Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Silver Anniversary

Wow - where has the time gone? I can assure you I have been busy in the wings with a few little projects - some that I am looking forward to sharing with you shortly and others that are waiting for the (sometimes very snail like Postal services to deliver :-). Maybe the last few days of quite heavy rain makes everything seem to slow down? Though I think you would agree that 23 degrees (Celsius ) and a little rain is a lot better than snow  - like some of our good friends in the Northern Hemisphere are contending with so I am not going to complain! Besides, rain is of course very helpful in keeping the Bushfire risk down here this Summer :-) Do you get the feeling I am trying to convince myself the rain is good? Yes, I think so too!! Growing up in Nelson, the Sunshine capital of New Zealand has made anything over 2-3 days of rain seem an age…hence moving to "four seasons in one day" Melbourne lol!

But getting back on track :-)….it is Wednesday and so is time for another sketch from The Paper Craft Crew. Such a great sketch - and open to many interpretations  - so I hope you have a moment to check out the fabulous inspiration from the Team this week :-)

And my card  - it's a special one for my lovely friends Katerina and Vince who are celebrating a special Anniversary this week. Congratulations on 25 years of marriage - such a fabulous achievement along with raising your beautiful family!! May you enjoy many more wonderful years together :-)

When I saw this sketch it seemed perfect to try out the new Balloon Framelits and the co-ordinating stamp, Celebrate Today. And for the background I used some of Katerina's favourite sets - Gorgeous Grunge and Work of Art. One of the great things about creating your own cards for the special friends and family in our lives is that we can customise them to the likes of the recipients.  So hopefully the bling and and full background (no not quite CAS here!) will appeal :-)

25 years - according the the Traditional Gift List -  is Silver and so that is used for both the balloon (embossed) and in the Silver Glimmer paper. Lots of sparkle and shine! The banner on the balloon is a slight deviation from the sketch but it seemed the best way to add the "Anniversary" on top of the Silver and the banner just manages to fit within the balloon :-)  I was happily surprised at how well this new set is working with the older Teeny Tiny Sentiments and may well give that set another lease of life too :-)

Card stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Designer Series paper: Back to Black
Inks: Blushing Bride, Real Red, Versamark
Stamps: Work of Art, Gorgeous Grunge, Celebrate Today, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Accessories: Big Shot, Balloon Framelits, Itty Bitty Banner Framelits, Timeless Type alphabet (retired), Heart Framelits, Hexagon Punch, Silver Twine, Basic rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop over and see all the great inspiration from the Team at The Paper Craft Crew this week. And I look forward to seeing what you will create for this challenge too :-)

Happy stamping until next time,


1 comment:

  1. Jan thank you for your beautiful card and wishes!!! We both love it!!! It's absolutely gorgeous!!!-katerina