School Days

Hello blog fiends,

Hope you are all well and still enjoying the summer weather in the Northern Hemisphere. For us in the Southern parts of the world winter is slowly losing its grip and there is already a hint of lovely spring days waiting for us. I can’t wait for the first raindrops to freshen up the dry earth. Well it’s also time for our second August challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and the theme is back to school. As always your card must be in the shabby chic or vintage style to qualify for the prize or guest designer spot in this fortnightly challenge. We would love to see what you came up with  this time. Joining us as guest designer for this challenge is Mynette Kitchen and you can see her lovely creations at On  A Stampage.

For my card I used an image for Rook No 17 vintage graphics collection – isn’t the Vintage Animal ABC Alphabet Cards just adorable? I used my Die-namics “Notebook Edge” die to transform the image into a page torn from a book. The daisies were a gift from a dear blog friend Carol. I am so sad that these are the last ones in the packet, they were so pretty I used them so sparingly. The buttons are from my Mom’s button tin that were collected over a period of 40-50 years. I hope you like my take on the challenge, this one didn’t come easy for me.



The image from Rook No 17

RookNo17_School1The sentiment

RookNo17_School2A close-up of the vintage alphabet blocks

RookNo17_School3A peep at the inside


Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Paper Explosion designer paper
  • Prima designer paper “Romantique”
  • Image from Rook No 17
  • Die-namics die “Notebook Edge”
  • K and Company “Daisies layered accents”
  • White tag
  • Sentiment stamp (unknown)
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Antique Gold”
  • Paper clip
  • Pearl heart
  • Buttons
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate your visits and comments so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,


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