Saturday, 18 July 2015

Engagement Congrats FMS195

It has been a lovely sunny, winter's day in Melbourne, and I am recovering nicely now from a winter ailment, so I have enjoyed a Saturday of getting chores done quickly and early, the washing hung out to dry before heading down to meet someone at the shopping centre. After the catch up and my weekly shopping I headed off to do birthday shopping and came home with the gift, and a slow- cooker for me too. We're having self-saucing chocolate pudding tonight for dessert!

There's been a request by one of my customers, for an engagement card, and I immediately thought of the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week. The three overlapping circles are easily replicated using three hearts, all from the stamp set Groovy Love. Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder and Smokey Slate  were perfect colour choices, quite soft and subtle. Some of the silver metallic thread has been included, and a scattering of rhinestones.

The elaborate 'congratulations' is from a retired stamp set called Well Scripted and the 'on your engagement' is from another retired set called Love & Laughter. I'll share a little story with you, don't know if you'll think its funny or not. I'm quite methodical with my stamp sets, they are all stored alphabetically, with current ones at the front of the shelves, retired behind. I knew which stamp set I needed for the 'on your engagement' subtitle but for the life of me, I couldn't find it. I must have checked those shelves at least a half dozen times. Now, you know the saying - "must have had a man's look"? I find often that if I tell my hubby what he is looking for and where it should be, he will find it when I don't - and he did!! Thank goodness, because I was beginning to wonder if in a moment of madness I had sold that stamp. That would be crazy!!!!

Have a lovely weekend

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  1. Fabulous use of these stamps on the sketch! LOVE the colors. Love the scripted words. Glad you found your stamps. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. Such a pretty card!! Beautiful colors and i love the silver mettalic thread!!!
    Thank you for joining us at FMS!!


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