Back to School

I can't believe the school holidays are just about over.  Here in Australia our school year is Jan-Dec, so the kids have been off for about 8-9 weeks enjoying time off.  We've travelled to Brisbane, enjoyed family, crafted, BBQ'd, swam, beached and played at the park all the way through, but now it's time to go back.  On the 27th of January Sophia will start Grade 1 and Amber will start Grade 9.

I always make a first day gift for the girls' teachers (well I haven't made one for Amber for a while now), and this will be the card that goes with the gift.  The stationery is part of Sophia's school pack that they provide - I just have to name, label and contact everything!  Ah the joys.
I used a Whimsie Doodles image for this card (and it's free!) and coloured it in with my Copics.  I glossed up her little head band and Stickled up her wings.  I also used a tiny star button and a silver gel pen for the metal part of the pencil.  There's also some Liquid Pearls dotted around.  I layered the image on school themed papers, twine and tape measure washi.

I've included this card in the following challenges:
Left of Centre Challenge - Layer it up
The Crafting Cafe - Lots of layers
Fussy & Fancy Challenge - Things with wings
Cute Card Thursday - Colourful
Aloha Friday Challenge - Scraps (all the papers were found in my scrap stash!)


NanB said...

Love your layers and the twine! Beautiful coloring! Brings back memories of sending my babies off to school..sniff! Thanks for playing with us at Left of Center!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing in our Lot's of Layers Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
Good Luck & don't forget to join us next month too!
Dawn xx

Leanne said...

Aww totally sweet!! I bet her teacher will love it! The details are fabulous!
Mahalo for joining our Aloha Friday Challenge #39 (Scraps) at Kitty Bee Designs! Great job using up your scraps!

Mary Lou said...

Wow this is soooo cute!! Love your choice of dp's and layering!! NOthing like something homemade for a teacher:)
Great job and thanks for joining in the fun at Fussy and Fancy!!

Cely said...

so very very cute! love the button on her headband! thanks for joining us this week for our scraps challenge at kitty bee designs!

Lou said...

Love it! Thanks for entering it into our challenge over at The Crafting Café. Good luck x

Amanda Curtin said...

Great card, very cute! Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe. Amanda x

Amanda Curtin said...

Lovely card, very cute! Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe. Amanda x