Wednesday, August 19, 2015


It’s time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and this time the challenge is…..

‘Back to School’.

This week, as always, we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and Veronica & Pedro are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at their site.

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If you use a TPS image in your creation you will receive the full $30 to spend on their gorgeous designs, and if you haven’t used a TPS image then you will win 3 Digis of your choice from their site.

I always find this theme a hard one as in Australia we really don’t make a fuss when it’s time to go back to school. That of course doesn’t mean us parents don’t get excited to have some ‘child free time’ and get excited just that we don’t make things for teachers or our children just because they are going back to school. However, I’m really happy with my image on my card today. I’ve used the lovely ‘She is Adorable’ image.


My image was printed onto X-Press It Blending card and coloured with my Copic Markers.

The colours I’ve used are: Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20; Hair, Shoes & Bag - E47, E44, E42, E40; Clothes - BG75, BG72, BG70, YR24, YR23, YR21.

Here’s a close up…


Stamps: She is Adorable (The Paper Shelter), Sentiment (LOTV)
Card: Naturals White & More Mustard (retired Stampin’ Up), X-Press It Blending Card
Papers: My Favorite Things 6x6 Paper Pad (My Mind’s Eye)
Ink & Markers: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Dies & Punches: Small Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinder), 1 1/2” Circle Punch (Stampin’ Up)
Accessories: More Mustard Buttons (retired Stampin’ Up)

If you haven’t already stopped by The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog then please do so you can check out the wonderful creations the rest of the DT have come up with.

I’m entering my card into the following challenges:

Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Crafting From The Heart - #73 Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes in August


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Nannieflash said...

Hi Nikki, reading your comments about getting excited about children going back to School, I think the little ones starting for the first time is a big thing for mums in the UK and the older ones going onto Secondary School and College, so we like to send them on their way. (And you are so right after 6 weeks of holiday its nice to have a bit of quiet for sure)
Stunning card love that image and your card design. hugs Shirleyxx

Pink Unicorn said...

This is very cute, Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Anything Goes”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

crafty-stamper said...

Love the cute beautifully coloured image and great papers--Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
Carol DT x

Stacey Schofield said...

WOW Your colouring is stunning. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Keep Smilin',
Stacey xxx
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