Tuesday 23 November 2021

A shining engagement

Hello, crafting friends!

Welcome to the latest challenge from CAS Colours and Sketches! Joanne is doing a great job of guiding us through the month of November and her latest inspiration is this versatile sketch:

I was delighted to hear recently that a lovely couple I know had got engaged and really enjoyed using this sketch to create a celebratory card for them.

I started by masking off the sides of a thick card base with sticky notes, leaving a strip exposed. Into this, I stamped a design with the flower stamp from Clearly Besotted's Perfect Lilies using versamark ink. This was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

The background was coloured with a silver metallic pencil and the flowers shaded with a gold metallic pencil and given detail with a darker gold metallic pen.

I finished the card with a sentiment from Gemini die cut from gold foil card stock. There's a lot of shimmer and shine on this card which I've just not been able to capture on camera but I hope you can use your imagination!

And now it's over to you! The team has made some inspiring samples so do hop over to the CAS Colours and Sketches blog and check them out. As usual, you'll find the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post so that you  can share your own creation with us. We can't wait to see what you make!

I used the Silver/Gold colour duo at Color Hues to give a special feel to my engagement card so I'm linking up there.

The back story of today's card is this: I was looking after one of my favourite little dogs one weekend and had sent photos of him to his owners who had jaunted off to London. 'He's had such a busy weekend of walking and playing,' I texted, showing a photo of him sleeping on his back with his paws in the air. I got a text back with a photo of an elegant hand bearing a diamond ring with the caption 'We've had quite a busy weekend too!' I am so pleased because from the very first time I met this couple, when I went to meet their puppy, I had everything crossed for a wedding!!

Sending hugs,


  1. Your engagement card is stunning Vicky such an elegant design in a gorgeous colour combo

  2. Awesome engagement card - really, really pretty.

    lovely to hear some good news.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. The combination of gold embossing and gold and silver pencils is wonderful! Such a great combination of card challenges. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  4. Vicky, this is gorgeous! Love the details and beautiful shading, this is so festive!

  5. What a lovely story Vicky - Congratulations to the young couple! And a lovely way to mark the occasion with this gorgeous card! Simply fab! x

  6. So beautiful and elegant. I thought it was a sheet of patterned paper you had hand embossed onto - it is just amazing.

  7. Such an elegant and very beautiful card Vicky and what a lovely story to go with it.
    Faith x

  8. Love these lilies and how you've colored them, Vicky! Such an elegant card!

  9. Such a pretty card, Vicky! I love that you brought out our colors with colored pencil too! The card just checks all the boxes of what I love! Thanks for being with us at Color Hues!

  10. Gorgeous engagement card to celebrate this wonderful news! Thank you for joining us at Color Hues.

  11. Imaginations are a MUST with shimmer and shine, but mine shows the beauty of your card just perfectly!

  12. I love lilies so the stamp along was enough to draw me in, but your beautiful pencil colouring is wonderful and combined with that simple gold diecut sentiment this card really is a triumph Vicky - as is the story that led to its creation!

  13. The panel is so gorgeous, I love the colors you chose.

  14. Vicky, Be on the look out for an email from me!:)


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