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Saturday 27 June 2015

Happy Anniversary

Good morning all.

Yesterday I became a Great Aunt to a little 6lb 7oz baby boy called Sebastian...two weeks earlier than expected but mother and baby both well. So thats added another couple of cards to the list to be done before I go on holiday...best get a shift on!!

Sharing an anniversary card made for my nephew and his wife...I can't believe it's almost two years since their wedding!

Background made using an ink layering technique found on Jennifer Mcguire's blog, die cut with that die again from Wplus9! ARTplorations Hearts Tumbled stencil is from STAMPlorations. Anniversary die from Cheery Lynn Designs. Happy stamp from Whimsy stamps. Sequins from my stash.

Challenges entered:
Paper Artsy - stencils
 inspired by the stencil bumping technique mentioned by Leandra
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas - wedding/anniversary
Tuesday Throwdown - stencilling
AAA - paste or stencils
We Love 2 Create - anything mixed media goes


  1. This is just gorgeous,love the fab design.xxx

  2. this is gorgeous love it just beautiful
    hugs Kate xx

  3. This is gorgeous Carol, a wonderful technique - will have to look this one up, a beautiful card.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  4. Beautiful and lovely design once again with awesome colour combo.xx
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  5. Great stencil layering! Offset is a wonderful technique. Thanks for playing AAA Cards Paste & or Stencil. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

  6. wonderful news ....a new baby in the family another one you can spoil rotten....Carol.....I have learnt to have chocolate buttons in every handbag! xxxxx

  7. Congratulations......a new baby in the family is a super thing.
    Love your card, great background and design
    Patricia x

  8. hello Carol - congrats on sebastian - enjoy!!! Love your card too - its wonderful! Big huggles rachel x

  9. Hi Carole,
    what a super creation.
    Love the fab colour choice, and wonderful design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Hi Carol, super card, love the heart background it is fab.
    Congratulations on becoming a Great Aunt, just lovely news, especially to hear that new baby and mum are doing well, hugs Kate x

  11. Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! Love the layered stencilling technique that you used - it created beautiful dimensionto your card! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards! Jill

  12. Simply fabulous stencilling Carol. I tried that technique of Jennifer's but didn't quite crack it to the same level as you have! Your's totally rocks! Love it.
    Congratulations on the new great nephew and hope you get loads of cuddles with him. Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.

  13. Congrats on the new addition to your family Carol! Your card is fab love the stencilling huggles Sue xx

  14. I'm glad to see there was some good news. This is beautiful - the texture and depth on your stencilling is fabulous! Going to check out that technique next xx

  15. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

  16. Great background, love the blue and the hearts, so glad you were able to play along at AAA Cards

  17. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  18. Congratulations on becoming a Great Aunt Carol, exciting times.
    Love your anniversary card, great stamp laying. I think I need to check this technique out.
    Have a super Monday, hugs Erika. x

  19. Gorgeous card Carol! I love the hearts they are so striking.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  20. Beautiful card! Love the heart stencils. Looks so 3-D. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

    Kim - TTDT

  21. Very pretty! Thank you for joining our “Wedding/Anniversary” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  22. Lovely card Carol the embossed hearts look so pretty.
    lorraine x

  23. What a beautiful card. Love how the hearts have come out. I like your Christmas card counter, you are over half way and its only July!!!

  24. I love that technique, and you have rocked it! Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.


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