Thursday, 27 June 2013

Happy news...!!!

Hello peeps!

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'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


  1. This is so striking and lovely, Sian! I'm guessing our Jems is also a beautiful girlie girl because this evokes elegance and style!! Congratulations to the happy couple and congratulations to you for the Catered Crop win!!

    I hope the set-back in DH's healing is temporary and he is all better soon. Tell him Granny says to shape up and be kind to his finger so as not to prolong the process and do lasting harm! And then give him a cookie from me. Mwah!

  2. Congratulations to your friends. I love these colors. Your card is stunning and perfect for our challenge - I knew it would be. Fantastic job!

  3. What a beautiful card, wonderful for such a happy occasion!


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