Friday, January 29, 2010


This week it's Keryn'd turn to set the dare for The Daring Cardmakers and she's chuffed to little mintballs that the long summer holidays are almost over - in New Zealand, that is!
 Early next week all the children that have been on holiday from school in New Zealand for approx seven weeks will be returning to their new classrooms. Mother's will all be breathing a sigh of relief as their routines return to normal.
To celebrate this I want you all to create cards using the theme of school. If you've got children at school what they're up to might inspire your card, if not maybe memories of your own school days might be your inspiration.

There are some great ideas for school-themed cards over on our BLOG, so please pop over and see  the "homework" the Team have been doing this week.  I'm sure you'll award some gold stars and A+ ratings.  Well, I hope so anyway.

I took the chance to get ahead and make a card for my cousin's little boy who'll be 4 at the end of next month.  I think I'll add his name and numeral later so I've left a bit of room for those.
I found a clipart picture and used it to make a Robo template, though this one would be easy enough to cut just from a printed out B&W version of the picture.
The various sections of the bag were all cut on the Robo using Bazzill card.  For the pencils and apple I used glossy card - which was why this was a real piggy to photograph!  The big button, stars and smilies are also Robo cut.
The ruler and book were hand cut and then I added a few extra stickers that were lurking in my stash.

Right, got to finish this quickly as hubby is working from home and about to start a phone conference - which means I have to stop clickety-clicking on the keyboard! hehehe


Lythan said...

this card is adorable and such fun I'm sure your cousin's little boy will love it!

Wipso said...

Oh Kathy I really love the bright colours you've used for this card. Fab.
A x

Rein said...

Fabulous, love the a´school bag!

Lynda said...

I love it Kathy - it is such a brilliant idea for a card. Lovely bright colours too.

Lynda xxx

Angelnorth said...

Adorable design and the primary colours are perfect for a little one - great take on the school theme!

Janice said...

Wow, what a cool card Kathy.

Kaz said...

That's a fab card Kathy, you are so clever making all those ttemplates xx

Hazel said...

Love it - you and Mr R have been very busy together. The little boy is going to love it x

Allison said...

fab card Kathy

LisaBabe said...

Fantastic card, Kathy. You really do get the best from your Robo.

Lisa xoxo