Monday, August 18, 2014

Back to School!

It's that time of year again...when the kids head back to school. The challenge at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog this week is BACK TO SCHOOL.  And how appropriate is this...I'm using the image named Back to School from Crafty Sentiments!

His denim jeans are nice and new for the first week of school. I used three Scrabble game pieces and 2 buttons for my embellishments. For the Alphabet Challenge, I thought my natural wood Scrabble pieces met the challenge of "N" for Natural. The paper is from my stash. Boy cards are certainly a challenge since I had to put away all my lace, ribbons and flowers! Here's a close up of this tyke headed to school.

Take a look at the Design Team's creations at the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog. We're sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs and look what the prize is for this week's winner!

Thanks for stopping by and leave a comment so I can visit your blog!


This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs, Paper Pretties, Fresh Brewed Designs, Crafty Girls, Sister Act, QKR Stampede, Brown Sugar, The Squirrel and the Fox, Crafting from the Heart, Art by Miran, Creative Fingers, Alphabet Challenge (N for Natural=natural wood Scrabble pieces), My Bestie Norge, Di's Digi Designs, My Craft Creations, Lacy Sunshine, Connie Can Crop, Crafting Musketeers, Stamping Sensations, Treasured Times, Scribble and Scrap, Cards Galore Encore, Frosted Designs, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Melonheadz Friends, The Paper Nest Dolls, Stamp and Create, Whimsy Inspires, Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge, Pumpkin Spice, Sparkles Forum


  1. A brilliant card Gail, love how you coloured him although his brand new jeans would not be allowed over here in the UK! Love those scrabble tiles perfect embellishment! Hugs Susan x

  2. Gail this is sweet and and gorgeous colouring.
    Gr Karin

  3. Fabulous card and love the image (agree with Susan though new or not jeans are not allowed-just black trousers)great colouring and the scrabble pieces and button embellishments
    Carol x

  4. Wow, amazing card!!! I love the coloring! Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  5. A super creation Gail and such bright and happy colours.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  6. Lovely card, Gail. Cute image, fantastic colouring and fabulous bold and bright papers. The scrabble tiles are the perfect embellishment!

  7. He looked so cute on my Bloglovin page, great job coloring as always and I like the Scrabble blocks and button accents.

  8. Your coloring/shading is fabulous, as always - the jeans look like denim and the backpack looks like canvas!! The Scrabble pieces are a thoughtful addition, as are the buttons. The background papers are great, too. A fabulous boy card, for sure, and hope you win at least some of your challenges entered !!

  9. Hello Gail. Your card is absolutely wonderful. Love the layout, the scrabble squares and those funky buttons. My goodness you colour well. Actually well isn't a strong enough word. Your colouring is amazing!

    Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Fresh Brewed Designs. Good luck in the draw.

    Lisa D., FBD DT

  10. Cute card love the scrabble tiles! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

  11. What a darling card! LOVE your beautiful coloring & the design is super too! Especially love the scrabble tiles! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

  12. ahhhh what a great image! Love the use of the letter tiles! Gorgeous coloring.

    Thanks for joining our monthly challenge here at Fresh Brewed Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky. I have a giveaway you need to check it out at 600 followers giveaway

  13. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!!! It's perfection! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create and good luck!
    Rene :D

  14. Beautiful back to school card and lovely colouring
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes challenge #8
    Good luck
    Gemma xx

  15. I love your card!!!!!!!!!!!!!Lovely colors ..just a great work!!!!
    Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!
    Hugs from Brazil

  16. Stunning card, with such beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us for our add a button challenge at QKR Stampede.

  17. So fun! LOVING the scrabble tiles!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  18. This is sooo cute Gail! That image is adorable and it's colored beautifully, fabulous scrabble pieces too!
    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  19. Great card with such a cute little man so beautifully coloured

    Mines up on Alphabet Challenge if you have time to take a look

  20. Fabulous card, Gail! Brilliant colouring, love the background papers, and the Scrabble tiles are an inspired choice of embellishment. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


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  22. Your cards are always fantastic, this one is no exception! I'm your newest follower :) Thanks for joining our 'back to school' challenge at Melonheadz Friends

  23. What a darling card!!! Love the scrabble tiles! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

  24. Brilliant card! Love the image, beautifully coloured :-) Love the papers you've used too. Thanks for sharing in the "Back To School " challenge at Di's Digi Designs Good luck and hope to see you in our next challenge too, Donna ♥

  25. what a fabulous card!!! Awesome coloring!!! congrats on winning at Di Digi's Design's!

  26. Beautiful Card.

    Thank You for joining us at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge .

    Have a great week

    Best wishes
    Sharon. Xxx

  27. Love the image - delightful card. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  28. OMGeee!! This is super duper awesome! I love this image!! And your card!! It's perfect for my challenge! Thanks so much for entering at Connie Can Crop!

  29. Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  30. Fab card, great colouring! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles we hope to see you again

    Love From Rebecca xx