Saturday, 22 July 2017


Today I am sharing a card I made, for a good friend and neighbour.
After three years of home studying, he was given the news on Wednesday
that he had passed his Open University degree with an Upper Second Honours.
Such fabulous news, and so well deserved.

I came across the idea for the card on Pinterest.

The products I have used are:-
Darice Embossing Folder - Stripe
Docrafts Xcut Nesting Dies - Star
Presscut die - Congratulations

Challenges entered:-
Double D Challenges - Black and White with a Pop of Colour
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine
Happy Little Stamper - Anything Goes with Dies
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Clean and simple or Fussy and Fancy

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


  1. Super card. Love the stars.
    Valerija xx

  2. What a great card to congratulate him on his achievement! He will love it, I'm sure! Thanks so much for linking it up to the HLS ATG w/ Dies Challenge for July!

  3. Whoa! With stars like that, your neighbor knows how happy you are! I love the layering and spectacular card stock finishes! Great card, Janice (and congrats to your neighbor!) xx

  4. WOW what a fabulous creation to show your friend/neighbor how proud you are of them!! Great design and colors! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Black & White with a POP of Color’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  5. A stunning card Janice, such an elegant design - a very striking colour combination.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  6. This is simply fabulous!!! I love that background texture, the font for the greeting, but mostly I LOVE those stars. This is an awesome clean and simple design that says it all. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us over at Double D!!
    Judy~ DD Designer
    {Judy's Happy Place}

  7. Such a wonderful card to help him celebrate his great news, great masculine feel to it!

  8. Perfect for your neighbor's great accomplishment and perfect for our Double D challenge! It's a wonderfully masculine design. Nice texture with the gloss on the stars and the embossed stripes. The beautifully scripted die cut sentiment adds even more texture. I'm so glad you shared this with us at Double D!

  9. What a striking card, Janice! Love the simplicity of colours. That lets those awesome stars take centre stage. Love the glossy finish and colour of those stars, btw. This is a real "wow" card to give to someone who has done such an amazing job. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  10. Such a beautiful card!! Thank you so very much for sharing this lovely creation with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I do hope that you can join us again soon.

  11. Elegant and So beutiful!! this is a A wonderful creation !! It's just gorgeous!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
    Through The Craft Room Door
    this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci
    DT member at TTCRD
    Cicci With The Pen {Welcome to visit my blog}

  12. Very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week! Anna

  13. What a terrific Congratulations card for a great guy! Awesome design. Thanks so much for joining us with at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week.

  14. Super card Janice - how thoughtful of you! Shabneez x

  15. Totally fabulous card Janice, love those stars!
    Hugs, Sherry x
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

  16. Wonderful card for a wonderful celebration. Thanks so much for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers July Anything Goes With Dies Challenge!

  17. A very stylish card Janis. I love the colours too. Barbxx

  18. A striking card, Janice, a perfect masculine card for your friend. xx

  19. Fabulous card...Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  20. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *So sorry for late commenting, I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  21. What a wonderful celebration card! Love the shades of blues and those magnificent stars! And I really like the texture on the top makes for a great split panel!


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