Thursday, 6 September 2012

Happy first day of school

It's Three Minute Thursday here today and I'm cheating a bit... the card I've made did take a little bit longer than that, but not much! I've been keen to join in with the fun over at CASology for ages but since I've had to schedule posts way in advance for the holidays it's not been possible until now. The challenge this week is Family which coincides nicely with my youngest son starting 'big school', and since Back to School is the challenge over at CASual Fridays my card fits in well there too! Come and see it:


I love backgrounds like this note-book style paper from the retiring Just Add Cake range. To make this card, I simply cut a square of it, sponged the edges, added the sentiment and decorated with cut-out pencils. (You may think fussy cutting would take a lot of time but there are no fiddly bits on these pencils so they're really quick to do.)


The sentiment is made up from a variety of words in the For My family set, using my stamp-a-majig to line them up. I added a doodled little heart just to let my son know that I love him to bits (as if he didn't already know!)


These pencils are pretty much the cutest thing I've ever seen! They're from the From Your Teacher set (which you'll find on the retirement list along with the designer paper) and I've stamped them in three of the latest in-colours - I just can't get enough of these!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: From Your Teacher (retiring), For My Family
Ink: Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse (new - and available now!)
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Real Red marker, stamp-a-majig, paper snips

I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Click here to view my regularly updated lists of retiring stamps and accessories, some at up to 40% discount.

My son is a tiny bit apprehensive about starting senior school but that's only to be expected - I know he'll be fine and will probably enjoy it enormously. I was slightly concerned about whether he was ready for it when I saw this dodgy-looking shopping list which I asked him to jot down for me as I had my hands full at the time.


You may notice that his spelling of muesli is a bit suspect and that he is keen on Marmite, but wait - what's that item below the Marmite? It took me a moment to realise it's cayenne pepper - isn't that cute?! It reminds me of when my older son was asked to list food for a picnic at primary school and wrote down 'canon bear'. When asked what this was, he fixed his teacher with his huge blue eyes and told her firmly that it was a cheese. It turned out to be Camembert!

See you tomorrow when I'll be reporting more about the Watercolour Wonder crayons!


22 comments:

  1. That is a great card Vicky-i love those happy little pencils !... and the "Canon Bear" oh,bless him,i think teachers could write a fabulous little book with all their funny little stories ! :) x

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  2. Great card Vicky, I'm sure it made your son smile when he opened it.

    Hope his first day went ok, it's always a little nerve wrecking and they look so lost, my heart could bleed for them.

    My eldests son's spelling isn't the best and when l asked the teacher, she told me that they weren't allowed to correct them as its freedom of speech! Amazing isn't it?

    xxxx

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  3. Love the card. I like a bit of fussy cutting myself, but yours is immaculate, the pencils look like they've been cut with a die. I'm afraid 'Canon Bear' had me in hysterics!

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  4. Loving your card. Best wishes to your "little boy" for big school. Before you know it he"ll be going to college.

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  5. This is such a fun card with those jolly little pencils. Hope he enjoyed his first day of 'big' school - Jacqueline xx

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  6. Love the colour combo and school theme! So glad you could finally join us at CASology - I look forward to seeing you often in the future!

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  7. How cute are those pencils? Love your card, Vicky! Thanks so much for joining us @ CAS-ual Fridays :)

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  8. This is perfect and I am sure very much appreciated - I do hope it all went well ? I love the new colours you have showcased here - they are grown up primary colours !!! Jane x

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  9. I love those happy pencils! This is a great school themed card. Ann

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  10. CUTE card! Love those images on here too.
    Lynn

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  11. fantastic CAS card, vicky!! i love those pencils... too cute!

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  12. Love this card - the pencils are just so darn cute! Great colours too. I'm sure your son will love High School - and I got the cayenne paper!

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  13. Those cute smiley faces are just making me do the same Vicky and that lined paper is the perfect backdrop for them... I love lined paper, but then I'm a strange one :0)
    Brilliant card and I love the innocent spellings on the shopping list..... at least you knew what they where :0)
    Thanks for linking up to CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

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  14. Lovely work, Vicky!! I really like the colors of your choice! So sophisticated for a Back-To -School card!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  15. I remember doodling pencils just like that when I was at school! I used to draw little families of them LOL. Thanks for the trip down memory lane and thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

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  16. LOVE those pencils! SO cute! And your son is a little bit of a ham! HAHA! I have two of those... they do anything they can to get a little laugh! And sometimes it doesn't even seem like they're trying! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays this week! :)

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  17. These pencils are so cute and think I might have to add them to my wish list .. x

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  18. Vicky I am so glad that you came and joined us at CASology! Your card is fantastic, those pencils are so cute and such a great card for your son!

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  19. Congratulations for the VIP shoutout from CASual Fridays for your adorable card!!

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  20. Cute card!! Great background with your hand-cut pencils. TFS

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  21. Those pencils really are adorable and I love the notebook paper. Congrats on your VIP win at CASual Fridays and thanks for playing along with CAsology this week!
    And I love the KN pepper!! Genius! :)

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  22. This is so cute, Vicky!!! Love those smiling pencils and that lined BG is absolutely perfect! What a sweet card to give your son! LOVE your story at the end, btw!! :) Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x