Sunday, 10 August 2014

Never Forget

It was our tenth anniversary yesterday and this is the card I made for my wonderful husband, Darren.


Its not a traditional anniversary card, not a heart in sight!  It was the sentiment 'Never Forget I Love You' that came with the fab Sheena, A taste of India set of stamps which made me decide this was the card to make. The black stamping is Versafine embossed with clear powder.  The elephant and leaves are coloured with Promarkers and its head gear and blanket are painted with matching Distress Inks to the background. The background piece of card has been inked then a Taste of India embossing folder inked with Encore Metallic Gold Ink on the flatter side then the card embossed through the Cuttlebug then heat embossed with Gold detail powder.  The numbers and letters are by Clarity and the stones are from my stash.  I have also added gold Gilding Wax around the edges. Distress Inks used are Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Fired Brick and Picked Raspberry.  My photo is not very good - the card looks more vibrant and the stones, gold embossing and wax all shine.

I  would like to enter the following challenges:

That's Crafty - this challenge is all about using stamps.
Paper Players - this is a colour challenge - my colours are darker versions so |I hope it qualifies!
Papertake Weekly - this one is Anything Goes.

Please visit these Challenge blogs to see what they are all about and to see the fab DT makes and other brilliant entries

Hope you are all having a good weekend.  If you are in England, I am guessing you may have rain today - its throwing it down and thundering here in Bournemouth.  I am hoping to spend some time crafting today - haven't managed much lately!

Take care and thank you so much for visiting me, I really do appreciate  it so very very much!  Christine xx



18 comments:

chrissies said...

A wonderful card and a great sentiment to add to it

Love Chrissie x

vic said...

Gorgeous card and I love the colours! Have a great anniversary :)
Hugs
Vic x

Sue said...

What a gorgeous card Chris and hope you had a fab anniversary..we have had lots and lots of rain today hope it stops soon :( lots of huggles Sue xx

Redanne said...

The sentiment works so beautifully with that fabulous elephant! I love your card. Hugs, Anne xx

alexandra s.m. said...

Happy Anniversary!
YOur card is beautiful and I love that elephant!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Happy Anniversary Chris! A beautiful card, I can see the sheen on it when I enlarge it, love the colours! Susan x

Mike said...

Christine! Gorgeous use of the colors! I love all the layers and the color is perfect! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

Anita in France said...

Happy Anniversary for Saturday, Chris ... hope you had a special day! What a beautifully rich and texture-y card ... and such a perfect sentiment to go with the image! Anita :)

Ann said...

Chris your anniversary card is just gorgeous. Anything Indian and I'm a fan anyway. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog about the 'happy' stamp. I can't remember the make off the top of my head but will get back to you later when I have searched it out.
Ann xxx

Liz McGuire, said...

Love this, great to see something unusual and different, Liz x

Ann said...

Hi Chris me again - the 'happy' stamp is a clear stamp by Stampendous. I saw it today at my local craft shop where I bought mine - on sale at £4
if you are on facebook this is a link to the lady at the shop https://www.facebook.com/jbcrafting

if not you could ring her on 07922 049825 with luck she will sell it you at that price and post it on.
good luck if you decide to buy
Ann xxx

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Christine! I love this elephant. The sentiment is so appropriate. Your coloring is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Ann said...

Hi Chris just wanted to say thanks for letting me know how you got on with the stamp. Really pleased she sold it to you at the sale price. Hope you love it as much as I do mine.
Ann xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy Belated Anniversary to you and Darren, Christine! I'm sorry I didn't have that on my calendar! Your card is just stunning. I can imagine how shiny it is in real life! I hope you are doing well! Hugs, Darnell

okienurse said...

awesome card this week! I love 'nelliefants' as the kids used to call them! I love all of Sheena's new stamps and wish I had money to buy them all! Have a great week and thanks for visiting my desk! Vickie #75

Claire Creates Cards said...

Wishing you a Happy Anniversary! Your card is beautiful! the coloring is amazing and I love that stamp! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Jackie said...

Just fabulous - I love elephants!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The colors on this card are just so warn and gorgeous, and you say it is even better in person. I don't doubt it.