Tuesday 7 October 2014

Engagement Card

Good morning dear friends and fellow bloggers.  We have had such a bad time this year with serious illnesses and other very  bad news so it was lovely to answer the telephone the other evening.  It was my extremely excited niece ringing to say that her boyfriend had proposed to her on her birthday.  It was totally unexpected so you can imagine how excited she was.  And of course her answer was a very loud YES - or so I understand.  Ashleigh is 25 and James a year or so older so I'm hoping that it won't be too long before we are celebrating their wedding.

My Card

My card is an odd size of approximately 6.5 inches square.  6 inch was too tight for space and 7 inch was just a tad too big and left too much space between the corner die cuts and the main focal point. I made an envelobox using the Envelobox Creator from Crafters Companion. I had to put masses of bubble wrap round it so that it wouldn't get squashed in the mail because it had to go up to Co Durham. I forgot to take a picture of the envelobox and I also forgot to photograph the inside of the card! Typical!  Anyway, suffice to say both were lovely too. I started out by making the card white on white but then decided it needed just a smidgen of colour to bring it out so chose the pale pink WOC roses. I stamped the JustRite  image with Versamark and heat embossed with Detail Silver powder. Obviously the sentiment was computer generated.

Embossing folder - Spellbinders Dainty Dots
Corner Dies - Creative Expressions "Austrian Collection "
Leaves - Creative Expressions "Faux Quilled Leaves"
Stamp - JustRite Birthday Vintage Labels 4
Die- JustRite Vintage Labels 4
Roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls - Hobby House

Well I hope everybody is feeling well and that those who have been under the weather are now on the mend.  We appear to have got back almost to normal with phone and broadband although a couple of days ago we had no phone or broadband for almost 24 hours because BT were having problems in some parts of the country, and Oxfordshire was one of those parts!  And then this morning we have been okay for broadband but had no telephone line for a few hours.  It's time BT got their act together because they really are pretty useless I think.

Well that's it from me for today.


Sue said...

So pleased to hear your happy news! Congratulations to your niece and her boyfriend.
Your card is stunning, such a beautiful and elegant design. I love the delicate colours and special personalised sentiment.
hugs Sue xx

JJ said...

Beautiful card Christine, How exciting a wedding to look forward to.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous Christine, a wonderful keepsake too, xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
How lovely to have some good news. A lovely card, so pretty I'm sure your niece will love it.

Carol said...

This is stunning Christine, lovely design and the pop of colour finishes it off perfectly. Pleased you've finally had some good news. Carol x

Sue said...

What a beautiful engagement card Christine they will be over the moon with it...hope you and John are well lots of huggles Sue xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Christine, very elegant.
Lorraine x

Hazel said...

Christine your card is gorgeous. Nice to get good news about the happy couples engagement. Hazel xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
What a beautiful card and for a fabulous reason. Its smashing that the family have something wonderful to celebrate and look forward to after such a torrid year.
Congratulations to you all.
Ang x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Christine. Sorry to hear that you have had such a bad time recently. Hope everything has settled down.

Patricia said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! to the happy couple,and family.
They will love and treasure your stunning card.
I really like the way you have used the Die cuts and that wonderful central panel.
Good news at last hope there is plenty more

Patricia xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
well Congratulations to the happy couple, and what a very beautiful card to celebrate this very happy occasion too.
Love your super design of this.
So glad you are now getting some happier news, lets hope this continues.
Lots of crafty love, Jenny L.

Stamps and Paper said...

Congrats to the happy couple ...beautiful card Christine love your corner dies


Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, I'm s pleased to read that you finally got some good news, many congrats to your niece..they will be thrilled to bits with your beautiful card, hugs Carole Z X

Brawny x said...

How fabulous Christine. What a gorgeous card x

Christine said...

Hi Christine stunning beautiful card for your niece, I love to use dies & this card is so special ..sorry to hear bout the illnesses..wishing all a speedy recover..

smiles Christine ..xx

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Christine this is stunning, classy and elegant, the design is superb a beautiful creation.
lorraine x