school papers, which come with extra images to layer and decoupage, as shown in the picture below, which shows one of the inside pages of the card.

The stars from gold and blue cardstock are cut with an ancient Bigz Sizzix die, which I've always found really useful, and the circle and scalloped circle dies are some original Nesties that have done me proud over the years, and are still going strong.  Do they ever wear out?

I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Craft us Crazy (last one for a while) http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.com/: school theme
Divas by Design http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/: back to school
Clear it Out http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/: school days
Cupcake Crafts http://www.cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ : back to school
Victorine Stamps: http://www.vostamps.blogspot.com/: primary colours
Paper Sundaes http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/: decorate inside of card

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  I always appreciate this, and for any comments you would like to leave. I'd like to come and visit your blog too: I always love to see what other folk have been up to!

xx Jill


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jill.
Sue x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Jill, I like the image, the papers and all the embellishments.
Kevin xx

jacqui said...

great card love the image

Alizabethy said...

Great card and I hope Tristan settles in quickly

Pink Dandelion said...

Fantastic card, such a cute image and the papers are fab. Debs xx

sue said...

gorgous card sue xx

MissyG said...

What a fab card - just perfect for the start of school!

sparklingblackrose said...

This is a fantastic card, love it! Elaine sparklingblackrose on docrafts :-) -xxx-

craftybirdlisa said...

What a gorgeous keepsake for him. Stunning, bright and inspirational card. Hugs

Lisa x

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Jill,gorgeous image and love the papers & embellishments.
Wendy xx

Izzwizz said...

Poor little Tristan. My great nephew has just started school, but lucky for us he is loving it. That is a fantastic card and the papers are just perfect.