Saturday, 21 May 2011

Forever Friends Anniversary Card

Hiya! Another lovely day in Brum - we're being spoilt :-) Hope you're having nice weather too!
I managed to find a bit of time to spend in my craft corner (which is becoming increasingly difficult since Charlie gave up daytime naps!) and this is the result:

So what I was aiming for was something to fit with the vintage theme at the Forever Friends challenge blog but I've never tried to do vintage before and I'm not quite sure if this fits the bill - what do you think? I've added plenty of sparkle so here's a close up in the hope that you might be able to see some of it :-)

And as I'd chopped off half of the front of my card (on purpose!), I decorated the inside too....

I used:
Image - Forever Friends
Sentiment - unknown (ebay)
Papers - Dovecraft
Glitter glue
Xcut flower punch
Xcut lacey heart border punch
Pearls from stash

Whoopsi Daisy - Let's punch it out
Forever Friends - Vintage
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Lace and pearls (if the border punch doesn't count as lace, just delete me!)
Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle and shine
PaperPlay - Sparkle galore
Secret Crafter - Anniversary

Right, I'm off to check out your lovely blogs and update my allotment blog. More green stuff to show you if you're interested??? :-)

Have a fab weekend!

Love 'n' hugs,


Carole of Brum said...

Awww, that's beautiful, Mel, your colouring of the image is lovely and soft, and what a fab design of the whole card. All gorgeous! CoB

Mephisto said...

Very sweet card.
Thanks for joining us at SimonSaysStamps this week.


NGCARDS said...

This is a very beautiful card! Thanks for joining in with our Challenge of Lace & Pearls over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Jennifer said...

Ooh know what you mean about the daytime nap thing....roll on September when my youngest goes to school lol! No I'll miss him really, but he's so full of energy all day long.

Gorgeous card! Lovely cute image, fab colouring too! xx Jenny xx

Sally said...

I think this one fits vintage because of the colours. A lovely design & smashing FF image beautifully coloured. Well done.
Sally x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Hey Mel, wonderful card. Love how you did the fold in the center and the border and awesome work on the image. Very pretty inside as well. Thanks so much for playing this week at WHOOPSI DAISY:)

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
Hugs Nataliya

martina's kaartjes said...

what a cute card ! lovely !
greetings, martina

coops said...

stunning card mel.your colours are gorgeous and i love the card shape and sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Mel,
I think this looks gorgeous. It's elegant & cute all at once. What an adorable image & I love the style of card you created with those lovely papers. Thanks for joining us at this week's Secret Crafter Challenge.
Andie xx

Curlybear said...

Oh My Word Mel this is such a fabulous card, the Forever friend image is just adorable,and coloured beautifully,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 135 Anniversary

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

Rica said...

Fabulous card Mel, I love those beautiful papers, gorgeous colours and your lovely colouring of the sweet FF image.

So glad you joined us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous card - beautiful layout and colours. i think you have done a great job

BettyBee said...

Mel, I think this card is very sweet, and the image is so tender! Great card, and perfect for the Whoopsi Daisy punch challenge! Thanks for sharing with us.

Mandy said...

Hey hun, your card is absolutely gorgeous Mel, I love the FF image you've used and the sparkle looks so pretty.
Shame Charlie isn't needing his naps anymore and limiting your play time, I really don't know how you magange to make any cards with the kiddos, mine are 22 & 18 and still so demanding lol.
While I am here I may as well thank you for joining us at Paper Play and Simon Says stamp, it's been a lovely sparkly week for me with my DT's lol
hugs Mandy xx

Sue said...

Aww this is a really sweet card! Love the image and your colouring and like the way the flowers match the gorgeous paper! beautiful card!

Weather has been quite nice here in Manchester. Our family used to have an allotment, long time ago! but spent a lot of my childhood on there. I used to love growing our own blackberries, rhubarb, veg etc. happy memories!
Sue xx

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh its beautiful and I love your card shape! Popping over to see how your veggies are doing ... I'll have to take a pic of mine to give you a laugh!

Mags said...

Aww, this is adorable! I love the punched border, it's so delicate and pretty! Ace!!

luv, Mags x

Alicia said...

Wow this is beautiful! I love the sparkle!! Thanks for joining in at PaperPlay this week. I have a brand new "Flying Angel Tilda" as blog candy if you would like to enter.
Alicia xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Gorgeous - love FF bears

Thanks for joining our "Anniversary" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

lisbeth said...

This is so cute. love your card. Thank for joining us at FF this week

Lottie said...

Oh my goodness - you cards are adorable. I can't make cards for toffee! I seem to have a mental blockage in that department.

Can you recommend an online site to buy card blanks?

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing this weeks at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge!

Wishcraft said...

Such a cute card Mel :o) Great design, and love the papers and sweet image. Lisa x

Muckyfingers said...

Thanks for playing along with Paperplay this week :)
Love from Annette xXx

Helen said...

Beautiful anniversary card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Sande said...

Your card is so sweet! It is perfect for our challenges!

Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends and Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see you soon again!

Hugs, Sande x