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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.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Diamonds are forever!!!

Good morning!! Looks like it's going to be another fine day!! Today's card is a commission for a Diamond Wedding Anniversary. All I was asked for was the names on the front and the rest was up to me!! I have to say it is lovely to make these type of cards - 60 years together - how wonderful!! 
I decided to stick with white and very pale grey, as I wanted a very clean feeling card!! I have a bit of a thing at the moment for papers from a great little site on Etsy called Valeriane. I've had a lot of wedding cards to make - and her papers are just perfect. The gorgeous silvery one I have used as the background on this one is from a set called Wedding Bliss!! I used Spellbinders Classic Ric Rac Edgeability to create the zig-zag edge at the bottom, and one of the inserts to create the detail. 

The base card is made from Centura Pearl Snow White, and  I used this and the paper to create the diamond shape. The layers were created with Spellbinders Square and Scallop Square dies. The decorative piece on which the flowers sit was cut with the smallest die of the Lace Doily Motif set. 
The flowers were made using the Bitty Blossom dies - and the flourishes are Floral Flourish!! I cut the letters with XCut Rome Alphabet Die set, layering the printed paper over the Centura Pearl. The sentiment is printed from the computer.

A layer of white organza ribbon over white satin ribbon, along with lashings of clear gems finished the whole thing off. Of course, as ever, the top of the box was made to match - minus the names. And the inside was decorated too!!

I would like to enter this into:
Lexi's Creations - Sparkle and Shine

Take care,


  1. Wow, I'm not sure what is more impressive, the card you have made for their 60th, or actually being together 60 years! It's so beautiful Carole, all the gorgeous white on white! They will love it! hugs :)

  2. What a fabulous, gorgeous card, thanks for entering our 'Sparkle & Shine challenge at Lexi's Creations!


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