Friday 22 March 2013

Thirty Years and still coming up Roses

On the fifth of April our crafting buddy and Crafting Bee host Carol, and her husband John, celebrated their Pearl Anniversary and this is the card I made for them.  It's still that roses card but in a different colour theme.  Materials used and not listed in this posting can be found on this post.

Pink and cream were the colours chosen for this one and the roses were cut from cream card and sponged with VersaMagic pink petunia chalk ink. The leaves were punched from a light beige card and also sponged with the same ink as were the scalloped edges of the card.

The Spellbinders A4 M-Bossibilities folder Garden Lattice was used to emboss the panels and self adhesive pearls were added where the embossed lines crossed.  Self adhesive pearl hearts from Hobby House, which fit perfectly inside a Spellbinders heart die cut, were added to the corners of the card with the couple's initials and number of years married added inside.  The little hearts were punched using a small Woodware punch.  One of the first punches I bought.

The patterned paper comes from the Nitwits Collection Always and Forever.  I think their papers are becoming another addiction of mine.

Although Carol and John's anniversary fell on a Tuesday Carol still had us round for our Crafting Bee as usual so I decided to try and make some decorated cupcakes for us to have with our afternoon cuppa.

It's been a good number of years since I worked with ready to roll icing and I was rather ham fisted with the decoration even though it was just using a decorated roller and cutters.  The main thing was that they tasted okay.  I was delighted to find pearl balls in Tesco to decorate the cupcakes with which made them more appropriate to the occasion.

Thanks for reading today and I hope I haven't left you with your mouth watering.
Liz xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Inky Impressions Challenge 102 - Flowers
Bearly Mine Challenge 78 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Flowers Galore
LEJ Designs Challenge 45 - Add Flower/s
Crafty Boots Challenge - Flowers
Forever Friends Monthly Challenge (March) - Lots of Flowers
House of Gilli Challenge 51 - Anything Goes with Flowers and/or Ribbon
Love to Create Challenge 57 - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge 158 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge RRR68 - Flowers and Ribbon


  1. So beautiful,Liz love the roses and the tied together folder makes a stunning background. Love the mixture of papers and embossing and your gorgeous design. I'm sure she loved it. Yummy looking cupcakes. Carolxx

  2. Such a beautifully design card. I love all of the detail and the lovely roses. Thank you for joining us this week at LTC Challenge.

  3. I love this design Liz, it really is very pretty.

    Thank you for playing along with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. a stunning card and those ckes look fantastic! What a clever person you are!!! Thanks so much for joining our flowers galore challenge at crafty sentiments and good luck xx

  5. Liz
    Your card alone is beautiful but i just drooled all over my computer looking at those delicious and beautiful cupcakes!!! Yummmmmmmy! Hugs

  6. stunning card liz.really pretty design and details and i love the gorgeous roses and yum to your cupcakes they look scrummy :D

    xx coops xx

  7. And I love this one too. Lovely embossing and beautiful rolled roses and your cupcakes look soooooo yummy! Hugs, Lesley

  8. Gorgeous Card! LOVE all your flowers and embossing! Your cupcakes turned out fabulous....they look so yummy!!
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!

  9. Your card is stunning. The roses are gorgeous and I love the elegant embossing. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

  10. Stunning card, love the design and the roses are gorgeous, thanks for joining in at Forever Friends this month. xxxx