Wednesday, 26 March 2014


Hello people!

How are we all?!  I can only apologise for my prolonged absence...I have been rushed off of my feet!!!  What with the new job and then DOH's 50th birthday and all of the other things life throws at you when you'd really rather be doing something else, I feel like my feet haven't touched!!  Anyway, that's enough moaning!

I am here today with THREE cards!  They will, unfortunately for you guys, be posted on three separate posts as I have made them all using the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch and would like to enter all three ;)  Sorry guys, I know it's not really blog etiquette to not post anything for ages and then THREE posts on one night, but that's just how I roll!!  ;)

Ok, so the first card I have to share is a card I have made for my Mother to celebrate Mother's Day this coming Sunday...

My Mummy is a big fan of monochrome, which is probably where I get my love for it hopefully she's going to like this :)  As I've mentioned before, she's also the one who got me into all this stitching malarky with her beautiful pictures she used to create...the one that sticks in my mind most is a swan that she did, it was stunning.  So, this is a little homage to my Mum on Mum's day ;)

I am also going to take this opportunity to apologise for any typo's that may occur in my posts this evening and for the shortness of my posts as I currently have matchsticks holding my eyes open and still have dinner to do!  I am so sleepy that I have just knocked red wine over an insert I had just written for my friend's birthday card (that is coming on another post this evening!) so now I have to write it out again...honestly, if brains were dynamite...!  ;)

So, here's the gorgeous sketch that has inspired me three times over - I just can't get enough of it!!

GORGEOUS!!  I now need a stamp like that in my life, it's official!  ;)

Thank you for coming back to visit me after my unacceptably long absence, I just hope you stick with me through the rest of my posts!

Love to you all,

Card:      Paper Mill Direct - Black, White
Stamps:  Verve - One Person
Ink:        VersaColor - Silver
Other:    WOW! - Super Fine Silver e/p; silver thread


  1. Your mom is just going to love this! I've attempted this technique, but even the instructors just laughed at me! Yours, however is gorgeous. Love the "momochromatic" look (lol)! It's a wonderful card. Bev

  2. Wonderful take on the sketch! I love how elegant this looks and your Mom is sure to love it!

  3. First Sian...Yayyyyy!! You're back! Second, no 'etiquette' faux pas happening whatsoever! Last I checked, you can post a zillion times in one day, so you do whatever you want, because we'll be here gazing and admiring! Third, hope the flaring of hectic days will see your pace slowing a bit! Although you're exhausted, it appears your creativity hasn't flagged any (but I do feel for you in spilling the wine...). which leads to my point four: your card for Mum is FABULOUS! Such beautiful stitching (I tried this type of art before, with no luck. Using Spirograph - which I'm sure you're far to young to remember - was much more productive!), and the results are ever so eye-catching! Your mum will absolutely adore this, as do I!! Finally, belated Happy Birthday to your DH; hope you and he celebrated in style (I remember 50...from four years two are still such young 'uns!). Off to see your next card...Hugs~c

  4. Sian, this is stunning! Your stitching is fantastic and so intricate! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  5. I think your mom is going to LOVE this monochromatic card! Love your perfect stitching!


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