Sunday, 26 September 2010

School Time

Once again this week I have been frustratingly short of time for my crafty playtimes. So I thought I would try and combine the challenges from two of my favourite papercrafting blogs.

The challenge from The Shabby Tea Room uses the following photo for inspiration and asks for the creation of a project with a school theme

The Moxie Fab World challenge is to use this Moxie Fab photo for inspiration..

I used the school theme to create this card and used some of the more pastel colours from the crocheted afghan in the Moxie Fab photo...

The background paper is from Basic Grey ...I can't say exactly what its called because I seem to have managed to glue down on my card the bit of it which bears its name.

I thought the geometric design on the paper invoked a pattern one might draw with a compass but also echoed the geometric yet floral shapes on the afghan.

Given the crotchet in the MFW inspiration photo of course I had to include a Making Memories crochet flower ...and because they are so cute

I even had a go at crocheting my own flowers a keen auto-didactic scholar of crafts I'll keep practicing!

The tag was made with some Making Memories paper from Chloes's Closet to which I added a lace bow and a punched butterfly stamped with some turquoise ink and edged with gold glitter.

Thanks to The Graphics Fairy for the handwriting and ruler image and Carol Anne's Boutique for the adorable schoolgirl and sheet music image.

It was indeed a challenge to combine the two challenges in this way but I hope it has added up to something nice.


  1. Simply divine!! I {heart} your sweet handmade crocheted flowers ... and pink is my favorite color!! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

  2. I know what you mean by never having enough time to craft. You have two of my favorite past times here. card making and crochet... beautiful job with both...

  3. Oh how sweet! What a pretty lace bow and that crocheted flower is great - thanks for joining us in the Tea Room!

  4. Love this darling vintage "back to school" theme! Darling crocheted flowers and I know what you mean by never having enough time to craft! If only we could forget the laundry!! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

  5. Hey Anj! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)