Monday, 12 December 2011

Fantastic News

Hello folks, I'm back again with another post because as well as my hubby's birthday card which I have to show you, I had a phone call from my younger daughter Sarah (in the second year of a Fashion degree at Kingston) to say that she and her friend Lucinda are the winners of a competition run by the South African clothing company Woolworths. This means that in the Spring next year they will both be jetting off to South Africa for a few weeks. To say that she's excited is an understatement as she's been running around shrieking and jumping up and down! Isn't this just fabulous, I can't tell you how proud and pleased for her I am.
It's her Dad's birthday too and here is the card I've made for him:

Andrew loves anything nautical and has loads of books on the subject so I decided on another card made with my trusty Aspects of Design nautical stamp set from The Stamp Man which gets a lot of use as most of the men in my husband's family love the sea.
I made a background paper by stamping blocks of colour with various Distress inks in blues and greens and then stamped on a B Line Designs time stamp in opposite corners with black ink.
I stamped the ship collage on grey card coloured the circular element and round the very edge then cut it out. I stamped the map on ecru card and cut this out.
I assembled the card as you see, adding a greeting made with a Dymo machine.

Challenges for my card:
Corrosive Challenges - Anything but Christmas
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Birthday Card
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Anything but Christmas

Have a great week,
Fliss xx


Yvonne Garner said...

Great card, Fliss! Sure hubby will like it. Congrats on your daughter's good news! So happy for all of you. Very exciting! Best, Yvonne

craftattack said...

Great news indeed, congrats to your daughter and all the proud family! Lovely card, too! Valerie

Ephemera said...

Beautiful card and brilliant news for your daughter, so exciting. XX

craftytrog said...

Fabulous card, love the ink block background Fliss!
Congrats to your daughter too! x

Val said...

Fabulous news for your daughter.

This is stunning - just love the theme and detailing on it.


Sandra said...

Great news about your daughter Fliss,also love your card ,i bet hubby loved it too
Sandra x

Irene said...

What a great card Fliss, just brilliant. Congrats to your Daughter and her friend, how exciting for them both.
Irene x

Daniele said...

such a delightful card Fliss, I'm sure your hubby will be thrilled, congratulaions to your daughter

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful birthday card. Congrats to your daughter, you really should be a very proud mum.

Dots Dabbles said...

Woohoo!!! How exciting. Have you offered to carry their luggage for them yet? lol And I hope your hubby has a wonderful birthday...a really stunning card Fliss
Dot x

Meggymay said...

Congratulations to your daughter, its lovely to read good news. Your card is fabulous.

Joey said...

Fliss this is a beautiful card, the colours are stunning, congrats to your daughter. Thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts. Joey x

This Art That Heals said...

Wow, that's awesome for your daughter! Your card is so nice too, a perfect card for your special love!

Janette said...

thanks for sharing your gorgeous
card with us at CraftyCats this week.

Suzi B said...

Congratulations to your daughter ...
and belated B/D wishes to your hubby... his card is fabulous such a lot to look atand gorgeous colours.


Hi Fliss
A fabulous card,thankyou for joinng us this week at CraftyCatz
hugs Dianne xx

Dezinaworld said...

Oh thats fantastic news Fliss, i know how very proud you are of her and rightly so. She has done so well and Its a great achievement.
Thats a very handsome card too, beautiful work my friend.
Thank you so so much for your support and lovely messages over the last few weeks, its a tough time and it means a lot to me to have my friends support and bright messages to come home to at the end of the day
I wanted to say a special thank you to you for all your support and wishes on my blog over the last few weeks, its been wonderful to know i have such caring friends. thank you

Hope you are having a fab week my friend
Hugs June x

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ and Happy Christmas. xx

Deborah said...

That's a fabulous nautical card, Fliss! My brother is currently taking part in the Clipper Round the World yacht race (his boat is second overall at the moment) and so I am always on the lookout for nautical stamp sets - will have to check this out.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas - Deb x

Sue said...

Your card is beautiful and subtle in colour. I can well understand your daughter's delight. Wow, that is good news!

Sally H said...

A beautiful card, and congratulations to your daughter too. that is the opportunity of a lifetime!

Claire Phillips said...

Fabulous card Fliss and I am thrilled with the great news!Cheers Claire x

CraftyLoops said...

Wow what an amazing achievement by your daughter and an incredible opportunity for her. Thats certainly something that will be pretty fantastic to have on her cv. I love this card, its fab. Lee x