Sunday, 6 April 2014

Retro best wishes...

Hi guys!

How are you all?  I managed to post before the last minute rush on Tuesday evening - woohoo!!  It's been quite an eventful week/weekend here but I've managed to find some time to sit at my desk...not without an argument I might add though!  I lost out on my designated crafting day yesterday for a spur of the moment outing, so today was my turn - between washing and baking of course :)  

Today's card used the layout over at Retro Sketches.  It's been a while since I used one of their sketches.  I love this challenge and how it uses the layouts of previously made cards  :)  It's a really nice one this week, you should get yourself over there and join in!

Here's my card...

I was in a 'classic' sort of mood when I made this earlier.  It's for my Brother and Sister who have this week just moved out of my Dad's house and into a new flat for the first time  :)  I know it was a big thing for them but I know they're gonna love it!!!  My Brother, like myself, particularly loves damask!  I particularly love red, black and white and sparkly embossing powder too so here you have it!!

You can just about see the subtle sparkle in this damask embossing - it's so pretty!  The stitching is an homage to my Brother's love of tailoring too :)  I hope they both like it!!  This damask pattern stamp is new to me from WOW! and I LOVE it!!  I've not used any of their stamps before and they are fantastic!  It gave a perfect impression on the first use - as I now you guys will know, that can't be said for all stamps!

Like I said, this is for the challenge over at Retro Sketches this week.  The sketch is...

I've just noticed that I put my little pearls on the sentiment panel whereas the sketch has them just beneath it...ah well, artistic license and all that hey?!!  ;)

I hope you've all had/are having a marvelous weekend and I look forward to seeing you back here soon ;)

Thanks for stopping by ;)

Card:      Paper Mill Direst - White, Black, Crimson
Stamps: WOW! - Vintage Wallpaper; Verve - Kind Words
Ink:        VersaMark
Other:    WOW! - Black Glint, Silver Super Fine e/p; Crafty Ribbons - Red Velvet seam binding;
                      thread; pearls


  1. Oh the deep rich damask is gorgeous Sian.

  2. You hope they 'like' it? Oh my, Sian, they will LOVE it to bits and pieces! Again, your eye for design and choices of colours/images, personalized to their tastes, are showcased in fine flair and style here. Red and black - striking! The stitching and sparkle - perfect special touches. This is a show-stopper, my dear friend, a gorgeous, stunning show-stopper! Hugs~c

  3. Very elegant with the damask and the red, black, and white!


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