Tuesday, 17 March 2015

A Very Proud Mum and Dad

Back in July 2012 our eldest son graduated.  It wasn't easy for him to get his degree as he was working full-time as well.  He has spent his working years in IT.

Today sees him start a new job in the NHS working at the same hospital that I work at.  Both his dad and myself are so proud on what he has achieved and we know he will give his new job his all.
The day could not go without me making a card.  I have used an image I bought some years ago from CraftsUPrint that was designed by Gordon Fraser.   It is called "Computer Whizz (red) A4".  Shall I tell you a secret - it's the same image I used for my son's first job card when he went into IT!!  I have added the NHS logo to the TV screen and made my own backing paper.  I printed off two of the same image - the first I fussy cut and the second I did as decoupage.

For the shape of the card I have used a Dutch Doobadoo Card Stencil.  I cut various layers out of white card and the backing paper, distressed all the edges with a Tim Holtz distressing tool and inked the edges with a chalk ink pad.

I have finished the card off with sentiment off the computer, peel-off stars and a ribbon bow.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Penny's Paper Challenge - Ribbon and bows
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes and option of a sketch
Cute Card Thursday - Celebrate - I have chosen a new job.  Congratulations to all of those involved with Cute Card Thursday as it is their 7th birthday
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Shaped card
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes
Card and Scrap Challenge - Use layers
Scribble and Scrap - Always anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional theme of caffeine
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything but a square card
Top Tip Tuesday - Buttons or bows

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Granmargaret said...

Congratulations to your son. this is a great card Kym.
thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kym, your personalised backing paper and computer screen are perfect.
Congratulations to your son, it sounds like he has worked very hard.

Anne Bente said...

wawwww så super flot ♥

10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

knuzzzz ♥

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Kym and Big Congratulations for your son and you and is dad are quite right to be proud of him.
He obviously worked hard to get is degree and now it's paid off, Well done the boy!!,
Your card is just perfect, hugs Kate x

Rene said...

Awesome card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,

tanya miller said...

Great shape and image. Thanks for entering the anything but square challenge at Digi Choosday this week x

KandA said...

Congratulations to your son on his new job and that is a fabulous card you made him xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kym a big congratulations to your son on his brilliant new job. You have made him a fantastic card that I am sure he will treasure. Thank you for joining us at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Hugs Jackie DT

rachel taylor said...

lovely card kym thanks for sharing with brown sugar Rachel dt

Cindy Womack said...

What a great card for a fabulous occasion. So cool! Congratulations! Thank you so much for joining us this week at TTCR.
Cindy- TTCRD

Carole Robb Bisson said...

You have a great son and the card to honor his achievements is super. Thank you so much for entering our A.G. family friendly challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. Remember, you can enter up to five times. We enjoy seeing your lovely creations.

Astrid said...

Greate card!!
Congratulations with your son.

Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap CH. Good luck !!

Hugs, Astrid DT

Cindy Groh said...

I love your masculine card. Would you let me showcase your card and share a link to your blog post in what I call Manly Monday? It's a post on my blog where I share masculine cards (of all ages) as inspiration for my readers. If you are interested, please email me a direct link to your card so I can find it at grohcm at gmail dot com and I will add you to the lineup for the following Monday. I hope to hear from you.
Cindy at Cre8iveCindy

Tindaloo said...

First of all, congrats! Fun image and a great card for a computer wiz :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

Wendy Russell said...

Fabulous project. Thanks for joining us at DigiChoosday Wendy (DT).xx

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Gorgeous projects. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for the Craft Your Passion Challenges, hope to see you again soon, hugs, Helena

CraftYourPassion said...

What a great card for your son.Just love those personalised touches,especially the paper.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Kat W said...

A lovely occasion to celebrate and your card looks fab - great bow!

Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday!

Hugs, Kat x

MIE(Mieko) said...

Congratulations to your son. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.
Mieko xx

Melanie said...

A wonderful card for your son!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)