Thursday, 7 July 2022

Grandsons First Holy Communion

 It was our Grandsons first Holy Communion a couple of weeks ago and as we are not religious was unsure what to expect and had to google ideas for cards. I was gifted some  Cross rubber stamps so not sure whose they are.I also lost my pics when computer died so had to rely on Son sending me them.

I silver embossed the Cross and layered up with dies from The Works,Memory Box and Spellbinders,a couple of lines made on scoring board,dewdrops and peel off corners from stash.

The card I made for daughter Helen to give I embossed the Cross in gold layered with Crafters Companion and Spellbinders dies and a strip of gold paper from stash and added some gems I won at Creative Creases.

He was also 9yrs the following week so made him a card using a pic taken at his Communion. P,papers from The Works sentiment was computer generated from Dafont.

UPDATE ON JOHNS EYE---Went for a check up on Thursday and retina has started to detach again!!! Was home half an hour and hospital rang -they had a cancellation on Monday 8am so having another op to try and save his eye.


krafty chicks-stamp act

word art Wednesday-ATG

creative fingers-ATG


sweet stampin-use numbers

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG


inspiration station-celebrate 

Pennys challenge-ATG

the sisterhood of crafters-add layers

creatalicious-ATG/lots of layers

2 sisters on the blog-ATG 

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

mix it up-ATG

crafty friends-embossing

a place to start-ATG


aud sentiments-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


meg said...

I hope John's surgery is successful this time and he has no further problems.Three wonderful keepsake cards to mark milestones in your grandsons life Carol

craftytrog said...

Beautiful cards Carol!
Hope the surgeon can save John's eye 🙏

Lynne said...

Both gorgeous cards Carol, very elegant looking and your grandson looks so sweet. Hope John's op goes well this time x

Elle-Jeanne said...

Gefeliciteerd met de communikant Jozef.
Je hebt een prachtige kaart voor hem gemaakt.
Ook voor je dochter is een mooie kaart geworden.
Hoop dat de operatie nu goed gaat en blijft.
Sterkte gewenst.
Groetjes Elle-jeanne

Janette said...

So sorry about Johns eye troubles carol, fingers crossed this time it works for him...
I love the communion cards you made, they are gorgeous. I will have to do these at some point for my 'Polish babes' you have given me inspiration, thankyou. I also have to say what a beautiful boy he is, a gorgeous keepsake for

Donna Walls said...

Beautiful cards and perfect for the occasion. Sending healing thoughts for your dear John's eye and for a successful surgery. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects with us at The Inspiration Station Challenge.
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Samra said...

Gorgeous cards Carol! Good luck with everything!
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Carol L said...

I do hope they're able to save your husband's eye this time. It must be quite traumatic to have to continue down this path for treatments! Fingers crossed it works!! Both cards are wonderful for your DGS's first communion! Both cards are wonderful and so is his birthday card! What a fine looking young lad he is :)

Nicolette said...

Very nice card for your grandson.
Thanks for sharing it.
Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog

Gerrina said...

Wow what an elegant and special card; perfect for the ocassion! Hugs, Gerrina

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are very beautiful cards Carol

gr karin

Jean said...

Such beautiful and special cards Carol your grandson will treasure them in years to come ! Positive thoughts for Johns op , Carol dont forget to take care of yourself.

Freubelmina said...

Well you certainly passed with your beautiful cards Carol, and so nice how he shines on his own birthday card!
What an incredibly annoying news from Johns, I wish you lots of strength for John and you xxxx

*Vicki* said...

Both of your cards turned out beautiful Carol! I love the way you've layered up the image and die cut panels with the crosses as well! Very elegant looking! And your little guy looks handsome all dressed up! Great idea for a birthday card too! P.S. Sending lots of good thoughts and wishes for John's op! HUGS

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Carol, and love the birthday card with the lads photo on it, what a nice young sorry about Johns eye, if only they took a leaf out of DR. Sabiston's book, he fixed mine first try 40 years ago, and my whole retina had come off..hope all goes well this time..


Elaine Stark said...

Beautiful cards and a very handsome Grandson. Hope everything goes well. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments Challenge. Elaine

cotnob said...

A fabulous collection of cards Carol, the Holy Communion ones are very elegant and I love the super photograph on the Birthday card.
I hope everything goes well at the hospital.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Beebeebabs said...

Wow your cards are absolutely beautiful - great work as always - Thank you for sharing the update - hope all goes well!

Diane said...

all your cards are beautifully created!! Prayers for your husband for a full recovery!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}
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Darlene said...

Oh Carol, these are all just FABULOUS! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Fabulous and just perfect cards Carol, a lovely photo of your Grandson too. So sorry to hear about Johns eye, Lets hope it will work now.
Faith x

R's Rue said...

So beautiful.

sandy's crafty bits said...

Hi Carol ... three super cards hope the communion service went well and hope he had a super birthday love his card too ... hope you have a successful hospital appointment with your dear hubby ... at least its a nice early one so you may be in and out pretty quick ... good luck ... stay safe ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and I just love the gorgeous image with those colours, have a nice weekend ♥

HilaryJane said...

these cards look very special. I wouldn't know where to start on a religious card either, but you did a great job. Sorry to hear about continued issues for John with his eye xx

Caroline said...

Nice card.
Thank you for joining our challenge.
Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

ahlers5 said...

Wow, this is stunning...just gorgeous. Sorry I haven't been by in ages. I have been homeschooling. I only have a few days left. Then I'll be back to nor

Dee's Craft Room said...

Three stunning cards. The First Holy Communion cards are fabulous, I love the stamped and embossed cross and your beautiful die cuts. Perfect for the day and the birthday card is a great memento of the day. I bet your grandson will treasure them.

Dionne xx

EmmaT said...

Good Luck for Johns next op - fingers crossed for this time round! Beautiful communion makes and fabulous birthday card. Emmax

creationsnz said...

A lovely lad and cards grandma. Best wishes for John's op. CarolG

Leslie Miller said...

I wouldn't know what to do either, but you pulled it off beautifully... twice! I cannot believe John has to go for another surgery. I'm late to visit so it's possibly done by now. Fingers crossed. It has been a trying time for both of you.

wannabcre8tive said...

All three cards are beautifully done. I love all the fab details. Sorry that John is having eye problems. I am wishing him a speedy recovery.

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful work, as always!

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Julie Odil said...

What a lovely card and handsome grandson! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us challenges. Julie, DT

Lori Turner said...

Beautiful cards - I think you did awesome with them! I sure hope the surgeon can save John's eye - YIKES!!! Sending positive vibes your way xoxoxo Thanks for playing with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week

pinky said...

Your Grandson is one handsome boy and I am sure he loved his cards Carol. I hope John gets another appointment soon.

LOU said...

Gorgeous cards Carol.
Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #185 sponsored by Joy Clair Designs.
We hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo
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Jana Forrest said...

First, I am so happy that the hospital had an opening for Jon. Healing blessings being sent. I love both. your cards. That cross is really pretty. Thanks for linking up with us over at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck, Jana Forrest DT

Brenda said...

These cards are gorgeous! I love all the layers and embossing is always a beautiful addition. The birthday card is classic and sure to be treasured (especially by his mom). I'm so sorry to hear about John's eye, glad his is not having to wait long for treatment.

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful cards! Love the Cross!
I hope John's eye surgery went well!
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Rachelle DT (owner)

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for entering the embossing challenge at Crafty Friends, your card is beautiful.
Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx