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Saturday, 1 June 2013

Anniversary Rose

Here we are at the beginning of another month and I'm all refreshed after my holiday in Cyprus.  It was great to recharge the batteries and enjoy loads of sunshine and spend some quality time with Mark as well.  Fingers crossed that the good weather continues so that we can tidy up the garden as it'd got a bit out of shape whilst we've been away.

Whilst out there yesterday we had a couple of visitors, the robin was so tame that you had to be careful when moving about so that you didn't stand on it.  The sparrows were tweeting away at us too because they couldn't get to the bird food.


Anyway back to business and as it's the first of the month we've got another new challenge starting today over at the Clarity Stamp Challenge.  Come and join in with us and you could be in with a chance of winning a £50 Clarity voucher just for playing along and doing what you enjoy!  You know you want to don't you?

What better inspiration could you get than to sit and watch Barbara Gray on the TV today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday).  So tune into Create and Craft on Sky channel 671 between 11.00 and 13.00 today, then 09.00 and 11.00 tomorrow and again between 14.00 and 15.00 for tips, techniques and loads of samples from the design team.

The new challenge, which will run throughout June, is "MR & MRS".  As it's wedding season we've dedicated this challenge to all of those happy couples who will be tying the knot.  We've also expanded it to include wedding anniversaries too so that, even if you're not attending a wedding this year, you can treat your other half to a special card or maybe even your son/son-in-law or daughter/daughter-in-law.

Here's the card that I've made for the challenge which also fitted with a commission that I received from a work colleague for her parents 40th wedding anniversary, but if you want inspiration overload pop over to the challenge blog and see what the talented design team have created too.

a close up of the rose with glossy accents added
to look like dew drops on the petals

Materials used:
Stamp - large rose
coloured with promarkers
accented with glossy accents
Sentiment - rose verse
Perfect pearls - perfect pearl
Stamp - number set
Distress ink - worn lipstick
Adirondack - red pepper
Card candi - Saville Row

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Whimsy Stamps - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Card Makin Mamas - rubber stamps
Crafts 4 Eternity - 3 x same letter (red, rose romance)
Crafting By Designs - anything goes
Crafting For All Seasons - wedding/anniversary
Creative Moments - lots of layers

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


  1. Beautiful card Sazzle - love the dewdrops! x

  2. Fabulous rich looking card. It would be lovely to receive a card like this. xx

  3. Fab card, love the image and great design.xxx

  4. Love the way you've made the background Saz and the dew on the roses is inspirational. Bet your colleague was overjoyed with this one xx

  5. Fantastic card. Even down to the "water" on the Rose. Every detail perfect. xxx

  6. Love this card Saz, the background is fab and the dew drops one the rose lovely finishing touch xx

  7. Gorgeous Saz and love the Glossy "dew drops". Super elegant xx

  8. Beautiful card Sazzle. I love the dew drops and they way you've done the background. x

  9. Wonderful card, so lovely.

  10. Gorgeous:)... love the dew drops!I will be tuning in whilst crafting x
    hugs Nikki x

  11. This is beautiful Sazzle, I particularly like the wording background and the "dew drops" very effective xxx

  12. Beautiful card love the image. Love Alison xx

  13. Great card, love the image! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting For All Seasons this time in our Wedding / Anniversary challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  14. Lovely card. Great rose and I love your dew drops.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  15. Lovely Card. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting by Designs.

    Tammy S.

  16. beautiful and your card is great for our lots of layers at Creative moments x Thanks for joining in x Janet

  17. a beautiful card - thanks for joining us at CI this week and good luck xx

  18. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  19. beautiful card- bet the recipients loved it! Thanks for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas. x

  20. I love this card - Hope they have a happy anniversary. Please come back to Creative Moments Challenge again soon.
    Leona x

  21. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining in our Wedding/Anniversary at CFAS. Carol DT x


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