Wednesday 15 July 2015

Graduation Day!

Hi Bloggers.

It's a special day today as my daughter, Kathryn, is graduating with at 2:1 Honours Degree in Marine Biology from Portsmouth University. It goes without saying that I'm very proud of her.

I've been so busy that I completely forgot to make Kathryn a card so I've cheated and while Sue & I were at the Doncaster Summer Crafting Show on Sunday, I got a kit from The Hobby House. I am a sucker for cute images and I thought the one on this card was perfect. I didn't manage to find a Graduation Stamp so Congratulations will have to do.

My day on Monday went so pear shaped that I have simply followed the card example on the kit. I have used Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A & B, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B and Sue's Pierced Flags to cut out the layers. I added some Creative Expressions 5mm Black Pearls, everything else was in the kit.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, and congratulations to Kathryn, you must be so proud, what an achievement, fantastic, as is the card you have made, wonderful.

    Enjoy Wednesday, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Many congratulations to Kathryn well done. Lovely card too. Take care Kitty.

  3. I am sure Kathryn will be delighted with the card. Presumably you are being 'proud mum' in Portsmouth today - have a wonderful time. It's a wonderful feeling.

  4. Hi Julia,
    congratulations to your daughter, and you so rightly should be very proud of her.
    What a fantastic achievement.
    Love that super card, and as you say the image is great.
    Wonderful papers and great design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Hello Julia, congratulations to Kathryn on a great achievement, you have every right to be proud of her. Have a lovely day at the Graduation ceremony. Kathryn will love this card. Take care and pass on my best wishes to Kathryn. Bx

  6. Morning Julia, a great card and many congratulations to Kathryn a fantastic achievement and you are so right to be very proud of her have a great day at the ceremony. Nancyd xx

  7. Good morning Julia this is a gorgeous card. Kathryn will love it. What an amazing achievement you must be very proud. Have a great time today. Hugs Jackie

  8. What an achievement for Kathryn it's a great card and both of you enjoy the day xx

  9. That card says it all Julia.Well done Kathryn. xx

  10. Great card & perfect for the occasion. Please pass on my congrats to your daughter-I feel like I've met her as she was with you at the demo you did at Lady Green garden centre a couple of months ago.


  11. A great card for the very special occasion. Have a wonderful day, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  12. A super card Julia.
    Have a wonderful day today,

  13. A Fabulous card for a perfect occasion. It is gorgeous Julia. Congratulations to your daughter on her fantastic achievement.....xxxxx

  14. Morning Julia,
    Congratulations to Kathryn, enjoy the day. Great card.

  15. Good morning Julia, well done Kathryn!!! What a lovely card I'm sure she will
    love it!!! It's very classy!!! Have a fabulous day!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  16. Hi Julia. Congratulations to Kathryn, have a super day.. SueL x

  17. Hi Julia,
    What a fabulous card, love the colours. Congratulations to Kathryn and enjoy the day!
    Heather Treble

  18. Congratulations Kathryn
    Your card is perfect, the images suits a young lady venturing out into the world of work/life

  19. Good morning Julia. Congratulations to Kathryn, I am sure she will love her card. Have a wonderful day.
    Rosemary xx

  20. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Congratulations to Kathryn.

  21. Hi Julia,
    Wow what a fantastic achievement for Kathryn, congratulations to her! You are understandably a very proud Mum.
    I too love the Hobby House cards and have bought the kits in the past for my 2 granddaughters (age 9 & 11) they love them because everything they need is in the pack, with details of how to put them together.
    Your card is the result of lovely cards you can make with the kits.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  22. Congratulations Kathryn enjoy your very special day xxlove the card julia I'm sure Kathryn will love it enjoy your day never foget my sons and grandsons love June xxx

  23. Congratulations to your very clever daughter, and as for not making a card way ahead of time like you do for work, you are human and things slip our minds all the time. You are not the first to buy a kit card, which is so much better than buying a completed card that's flat and boring. S o stop beating yourself up. X Ros

  24. Some easy 3D decoupage is usually my fall back when I run out of time for a card. We Stampers each have some secret (or not so secret) vice like this. But yes you do feel guilty - I know I have been there. A lovely card all the same and you did get to use some dies.

  25. Hi Julia
    Congratulations to Kathryn on her degree. This card is so cute. Decoupage is my fallback also the one I go to if I'm in a hurry to make a card. But this one is lovely.

  26. Congratulations to Kathryn on her degree. I'm sure she will love the card, Hobby House produce some great designs and this one is so apt

  27. Hi Julia, a fab fun card today, congratulations to your daughter Kathryn, I am sure she will love her card. Take Care Melody xXx

  28. Hi
    Julia congratulations to Kathryn on her degree
    Your card for her is perfect. Hug' s
    Lynda Brock xx

  29. Hi Julia,
    You Must Be One Extremely Very Proud Mom, I'm Thrilled For Kathryn And Your Card Is A Delight,.
    This Design Is Just Apt For Your Wonderful Daughter.
    Julia I Wish To Say "A Truly Huge Thank You" I Received The Outstanding Friday Card The Gift Givaway, It's Actually Better In Real Live If You Excuse The Pun, I So Much Love The Monochrome Look Your Background The Corners The Stunning Stamp Used Also Thank For The Information About The Floribunda Stamp I Haven't Been Able To Get One As Yet, So I'm Thrilled You've Got In Stock As I Also Need Some More Of Sue's Christmas Dies.
    Thank You Once Again For The Outstanding Card I Did Send You An Email With My Address.
    Hugs From Sam xxx

  30. Afternoon Julia, Massive congratulations to Kathryn, how proud a Mum are you !!!
    Your card for your Daughter is really lovely, and she will love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  31. What a lovely card Julia, I too went to Doncaster, but on Saturday and bought the exact same kit... it is really up to date. Please pass my Congratulations on to your Daughter.. she is a very clever young lady, well done Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  32. Congratulations to Kathryn on her degree and to her mum who obviously brought her up 'proper'!!! Very appropriate card and I'm sure she'll treasure it. Pat x

  33. Hi Julia, you must be very proud. This card may be from a kit but it is gorgeous. I love the colour scheme and the way you've matted and layered all the different panels. Love the ribbon with the black & silver slider too. Congrats to Kathryn!
    Blessings - Deb C xx

  34. Hi Julia,
    I'd've been AWOL for a while, sorry! Thank you for my order which arrived safely. Your ' new' craft shop is excellent! Many Congratulations to Kathryn - no wonder you are proud of her. Graduation days are lovely. I hope you thoroughly enjoy it all.
    The card is ideal and I love the image . Thank you for sharing it.
    Love Myra xx

  35. Hi Julia,
    Congratulations! You must have been bursting with pride. My stepson graduated yesterday from Portsmouth. A really well thought out ceremony and Sandi Toksvig the chancellor gave a super speech. A truly memorable day. Best wishes, Anne O

  36. Congratulations to your daughter Julia, my Son graduated from Portsmouth Uni with a 2:1 a few years ago, though his was in history. Love the card by the way, hope your Daughter does too xx

  37. Hi Julia.
    a Huge Congratulations to Kathryn !
    You must be the proudest mum around today.
    The card is perfect, I love it !
    hugs Maria x


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