Monday, 6 January 2014

I hope you know...

Hello, hello!

Especially to Jane, my newest follower...thanks for joining me!

Today I am here with a card that is about as soppy as I "anniversary" card for my DOH.  I put the word anniversary in quote marks as we are not married, but we've put up with each other been together for 5 years now and every year I make him a little card which he coo's over for a bit and more often than not puts directly onto the coffee table.  If he could, I think he'd probably bin them after a week or so, but he knows there's no way he'll get away with that!!  ;)  I found all of the cards that I've made for him, and that he has kept (impressed!) in a drawer the other day whilst looking for something else, and to be honest, I think some of them would be best in the bin!!  :)

This card, I think, qualifies for the challenge over at Curtain Call just now which is 'Smitten'.  I know the challenge leans more towards the wintery warm fuzzy feeling, but I think that it's a kind of a lovey-dovey word right?!  Perfect for a declaration of love card me thinks :)

A little close up of the sentiment because it's quite teeny...DOH had to get right under the light to see it properly...bless's his age  ;)

It's a pretty simple card...I drew some hearts and then fussy cut them out.  I did a little crazy stitching pattern with red and white thread to make the heart a bit more interesting...same reason for scrunching up the smaller black heart - you gotta have a bit of dimension on a super simple card  :)  I managed to complete this card, write it AND stuff it into its envelope WITHOUT adding any sort of pearls or sparkles whatsoever.  That may not be a problem for most people, but for me that's no mean feat!!!

So that's me for today, I hope you're all having a lovely Monday and enjoying what is for most people, the first day back at work after Christmas :)

Thanks for stopping by ;)

Card:      Paper Mill Direct - White, Black, Bright Red
Stamps: Verve - One Person
Ink:        Ranger - Perfect Medium
Other:    WOW! - Ebony e/p; Craft Concepts - Grunge Dots e/f; Spellbinders - Classic Edges Two; thread


  1. What a fun post (cards in the bin: not allowed, unless you put them there!), and your card is perfect x awesome for your DOH! Your stitching is such a jazzy special touch; definitely a Sian-stylized signature look! LOVE it!! Hugs~c

  2. WOW, you've schooled me on new ways to add interest and texture to a CAS card, Sian!! I'm very impressed and very inspired!! That stitching, especially, really wowed me! Congratulations on your five-year anniversary! Cheers to many, many more years of bliss, wedded or not!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Love the stitching details on the heart. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call!

  4. I do not believe for a second that some of your cards should be in the bin!!! It just shows how your craft has grown and evolved as your talent has grown!!! I love this card, would make a great jumping off point for a valentines card too!
    Kelly xx


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