Thursday, 13 August 2015

Graduation Card

Hello all ... I hope you are all doing ok today... sending huge hugs to those of you who are unwell or going through a difficult time. 

I thought I'd share the card that I made for my Daughter's Graduation... I found some photos of the robe and bonnet online and did all the layout on my computer. Found a coat of arms that looked similar, changed it to gold, and added it to the red bits. Somewhere along the line, the red morphed into pink? Oops! think my printer was running out of a colour. But I didn't feel like starting again!!

I made a paper template for the hat and then cut it out of black felt. Pleated the crown and sewed it to the brim. I was trying to 'channel' my ancestor Nathaniel Barton who was a Hatter!! but hopefully not a mad one! :-) Then I found some cord and a tassel... painted them both blue to match.

Quite pleased with how it came out and happy that my daughter thought it was awesome!!

I've not had a lot of time for crafting lately but have been doing some of my Folk It painting when I can fit it in... as it's so relaxing. I'm onto the 2nd kit and so it's learning brush strokes as well as the dotting tool. The comma stroke is not as easy as it looks... so lots of practice needed.

My laptop died last week... but managed to revive it... it made me realise how important it is to keep backing everything up and to do it very often!!!

I'm in TV heaven at the moment... Bake Off AND Who Do You Think You Are!!! did you see those wonderful Black Forest Gateaux's last week... it's my favourite dessert... so I was drooling!! Lol

Thanks for visiting and for all your lovely comments
Take Care


Jo said...

Lovely card Sue, that hat & tassel are fab.....& huge congrats to your Daughter! Love Bake Off and oh my, Black Forest Gateau......delicious!
hugs Jo x

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Janice said...

Just brilliant Sue, a labour f love and a true work of art. You really are very creative and I'm sure the felt hat and tassel finished the card perfectly. Well done to you for making it and again congrats to your daughter on her pHd. Jx

Donna Mosley said...

WOW! this is a wonderful card Sue, HUGE congrats to your Daughter too hun.

Donna x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing, what a brilliant card, Im sure Chrissy loves it!!! What a lot of time and patience it must have taken to get it all just right, Huge Congrats to her again, Love Hazel xx

cotnob said...

This is absolutely brilliant Sue, such a wonderful design and your bonnet is fabulous - a real labour of love.
I can't wait to see some more of your Folk It creations.

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous creation, looks so stunning, no wonder your Daughter thought it was awesome.

Kath x

Tammy said...

WOW Sue, this is awesome! I love the gorgeous colors and that fabulous hat, what a stunning creation!! A big congrats to your daughter too!
Hugs, Tammy

Sue said...

WOW!! This is amazing Sue, such a wonderful design. The felt hat and tassel look wonderful.
I hope you have a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh wow this is fab x

Claire Grantham said...

OMG Sue are you kidding.. This is stunning I love it. How clever are you to create this from scratch. I bet she was super pleased. Thanks for all the visits. I have something to send you.. Cx

Chrissy said...

WOW!! very cool Sue..brilliant design and love the hat..very clever girl aren't you..


McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow this is absolutely fabulous Sue, I love the design and the colours
Kevin xx

Sue said...

Fabulous design Sue,love your card.
Hugs xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a real wow creation Sue. Love those colours and a fantastic layout, no wonder your daughter loved it so much.

Jacee said...

How wonderful Sue, so fabulous!
hugs Jacee
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Pia S said...

Wow! This turned out fab, Sue! The colors, the design of the dress, the tassel and hat, it all look amazing!

meg said...

Love your card Sue, what a lot of work you put into making it, your daughter deserved the effort after all her hard work. Love the colours and the coat of arms. Hope you have a great weekend Hugs Meg xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, this is fabulous, Sue, very clever design, love the hat you made! The tassel and the scroll add a lot of interest, she must have loved it!!!! Mmm, Forest Gateaux, I think I need a sweet treat today :)

Hope you're having a great weekend, sweetie!

Love and hugs

chrissy xx said...

WoW! I think it's awesome too..Such a FABulous design Sue and you can see the LOve you've put into it. Your felt hat is BEAutiful..Glad you got your computer up and running, dont we miss them when there down..
I only watch Bake Off! LOve everything about it and I would gladly go as a taster lol x

Tracey said...

Brilliant card Sue, I love how you did the hat :o)

Liz McGuire, said...

Hiya, this is so cool, really inventive. Mmmmm Bake off!

Liz x

Judith said...

This is just wonderful Sue- you are so creative with your fab special cards - I'm not surprised that your daughter loved it. I missed the first bake off and who do you think you are - been catching up this week - love them bothx

MagsB said...

What a wonderful card for your daughter's graduation, Sue! A special card for a special day. I especially love the tassel on the hat! Your daughter was right: awesome!!

love Mags B x

Desire Fourie said...

Wow Sue, this is so colourful and such a crisp and clean design. A wonderful graduation creation.
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Rebecca said...

Hi Sue, this is awesome! It looks great and congrats to your daughter! Me and my mum watch the Bake Off and we love it!

Love From Rebecca xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just fabulous hun, glad your daughter loved it & I'm sure she will treasure it
hugs Shell xx

Craft buddy said...

What an amazing card - I think you are so talented, this is an incredible piece x