Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Golden Years

 This is a very clean and simple anniversary card, made using the new Fred She Said Hearts & Roses digi set.    You'll see that I have removed the wording "I love you" from the image and added my own wording.  It's the first time I've ever tried this and really, it couldn't be easier!  I've used the pre-coloured digi but there is also a set for your own colours available.   I've printed out, cut out and layered 2 further rose sprays onto the heart.  The heart was put through my Swiss Dot embossing folder and then inked with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.

The sketch is from this week's Midnight Madness.  The DP is Bearly Mine, one from the Simply Dots download and one from the Designer Extreme I CD.  Donna at Bearly Mine has a new  challenge blog and I'm hoping she'll accept this as an entry to the recipe challenge this week:  3 flowers, 2 papers, 1 image.  The image IS the flowers, though, so fingers crossed lol!  I was lucky enough to win the CD in a recent challenge, thanks Donna!

I've gold embossed an Elusive Images swirl in the corner of each DP and added some pearls, if you click on the picutre you can see them better...    There still seems quite a bit of open space, don't know if I will tinker about with this card a bit more...

I'm entering the following challenges with my card:
Midnight Madness - sketch
Bearly Mine - recipe
Flourishes - go big (this is a 5 x 7 card)
My Time to Craft - spots & dots
Papertake Weekly - ribbons and pearls
Diecut Dreams - use a digi and a rubber stamp


  1. Very elegant card! I love the gold!Thanks for sharing!

  2. Cec it's beautiful as it is - honestly hun you have done a wonderful job with it. It caught my eye as soon as I opened up my dashboard on my blog! Love it and I do mean that!

  3. oh my! this is stunning!!! glitterbee hugs, ronnie

  4. Really clever! It's a perfect anniversary card. Thanks for playing with us over at Bearly Mine this time.
    Love n hugs,

  5. That's a lovely card Anne - very elegant. Jo x

  6. Lovely anniversary card, very elegent. Hugs x ChrisB

  7. Thanks for joining us at DCD with this lovely anniversary card,hugs Liz xx

  8. Very pretty card. I love the yellow roses and the polka dot DP.
    Hope to see you again for the next challenge.
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  9. This is so pretty. Love those roses, and that is very to change the sentiment to suit your needs, great idea! Pretty color combo here, too.

  10. What a beautiful card, Anne!

  11. very pretty card.
    love those flowers and the coloring is great.

    greetings karin

  12. This is such a beautiful card! I just love the paper you used. Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Valerie PSDT

  13. Thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. hi there Anne! this is positivly beautiful! what a great card to recieve! :)

  15. Lovely card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  16. A super card Anne - really pretty ! Thanks for sharing your work with us at MTTCC this week x

  17. ooh, this is so elegant. I'm so glad you entered the DCD challenge with this creation and good luck!

  18. Great card Anne!
    Thanks so much for joining our Spotty and Dotty challenge at MTTC this week!

  19. This is a beauty! I love the sketch and the pretty roses!

  20. What a gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us at BM Challenges....


  21. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again next week!
    hugs, Sharon

  22. This is beautiful and you did a fab job with the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine. Hugs Tracy x
    P.S. I have candy on my blog and a chance to win two new release sugar nellie simply sassy stamps if you want to hop over.

  23. This is so pretty Anne, such a nice card and the colours are perfect with your pretty rose image x

    Thank You for joining in at Bearly Mine Challenges x


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