Monday 11 January 2016

They're Engaged!

Hi all,

Whilst visiting my M-i-L over last weekend, she announced that one of Papa Mia's cousins (who happened to be one of my bridesmaids all those moons ago!) had got engaged to her boyfriend on New Year's Eve ... funnily enough Papa Mia and I got engaged on a New Year's Eve too!!!!!!! :o)

I couldn't let the moment pass without making the happy couple a card, so here it is:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - is some white cardstock which I've cut, scored and folded to make a A6 card
  • Image - is by Wendy at All Dressed Up and is called Over The Moon. This image was a freebie from Issue 139 of Simply Card Making and Papercraft Magazine. I think it's probably supposed to be for a wedding card, but I love the sentiment on it as we're delighted for Papa Mia's cousin and her fiancĂ©. I've brought the happy couple to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the listed shades before die cutting it using my largest Die'sire Essentials Squares die (with a bit of Out of the Box technique for the moon!):
    • Skin - FS2, FS3, FS4, FS8, FS9, TN4
    • Hair - TN2, EB2, EB6
    • Dress, Veil & Lady's Shoes - PP3, PP4, CR6, DR6
    • Tails & Man's Shoes - IG4, IG6, IG7, IG10
    • Top Hat, Bow Tie & Waistcoat - IG4, IG6, IG7, PP3, PP4, CR6
    • Buttonhole & Flowers - DR6, DG3
    • Shadow on the Moon - IG1, IG2, IG3
  • Paper - is by Marisa Lerin at Pixel Scrapper Digital Scrapbooking and is called Polka Dots 21 Paper from one of her Vietnam Papers kits. I've just used a small portion of the paper to follow the current Sketch Design at Freshly Made Sketches
  • Sentiment - came from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine as a freebie. I stamped this directly onto my card base using the second lightest shade in my Papermania Hot Pink ink pack.

I've been inspired by and would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Hope you have a great week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. a lovely card helen. it must be a good night for proposals....shaun also proposed to me on new years eve!!!

  2. Awwww it's lovely Helen. What nice news too.

  3. Such a sweet card! I'm sure the happy couple with love it to pieces! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Hi Helen such a beautiful card hun, I am sure the happy couple will love it.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  5. Helen after our conversation on FB I just HAD to come over and give you more ♥♥ and join up as a follower.xx

    1. Hi Annie - thank you for coming over to my blog .... hope you enjoy the madcap journey through my crafting mind!!!!!
      Hugs, Helen xxxxxx

  6. What a gorgeous elegant card :-)
    Thanks for joining in our challenge at In The Pink!
    Hugs, Kat x


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