Saturday, 3 August 2013

Graduation celebration card and photos and 10 other cards made this week

It was such a joy to travel to Bristol Cathedral on Friday 26th July for our son and his partners graduation ceremony. Dan gained a first class Honours in his LLB (Law Degree), sorrel did the same degree and gained a 2:1, we are very proud of both their achievements, and needless to say both sets of parents took many photographs, not seen most of them yet as they are on Dan's camera (and they are on holiday in lake Como in Italy, an end of degree holiday with her family and we are also waiting for the official photographs we ordered, but I do have 3 lovely photos which sum up a day we shall never forget.

The first photo is Dan and Sorrel with Andy and myself outside the cathedral before the ceremony.

the 2nd photo is of us and Sorrel's family, back at Dan and Sorrel's home toasting their success with champagne.

This last photo is my favourite and now my pc wallpaper, it is of Dan and Sorrel just outside the cathedral after their graduation ceremony.

this is my graduation card to Dan and Sorrel, its made from Funky Hands Word Book CDRom, using the Bad Ted set.

As the large letters stand proud of each letter page, the pages had to be cut out individually, as did the co-ordinating lower case letters on the front page, this took hours but it was a labour of love, the card ended up being over 1 foot long and not too stable but it looked good resting on their bookshelves in front of photos they had framed. Each page was decorated with congratulation messages and a photo of the graduates but I have not uploaded these.

 I'd not got around to much blogging last month, mainly due to the heat especially upstairs in my craftroom, so I thought I would blog early today before the heat arrives. Last week I was unable to sleep at all one night so I sat on my recliner chair catching up on craft tv shows and made lots of cards, featuring House Mouse, Kanban kits and Hunkydory Flutterby Wishes kit

You can't tell the depth of the decoupage on this adorable image, it has 4 layers and was one of the easier sheets to cut out, some HM images are very fiddly especially their tiny long tails but this one wasn't too bad, its a birthday card for my dear friend Lynda who loves all shades of lilac and purple. the glittery paper came from Poundland and the purple and patterned papers came from my stash along with the 6" x 6" scalloped card.

The next 4 cards are all made from the Hunkydory Flutterby wishes cardmaking kit which came free with a craft mag a couple of months ago, the kit has gone a long way and so far I have made 13 cards from it and I still have one large decoupage topper and several backing papers to use up.

1) 18th birthday card for Jaz, Carrie's big sister.

2) quick birthday card for my friend Noreen who doesn't like fancy cards.

3) This card  features a FW floral topper as well as  Papermania vintage notes die-cut hearts from a docrafts goodybag bought earlier this year for mothers day by my daughter Anne-Marie.

4) This is an anniversary card featuring a FW butterfly and Papermania Vintage notes die-cut doily and 'Love' sentiment.

the next  4 cards are made from Kanban kits bought recently on offer from CraftyDevils website.

1) New home card for Pam (Pamsie) a doCrafts forum friend and her husband Roy.

this card features die-cut decoupage topper as well as Posies scrapbook kit alphas bought years ago from QVC.


Kanban die-cut decoupage topper, not sure if this will be a birthday or anniversary card yet.

Cute rein-dog Christmas card featuring die-cut decoupage and co-ordinating topper along with green Kanban Merry Christmas backing card.


this card features Kanban die-cut beach theme hearts, the pink glitter paper is from Poundland, the rest of the card is made from my stash.
thanks for any comments you may leave.


  1. Lovely cards and congrats to your son and his girlfriend.

  2. My goodness what a lovely set of cards. They are so pretty and so different from each other. And congratulations on the graduation of Dan and Sorrel.

  3. fab photos & cards,congratulations to your son & girlfriend. sue xxx

  4. wow lovely selection of cards and photos congats to your son and his girlfriend xx

  5. What a fab selection of cards and well done to your son!

  6. Lovely selection of cards and photographs. The photo in the arch is gorgeous, it frames the couple so well. Congratulations to them both on their achievements

  7. Wow, you have been extremely busy! Your cards are great. And congratulations to Dan and Sorrel.
    Heike xx

  8. You have been busy, lovely set of cards, I love the house mouse especially and the hunkydory ones. The photos of the graduation are lovely

  9. My goodness Fi, you've been busy! I'm the same, been neglecting my blog badly because its been too hot to sit indoors. Never thoug I'd hear myself say that in Northern Ireland!!!Anyway, I'm not complaining about the weather, long may it continue :-) your cards are wonderful and congratulations to your son and his partner. OU must be very proud. Maddy x

  10. Beautiful photos and love all the cards my fave is the house mouse-just hopping
    Carol x

  11. fabulous set of cards - your graduation card is a wonderful keepsake - well done
    Linda x