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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Criss Cross Graduation card

Whoo hoo!  We've just found out that our youngest daughter has gained a First Class degree in Law with Business from the University of Birmingham.  We are totally overwhelmed and so very proud of her.  She's worked really hard for this and really does deserve it.

For her card, I decided to make my first Criss Cross card. A bit of a change from my usual 6 x 6 square.

The cute images are digis from Bugaboo.  She reminds me of my little Polly (our nickname for her) when she was a little girl.

I used Promarkers to colour the image and used the computer for the sentiments.

The papers are HoTP Paper Pizazz called Mixing Baby.  The colour of the collar for the Law school at Birmingham is olive green which is why I chose these colours.

I used Labels Two nesties to mat and layer and of course my usual Silhouette contribution is the lattice fence and leaves.

Swirl is a Sizzlet
Tab punch is from Stampin Up.

I'll put some piccies of her in her Mortar Board and gown after the graduation ceremony on the 15th.

I'm going to enter this into this week's
i love promarkers challenge which has a theme of 'Anything Goes'.
totally papercrafts challenge - Spots and Stripes

17 comments :

Elaine Stark said...

Very well done to your daughter. I remember the feeling well, just wait till the graduation and the floods of tears...
Your card is great as usual. You could enter it into the 'Cross It' challenge on Top Tip Tuesday.
Elaine

Katina said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations to your daughter! This is a stunning card you have made for her Sue! xx

Vicky said...

Well done to your daughter hun...you must be sooooo proud of her woohooooooooo!
Fabulous card sweetie...and great layout too..

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Sonia said...

Stunning Sue, congratulations to your daughter you must be very proud :)
Hugs Sonia xx

katesacraftybugger said...

Fabulous card -you and your daughter are both very clever ! thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers-Kate x

Jodie Mackrell said...

these are amazing!

Jackie said...

Congratulations to your daughter, what a beautiful card :o)
Jackie xx

Heather said...

beautiful card, love the papers you've used.

Huge congratulations to your daughter xxxxxxxxxx

Sarpreet said...

such a gorgeous card, hope you are enjoying the sunshine

Kathleen said...

A fabulous card, love the images and colours I do also like those criss,cross cards.
Conngratulations to your Daughter, my Daughter got a 2.1 in Law & Business, but at Hull Uni.16 years ago.

Kath x

Julie said...

lovely card Sue

Julie said...

Congrats to your daughter.Such a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Julie W x

Kathleen said...

Hi Sue,
To answer your question, she didn't want to go on to be a solicitor or anything like that as it would have meant more studying and she said she had done enough.
She eventually got a job with Crown Prosecution Services in Leeds which she really enjoyed but after 2 years she started looking around for something else as she was off to work at 6.30 a.m. and didn't get home till 6.30 p.m. if she was lucky and the chances of promotion at that time were very slim, it was like you had to wait for someone to retire or die to get promoted. She then went to Barclays Mortgage Fraud which was then based near the White Rose but had a free private car park so at least she could go in her car.
She got married in 2001 and 2 years later left Barclays so she could go with her Husband who was an Officer with P&O cruises and was away for 3/4 months at a time and only home for 2 months at a time, they wanted a family and it was a bit difficult for them. She has not worked since - 2 boys 6 and 2 and Dad still away for months at a time so feels she should be there for the boys as Dad isn't always.
Was Uni a waste of time and money?
With CPS she loved working with the police and going to court and looking at evidence so I suppose that was the law side whereas Barclays may be classed as Business, she did find that interesting as well, looking for money laundering and various other things, checking into people. But I don't think Barclays were that good to work for.

Don't think this will have been too much help as it is a bit of a different case withJohn having the career he has.

kathscholefield@tiscali.co.uk
if you need anything else.

Kath x

pickle said...

Congrats to your daughter,,,wow I bet you are one proud mummy right now!
Absolutely gorgeous card as always Sue. I must have a go at one of these criss cross cards.

Kerry x

Eskimo Frosting said...

Beautiful card.
Congratulations to your daughter.

Jayne
x

Sarpreet said...

hi there, this is a gorgeous card, beautifully coloured and great combination with the papers.

Faith A said...

You must be so proud, wonderful news and a wonderful card for her.