Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Entry for a Blog Competition


I realise I've been quiet for a couple of weeks but I've been otherwise occupied by the children's Sports Days and also seeing Take That at Wembley Stadium last week! Anyway, I have been making a few cards during this time, and also sourcing new things for my stash.

On Sunday, our neighbours invited us to a BBQ they were holding to celebrate her parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary. A gift I could source right away (a nice bottle of wine from our cupboard!) but not a card. So I got out my trusty Crafter's Companion Ultimate Pro and this is the result:

I used a pre-made card base in cream, and then layered a pale pink Flower Fairies paper (a download from Crafter's Companion) on the top. I used one of the envelope embossing shapes on my Ultimate Pro to add some detail to each corner of the paper. I then took some black card from my stash and cut this to a 6cm by 9 cm rectangle, and embossed a line just in from the edge of the card. The '50' was made using the font 'Broadway' in my normal word processing package and increasing its size until it would touch the embossed lines on the black card. I printed this out onto some gold paper I had in my stash, cut the shapes out and layered these onto the black card. I mounted this onto the main card using foam sticky pads. I made the 'Happy Anniversary' tag by cropping a sheet of sentiments tags (a download from Card Making Downloads) so that the one I wanted was left, and then resized this to suit my card. This was printed onto cream coloured 160gsm card and cut out. I rested this tag onto the gold paper, and cut an increased border on the paper so you can see the gold colour behind the cream, and then hung both these tags onto some olive green double satin ribbon from my stash. I used the same ribbon to make a bow and mounted this on top of the tag ribbon.

I would like to enter this card for the following Blog Challenge:
Challenge #2 - Special Occasion at Paper Creator's Crafts (

Hope you like it!


  1. A very pretty card I love the embossing you added to the paper honey. A lovely thought to detail. :0)
    I'll bet Take That at Wembley was superb! Smiles.

  2. great card, thanks for joining us at paper creator`s crafts


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