6 September 2013

Sweet Cheeks is Officially a Big Boy... Sob!

 Morning All :)


It's a big day in The House of Fluff, as Sweet Cheeks starts Big Boy School. Sweet Cheeks of course, is very excited, he's been desperate to get into his new uniform (that'll change in another six years or so!) all week. I had to hide it, otherwise he would have slept in it too. But, I have mixed emotions about the whole thing and expect I may shed a tear or two when I get back from the school run, if not before. Get the hankies ready, Peeps!

So, Friday morning means time for a new Challenge over at Graph'It Colour Challenge and this week, it's all about Background Effects. I really like this image from Polka Doodles BonBon Belles, it's so whimsy, and goes perfectly with the splodgy, dotty background I love to do. In fact, I have a Tutorial on that very technique over at Graph'It Colour Challenge, if you're interested. Otherwise, have a fabby Friday...

Colours...
 Background: 9100, 9102, 0000
Toadstool Stems: 3210, 4110
Toadstools: 3170, 5240
Birdhouse: 3245, 3250, 3255, 3190
Flowers 1110, 1150, 1250, 6140, 61807130, 7170

 Supplies... 
Image and Papers: Polka Doodles BonBon Belles CD Rom, Graph'It Markers
 

19 comments:

Debbie said...

Om Goodness Little Sweet Cheeks is a Big Boy!! It only seems a few months ago he was a baby....don't they grow quick. My little boy is 21 on Sunday, hard to believe, again it feels like only days since he left school yet it's 4+ years ago. Enjoy every moment, and he will love it so keep that in mind when you feel sad.
Gorgeous card, love the image and the papers are gorgeous.
Dx

Sarah said...

Another fabulous card Faye - I do like what you are doing with your backgrounds, will have to go over and see how you do it.

Big Boy School, eh! I was there this time 2 yrs ago - and did cry! Before the Big Day, on the way to school, on the way home, while she was at school, and picking her up.

She however loved it!!

Oh dear and now she's in Year 2 and wanted me to let her get on this morning when I was trying to give her a kiss and cuddle!!! I also was quite glad to see her go back to school and me get some me time back!

Make sure you get the pic outside the school gates for year on year estimation of how he's grown! I've got a spot for Em where I take her picture every year - memories are made of this!!!!

Sarah

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Faye, I like the adorable image,your background and the papers. great tutorial too.
Kevin xx

Sari Jokinen said...

Another gorgeous card!! Love your background and that cute image! Oh, time does fly so fast!!! Hang in there...it's always harder for the parents...*lol* Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and sunshine

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Faye. I love the image and your colouring is just amazing.
Awwww I am sure you will be fine once you get used to it. It seems like only yesterday when mine started school and yes, I did cry too and I still get upset when they go back to school after the summer holidays as I just love having them at home.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

marion said...

Fabulous, love it, stunning colouring, hugs, Marion

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Faye! Fabulous coloring! Glad that Sweet Cheeks had a good first day and not too many tears were shed by his Mama!

Claire said...

Aww sweet cheeks will be absolutely fine and I bet he had a fabulous day! Love your card, fab image and colours. Hugs, Claire x

Tracey T said...

Another beautiful card, Faye. The image is so sweet and as always, coloured beautifully. Hope Sweet Cheeks had a brilliant first day at Big Boy School. It's always harder on the mums than on the kids but just think of all the great stories he's going to tell you when he gets home! Hugs, Tracey x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Faye, love the sweet image and scrummy papers. Aww! hope sweet cheeks had a lovely time at big boy school.

Donna x

coops said...

so stunning faye.i love the fantastic image and really gorgeous colours and design.
aw bless your little sweet cheeks,i hope he enjoyed his first day at big school.i freely admit to crying my eyes out on my lad`s first day.

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous card.
I still remember the first day at school for my two it felt I had lost a part of myself.
luv
Debby

karen said...

Beautiful Faye, lovee the background I tried it today!! Hope there wern't too many tears, I remember it well and now the years will go so quick, enjoy!!! hugs, Karenxx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card hun, fab tutorial too. Hope school wasn't too traumatic for either of you
claire xx

Amanda R said...

Hope the first day went well for both of you! I am sure he will be excited to tell you all about it and you will have lots of fun helping him do projects too. This image is so whimsical and you have colored it perfectly. Your splodgy technique will probably even hide those tears...

lenny said...

What a sweet and pretty card!! Beautifully colored image and the right patterned papers! Awesome job ...as usual :) !!!
Hope Sweet Cheeks had a great start!!

Shelly said...

Oh Fluff... I hope big school wasn't too BIG a deal... for you ;) I bet SC loved it! Absolutely gorgeous card... you are THE MASTER of colouring! Love love love! xx

Lorraine said...

Hope sweet cheeks had a good day at big school and is settling in well.
Gorgeous card. I love the image and pretty paper.
Lorraine x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your prettily inky background with this beautifully coloured image and the perfect papers too! I do hope SC enjoyed his first day at school!!! And that you didn't blubb too much! Hugs, Lesley