Thursday 8 November 2012

One Year On

This is an anniversary card I made for Elaine and Andy to give their friends Chris and Karen on celebrating their first wedding anniversary.  It hardly seems like a year ago that I wrote the post about making a wedding card for Chris and Karen and also the post on Elaine and Andy making and packaging the fudge for their wedding favours.  It's been a productive year for Chris and Karen as I recently made a baby card for them when their little boy Fraser arrived.

Purple was a colour theme at Chris and Karen's wedding so this plus hearts were used for their anniversary card.  An x-cut punch leaving the negative of two entwined hearts, a woodware punch punching out long shaped hearts and a Spellbinders nestabilities heart die were used to create the hearts along with a small heart embossing folder and self adhesive pearl hearts from Hobby House.  The first anniversary backing paper and personalisation were created on the computer.  Square plain and scalloped nestabilities dies were used to cut the square mounts for the hearts.

This verse was printed on the insert.

Today's your first anniversary
And we want you both to know
How much you're warmly thought about
As we hope this card will show
To celebrate this special day
Let's raise a glass or two
To wish the very best in life
Always comes to you.

Last weekend Elaine and Andy travelled down from Aberdeen and Chris, Karen and Fraser up from Newcastle to meet in Pitlochry to celebrate the anniversary and to meet the new arrival.  The scenery around that area at this time of year is spectacular with all the autumnal colours and Elaine has some beautiful photos some of which would make nightmare jigsaw puzzles with trees reflected in water with hardly a ripple.

Chris and Karen 

Karen and Fraser

Andy, Elaine, Karen and Chris

A blaze of autumnal colour.

A jigsaw puzzle nightmare

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges


  1. The patchwork design on your card looks really effective Liz.

    B x

  2. Lovely design and colour choice, thanks for joining us at penny's pcc hugs Klair x

  3. Your card is gorgeous. I really love the design and beautiful colours.
    thank you for sharing such beautiful photos too.


  4. Hi Liz - this is a really gorgeous card. Love the colour scheme you've chosen and the patchwork effect. Very clever making your own DP to match the card and celebrate the occasion too! Great photos of the reunion - love the "photographer's nightmare" scene! Thanks for sharing your card at The Crafty Pad this week in our "Anything Goes" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

  5. What a gorgeous card! Love the design! A great way to use some of those scraps too.

  6. Gorgeous! I bet they just LOVED it! Thank you for playing along with Come and Get It this week!

  7. A gorgeous card, which I am sure will be treasured by the happy couple, the colour combo is wonderful
    Thanks for joining in the lejdesigns Challenge

  8. Such a beautiful card, I love the colours and I am sure they was over the moon with it.

    Thank you for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week x

  9. Oh, this card is beautiful! Love the pretty colors & how nice of you to use their colors again! Love the quilt design and all the pretty hearts! Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's!
    Hugs, Penny
    P.S. Wow, what fabulous autumn photos! We don't see that here in the desert. :^)

  10. gorgeous card liz.i love the pretty hearts and lilac colours and your photo`s are fabulous :D

    xx coops xx

  11. LOve the purple theme on this card - everything is coordinated so perfectly. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Gingerloft Challenge.

  12. Gorgeous card..LOOOVE all those wonderful hearts and what fantastic pictures too!!! :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  13. Beautiful patchwork and love the hearts incorporated in! Thank you for linking up and playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad Challenge : ) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

  14. Gorgeous card! I love the purple and the patchwork. Thanks for sharing with TTCRD this week.

  15. This is gorgeous - love the design and the colours!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  16. Love the quilt design inspiration of this beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Craft Challenges.

  17. Beautiful!!! I love all the different hearts.. Just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at One Stitch At A Time!! Good luck :) Hope to see you again next week too!!

    - Susan, DT @ OSAAT

  18. OHHH - I absolutely love this card.

    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft


    P.S pop across to my blog for a chance to win some free candy.

  19. Gorgeous card. LOVE all the stamps. Thanks for joining us over at CMM. Hugs Eva xx.

  20. Beautiful! I saw you on MIM. I invite you to join me at the ANYTHING GOES challenge here:


  21. Gorgeous! I love this sweet design and the wonderful colours! Saw you on MIM and had to come take a peek!
    Katherine xx

  22. What an elegant card. Gorgeous colours and a wonderful layout! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  23. i love this patchwork card, i always find them so hard. yours is stunning
    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

    Designing for:

    Sketch Saturday , Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

  24. Beautiful - the patchwork design works really well and I love the colour you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Pennys

    Helen x

    PS I have some blog candy on my blog -

  25. Stunning card and Beautiful Pictures Liz. Visiting from MIM..Loz

  26. Lovely card and Beautiful pictures too! LOVE the last one with the rings in the water! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, Samantha :0)

  27. Hi This is a lovely card. The colours you have chosen are lovely, I'm sure they will be pleased to receive it, I know I would be. Very inspirational. Wendy xx

  28. Beautiful card. Just perfect for anniversary. I love your pictures too.

    I stopped by from MIM. I'm still doing my project, so hopefully I'll still catch MIM#115 ;-)

    Hugs from Slovenia

  29. This is such a gorgeous card. Love the pretty layout and all the beautiful pearl embellishments. Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday this weekend... :)