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Handmade Cards Back to School

I am honoured to be a guest design team member again for Polkadoodles. Their Digi Choosday challenge week 32 starts today. There is a great prize up for grabs and you can get a MASSIVE 35% off their digital images for today. You can find full details  and discount code on their blog Polkadoodles Digi Choosday

The design team were given the specification of back to school. My boy goes to High School in September, he has missed out on so much of his last year at Primary School due to COVID-19 but he makes me so proud, the way he has taken all the upheaval in his stride. We collected his new school uniform today and he finally talked to me about his fears for September. I instantly knew what I could create and I have made this with him in mind for his first day. 

There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Cardmaking Supplies Used
The Mint Green Polkadot Digital Paper is from Winnie sugar sprinkles paper heaven 2 bundle
The Star Paper is from the Ruth Supermum Collection
The Sentiment is from Winnie celebrations 3 sentiments
A4 Cardstock in Pale Blue
Red Card
Mint Green Card
Dark Blue Card
Nuvo Drops in Mustard Gold & Caribbean ocean
Distress Ink in Faded Jeans
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Torn Oval Nesting Die

Cardmaking Instructions 
I printed and coloured the student from science-maths-teacher-professor-geek-student-chemistry onto white card and coloured him in with my Spectrum Noir markers.  He was then die cut out using a torn oval nesting die

Onto the green polka dot paper from Winnie sugar sprinkles paper heaven 2 bundle I printed 4 chemistry bottles from the science-maths-teacher-professor-geek-student-chemistry-bundle and coloured these. These were mounted onto dark blue paper

The star paper from Ruth Supermum Collection was printed out meassuring 6 Inch by 4 Inch

A piece of mint green paper was cut to 6 1/2 Inch by 4 1/2 Inch and a piece of red was cut to 5 inch by 7 inch. The card base itself is pale blue and was cut to 7.5 by 11. The papers were mounted on top of each other

The sentiment from Winnie celebrations 3 sentiments was cut with a smaller resting die and blended with faded Jeans distress ink

The card was adhered and Nuvo drops were then added around the sentiment and onto the bubbles within the test tube bottles

I am entering this into the following challenges

Thank you for reading

Happy crafting

Claire xx


  1. Fabulous keepsake for your son Claire, love all the elements you've used too

    June x

  2. Oh I love this cute card, love all those cute elements added...awesome. ✔

  3. This is a great male card, I hope he enjoys his time back it has been weird thats for sure, hugs Pops x

  4. Awww Claire this is adorable. My Son also goes up to high school this year, and It's nerve racking for everybody, big hugs. xx

  5. Love this card, great design and images.

  6. Congrats on your GDT spot -great card and love all the chemistry images
    carol x

  7. Lovely card .. love it.
    Rose DT

  8. Super card for your son - bet he'll love it. It has been tough on them. Shabneez x

  9. This is so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  10. A fabulous card Claire, I love the science theme - my eldest son is a Primary School Teacher and he can't wait to get back to some sort of normality at school.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  11. Wonderful card with great patterned paper, love the design. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  12. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy.

  13. What a lovely card Claire! Love how you combine everything together!

  14. Lovely card and fantastic colouring

  15. Back again, and again, beautiful work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  16. This is a great back to school card. Love the background. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

  17. So Adorable! Thank you for joining the Crafter's Castle Challenge Blog! ~Tracy DT Member


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