Sunday, 17 April 2011

Anniversary, Easely 35 Years

My sister, and of course her husband are celebrating their 35th Anniversary today. I felt this quite large House Mouse Designs decoupage deserved an easel card...that way I could throw more fancy bits on it. I've some new fancy die cuts so I had to use them didn't I !!

I have a row of half cross stitch, in white embroidery floss,  as a border down the one side, and a couple of flourishes/swirls with a handmade rose for the front of the card.
 The bottom section has a computer generated greeting, cut out with a fancy label type thing, some more swirlies and roses.

 A close up of one of my roses. I made these following the Tute by Leesa - otherwise known as The Navy Wife on her blog Gone By The Board. The Tutorial is so easy to follow. She has used a Glue gun to fix hers together...I was out of the melty things for the gun . I stuck one with super sticky glue stick, one using glue gel (that was messy and needed overnight, but worked); one with a combo of the two, and finally, after hubby did a shopping trip, one with the glue gun....I've discovered I need to practice using that again as my rose was a mess. I love the roses though and will be making many more. You can find her tutorial here 

One last blurry shot so you can see the layers. 
My sister contacted me to say how pleased she was with the card, she said it made hanging in for 35 years worthwhile all on it's own lol....that's a compliment I shall keep posted on my heart. :-)

My Receipe...
Decoupage - House Mouse Stamps Designs
Die cut's -  Marianne Designs
Flowers - Handmade Following Leesa's Tute
Sentiment - Computer Generated.
Floss and cardstock - Stash

I'd so like to enter the following Challenges
Fresh Brewed Challenge ... Cute & Sweet
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge ... Celebration
Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge ... Wedding or Anniversary
Pixie Dust Studio ... Say It Out Loud
Paper Romance ... Paper Flowers
Dutch Dare ... Fancy Fold
Fun With Shapes & More ... Animals
Frosted Designs ... HandMade Embellishments (roses)
Delicious Doodles ... All Stitched Up
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge ... Furry Friends
Little Claire's Designs ... Animals
Totally Gorjuss ... No Patterned Paper
The Secret Crafter ... Stitching Real or Faux (mines real)
Our Daily Bread Designs ... No Colouring
A Gem Of A Challenge ... Pearls and/or Swirls


Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful card - the image is adorable and the rose absolutely stunning
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Larisa said...

It is very beautiful))) Great papers!! Love the image too))

Ms. Jen said...

Lindy! This is FABULOUS girl. I love it! It made a wonderful gift.

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is so beautiful, fabulous colour theme and colouring,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 130 Stitching,,

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Oh, what a gorgeous anniversary card! I always love your handmade flowers most - they´re soo beautiful!!

The Little Stamper said...

What a lovely card - I just can't get enough of those mice!

Thanks for joining us on the Little Claire's challenge.


Nannieflash said...

Hi Linda thats a really beautiful Anniversary card, and I love that image to. with hugs Shirleyxxx

mckinkle said...

Super celebration card Lindy! Love the vibrant red and your flowers are super!

Your sisters comment was so special!

Thank You for joining in with our Stitched Up challenge this week over at Delicious Doodles!

Keryn :)

dj1952 said...

Linda this is one of my all time favorites by you. I just love red. Your roses are fantastic; I have tried some of these, but they aren't quite as pretty, so I'll have to look in at the tutorial. I love the new dies. Everything is just gorgeous. Hugs, dj

carol said...

what a gorgeous card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTYCATZ, x carol

Kat said...

Fabulous card Lindy. I love that image and your roses are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Stunning card - love it

Thanks for joining us on our "Stitching" challenge this week at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

kissinia said...

Brilliant Card! Many thanks for joining Frosted designs this week!

Andrea said...

Just tooo cute! Thanks for playing along over at Frosted Designs.

Amanda said...

This card that you have made is adorable, love the reds. You have made this beautifully.

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs this week. I look forward to seeing more of your work


Anniebee said...

This card is gorgeous, Linda! Oh, my word! Love your roses and that House Mouse image is wonderful! You might see if you can find Beacon's 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue to use on them as it dries super fast and it's clear. I use Aleen's Original Tacky or Super Tacky Glue to adhere the flowers to my cards because it has such good hold. Anyway, back to your card... love it and I know your sister and BIL will too.


Anita said...

Beautiful card. That House Mouse image is so cute and I love the pretty red you've used. thanks for joining in the LCI Challenge this week.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love this Linda! The easel card is great, and the image, quite adorable! Love those flowers. However you glued them, they are gorgeous! Love the new dies too! Very elegant!

Bea said...

Your card is amazing, and I love the image and your homemade roses :o)

Thanks for joinin gus at Secret crafter this week


theCook said...

Beautiful card, love the image and those gorgeous roses! Thanks for plying with us at LCI celebrate challenge!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Linda Forgot to say Thank You for joining us at Dutch Dare this week!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

What a fun Anniversary card and your roses....amazing!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun decoupage creation!1 I am sure your sister loved it with all your stunning details. You sure have done a beautiful job with the "No Coloring" challenge. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the light challenge.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wowza, your card could not be any sweeter!!! Love your House Mouse and those outstanding roses! Thanks for joining us at FBD.


margie c said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning! I adore these lil House Mouse's ;)
Thank you for playing along with the Pixies this week :)
hugs, margie

Heather said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable! I love the roses and the flourishes.

Thanks for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges Cute and Sweet challenge

Hugs! Heather

Teri said...

Such a pretty card hun! Those mice are so cute!
Thanks for playing at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Jackie said...

Adore the image, GORGE card, Thank you for sharing with us at AGOAC this time. hugs Jackie x

MissyB said...


Beautiful card, great colours. love it. Thank you for joining us at Little Claire.

missyb x

Stempeltiger said...

Such an AMAZING easel card Linda!
The image is sooooo sweet.
Great work.
Thank you for joĆ­ning us at Fun with Shapes and more.
Hugs, Swantje

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