Friday, 2 September 2022

New School and Pinwheel

My 11 year old great niece starts senior school next week and this is the card I made for her to wish her good luck.

She loves looking after her chickens, so this pre-coloured image from Beccy's Place was just perfect. It's from the set 'Spring Chickens'.  I used a Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder for the red panels and added some punched hearts and tiny red pearls.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

My second card is a Pinwheel card.
The patterned paper is from an old paper pad.

The sentiment is a SU stamp and I added a die cut flower.

The card folds flat for posting. 


  1. How cute and fun card for your great niece!! I'm sure she will love it! The head of the chicken seems paper-pieced and the red embossed panels are so sweet with the white hearts! Beautiful design also for the pin-wheel card, your folding are always perfect and classy!

  2. Your great niece will adore this beautiful fun card iam sure, and I love your pin wheel card beautiful shape
    Babs x

  3. A fun card for your great niece, love the stepper shape too. I haven't tried making a pin wheel card yet, I've seen a few in Blogland recently - lovely papers and sentiment.

  4. The card for your great-niece made me smile,a fun image and great layout,the papers on the pinwheel card are beautiful

  5. What a lovely way to wish your great niece a good start to senior school, I'm sure she'll love it! The fold you used is fabulous Liz, and I really like the red and white colour scheme. Swiss Dots is one of my favourite folders, it always gives a great texture.
    Your pinwheel card is fabulous too. I haven't tried this fold yet, but it's on my to do list!

  6. Great chicken image and the pretty pinwheel card is a clever idea

  7. Two super cards Liz, such a fun chicken and lovely pinwheel card, pretty papers.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  8. Fun foiled card, but my favorite is your nice's card; fresh and bright! Enjoy the weekend!

  9. What a fun fold ... so very glad you joined our Animal Antics at Shopping Our Stash.

  10. The fun chicken digi image is perfect for your great niece with her love of chickens, and she will have appreciated your acknowledging her big step up to senior school, and the stepper card is always a great shape to the matching red card with the Swiss Dots EF, and another beautifully created pinwheel shaped card with some really pretty papers and love the added flower too. x

  11. Two clever folds with your lovely mix of papers and die cuts. I'm sure she'll appreciate your thoughts. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this week.

  12. It's so nice that you were able to make a back to school card that is so personal to your great niece. I bet she loved it. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  13. Way to go shopping your stash!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our ANIMAL ANTICS challenge over at SOS!! Your chicken card is adorable!!

  14. I love your bespoke card for your niece, I'm sure she will treasure it. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. Caz DT


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