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Wednesday 10 September 2014

Wedding Anniversary

Good morning all.

It's our wedding anniversary today...26 years. I can't believe it's been a year since we were in Venice! Last year I was being wined and dined on the day before our silver wedding, yesterday I spent most of the day cleaning the cooker and it's surrounds!! I had to borrow the baking soda out of the craft room to get the glass in the oven doors clean...I wouldn't mind but most of it was other peoples spills!

This is my card for hubby using greens, golden tones and maroon with black and kraft.

Dragonfly decoupage stamp from Imagination Crafts which I've stamped onto Desert Storm kraft card from Crafter's Companion then coloured with promarkers...I really like how this turned out. I've layered up the dragonfly wings and added stickles for some sparkle. The hessian embossing folder is from Crafter's Companion and is an A4 size...I had to remove the white tray from my GC to fit it through as the hinges are on the side of the folder rather than the top and I still managed to catch the last one which snapped off. The folder is still usable but I'm afraid I won't be buying any more this size! I had added some DI to the folder before I embossed but it didn't show very well so I inked over the embossing too.
After layering everything up I've added some Baker's Twine and a charm to finish.

Challenges entered:
Imagination Crafts - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - dry embossing
Love to Scrap - let's fly away
Artistic Stampers - autumnal colours
Creatalicious Challenges - up to the sky
The Stamping Boutique - glitter it up


  1. Congratulations on your anniversary Carol. You have made a lovely card for your husband. Hugs Christine xx

  2. Fabulous card Carol. Those dragonfly's are gorgeous and that background is
    lovely. Happy Anniversary! I bribe my husband into cleaning the oven!!! Michelle x

  3. Gorgeous card Carol and happy anniversary, Px

  4. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to both of you.
    Great card, love the dragonflies.

    Patricia x

  5. Happy anniversary Carol and gosh I can remember you going to Venice and it certainly does not seem a year ago! Fabulous Anniversary card, love how you did the dragonflies. Susan x

  6. Congratulations to you both Carol. Your card is so stunning and I bet it was appreciated too. Hugs Rita xxx

  7. Happy Anniversary Carol.
    Your card is stunning, I love the delicate design and the colours are so beautiful.
    Sue xx

  8. Congratulations Carol on your Wedding Anniversary and your card for hubby is gorgeous hope you had a lovely time x

  9. Happy Anniversary Carol, I hope you are doing something nice to celebrate.
    A gorgeous card, your dragonflies are fabulous.

  10. Happy Anniversary! Lovely dragonflies and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers!
    CCM DT

  11. Oh I really love the look of this whole card. The dragonflies are beautifully shaded, and the hessian background and lovely little patterned area are a perfect base for them.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  12. Oh this is so beautiful Carol I love those Dragonflies with their wings outstretched the 3 d looks fantastic, I also wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog it is so appreciated.
    lorraine x

  13. Happy Anniversary Carol. Your card is very beautiful. Thank you for joining us this time at Love to Scrap and good luck. Michelle x

  14. I love this Carol fabulous detail. Thanks for joining us at Imagination Crafts xx Jan

  15. I am having a good catch up on your blog! So glad i popped through as this one is so lovely. Love me some dragonflies...especially with that hessian EF!

  16. What a fabulous card Carol. Happy Anniversary. I love that embossing folder which fortunately fits through my EBosser.
    Thank you for joining our dry embossing challenge at CCM&More.
    Hugs Kimx

  17. Your dragonflies are awesome, love this card!

  18. Carol this is stunning, and I am sure your hubby will treasure it, happy belated Anniversary Wishes...thank you for playing along with us at Imagination Crafts, this month, best of luck xxxx

  19. I adore this stamp Carol and also what you've done with it - just gorgeous - thankyou so much for joining us at Imagination crafts this month. Hugs rachel xx


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