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Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to School

From what I've noticed, it's already back to school for many kids. Didn't know this, as it's still more than a month here in Malta before our kids go back to school. They start in the last week of September, so quite some more time before they start again. Today it's also a Public Holiday here yay :) I love this, some free time for me as well. Not sure yet what we will be doing, but probably another day at the beach.

Anyways, I have my card today for this week's StampFairy Challenge and as you must have guessed, the theme for this week is BACK TO SCHOOL.



This is the first time that I'm doing a Back to School card, so I didn't have any school related DPs or other stuff to use, and so I opted for some embossing and well... what you can see ha ha : ) I really liked how it turned out. The image that I am using is Lenny Back to School and the sentiment, which is a freebie, is also from Stamp Fairy. I coloured both with my promarkers.


So now why don't you come and play with us for your chance to win some gorgeous Stamp Fairy images.

I am entering my card in these challenges -
- Creative Inspirations 66 - BACK TO SCHOOL
- Crafty Catz 95 - EMBOSS IT
- Do You Stack Up 32 - EMBOSS IT
- Crafts and Me 47 - MAKE IT COUNT (for the number 2 in my sentiment)


And now I have some exciting news as I did the Top 3 at Winter Wonderland

You Could be One of Our Top Three

with this card... my Stamp Fairy card from last week's challenge. woo hoo :-) Been some time since I did a Top 3, so was really excited when I found out.

Thank you for looking girls

Hugs
xxx


24 comments:

Heidi said...

Well done Dora for a top 3, and I love these images, I have been over and had a wee looky. You have coloured him in beautifully, and the papers and embossing look great. My kiddies go back to school tomorrow, so lots of house work scheduled when the house is empty. It will stop me from feeling all lonely as it is really wierd when the house is quiet. Just have to turn up the music!! hugs heidi x

Janette said...

Great card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Annette said...

Wow Dora, congrats on your top 3 (always more satisfying to know you've been selected by choice rather than a random number generator). It was a deserving win. And I love your school card. I've not made these kind of cards before (I don't have kids and so didn't know these kind of cards were required!) and schools here have a few more weeks off yet too. Love how you've coloured the apple with the little white highlight. Makes me want to reach in and eat it. Annette xx

chrissy xx said...

Congratulations on your win Dora!
Loved this Christmas card.
Your new card is Gorgeous! Love the colours and the papers! LOve the image too! LOve the 'pencil'! Infact LOve everything about it.
Chrissyxx
Our children go back first week September....

Karen said...

This is a really great back to school card hun!!
I love the amount of detail on it and the embossing is superb.
Huge congrats on the Top 3 too sweety. :0) Smiles all round.xx

Mary J said...

Two great cards, Dora! lovin' the colours and of course perfectly embellished as always!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous colours, love the embossing, a great back to school card Dora, really cute.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Dora .Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comment .
It bought me to you and am finding some inspirational creations.
love the back to school card . Love the ric rac strips , the embossing and that cute image .
Congrats too on your recognition .
Shirley-Anne

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

ADORABLE! Love the bright colors. Congrats on Top 3 - I noticed you over at Winter Wonderland and gave a little cheer :)

Deanne :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is adorable, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for visiting the Pixie Blog and for the shout out for Pixie, good luck!

Sandra said...

Stunning cards:) Sandra H

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Dora your back to school card is brilliant what super bright vibrant colours, the design and image are great, this would also work well in the challenge at Creative Inspirations which is also the same theme. Congratulations on making top 3 the card is gorgeous.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Rose said...

Dora, your Lenny image looks fabulous on this great Back to School card. Lovin' that number in your sentiment too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's Make It Count challenge. ~ Rose

Cheryl said...

oh this is just one gorgeous image the detail is amazing bless you for playing at creative inspirations this week hugs cherylxxx

Bernie said...

Congrats on the Top 3 Dora! Well deserved.
This is a really great back to school card! I love all details and the embossing is superb. I've never made one of these cards either.
Blessings Bernie

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So fun! Great details!
Congrats on your winners!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.

-Wenche

Peggysue said...

So darn cute Dora! The primary colors and varied colors on the sentiment are perfect. It is just darling. Thank you for joining our EMBOSS IT challenge at DYSU. It’s a pleasure to see your work!

Amy said...

LOVE your back to school card and you definitely didn't need any school related DP's to make a rockin' card, You have the perfect colors and accents in the alphabet letters! The embossed background really looks great, too!
Congrats on the Top 3 win, that"s one of my favorite cards!

Curlybear said...

Wow this is a wonderful creation Dora, beautiful colour theme and the image is gorgeous , fabulous Embossing too,

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge Emboss it and we hope you stop by next week and join in,

Thank you so much for posting my candy, so sorry I haven't been commenting much this week, we have had internet connection problems,

Have a lovely day

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Catz DT

Denise and Louise said...

Great back to school card - love the sweet image and embossing.
Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU this week xx

Tenny Kusuma said...

Love your Back To School Card. It's just too cute and adorable. Thank you for playing along this week challenge at DYSU. Tenny

Suzi said...

Awe!! How cute is this, just perfect for our challenge over at Creative Inspirations. Thank you for joining in with our back to school theme.
Hugs
Suzi x

Kelly said...

Both of these card are super cute!

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