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Saturday, 30 July 2011

Getting Ready for the Holidays BLOG HOP at MPS

Happy Saturday everyone, and welcome to my page on the Michelle Perkett Studios 'Getting Ready for the Holidays' Blog Hop!

If you are following the hop in order, you should have arrived here from Michelle H's blog (Scrapweaver.) If not, don't worry, here's a list of everyone taking part, from start to finish:
Now, the theme for the hop is 'getting ready for the holidays' and I know lots of cardmakers are already lovingly making their Christmas cards, and I've seen so many fab creations out there in the challenges. But for the hop, we are happy to see cards from ANY holiday....including your Back to School creations as well as Halloween or Thanksgiving, its your choice, whatever your favourite holiday is!

For my card, I chose......Back to School. This September will see an exciting new start for all 3 of my littlies....the oldest starts at Secondary school (he's 11yrs) my daughter goes into her last year at infant school (she's 6yrs) and my youngest starts school for the first time.....he is going to the local school for children with Special Needs (he is Autistic,)  and we are so pleased that he has received the necessary funding to be able to attend the school where we feel his needs will be best met. He is 4yrs.

I've made this card for my daughter, who is following in her mummy's footsteps and LOVES getting crafty with me! In fact, she saw me colouring this image and insisted on doing one of her own at the same time....with MY Promarkers too!
The delightful image is called Mary Margaret, and was a freebie from a while back. She has been coloured with Promarkers and cut out with a nestie.
I used an apple shape for the sentiment....a good luck wish for her 1st day back at school; they've only just finished for the holidays and she's already looking forward to going back again! The font is Sunshine Poppy.
I made some flowers to match the DP, with card candy centres, and I added a green gem to each scallop
 around the card front. I finished off by tying an organza ribbon-bow.


So, now it's time to continue on the hop, and next you need to visit Renee's Blog. Hope you have lots of fun and find plenty of inspiration along the way! Thanks to the mermaids for welcoming me to join in with the hop, I've had a blast!

I am going to enter this card into a couple of challenges:
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

27 comments:

Ardilla said...

Beautiful work, I wish your son will have a great year at school.

Love your coloring, and every detail...

Tine said...

Hi Ali. Really cute & I love how you have created your flowers too. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Karen S said...

What a charming card! Love your apple and flower embellishments, lovely layout design, and great coloring. Thanks for participating in the Michelle Perkett Studio Blog Hop.

Catherine said...

What a sweet sweet card ! I love the cute image and the sentiment in the apple looks great ! Hugs x

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is absolutely adorable, I'm sure your daughter will love it! Thanks for being such a faithful MPS participant, I always enjoy seeing your projects! :)

sasa said...

this is lovely - a great image. The little flowers are darling and the colours are just perfect! Thank you so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Show challenge.
Sarah.

Maria Matter said...

this is oh-so-sweet!!! I love it Ali, the colors, the pretty flowers and your fabulous sentiment apple...love it!!!
hugs

Anna said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is SOOOOOOO cute! Gives me an idea, thanks!

Anna :)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a cute card. TFS.

Anna R said...

What a darling card! I bet your daughter will LOVE it. Thanks for giving me the idea.

Irene (Ivy Swan Cards) said...

Amazing back to school card, Ali! Your daughter is sure to love it. Beautiful coloring, and I love all of the details, especially the sentiment inside the apple!

Michelle said...

OMG, Ali, this has to be one of the sweetest Back to School cards, I've ever seen, its darling! I love how your colored Mary-Margaret especially her hair and just love your pretty embellishments! Glad your daughter is following in her Mom's creative footsteps! Thank you so much for joining our Blog Hop at MPS, Ali!

Kim B said...

So very cute! Love the way you colored the dress.

CTgirl said...

What a pretty back to school card!
Just love the colouring, it's so pretty!
Sounds like you will be quite a busy mom getting everybody off to school!

scrapweaver said...

So fun and what a fabulous card for your daughter. Sounds like she will appreciate it too! So cute! Great job!

paperfun said...

So cute and your sentiment is awesome. Now we are all courious about your daughter's work. You will have to post it on Michelle's PCP group, so we can see it.

Mari

Shelley said...

This is great! I love that you made a card for your daughter. Glad you got funding for your sons school

Elizabeth Hart said...

I so adorte this image of Mary Margaret and how you transformed her into such a beautiful card. And, as a teacher I loved reading about your little ones going to school.

Dawn said...

Wow this is fab! I love the colours you've used & Mary Margaret looks like the ideal pupil!
Good Luck in your challenges!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Pauline said...
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Pauline said...

Hi Ali! This is too gorgeous for words! I so love the colours... and those wee flowers... stunning!
hugs and blessings,
Pauline MPS DT (et al!)

Glennis said...

Lovely colouring, and a gorgeous image

dj1952 said...

Beautifully colored card. Thanks for joining us at DDSC this week. Hugs, dj

anne said...

this is a nice back to school card.. your coloring is amazing.. love the little details you have added.. thanks for joining in this hop and sharing your lovely creation..

Karen said...

Lovely card, great colour combo too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
xx

Karen said...

A wonderful card. Thank you so much for joining us at DDSC for our Anything Goes Theme this week! Hugs, Karen.x

craftybunny said...

So sweet and pretty.Lovely colouring.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x