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Friday, May 25, 2012

Engagement Card for Katie & George

Hi all, wow, we've had still more rain overnight and again during the day. I think it is still raining on and off at the moment. I'm not as cold tonight as I put extra layers on today and I decided to drag my craft bits and pieces out to finish this card in the family room - where the fire is, LOL.
I've finally finished the card I started about 3 weeks ago for our daughter's engagement. It is now late!!! I found this lovely paper embroidery pattern in a Hobbyjournaal Magazine and thought it would be just right. They also had the alphabet, so I added their initials to the heart pattern to personalise it for them. I used a variegated green for the swirls and leaves and red for the top of the heart and metallic gold for the intials.  I finished the stitching this morning at craft and put the card together tonight. Thought it would look nice as an easel card, so that is what I did.  I made some more flowers, this time from some scraps of red card and added some white pearl beads to the centres. The sentiment is from SU set A Word for You and was inked in SU Early Espresso onto a wide oval and then I used red card and a decorative punch. I added the oval to this and popped it up with foam dots so it would hold the front in place when open. I added some small flat pearls to it as well. I finished the front of with a few pearls as well. Not sure where the DP is from but I've had it in my stash for several years (at least 5!!! - must use some more of my stash instead of buying more, says she who bought 2 more packs today, LOL.)
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Linky Party - #90 Anything Goes 
Bearly-Mine Challenges - #36 ~ Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Celebrate Challenge but NO Birthday

Thanks for the comments left for me and also for stopping by today.
Take Care,
Sandy

photo of open card
again the scans aren't wonderful !
front of card
 inside of card


17 comments:

  1. oh gosh Hun,this is just so beautiful they will just love this,beautiful design,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

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  2. Simply beautiful. Love the texture of the embossing, very classy Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs

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  3. Beautiful card - inside and out! Thanks for popping by my blog, it's lovely to see you! Hope you have a fab weekend, Wedgie xxx

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  4. This is beautiful,lovely work, flowers perfect,sentiment too.
    good one Sandra. love Mum

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  5. Hi Sandy .Stunning .That front is so elegant .Lovely stitching and flowers .

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  6. Hi Sandy
    A beautiful card thankyou for joining us this week at Bearly Mine
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  7. This is gorgeous, such lovely embroidery and handmade flowers.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  8. That is so pretty and different....love the stitching.

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  9. Sandy, you knocked another one out of the ballpark! This is gorgeous and truly personalized! :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

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  10. very pretty Sandy, I like to do the embroidery at times too very time consuming. You did a great job on this.
    Cindy

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  11. what a gorgeous card you have made. It fits our challenge well and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

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  12. amazing work thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine challenges and good luck hugs Jess

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  13. What a gorgeous card - lovely design and colours - i'm sure your daughter loves it - late or not!! thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

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  14. I'm really sorry I am so late commenting this week but thank you for joining in the Celebrations challenge at MAWTT and I hope you will join us again this week for my challenge
    Laurie x

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