Saturday, 17 November 2018

Watercooler Wednesday & MFT sketch 411

My Son Noah passed his grade three violin exam this week.  With distinction.   Yes, I am one proud mumma!  He practiced so hard, and really deserved to do well.  He was especially pleased with his scales result (20/21).  

So I made him a congratulations card, using the sketch from My Favorite Things, and I'm entering it at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge, where it is all about Occasions.  I rocked the Watercooler last week.  Yay!

So here is my card.

The music in the background is one of his exam pieces, which I scanned and compressed to get the right dimensions.  To start with I printed it straight onto the card, 

but it wasn't really working for me, so I printed it on to a piece of beige card from my scraps box.  Noah's favourite colour is green, so the congratulations was die cut from metallic green card.  The die is from Simon Says Stamp, and is the die that finally convinced me the cost of postage from the US was worth it.  I stuck three of them together to give it a bit of dimension.  

Thank you for dropping by.



  1. What a special card for your so Noah!

  2. It certainly is a time for celebration, Karen! No wonder you're a proud Mum! This card hits just the right note!!! Love that gorgeous die cut sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

  3. What a great idea to use one of his exam pieces. Love the green metallic against the beige. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  4. I love the way you make your cards so personal, Karen. Having a copy of your son's successful piano test mounted on your card base with that gorgeous "Congratulations" die-cut across it really gives it so much more meaning. This is something he can keep forever, knowing how proud you were/are of him. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.


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