Thursday 23 May 2013

Card for our anniversary

Our anniversary is on Saturday ... and with less than two days to go I thought I had better get on with making a card. To be honest, I nearly convinced myself that I could use one that I'd made already, perhaps adapt it a little. In the end, I decided to make a new card and I'm glad that I did.

Because of John's lack of vision, any card I make for him has to be 'plain' enough for him to get some idea of what it is like, but at the same time I like to make something 'special'. This year I thought I would keep away from the more traditional red.

As you'll see when I show it, this is quite similar to the card that I've made for my CHNC challenge that starts on Saturday. In fact, the light blue and silver Hunkydory card pieces are offcuts that were left over from making the Christmas card for CHNC. The edge of the base of the card was cut with a Martha Stewart punch. As you can see I used various die cut shapes and layered hearts as well as some Paper Cellar glitter strips. The Happy Anniversary and Husband were stamped with versamark and heat embossed with silver detail powder.

I can safely show this before the event because John doesn't come on to the internet. In fact, I can even safely leave the card out on my surface and he wouldn't realise it's there!

This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Pixie's crafty snippets week 73
Going grey with Scrap-creations: graduation, wedding or anniversary
Crafty boots: celebrations
Stamps & fun = creativity 152: card for a man
Cardmakin mamas 69: punches
Use your stuff 85: tool time - ages since I used the MS punch
Hobby cutz 6: more than one fold
Cards for men 10: fancy folds
Platypus creek 31: easel card
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: shape up
LEJ 54: die cuts and/or punches
DRS 71: paper punches
Get inky 4: show us some die cuts
Let's craft and create 70: die cuts
My heart pieces: be sentimental
Crafts and me 134: lots of layers
Card and scrap 55: layer upon layer
A and T 24: bling
Perfect sentiments 80: anything goes
613 avenue create 20: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu: anything goes
Bearly mine 87: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Inky linky 16
Sister act 7: anything goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 141
Inspire me Fridays 103
52 card pick-up 2.20


  1. Love your sparkly card Hazel. I saw it on MIM and had to come over for a look. NancyD

  2. Absolutely stunning Hazel, thank you so much for sharing with us at LCC.

  3. Beautiful Card Hazel, love the design.

    Thank you for joining us at Bearly - Mine Challenge.

    Hugs Julie xx

  4. thank you so very much for joining the lsp challenge this week your card is so beautifully elegant....Karen

  5. This is really beautiful. Love the dimensional hearts and the large border. Thanks for joining us in the More than one fold challenge at Hobbycutz and have a happy anniversary!

  6. gorgeous card hazel - very shiney and sparkly - happy anniversary for Saturday hugs Judith x

  7. This is beautiful Hazel. Carol x

  8. Wow Hazel, this is a really stunning card. Love the border - the whole card is delightful!

    Hope you have a very happy Anniversary.

    Hugs, Di xx

  9. What a gorgeous card...he is going to be so impressed!

  10. beautiful card love the hearts and the deep border-thanks for joining us at lej designs
    carol DT x

  11. Happy Anniverary for the weekend
    Carol x

  12. Happy Anniversary! What a gorgeous card. I love the silver paper and the fancy border. Thanks so much for joining us this week at SACC!

  13. What a beautiful easel card, I love the lacey border and the raised hearts are fab! Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men!

  14. Stunning card Hazel. Yes, the border is stunning. xx

  15. Very pretty and elegant card Hazel..Happy anniversary to your and your husband and.. Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  16. Gorgeous anniversary card, I hope you have a very happy day.

    Thank you for joining in the celebrations at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  17. So very pretty! The paper is GORGEOUS!!! I'm sure he'll LOVE it!

    Thank you for joining us at Little Scrap Pieces!

  18. Lovely card.
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

  19. Stunning!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Hobbycutz. Good luck and remember Sunday is the start of another new challenge so please come and join us again.
    Crafty Hugs

  20. Beautiful card Hazel, I love all the shiny silver! And Happy Anniversary to you both!

    Thank you for joining the challenge at Eclectic Ellapu!


  21. Very beautiful card! thanks for playing with "Hobbycutz" this week. Good luck.

  22. oh wouah! superbe et d'une élégance.... biz

  23. Seen this on Make It Monday, It's just Gorgeous! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

  24. Your card is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)

  25. Thank you so much for hoining in our current challenge over on the LEJ Designs Challenge No 54 - Die Cuts and /or Punches

    What a great elegant card. Lovely use of papers and the diecut elements are wonderful. I hope he liked it.

    I hope you will join us again for our future weekly challenges as there are always excellent prizes up for grabs.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx LEJ Designs DT

  26. This is absolutely stunning and I am sure your hubby will love it. Great job! So glad you joined us for this Challenge.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B, DT Member for Get Inky

  27. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you for playing with us at DRS Designs!

  28. Beautiful card love the details. Thanks so much for joining us at HobbyCutz.


  29. Pretty, tasteful card. Thanks for joining us over at LEJ Designs. Karen DT Member xx

  30. Congratulations!!
    Saw your card on the Inky Linky challenge.

  31. Wow! This is beautiful! I love the colors! Thanks for playing with DRS Designs this week! Happy Anniversary!

  32. A lovely anniversary card, and many congratulations to the 2 of you. Your card will certainly inspire me to get on with creating one for my DH for our 50th, which is in July. TFS and have a lovely day.

  33. Beautiful! Great border punch! Thanks for joining us over at Little Scrap Pieces! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  34. Hope you had a lovely anniversary! Lots of lovely makes to catch up with too, good to see you getting plenty of chance to craft!

  35. Your husband is a lucky man! That's a beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us at the Use Your Stuff blog!

  36. Beautiful card and happy anniversary!!! Thanks for participating in our MY HEART PIECES challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

    A Little Bit O' Paper

  37. What a beautiful easel card! Congrats on your anniversary and for sharing your card on TTCRD.

  38. Another beautiful, simple creation. Thank you for joining us at A & T Emerald Faeiries. Good Luck xoxoxo

  39. Wow! I would not know where to begin to create such a card! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu!


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