Monday, 19 December 2011

Happy Anniversary

Hi Bloggers.

Today I'm sharing a card that I've made for my Mom & Dad for their Anniversary which is later this week.

It's only a small card - just 12cm square but it seemed appropriate as I wanted the sentiment to be the focal point.

The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley which I stamped in Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I added a bit of colour with Summer Haze Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Ink. I cut it out using a circle nestie and inked around the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I cut a Spellbinders Picot Edged Circle from purple card and mounted the sentiment on to it.

I cut some leaves out of the Spellbinders Foliage Die Set. I inked through the die on the lighter card with Dusty Concord.

I made a flower using the Spellbinders Spiral Blossom and some felt that I bought from Sam Poole Creative Studios.

I tied a tatty bow using two lengths of Violet Vintage Ribbon.

I assembled the card as shown. The paper is from Polka Doodles Sundae of Seasons. I finished the card off with a couple of  Creative Expressions Decorative Stick Pins in White Pearl and added a purple gem in each corner.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges -
Sparkles Challenge - Anything But Christmas
Make It Monday #68

Hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. This is just stunning, you where right beside me in MIM so thought I'd drop by. Its just gorgeous.

  2. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our "Anything but a Christmas card" Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  3. Really beautifully with gorgeous colours and detail - they will surely love it. Hugs, Claire x

  4. What a stunning card,just popped over from

  5. WOW!!!!This is sooo BEAUTIFUL Julia and my favourite colours..Saw this on MIM..Loz

  6. This is so beautiful the colours and you have achieved what you wanted...the sentiment is it!
    Saw this on MIM xx

  7. This is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in with a chance to win the prize from our sponser this week just leave a comment for another entrant. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM! The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning. Good luck and happy holidays!
    Rene ;D

  8. What a lovely anniversary card! I am visiting your blog via MIM.

  9. How pretty! I love the felt flower, those pins, and all that purple! This is a winner! Thanks for sharing on Make It Monday!
    Karen C

  10. Hopped over from Make It Monday....this is a beautiful card!!

  11. Your card is just beautiful. I came over from MIM.

  12. beautiful card, saw it over at Make It Monday!!

  13. Hi Julia, I popped over from MIM,I am a newbie to the blog there. I love these gorgeous shades of purple. Great card,
    Jane x


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