Monday, 20 August 2012

Back to School

Well, I've got another 2 weeks left before I go back to school (for work purposes you understand!) and my girls don't go back for another couple of days after that. However, it's time for a new challenge at Lexi's Creations and this time Susan has set the challenge of Back to School/College.

As well as letting the DT loose in the store again to pick their favourite image to showcase, the lovely Lexi at Fairy Dust Crafts is sponsoring this time's challenge - you could win 5 digital images of your choice!

So without further ado, here is the card I've made for you today:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Ivory which I cut, scored and folded into a 15cm square.
  • Design Papers - are called Orange Paper and Stripes, and they are both from the kit "Boy Oh Boy" by Summer at Summertime Designs.
  • Image - This little cutie who looks very smart in his school cap and tie is called Dino Child and it is by Lexi at Fairy Dust Crafts. I used my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours to bring this little chap to life:
    • Dino - BT2, BT4 and I added the spots to Lexi's design using BT5
    • Cap & Tie - TN4, EB5
    • Outline - BG1
  • Buttons and Sentiment - are all bottlecap images from the "Boy Oh Boy" kit by Summer at Summertime Designs. I glued 5 layers of each of the numbers and letters together to make mock buttons before mounting them on my card using sticky foam pads. I computer generated the sentiment, superimposing it onto the blank bottlecap that comes with the kit before fussy cutting it out.
Head on over to Lexi's Creations and see what Back to School and/or College creations my creative team-mates have made, and then come back and share your creation with us! You've got until Saturday 1st September 2012 to link your cards up.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges, with a little bit of help from the girls at Feline Playful
Whatever you're doing this week, have fun!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Hi Helen. Absolutely fabulous. Love the design and colour combination. It really highlights your image.
    have a good day.
    Lots of love, Sandra xxx

  2. Hi Helen I love this image, the papers are lovely fabulous design, he looks great in his hat and scarf.

    Hugs Julie x

  3. Awesome card...and love how you put the card together. Thank you for sharing over here at Platypus Creek Digitals

    Carolyn PCD DT

  4. Fabulous card Helen, just love it and those fall colours, just right for the Sept. return to school! Great design too!

  5. fabulous work Helen - really fab - great image xx

  6. Wonderful Card Helen! I love that little dinosaur and the colors that you have chosen to use. Thanks for joining the Anything Goes challenge at Send a Smile 4 kids.

  7. Love it. The colors are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

  8. very cute card, love the image!

    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  9. Great card Helen, I love the layout and your cute image.

  10. What a sweet card - love the image and the colors you have chosen! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids. Hope to see you back again soon!

  11. Adorable card! Thank you for joining in with us at Dream Valley challenges. Hugs Eva xx

  12. Sorry getting muddled up with my DT's. Thank you for joining in with us at Craft Your Passion. Eva GDT.xx

  13. Fab card, Helen, isn't he the cutest? Great layout and papers too!
    Hugs Jo x

  14. A perfect back to school project :O)
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our back to school challenge.
    Hope to see you back next week :O)

    Choccy x

  15. What a CUTE dinosaur back-to-school card -- LOVE the numbers and letters -- too SWEET!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

  16. Very cute card. Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our back to school challenge.
    Hugs Nataliya

  17. Fabulous so cutieosaur is lovely and I love your colour combo and papers too! hugs me xx

  18. This is gorgeous, thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion, and good luck..

    Caz xx CYP DT

  19. Oh my goodness, that dinosaur is too cute! My 7 year old would be so excited to get this card... he is a paleontologist in the making. Thanks for playing along with the Back to School Challenge at Simply Create Too this week.
    Jennifer- Simply Create Too Design Team

  20. Great card I just love your background paper. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon.


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  21. Stunning card! Love the colors. Thanks for joining the Back to School challenge at One Stitch at a Time! Best, CG

  22. Fabulous boy card! My son loves this! Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

  23. Such a cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at Platypus Creek Digitals.

  24. Hi Helen!

    Congrats Helen! You are a winner at Great Impressions Stamps! Check it out here:

    Please e-mail me at with your full name and address and I will get your prize out to you!


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Helen x