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Monday, 29 July 2013

Graduation Day and A New Home Card

Amy - We are so very proud of you!

Amy on the Millennium Bridge 

We are both so proud!

A very Proud Dad!

Well what a fabulous couple of days we had in London to celebrate Amy's graduation, it was amazing, it was also Very Hot!  Amy graduated from London College of Fashion with a first class honours degree in Costume for Performance.  

The day before the ceremony we visited the Tour De France Fan Park as Kevin is an avid cyclist and we follow the TDF coverage each year.  We also had a quick peek at the London Eye but sadly didn't have the time to go on it (perhaps another visit to the capital is in order!) 

Amy - VIP area Tour De France Fan Park

Kevin with his hero, Bradley Wiggins

Kevin and me at The London Eye

Onto something craft related -
A little while ago my niece and her boyfriend bought their first house together and I made them a little 'New Home Card' so here are a couple of photos 

I have used a crafty Individuals stamp and some cheerful papers and embellishments from BoBunny. 

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Sew Proud!

It's been a busy time lately and not much time for blogging but at least I have managed to craft :)  

I have made the card I am showing today for Amy who has just received her grade for her uni course, she has graduated with a First!  We are both so very proud of her!  Amy has been studying Costume for Performance at London College of Fashion and we will be attending the graduation ceremony on Tuesday 16th July, it is to be held at the Royal Festival Hall on the South bank of the Thames so of course such an event requires a new outfit, so it was off to the Trafford Centre this week and a new dress and shoes have been purchased :)  Really looking forward to the day.  

The card has been made using some Tim Holtz backing paper which I have sewn round using Amy's old sewing machine.  I die cut the mannequin and then inked and stamped it using Distress ink and a Christy Tomlinson stamp (Distressed Quilt)  I printed off some free sewing card downloads and then distressed them and added buttons and bakers twine.  I used my pc and printer to make the sentiment and stamped round the edge using a faux stitching stamp.  I then knotted some printed ribbon in the corner.

Well that's it for now but I do have a few more cards and pieces that I have made to show you but they will have to wait now until I am back from a couple of days in London.

Dawn xxx