Tuesday, 7 January 2014

I made it!...

Good evening boys and girls!

Actually, it's probably still the middle of the day for a lot of you, but it's evening here :)

This is just going to be a quick post today (I can hear the sighs of relief already!) as I am multi-tasking!  We have some friends coming round for dinner in about half an hour and also another friend dropping by just before (hopefully, other my house is going to look like a rush hour railway station!) so I'm just squeezing this post in in between!  Phew!  I didn't want to fail on the one-a-day posting so soon into January; although, with my mojo on the missing list, I can only assume it won't be long :)

This card isn't for any challenge, not that I'm aware of anyway, and is a card for my soon to be sort of daughter-in-law in the sunny land of Australia!  Her birthday is not until the end of the month, but I like to be prepared!  I'm hoping we'll be able to give it to her in person (everything is crossed for that!) but if not, it's ready for the post :)

Here we go...

Right, so there's a bit of calligraphy (kinda wish I'd chosen a different font now, but hindsight is a wonderful thing!) and a bit of multi coloured stamping, some fussy cutting and a few pearls and bam, done!  I hope she likes it because I think it's going to take a while to grow on me?!  Not sure yet...

Thanks as always for stopping by, I'll see y'all again soon ;)

(Still annoyed about the grey background - please sort it out Blogger!!  Thank you!)

Card:     Paper Mill Direct - White, Black, Raspberry Pink
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Fancy Flourishes & Scallops & Dots; Verve - Sunny Days
Ink:        VersaColor - Indigo, Violet, Magenta; SU! - Black; Windsor & Newton - Black Calligraphy Ink
Other:    Pearls


  1. This is so pretty, Sian! The calligraphy is absolutely fitting with the flourishes and your coloring is tops!! I love the "soon-to-be-sort-of"! Not sure what that means! Anyway, you look so young that I'm sure it's against the law for your 12-year-old son to be getting engaged! Hugs, Darnell

    1. She's my soon-to-be-sort-of DIL as I'm not actually married to my DOH, but she's marrying his son, so she'll be my DIL, sort of! Thank you for your kind words, as always. ;)

  2. Do you mean that you wrote the words yourself in this beautiful calligraphy? I wish I could do that! I think it's a fabulous card - with the two tone layer and the multicolored swirl, etc. How could she not like it?

    1. I did indeed wrote the calligraphy myself...it's not as difficult as it looks, I promise! Thank you so much for your sweet comment :)

  3. this is a lovely card, Sian! Your soon-to-be-DIL will love it! I must ask... did you use a font on the computer? Or did you write your gorgeous calligraphy by hand - sorry to ask - but it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Love your card, Sian! hugs, de

  4. Adding my cheers and applause to the lovely, made with heart-and-art card that will delight your soon to be sorta DIL (are you old enough to have one of those??)! It's absolutely gorgeous! I'm with the others: if this is your calligraphy, wowsers!!

    1. Yep yep, it is my writing! ;) I don't have any children of my own (yet!) and I'm not technically old enough to have a DIL, but my DOH has 27 and 23 year old sons so I'm borrowing them for now! He he! ;) thank you for your kindness :)

  5. You are so clever hunny! I love the stampin geffect and the background mat that changes colour halfway round, thanks so different!!!
    Kelly xx


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