Friday, 13 July 2012

Forgotten Friday 60- Well Done to my Daughter!

Hi Folks, it's Friday again, and time for my Forgotten Friday post. Phew, this week has flown by! We have been up to Stoke on Trent for Megan's graduation ceremony, which took place on Tuesday. The weather was absolutely terrible on the day, it rained for the whole time. The grass was soggy, and it was such a shame, as the ceremony was held in Trentham Gardens, a really lovely setting. However, the students enjoyed their day, and the weather didn't dampen their spirits.

I hate having my photograph taken, but will suffer the anguish to have a picture with Megan. She looked lovely on the day, and we were very proud of her.
The following day, we helped her move house, just around the corner, as she is staying in Stoke to work for the time being. She is one of the lucky ones who has found employment after leaving University.

My Forgotten Friday project for this week was her graduation card. I knew exactly which stamps I wanted to use on her card, and they are stamps that I haven't used for five years, so I think that they qualify for this post very well! They are a set of Non Sequitur stamps 'House of Belonging', and are very apt for Megan particularly. She may not have realised in the rush of the day, but she reads my blog, and will understand from this post. Her dissertation in a nutshell, dealt with how women are regarded by society, by men, and by themselves. Whether the media, men, or even they, have allowed their image to become the way they are viewed currently. The background stamp reads "Be still woman, and know who you are" and the main image is of a young woman reading a book. I chose a very vintage feel to the card, while depicting a young woman of learning. I have also included a stamp from a Hot Picks Paper Artsy plate that has never been inked before.

I have used Distress Stains for the background, and second generation stamping for the words, so that they are not too overpowering. I have added some cream lace and ribbon roses in a shabby pink to match the background. The image is coloured with my faithful Polychromos and placed onto an embossed background.

Why don't you have a rummage and see what you have lying neglected in your craft supplies. If you make something, please leave a comment, and I'll pop along to your blog to take a look. Thanks for stopping by, xx


Elaine said...

Such a lovely card Judith and lovely to see the pictures of you with Megan - a happy and special day for you all. Well done to Megan - a real achievement. The card is really well thought out, a great selection of stamps and techniques, just perfect for the occasion. I can't beleieve you are on FF post number 60 already - amazing! Elaine xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

This is just a delightful post - super photos & so lovely to 'see' you & your family. The card is beatiful with the soft colours & even more special because of the thought behind it. Congratulations to Megan too.
I shall endeavour to complete a project which has some unused items in it so hopefully will be along with the link in due course. It's sitting in my craft room awaiting assemblage!
Paula (PEP)

mamapez5 said...

Well done for making such a fitting card, and well done to Megan too. I remember how proud we felt on our son's graduation day. It was in Wembley Conference Centre in the middle of a heatwave. All the poor students were nearly passing out in their gowns, and they are all a bit 'glowing' in the photos!
I love the colour of your card, and the vintage style. Kate x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Judith love the stamps and the layout is fab. Your picture of you and Megan is beautiful. Caroline xxx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Congrats with the graduation of Megan. Super. And what a beautiful pictures Judith. Also your card is fabulous. Enjoy this step on her and your life.
Lovely greet

Alexandra said...

Congratulations Megan, well done.
Judith, her card is gorgeous, this is the perfect image for this occassion. Lovely photos of you together too.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hello Judith ! You & your daughter look like sisters :) Congratulations to Megan and indeed you should be proud ! Awesome she secured a job so quick and close to where you are, lucky you. Your vintage card is gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend, Shirleyx

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful card and congratulations to Megan.You look fab in the photo's.Have a great weekend x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Judith, lovely soft colours. Lovely photos of you and your family. You and Megan look so alike. Megen is very lucky getting a job so quickly, you hear so many stories about students getting their degrees, but being unable to find a job.

Here is my contribution to this weeks forgotten friday.

Sue x

Lynne K said...

A beautiful card, Judith! I love the colours. Congratulations to Megan on her graduation, you must be very proud of her.

Lynne x

Michelle said...

Pop over to my Blog for a nice surprise!!:)
michelle x

Michelle said...

Really enjoyed reading your post and Well Done Megan!!

A lovely card you made her, means so much when hand made by a loved one:) and a lovely one for her to keep for years to come.

michelle x

Paula (PEP) said...

Mission accomplished with my offering HERE
Paula (PEP)

Miranda said...

Great to see you and your daughter can be proud of her and again Congrats! warm greet Mirandax

Aquarius said...

Congratulations to your lovely daughter - a proud moment.  Here is my contribution for the Forgotten Friday this week

craftimamma said...

I'm so glad the rain didn't spoil such a special occasion for you all, especially Megan. Many, many congratulations to her on a great result. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos of the day too.

Your card to her is wonderful and as you say, very appropriate. The image and quote are strikingly beautiful and the vintage look to the card is lovely. I am sure Megan will treasure it.

Lesley Xx

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