Saturday, October 5, 2013

Romantic Anniversary

 The challenge for the next two weeks at Sugar Creek Hollow is called ROMANCE.  We want to see vintage or shabby chic cards and other projects that depict Romance.

We are welcoming a new sponsor for this challenge.  Really Reasonable Ribbon is generously providing one random winner with a $15 gift certificate to their online store, which is loaded with fabulous ribbons, trims and flowers.

Since I was still in England and my husband was here at home on September 20th, which was our 38th  anniversary, the day itself couldn't be romantic but I think this card that I left for him is romantic and he liked it so that counts for something.

I started with some cream card stock from Staples for my card blank and then added a background from My Mind's Eye.  I found the wonderful image online (sorry I thought I wrote down the source) and I have mounted it on a scalloped rectangle that I cut using my Cameo from pink card stock from my scraps and then added a couple little dew drops from my stash.

The corner is a piece from the Venetian Motifs Shapabilities die from Spellbinders and the pearl flourishes are from Dollarama.  The sentiment is computer generated, cut out with a pair of Fiskars mini scallop scissors and edged with some chalk from Mungyo.  The same chalk was used on the doily, which also came from my scraps.

I used the gorgeous ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon to make the rosette and the tails.  A pearl brad from Gartner makes the centre of the rosette and then a few little roses from Wild Orchid Crafts were added to finish things off.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Fab 'n' Funky - Ribbon
The Paper Shelter - Shabby Chic
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge - Vintage/Shabby Chic
A Little Bit Crafty - A Little Bit Shabby
Live and Love Crafts - Pink
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Anniversary or Wedding


  1. Beautiful card Cec ! Love the image you've used ! Sue C x

  2. Beautiful card! Lovely image.
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter :)
    Anna DT

  3. Beautiful card. Gorgeous fabric rosette.
    Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

    Huggsss, Angelique

  4. Just gorgeous, love you blog background too! Thank you for playing along with us at ALBC this month & good luck. Jane x

  5. Beautiful anniversary card with lovely colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K xx

  6. A stunning card, love your embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter, Susan x

  7. I love your card, Cec. The beautiful rosette is the first thing that drew my eye and I can't believe you made it! Lovely work.

  8. Gorgeous image and flowers, love this!

  9. This was for your husband? And he LIKED IT?! THAT IS AWESOME!! I like a man who likes pink way to go! Love that image and your little pink bouquet. Happy belated anniversary to you both. I'm always in awe when people make it over 10 years these days. LOL! Have you had a chance to sign up for the giveaway at LLC? Thanks for joining our "Pink" challenge hope to see you play again!
    LLC Designer
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