Thursday, 16 August 2012

Back to School

Well its that time again - school holidays are over and kids back to school.  Its exciting times for my 3 as they are starting a new school and nursery.  We are going to be moving house soon and rather moving schools after only 2 weeks back we decided just to move them to the new school and just have to commute.  Luckily it is not too far and it only adds 20 minutes on to the journey.  It means getting up even earlier though and I am not sure how my body will cope without the long lie's :D  Its only for 2 weeks though as we are moving to the new house on 7th September.  I am really excited now - it has been a long process.

On to crafting - my hands are still pretty numb but I think I am getting used to it now.  I have not really been in the mood for crafting but I had 3 commissions to do and did not want to let the customer down.  She asked me to make cards for children that are starting school.  Here they are:

The school colours are yellow and black so I have used those colours for the school uniform.  I was not sure how to finish off the cards and wanted to put the children's name on the card, so I came up with the idea of the pencil with their name on it!  I just cut two pieces of card one in cream and one in yellow.  I used zigzag scissors to make the pencil look like it had been sharpened, inked the edges and stamped their names.  I then curled them around a pencil to give them some dimension.  I must admit I was quite pleased with the result :)

I am going to enter the top card into the challenge over at Get Funky - this months theme is anything goes.  As long as your entry contains a Funky Hand Product then you are in with a chance of winning.

The backing paper for the top card was printed from Colour Me Happy - Funky Hand cd and it fitted the school colours really well.  The images are from LOTV and I coloured them using promarkers.  The backing paper on the bottom card is DCVW.

Well that's it for the moment although I will be back tomorrow with my DT card for Craft Punked's Friday challenge.  Thanks for dropping by.

Vanessa x


  1. they are 2 lovely cards. I am sure your customer will be delighted with them xxx

  2. super cute vanessa,I love the gingham ones, gingham and spots are my favs!!
    thank you for getting funky with us this month
    hugs Lou xx

  3. Vanessa your customer would be mad not to just love these cards. The pencils with their names on is an inspired idea. Thank you very much for joining in with the Get Funky Challenge this month.
    Anice xx

  4. Fantastic cards.Love the named pencils and the gingham paper.Thanks for joining us over at Get Funky.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

  5. two fab cards
    thanks for playing along again with Get Funky

  6. I love that Funky Hand paper - what a great choice for the background of your lovely card

    Thanks for joining in with us at Get Funky! this month

  7. Both cards are fab and the pencils just finish them off.

    Thanks for joining in with the Get Funky challenge this month.