Tuesday 16 December 2014

Congratulations Marina

Hi, just a quick post to go with my extra card for ATSM this week.
Although it is not my week to make an inspiration card, I have made an extra one to celebrate the forthcoming nuptials of one our retiring teamies, Marina.


I hope you and your future hubby will have a long and happy marriage.
Here is my card to celebrate the happy day.

Sorry for the poor quality of the photo but it was very bright when I took the photo and the silver embossing kept reflecting and this was the compromise!

As this weeks challenge is 


you've got free rein!
I used one of my new STAMPlorations boxed blooms and the silver embossed sentiments were from the same stamp club set.
The rose was stamped then embossed in white and w/c with DIs. I do love these flower stamps by Shery, so easy to colour! I cut an aperture in the top layer to allow the rose to show through, using a square of the same size from my Cookie Cutter set. Sentiment words stamped and embossed above and below the aperture in silver.

I shall enter the following challenges:-

Either Stamps and flowers May 2014
Stamps and embossing October 2104

STAMPlorations - On going challenge
Penny Black and More - Special Occasion

OK, why not join in and perhaps you could make it a congrats to Marina too!
Pop over to the main blog and check out the rest of the fabulous DT to see what they have made to inspire you.


  1. This is gorgeous, Julie! Beautiful watercoloring of that boxed rose, and I love words embossed in silver -- the combo makes this card romantic and elegant at the same time!

  2. The blooms by Shery are awesome, aren't they? Love your colouring and the embossed sentiment. Gorgeous card and Marina will love it! xx

  3. Very beautiful! Love the embossing! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Penny Black and More!

  4. Gorgeous card - so nice to make an extra card! I however forgot about Marina's wedding - feel so stupid....still trying to catch up with my life and all those responsibilities.... that's my only excuse :(

  5. Wonderful colouring as always and love the CAS design x

  6. Wow, Julie! Love your colouring of the rose framed by the silver embossed sentiments, fabulous! Have a lovely Christmas and all the best for the new year too. Hugs Monika xxx

  7. Hi Julie. Back again, just read your comment on my post, thanks! There are a couple more around the South Wirral/Deeside area namely the one in the Sycamore Garden Centre in Great Sutton, I think, and there is another well stocked one near Deeside, only been there once on the way back from Hawarden. I tend to stick with Burleydam, because they do a mean quiche and salad for lunch (my tummy says) and I know Tracey who is in charge of the craft shop. Anything you like, they don't stock already, she'll try and get it for you. Apart from that it's Crafter's Heaven twice a year at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight for the Spring and Autumn Stamp Festivals organised by Happy Stampers North West. It is a ticket only event due to it being so crowded already, fire regulations, and absolute bliss, anything a stamper's heart desires. If you go to the HSNW website, you can get all the information there. I can send you a link tonight .... off to Cheshire Oaks and Hobbiton. Xxxxx

  8. All the cards are wonderful I am glad I don't have to choose a favorite Lovely detail so much to see. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leading me here......Lis

  9. Oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous, Julie! I love how you water colored the box rose and your silver embossing is just beautiful! I'm sure Marina is going to love it, too!
    Sending you my best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a happy, healthy New Year!

  10. Julie, Marina and Max will be swooning when they see this absolutely gorgeous card! You've worked magic with this fabulous bloom, so much so that I want to pull out my set to case your card! Simply splendid!

  11. Wow ... beautiful card Jules. The rose is gorgeous framed with the aperture and love the silver embossing. Marina will love this! Loll xx

  12. The boxed rose is so elegant! and love the white space you left!

  13. Beautiful coloring of your rose! Perfect wedding card- Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations!

  14. What a beautiful card and perfect for the wedding couple. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month too.

  15. Beautifully CAS - love it.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to join our challenge at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x


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