Sunday, 16 June 2013

Variation on a theme...

Hi guys!

How are you all?  It's been ages again hasn't it...I hope you're all well :)

I am here today with a few cards, all based on the same layout.  The first one is the birthday card I made for my other half's son's birthday this Thursday just gone...

His favourite colour is yellow, so as you can see I ran with that.  Also, this ties in nicely with CASology's cue card for this week, which is 'Yellow'.  It's been such a long time since I was able to join in at CASology, I'm really pleased I had a chance this week!

As it is Father's Day today (Happy Father;s Day to all you Dads out there!) I have two cards, one for my Dad and one for the Father-In-Law (maybe he'll be my actual father-in-law one day, but I consider him to be my second Dad already :))

My Dad's favourite colour combination has always been blue and orange.  Whenever he made scale model aeroplanes he always made them in blue and orange...

Once again, my stamp collection is seriously lacking and I don't have a Father's Day stamp of any description, so the pen and ink came out to finish this bad boy off!  Thank you for all your comments last time about using a Versamark pen so that I could emboss my hand written sentiments...I did give it a go.  Unfortunately, with calligraphy you require a flat tip nib (width to suit) and the Versamark is obviously round tipped so no matter how hard I tried, the effect didn't turn out quite right :(  So I am still on a mission to find a liquid embossing ink that I can dip my nibs into like I do with the coloured ink...I may have to email Versamark!!  :)  I am entering this card into the Recipe Swap over at Catered Crop this week - the theme being 'For The Boys'

The Father-In-Law's card I made in black and white...

I'll admit, I made a mistake here.  My Father-In-Law is an avid supporter of Tottenham Hotspurs having grown up in Tottenham and played for the youth team back in the day.  I'm not a big football fan and have only seen the Spurs kit at a glance if it's been on the TV.  I thought the colours were black and white - they're not!  Their colours are NAVY and white, so I think I can be excused for getting it wrong!  When I found out it was too late to make another card in the right colours so I had to leave it - maybe next time Richard - sorry!!  It doesn't matter too much though as he didn't know that's what I was aiming for in the first place :)

That's all for today...I am hoping to get some cards made by the time the weekend is out although it hasn't gone well so far!  I miss posting and being in blogland with you all!  You'll be glad to know that the training of my other half to cook dinner is going well...he did try to cut his finger off when we were at work at the beginning of the week though so he hasn't been able to cook, or do much else, all week or I would've had a chance to sit down and craft!  Oh well, he's on the mend now and hopefully his finger won't take too long to heal so that I can get out of the kitchen and back to my desk :)

Thanks so much for stopping by  ;)


Yellow Card:
Card:      Paper Mill Direct - White, Black, Grey, Daffodil, Primrose
Stamps: Stamping All Day - Art Deco Birthday
Ink:        Ranger - Perfect Medium
Other:    Thread; rhinestones

Blue and Orange Card:
Card:      Paper Mill Direct - White, Black, Grey, Sky Blue, Citrus Orange
Stamps: NONE!
Ink:        Windsor & Newton - Light Blue
Other:    Thread; rhinestones

Black and White Card:
Card:      Paper Mill Direct - White, Black, Grey
Stamps: NONE!
Ink:        Windsor & Newton - Black
Other:    Thread


  1. These are great!!! I love the layout of this card and how you made several different versions. Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

  2. I love design like this - change the colour and sentiment and use it over and over again! Love the different shades of yellow! Thanks for playing with CASology this week, Sian!

  3. Excellent graphic design. Thank you for sharing with us this week at CASology!

  4. You're adorable, Sian! I have to start at the end and tell you that I'm sorry your OH had an accident with his finger, but it really is lame that he went to that extreme just to get out of the kitchen! Naughty boy!! (Seriously, I hope he heals quickly and with no complications. We miss our Sian!)

    Your cards are CASlicious (and I'm feeling like it's a winner in the "yellow" CASology challenge)!! They all seem so simple, but having done cut stripes, I know it is very time-consuming, especially with your hand-drawn (beautiful) sentiment! I'm sure they will be a hit with all the recipients, even Richard!! Take care and hope to see you back soon! xxoo Darnell

  5. Great cards! I love that you showed different combinations. They are bold and graphic and perfectly executed!

  6. Fabulous bold layout on each of these!!


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