Friday, 30 March 2012

OMG 18 Years!!!

Good morning to you all. Sorry for the lack of a card for the last Delicious Doodles challenge, but life has been a touch frantic here. Anyway, I'm here for this weeks challenge which is texture. We want to see at least two different types of texture on your cards - think fabric, twine, embossing, distressing etc..... I'll be back with a second post later today, so keep your eyes peeled for that one (I have a feeling that you will not want to miss it!!!).

I decided that I'd use this challenge as an opportunity to make my Anniversary card for my hubby. We've been married for 18 years in April - I'm not quite sure how that's happened, but I've double checked and it's definitely 18 years!!! However, now I've made it I'm not sure if it's too girly??? :( So Mrs Organised, isn't quite so smug now as it's looking like I'm gonna have to make another card :/

Anyway, here's my card - what do you think?? Too girly???

I found this card blank in my stash, but sadly have no idea where it came from, so if you recognize it let me know as I really enjoyed working with it!

The image is of course Teri's Mr & Mrs Owl which I've paper pieced using some of those hoarded scraps "that might come in useful!". I've added some dimension to them with Glossy Accents and a bit of sparkle with Stickles. The tree branch has been cut free-hand in Kraft card and then run through the Big Shot in a Sizzix Wood-grain embossing folder before being swiped with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I used my Spellbinders Foliage Die to cut and emboss the leaves. These have then been snipped into singles and clusters.

The sentiment has been computer generated using this font and then punched out with a Fiskars Squeeze Punch. I've then used my pokey tool to create stitching holes before joining them a fine marker pen. The heart has been attached to a piece of twine and hung from the branch. I attached it with silicone glue to hold the twine taught.  I used Broken China Distress Ink to create a cloudy sky background on the card blank before mounting it all into place.

If you're not stopping by later for my second post, then I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire xxx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle - Embossing
Creative Mondays - Anything Goes
Get Hippity With Ippity - Things with wings
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink - Things with wings
Paper Pretties - Paper Piecing
Stamp & Create - Paper Piecing


  1. This is beautiful Claire,an adorable image and papers.I keep pinching myself and wondering how my OH and I reached 43years, and they said it would never

  2. WOW Claire! This is gorgeous!! hugs Sandra

  3. I think its really 'tweet' hun! He better appreciate it or else!! xx

  4. Lovely shaped card - I don't think it's too girly at all xx

  5. Happy Anniversary! - when it arrives. Your card is lovely not too girly - it'd be a shame to waste it - who else could you give it to anyway? LOL

  6. Oh this is gorgeous Claire! I think that as its a card for your hubby then it takes away the thought that it could be too girly as after all, if you cant get all lovey dovey with your hubby then there's no chance!

    Love the texture of the bark and the twine and heart really do finish it off perfectly! Its gorgeous!

    Keryn x

  7. How gorgeous is that and definitely NOT too girly. It's just wonderful and it makes me smile just looking at it. Perfect :-D xxxx

  8. I love it to bits, and I don't think it's to girlie, I'm gonna still this idea

  9. Just love it Claire the two birds are just gorgeous and the shape superb! Chanelle xxx

  10. adorable card- have a good weekend

  11. Definately quite appropriate and not too girly .Love it .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  12. defn not too girly its lush, congrats on 18 years LOL . . essex gal x

  13. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!

  14. Wow! Gorgeous card!! Your design is fabulous!! Happy Anniversary!! Many, many more!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!



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