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

23 comments:

  1. 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

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

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

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

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  5. Fabulous news for your daughter.

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

    Hugs
    Valxx

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  17. 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

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

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  19. 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

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

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

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

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  23. 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

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Fliss xx