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Sunday, 16 May 2010

A special card

I can't believe that next Sunday will be our first wedding anniversary!! A year ago we were rushing around making sure flowers, dresses, bridesmaids etc were all organised and now we are like Darby and Joan lol. I wanted to make a special card for Paul, he was really ill just a few weeks after our wedding so he can't work but he is a fantastic 'Home Hub' and has learnt to drive the hoover, the cooker, the washer  - just got to train him to use the iron now.
The theme for our wedding was 'butterflies' and our colour scheme was pale blue, gold and ivory so when I saw the fabby challenge from Sir Stampalot was Butterflies and Blossoms,  my brain started ticking over. As I was the lucky winner of last months Sir Stampalot Challenge I am the proud owner of a lovely shiny new cricut (huge THANKYOU'S again to all the team at Sir Stampalot) and I've used it to cut the base and sentiment for this card:

The inner circle is coloured with inks and cosmic shimmer powders swooshed around on my craft mat to make a pale shimmery gold colour. The sentiment is from Elusive Images, stamped and embossed with gold EP and mounted on foam pads. The blue background is satin card coloured with dye inks and a stipple brush to (hopefully) look like blue sky. The flowers are made from an assortment of stamps - some stamped on acetate and glittered, some stamped on card and painted with H2o's and some stamped on vellum (it took blooming ages to cut them all out). I mounted the blue background on foam tape and attached the flowers with silcone to give them some dimension. The butterflies are Elusive Images, stamped on acetate and glittered on the reverse - they look gorgeous but so hard to get a decent photo.
I hope Paul likes it, i've tried to capture not just our theme colours but also the flowers, sunshine and happiness of a truly wonderful day (awwww, getting a bit tearful  lol). i've just got to try and find him a pressie now.

I'm also entering this card in to the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts: Wedding/Anniversary
Your Next Stamp Challenge: Cut it out and pop it up
Quixotic Challenge: Let your garden grow

Thanks for looking
Claire xx


  1. Adorable Claire, well done too on winning a cricut, there'll be no stopping you now
    Thanks for playing along with TP this week
    Anne x

  2. Wow, Claire! Another total stunner! Good to see you are putting your prize to good use already! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and Good Luck!

  3. This is beautiful Claire,your butterflies and flowers are

  4. Lovely card Claire, love those flowers and butterflies
    Beryl x

  5. Hi Claire
    a beautiful card,luv the design beautiful embelies, luv all the sparkle, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  6. Hi Clair

    You look like you have really got to grips with our new cricutm I am so pleased it found such a good home.

    Your card is beautiful adn I am sure Pail will love it.

    One of your sones is getting married on 29th and butterflies play a big part in their theme - it's got nothing whatsoever to do with the fact I did all the stationery honest.

    Thanks for joining us at Stampalot Challenge again and good luck.

    B x

  7. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.

  8. What a beautiful card Claire, the colours are super and the cut out and all of the flowers are so effective!

    Hope you have a memorable anniversary!

    Keryn :)

  9. Congrats on your 1st anniversary Claire :) Your hubby is sure to LOVE this card. It's gorgeous...and you've put so much love and thought into making it for him...beautiful!

  10. Fantastic card, with such elegant details ,
    Thanks for Joining us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

  11. Gorgeous, stunning, fantastic spring to mind Claire.
    I am sure Paul will love and treasure his special card.
    Happy Anniversary to both of you next Sunday.
    Your 1st year has passed quickly, here's to many many more.
    Love & Hugs
    Christine xx

  12. Hi Claire,
    This is fabulous! I love the circle of flowers and the beautiful butterflies.
    Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

  13. Totally stunning, Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s Challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. What a beautiful card for your hubby! Congrats on your Cricut win! That is awesome!!! Thank you so much for joining us at YNS :)

  15. This is beautiful Claire


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