Monday, 16 May 2016

Out of the box… and quickly back in again!




Good morning all, two posts in two days… that’s a record for me I think!

I just made this card over the weekend so I thought I’d share it quickly before it is lost on my laptop with all the others!

I had two silver wedding anniversary cards to do recently. I thought I’d try something different now I have the time so I set off with good intentions and lots of ideas in my head for fancy creations using masks and silver, lace and embossing powder. I cut a big ‘25’ on my cricut and layered it up, I tried white on white and some of my Sue Wilson dies that had never seen the light of day. I added so many embellishments that they wouldn’t stand up and just looked a mess, they all went in the bin. Why do they never turn out the same as the picture in your head?

Needless to say I ran out of time so had to resort back to a tried and tested cute card which I made in about 20 minutes before we left for the party which was a ceilidh (pronounced caylee). I’ve never been to one before and it was a great evening, it’s hilarious when everyone gets the steps wrong and you’re all over the place but we had such a good laugh – I’ve told Keith I want one for our silver anniversary but I think one was maybe enough for him (I have a while to work at it!!) 



silver wedding


This is another discontinued Art Pad image, my friend and her hubbie both love gardening so this was perfect - I’ll be sorry when I’ve used them all as they are so handy.

The papers are from the lovely Mr & Mrs collection which can now be downloaded at NitWits

You can’t really see, it’s a terrible picture that I snapped as an afterthought, but it’s a cute 4x4 card so you can make a matching envelope from an 8x8 sheet which is a nice touch (in fact my friend commented on the envelope rather than the card!)

The centre square is stuck on with foam pads and the image is curved for a bit of dimension too and stuck with pinflair.

The tiny flowers are a Memory Box die, I thought it was called ‘petit fleur’ but when I googled that it didn’t bring up anything so it must be wrong -  if anyone wants to know I’ll check, just let me know in a comment


Right, I’d better get my chores done, I was just watching the lady painting trays on Hochanda while I wrote this post so now I’m itching to get all my mdf things out that I’ve bought at shows and never used – another good intention!!


Have a good Monday crafty friends






  1. Such a sweet card Anne! Bet your friend loved it.

    I had a Ceilidh at my wedding, but being Scottish and married in Scotland, that's rather to bee expected, lol. Such a fantastic amount of fun though. x

  2. Your card is just adorable! Surely it has been very appreciated! Love all the LOTV art pad and papers and I'm so sorry that they are discontinued.

  3. Oh my gosh this is just so cute, love the colored image and design Anne.

    Hugs Diane

  4. This is gorgeous Anne. I love this image and the red against the silver and white is fabulous.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  5. Lovely cute card Anne...I am sure it went down well. Isn't it annoying when things don't go to plan but it all paid off in the end.Sounds like you had fun at the'do'!

  6. A gorgeous card Anne, love the topper and pretty papers.
    None of my cards ever end up like the picture in my head that I start with!(Quite a lot end up in the bin!)
    Lorraine x

  7. A beautiful card Anne, such a sweet image and fabulous design.
    It sounds like a brilliant party, great fun.

  8. Cute card & good to hear u enjoyed your knees up! Thanku for sweet comment on my blog xxx

  9. Pretty card and love this image. Lovely papers. Sounds like a great time was had at the party. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  10. Wonderful card Anne! I've got stuff in pieces where I started a card and it didn't turn out as I envisioned. I can't bring myself to throw them out in case I get another flash of inspiration and the card will suddenly end up as I wanted it to :D.
    Glad to hear you had a great time at the Ceilidh and your friend liked your envelope (and card!)
    Thanks for getting back to me about your cut out images. Your cutting looks so wonderfully even that I felt sure you used a machine! Debra x

  11. Hi Anne, - what a beautiful card. Your red and grey colour scheme is wonderful and I love your pretty card design which just suits that image perfectly. (I regularly have embellishment nightmares)!!!

  12. Oooo what a gorgeous Wedding Anniversary card and i'm loving the colour combination too, luv Sam x

  13. Just beautiful Anne, I love this image and papers, I'm sure that it was loved by the Anniversary couple, Kate x

  14. This image is so sweet!! Really love the papers and colors here! HUGS


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