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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

On the Way to School

Well it has been a much cooler day here today with a bit of rain. A welcome relief from the heat. I was at Craft with Shirley today - we made 3 lovely cards and had a fun time. Her hubby Doug came with her and after wandering around the shops a bit, came back and had a chat with some of us.
Fran, Helen and I stopped on the way home at a little cafe and had lunch. We stopped there chatting a bit longer than usual as Fran didn't have to take her Mum to any appointments today. We dropped Helen off and stopped in at Fran's Mum's place for her to do a dressing on her leg and then we popped into the shops to pick up a few groceries.
When I got home, our daughter came over on her way home from her first day at school. She is going to train as an enrolled nurse. At present she works in Aged Care, so she will work and study at the same time if she can manage it.
I sent off my e-mail requesting a leave of absence from the choir I am in and will go back after the concert is performed. I've had 3 weeks off already so according to the conductors request of missing more than two and you can't perform I decided to have a bit of a rest and stay home Tuesday nights.
The card I would like to share tonight was made using a sketch from Merry Monday Challenge Blog,
here it is....
The basecard is a top fold card using SU Pacific Point, a layer of SU Calypso Coral.
The DP is from p.i.g.g.y tales, billy goats gruff collection. Another piece of Calypso Coral with one edge punched with a scallop border punch.
I stamped the image in SU Basic Grey and then using 3 different DP paper scraps I paper pieced the jacket, pants and bag. The rest of the image was coloured using Copic Markers. The image is called Oxford and is a Mo Manning clear stamp from Stampavie. The sentiment is from TPC Studio -Brush Stroke Greetings. I also used a large circle punch to cut out the circle in Pacific Point to put behind the little boy.
I would like to enter this into the following:
Paper Sundaes #109 - Circles
Sew Many Challenges - Challenge #83 Let's Punch it!
Craft Your Passion Challenges - challenge 99 - PAPER PIECING
Make It Monday #78 - Make It Monday #78 with Di's Digi Downloads
Well must go, thanks for stopping by - loved reading your comments and they are much appreciated,
Take Care,
Sandy

front of card

inside of card

16 comments:

  1. This is such a cute image! Also love the colour scheme!! Saw this on MIM!
    Nat -x-

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  2. I love this little image Sandy and what a great card

    Anne

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  3. Great little guy!
    Love his clothes!
    I really gotta step up the insides of my cards!

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  4. What a cute card, saw you entered it on MIM. Great image and colors. Hugs, Hanneke

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  5. I love the expression on his face...great card, Sandy!

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  6. oh this is one really super image one really brilliant card Hun hugs Cherylxx

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  7. Really cute. Your paper piecing is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

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  8. So cute Sandy, love the image, great papers, fabulous card.Sounds like you had an action packed day...


    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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  9. Sandy, what a great card. I just love his little pants, so cute! Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes Circles challenge this week.

    Danielle

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  10. Hi Sandy ..love your card and the paper piecing .Good luck with challenges

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  11. good boys card,colouring well done love mum

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  12. Fab card, Sandy! Love the colours! Thx for linking up to MIM honey!

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  13. love this cute kid, awesome papers and colouring!

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  14. This is absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Craft Your Passion and good luck!
    Hugs,
    Jodi

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  15. Such a cute card, love your image and paper piecing, thanks for joining us at CYP, hugs, Sarah x

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