Saturday 20 May 2017

Anniversary Card

We have just had a lovely week in Cornwall with a group of ten friends.  The twelve of us have had a holiday together for the last 27 years, starting with a weekend each year and now spending a week away together, in different parts of the country.  Everything went well until a couple of days before were were due to come home.  We were having a walk in the country, walking along a muddy track, when somehow I lost my footing and slipped off the track about 8 or 9 feet down a muddy bank, covered in trees and brambles.  A tree broke my fall when my leg hit against it.  It could have been worse, it could have been my head hitting the tree!  The friend who witnessed my fall said my somersaulting was most impressive!  However, I landed up in A & E with a damaged knee, quite a few bruises and scratches, but fortunately nothing broken.  I have to rest my leg for a while, so a perfect opportunity to do some more crafting. Every cloud has a silver lining!

So, onto today's card.  While we were away, one of the couples was celebrating their 43rd wedding anniversary and this is the card I made for them.

The shaped card was die cut with one of a set of Sizzix 'Flip-Its' dies.  The set of dies was also used to die cut the pink card which I embossed with an Xcut 'Small Polka Dot' folder.  The sentiment is stamped with Versafine 'Onyx' and I added a Creative Expression heart from the 'Mr & Mrs' set of dies.  The heart on the back of the circle is a MB die, 'Sofia Heart'.  All the pink pieces of card were small snippets of the same shade of pink, so I'll be off to share my card in the Playground. 

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  1. Oh gosh, I'm glad you weren't hurt worse in the fall. I hope you are feeling much better soon. Your card is gorgeous!! I love the heart and the design of the card!! Feel better soon!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Very pretty anniversary card, Liz. The pink polka-dots are just perfect with the hearts. Especially love that lacey die-cut heart on the inside of the circle.

    Sorry to hear about your fall. Take care and hope you are pain free soon. Like you said, a great opportunity to spend more time crafting! Loll xx

  3. Honestly Liz, the lengths some people will go to to ensure they get extra crafting time! Hope you feel better soon. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, that embossing folder is perfect for an anniversary card.

  4. Sorry for your fall, fortunately you haven't the leg broken!
    Your card is delightful, love the aperture (I too have a similar Sizzix die, very neglected)and the gorgous embossing! Great layering and the topper is so sweet!

  5. This is such a nice shape and a surprice for the reciepiant!
    Good to read it was a good week! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  6. Glad you had a mostly enjoyable week in Cornwall. Sorry to hear about your fall, I just wondered if there had been a liquid lunch before the walk which may have been a contributory, no, only joking. I hope you soon feel better and it is so easy to slip when it is wet and muddy underfoot. x

    1. LOL! No liquid lunch that day, Pat, unless the filling of the Cornish pasty had been soaked in cider. 😉 xx

  7. Oh my goodness thank goodness it wasn't more serious, though it sounds quite impressive! Your card is gorgeous, love that fold die. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

  8. WOW this is awesome Liz! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Shaped card/project’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  9. Oh Liz, that sounds like quite a tumble you took! Lucky not to have been really badly injured - but more craft time while you recover sounds a good outcome in some ways!

    I love this card - such a great style of die cut and really pretty too. As always, so beautifully made as well.


    Di xx

  10. Sorry to hear about your fall. I hope your leg heals up very soon!
    Lovely anniversary card with the all the wonderful hearts! And, so pretty in pink! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the 'Shaped Card' Challenge!

  11. Sounds like you came of very lucky Liz, bet it shook you up though.
    Love this pretty card, beautiful embossing and colour.
    Hugs Pam x

  12. Hope you are feeling much better now Liz.
    A super, die cut card, love all of the embossing!
    Janice x

  13. I love this flip card, Liz! Fantastic embossing!

  14. What a pretty fold card Liz! I love the soft look from the embossing.Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

  15. Beautiful anniversary card, love the movement of it. Thank goodness your injury wasn't more serious, rest up and do plenty of crafting. Cara x

  16. A really sweet card, nice to go for pink x

  17. You do give a good and scary accounting of your stunt-double fall down the hill, Liz! It's always sobering to come "that close" to having your head smashed like a melon against a tree to make you stop and smell the roses. I'm sorry for the injuries you did suffer, but I'm so glad you weren't hurt much worse! And I think it's awesome that you have a group of TEN who get along well enough to spend a week together every year for almost 30 years! I love it and I love your card!! Hugs, Darnell

  18. This is really pretty! Love it!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!


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