Saturday, March 5, 2011

Anniversary card

I've not been in the right frame of mind for making cards for a while but it was my daughter and son-in-law's wedding anniversary recently and I thought I really should make the effort, but I did leave it rather late and ended up doing this in a hurry to get it in the post. Knowing Deborah liked Me to You bears, or Tatty Teddy as they were originally called and how I still think of them, I took the easy option of finding a coloured image on the internet to use as a topper rather than colouring one in myself.


The paper is from Pink Petticoat and I tried to match the blue to the colour of the teddy's nose, it wasn't quite right and I think the ribbon is a closer match. I was lucky enough to have a couple of flowers that were a pretty good match to the bow on the champagne bottle and the blue gem flower in the middle is something I've had in my stash for years!

I'm not sure now that the trellis punch was the right one to use on the orange card, it just doesn't say "romance" does it! And I'm not even sure if I like the colour combo now! I cheated with the sentiment too, rather than print one on the computer I used a peel-off which I coloured with a blue permanent pen, same for the three little flowers which I used as there was quite a lot of space to fill up! I think I should have put a bit of sparkle on the champagne glasses too!

I think it's fair to say I'm not 100% happy with this effort, which you've probably gathered by now!

I've just missed my great niece's 3rd birthday and sent a belated bought one (hangs head in shame!) so I really must get my botty in gear as I have quite a few birthdays coming up including three other great nieces/nephew.

8 comments:

Ali said...

Oh thats lovely!! Dont be so hard on your self - hope your mojo returns soon xx

Uma said...

gorgeous, that trellis punch is a fabulous addition

Rainmac said...

Beautiful card Susan x

dragonllew said...

Great card hope you find your mojo again soon it's so frustrating when it goes walkies

Angie said...

Susan, the card looks lovely - I think you are being over critical of your card as it is fab. I think all the tones of blue look great together and they are near enough the same. I also think you have put just enough embellishments on the card, it looks just right without overcrowding!

Fifi Folle said...

I think this is a lovely card. x

CT19720 said...

Gorgeous card - lovely image, and layout and colours you have used. I bet your Daughter loved itxx

Mad-Frog said...

Lovely card