So long Summer, see you next year

The last Saturday of our summer holidays has arrived, pleasantly so, with a long deep sleep and hot cross buns in bed (thank you thoughtful husband). So long Summer! I’m feeling slightly wistful about the end of this era with my children, but more excited about the times ahead, as we all prepare for full time school (and pre-school) next week. I loved my time at school, had teachers I adored, made some great friends and had a LOT of fun. I just know the boys are going to relish their time at school, it’s a fantastic school, they will blossom even more than they have already and add a lot of joy to their classrooms. It makes me so happy that they are going together, as they really are best friends. They will see each other at breaks and lunchtime, so will be a comfort as they settle in. My husband always says they will be each other’s longest relationship, which is lovely, and I feel proud we have given them that.

Yesterday we had an early celebration for one of my son’s best buddies, who turns five on his first day of school next week – bless. I followed a sketch from Papertake Weekly to join in with this weeks challenge:

Sketch #70

Sketch #70

Here is my take on the sketch:

Starting schoolAnother lovely LOTV image ‘Scooter Boy’, he is a little Christmassy with that hat, but very sweet. I have only realised when looking at this picture last night, that I have forgotten to colour the ground, oh dear looks like he’s scootering on snow! Another addled brain moment I think. Never mind!

Scooter BoyHe has been coloured with my Promarkers, and I have used Arctic Blue to match the edge of the image square, the Card Candi and to colour the sentiment (the unfoiled parts).

So long summer

I have used Tonic Studios Square dies, which I think are such good value in comparison to Spellbinders. You get 14 dies (on its own magnetic sheet) all ready to matt and layer, as opposed to having to buy both the large and small sets in Spellbinders before you are able to do a quarter inch layer. Mirri card with Memory Box Parker Alphabet dies add the number and name, with Papermania for the coloured card and DCWV All About Boys paper stack for the starry paper. All finished off with a stripe of baby blue wonky grosgrain – that’ll teach me for buying cheap!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly – Sketchie Free for All – Sketch #70

Crafty Ribbons Birthday Challenge – Challenge #100! Happy Birthday!

Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes (Sorry love colour too much to make a black & white card!)

Passion for Promarker Challenge #262 – Transport

Cute Card Thursday Challenge  #336 – Anything Goes

Thanks for reading, enjoy the last weekend of the school holidays everyone!

Emma x

2nd September – Thank you so much Passion for Promarkers Team for the Top 5 passionista (out of 14).

Passion for Promarkers

Passion for Promarkers Top 5
September 2014

 

7 thoughts on “So long Summer, see you next year

  1. I think he has been crowned King of the party! lol He looks like he is having a lot of fun……such a sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. It’s a gorgeous card Emma, the cute image is one of my favourites.
    I hope your children enjoy there new school.
    Thanks for stopping by at my blog.
    hugs Teresa xx

  3. Hi Emma

    I loved reading your post – what a lovely way to look at the future in terms of your boys and their journey at school.

    Great card too. Personalised greetings always look so extra special.

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

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