I decided to incorporate two challenges in this one blog as the cards are very similar.  My first card is for the new CAS-ual Fridays blog challenge where the theme this week is Graduation, hard to believe we are in the ‘middle’ of our school year here!   Maybe I got just a little carried away with the bright colours this time.  I do love bright though…  they seem so cheery!

Congratulations 1 - Detail
Congratulations 1

This is my card for the LilyPad Cards Inspiration Challenge.  I was inspired by Sherri’s Happy Wishes card, and I didn’t have any lanterns…  so it was banners!

Congratulations 2 - Detail
Congratulations 2

So I’ve been sitting here making my cards and for about the last hour I’ve been watching these two Kookaburras sitting on my back fence.  So here’s a pic just in case your interested!  (my apologies for the blur factor – I took the photo through my window, and then I probably also moved it when I snapped, it’s my favourite trick!)


Supplies;   Paper:  A4 White Cardstock.   Ink:  Memento – Tuxedo Black.  Stamps:  Jane’s Doodles – Jane’s Bakery, PTI – It’s Official.  Copics:  (where do I start..) Y11,13. V12,15. T0. RV10,13. R05. BG10,15. B000,21,24. YG03,23. phew!  Accessories:  Fiskars Stamp Press, Foam Dimensionals.

14 thoughts on “Congratulations!

  1. Your graduation card is fun, fresh and so colorful and cheerful! Great way to showcase the sentiment as well. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Oh its super fun! I love the bright happy colors-perfect for a grad card 🙂 So fun to see your picture of your Kookaburra’s!! Glad you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. What a treat to see these colorful and happy banners!! Beautiful take on the grad card! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Congrats on your TT shout out today! Way to go, Therese!

  4. Super fun take on the challenge – these could be used for any celebratory occasion, and I love that!! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope you’ll play again!!

  5. I think your bird picture is great – what fun finally seeing the bird we Girl Scouts used to sing about :))) And I love your banners – bright and cheery for sure. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

  6. Love those fun banners and bright colours – perfect for so many occasions. 🙂

    Always wondered what a Kookaburra looked like. We used to sing this song at summer camp:
    Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
    Merry merry king of the bush is he
    Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra
    How gay your life must be

    Or something like that… It was a loooong time ago! LOL!

  7. Another beauty from you Therese! White on white is always challenging for me! I really feel inspired by your card! Thanks for playing with us at lily pad cards!

  8. A fab fun design Therese, love how you added the sentiment box on the first card. Thanks for sharing the pics of the kookabura’s 🙂
    Jenny x

  9. This is so bright and cheery! I LOVE the banners on this, so CAS and super ca-ute 🙂 Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  10. No such thing as getting carried away with color! It SO works in your cards. Love them! Thank you so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

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