Thursday, 1 August 2013

Congratulations on your Engagement

Hi guys

Well, until today my week off has seen very little sunshine, but today the sun finally came out so we made the most of it and got out and about.  We travelled up the coast to Seaton in East Devon and had a little trip on the Seaton Tramway where electric trams take you from Seaton to Colyton alongside the River Axe estuary and through the nature reserves in the Axe Valley.  A little later we drove along the coast to Beer and had a little wander around the shops.  Its a shame we had to use the cliff top car park, that just proved how unfit I really am!!  Phew, that was very hot and hard work!!

Anyhoo, getting back to some craftiness, I wanted to share a card I made last night ahead of an engagement party we are going to tomorrow evening, one of my chap's friends recently popped the question :)

This is only the second time I have used pages from this paper pad and I really love the neutral shades.  I scored double horizontal lines above and below the strip of patterned paper and then used some dies to cut out the hearts from other pages in the same pad.  I used two different stamp sets from Clearly Besotted for the sentiments and decided to use Charcoal ink on this one instead of black and I think it works much better with the neutral tones of the paper.  My only annoyance with this card is that the pattern can be seen through the ribbon, oh well, you can't win 'em all eh!  On the other hand, I love my bow, makes a change for me to create a half-decent one! :D

Materials used:
  • Cardstock: Base card from stash
  • Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs - Country Boutique
  • Dies: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Love Hearts collection
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Framed Sentiments and Baby Love sets
  • Ink: Versa Color - Charcoal
  • Ribbon and gems from stash

That's all from me today.  I have an afternoon and evening on my own on Saturday so hopefully I will be able to fit in some crafty time and therefore be back on Sunday to share some more creations with you.

As always, thanks for visiting and I hope you are having a lovely week whatever you're up to :)

Bye for now

Weight Loss Update:
So far I've managed to lose 7.5 lbs in 4 weeks, not bad considering July was a busy month for socialising.  I've been eating out a fair amount this week too, it is my holiday after all, but I don't think I've done too much damage, Monday morning will reveal all :-/


  1. Gorgeous card, has a very elegant feel. I really like the papers you've used too.

    Jacqui x

  2. This is so pretty. Love the paper you have used

  3. Love it's gentle elegance. Very pretty.

  4. This is so lovely and soft, Neet! I'm pinning in, I love it so much and I know the happy couple will treasure it!!

  5. Gorgeous papers and a gorgeous card!

  6. This is really gorgeous Neet! I love those papers!!
    Lizy xx


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