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Saturday 27 August 2011

Back to school with Allsorts DT Challenge 118

Hi blogging friends,
It's Saturday again which means only one thing, another
challenge!! This week Fleur is our hostess and she has chosen the fab theme of
Starting/Back to School!
My take on this was to make a tag scrapbook for my daughter who is going to be doing her final year at preschool this time around and I thought I would take a couple of pictures of her with her little friends as a momento of her early years - she won't remember these precious times when she's older :(
I wanted to enter TOMIC's Recycling challenge this week as I have so much fun with this theme and so I made the tag out of a cardboard tube. 

The page was torn out of my son's old dictionary (he doesn't know yet!). The 'Back to school' sign is made out of lollipop sticks and as I didn't have any school Tildas I had to 'borrow' a school bag for her from an LOTV image.

This is what 'raw' materials I started with, cardboard tube, lollipop sticks, dictionary page, napkin and there's Tilda with Butterfly dress stamped out ready to transform into a school girl. The hash marked area is a paper cut out of the LOTV school bag to see if it looked right.

This is the first inside pages, the lined paper on the left is from SU Botanical range and is for a little bit of journalling. On the right hand side I will mount a picture over some of the dictionary page.

The second inside page layout is similar to the first, just with slightly different finishing touches.

And the back page, the napkin was great to distress as it held the crumples nicely but didn't rip.

Supplies: SU Spiral border punch
TH Distress inks
BG Hopscotch 6x6 paper pad
SU Boho blossom punch 
Ribbons, pearls and brads from stash
SU Embosslits Beautiful wings die
SU Photo Corner punch
Magnolia Doo Hickey doily die

Challenge I want to enter: TOMIC  - Recycling

Allsorts are sponsored this week by regular sponsors

 who are offering the winner a set of Aquamarkers!

Thanks for visiting me today, enjoy the rest of your weekend, I hope you will join us at Allsorts and if you have time take a look at the other DT creations - they're gorgeous as ever!


Jill said...

This is just great Nicola.
You are so good at this recycle thing! I am always almost having a nervous breakdown when I have to alter or recycle something!
Great choice of colours and as always perfectly coloured image.
Wishing u a beautiful weekend

Sadilla said...

HI Nicola!
wow what a stunning project!!!! I love it!!! So many lovely details!! =)

Fleur said...

What a fantastic idea Nicola, Jasmine will cherish it dearly.
Hugz Fleur xXx

coops said...

wow this is fantastic nicola.stunning design and images and your colours and details are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Yani said...

This is so pretty and such a great recycling idea! Loved how you colored Tilda and the embellishments you used.

Great job and thanks for joining us at TOMIC!

Louise said...

Wow Nicola love your project so much yummy detail
Hugs Louise xx

Vintage Milly said...

Oh wow Nicola, this is just amazing, all that detail is just gorgeous, you are so talented, hope you are having a wonderful weekend,

Kianel said...

Beautiful fantastic project and great recycling!
Thanks for joining us at TOMIC this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

Unknown said...

wow stunning Nicola brilliant idea with the lolly sticks, and gorgeous vintage colours.
Chris x

Chrissy said...

Nicola, this is just gorgeous. Love the raw materials, and look what you came up with.Really gorgeous...


Diane said...

This is so gorgeous, Nicola and what a lovely memento for your daughter! Your colouring is wonderful!
Diane x

Sara said...

Great Project Nicola, you`re recycling is so clever, I love the backpack pinched from another stamp, great idea and the little lollipop fence posts are fab, hugs Sara xx

Mandy's Magnolia cards said...

wonderful creation Nicola!!
greetings, Mandy

chris said...

wow wow wow, what an amazing tag booklet, its so flipping gorgeous.
hope you are keeping well, seems ages since we have had a catch up.
hugs chris xx

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