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Saturday, 4 September 2010

New Beginnings at ALLSORTS

Happy weekend everyone!
We've got a wedding to go to,so I hope the sun shines.
Wow what beautiful creations there were for Helene's garden/park theme.
This week it's Deb's turn to set the challenge and she'd like to see
Mackenzie goes back to school on Monday :-(
This is always a bittersweet moment, because although it's good to get back to some sort of routine I do so miss her when she's at school ~ I'm already welling up just writing this,
good job I've not done my make up yet LOL
I can't believe she's moving up to to Key Stage 2,
It doesn't seem 5 minute's since she was starting nursery!
So I've made her a card.
I have used:
LOTV ~ Back to School Girl
Cats Life Press ~ Calendar
SU Punch ~ Spiral
Woodware Punch ~ Large Scallop Circle
Basic Grey ~ Kraft Paper
Su Stamp ~ Apple from "countryside set"
Tim Holtz ~ Distress inks
Small peice of dowel, sharpened and dipped in black Staze on for pencil
Rub ons, Staples, Paperclips, Ribbon, Buttons and Metal tag ~ All from stash
Thanks for looking and remember we have a "PUNCHY" new challenge & extended DT call over at
I would also like to enter the following
Fussy & Fancy Friday ~ Back to school


Fiona said...

OMG..this is fabulouso!! See what you've done now Fleur...I need to buy that stamp!!
Stunning card.


Kathyk said...

Lovely card and I LOVE your image - Mackenzie will be fine going back to school and she'll soon be back home at the end of the day, bursting with news!

Enjoy your wedding today - hope the weather's great for the bride, groom and guests.


Nicola J said...

Oh Fleur how gorgeous, Mackenzie will love it I bet! I love all of it, the little cutie image, the calendar (drool), and all the little extra finishing touches. I feel the same about Monday, we all need routine but a touch apprehensive too. All change in our house next week - Joshua starting Key stage two, Callum starting reception and Jasmine starting playschool!
See you soon
Nicola xxx

Lynda said...

Such a lovely composition - love the image and all the embellishments. Bet Mackenzie loves it. It's definitely one for the memories box.

Doreen said...

Oh Fleur this is the cutest back to School card I have seen,it's fabulous.xxx

Lou said...

Hi! LOVE this soooo much,it is gorgeous Fleur!!
What a cutie she is,fab colouring and love the buttons,ribbon,staples and well just all-perfect(the apple looks lovely too).
We do miss our little ones(my big one too-Soph).
Hope you have a lovely day together.
See you soon,hugs Lou.xx

Loopylou. said...

ooooh fleur!! that is just fantastic!!! i love the pencil, what a fabulous idea hun!!! will be needing a little visit to B&Q!!!!!! have a fab tie at the wedding hun, know what you mean about the return to school, i wil be quite lost without my little mo!!!

Unknown said...

Wow. Just had to come over and comment on this card. It is BRILLIANT. You did a superb job with my new favourite stamp.

Little K Smith said...

Love this card Fleur, fab design and such a cute image, love the embellishments too!

chris said...

Hi Fleur, this is just the best back to school card I have seen, I love the balance of the card and the pencil (Very Clever)
have a nice wedding, love chris xx

MiamiKel said...

Oh my this is just stunning! Such a lovely little girl and beautiful design - beautifully done!

Desiréé said...

Wow, great card! I love it. If you don't mind, I would like to "card-lift" the idea?

G Peplow said...

Hello there Fleur, Aww I feel for you it's rotten how quickly they grow up:D
Your card is gorgeous,love everything about it, that stamp from LOTV is fab, I'm trying so hard to be good and resist:D xxx

Bridgette said...

Fleur - such a beautiful card that I can just see as a fab scrapbook page - don't forget that photo on Monday morning - I have John standing by the front door over the years and it's the fact that the last blazer we bought had growing room - guess what? it doesn't have it anymore !!! the years fly by too quickly - Bxxx

Sara said...

Love this LOTV stamp it`s so cute and coloured to perfection, I love all your little embellishments and the pencil is such a clever idea ! hugs Sara xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Fleur, hope the wedding went well with lovely sunshine for all...
Love your Daughters card, all the little elements are perfect and the image is so sweet...Gosh is seems donkey's years since my two were your Daughters age, it's right you know, they do grow up too fast...enjoy every moment

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Fleur what a totally gorgeous card so sweet!
Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday!
kim x

Mandy G said...

Hi Fleur,
Now thats what I call a true crafter making your own pencils, I love the card its sooo cute...

JLJ Designs said...

Cute card! I love the way you have the date on the tag and the image is so sweet.


Lisa said...

Hi Fleur, Wow this is a fab card! I love the cute image and the pencil. Mackenzie is going to love it!

I hope she has a good day back at school today. My two are also going back and yesterday they seemed a little apprehensive about going into new classes. However, I am sure they will be fine and have a great time catching up with their friends.

I also feel sad when school starts again after the summer because I love having them with me. We will have to have a crafty day to keep our minds off it :o)

Lisa x

Faye said...

This is a wonderful and creative card. You're an inspiration. Lovely pics too. xx

Cor* said...

KA-UTE card. Almost looks like a book the way you used the punch on the side. Thanks for joining us in going "back to school" this fortnight at Fussy & Fancy!

Mel said...

Awww, so gorgeous. Melx