Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s back to school we go!

It’s not just children who dread the end of the summer break, teachers do too! So it was a bit of a shock to be up early this morning ready for the first morning back. The children still have a couple of days off but teachers and teaching assistants were back today, preparing for the the new classes and updating First Aid Training! With the start of September and the new academic year there are a number of challenges with the back to school theme, I could hardly let that go by!

Materials used:SAM_2219(watermarked)
Lacy Sunshine – Scrappin Sue
scalloped edged oval die set
tag die
Activity Village – Grid Paper
Activity Village – School Books Paper
A5 white card blank
blending card
Copic pens

I printed out my two papers and the image. I coloured the image with Copic pens then cut it out along with a larger sized mat from one of the papers using the scalloped oval dies. I cut a piece of the second paper big enough to cover the front of the card with a small border around it then cut a tag from the waste with the tag die and wrote ‘Staffroom’ on it. Finally I mounted the image onto the mat and the whole topper to the card, placing the tag at the bottom using foam pads.

Although this image is not a traditional school image it did remind me of a colleague at school who puts up a lot of the displays and has very curly hair!

Thank you for visiting. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments – School Challenge
Scrap Creations Challenge – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #139 – Anything Goes/Twist of School
Crafting from the Heart #75 – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #277 – Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge #114 – Back to School
Melonheadz Friends – Time for School
Lacy Sunshine’s Challenge #66 – Back to School
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie Challenge #26


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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10 Responses to Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s back to school we go!

  1. Anet says:

    Beautiful card Pippa. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  2. barbarwire2 says:

    What a fabulous creation I just love what you’ve done with this great coloring too. Thanks for sharing with us at the Lacy Sunshine challenge, hope you come back for the next one too. Barb

  3. Neva says:

    Cute card with pretty colors! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT

  4. amottmers says:

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. Chrissy says:

    So adorable..love this image and your fabulous card design.Thanks so much for joining in with us at Lacy Sunshine..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. craftybunny says:

    What a cute image and such a lovely card.Super colouring and paper choices.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  7. ~DEANNE~ says:

    Love your card!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE… challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  8. Naz says:

    Just beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Give A Crafter A Cookie Challenge.
    Naz xxx

  9. Julie Odil says:

    Such a great card! I love your coloring, and of course, the image. Thanks for joining our Back to School challenge at Lacy Sunshine. Julie, DT

  10. Jeanette says:

    Very pretty!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

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