Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy together...........6 years & 5 challenges

As promised I'm back with the anniversary card I made for my sister & her husband - happy 6 years Jenny & Paul! Since I'm not giving them the card until tomorrow, when they come over for dinner, I told my sister she's not allowed to look at my blog before then. Is it sad that you're seeing the card before she is? Normally I would have waited until later but I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers this week & I figured I may as well post it.

I really like the turquoise/red combination and, although this isn't quite what I envisioned, I'm very happy with the way the card turned out. Besides Friday Sketchers #65, I've also entered this card in Stampin' for the weekend "Days Gone By" challenge, Color Throwdown #56 - my colors are a tiny bit off but I think they may be close enough, Crafty Cardmakers #1 - Blossoms, and Papertake Weekly Challenge #100 which is your choice of any of the 99 previous challenges - I chose My Favorite Things as I absolutely love all things victorian! That makes 5 challenges - not bad considering I didn't really plan for any of them except for Friday Sketchers!


A few detail shots


The couple is stamped in brown ink & embossed with clear embossing powder. I thought about coloring the image in but thought this was really a case of less is more. The papers have a glossy/glittery aspect to them & I was afraid adding anything else would be too overwhelming. Hopefully Jenny & Paul will like it too :)

Supplies used:

Patterned papers from Jen Wilson's Laundry Line by My Minds Eye; plain paper from my stash
Sticky pearls from Martha Stewart Crafts
Flowers cut & red strip embossed with my Cuttlebug
Blue Darice ribbon
Stamps: Victorian couple from Inkadinkado, "Happy Anniversary" & "together" from Fiskars Romance clear set

One more thing.......Rach is at it again - she has another adorable Rachelle Anne Miller stamp up for grabs on her blog!


  1. Very lovely card! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown Challenge.

  2. Whow fab card . And such a lovely colours too.

    XXXX Ilonka

  3. This is a great vintage image!! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown with us!

  4. stunning!! love the vintage feel of this card!

  5. Lovely work, I love that stamp too!

    Thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers and hope you come back next week for challenge 2 x

  6. How very pretty!!! Your sister is going to adore this work of heart!!! I love the beautiful image and the lovely papers. Sending a Happy Anniversary wish to your sister and BIL from North Carolina:o) Here's to many more wonderful years together!!!


  7. Gorgeous card, love the image and colours. Jillix

  8. Fabulous card chick - I love the image and colours you used :) Thank you for joining us over at PTW for our special challenge. Hugs, Dawny xxx

  9. Gorgeous,I love anything vintage and this is just beautiful!!! Love it!! Thankyou so much for your lovely comment and following my blog,I am looking forward to seeing more of your creations!!
    Hugs xx

  10. Oh wow it is beautiful!
    They will treasure this!
    kim x

  11. You have a great blog going here.... Glad I checked you out.....