First Day Of School!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Afternoon all!

Hasn't it gotten so cold?!  I can't seem to be able to get warmed up at all - I'm sitting at my computer wearing a coat! lol!  The evenings are fairly dropping down too, we're heading for winter!

I remember when I was young sitting in the classroom at the start of a new year, wearing my brand-new uniform with the stiff collar digging into my neck and the jumper that could stand up on its own and the sun beaming in through the floor-to-ceiling window and the sweat lashing me!  This September seems to be a bit different to a few years ago, the weather has been horrible for the start of the new school year.

My gorgeous nephew had his first day of Primary School last week so I thought I'd make him a wee card;

The image is by Lili of the Valley and is called Back to School Boy.  I coloured it in the colours of the Primary school uniform using the following copics: Skin; E21,13,00,0000,R20. Uniform; G99,YG97,67,Y19,17,15. Shoes; 100,W9,7,5. Bag; E37,35,33. Hair; E55,53,51. Plus W3,1,00,Y00.

The blackboard paper is from the Prima: Romance Novel pad and the green one is from the Bo Bunny: Blast Off pad.  I used Spellbinder dies - Star circles, standard circles large and petite ovals large and a star Cuttlebug embossing folder.
The sentiment is computer generated and the stars are from the Spellbinder Star Circles set - the large one is a die on its own and the small ones are some of the bits out of the mat under the image.  The name on the stars is hand written.  The SEI twiney-ribbony stuff is from my stash.

The inside is following the layout from the front and the sentiment is from LOTV.

I used this particular mat to follow on from what I made for him to give to his Play School teachers when he was leaving at the end of last year and I never managed to blog them, so here they are now:

The sentiment on the "lollipop" is computer generated and the one on the tag was hand written by Ryan himself!  The ladybirds are ones I bought in Australia and the ribbon is that most-used ribbon from my stash!

And here he is with the whole set!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenges; Anything goes
By The Cute & Girly; Boys/men
Crafts 4 Eternity; Numerical Numbers
Crafty Boots Challenges; One (and I'm now singing the U2 song!)
Divas By Design; For a child
DYSU Challenge Blog; Kraft & Twine
Papertake Weekly; Things that make you go aww!
Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog; Numbers
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog; Back to school
Stamp & Create; Anything goes

Thanks for looking and another big hello and wave to my new followers!


Helen said...

Love this Sheena! Your card is absolutely adorable and what a wonderful idea to give those plants as teacher gifts too! Really lovely ;) Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU this week!

Spyder said...

Fabulous card, love the green uniform! Thank you for joining our numbers challenge over on Quirky Crafts!!
(Lyn) DT

WencheP said...

This is so sweet. Love the image and the coloring is fantastic. The stars are such a great detail. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Asha said...

Aawww! Too cute! I remember my fist day at primary school. It was the day I lost my brand new 12 piece Staedler coloured pencils. That was 40 years ago! I have no doubt in 40 years your nephew will remember getting your cute card on his first day.

Marie-Louise said...

Such a cute card.

Denise and Louise said...

Love this card - that image is so adorable. Great backing papers and starry mat too. I bet your nephew loved it.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely brilliant creation the design, colours and that image look fantastic so do those terrific labels in the plant pots, excellent work, thank you for joining our challenge at Bearly Mine this week.
lorraine x

Ellapu said...

WOW this is stunning and so cute Sheena.. love it x

Joan Figueroa-Jiménez said...

Great card!! So full of wonderful details. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week. Hugs, Joan

coops said...

so stunning sheena.gorgeous image and papers and i love the star frame.great teachers presents too ;D

xx coops xx

Jill said...

gorgeous creation thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Anne said...

Hi Sheena as always your card is fabulous. Bet he loved it. Those presents were such a clever idea as well. Anne x

Traceyr said...

You Copic colouring is wonderful as are those thoughtful plants for the teachers. :)

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card and I love the way you have coloured it.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Chana said...

Adorable! I will have to "lift" the flower pot idea. I am always stumped trying to come up with something for my grandson's teachers (he has seven this year). He's in the second grade and he told me I could send his teachers "anything but a card!" (LOL)

Looking forward to working with you at Eclectic!

having a {me} day said...

Certainly a fab use of a number! Thanks for joining us at c4e. keeley

DesignerDiva said...

This is toooooooo cute - he looks adorable in his gorgeous green school uniform - I love it!
Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week and good luck in the challenge
Hugs Laurie xx

PS I have a super candy if you want to join

Uta said...

Your card is wonderful. The image is so lovely and I love the layout of your card. Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
Hugs, Uta

Andie's Space said...

Hi Sheena,
This is fabulous. Your colouring is fantastic & I love all the wonderful detail. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
Andie xx

michele said...

Fabulous card! & love the flower pot idea :)Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Jules said...

Hi Sheena

What a great card for your nephew .. .. and I love the flower gifts you made too.

What a lovely thought and a beautiful sentiment on them.

They won't be forgotten in a hurry!!

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Caro said...

What a wonderful card! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog this week.

Kate said...

Great card, my little devil has started this month (he isn't doing so well :( Thanks for joining us at By The Cute And Girly this month, hope to see you on Monday for the new challenge.

** Kate **

Sweet Fairy said...

What a cute card. So beautiful design. The image is lovely and the layout is beautiful. Like the PVC Cards i love the CAS style design very much. Thanks for sharing this adorable creation.