I hope everyone is well :) I am here today with some exciting news! Some good friends of mine from University, Jemma and Tom, have FINALLY got engaged!!!! Whoop whoop! I am so pleased for them! They have been together since our last year at Uni, which was a whopping 7 years ago now! Yup, feeling a bit old!
I admit, I did get this news a little while ago and it has taken me an AGE to get this card made - partly due to a lack of opportunity, but partly because I wanted to make something that was just right. It has been such a long time since I saw either of them :( I hope to catch up with them at some point soon :)
Anyway, that's enough nostalgia...here's the card...
Jemma has always been a turquoise gal so I tried to incorporate this into the card. The colours are loosely based on a Play Date Cafe colour board from a while ago. I didn't get to participate, but I LOVE the colour combination and wanted to use it anyway :)
It doesn't really show well in the photograph, but the sentiment is embossed in silver and IRL it looks all shiny and special :) I really hope that Jemma (and Tom) like this card. When she let me know about the engagement she said, and I quote... "I expect a place on handmade by Sian!!!" Ha ha! Here you go Jems! :) I had no idea that she followed my blog so I was doubly pleased and I am honoured to have her on here!! :)
Miss you Jemma! :)
Some more happy news is that I was one of the winners over at Catered Crop last week so I get the honour of being part of the Quickfire on Sunday line up - woohoo! The challenge this week is 'So Shapely' and is all about using die cuts and punches. This is a wonderfully ambiguous starting point and it will surely bring out something different in everyone - I can't wait to browse the entries! So, this card is my contribution to this challenge with the border and the flowers all being die cuts :)
Thank you for stopping by today, and always ;)
Card: Paper Mill Direct - White, Black, Grey, Pale Turquoise, Teal, Raspberry Pink
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Big Day Additions
Ink: Ranger - Perfect Medium
Other: Spellbinders - Classic Edges Two, Classic Decorative Inserts Three, Anemone Flower Topper;
WOW! - Silver super fine e/p; pearls