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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Happy Anniversary!!

Morning! Hope today finds you well! Personally, I have caught a bug, and am currently still in bed. Yesterday all I wanted to do was sleep. I am more awake today, but am still coughing etc etc. But, I have decided that even though I am not up to going anywhere, I can still get a few things done like blogging!! 

So, this week saw the wedding anniversary of my lovely brother- and sister-in-law! The card I made for them was another one that I used as part of my application for Crafter's Companion DT. 
I used Hunkydory's Champagne Bubbles Topper. I loved the grey and peach tones as soon as I saw this set!  I mounted a piece of the matching patterned cardstock onto a 6x6 card, and then distressed the edges with a sanding block. This was then inked with Tea Dye DI. 

The topper came with 2 frames attached. Often I will just leave them attached - or even discard them, but I decided to make use of them this time. The largest was mounted onto Papermill Silver Buckram paper. For the smaller frame, I cut another piece from the patterned card, and embossed it with my Crafter's Companion Embossalicious 6x6 Floral Frenzy folder. I then carefully ran my Perfect Medium pad over the raised areas, and dusted Cosmic Shimmer Silver and Enchanted Gold mica powders over the top. The frame was then mounted onto the top of this. 
The sentiment is from the same sheet. I used an offcut of the card and trimmed it to echo the shape of the message. The finishing touches include the paper ribbon from the sheet, a crystal spray from my stash, Glossy Accents on the glasses, and a little bit of Cosmic Shimmer Aqua Twinkles on the flowers. 

I would like to enter this into:
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Anything Goes 
Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Make a Square Card

Take care of yourselves,


  1. This turned out beautifully Carole - the cream and silver is elegant! I love the mats of the shiny foil - the layers are balancing the color combination perfectly in your design. Ans finally, the Tea Dye on the distressed edges is a great finishing detail!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful project & creativity with us!
    DT for Aud Sentiments: [#102 "Any Thing Goes"]
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  2. This is so beautiful. Thanks for playing with AudSentiments this week.

  3. A beautiful Anniversary card, fantastic details.

  4. This is a fabulous card no wonder they wanted you. Hope you are feeling better very very soon xx


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