Sunday, 15 June 2014


Hey y'all!
Hope everyone enjoyed a happy day, celebrating with their fathers (and brothers and husbands and sons).
We celebrated my son's graduation with a B.Mus. in classical guitar performance. Plus he won an award for highest GPA in a specialization. Fun and moving convocation ceremony, excellent meal at "The Side-Door" restaurant, lots of photos!
 And I found a few minutes to play along with some challenges, too.
This diagonal design from Freshly Made Sketches, and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog, where the challenge is to STENCIL IT. 

Here's the card:
 I used a recently acquired geometrical stencil from Club Scrap to add a diagonal line across the card base; it reminds me of a garden trellis or lattice. Then I layered a vine die-cut from MFT on top of that, stitching it down to echo the stitched line in the sketch. I used the "Favorite Flowers" stamp set from SSS for the roses (using 2nd generation colour for the base and first-generation for the detail) and the sentiment.  Some coordinating enamel dots complete the card.

Off to link up and then off to bed. I'll add some deets on supplies used tomorrow.
Have a happy week,


  1. Congrats on your graduate!
    What a beautiful card, love the stenciling teamed up with those blooms!

  2. Congrats on your sons graduation!! Nice picture!!
    Stunning card!! Love the stenciled background and the sss flower stamps!! Beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

  3. Oh, love the partial stenciled background on that second card!! And congrats on your son's graduation! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  4. Congrats to your son and I Iove your card! The swirly flowers are so cool!

  5. Congrats to your son! LOVE your card, the stenciling with the beautiful circle flowers looks great!

  6. Congratulations on being named "Queen of Clean" by Freshly Made Sketches with this fabulous card! I'm honored to have worked with you on the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team! Congrats to your son, too!
    :) Marie

  7. Another big congrats from a Color Dare DT for both your beautiful card and your son's accomplishments! Woot, woot!

  8. Congrats to your son!!!! You must be so proud! I love this card, love the stenciling and those circle flowers. Great design!

  9. Congrats on your son's graduation. I love that cute card. Awesome work.


  10. Fabulous card and congrats on your son's should be very proud!


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