Monday, 14 February 2011

Commissioned ruby anniversary card

I've been asked to make a ruby anniversary card incorporating red flowers. I've used the sketch for Sweet sketch Wednesday 88:

Papers are actual Christmas ones (but nothing to identify them as such) from BG jovial. The base card is stardream so it has a glittery sparkle to it. The congratulations panel has a piece of vellum stuck over it, which has a rose pattern on it, stamped with some swirls (I think the stamps are Papermania, but not sure). The beaded flowery ribbon, flowers, heart buttons and red gems are all from stash. I distressed the edges of one of the papers and the congrats panel with a red copic. The main paper has had the corners cut with Fiskars nostalgia scissors and the card corners rounded with an Xcut punch.

This is for Cooking it up with Katie 48: show me your reb ribbon corners

The colours are for Curtain call 69:

and Craft your days away 13: photo inspiration:

This is also for:

Aly's 35: bling bling
I did it: bling it up
Crafty pad 108: hearts
Let's ink it up 9: romance
One stitch at a time 49: make it pretty
Crazy challenge 54: weddings and anniversaries
Cupcake 129: I love you - incorporate at least one heart
Ooh-la-la 73: for someone special
Whoopsi daisy: free and easy
Totally stampalicious: bling or glitter or glitz
Flourishes timeless 104: button up
My time to craft 127: hearts and flowers
Oldie but a goodie 12: add a heart (the old stamps are the flourishes)
Papertake: have a heart
Spoon full of sugar 138: let's see some love
Try it on Tuesday (taggers): hearts and flowers
Tuesday throwdown 35: buttons
Crafts and me: it's red
Creative belli 110: jewelry (gems and beads on the flowery ribbon + forgotten flowers)
Creative card world: love card challenge
Fab n funky 59: tempting texture
For fun 51: hearts
Freshly brewed 33: anniversary
Paper pretties 140: inspiration colour challenge - use Valentine's day as inspiration
Penny's 46: hearts a flutter
Pixie cottage 56: ribbon
Scrappy frogs: love is in the air
Stamin' royalty: hearts , hearts and more hearts
Crafty purple frog: romance
Cute card Thursday 151: hearts & flowers
Delightful: get punchy
Do you stack up? 6: ribbons
Just add ink 55: just add love
Nightshift stamping 53: hearted
PaperPlay 6: hearts & flowers but not Valentine
Crafty Ann 35: love is all around
ECP 31: love
Picture perfect speciality challenge: love
Mami doodles 20: flower card
Stamp n doodle: colours red and/or pink and white plus 1
Stamp man 16: hearts theme
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes
Sukkersott 112: love card
Tellen's place: paint it with stripes
2 sisters 26: hearts
Basic grey 37: all hearts (papers are BG jovial)
Challenge up your life 37: tone-on-tone/monochrome
Crazy 4 challenges 74: hearts
Gingerloft 11: the colour red
My Sheri 44: love
One stop craft 118: love is in the air
Stamp, scrap & doodle: love is in the air
Totally Gorjuss 67: love
Stamp and create: love
Crafty calendar 17: love
Stamping vacation: Pick 3 challenge for February - vellum, heart, anything black

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  1. Wow! Your card is very pretty Hazel and I can't believe all of the challenges you were able to put it in! Thanks for playing with us at IDIC this week!

  2. Hi Hazel this is a very pretty card, love your design papers and those awesome red button hearts for your embellishments. Great job.
    Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Good luck.
    Kathie SSW-Design Team

  3. A beautiful ruby wedding card Hazel.

    Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our photo inspiration challenge.


    Joanne xxx

  4. Just gorgeous, Hazel. I love the whole design of this card - the 'swirly' vellum is lovely and the flowers with the heart buttons are really pretty
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Crafty Ann's.


  5. a beautiful anniversary card....thanks for playing with Totally Stampalicious

  6. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  7. This is such a beautiful Anniversary card...the colors, layout, details...everything is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

  8. Oh Hazel, this card is beautiful! Gorgeous papers, I love the front panel with the swirls and your cute red button hearts. Thanks for joining us at SSW.

  9. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

  10. Hi Hazel. It is so nice to have you join us at SSW. I love your anniversarey card. It is super sweet. Love the gorgeous papers and the swills in the sentiment. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  11. Great card.... Lonnngggg list!!!! Thanks for playing with the Stampman theme this time

  12. What a wonderful Anniversary card :).. I love the heart buttons on the flowers :)..Thanks for playing along with Totally Stampalicious this week :)

  13. Such a pretty card! Love the flower embellishments and the swirl images. :o) Thanks for playing with us at Curtain Call.

  14. Totally Gorjuss!! Thanks for playing with us this week!! Don't forget to check out my Blog Candy!!


  15. Wonderful Anniversary card- love all of the great details! Thanks for playing along with the Belli challenge!

  16. Great card. Love the ribbon and the heart buttons. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges.

  17. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

  18. Hi Hazel
    A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  19. Hello Hazel. Such a sweet card, lovely papers and colour combo. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Love Sandra xx

  20. Absolutely beautiful Hazel, it will be treasured. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  21. Gorgeous card Hazel lovely shade of reds
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  22. A beautifully elegant card, which I am sure will be treasured. Thank you for sharing it with us at FFC this week. Hugs, Ali x

  23. What a striking card! Love it. Thanks for taking up our challenge on Creative Craft World.
    Sue x

  24. Really sweet card. thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
    Love n hugs

  25. Hi Hazel, Gorgeous card and so right for a 40th Anniversary. Can't believe the amount of challenges you managed to fit in with this card. Lovely.

  26. Very bright and pretty! Love the beaded ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Creative Belli!

  27. Great anniversary card Hazel, well done!

  28. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  29. That's really lovely, Hazel. Love the layout. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

  30. very suitable - they will love it

    kitten DYSU team

  31. A lovely card I'm sure they will love it Thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx

  32. Such a sweet sweet card. love all the added detail.Your card is so gorgous. Have a sweet week. Arlana@SSW!!!

  33. Such a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking it up with

  34. Very pretty card, Hazel - love those warm ruby colours.

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay again this week.

    Julie :o)

  35. lovely card Hazel, gorgeous ribbon
    thanks for joining us again
    at DYSU challenge this week

  36. Very elegant, great combination of flowers and heart buttons.
    Thanks for join us at the Crazy Challenge.

  37. This is such a pretty card and I love the way you added them gems for that touch of sparkle :D
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple frog and crafts and me. Good luck.


    Amy xx

  38. This is fab, love the button hearts. Thanks for sharing with us at FFC.

    Meera x

  39. Beautiful creation, love the design and paper choice. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

  40. Beautiful card Hazel. The little heart shaped buttons look perfect.xx

  41. Lovely card thanks for joining us at the crafty pad x

  42. So pretty! I love the red shimmer paper!!! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Deanne :)

  43. Hazel, I just love the flowers with the heart buttons. What a great layout with the colors you chose for the anniversary card. Thanks for sharing it with us at PPC.

    Tamie - PPC DT

  44. Gorgeous! Lovely flower embellishments! Thanks for getting punchy with us this week at Delightful Challenges.

  45. This is very pretty Hazel! Thanks for playing along with our “Hearts a Flutter” Challenge this week at Penny’s. Good Luck!


  46. Wow a stunning card. Love the sparkly paper and the flower embellishments. Very rich looking. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I hope we'll see you again next time too.
    All the best,
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  47. Elegant and warm anniversary card! You did such a lovely job!
    Judi SSW DT

  48. Seems I've been seeing a lot of you lately! You've been busy. I think is my favorite, it's those little heart buttons. I love them.
    thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

  49. Such a fabby card and I love the colours on it!! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Play Challenges!!

  50. Hazel - just beautiful.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay again this week. ♥

  51. Beautiful card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

  52. very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Penny's for Hearts a Flutter challenge! :-) Amy

  53. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week with such a lovely card !

  54. A really beautiful card...thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

  55. Brilliant Hazel - so beautiful! Thx for sharing with us at Totally Gorjuss!

    Mary J xxx

  56. Hi Hazel! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful card with us at DYSU this week! Janna

  57. A fab card Hazel. Love the swirly centre panel and the BP chosen. Thankyou for sharing this at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next week

  58. Hi! Such a special card Hazel,love the heart buttons and the papers/colours too.
    thank you for joining us at BasicGrey,hugs Lou.xx

  59. So cute and perfect for Valentines! Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxxx

  60. Very cute card. Love the colors. Thanks for joiniing us at Tellen's Place.

  61. Thank you so much for playing with us at Stampin With the Dragon challenge.
    Hugs Nataliya

  62. Great card! Love the heart buttons. What a great touch.
    Thanks for playing with us at GingerLoft Challenges.
    :) Gale

  63. Gorgeous,thanks so much for joining our Birthday Bash at OSAAT.

    Hugs, Marjo..Don't forget to check out my Birthday Comment Candy here

    Hugs, Marjo

  64. Fabulous creation. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  65. Hazel, the colors are so vibrant an wonderful! I love your flowers and wonderful papers! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week for our "Stripes" challenge. :~)

  66. A great card, Hazel!! Great use of colors and I really like your flowers!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Sukkersött this week!!
    Hugs, Wenche :)

  67. Lovely card - thanks for joining in with our challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  68. Hazel, another STUNNING creation - love everything about this card. The recipients will be so pleased. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with FRESH BREWED DESIGNS and WHOOPSI DAISY challenges:)

  69. A lovely card

    Thanks for joining us at oldie but a goodie and good luck!


  70. That's a beautiful card, love the papers, thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
    Ruth x

  71. This is beautiful Hazel. I love those red flowers

    Thanks for playing along with is at Freshly Brewed Challenges February Month long challenge.
    Hope to see you at the hop on March 1



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