Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Anniversary Dear Mum and Dad

Last Monday was my Mum and Dad's 63rd Wedding Anniversary, I KNOW... 63 years!!!!!
Anyway, I made them a card (of course!) and even though I have loads in my drafts to blog I thought I'd let this one queue jump, lol.
 Just as I was about to start this card, I received my (latest, me bad) parcel with some embossing folders in it from Scrapyland... this is Embossalicious Floral Frenzy and I thought it was perfect for my folks' card; I embossed both the front and back and because the folder is 6" square it did it in one pass - excellent!  Paper Crafting Journey and 2 Sisters Challenge have embossing challenges so I'm entering there.
The cute Tiddly Inks image is "Emma and Jake Love Fully", coloured with Copics with a bit of extra detail in Prismacolor pencils.  Cuttlebug Mania wants to see a touch of red and Allsorts Challenges wants to see colours beginning with B (I have Blue and Brown, as well as Beige and Burnt orange - I know, a bit of a stretch, lol) so I'm entering there.  Totally Papercrafts want to see cute, so I'm in there too :-)
I finished the inside to match the front, as usual. I had used the last of my orange card for matting so the inside circle is a different shade to the rest, but I think it still looks okay.  I used Nestabilities Lacey Circles and Standard Circles to, I got a Big Shot from Hubby for Christmas (misunderstood the Grand Calibur hints, sigh) and I'm not sure that I prefer it to my trusty Cuttlebug; it is a little wider so perhaps for these wider embossing folders it is a bit better. Which reminds me, I'm entering  Divas by Design's Die Cuts challenge and now (thanks for the tip, Brenda!) I'll be entering Brenda's Spellbinder challenge as my favourite tools are definitely my Cuttlebug and my Copics.
I used an old sketch from Papertake Weekly -challenge long gone, but they have a great range of easy to find sketches so I thought I'd link :-)  The floral paper is from Kaisercrafts Peachy Keen pad, the hearts are from a Merci pad, the matting is from my stash.  Simon Says ChallengeAddicted to StampsPapertake Weekly and Bunny Zoes Crafts have Hearts themes so I'm entering there, while Crafts 4 EternityLittle Red WagonCorrosive ChallengeCatch The BugCrafty CalendarTiddly TuesdaysGem of a ChallengeCute Card ThursdayThe Crazy Challenge and Crafty Little Fairies all have "Love" themes so I'm entering there too.
Craft Your Passion has a pretty open theme this time around; they want us to use any of their challenge themes from the past year - I'm going with the last one (#199), you guessed it... LOVE :-)
I cut the flowers from some Peachy Keen scraps using a Carl punch, coloured some pearls from my stash with Copics to match as centres and added some teal leafy fronds from another (I think) Carl punch cut and more scraps.  Delightful Challenges and Through the Craftroom Door have Anything Goes challenges, so I'm entering them.
Well that's about it for today's card, I know I've been MIA visiting your blogs... well not strictly true; I've been popping in to my faves over breakfast but I just don't seem to get the time to leave comments on all of them... I am aiming for a bit of a catch up tomorrow - wish me luck, lol.
I'll be back soon, hopefully with a card out of my drafts pile, which is still growing.  Until then, happy crafting, Donna


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful creation fabulous image colouring Ginny x

brenda said...

Beautifully bright ans happy Donna, a lovely anniversary card for a lucky couple.

I would love it if you joined in my Spellbinder blog celebration here

B x

Jannie said...

OM Gosh, this is so beautiful!!! Love the little couple and the details!

Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania challenge!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

TiinaR said...

Lovely card, so nice coloring and beautiful layout
Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey


Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Donna… such an adorable image and you've coloured it beautifully. I love the pretty papers and flowers! :-)
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
Hugs Sue B xx

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card. the image looks fabulous and I love the colour scheme.
I hope your Mum and Dad had a fantastic 63rd Anniversary.
Lorraine x

susiestacey said...

WOW 63 years that is amazing - congratulations to your parents. Lovely card with such gorgeous detail.
Thank you for joining the Allsorts 'Colours Beginning with B' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Sue said...

Big congrats to your Mum and Dad - 63 years of marriage - WOW!
Your card is gorgeous, I love the sweet and romantic image, wonderful colouring and beautiful detailing too.
Whilst I'm here I'll say a big thank you for taking part in the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge this week,
Sue xx

brenda said...

Me again Donna,

Thanks so much fir linking up with our lovely card, like you would be lost without my die cutting machine, they do work hard for us crafty girls.

Good luck when it comes to the prize draws.

B x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful sweet card. Congratulations to your Mum and Dad

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful image and embossing Ginny x

Loopylou. said...

awwww happy anniversary mum and dad, what an awesome amount of years.
And its a totally gorgeous card too, I love those autumnal colours
thank you so much for playing along with the tiddly inkers this week
huge hugs Lou xxx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Donna...congrats to your Mum and Dad on 63 years together...WOW !! And what a lovely card you've made them. I'm sure they loved it. I love the colours your used and how well you coloured that darling image.

Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion and helping to celebrate our 200th Challenge !! Good luck.

Lynn, CYP DT

Dewi Lestari said...

It's delightful! Thanks for joining at Addicted to Stamps Challenge: Hearts

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card the sweet image and colouring and the flowers and papers are so pretty.
Congrats to your Mum & Dad..

Thanks for joining in with us at “Crafty Little Fairies..


Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Donna! Love that sweet image, fab colours and details too... really lovely hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful image and colours.
Great card
Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Annette said...

Gorgeous card. I love the TI image. So sweet.
Annette - Netty's Cards
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michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs Michele x

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Donna. Wow. Love the colors you used. So happy you joined us at Tiddly Inks this month.

sgc said...

What a fantastic anniversary card! Sixty-three years--how wonderful. Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's Love challenge.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Congrats to your parents...63 years is incredible. I'm sure they were delighted with this fabulous card. The design is wonderful as are the colours and paper choices. Love the scrappy flowers you used to frame the image and message piece. besutiful colouring of that sweet image, too. Thanks for joining our 200th Challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

Kimbo said...

Cute image and beautifully coloured. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Kerry said...

Wow, your Mum and Dad are going to love your card. Thank you for joining in with our Touch of Red challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I really like the colours on this pretty card. The pop of white space with the embossing works really well too. So nice to see you at Tiddly Inks... Good Luck x
P.S. You might wanna check the Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog... just sayin! ;)

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so pretty with awesome colouring. Love the mix of design papers.
{I would love you to take part in my 800 Follower Give-away where everyone is a winner who enters. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck}. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Marijke said...

Wow, that's a very long time. You made them a beautiful card with a very nice picture.The flowers are also very nice done. Thanks for joining us at the 2 sisters challenge blog. Marijke.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

WOW! Huge congrats to your Mom & Dad!!
Gorgeous creation hun, fab layout & I love the colours you have used!

Have a great weekend
hugs Shell xx

Min said...

How sweet!
Thanks for playing along with us this week for the The Bug Love Theme Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our new BINGO that starts today! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

jean said...

What a stuuning a card, your parents must of loved it. Such vibrant and happy colours xx

Regan said...

Darling card! Lovely coloring and layout! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

Wow! What a beautiful creation. I really love the colors, especially during this time of year where we see Red and Pink everywhere. :) Your embossing folder was a fabulous purchase, it looks great! Thanks so much for playing with us at Tiddly Inks. Goodluck!