Wednesday, November 07, 2012

What a "charming" couple

Well, as you may or may not have noticed my crafting time has still been very limited.  Today, however, is my son and daughter-in-law's third anniversary so I had a good excuse to sit and make a card! Happy Anniversary Matt & Elaine!
 I don't have a lot of time to "blog" it though.... some of you are probably very relieved to hear that, lol. Creative Craft Challenges has Special Occasion, NOT birthday as their challenge theme, I think an Anniversary is pretty special, so I'm entering there.
The cute image I've used is a recent purchase from the Digi Doodle their closing down sale unfortunately.  It's really sad to see  this little shop go, I had quite a few of their images... now I have quite a few more!  When I was trawling through my burgeoning digi collection I realised how few images I have that work for anniversaries, 'specially someone else's anniversary!  I'm glad I grabbed this one now :-)  The computer generated sentiment inside says "Happy Anniversary... to a charming couple".... snakes, charming, get it?  Hubby didn't, but then my youngest son did so I felt better :-)
I've coloured with Copics adding some (very few) Prismacolor details. The Pink Elephant has Use Your Favourite Colouring Medium as their challenge, which I have, so I'm entering there; and My Mums Craft Shop has Bold and Bright, which this is , so I'm entering there too.
The papers are from Kaisercraft's Made With Love collection, I've used only one paper (along with one image and one ribbon) on the front of the card so I'm entering Crafty Creations Just One challenge. 
The acrylic hearts are from my stash, coloured to suit using Copics, and I've added Stickles to the hearts and the centres of the flowers on the image.
I've used the sketch from Stella Says Sketch this time around, it was ideal for the oversized image (I really should pay more attention sometimes when I print my digis, lol) and the busy background paper.  I chose to use the sheer polka dot ribbon so it didn't compete with the paper too.  I'm entering the Paper Crafting Journey Ribbon or Twine challenge and I hope the polka dots are enough to get me in to the Gem of a Challenge.  
The Paper Shelter , Stampin' for the WeekendCatch the Bug and The Crafty Pad all have Anything Goes challenges running.... I KNOW my card qualifies for those, lol  
Well that's it for me today.  The kitchen renovation actually "begins" tomorrow (well we should be getting the skylight fitted, so a start of sorts) hopefully they can put one in my craft room too - though we "went solar" with our power last year and most of that face of the roof is covered with solar collectors, so I'm not sure if they can fit a skylight tube in.... we'll know tomorrow at 2pm!  I'm still trawling tiling shops looking for "the" wall tiles, but one of my spare rooms is brimming with new oven, hotplate, dishwasher - even the kitchen sink, lol.  
The cupboards and tops are being made (well the granite was made millions of years ago, but you know what I mean!) the floor tiles are ordered (we had to change 75m of tiling because we altered the kitchen layout and couldn't match the floor, curses of open plan living) the new window is going in once we remove the old kitchen - which we'll do the weekend before the new kitchen is scheduled, eating out for more than one week would be too hard..... or would it?????  We're not even thinking about ripping up the old tiles until work settles down a bit, we did our bathrooms two years ago and it's really hard work and very dusty... we have a few weeks over Christmas, I may be able to nag encourage hubby into it then, lol
Well, I promised it would be a short post then didn't deliver, sorry 'bout that!  Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Eileen said...

Love your cute image and it works so well for anniversaries. Love the paper you have used too.
Sounds as if you are going to be busy for a while but I'm sure it will be worth it.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter 'Anything goes' challenge and good luck
Eileen x

Marie said...

A very lovely image and charming indeed. Love your creation. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS challenges this week.
Love n hugs

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! Donna, this is so sweet, love the image.

Donna x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Awwwww I love that image and your colouring is fabulous.
Hugs Sue

Squirrel x said...

Just love this quirky anniversary card hun, and I bet the happy couple adore it, fantastic colourwork, just brilliant! Hugs, Squirrel xx

cotnob said...

This is a fab card, such a great image for an anniversary.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

craftyb said...

Fun n funky! Your sentiment works just great with the image - thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

alethea said...

What a cute image!!! Fab card! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our Ribbon and Twine challenge! HUgsxx

Joy said...

this is fabulous, thanks for playing with Bugaboo! JOY DT

Christine said...

Love this fun image fab colours

Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this time

smiles Christine x

Shari said...

Super cute card - the image is so adorable, made me chuckle!!! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Craft Challenges.

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes Challenge” with Bugaboo Stamps! Just loved your card, and hope to see more of your work in future challenges!

Bugaboo Stamps DT
Jenn Zeeb

Amy said...

Thanks so much for playing along with Bugaboo at Catch the Bug this week. It was fun. We hope you come back soon.