Anniversary Overload!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Hi everyone!

Uh-oh!  It seems my blogging skills have gone a little rusty since I've had my hiatus, I thought I had this post scheduled but I must've hit save instead of publish and the flipping thing has been sitting in draft all this time!  It should've posted last weekend!  Sorry about that Elaine!

There are two challenges running at the moment on Eclectic Ellapu,
The Pink teams challenge is...

Reis, meaning country, travel, holiday etc.

And the Purple teams challenge is...

Anything goes!

Although I am on the pink team, I decided that for this week I would help out the Purple team (also because I didn't have anything made for the pink challenge!!)

So here is my card that I made for my parents who celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary last month!

I hadn't made anything for so long when I went to make this one that I couldn't face having to colour an image so I went pretty basic.
The wording is computer generated using the font "Cardinal".  I cut out a Spellbinders Fleur De Lis square in red card and then cut the wording to fit it.  The ribbon, buckle, pearls and diamant√©s are from my stash.

I used my scoreboard to make a pattern on the base which made lining up the square centre-piece so easy!  I used the same techniques on the inside.

We went out for a meal for their anniversary with all the family in a lovely restaurant in Newcastle.  We also had a gorgeous cake made for the occasion which went down a treat!

So make sure to check out the challenges over at Eclectic Ellapu - These challenges will be running for their full 3 weeks but we'll be over-lapping on the 1st August with new ones as we are starting monthly challenges from then!

I would like to enter the card above in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create; Anything goes/Use a sentiment
Crafty Ribbon Challenge; Anything goes with ribbon
Delightful Challenges; Add ribbon
Fussy & Fancy Challenges; Words
The Sisterhood Of Crafters; Die cuts
ABC Challenges; P is for Pearls

I was having a look through my files and I realised I hadn't blogged the last card I had on EE!

The image is PPear by Birdie Brown but I'm afraid my copic list has long since been tidied away (lost) but it looks like the YG90's.  I haven't a clue what the papers are either!
I've added some bakers twine and googly eyes.  The sentiments are computer generated and the top one "you're a quare pair!" would be a phrase used in Ireland to say that they are a great couple, or words to that effect. Lol!
The inside has been done to match

I'll be back shortly with my post for today for Seems A Little Sketchy

Thanks for looking!


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh WOW! Your red/white anniversary card is AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Jane Savage said...

A wonderfully simple and elegant design, Sheena!
Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Jane xx
(Oh and I love the googly eyes on the pair of pears too!!)

Elaine said...

Wow both amazing cards x

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week!
Hugs Lynsey x

Mojca said...

Waw What a gorgeous creation. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

Lisa B said...

Love, love, love this color combination! Great job on your card.

Thanks for playing along with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

Vannessa said...

Such a gorgeous card for your parents' anniversary. Hope they had a great day and a fabulous achievement too. Thanks for joining in the Fussy & Fancy Challenge this fortnight.

Hugs, Vannessa
F & F DT