Wednesday 29 July 2015

Happy Annniversary

Good morning everyone I'm normally saying its that Wednesday again but the Design Team at Crafting by Designs have a months holiday in August. However the challenges are still running and  today sees the launch of the month long Anything Goes Challenge As always some great prizes and  to still give you inspiration we have invited some Guest Designers to join us. If you pop over they have made some amazing cards.

My post today is the card I made for my husband for our Anniversary. It took me ages to decide on what to make but I finally decided as we love our pensioner days out to Whitby so much that I would use a Crafty Individuals stamp of Whitby Abbey. I've had this stamp ages but I think it is still available if you are a fan of Whitby.

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Stamp is Whitby Abbey from Crafty Individuals painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Blue paper was from some 12x12 sheets I was given may be Docrafts. Kraft card is Crafters Companion the blue card is Tim Holtz.
I put some of the blue card though my paper crimper to put behind the image
Hessian Ribbon is from Chatsworth Christmas Markets
Seaside theme buttons and the love wooden heart are from Whitby Crafts
Twine from my stash
Love Charm GNPE
Heart punch Dovecraft
Sentiments are LOTV  Handwritten Phrases and Greetings Postmarks
The heart sentiment was made on the computer

I hope you are all enjoying the week despite the rubbish weather here. I'm out tomorrow with the girls from the Craft Group I go to on a trip to the Craft Shops at Washington should be fun and I love the lace selection at Dainty Crafts.

I hope you find time to enter the Crating by Designs Challenge I know a lot of you enjoy entering this challenge hugs Carole x


  1. Wonderful card Carole, I like the image and the design
    Kevin xx

  2. This is fabulous Carole! I love the gorgeous image of the abbey!
    Linda xxx

  3. Wow Carole, this is really stunning!! What a really cool image and I love your button and twine accent too!! This personal design came together beautifully!! Amazing job! HUGS :)

  4. Mum and Dad had a caravan near the Abbey so this brings back lovely memories Carole! It's a beautiful card! Don't know when your anniversary is/was but congratulations! I think I will look out for this stamp because it will be useful for many family members. And my nephew and his wife both teach in Whitby so it will get lots of use. Hugs Christine xx

  5. Hi Carole, I absolutely love this card and it must be my favourite with this stamp that I have ever seen. Great colour scheme and the nautical themed buttons are a great touch and the stamping around the moon is a lovely detail too. Sally.x.

  6. I love Whitby and this is a great image, fab layoit too x

  7. Congratulations to you both on your Anniversary Carole, that is a biggie!! That's what I love about card making, the ability to suit the person and occasion perfectly xx

  8. What a lovely anniversary card Carole, such a lovely design
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  9. This is lovely Carole and so very personal. Congratulations on your Sapphire wedding anniversary. :) x

  10. Beautiful card Carole and a Happy Belated Anniversary. I bet hubby loved the card. It was our anniversary last week while we were away and I am ashamed to say I ran out of time to make my hubby a I bought one! (hanging head here) but it had lovely words in it! I love all your detail...the little charm and the buttons....super male card and one that holds lovely memories too! Enjoy your day cold and rubbish here and I have washing to dry and iron from hols :(

  11. Fantastic Anniversary card for your Husband Carole. Beautiful stamp of the Abbey you have used and love the color combo..
    Hugs Pam x

  12. Carole, your anniversary card for your husband is stunning! I love the personalization from the Whitby memories to the sapphire anniversary on the sentiment. The image is beautiful and I adore the trim work. The love charm is darling and a perfect finishing touch. You never miss a detail in your lovely creations! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  13. What a wonderful card you created for Michael. So personal to him and you, a reminder of where you have such lovely days together. I love that you've used embellishments bought in Whitby. I bet he was over the moon with this! Debra x

  14. Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, love the colours and design hugs Pops x

  15. Stunning card Carole, I love Whitby but alas, I can no longer walk well enough to go back there...sob :o)
    Jackie xx

  16. Happy Anniversary Carole, what a lovely card and wonderful embellishments.

    Hugs Diane

  17. Lovely card Carole. Gorgeous image and design. Congratulations on your anniversary.

  18. Congratulations on your anniversary Carole, I love this card you made for your husband. I like the combination of blue with kraft and the super stamped image of Whitby Abbey.
    Jean x

  19. Fabulous card and a perfect card to give your hubs, right down to those cute anchor buttons. Love the jute ribbon too, it looks like it was made for the card.

  20. Hi Carole! Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! Hope you both had a magical day! And your card .. it's simply GORGOEUS! Love the twine going up the side with the buttons .. very beautiful!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend!

    Big Hugs,

  21. Fabulous card, love the twine and buttons. Creative Blessings, Tracy x


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