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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

There's a boy thing going on at The Paper Shelter this week

Good morning all

Hope you are all well and happy-
 I've been having a wonderful little time to myself over the last week!

I started off last Wednesday with a lovely trip to the theatre to see Wicked - I took my Mam along for  coffee and cake  (except I forgot my purse so she had to pay :  / ) - then we went to the afternoon matinee - it was just a fabulous show, I really loved it.  The only downside was that the girl who was playing the lead roll took in 45 minutes into the show and they had to stop the show for 30 minutes to get the understudy on - I assume that's how long it must take to paint someone green and get ready to take over the role!!

We then went off to Sorrento on the Amalfi coast in Italy for a looong weekend.  We went with our bestest friends and had just a wonderful time! -relaxing, eating out for drinks and sight seeing.  Pompeii was amazing - I was just totally in awe of  how advanced they were in this wonderful place while we were still living in mud huts! And the Isle of Capri was just so beautiful, it was such a lovely treat and a shame it was all over so soon.  Now I need to catch up on  my blogging and crafting - busy busy busy!!

But onto this weeks challenge at

The Paper Shelter

Our theme this week is

For the boys

this is my card made with the cute
Graduated with Great Honour available HERE
I used the pre-coloured version for a quick and easy card

I made this card for my son Matthew to give him when he came home at Easter
He got his results for his Masters degree earlier in the year
he is now an MSc in Business and Marketing and started a new job just yesterday.
So it's a double celebration  card for his new start!

As always there is a fabulous prize on offer at TPS

Challenge prize badge

I do hope you'll join in with us this week

We also have a masculine challenge going on at

 Fab'n'Funky Challenges

 this week too sponsored by the lovely Doodlepantry. - So if you have a card to fit in at TPS challenge - pay us a visit and enter at Fab'n'Funky too - I think that's a two for one in my book!

This is what I did...

Image - Graduated with Great Honour from TPS (precoloured)
Papers - Father knows best from LOTV
Kraft Card - Crafters Companion
Sentiment stamp from LOTV
Scalloped edge die and circles dies both spellbinders
Congratulations  die - Tattered Lace
Ribbon and pearl from my stash

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Try it on Tuesday - new beginnings 
Creative corner - cute critters
Fantastic Tuesday - add some pearls

I'll be around to catch up on my visiting soon - after I've caught up with the holiday washing!!

Judith xx


Nannieflash said...

Hi Judith, wow what a stunning result, I love your image and your card design. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Great card Judith, congrats your son. I hope his first day in his new job went okay.
Sounds like you have had a super time over the past week.

Pat K said...

Congratulations to your son Judith. Perfect card for the occasion. Italy is one of my favourite vacation spots and not just because of the food & wine :) Glad to hear you had a wonderful time. hugs, Pat K

Pat said...

Super male card Judith, great image, well done Matthew hope he enjoys his new job.

Pat xx

Sue B said...

Oh this is a fab card Judith.. I love the fab image and scrummy papers… the Congrats die is brilliant too!
Well done to Matthew on achieving his Masters… you must be well proud of him!!
I would love to visit Pompeii… have visited it online and it is SO fascinating… amazing to see how it used to be… like it was frozen in time.
Hope you have a good day!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Sarah said...

Sounds like you have had a lot of fun of late but it's nice to see you back with this fab card and for a wonderful occasion too xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous masculine card Judith, great image - Congratulations to your Son.
It sounds like you have had a fabulous week - how wonderful to visit Pompeii.

Margreet said...

Great card for your son...congrats!
xxx Margreet

Evas Pyssel said...

Ohh what a lovely time you have had lately. It´s wonderful to travel and get to know about other places other countries. I love your boycard. It´s not so easy to make cards for men and boys. There´s not so many masculine motifs to find. In this case maybe easier when it has to be something for an exam. In Sweden we have white caps for our exam. You will soon see cards with those caps on my blog.
I really long for nice and warm springdays now. Here is cold and cloudy. I hope you can enjoy lovely weather .
Hugs from Eva

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a fun time you've been having! Way to go! Your card is wonderful! The masculine ones are hard for me so I enjoy the inspiration - thank you!

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Judith, cute image, lovely design and papers.
Sounds as if you've had an amazing week :)

Veerle said...

Lovely card Judith, cute image.

Alison said...

Really fab masculine card, Judith. The image is adorable and I love your papers and layout. Congratulations to your son on getting his degree and starting his new job - it's great when your children are happy and successful.
Hugs, Alison xx

Bad Kitty said...

Lovely card

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous card Judith love that cute image also the terrific colours and design, excellent card.
lorraine x

Wendy said...

Fabulous male card Judith, so cute!....Congrats to Matthew, hope he enjoys his new job.
Wendy xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,what a fab design,lovely

Blossom Cards said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT Rachel dt

Tammy said...

This is so cute Judith! Adorable image and fab colors- a big congrats to your son! Sounds like you've had a wonderful week too, how fun!!
Big hugs, Tammy

downrightcrafty said...

wow love this card
hugs Kate xx

Céline said...

so cute card
thanks for playing with us at di's digi

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card Judith....great image and colours...Well done to your son.....and looks like you been having a good week too...Joolsx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card Judith....great image and colours...Well done to your son.....and looks like you been having a good week too...Joolsx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Brilliant card Judith. Love that image and bet Matthew will be stoked with his lovely card when he gets in. Congrats to him for doing so well!! Shame about your interruption to Wicked. We saw it here in NZ and the Canadian lead was amazing! So I hope it was just as good when the understudy took over. Your Italian holiday sounds amazing too. I'm well jell! There's still so much I want to see. But a wee bit trickier now we're back in NZ. Will just have to explore our own backwaters, LOL. Have an awesome week. Hugs, Wends x

Ginny said...

what a cute image, fab card :)

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is so pretty, hugs Pops x x x

Meggymay said...

A wonderful masculine Graduation card . Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.

Jennifer said...

Fabulous graduation card, Judith! Huge congratulations to your son on his brilliant must be so proud. Glad you enjoyed Wicked (have not seen it), and your holiday sounds wonderful. I saw Pompeii and the Isle of Capri in 1989, and was blown away by them both. I always remember the glorious colours of the bouganvillia.

Jennifer. x

Patty Sue 2 said...

Congratulations to you son! Isn't it wonderful to see our children do well! What a blessing! I love this card and you have made the perfect choice for a 'guy' car.

Gail said...

Fabulous graduation card. I love your sentiment, too. What a cute image and you chose perfect papers. Your son is going to treasure this one with his tassle! ;) Hugs, Gail

Mrs.B said...

Hi Judith, I'm on a catch up - sounds like you have been having fun. Your trip ti Italy sounds wonderful.
Great card and Congratulations to your Son on the Degree and the New Job.
Thanks for sharing this at TioT too.
Avril xx

Craftdee said...

Congratulations to your son on his MSc... and his new job -I have a son Matthew too, btw :-) Thanks for sharing your lovely card in Di's Digi Designs "Include an Animal" challenge. Hope you can join in our latest challenge too Donna