Friday, 21 August 2015

Celebration Time!

Evening All! 

Hope all is well with you and yours - hugs winging their way around for those who are in need!

Like thousands of other parents up and down the country, I was a bag of nerves yesterday morning whilst I was waiting for eldest Bambino to collect her GCSE Exam Results from school. So to save my nails (and sanity!) I did what every good crafter does and made her a card, keeping my fingers crossed all the time that we would be celebrating in some form.

I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches as my layout inspiration for this project:



My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card Base - is black card which I have cut, scored and folded to make a 15 x 10.5cm card. I have also used the same black card to make the top panel, which I matted onto white card before mounting it onto the base.
  • Sentiment - is a free digi that I found in the More Word Art section at Free Digital Scrapbooking having spent several hours trawling through my digital stash and usual digital haunts to try and find what I was looking for! I printed this onto white card and cut a rectangle around the sentiment, fussy cutting round 3 of the star points to leave them outside the rectangle.
  • Stars - are die cut from Gold Glitter Card from my stash using Die'sire Essentials Stars dies in varying sizes which I've stuck onto the card front in a random pattern.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

And just in case you were wondering, Bambino achieved 4 subjects at Grade C (including one she took a year early last summer) and 5 subjects at Grade B, which should be enough for her to enrol on the A level courses she was hoping for at college - we'll know that next week! If you are another "Exam Result Parent", I hope your offspring achieved what they were hoping for.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs, Helen x

8 comments:

  1. brilliant card Helen and a brilliant result too - well done all round! Hugs rachel x

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  2. Cardmaking is such a fabulous way to deal with nerves and stress!! And now you have the perfect congratulatory card! Thank you for joining us to celebrate 200 at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  3. Lovely card, and well done on her GCSE results!!

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  4. A gold star for you! Love the glitter and the gold/black combo! Perfect for a congrats card! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches to celebrate our 200th!

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  5. Perfect congrats card! Love the black and gold color scheme and the stars are wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  6. Gorgeous card Helen love the stars, we need sparkle on our cards, I bet your Daughter loved it.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  7. Very festive- the black makes the white and gold pop. Good luck with your entry at Creative Knockouts.
    Amy-DT

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  8. The sparkle on this is fabulous! Thanks for joining our celebration at FMS!

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Helen x