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Tuesday 21 June 2011

Wedding Anniversary

As some folks who've known me in the crafting world for a while will testify I'm a devil for re-giving cards to hubby and the kids (ie taking them out of the keepsake box, putting them in a fresh envelope and giving them again - sometimes more than once!). My excuses have been one - not enough hours in the day and two - I knew they wouldn't even notice.........and they didn't. Last year however I was nearly caught out with our Wedding Anniversary - we were in the middle of selling the family business and I was working 24/7 on due diligence. Anniversary day dawned and I had an early meeting with one of the Directors of the prospective buyers, I laughingly " fessed" up to what I'd done and the meeting progressed. Late morning hubby stuck his head around the door and made some comment about being married for 21 years and I retorted that it was 22 - well it said 21 on the card was his reply!! Bless him......he thinks I made a typo lol.
Anyway this year I'm well prepared (anniversary isn't until September) here is my card:

The hearts image and embossed paper are from Crafty Ann's Digi shop. Font used is Special Type. Letters and numbers have been typed in Word and saved as a PDF which I then opened in Gimp and cut out each one individually and saved them as transparent png files. Once these files are opened in Publisher they can be manipulated any which way you like. 
The topper is printed onto ivory pearlised paper and matted onto a scalloped nestie. As the ivory stardream wouldn't go through the printer I used a peel off sentiment. Card is finished with some peel off flowers and pearls.
Note the number on the front of the card.......so I can't make the same mistake twice lol.

Challenges entered:
Less is More - monograms

I've thoroughly enjoyed doing the cards for this weeks challenge - I've mastered a few new tricks on the computer and got a few ideas up my sleeve for those wedding invites (although I'm sure the bride and groom will have a few of their own). I never thought I'd ever feel comfortable with CAS much less OLC but now - although I'm still no expert at either - at least I don't shudder at the prospect of making them and like many other Limettes look forward to Saturday to see what Diva and Lady Lim have in store for us. So many thanks Chrissie and Mandi for opening up a whole new crafting world to me..........just hope I'm not eating my words on Saturday lol.

Carol x


  1. Love your entries for LIM - but this is my fav one. Great the way you entwined the numbers too.
    Your story made me laugh!

  2. A stunning card Carol xx Jan

  3. OMG your computer skills astound an old dinosaur like me!
    You are really on a roll again this week Carol! I'm so glad that we are giving you ideas and inspiration... thanks for the kind words!
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  4. Well done on getting organised. Lovely card. Hazel x

  5. Oh gosh CArol your monograms get better and better!
    Love it
    Thanks so much, did lol at your re-giving the cards
    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

  6. Wow your computer skills are great! lol K

  7. FABULOUS card and yes, he definitely deserves and "new" card for this year


  8. I also have to confess to doing exactly the same thing for my husband.........but he hasn't noticed yet.....lol
    Fabulous card

  9. Love the card Carol. Hugs, Claire x

  10. Super card Carol. Loved your story about recycling your cards. I'm sure to be caught on but I must give it a go when I'm feeling pushed. :) LOL
    Well done on being so organised this year. Remember where you've put it when the time comes.
    Edna x

  11. A really beautiful card. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

  12. Carol really love your card...the hearts are great


  13. Fabulous card Carol and yes l think he should get a new one this year....:) Sandra H

  14. Hi Carol, Your card is lovely, I wish I could re send cards, my family would pounce on me and would never let me live it down but only because they'd think I'd done it by accident, LOL! Your card today is lovely, pretty colours and the age is correct(LOL) and well done for sticking to the challenge rules, you interpreted it beautifully, Gay xxx

  15. Carol, my hubby would love that you "re-give" cards! He sometimes forgets to sign a card and tells me to save it and he'll give it to me again! LOL! LOVE your anniversary card...bet your hubby will too!
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