Friday, 2 November 2012

10th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CARD

Oh my word -  this has taken me sooooo long to do that I think they are going to be celebrating their 15th Wedding Anniversary when they receive this!  I actually finished it last night and have been ironing this morning whilst Graham did the pics.  I don't think I have ever taken so long to finish a card - I started it last - yes last - Friday.  I really must stop thinking soooo hard about my designs.   As I have said before, if I don't 'mull' them over (and procrastinate whilst doing so) my cards are so much quicker to do.

 
Although the flowers look peach and purple, they are in fact peach and two tone brown(ish).   I wanted to use peaches and browns with some green in there.  I used some of the same papers inside the card and a sentiment I found on the internet (freebie).  I deliberately left the inside quite 'clean' because I wanted the sentiment to be the main part of the inside.
 
 
Because of the floral embellishments on the front of the card I decided to make a box - I have templates and boards but I don't use them, I always make boxes by using my own measuring system.  Again I used the papers I had used for the card plus some die cuts and flowers to embellish the top.
 
 
The die cuts in the corners are all from one Di-Lites die but I felt it would be too much to use four so I placed one in the top right-hand corner and then cut the rest to an almost heart shape and placed them in the other three corners.
 
Ingredients
8x8 card blank
First Edition papers - Boho Chic and Desert Blooms
Sarah Kay stamp - Laura and Henri
Promarkers
Spellbinders - Labels 10, Scalloped circles and ovals
Spellbinders - Plain circles, Di-Lites Fantastic Flourish 2
Marianne Creatables - Champ. flute, flourishes
Sentiment - freebie from internet
Pearls, glitter, lace, doily from stash
WOC flowers
 
Please let me know what you think of my card, I shall nip next door tomorrow and hope that my neighbour likes it.
 
I will be entering this card in the following challenges -
 
Catch the Bug November Challenge - Anything Goes - http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/november-anything-goes.html
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge No 75 - Pearls and Flowers - http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-75-pearls-and-flowers.html
Gem of a challenge No 58 - Polka Dots/Spots - http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-58.html
Lady Anne's Sentimental Friday Oct/Nov - Anything Goes - CBLA_SF4 -http://ladyanneschallenges.weebly.com/1/post/2012/10/octnov-sentimental-friday-anything-goes.html
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Punch It Out - http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/punch-it-out.html
 
 
Think I may have gone a little OTT with all of these!!!
 
Big hugs to you, and thank you so much for popping by and an extra big hug if you have left a comment for me.  I shall be visiting your blogs now that I have finished this card.  Apologies for not visiting and leaving a comment sooner, but I am on to it now!!!  Don't forget to tell your blog friends about my blog Candy.
 
Catch you soon.
 
SUE

44 comments:

  1. Wow!!! This is stunning! All your hard work has paid off, it's totally worth it isn't it when you've finished and your proud. That's what matters and they sure will love this card. It's beautiful! Hugs xx

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  2. Hi Sue, my what a lot of work must have gone in to this masterpiece. The card and box are beautiful and I am sure they will be loved and admired. Good on you.

    Wilma x x

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  3. Your cards are gorgeous, Sue! So many fab details! What a lot of work! Have a great weekend! Hugs

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  4. Absolutely fabulous Sue. So beautiful. Worth all the thought and effort you put into it. The anniversary couple are really going to love this card and box. Very special. Love and hugs Christine x

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  5. This is gorgeous Sue. I love the sweet image and the papers and details are beautiful and coordinate perfectly. Your box looks fabulous too. All in all I say definitely worth all your hard work.
    Hugs Sue

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  6. This is absolutely stunning Sue I love it!!! they will really adore this card such a lovely thing to keep huggles hun xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  7. Wow Sue, it's absolutely fabulous! They are sure to love it - one to treasure. Di xx

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  8. Hi Sue,
    a fabulous card and box. I bet they are going to love it. I love that D- lites die used in the corner. You know me I just love corners. Can't get enough of them but I always resort back to my favs the Parisian ones though.
    I should have been up doing the ironing too, but I had a late night. Never mind there's always tomorrow.
    Have a wonderful crafty day don't burn the porridge I'm running out of doors. lol.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  9. Hi Sue, this is a fab card and box, love the way you have used the dies in the corners and this image is so sweet - they will really treasure this lovely keepsake card, hugs Carole Z X

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  10. This is gorgeous Sue and well worth all the work you have put into it. I am sure it will be adored by the couple. The box is awesome too.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  11. Absolutely agree with everyone else Sue this was well worth the time, effort and love you put into it. Both the card and box are fabulous creations and will be a wonderful keepsake. Love the corners on the box and am I right in saying you used some of the cut off pieces to edge your flowers? I am always chuffed when I can use the left over pieces. Hope you are enjoying your Saturday, love Christine H xx

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    1. Definitely Christine - I used two of them so have four more to play with later - yay. You ought to see my bit box...es! I really am terrible, I keep all the bits left over - even the tiny bits are put into jars ..... just in case! lol.

      Hugs to you Sue xxxxx

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  12. Beautiful card I love your image and your flowers. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyx

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  13. When my craft room is finished and everything sorted I will have a go at that welding with the cricut and the pc and let you know how to do it hahahaha hugssssssssssss xxxxxxxxxxx

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  14. Great card and adorable image. Thanks for playing with Bugaboo at Catch the Bug!!

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  15. Stunning work Sue, I love those flowers you added and what a darling image, colored perfectly. Thanks so much for joining us at INKY IMPRESSIONS and WHOOPSI DAISY this week!!

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  16. Hi Sue
    Super card - love the image and your colouring and what an amazing box to keep the card in. Thanks for your lovely message of my blog, things are still hard, but doing a little better. Thanks for caring.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  17. What a beautiful card A lot of effort has gone in to this I`m sure they are going love it thanks for sharing it with us >melanie

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  18. Wow, what a fabulous creation, everything about it is stunning!
    Thanks for joining us at Lady Annes, hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs

    Laurian

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  19. What a lovely card and great colors.
    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.
    Babette

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  20. Stunning beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Cards By Lady Anne. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    cardsbyladyanne

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  21. Wonderful card thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers Cute challenge this week and good luck Ginny X

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  22. Wow Susie this is fabulous what a wonderful keepsake , you make the most fab cards and finish them off beautifully well done sweetie.
    A Fabulous entry to our “Punch it out” Challenge ,and thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week Good Luck Hugs Elaine

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  23. This is so pretty! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

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  24. What a pretty card, I especially love all the flowers and leaves. Gorgeous colours too! Thanks so much for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week, hope to see you again soon! x

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  25. Hello again Sue, it such a pleasure for me to pop back for another look at your gorgeous card so that I can say thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge this week

    I hope you enjoy the rest of the day
    Hugs Sue

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  26. Lovely card Sue!! Your coloring is fantastic and the card layout is fabulous!! Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Shelter.

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  27. Absolutely Stunning sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

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  28. What a wonderful card, love your use of flowers and lace.
    Thanks for joining us at Cards By Lady Anne.

    Alena
    Design Team
    http://www.cardsbyladyanne.com/

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  29. Gorgeous card! Awesome coloring. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

    Karen

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous, adorable image and love the pretty colours & details...Wonderful box for it too.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

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  31. Oh! I love this it is so adorable, just perfect for the occasion.
    Love the box as well.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia

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  32. Fabulous card, just perfect. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    cardsbyladyanne

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  33. Wow.. Fabby card, absolutely brilliant. Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine Challenges this week. Jackie. GD

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  34. What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this week well. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

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  35. This is so beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  36. Nice card! I love Sarah Kay.
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge.
    Angelique

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  37. A lovely card, fab design, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

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  38. Gorgeous card Sue, love the image and colouring..beautiful.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy…

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  39. Fantastic card Sue, love your image and your fab polka dot papers! Thanks for joining in with us at AGOAC this fortnight :) Donna ♥ x

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  40. Stunning! Thank you for sharing this at Friday Sentiments :)

    I invite you to join me at the Anything But A Card challenge here:
    http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com

    Lots of joy,
    Corrinne

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  41. 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

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  42. Fabulous card! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again today for our NEW challenge.
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

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  43. Totally gorjuss, thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.
    Shell xx

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Hugs Sue Pxxx