Saturday, 28 August 2010

Tiddly Inks challenge 18- Gear up for school!!

Hello!! I'm back!!!!!
I have been busy finishing up my challenge card for the tiddly inks challenge blog!! This week they it is time to gear up for school, which was perfect with my youngest niece fast approaching her first day at 'big girl school'.

With this momentous day almost here I decided a going to school kit was needed!!!! I made an easel card and then made up a little box with a window to go onto the bottom part of it.
I covered a small notebook, ruler and trusty ikea pencil with the blackboard paper and then found a little pair of red plastic scissors to complete the kit!! a little red ribbon taped to the notebook is holding the pencil nice and snug and was perfect to slip the scissors into.
I coloured up my schoolgirl with my promarkers and made a cute and made a cute little sentiment in word.
I did harriet's name with my yummy white fabric thickers and glittered up the edges a bit to match my colour scheme.

Now, I take a squillion photo's of my little mo in the hope that one day I will manage to do more than one scrapbook page a year. Mo has had a bit of a traumatic week this week with his 'best best bestest friend' moving away. This photo is of their hug on wednesday morning when we went to wave them off, you can just see mo's prized 'little red flying machine' that his best buddy bought him as a leaving present. I am still at the stage where this photo makes me all weepy and daft so I wanted to share it with you all.

....and just to prove he is doing ok, here is my little man after dressing himself completely independently for a party this afternoon, check out the tie!!!! he had a lovely time and that is fab as he is so funny about going to parties and will normally say no to going or chicken out and the last moment and want to stay home! it was my next door neighbours little girls 2nd birthday and he thinks she is 'so cute and small'!!!!!

This creation used:

white hessian cardstock.
Charcoal chalk pad.
promarkers- tan, buttercup,sandstone-hair. vanilla,pastel pink-skin. pastel beige-socks.
copics-R35,R37-shirt and bow. B95,B97- skirt.
White fabric Thickers.
Red satin ribbon.
Computer generated sentiment- Baabookhmkbold
Bit of doodling- black sukura glaze pen.
I also want to send out a huge hug to Fleur and Vicky who made my week this week by sending me lovely awards, I will get them sorted out and posted tomorrow girlies but just wanted to let you know how much they meant to me, thank you so much xxxxxxxx
Right, cuppa calling me!!!
Big hugs Lou xxxxx


  1. Lou - this is super fab - a brill use of the blackboard paper - what a lovely Auntie you are...

    Paula x x x

  2. How sweet is that hug? Your little boy is so cute too.

    I love what you've made - My neice goes to big school in two weeks - I have been given some brilliant ideas, so thankyou.

    Julie xxx

  3. Hi Lou, What a gorgeous little school set. The piccy's are so sweet too.
    As for your award - no thanks required, you deserve it!
    Going to Demo at Sir Stamp Monday P.M. don't know if you'll be there.
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  4. Hi Lou

    What a brilliant creation. So many lovely little elements and I love your blackboard paper .. .. just perfect for this project.

    Awww... and your photographs. That parting hug ... bless. Mo looks so small in that picture and then he is suddenly transformed in time for the party!! Cool dude!!!

    Hope you have a great Bank Holiday weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  5. Hi Lou well where do I start....this is very WOW, its blooming FABULOUS, you are way too clever hun!! You are SOOO welcome for your award I love your blog & I love everything you make, it always amazes me. When I looked at your son hugging his mate I nearly cried, bless his little heart to lose his best mate. How cool does the young man look when he dressed up, he looks very dapper.... Hope you have a fabby weekend Lou.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  6. Lou, I love the whole idea of the back to school kit. Love the way you used the blackboard paper and all the extra touches. Harriet is going to be delighted. You always come up with the neatest ideas.

    As to Mo, love his birthday outfit. Quite the fashionista he is. That pic of him hugging Dylan almost made me cry, so I know it tears you up.

  7. WOW super cute this is a great idea. It is just the job for school, who can resist that fab note book.
    I'm loving Mo's outfit, how grown up does he look.
    Fi xx

  8. This is an amazing little set, lucky girl! I love the chalkboard paper a lot!!!

    Leanne x

  9. Lovely card - isnt that cuddle just the biz!!

  10. Hi Lou, Just stopped for a coffee break, Its all in bags ready to go new Advent calender included,hope you are coming,will be really pleased to see you.

    your card is fabulous, I so love easel cards, and this one really stands out in a crowd, maybe I could have a propper peep?
    your niece will be very pleased, you put me to shame, I have not thought of making my son a card as he is starting big school too:(

    as for that adorable photo I felt myself gulp,
    its always so sad when friends move away.
    hopefully see you soon. hugs chris xx

  11. Hi lou! Terrific card. You are so creative. Hope everything is going well for you.

  12. Oh Lou how PRECIOUS!!! Not just the card (which I totally LOVE), but those pix of your Mo saying good bye to his BFF and his party outfit are too adorable for WORDS! Your little BTS kit for Harriet is inspired. She's gonna LOVE it! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers! xxD

  13. Lou your cards is so awesome! Love the set you made! The covered ruler and pencil are so lovely! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week, hope to see you again next week.


  14. Hi!Lou Oh this is just gorgeous{clever you} and even more lovely in real craft world today at Sirstamp.
    Oh those two sweetie's,what a precious moment!!
    and one very smart boy.
    hugs Lou.xx


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