Friday, 1 September 2017

40 Sensational Years

Good morning crafters.
Well we've whizzed around to the 1st of September, what happened there?
Anyway a new month it may be but it's also time for a new challenge at the Alphabet Challenge blog.
This week it was my choice of theme, so I went with 

M is for Make Your Mark

This week we would like to see you Make Your Mark by using pens, pencils, chalks, paints, brushes etc. 

Here is my inspiration project.

I made this Ruby Wedding card for my best friend from school and her hubby. I don't get to see Ali as much as I would like but as soon as we get together, it's like we've never been apart. Don't you just love to have friends like that. We have so much in common, they have two children like us, they escaped to the country and built their own house as did we and we both married engineers, hers is civil, mine is electrical!
Our Ruby Wedding was last Sunday, Ali's and Rik's is this Sunday, I can't forget that now can I? We had to plan our honeymoon around their wedding.
I used Altenew's I Adore you stamp set, stamping and embossing the flowers on MM paper before colouring with a mix of Zig Pens, Distressed inks and Brusho. I the preceded to fussy cut the individual elements and arrange them in a bouquet. On a die cut panel I splashed some Inka Gold wax in gold (a little wax mixed with water is a good substitute for gold paint) then added the bouquet with glue and a few flowers popped up on pads for added dimension. I used a creamy card stock as I think white was too stark a contrast to the red blooms. I cut a banner from some scrap and stamped the greeting from Uniko, adding gold cut numerals. I used a free die set for this. The gold Congrats is the old faithful Cuttlebug die cut from mirror card,
Please check out the rest of the team for more inspiration then why not join us in Making your Mark?

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  1. wow...this is awesome and fantastic, teamie!

    Hugs and Kisses from Germany
    Silvi xoxo

  2. Fabulous card. The flowers are beautiful.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Cards und More.

  3. Gosh this is stunning Julie. What a lucky friend and hubby to have received this beauty xx

  4. Lovely card! Your flower is beautiful and your card will definately make someone's day! Thank you for joining our current task at the PINspirational Challenge! Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafing, Maike ;o)

  5. Beautiful! I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations Challenges! Ciao, Lisa

  6. What a gorgeous keepsake card for your very dear friend. This is so beautiful and elegant Jules. I'm sure your friends will love it. xx

  7. What a truly stunning card here Julie. Those flowers are beautiful and your colouring is amazing. I too just love everything about this card.

  8. Lovely!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  9. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us over at the Crafty Creations Challenges Blog.
    Kristina DT

    Crafty Creations Challenges Blog
    Cards by Kristina

  10. Hi, Jules! What a lovely, vibrantly colored, beautifully designed, elegant design - it has so much happiness in it! hugs, de

  11. What a glorious Christmas card. The gold pops off the red so nicely!! Sweet. Thank you for joining us at PINspirational.


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