Sunday, 18 August 2013

OSATT #177 - Back to School

Yes, the theme for this week is 'Back to School, so head over to One Stitch at a Time and add your offering and check out the rest of the DT cards. I chose 'Emma' by Sue of Beary Dust over at Stitchybear Digital Stamp Outlet. 

I used a card blank by Joanna Sheen. I matted a freebie Portobello Road paper on to dark red Papermill card as the background to Emma. I coloured the image with my Promarkers and after edging the paper with a red Promarker, matted it on to more dark red card so that it would stand out against the backing paper. I got some freebie school stamps with Creative Stamping Magazine so used a couple of those. After colouring I edged them with the red Promarker and set them at an angle in the right panel. The sentiment was generated on the computer and added to one of my new Spellbinder Resplendent Rectangle dies. I used the smallest rectangle as an extra embellishment and added some Wild Orchid Craft pearls for a bit of bling! This young lady has nail varnish on her fingernails and toe nails, wears lipstick, has a fancy hairstyle and is just SO not ready for school!

Please head over to the OSAAT challenge blog for details of the prizes for this week.

I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge - Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts Challenge - Back to School
Crafting by Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - School Rules!
Rhed and Rosie's Challenge - Use Red
Clearly iStamp Challenge - School Time
Simply Create Too Challenge - For  a child
Creative Corner Challenge - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs Challenge - School - oops, too late, missed this one!


  1. Fabulous, Hazel - I love all the school-related detail you've been able to add!

    And no, you didn't miss my card - it wasn't there when I checked earlier - but it was one of the ones I made really early and it's on the DT blog before the sign up post, so I suspect that's how it got missed!

  2. Cute and stylish, great for a teenager! Thanks for entering the ClearlyiStamp School Time Challenge! Debbie McNamee CiSCDT

  3. Fabulous colouring Hazel and that digi is just so perfect - how I remember lots of my 12 - 13 year old pupils wanting to come to school on regular days and did on own clothes day. Such a shame most of them just did not want to be kids . What a cracking freebie with the paper, it is gorgeous, looks so rich on your card. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, what more can I say . Hugs Jane xxxx

  4. Such fun Hazel .... might there be just a bit of the rebel in you coming out in the way you have coloured the digi. Really makes me smile... I hope you know a reluctant year 11 student to give this card to. xx

  5. Can't wait till my kids go School.They are so bored.
    Nice card.
    Hugs Nat

  6. Great card Hazel, love all the details! Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.

    Hugz Marjo

  7. Such a cute card with all the back to school embellishments and cute handbag.


    Your DT Sister at Tuesday Throwdown

  8. Great card and design! Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this week

  9. This is just darling! She really looks worried that she may not have all she needs for back to school but it looks like she is ready!



  10. Great card Hazel! Love the image and all the little school details you've added.

    Hope you're keeping well.

  11. Fabulous card Hazel, love your colouring and all the little details. Carol x

  12. What a great card! That girl is so sassy looking! Love those dies you used. Thanks for playing with Clearly iStamp.

  13. What a great teenage school card. Those are card to do sometimes but you did wonderful with it!!

    Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge #5- School Time! Hope to see back on Friday Aug 30th for challenge #6!!

    Kathy D.
    Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge Coordinator/Clearly Digi Stamps Design Team

  14. Fab card, thank you for playing along Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  15. Lovely card and I like your attention to details. Thanks for taking time to join us at Mema's Crafts. Good Luck!

  16. Great image - just in time for GCSE results day too! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  17. Just lovely! Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs!
    Doris :)

  18. Too fun! Seriously this is how I felt when I had to go back on Monday! THANKS so much for sharing at Clearly iStamp!

  19. Wonderful layout of school items! Thank you for linking up to CDS challenge and I wish you the best in the selection - have a wonderful day! Gail DT

  20. Hi, Hazel: Your card “For a Child” in our Challenge #44 is very cute–love the school images! Thank you for joining us.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

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  22. Brilliant card...I'll be just like that next week! lol
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Rhedd & Rosies challenge.
    Fiona x

  23. Wow Hazel such a fun and cheerful card. Love all the elements used here and the coloring is wonderful.

  24. Wow Hazel such a fun and cheerful card. Love all the elements used here and the coloring is wonderful.

  25. This card is so cute! The coloring is fantastic! Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp! :)