Monday 6 February 2012

Anniversary Rose

Well, have you missed me?  LOL.  Nope, quite sure you haven't.  LOL. It has been though odd not posting for over a week, but I am feeling so much better now (there is a pic of my face half-way through its inflammation but is too frightening to show you, LOL) & now I am as raring to go as I ever was. Well, I was until my printer threw up an error message up telling me that it was now 'ill' & needs to go the the Service Centre. What we will do without I printer I don't know!

Well, as I start to head straight into 'silly season' for birthdays in my family, it kicks off, as it does every year with the anniversary of my parents-in-law.  I am still trying my hand at making cards without featuring any coloured image (still seems a bit strange - as you know how I love to colour!), but I want to get my head around every avenue of card making if I can. Well, I can try! LOL.

I used a peach rectangular card base for a change . I matted & layered the sentiment from Elegant WordArt using a Nestie (Labels 22) and copper-coloured mirri to tone in with the peach.  To my mind it looks rather like 'rose gold'.  Spellbinders' Fleur de Lis Accents created my white feature borders and I used yet another Spellbinders' die, that of Shapabilities Spiral Blossom One for the gorgeous rose helping to illustrate the sentiment next to it. This was cut from double-sided card so it would look equally fab from any direction - well hopefully! LOL. Yep, another one that won't fit into a regular envelope. LOL.

For the insert on this occasion, I returned to the traditional paper sort, giving the edges a deckled finish as I know my own mother loved deckled paper.  She also would have appreciated the lengthy verse as I am sure my father-in-law will too as he is known for writing long poems to celebrate certain family occasions (a gift my own hubby has too). This one though was from Verses For Cards and I think is very meaningful. Sadly, although the photo I took is quite legible it is decidedly blurry now it is on Blogger. Could just be my eyes of course, but just in case, so that you can appreciate the thoughtful text, it goes......

Children do not realize
till childhood days are past
How deep
their parents' love can be,
How long that love can last --
They do not fully understand
How helpful are their ways,
How kind and thoughtful
are their deeds,
How busy are their days...

 But as they grow,
 they come to know,
In one way or another,
The happiness and love and care
Bestowed by
Dad and Mother,
And when a special day appears,
What they want most to do
Is to say, in all sincerity,
"Thank heaven for you two!"

With Love on Your
Anniversary and Always

Tine :)

Paper Shelter - love is in the air
Penny's - love is in the air
Joanna Sheen - love is in the air
Ladybug - loves me, loves me not
One Stop Crafts - for the one I love
Stamping Sisters In Christ - show love
Sentimental Sundays - feel the love
Whimsy Stamps - make your own flowers
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Divas By Design - anything goes.


  1. What a beautiful card Christine! And I love the sentiment on the inside. Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!


  2. Lovely elegant card and I love the sentiment and verse - it brought a tear to my eye - but in a good way!?!

  3. this is such a special card and love all the things you have done to it. The flower is graet and the colours are stunning. Love the verse
    x catherine

  4. Gorgeous card love your sentiment and your fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  5. I think your cards without images are great Tine! very elegant! Funny I just made a card with the border just like that! Love the flower too. I was thinking about those flower dies but not sure if I would use them. Now I see I would.

  6. Wow! A beautiful elegant card and I love the inside too. Gorgeous job Tine. Thank you for joining us over at The Joanna Sheen Challenge this month. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi DT x

  7. Gorgeous card! So glad you linked up at Craft us Crazy!

  8. Beautiful!! This really an amazing card. Thanks SO MUCH for playing along in our All Tied Up Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. You did an awesome job, and we really hope you will play along in our next challenge as well.
    Karen - Design Team Member
    P.S. I'd SO love to have you as a new follower if you'd like to stop by and take a look. I'd also enjoy following your blog so that I can see more of your beautiful work. Hope to see you soon!

  9. So elegant, but so clever and stunning. Fab job here!
    Thanks for joining us at Whimsy

  10. Great card, very elegant. Thank you for joining us at Divas this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  11. So beautiful Tine, lovely colours and gorgeous flower! Thanks for joining in with us at LCI this fortnight, good luck. Pami x

  12. It came out so pretty, Tine! I love that rose you made! And the poem is so touching too. :)

  13. You have outdone this challenge Tine! The colors are amazing, the shapes incredible and the flower....ahhhhh. Thanks for bringing this to SS and best of luck! Luv Samara DT

  14. Gorgeous card! love the emphasis on the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, good luck, and hope to see you next time.

  15. A beautiful card - love the pretty rolled rose and punched borders
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa x

  16. Oh, this is just beautiful!! Pretty color combination, and I love your added poem!! Thanks for sharing this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!! Wishing you a blessed week!

  17. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays. Hope to see you again next week!

  18. I love the rolled rose. I need to make an anniversary card as well and a rolled rose is exactly what it needs! Thanks for stopping by and playing with us over at Sentimental Sundays.