Wednesday 18 September 2019

Paul's Anniversary Card

Good Morning Ladies,

I hope that you are well and that you got to enjoy the sunshine that we had yesterday, managed to get some more washing dry thankfully, it was mostly towels to be honest and I did a towel wash midway through the holiday to freshen up the towels etc.
We like to be organised, so that all of the 'Holiday' towels go straight into a storage box with the bed linen that we take and get stored away so that they are all ready for next time we go away, my Top Tip for storing holiday clothes/towels etc is to put some Tumble Dryer sheets in between the towels or clothes, that way they smell amazing when you open them up.!

Mum was up and getting around with a Zimmer frame yesterday which was amazing to hear, I did try to call her (as she has a phone by her bed), the nurse answered for her and told her it was me, she then said to Mum 'Do you want to speak to Sandra' ? Mum's response was ''NO, tell if she wants to chat she needs to visit me''  It's nice to know that she hasn't changed!!!

Today's card is the Anniversary card that I made for Paul, I made a black card base, then used brushed silver mats, I die cut the Stampin Up Jigsaw die in white card, before removing it from the card I added double sided tape to the back to hold it togeher.
I randomly stamped those little hearts on the background, I then stamped the 'love you & to pieces' in versamark and added black embossing powder and heat set, I then die cut them with the matching jigsaw piece dies, I felt the jigsaw pieces needed to be placed onto something so I used the brushed silver card and die cut a heart, I layered all the pieces together and added a '28' as that is the number of years we have been married.
I stamped the 'You are my Missing Piece' stamp and embossed with black E powder, I then die used the matching die (which is also a mini jigsaw but you can't tell from this angle) I used another die set to cut a scalloped heart to put the piece on to to make it pop!
To finish the card I cut another silver and white layer to place my die cut 'Happy Anniversary'
Paul loved it (thankfully), I hope you do to.

I hope that you all have a lovely day,

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-your Card is stunning, no wonder Paul likes it!
    Glad to hear your Mum is doing so well.

    Busy day yesterday at work & I was shattered by the time I got home. Got s cryptic message from my Mother in Law saying she was at Chorley hospital and they were waiting for transport to take them back to the Nursing Home. Never did find out what was wrong with my Father in Law!


  2. Your card to Paul is gorgeous Sounds like your mum is really on the mend!
    I made a couple of quick Thank You cards last night and sorted through my Aldi yarn as it’s back on sale tomorrow- Yay! OH now has my shopping list!
    I’m home alone tonight So I am hoping to start a cc
    Take care all xx

  3. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Sandra lovely card you made for Paul. Pleased to see Mum is back to normal!!xxx
    My fingers do not want to work this morning so will send hugs & love to all

  4. Hi Sandra and ladies.
    Lovely card for Paul, hope you both had a lovely day.
    Nice to hear your mum back and on the mend hihi
    Weather too nice to be indoors so hope to start on cc this evening when OH is watching the footie. Had a good walk this morning up to the chemist to pick up the meds. Sitting in the garden having the lunch 'al fresco' and reading a book.
    I hope you all can have a good day and pains are lighter. Hugs to you all ,Maria xx

  5. Hello All, another lovely sunny day.
    With my new meds have avoid bright sunlight.

    Sandra lovely romantic card you made for Paul.

    Glad your Mums doing OK. Sounds like back to normal, if my mother-in-law was anything to go by.

    Might see if I can start c card tonight if I can stay awake, seem to fall asleep as soon as I sit down, but by night can’t sleep.

    Hugs to all Lilian.

  6. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    Lovely Anniversary card you made for Paul, I’m sure he loved it. xx

    Nice to read Mum is on the mend, As you said nothing has changed !!! Hay ho that’s life. xx

    We had a nice time in Wimbledon yesterday - well when we eventually got there that is. We decided to go via Streatham, CityThames link trains pass through and stop at Wimbledon, we hadn’t pulled out of the station when the driver announced he had been ordered to stay put as there was a drunk trespasser on the line at Sutton and the power had to be turned off to enable this persons to be removed safely. We eventually got to our destination, but the chaos this person caused, so many trains were diverted and obviously then in the wrong place for the service to continue normally, I believe it was 7.30pm before anything like normal service was resumed. All because of one sad (silly) person. Rant over - Soap box away.

    Having a sort-out day today and reorganising two chest of drawers in the second bedroom, the bag for the charity shop is getting bigger by the minute. Definitely I’m in the right frame of mind to have got so far.

    Take care everyone, Love Brenda xxx

  7. Good evening Sandra and ladies
    Sorry late we have been over Darren's for good few hours. Just popped in for a cuppa we had some holiday stuff to sort out.
    On way home we went to premark CU wanted some new shirts & jeans that was a waste of time they only had slim fit in everything 😁 so we went sportsworld He managed to get some new shoes & T shirt's & two pairs swim shorts
    But couldn't find any of jeans but he didn't do bad. Then had to pop Tesco's for prescription's & post home I'm shattered now.
    So sending Love & Hugs Lynda xx