Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Happy Anniversary

You go to the seaside for a couple of days and think "A walk along the prom will be so nice in between doing the various jobs at the flat", but all it does is rain the whole time.  One little venture into town and you are sodden and desperate to get indoors again!
Oh well, at least the flat in Southwold is looking good.  The photographer is booked and soon the lovely people at Suffolk Secrets will be putting it on their website as available to book for your holidays!
Despite the rain there was still a lot of snow piled up along the verges where it had been moved by the snowploughs, and what with melting snow and copious rain there was quite a bit of flooding on the winding country roads, the fields look totally water-logged.  
Hopefully we'll all get some nice dry and sunny weather soon!

My crafting project for this time is a Wedding Anniversary card using the new LO from The Sketch File blog

 Here is the LO I used to make the card
The Sketch File, March 2018
Smooth White card blank
Ruby red Bazzill card
Gold card from Spellbinders
Gold Twine
PC generated sentiment
Punches for medium and tiny hearts
I used the fancy insert and one of the plain rectangles from this beautiful die set 
Shapeabilities Etched Dies

First I used only the fancy insert die to cut the panel from the white card Blank
A piece of Ruby red card was adhered inside the card
On the gold card, the fancy insert die was taped inside the plain rectangle to keep them exactly in place, then run through the Platinum machine.

I saved some of the gold 'waste' from cutting the fancy panel and adhered them to the punched hearts to make the hanging hearts.
The gold panel was glued to the front of the card, lining up with the pattern cut in the card blank
The hearts were assembled then attached to gold twine.  A gold twine bow was added at the top
The Sentiment was printed from the pc, matted onto gold card and adhered in place using scraps of chipboard for dimension
Some tiny punched hearts were added to complete

I love these pretty panels that often form part of Spellbinders die sets, they are so beautiful and so versatile.

That's all from me  this time, I hope you like the card, and that you'll feel inspired to use the LO this month, we'd love to see what you come up with


Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy your card is gorgeous I love it. Those dies are amazing. Enjoy the rest of the day. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Kathy

gr karin

Janet Packer said...

Love this card - the gold looks so classy!

Sylvia Ames said...

Fabulous anniversary card, love lay out, the contrast between the red and gold and lovely dies used.

Sylv xx

Laine said...

Beautiful card and such rich detail!

Lorre-Anne Archibald said...

Beautiful, elegant card x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

stunning anniversary card, very elegant looking

Cathy Clowes said...

A gorgeous card Kathy, so classy. That gold card looks amazing. Cathy x

Jennifer Kray said...

It certainly does rain a lot at the seaside lol.
your Anniversary card is beautiful. x

Shabneez said...

Super use of the dies Kathy - oh we do like to be beside the seaside....hahaha!!! Shabneez x