Archive for the ‘Anniversary’ Category

Hello Everybody,


What a fantastic day!!! Sun shining on a winter’s day.


So I made a card.




My favourite 5″x5″ card.  Lots of white with a broad band of lace down one side and ribbon across the centre under die cuts, some flowers and a sentiment from Tim Holtz.


Hope you like it.


Hugs 🙂



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Hello Everyone,


Looks like I am on a theme and Anya is that theme.  I love these Marianne Dies, they are so elegant and ae so easy to use.  The card today is made with the Anya’s Corner, it is so stylish and I love using it inside the card too, so easy and stunning!




This is so elegant, the corners speak for themselves and of course I had to use my ruffled ribbon, I love the softness of using ribbon this way.  A piece of lace over the middle and some Cheery Lynn Fancy Flourishes and my handmade flowers with those small roses that I have been buying.


This card is so pretty and special it just had to be an anniversary card.


Thanks for calling in.


Hugs 🙂



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Hello Everyone,


Just for fun I am using up a lot of my scraps and this card is an example of that.  You know that I like to layer my cards and (almost) never make a card of a single layer, I like my cards to be a bit sturdier than that.



So this is really just a simple card with die cut edged pieces of scrap in two different types of cardstock in cream.  A sentiment embossed in gold and a lace flower.


Hope you like it!!


Thanks for calling in, hope your day is going well.

Hugs :)

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Wonderful, aren’t they?  We girls get all emotional and teary and remember …. oh to be so in love, with so many dreams to fulfil…. awwwww…

So I have a card to show you that I am making for someone special who is getting married over Easter.  Her colours are white and this beautiful blue, what is it called? So pretty.

Bron's wedding card and colours

She is a ‘no-fuss’ or ‘no-frills’ type of girl, so I thought she might like this type of card.  I know her wedding dress is pretty elegant, no lace, no trims, but absolutely elegant and beautiful.

I have stamped two different backgrounds in Teal Blue Vivid Ink and divided them with ribbon to match.  Put a semi-circular panel on one side over  a square card.  The bride and groom image is modern and embossed in silver, inking on the edge with colour and matted onto silver. This is added to the card with dimensional tape.

modern sketch bride and groom

All stamps used are from Stamp-It Australia, I love their images and I love the way these stamps, both wood mounted and cling stamp so easily and evenly.

Ribbon tie to embellish and tie the card together if needed.  Inside is decorated with no sentiment and has a pocket for a gift card or money.

I hope she likes it, I hope you like it.

Have a great day!! Thanks for calling in.

Hugs Lauren  ♥♥

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Hey Everyone, don’t you just love it when you surf the net??? Well the thing I love most is blurfing, and what you say is that??? Well it is when you go blog surfing.  There is so much inspiration out there and so many blogs that can teach you how to use something that you have in your stash that you just never thought of!!

Well I also have a lot of blogs bookmarked because they are just so good.  One of them is KittieKraft.  She does adorable work, I especially love her floral punchart, it is wonderful.

But this time I found on her blog a card that is truly clean and simple (CAS), but it also uses stamped embossed butterflies just like the ones I have.  So here is my case.

Just lovely flying butterflies

The butterfly stamps are from Stamp-It Australia and were some of my very first stamp purchases, but I had never been happy with my colouring skills and have not really used them very much at all.  Well I saw Kittie’s card and the penny dropped, I did not have to colour them. DUH!!

nellie snellen square die for frame

The sentiment is also from Stamp-It and is framed by a Nellie Snellen square with the centre cut out with a Spellbinders.  This makes the perfect frame.

triple bow in sheer ribbon

Embellished with die cuts of Leafy Flourish by Boscut.  A beautiful triple bow in sheer ribbon and those wonderful embossed butterflies.

Kittie I feel I will be CASEing a lot of your cards, they are just so beautiful. And you can be sure when I get my blogroll happening here, Kittie will be on it!!

Hope you like my interpretation.



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Hello Everyone!

It has been a while between posts and again I say to you that I will try to be more regular at this blogging caper.  Have to be, I want to be a Guest DT member somewhere, anywhere that will have me!! Over the last month I have been so unwell, unable to blog, but still making some cards, I am  much, much better now.

This card was made after thinking for a while about a card I saw with the most delicate flower spray on it.  Really fine, whispy fern leaves and tiny flowers.  So very pretty that I could not get it out of my mind and I knew I had that hand punch somewhere and a fern leaf that I could use, even if not the same.

I also added larger flowers to my spray.  I like it, although I think I can also do better with a bit of practice and a bit of patience.  I loved making the tiny flowers and would never had thought of shaping such small ones, but they do look adorable.

Judy from SCS (jaydekay) suggested that this card would fit into the We Are Thinking Pink Challenge over on Sassy Cheryl’s Digi Stamps Challenge 84 so I did!!!

Hope you get inky, punching or really crafty soon!!


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Thanks Paola,,,

My neice asked me to make a card for friends of hers who are renewing their marriage vows on a cruise next month.  Had to be red, they like garden and dogs…. well I have nothing doggy, didn’t really think that flowery stamps were the go for this, oh and they are a scream (great sense of humour).  I knew I had seen something that would work… of course after much thought it came to me, the Calendar Girls last month had their ball and Paola (love that name) had made a card that would work perfectly with a couple of additions, so I lifted the design.  Thanks Paola!!!

Here is a link to Paola’s card http://paola-sama.blogspot.com/2011/02/calendar-girlfebruary.html

Well my photography is still the pits, but you get the idea.  
The bottom sentiment is ‘ On the Renewal of your Vows’.   
Inside has a white panel with red trim and I am going to stamp a greeting….
“Life for you both must be very nice,
You are getting married, not once, but twice”
“The only thing truer than one’s first love,
is to recommit to that love before family and friends”

I think I like the first verse best.  How about you?


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