Sunday, August 19, 2012

Back to School - Hookey !

     My youngest grandson starts school for the very first time this year and I was thinking of him when I did this card.  His dad is a great fisherman and I know that Wm would much rather be 'going fishing' than sitting in a class room.  So, for all the Back to School challenges I've entered this week, yes, I do consider this to be right in line with that theme.  :-D

I used the sketch I found over at MFP Speedy TV, sketch-with-a-twist, my first time playing there.  

     This week the twist is to use fabric and I used white felt for one of the die cuts that's folded (Spellbinders).  The other die cut (also folded) is paper from SU, as is the background dp.  Can you believe that it nearly killed me to dig that out of my hoard and cut into it?  Of course, you can!  You have things just like that, don't you?  Admit it!

     The stamp is from QKR Stampede -- ("End of Summer" challenge) and I think it's called "Gone Fishing."   When I finally got the QKR digis this morning, I was so excited!  I just thought this one was so adorable and perfect for that last minute fishing trip before summer ends (or for playing hookey -- lol).

     I used colors from the challenge at Just Add Ink.  I colored it with Copics this time, except the flashy bit of orange on the fishing bobber, which is florescent highlighter.   The twine is actually hemp cord.  I used a sparkly brad in the center of the folded die cuts for a bit of bling.  Again, I'm trying to get back to CAS but am finding it harder to leave off all the embellishments so a few find their way onto the cards.

Anything Goes Challenge -- Summer Days
Clearly Inspired -- Circles
Copic Marker Europe -- A summer card
Crafty Catz -- Animals
Fussy and Fancy -- Orange, Lime, Citrus
Little Red Wagon -- Dog Days of Summer (use an animal)
My Sheri Crafts -- Back to School
One Stitch at a Time -- Back to School
Outlawz PAM -- Paper Folding
Penny's Paper-Crafty -- Back to School
Raise the Bar -- Back to School
Ribbon Carousel -- Celebration of Summer
Simon Says Stamp -- Animal Antics
Simply Create Too -- Back to School
Use It Tuesday -- All About School

     I think that's going to be it for the weekend, but you never know what might inspire another card.  I am going to do a bit more re-organizing in the craft room so I could find get hit with something that just has to be made.  :-D  Meantime, enjoy your visit and Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. I hope your grandson has a fantastic start to school! What a great card!

  2. Awww i love the story to your card ! I hope your Grandson loves school..
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our back to school challenge. Hope to see you back next week.

    Choccy x

  3. What a cute card! I love that it is school themed without being traditional. Thanks for playing along with Use It Tuesday!

  4. This is so dare cute. I know your Grandson, will love it. too. Thanks so much for your visit and sweet luv. Hugs.

  5. How cute is that turtle and I am sure your grandson will love it!

  6. This is so cute, NanaConnie. That image is adorable and I love that die cut flower.
    Blessing hugs,

  7. I remember playing hookie and going fishing with the boys. Ahhh good times! Love your image and your flower embellishment you made. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon.


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  8. This is such a fabulous creation! No kidding he would prefer to go fishing... I totally get that lol :D

  9. Connie, that image is just the cutest ever!!! Precious - and so is the card. Know what you mean about using stuff - sometimes I'd just rather hoard it all! LOL
    Also would rather be fishing any day of the week instead of school!
    CUTE card!

  10. Nanconnie, this is just wonderful! I love the colour, the layout is perfect & that image is just tooo cute!
    Dawn xx

  11. NanaConnie this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and beautiful design. Hope you are having a fab Monday.
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

  12. Hello Connie,

    I just adore this card and the little image is adorable and I could just imagine my sons doing this very thing when they were a lot younger. A fabulous use of colours and I too have paper that I try not to use and hoard.

    Happy Monday
    Big Hugs
    Linda xxx

  13. LOL! This one is so cute and funny. We were just telling my son what playing hooky is, last week. Such a cute image!

  14. how cute is your card love those colours too thanks for joining us over at Crafty Catz Challemge Blog...hope to see you again hugs sassyxx

  15. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  16. aaah Connie, love your humour, who else would make a playing hookey card for a back to school theme, love it and it gave me quite chuckle!

  17. Hi Connie! What a sweet card. I'm so grateful to you for joining us at Speedy TV's Sketch With a Twist Challenge. I love seeing your darling creations in the challenges.
    Have a blessed week!
    Karen L, Hostess

  18. really lovely card, the image is fantastic and love the colours you have used, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, hope to see you again, Gaynor xx

  19. so cute, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

  20. Super cute. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

  21. Really cute, I love the turtle! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday! :)

  22. That turtle looks cool! Very nice card, for me it is always difficult with "male" cards, but yours is just perfect!
    Thanks for playing along with our challenge at the Copic Marker Europe Blog!
    Big Hugs

  23. Super adorable card!! Love that sweet image!!

    Best wishes to your Grandson!! :)

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  24. Very cute card. Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our back to school challenge.
    Hugs Nataliya

  25. This is so cute and adorable. Connie it is so cute gave me the chuckles....joann sassy raggedy

  26. Fantastic Card! Great Take on this Sketch!! So Happy to see you use a QKR Image!! YAY!! Thank you so much for playing with us at QKR Stampede for our Very First Challenge! Please Come back and play with us again soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  27. LOL! Love your sentiment! You did an awesome job coloring our guy!
    Thank you for joining the QKR Stampede Challenge. Good luck on the draw!
    Ruza ~ DT

  28. Cute turtle card! Thanks for playing along with us at QKR Stampede this week.

  29. Fab card - love that imge - thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday
    Debbie xx

  30. Oh My Gosh! This is adorable! What a sweet image!
    Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  31. Too cute! Love that medallion. Thanks for joining the Back to School challenge at One Stitch at a Time! Best, CG

  32. What an adorable little turtle! Great colors and design too!


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