Sunday, 7 February 2021

Happy lockdown Anniversary

I was commissioned to make an Anniversary card for a daughter and son-in-law celebrating in lockdown. They planned to have a special meal delivered. I was asked if somehow I could show two cats to represent theirs, sitting at table with them ... well, this is what I managed to do. I found an image of a cat at table to download and 'played' digitally, reversing the image for the second cat and putting side by side with the sentiment 'Please may we join you for your celebration meal?' This was then printed and put on the stand up part of the easel card, colouring the cats with spectrum noir pencils.

The actual piece of card used to make the easel was embossed and brushed with fired brick distress ink ... and it wasn't till now that I realise only a very little of this shows under the sentiment ... I should have taken a picture of the back.

I used a Papermania stamp inked with memento love letter to randomly stamp over the base, wrapping a ribbon round this and adding the printed greeting matted on to red mirror card to serve as a stopper.

I cut a piece of red mirror cardwith the heartfelt wishes Gemini edge'able die and stuck at the top (covering the joins at the back with another piece of card). Hearts were added (the one between the cats says 'with love'.

This is for:

2 crafty critter craziies February: anything goes (animal)
Crafty animals 47: anything goes
Crafty friends 149: animals/birds

The sisterhood of crafters: create your own background (on the base)
Simon says Monday: love/hearts
Mod squad: all about love
Simon says Wednesday: love is in the air
Aud sentiments 287: sending love + sentiment
CRAFT 584: love/Valentine
Crafty catz 537: anything goes + option: love, Valentine, anniversary
Allsorts 610: love is
The paper funday 26: anything goes + option: love is in the air
Di's digi: one or more hearts
613 avenue create February: anything goes + option: heart and soles
Creative craft cottage 137: happy Valentines/love
Cupcake inspirations 512: for those you love
Mix it up 46: anything goes + fancy fold
Dies R us 162: anything goes
Crafty calendar February: dies and/or punches plus ribbon and/or twine
Kleuren met Potloden January: simple or fully loaded
Penny's 489: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 672: anything goes
Colour crazy 5: anything goes
Love to craft 55: anything goes
Morgans ArtWorld 2: anything goes
Crafty creations 418: anything goes
Crafter's castle 38: anything goes
Creative moments 208: anything goes
A gem of a challenge 3: anything goes
Classic design team 2: anything goes
QKR stampede 413: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 53: anything goes
Fab n funky 509: anything goes
Cardz TV 133: anything goes
Creative fingers 201: anything goes
Polka doodles 6: anything goes


  1. So fun and cute!! Thanks for joining us this February at Die Cut Divas.

  2. I am so loving these cats!! A beautifully done card with the wonderful details!
    Thanks so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge, hope you'll stop by again soon!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  3. Your cat card is so adorable x

  4. Oh My Goodness, this is brilliant. I love how you put it all together, fun and adorable. Thanks for playing along and sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges! Donna, DT

  5. What a cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments.

    DT Stacey

  6. Well done on making a fab card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  7. A beautiful card with cats.
    Thanks for joining our challenge kleuren met potloden
    Groet Josje

  8. Een leuke apart model kaart heb je gemaakt. Gezellig dat je meedoet met de Challenge.

    Groetjes, Astrid.

  9. OMG what a fun design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  10. A cute fun anniversary card!! Thanks so much for joining us for the challenge at Dies R Us!!

  11. A fun card. Well done. Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  12. Such a fun and pretty creation, many thanks for joining in with our 'Love is....' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  13. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, A Bit More Time to Craft, A Bit More Time to Craft extra, Colour Crazy, Creative Fingers and Jan's Digis. Hope to see you again next time.

  14. This is such a fun card - those cats look grumpy and adorable. Very clever - thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  15. Brilliant card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  16. Hi Hazel this is a gorgeous anniversary card. I love it. Have a good week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  17. Cute! I hope you'll link up this week in our SWEET challenge. (interpret your way - sweethearts, sweet saying, sweet image, sweets to eat, etc)
    :) Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges - DT & Owner

  18. What a lovely card . Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky challenge.Neva

  19. That is the best, so funny. I hope they had a wonderful anniversary celebration. Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles this week.

  20. This is brilliant!

    Thanks for playing along at Creative Moments and MAWTT,

    Hugz Tinz

  21. Oh Hazel those cats are amazing. I love this idea.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx CRAFT DT

  22. What a super card, thank you for joining us at MAWTT and Allsorts too xx

  23. It'll be so special for the couple. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our “Fold It” challenge this month.

  24. Thank you for joining Allsorts challenge with this entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  25. Fab card and thanks for sharing with us at crafty catz this week

  26. Well this card could NOT be any more perfect for the request you were given for an anniversary card. Those cats are such a HOOT, well done! Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating with us over at the Mod Squad!!
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

  27. Hazel, Humorous! Thank you for sharing your special easel card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Join us each month for a NEW challenge. Good Luck, stay safe and happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  28. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  29. So stinkin' cute! I love their faces! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

  30. This is so sweet! Thank you for joining us this week at Allsorts Challenge

  31. What a cute card! Thank you so much for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week xoxoxo

  32. What a cool idea, what a fun creation, which looks so cool! Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    DT bastel-traum challenge

  33. Super cute! Thanks for joining us at International Art & Soul. Maggie, DT.

  34. What a fabulous easel card! Love the colors and the shine, and of course those cute kitties!! This sounds like it will be a perfect card for the special couple! Thanks for playing with LTSCB and Di's Digi Designs.

  35. I LOVE this!! So creative and the cats are too much fun. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  36. Great card and thanks for sharing at Crafty catz this week

  37. Great idea and I am sure they will be happy with it!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  38. Celebrations come and go with Covid and we can't do our normal celebrating. Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede Challenge. kReN on the DT. Follow me at

  39. Love it Hazel, they don't look too happy though. Very clever idea which I'm sure was well received. Thank you for sharing it with us at Paper Funday.

  40. This is just so beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

  41. Great idea, love the looks of the cats and how you put the heart in the middle. Fabulous card!
    Thank you for joining at 613 Avenue Create.
    Vesna DT

  42. Hazel- my prolific cardmaker- this card is hilarious!!! Thanks for sharing the love at Cupcake Inspirations!

  43. A fabulously fun card, great image and dies.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  44. What a sweet card! It made me laugh out loud! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge. DT Kathy []

  45. Love this Hazel. Thank you for sharing with us over here at LeAnn’s World 101 and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for
    DT members: 4LW101DT

  46. Vert Fanny & cute card. Thank for playing with us at Di’s DIgi challenge tha├»s week-end.
    Nathalie DT

  47. This is purrfect Hazel, I love the card and hope you're daughter and son in law did too. Thanks for entering our challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck Jayne DT

  48. Oh this is so sweet! love the grumpy cats together! Thank you for joining us at LPCF! Good luck

  49. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again
    ~ Sherry CT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  50. Super fun card, those cats are so cool. Thanks for joining in our February challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x

  51. Wow, very ingenious! Great story how you came up with this. It's gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Craft Challenge. We hope you continue to play with us! XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT

  52. I absolutely love this card and it's very clever!

    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Keep crafting!
    Lj xx
    Crafter's Castle

  53. OMG, love those cats! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  54. What a striking card! Thanks for joining in our AcademyScrapArt Challenge this month!


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