Thursday, 20 June 2013

I have a little box!

Hi folks...I was a very lucky girl on Friday ;) my gorgeous SF bought me a little box.



And in that little box was...?
Why my engagement ring of course :)




It was all a bit serindipity as we had planned to go to Exeter to look but on Thursday I decided to have my existing wedding/engagement rings cut off to be resized for wearing on my left hand and to allow me to actually try on a ring on the right finger!! LOL

Before I went in the shop I was looking in the window (something I don't usually do!) and spotted this ring. It really caught my eye....I have a yen for a Celtic trinity knot wedding band and thought this would go really well with that idea.
Luckily when SF and I called to look at it the day after he really loved it too! It seems we are even in tune on the jewellery front as well ;)

I am a very lucky girl to have found someone who loves me as much as I love him.

It needs resizing yet. It can't be done for a couple of weeks as my finger needs to regain it's shape after many years of being squashed by my rings being too small!!!

Well....I was much thinner when I married in 1977!!! Rofl


Thanks for sharing our happiness and for all your good wishes, we really appreciate it :)

P.S. We are both as crazy as each other! There was me taking photos of the box and the ring, and there was SF taking photos of me taking photos !!!!ROFL



xoxo Sioux

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Flower Card for The Artistic Stamper

I'm sharing a card today over on the The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog


Curious? Then just hop on over to The Creative Team Blog for all the details.
Thanks for looking and happy stamping
xoxo Sioux

P.S. I appreciate each and every comment here but time is short in all our lives so please do not feel obliged to comment both here and on the creative team post.
...I'll see your comments and share the feed back all at the same time if you use The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog post ;)
Thanks

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Love Begins - A collaboration

My SF and I are so in tune with each other it is unbelievable.
We are both artistic, although he freely admits he leans towards the written word.

He wrote a poem to celebrate our meeting and love.......big sigh! ;)
This then inspired me to create a little art work as a backdrop to his beautiful words.


I could not resist the other week and bought myself yet another little journal book - a very lovely moleskin.

The landscape was created using Distress Inks....the mountains are simply some torn paper used to create a mask to smudge the inks over.
The trees and foliage are from Inkylicious and the wording was hand written with a calligraphy pen using Dylusions ink in melted chocolate (the ink is great for this purpose).

We are off to Exeter today to search for an engagement ring and to find out just what our ring sizes are!!!
So I hope you like this collaborative piece....the words are very special to us.
Lets hear it for SF please :)
xoxo Sioux

P.S. I have a little something to share with you for The Artistic Stamper tomorrow.

Monday, 10 June 2013

SB turns into SF!

Mmmmm.......this is a long post...
Hold on to your hats folks!
(you may want to keep it for a special occasion)

My very, very special SB and I shared a wonderful sun filled day on Saturday.
We smooched around Totnes.....lazily stopped for coffee....bought some nibbles from the deli to eat later in my garden.
I found a plant that I had coveted since seeing it outside the hotel in Florence last year...


...and it's now adorning the front of my house. :)


Garden is looking good at the moment by the way.




The poppies are a special favourite.


We made a small detour to Broadsands beach on the way home and walked by the sea listening to the waves rolling in, watching the birds as they flew by.....stopping to sit on a bench to admire the view, chat, kiss and cuddle ;)


And then...
...and then...

Yes...he asked me the big question!
You know the one?

"Sioux?"...he paused...
...I turned to him and said "yes...?"

"Will you marry me?"

I paused...
...I said YES! :)

So Special Boyfriend is now Special Fianc√© ;)
Wow!


This is a whirlwind I know...but when something is right it is right and this is soooo right :)
We are so right for each other...we love each other...we want to grow old together...
...although, as you know, I already have a head start on him on that score!!! ROFLIA ;)

We celebrated later in the garden with ros√© Cava (of course!)



and shared an al fresco spread.
(Elder flowers picked near Elberry Farm on our circular walk back to the car)



A perfect day in so many ways.

We watched Casablanca together in the evening...although I managed to nod off about half an hour from the end!!!
He said he did not want to wake me as he was enjoying me sleeping in his arms?
Special huh?

He is the hero I was holding out for :)



Going to have to find a ring now....it needs to be just right...
...oh dear I suspect this could take some time! ;)

xoxo Sioux

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Time Card for The Artistic Stamper

I'm sharing a card today over on the The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog


Curious? Then just hop on over to The Creative Team Blog for all the details.
Thanks for looking and happy stamping
xoxo Sioux

P.S. I appreciate each and every comment here but time is short in all our lives so please do not feel obliged to comment both here and on the creative team post.
...I'll see your comments and share the feed back all at the same time if you use The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog post ;)
Thanks

Monday, 3 June 2013

Wow! 4 weeks ;)

My very special SB and I celebrated the 4 week anniversary of our first meeting on Saturday. We revisited Dartmouth, taking the ferry together this time ;)



Things just get better between us with each passing week :)

Please excuse the wonky candle in the photo, it drove us both crazy too!!!!

xoxo Sioux

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Male - Love U card for The Artistic Stamper

You all created some great "Words" entries for last months challenge and thanks for playing along :)
So..... how do you feel about this one then?
"Male"
Yes, love 'em or hate 'em (and I am soooo lucky to have found that special someone I love and who loves me in return) that's the June theme over at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team ;)

I made a card for the theme this month.



I firstly stamped Franswar in Archival black (making sure I did not ink the hat he wears ;)) onto a square piece of card smaller than the base card.

I then masked him and stamped the new background stamp "marbled 2" in Distress Ink mustard seed on one side and the other new background stamp "random background" in Distress spiced marmalade on the other half.

Oooh! I am so loving those two new backgrounds ;)

I stamped the crown from "Crowning Glory" on to some designer paper and cut out and glued to the base.

The letters were cut from Sizzix dies and coloured with Distress in peeled paint and aged mahogany, with the "U" being covered with Adirondack dimensional pearls in wild plum before being glued down with glossy accents.

The wording "special delivery" was added to each corner and a touch of Distress aged mahogany was added to the edges to age a little.

This was then matted onto another piece of card slightly larger and both mats and layers were edged with a dark marker for definition.

You really must take a look at the "Male" creations the rest of the team have made.


So don't forget.............the monthly challenge is "Male"

The rules are simple... all you need to do is make a piece of art, be it a card, ATC, wall art, altered art, etc.)... just remember that it must include some rubber stamping and the theme... and... if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry you will be entered into the draw twice! The prize is £15 worth of stamps from the Artistic Stamper shop... along with the KlingOn to mount them onto.
I hope you get chance to play at the challenge... it is open until June 30th and the winner will be chosen by Random.org shortly after :)

Thanks for looking and happy stamping
xoxo Sioux