Sunday, 17 January 2016

A New Year Engagement

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
How's your weekend going so far?

I had some surprise visitors for lunch yesterday - my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver and his Mum and Dad - we don't usually have a lunch date but it was so lovely to see them unexpectedly.

The other lovely thing we have done this weekend is book our holiday for the summer - it's great to have something to look forward to isn't it? This year Jack has decided he only wants to come out for  a week with us - so the first week of our holiday my DH and I will be rattling around like two peas in a pod in a 4 bed villa but the second week we will have a house full as Jack will be travelling out with Jamie, Rowena and my two beautiful Granddaughters - I'm so excited already lol!!!!!

Anyway I thought I would pop by to share a card I made for a friend that wanted an engagement card for friends that got engaged on New Year's Day. The brief was was something CAS and if possible with a London skyline as they got engaged in London.

Here's what I came up with:
I found a London Skyline silhouette on the internet and cut it out using my Scan n Cut and then used this and the base layer for the card.

I added an embossed panel that I inked and then the adorable LOTV 'Close Your Eyes' image mat and layered using MFT Stitched Rectangles.
 Image coloured with Copics.

Challenges I would like to enter:

2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by today.
Have a fabulous day.


Janice said...

Great card Debs, love all those LOTV images and clever you creating that skyline. Happy holidays too, I know you love your big family hols, but I bet you'll also love your week as a couple! Jx

Christine L said...

Perfectly personalised Debs - putting the skyline is a fab idea! And of course, I love the little couple too. I'm sure the recipients will love it!

Your holiday sounds fabulous and just how holidays should be!!

Christine x

Hazel (Didos) said...

ah what a cute card, Love the Wee Couple. My Friends got engaged at Christmas. Ahh Love is inthe Air!!! Sounds like you are gonna have a fabby holiday!! Love Hazelxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love these cuties and the red and grey are gorgeous, fab colouring

coldwaters2 said...

Adorable and so sweet such a lovely creation Debs
lorraine x

downrightcrafty said...

so pretty love the image and the texture on the card
hugs Kate x

Sue B said...

This is a fab engagement card Debs… Love the skyline and the image is so sweet… you've coloured it to perfection! :-))
Love the sound of your holiday plans… bet you are mega excited!!
Hope you're having a great weekend hun!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Debs, such a sweet image and brilliant skyline.
It's nice to have something to look forward to, especially with the cold miserable weather we are having at the moment.

Sarah said...

This is lovely Debs and what a great way to achieve the skyline too. Bet the happy couple were thrilled to bits xx

Sue said...

Ooooh Debs, I can feel the sunshine already! so nice to have a summer hols all booked! Your card is gorgeous. Perfect design and lovely colouring and colour choice. The skyline looks fab.

Diane said...

Stunning coloring and image on your fabulous design.

Hugs Diane

mixamatoasties said...

Think you rocked the brief Debs. Fab card. Although I have to admit it took me a while to work out that it was the London Eye on the die.... oops!!

Susan xx

Julie Curtis said...

Your card is just precious!! Your coloring is amazing. I can't wait to see what you create next week at Addicted To Stamps and More.

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Debs - Thanks for sharing your card with the 'Anything Goes' challenge over at CRAFTY FRIENDS... your engagement card is so cute and lovely colouring of the image... good luck in the draw and hope to see you again.
Diane Louise (DT) xx

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Debs - Thanks for sharing your card with the 'Anything Goes' challenge over at CRAFTY FRIENDS... your engagement card is so cute and lovely colouring of the image... good luck in the draw and hope to see you again.
Diane Louise (DT) xx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super card and i'm so loving that skyline too.

It's so lovely to look forward to a hols, we are going away in May, as i don't like it too hot for sightseeing, Luv Sam x

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

sue k said...

Darling card, wonderful image. Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.

Sue - 2 Creative Chicks DT

Melissa L. said...

Oh! Gorgeous coloring of this sweet image, Debs. :) Beautifully done. Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

Wishcraft said...

Super cute image and a gorgeous design too, really lovely card Debs :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Susangail Powell said...

What an adorable image and your coloring is awesome!

Lynsey said...

Hi Debs, it is great having a holiday booked, so nice to have something to look forward too! Hugs Lynsey x

Abi said...

You've fitted the brief perfectlt Debs, it's a stunning card. The london skyline looks fabulous! x

Kat W said...

That looks like it fits the bill perfectly and is a lovely combination of cute and elegant...and very romantic :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Mandy LaCroix said...

Just as precious as it can be! WOW! Love it!
Thanks for sharing it over at 2 Creative Chicks! :)

Kuni said...

Your card is beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at the Stempelsonne.