Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Anniversary, Darling

Today I'm showing the card I made for my husband on our anniversary last Saturday - our 34th!  Happy Anniversary, Darling.
It may seem a bit "girly" for some, but it echoes the colours of our wedding party, with my "going away" dress (a custom that seems to have disappeared) being this very colour and my husband Stefan wearing a brown suit with a big Velvet bow tie... it really was the height of fashion, who was to know how cringe worthy it would be in 2012, lol. To tie in with that fabulous bow tie, I have used a brown crushed velvet type of paper to mat with instead of card stock, hubby - to his credit - noticed!!!!
Deep Ocean Challenge this time is Pink and Brown, this is the peach side of pink but I think it's there, so I'm in.
I've used textured card to make a gate fold card, which I like but find quite hard to photograph! Crafty Creations challenge is Fancy Folds, so I'm entering there.
The image is from Tiddly Inks, it is called "You and Me" and is the same characters as I used on last years anniversary card (here) that my darling liked very much.  My hair was that long when we got married, I had it "put up" for the wedding and it took over an hour to brush it out before bed on the wedding night, auspicious start, eh? :-)  I've coloured with Copics.  Fairy Fun Fridays has Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Crafty Calendar has Love and Marriage, Charisma Cardz has Anniversary and the  Crafty Sentiments MONTHLY Challenge is Love is in the air... so I'll be entering You and Me in all those challenges :-)
The papers are digital, the Chocolate Valentine set from Stitchy Bear Stamps.    The colour wasn't quite what I wanted so I "tweaked" it in Photoshop.  I added Platinum Stickles to all the hearts, it's quite glittery in real life (I hate how it never shows in photos!) The Tiddly Tuesdays challenge this week is Sparkles and Digital Tuesday has Make It Sparkle so I'm entering there.  Just in case all that glitter isn't enough, I added Swarowski AB crystals to the corners of the panels and the die cuts (which I used Nestabilities Labels Three for), so I can enter Divas by Design  Bling It Up challenge.
The inside of the card uses more of the Chocolate Valentine paper and loads more of that yummy brown velvet paper - a gift from my son Chris who got it from Starfish Lane... my hubby has given me one of their vouchers as an Anniversary present, some kind of serendipity happening there, methinks :-)  The Simon Says Challenge this week is to use 3 papers, which I have!  I inked the edge of the sentiment panel with Versamark Bark ink, and added the "Love" and "Always&Forever" metal embellies on the side panels, leaving plenty of that velvet on show helped "unpeach" it a bit, lol.  I added a back to the image panel and inked around that too... it looked pretty ordinary when the card was open before that, I can tell ya :-)
That's it for our anniversary card, I hope you like it.  I'll be back soon with another card... or maybe I'll just post a picture of my hair (which I took from "really long" to "pretty short" a few years ago, so I have a digital piccie of it just prior to the chop!  So really, a photo of my ex-hair, lol.  I did have it cut from my longest to razor cut (again, the fashion) when I was about 26, my dad still has the pony tail in a shoebox... he never wanted his little girl to have her hair cut... even though I had two kids by then.  Enough babble, until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna 


Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Donna....and love the colours too hun :o)

Ooh and big congrats on your anniversary...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Pauline said...

Gorgeous, a stunning card, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Cat's sCrap said...

Lovely card. Sensible choice of colours.The inside is also beautiful as the outside. Incredible work of colours on your caracters. Congatulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Bubbles said...

Beautiful card, lovely image! Happy Anniversary, we've a long way to catch up! we've just celebrated our 10th!
Thanks for joining us at Charisma.
Joanne x

Dawn said...

Congratulations on 34 years!! Your hubby's card is gorgeous. I love the glittery paper you created and the image is beautifully coloured.

Hugs, Dawn

Joey said...

Hiya Donna, this is beautiful, I just love that glittered background paper so pretty and such a nice touch to match it with your original wedding outfits too :) Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks. Joey xx

Maya Ariffin said...

This is so gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at DTC.

Maya xx

Arabella said...

This is just gorgeous Donna! Congratulations on your 34 years of marriage! Beautiful card and it's so nice your hubby noticed the details!

Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!


Heather said...

A fabulous Donna - congratulations and I hope you had a fabulous time!!!
Your card is stunning, your colours and papers are beautiful and your image is adorable and a great design.

So glad you were able to join us at Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh this is just gorgeous, love the colours & the image is fab!
Talking of hair, our baby girl who is now 14 used to be able to sit on her hair until she had it cut (I sat in the hairdressers crying) she had it cut to just below her shoulders & for about a week I couldn't look at her with out tears in my eyes...silly really!
Yeah I've still got it in a ox lol!

Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Clarissa Schupp said...

This is a very cute and lovely image, wonderful colors, it´s a perfekt work for our challenge "love is in the air". Thanks for sharing with us on CSD, hope we see you again next time.
xoxo Clarissa

Loopylou. said...

Oh donna this is stunning and huge congrats on your 34th wedding anniversary too.
Thank you for popping in and playing along with the tiddly inkers this week
hugs Lou xxx

Wishcraft said...

Oh you can't tell us all that about your outfits and then not give us PHOTOS ;o) Love your card hun, I think it's gorgeous - great colours and design. Lisa x

Chrissy said...

Such a beautiful card, love all the sparkle and gorgeous colours, a lovely image, and beautifully coloured Donna.

Thank for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments monthly challenge..


Clarissa Schupp said...

Oh its a beautiful card, love the colours and the image.

Thank you for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments monthly challenge.


Christine said...

Wow, what an amazing card!! I love your coloring. It is so deep and rich. Gorgeous images too. Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Blessed Ladybug said...

very nice love it... thanks for sharing...

rudlis said...

Stunning design and gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us for the Crafty Creations Challenge! Hope to see you again next week and good luck!

febe said...

So sweet on the image and details! :)

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Cor* said...

DONNA this is fabulous. It looks like it would feel so full of texture. I adore your pleats on her dress! Lovely folds! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs Monthly Challenge!

Lou Mac said...

This is gorgeous - love the simplicity of this design yet it looks so detailed. Totally doesn't make sense but I hope you know what I mean!! LOL.

Thanks for joining us over at Tiddly Inks for our 'Sparkle' challenge. Good luck.

xo, Lou Mac.

Pop's Cards said...

This is very pretty sweetie, thank you so much for joining in with our sparkle challenge at Tiddly Inks, hugs pops x

Giò said...

Just a fabulous card!! I love the image and the colouring too!
Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Donna so love the image and love the colours!

Big congrats on your anniversary, and thanks for sharing with us over at Divas by Design!

Big hugs Jo xx

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful Card!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty sentiments Monthly Challenge this week!!

Big hugs Jo xxx

Unknown said...

Awww, so lovely. This is one of the most fabulous wedding anniversary cards I've seen as I browse for inspiration. Thanks for sharing. so marvelous.

hugs xxx