Monday 18 August 2014

Back to School at Lexis

Good morning to you and I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are raring to go for the week ahead.  Over at Lexi's Creations we have a new challenge starting today and the theme is Back to School.  A friend's daughter is about to start school so I have made a card for her:

This sweet image is a Sassy Cheryl called No 2 Pencil and I have coloured her with my Copics.  I tried to get the hair like Chloe's but it is too dark her hair is a lot lighter shade of red.  The papers are from The Sweet Shoppe by M Mullens and H Powell called School Time - Elementary.  I used Dienamics Pierced Rectangle Stax to cut the image out and used Cheery Lynn Mini Pearl Circle and Square to mat the image and background paper.  The fishtail banner was made with Dienamics.  For Chloe's name I used a Tim Holtz Alphabet die.  The apple and wording come with the papers.  The ladybird is a button I have had years and years. 

Please head over to the challenge at Lexis for more inspiration from the DT.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Lacy Sunshine - Back to School
Robyn's Fetish - Cards with Bugs or Insects on
Di's Digi Design - Back to School
Sparkles - Back to School
Milk Coffee - Add Stripes
Hobbybook - All About Kids
Whimsy - Back to School

My daughter's partner is going away on business today until Thursday so she and Rowan are coming to stay - whoo hoo! Lots of cuddles for me.  So I will apologise now if I don't manage to get around to see you all til later in the week.  Have a great week and thank you soooooo much for looking and any comments you may leave, take care xx


aussie aNNie said...

Really pretty card and love the image, papers and colours.xx
Just got back from being with dad, not good, but seeing your card and others makes my day.xxThe Journey is the Start


Gorgeous card Susan love the image fabulous paper's and design
Hugs Dianne xx :)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Susan thank you so much for leaving me such a lovely comment on my blog. Susan this is absolutely gorgeous that is one very cute, pretty image coloured to perfection, love the papers, colours and the little ladybug.
lorraine x

Sue said...

Love your image and colours,fabulous card Susan.Enjoy your cuddles xx

Veerle said...

Oh my Susan, this is such a lovely card. I love the background and the image sooooooo cute. Adorable card. Hugs, Veerle xxxx

Carol said...

So cute Susan, love the bright colours. Enjoy your week. Carol x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous school card. the image looks fab and I love the colours and papers.
Lorraine x

Craftychris said...

This is such a cute and gorgeous card! Love the lively colours! Have a fab time and enjoy those cuddles! xxx

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Susan… such an adorable image and I love the scrummy papers and embellies… the bright and cheery primary colours are so perfect for this card! :-)
Hope you have a great week - enjoy those cuddles!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a cute image and gorgeous bright colours, fab card

chrissy xx said...

FABulous papers Susan and I LOve all of Sassy Cheryl's images and this one is so cute.. LOve your sentiment and the apple with Chloe's name she will love it.
You're in for a lovely week! Enjoy x

Janette said...

It really is gorgeous Susan and I love that fab image, so cute....xx

Unknown said...

This card really is spot on Susan, perfect for the first day at school. Such an exciting day that is! Love the sweet image and how you've teamed it up with all the right papers and colours! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Susan, I love your adorable Sassy Cheryl image and brilliant papers.
Enjoy your cuddles with Rowan.

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card the cute image with her giant pencil..Pencils did feel big when I started school and dinosaurs were playing in the the bright happy colours and her name in the corner..fabulous.
Have a wonderful week with your grandson and daughter..


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Susan. I love the sweet image, fabulous papers and wonderful detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Whisper said...

Aaah gorgeous image and a fabby layout too.

Enjoy lots of cuddles of Rowan, Luv Sam x

rachel said...

a fabulous card Susan - I hope your cuddle total is super high!!! Hugs rachel xx

JJ said...

Fabulous card Suzie, love the sweet image.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Aww your card, is so sweet, love the image and your embellishments are brilliant.
Have a wonderful time with Rowan and your daughter, hugs Kate x

Sassy Raggedy said...

How adorable Susan. Love that Sassy Cheryl image and your card with all the great embellies is fantastic. Hugs, Sassy Raggedy

Sandy said...

So very cute with perfect colors!
Sandy xx

Dewi Lestari said...

Awessome! Thanks for joining at Lacy Sunshine: Back to School

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous back to school card Susan, love the CAS look of the image and the very wonderful school themed background behind it.

cass said...

Pretty card, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week

Anet's Crafting said...

Gorgeous pencil card Susan, I love the cute image and the background paper goes perfect with the image. Thank you for playing along with our Back To School Challenge at Whimsy Stamps. We would love to see you again ... Anet x

scrappymo! said...

This is so cute and fun. Sally Cheryl images are always so sweet and this one sure is too!

Great the letters with the directional arrows for the children to learn to write!!! My grandchildren are using those right now!

Anonymous said...

A lovely card xx

Unknown said...

This is a great creation. Thanks for joining in the Milkcoffee challenge, Lou DT x

cotnob said...

Hi Susan, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.

NickScrapShack said...

This is gorgeous! Love all the different papers and cute embellishments.

Thank you for playing along with us at Sparkles this month. Good luck and hope to see you back soon!

Vannessa said...

Such a cute card for the first day of school. Thank you for entering our challenge this time.

Hugs, Vannessa
Lacy Sunshine DT

Jo said...

Love your card Susan just perfect for our back to school theme!Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x

I have candy if you'd like to enter!