Monday, 5 September 2016

First day at school (sob!)

A very big day in our house today as my youngest son is starting school. He is so ready and so needs to go, but I'm still more than a little teary.

Of course I had to make him a card:

I used Trimcraft Simply Creative Play Days papers for this one- they're just perfect with numbers, letters and shapes on them and such fabulous, bright colours. 

This card is also a first for me, as it's the first time I've used my new Scan N Cut machine. I've wanted one for ages and could finally afford one. I'm so glad I bought it- cutting out these letters and shapes was so quick and easy. 

I'm going to have so much fun playing with this.

Although I may be feeling a little fragile today, and I'll be watching the clock until 3.10, I have lots to fill my time. A little blog commenting and card making to do before I have lunch with 3 of my closest friends. We all met when our eldest children, now 7 and 8, were babies and we are all like family now. Hope you all have a good day.


  1. awww a bittersweet sort of day for you Cathy!
    Card looks great and I'm not surprised he loves it.
    On the bright side - now you have time to really get to grips with your new toy

  2. This is gorgeous Cathy, I hope that you have a wonderful day and good luck to Isaac too on his first day.
    Linda xxx

  3. Hi Cathy your card is fantastic and Issac will love it. I hope you and he get on well today it is a very big step on the journey of life. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Great card Cathy. Bet Isaac was pleased. Hope you enjoyed lunch and got time to play with your new machine. Shabneez xxx

  5. I hope he had a wonderful first day of school. It's so great when kids are so excited about education!

  6. So bright and beautiful. Hope his first day went well!

  7. Awwww, Cathy, what a special day for you and Isaac! I remember when my youngest started school - I was heartbroken and had a little car accident on the way home /-:
    Well, we didn't have them not to love them did we!

    Hope all went well! Your card looks really striking - I have a Silhouette Portrait - I decided against a scan and cut but to be honest I'm still not sure I made the right decision!
    Love from