Sunday, 26 June 2011


Hello everyone and hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I'm here with a very quick post as I want to watch Popstar to Opera Star at 8 o'clock.
Today my lovely hubby Andrew and I celebrate our 29th anniversary which I actually find rather scary as sometimes it only seems like yesterday when we walked down the aisle. It's like that with our girls who are now 22 and 20 and the time seems to go ever faster once you have children.
I have the card I made him to show you and as he doesn't like anything too fussy, this is about as simple as I can manage.

I made the background panels by repeatedly stamping a Hampton Arts carved heart with Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender and Frayed burlap Distress inks on beige parchment card.
The hearts are the same card sponged with Fired Brick, Barn Door and a mix of Worn Lipstick with Victorian Velvet DIs. I stamped on a border design from a tiny Prima set, using contrast shades of DIs. I then cut them out with a Cuttlebug heart combo set die and embossed them with one of the folders in the set.
I added some Papermania Gemstone stickers that I just picked up for £1 from the bargain section at The Range and finished off with a sentiment from a Dovecraft stamp set, stamped with VersaFine Crimson and over-stamped with the heart in Spun Sugar DI.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Scrappy Frogs - Simply Red
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Embossing
Sweet Stampin' - Something Old/Something New (the stamps are the old & stickers the new)
Daring Cardmakers - Something Old/Something New as before (couldn't manage the rest!)

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


Brenda Brown said...

Happy anniversay Fliss, hope you have had a good day and celebrated together. Love the card and I bet hubby did too.
Have a good week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

craftattack said...

Lovely carda, and I wish you a very happy anniversary. Time certainly goes more quickly when kids are there, money too! Hugs, Valerie

Fiona said...

Happy Anniversary Fliss. I'm sure your lovely card was a hit with your husband. I have just watched PSTOS too, my money is on Andy to go.

Abi said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!! I love the card you've made for your hubby, bet he did too! Thanks so much for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

Miria said...

Thank you for your lovely comment, Fliss! Happy anniversary to you and hubby, the card is stunning, I love the gorgeous stamped background and the hearts, hugs, Miria

Netty said...

Happy Anniversary Fliss, great card.

Cazro said...

Happy Anniversary Fliss to you and your hubby. I'm sure he'll love the card. Doesn't time fly.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Embossing" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with The Daring Cardmakers' "Old, New Borrowed and Blue" challenge this week

purple_pea_fran said...

Very pretty. Thanks joining for playing with us at Daring Cardmakers this week.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and great embossing, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. I have candy if you are interested
Hugs Kate xx

Lynda said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Congratulations on your anniversary ! Lovely card with great embossing and loving the red.


Jennifer said...

Love effective!! Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin this time! xx Jenny xx