Thursday, 3 September 2009

Penny Black Christmas and First Day Back at School

Well, today was the day my children went back to school, just a shame that i have had to go to work all day, so no crafting for me, I wanted to share this card with you that I made last night, it is for the Penny Black saturday Challenge where this week it is Christmas............. I just love this image and thought it went well with soft modern Christmas colours. I have used my Copics as per usual, and some stickles on the scarf and hat, and white gel pen to hilight.

The papers are DCWV Luxury Stack - pearlescent. The ' snow ' on the centre strip has been embossed with a cuttlebug folder, and the sweet little sentiment is from Elzybelles. I have finished it off with a few tiny peel-off snowflakes.
Laslty I just wanted to share this picure of my lovely children all ready for ' the off ' this morning, they looked so smart and soooooooooo happy to be going back, such a relief, it brings a tear to my eye every time, how soppy am I lol ?

Hope you have all had a fabby day,

Claire xx


Kim Dellow said...

Oh so cute, both the piccy and hte lovely card! can you believe it is back to school already! Kim

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Hi Claire, gorgeous card, Very soft and pretty, i love those penny black christmas stamps. My little ones dont go back until the 7th and i have to say im quite looking forward to it lol. I think 6 weeks off is too long and they are now bored and annoying each other continuously .. not that thats unusual its just worse than normal lol. They cant wait to see their friends again and i am looking forward to some extra crafting time during the day :)
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Susie Sugar said...

Sweet chrissy card Claire I love that PB stamp and the colours are nice too.
Lovely beaming smiles from your two little ones I hope they had a good 1st day back at school, my 2 dont go back till next week but they can't wait.... its been a long holiday hasn't it
Hugs Susie xx

Vicky said...

Fab card Claire! Love the soft pastel colours and how you've added the peel off's to the background image! Your kids look so happy to be going back to school, bless them!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Annacarin said...

Hi Claire, your children are so pretty! I understand they are glad to start scool again.
And the card you have made are so sweet! I like the penny black stamps, and the colours you used are beautiful.
hugs Annacarin

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Your card is wonderful and great. And the picture of your kids is lovely!
Hugs Jacqueline

Rach said...

gorgeous card Claire, fab colours and such a sweet image..
your little ones are adorable and looks so smart in there school clothes... bless xxxx

scrappyjan said...

Hello Claire, WOnderful card!!! I love the clean lines and clean style to it!! The kiddo's are adorable!!
hugs, janny

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful cute PB image and beautiful colours.
Love the sweet first day back at school photo.

Anne said...

Fantastic card Claire and two beautiful children - were they still so tidy on their return!!! Hugs x

Kath said...

beautiful christmas card the colour combo and that adorable image.......thanks for joining in the christmas fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxxx


Good morning Claire, wow what a totally stunning card hunny love that penny black image. The photo of your children is so lovely, how proud you must be. Have a great weekend hunny hugs Linda x

Kim Piggott said...

Such a cute card!
Love your sweet image and your gorgeous paper!
Oh you children are so beautiful!
You must be bursting with pride!
kim x

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun this is just stunning love the colours and the gorgeous image, just trying to catch up with all my buddies, thanks for your good wishes dear they really help
Hugs Jacqui x