Good Morning Ladies,
Today's card is my 'Man' Challenge card for Michele's challenge this week.
The card is My Anniversary card for Paul, it is our 27th Anniversary today, hopefully he will finish at lunchtime and we can spend some quality time together. We are going out for dinner tonight and then going to the cinema to see a film that we were hoping to see before we went on holiday but ran out of time, luckily it was still on.
I used a card 4 1/8 X 5 1/2 inch card base that I made out of Cherry Cobbler card, I then stamped a band of random background stamps using a new Stampin'Up! Stamp set called 'Artisan Textures' onto a mat of 'Crumb Cake' card that is very close to Kraft card in colour.
It doesn't look a very exciting stamp set but those stamps can make such a lovely background, the small wavy lines would look great on water too.
I then die cut a selection of different sized hearts, I cut them in both Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake, I used the same background stamps to add detail to some of the hearts, I also added '27' for the number of years we have been married and '1991' was the year we were married. I thought it would make it a bit more personal and right for the occasion. I then added a piece of stitched Cherry Cobbler ribbon to finish the decorative part of the card.
To finish the card I added 'Happy Anniversary' at the top of the card and more importantly 'I love You' at the bottom.
I hope Paul likes it, making cards for men for Special Occasions is so much harder because we don't really add flowers and bows and pearls. But I like how this one turned out I think. What do you all think?
I hope that you are all ready for a lovely weekend, we are busy on Saturday running the girls around and then on Sunday we have Ally Pally, this one won't feel the same though as so many of you my very dear friends can't make it on the Sunday, I will miss you all very much. xxx
That's all for today, I am looking forward to the rest of the day, where birthdays get less exciting as you get older Wedding Anniversaries are special every year, I have to say 27 years have absolutely whizzed by. For me the day is all about remembering how lucky I am to have met my Soul mate and very best friend whilst shopping in Sainsbury's on miserable day in March 1988. Who knew that the love you feel for someone could continue to grow year after year, my heart is definitely full. I feel VERY BLESSED.
Have a lovely day my lovelies,
Love and Hugs to all of you,