Saturday, 13 August 2011

Back to School Blog Hop

Welcome to Jovan's Back to School blog hop.You should have arrived here from the super talented Amber's blog.

I loved school and was a bit of a girly swot! But back to school was always filled with trepidation until I got to know my new teachers and class mates. The one thing I absolutely loved was getting a new pencil case and stationery! And yep I still love pens and papers........lol!!!

I made a desk set for my son, Ossian. He is 10, so I kept it 'cool' (maybe!).



The empty caddy is from the 99p store and I painted it in cream acrylic paint. Then used mod podge to cover with ink distressed papers, followed by more inking over the box edges.


Made a notebook with my WRMK Cinch. Added ribbons, clips and eyelets. I used Graphically Speaking cricut cart for the sign on the book and for the magnetic paper clips. All cut at 2" and inked and embossed in places.

I covered a maths geoemtry set and die cut his name from Life's A Party at 0.75". He's not going to lose this at School!! lol.






My son has a magnetic message board so I thought the big clips would be perfect for attaching home work/ notes etc.
I covered a pencil and stapler in paper. The School Zone was glued to acetate and can be used as a bookmark.

Finally, I wanted to stamp a card. I do so much on my cricut these days, I had almost forgotten how much I enjoy stamping.


How cute is that little school boy? He is  Lili of the Valley stamp. I love how this turned out.


The papers throughout are Lime Twist by My Mind's Eye. Hardware on the card is by WRMK. Image coloured with Promarkers and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink used throughout.

Next stop on the hop is the lovely Adrian's blog. If you just happened  to drop in, do go to Jovan's at the beginning of the blog hop. She is hosting a challenge, so do make sure you enter for a chance to win some of her blog candy.

But just before you go, I have some blog candy to give away. I have a Back to School Girl and a Back to School Boy, Lili of the Valley stamp. All you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment for a chance to win. I will randomly draw a Girl stamp winner and a Boy stamp winner on Friday 19th August. 


I am entering my desk set over at Whimsical Wednesdays - Back to School, no cards and at My Sheri Crafts - #66 Back to School. Also, I am entering my card over at Sir Stampalot - Anything Goes.

Finally, I want to say a huge Thanks to Jovan for inviting me to participate in my first blog hop and with such talented ladies.

Thanks so much for 'hopping' by, and hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs, Jayne x

Just in case you are a bit lost here's the 'hopping' order


60 comments:

  1. Oh wow awesome creations.. thank you so much for sharing.

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  2. Awesome desk set project.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  3. Great creations Jayne! I love the desk set :)Amy

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  4. Great job! Such love and detail!

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  5. Great looking desk set! Love the card-cute image and great coloring! So many details! Lovely job on all!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow, your projects are great!

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  7. These are gorgeous!!!
    Laurie
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

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  8. What fantastic projects!!! Love all the colors. The card is just darling!! :)

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  9. Awesome creations Jayne!! The desk set is clever and turned out perfect:) Love it!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow!! This is a super cute set. Your son will love it.

    lebpab21408atyahoodotcom
    pattispaperfun.blogspot.com

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  11. what an adorable project! I'm a first grade teacher getting ready to go back to school. This hop sure put me in the mood ;) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!
    Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  12. This is so cool (I think) but you know kids. This is full of details and your coloring is great! Thanks for joining!

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  13. Everything came out super It doesn't look like 99 c store any longer!

    DIANA L
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  14. All the pieces to your project are definitely "cool". Your son is lucky his mom can make "cool" things for his desk.

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  15. Darn cute Jayne~ what a cute desk set..
    " LUV IT"!

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  16. What awesome projects! Lots of fabulous color and detail :)

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  17. Just wanted to say that I looove your desk set project - it is fabulous! I tried to follow but blogger is being mean to me and not letting me have a link. Not sure how I am going to fix this?:-(
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

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  18. What a great project! I know your son will love it:)

    Candace
    mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

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  19. great job on all your projects,new follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  20. WOW great job with all your BEAUTIFUL projects!Just AMAZING,I LOVE the sweet images and your coloring is AWESOME!Have a super weekend!!:)

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  21. SWEET !! so many cute projects. Love them all.

    Linda

    lmkindell1@verizon.net
    lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

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  22. I am a follower of all your great projects.

    Linda

    lmkindell1@verizon.net
    lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

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  23. Jayne, everything you made for the blog hop is just perfect! Great job!

    Hugs, Jenni
    http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

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  24. So cool TFS im a new follower. Good luck in the challenges.

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  25. These are very nice! I love the attention to all the details!

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  26. What great projects! Love the colors. Hope your son enjoys them!

    Lynda
    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
    blossomingbutterflycreations.blogspot.com

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  27. OMGOODNESS Jayne! I LOVE it! It is really COOL! Perfect for a boy! The magnet is my favorite! :o)
    Theresa

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  28. WOW, Jayne, this desk set is AWESOME!! So incredible and creative and amazing!! So fantastic - I LOVE this!! :D

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh my goodness Jayne!!! This whole set is AWESOME (and definitely cool enough for your little man)!! The papers, the colors, the images are all beautiful! Great job! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Amber

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  30. Love this set! So very awesome. There are so many great details! TFS and for the chance to win! I am a new follower!
    ~~Jen H~~
    jolton0503atyahoodotcom

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  31. Wow, these are some awesome B2S projects. I'm glad I hopped by. Would love to win any one of those adorable stamps. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  32. wow, your son will be the most popular kid in his class with those cool supplies!
    mrsroddy4@aol.com
    http://ICrea8Cards.blogspot.com

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  33. Your project is amazing. Love the papers and your son will love this. I am a new follower!!
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  34. Wow, all of your projects are stunning!!! I just love the little boy and girl images you used...

    Scrappy Hugs,
    Amanda :0)

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  35. Awesome awesome awesome!! Great projects!!
    Tina
    www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

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  36. What awesome project. I love it. Im a new follower but unfortunately the followers link is not showing up. I will come back tomorrow to see if its working.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

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  37. Beautiful Creation

    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  38. Love this set you created. It's very cool, love the colors, I want one for my desk! The little school boy stamp is very cool!

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  39. I love this desk set! It is so fun! And I so want those stamps..too cute! Thanks for the hop CallyAnn(new follower)
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  40. Awesome project and blog sweetie...I am a new follower! ;) Hugs x

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  41. I love these stamps! Wow! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. This is so cute! I love the big paper clips and drawers! THanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

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  43. This is such an adorable project! All the details, i love it! fixi

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  44. holy smokes youve been busy! love the entire set you made and those lily of the valley stamps are adorable. im envious of your coloring abilities :) thanks for sharing your awesome back to school project with us at whimsical wednesdays

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  45. Cute project! I'm a new follower!

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  46. Oh my!!! Your projects for your son are absolutely fabulous!!! I love the cabinet and how you gave it new life with new colors and awesome papers. All of the sentiments are perfect too! Thanks for sharing with us at Whimsical Wednesday! Melanie

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  47. I have attempted to post 3 times, Just want to say your projects ROCK!
    Dawn RI USA
    abosoffit@hotmail.com

    dawnsdpl-papercrafting.blogspot.com

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  48. Great back to school projects, tfs!

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  49. Absolutely love the boy stamp!

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com
    www.michelegreen.com

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  50. Hi Jayne, what an amazing project...love it. FABULOUS! ~Shen

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  51. Wow! You were a busy crafter!!! All these items are amazing!! Thx for sharing an inspiring!

    Besos, Melissa

    Melparra@hotmail.com

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  52. you have been busy! fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

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  53. WOWWWWW! Jayne, these are fabulous! The desk set is simply wonderful and I love the way you incorporated Ossian's name on the geometry set. And your card is absolutely darling!!

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  54. This set is amazing!!!! I love all the paper you chose. The clips are such a great idea, and adorable. That card is so cute, and yes the little back to school boy came out great. Your post had me remembering how much I loved going back to school, and always looked forward to the brand new pencils, crayons, and paper. Loved it back then and still do..no wonder we are paper crafters. You did an amazing job with this little set and I am sure you son loved it;) Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

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  55. Jayne - I am completely speechless - what an awesome creation, your son is soooooo lucky - I want one! I am now following you and I look forward to seeing your next creation. Hazel x

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  56. This is beyond incredible! Wow. So much love went into this wonderful set. Everything works together so beautifully... I love the clips and you colored the stamped image SO gorgeously. Every tiny element from everything is a perfect choice and leaves me unsure what I most love. :o) Exquisite project. Thank you so much for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

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  57. This is truly AMAZING!The amount of work that went into this is INCREDIBLE! Thanks for sharing with us this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

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