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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.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

30 years together!!

Good morning - not so bright and sunny today. But at least that makes me feel less guilty about staying in and crafting. Having a slow start to the morning - but have more commissions to work on - and a birthday present for a friend, so once I've blogged I shall have to get on with it. Such a chore!!!

Today's card was a commission from a friend's husband to give to his wife for their 30th wedding anniversary. He just gave me a copy of one of their wedding photos and left the rest to me. (I have obscured their faces on the photo for their privacy - just in case you're wondering what the blobs are!!) 

Because the flowers were peach, I wanted to use that along with pearlescent white card. I decided to go for an A5 tent fold card, made using Centura Snow White Pearl. I layered some matt white card onto this, then another piece of pearl embossed with Spellbinders Grand Dainty Dots. Along the bottom half of the card, I used some orangey peach Bazzill card - with just a little bit showing above a die cut pearl border (X Cut Rose Border die).
The paper at the bottom is from a lovely site on Etsy called Valeriane Digital. This is from a pack called Wedding Peach which has 12 gorgeous papers. 

The photo is mounted onto the Bazzill card, matt white, and a Spellbinders Decorative Label 1 cut from Centura Pearl. The flowers are made from the digi paper using Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die, and the leaves are Centura pearl - cut with dies from the same set. The numbers are cut using CC 1" Numbers set, and I finished off with a pearly heart, peach coloured pearls, and some ribbon.
I used similar elements on the lid of the box - but left off the photo, and placed the flowers and numbers onto the square. 
On the inside of the box I used more of the papers and card, and a smaller decorative label 1. 

I would like to enter this into:
Crafty Calendar Challenges - Petals and Pearls
Hiding in My Craft Room - Weddings



  1. Beautiful card and box, love your color combo and elements. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.


  2. Your card and box are SO elegant and beautiful Carole, I really like it and I'm sure your friend's wife will do to. It is truly a gift to cherish and treasure. I would love to see more of your gorgeous work soon, so I hope you join us next time. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Hiding in my Craft Room.

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  3. Beautiful work for a beautiful occasion!


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