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


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

  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.

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

  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!

  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.

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

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

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


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Helen x