Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Hello Peeps!

It has been a while since I've posted!  I've been trying to stay on top of the December hurricane that is headed my way - Jesus, my husband and my son all decided to show up in December!  Before I get to my card for today, I want to welcome the new follower of my blog!  Very happy to have you and I do hope you enjoy!  I did try to visit you, as I always do, but could not find a link :(  If you post your work on the web, please drop me a line or leave a comment with your link so I can admire your creations too.  I have gotten so much inspiration and so many great ideas by following my followers, so I hate missing the opportunity.

On to my card for today then - I have an anniversary card to share.  I made a tag a while back that is similar to this card, so hopefully I am not boring anyone.  When my husband saw the tag, he mentioned that something similar would be perfect for a 60th wedding anniversary we were invited to.  My husband thinks I never take his suggestions, so I thought I would indulge him this time ;o).  Here is my card:
There is a lot of shimmer spray on this one - here is a photo capturing some of the sparkle:
Stamps - Stampin up Pretty Petals (retired) & En Francais, Hot Off the Press Stamp and Punch set
Cheery Lynn Designs dies - Fanciful Flourish, small Exotic Butterfly, and Italian Flourish doily
Lindy's Stamp Gang  - Starbursts - Silent night silver (for all the 'designer papers') and Frosted Forget me nots (a pale blue - used on the butterflies); Glitz Spritz - Scintillating Silver (used on the bits that are still white - this one just adds a lot of shimmer without really changing the colour much) 
Other - clear and silver embossing powder, silver and white card, rhinestones, circles and scallops cut with cricut

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky - anything goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - punches and/or dies
Top Tip Tuesday - Silver, white + a hint of one other colour (the butterflies are pale blue, promise, though it is hard to tell from the photos with all the silver surrounding them)
My tip - For a more even application of your shimmer sprays and to save on waste from the spray going everywhere, try applying them with a paint brush.  Use a larger paint brush to cover large surfaces, such as the background papers I have created, and a small brush or small sponge to cover small surfaces such as the butterflies and flourish.  This way you save all the overspray, it is cleaner and you don't inhale the mist!

That's all from me for now!  Hope you enjoy the rest of your week & weekend.  Thank you for visiting and  also for taking the time to leave a comment!  I love reading them and visiting you back!




Sandy Hulsart said...

Oh, how pretty, Dawn. I love the silver and white color combo and all the shimmer is beautiful. Great use of cheery Lynn dies. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.


Hi Dawn
A gorgeous and beautiful card,hope you and your family are well
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Caroljenks said...

What a gorgeous card - so pretty and delicate, very sweet - Love it!

Thanks for the Top Tip too - great idea to use a brush and so much less mess - Thanks :)

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'White, Silver & a Hint of...' challenge.

See you next week :)

Carol x

Ginny said...

gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Dawn .Just so elegant is this card .So much to admire .Love the shine .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Jodi said...

What a pretty card!!! I love the colors!! Beautiful use of the dies!!! THanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Natali said...

Wow!! This card absolutely perfect for our challenge "Dies Cuts and Punches". Amazing!! Thank you for share with us at Sweet Stampin`.

Lisa M said...

Wow, your husband had a great idea and you've taken the suggestion to an incredible level! Outstanding details and the textures and layering are so intricate and dainty. Lovely creation and these colors work perfectly for it. :)
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Lisa xx

DelightfullyCrazy said...

Extremely pretty card, especially love the die combination, and colours. Thanks for taking part in the challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs...

Fiona said...

wow...very elegant!!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Cathy said...

Fabulous shaped card. Thank you for joining in this week's Sweet Stampin challenge.
Cathy xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, so pretty! Great suggestion from Hubby!! love it, Thanks for coming to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our colour challenge, I hope you can come play again soon you can enter up to 3 times per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Mynnette said...

Oh, this is absolutely stunning!!! All your details make this a work of art--fabulous! :) Found you via Top Tip Tuesday. :)

Jeannie from said...

Oh goodness this is so elegant! Your die choice is fabulous! Thank you for sharing in with us on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.
Cheery Lynn Designs DT

LaJanette said...

Oh I am sure this will get approval from your husband. This is such a great card; loving all that sparkle.

Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week and for sharing your awesome TIP:0)


Kianel said...

Gorgeous card and soooo elegant. Love how you used the dies here!
Thanks for joining the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
Love, Kianel.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous card!! So elegant!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Deneen said...

Beautiful!! Gorgeous Anniversary card, perfect for the Silver, White and Hint Challenge, thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Emma H said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky's "Anything Goes" challenge!

jo said...

Hiya, found you via Fab n Funky - your card is stunning!I'm your newest follower, too, your blog is fab!Would love you to visit me back if you have time.
Jo x