Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Preparations!

We are going down to Somerset this weekend to celebrate my parents Ruby Wedding anniversary so Alex and I have been preparing for it by making cards for them.  This is Alex's Anniversary card featuring Grandad (on the left) and Grandma (on the right) inside a heart and surrounded by hearts and kisses. He even wrote a message inside for them. His writing is really improving when he concentrates on it.
As it is Wednesday here is my desk as of yesterday early evening for WOYWW.  I was working from home yesterday so my desk had to be cleared for that, although it doesn't look like it in this picture. The pile on the lefthand side, hidden under the craft mat, is my work ready to be packed away. As usual you can see my lovely large mug of tea, the card I am working on (see below for the finished version), some stamps that need putting away, my fried brick distress ink, some random pieces of ribbon and some die cuts ready to use on the card.
Here is the finished card which loosely follows the PTW sketch.  I used an image of my parents from their wedding day printed on card and then mounted it on red card. The main card was red, with a layer of white card with Crafty Individuals corner stamps in fried brick distress ink and highlighted with red gems. On top of that there are two doilies (recycled from a Christmas party!), some ribbon (from a chocolate box) and then embellished with gold die cut hearts, a red prima flower and a pearl. I am entering this card into CCC 'recycle', Pollycraft 'favourite things' (gems & my parents!), The Crazy challenge 'flowers', All sorts 'one of more hearts', Crazy4challenges 'lots and lots of layers and embellishments' and Speedy Fox and friends 'at least 4 layers'.  That is all from me for now. I wont be blogging again until Monday after all the celebrations.  Have a great rest of the week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

24 comments:

JoZart said...

Wow! Both cards are so lovely and I'm sure your M&D will be so touched to receive them, real treasures. You are so like your lovely Mum! Hope you have a wonderful visit.
Lv JoZarty x

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful special card for such a special occasion! How lovely!

And bless your little one's heart! What a lovely card for the grandparents to treasure.

Thanks for sharing,

Happy WOYWW, and enjoy your time with your parents,

Jackie x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Enjoy your trip. Cards look fab. Hope you enjoy this WOYWW. Zo x 89

L00py's Craft Creations said...

lovely creative area, xx Happy WOYWW hun, hoping to get to post on blogs this week, as it didnt let me last week!!

Lou P

Stephanie said...

Such a beautiful card you made and an adorable one by your son. Congrats to your parents!

Karen said...

WOW your card is amazing and I love Alex's card too :) Have a great time in Somerset.

Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Karen #108

butlersabroad said...

Lovely to see another budding crafter in the family and congratulations to your parents.

Hugs
Brenda 115

Danielle said...

Beautiful card! Love that you included a photo on it!

Happy WOYWW! Danielle #22

Barbara Colbert said...

Great creation!! Full of love! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

Lou said...

Oh your sons card is sooo cute, the very best kind your parents will treasure it, Have a great time Lou @#26

Joey said...

Aww what a treasure of a card your little one made, your card is gorgeous thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey xx

May said...

Such beautiful cards, both of them, enjoy your trip, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh what a great occasion, so exciting to have such a family celebration, Both cards are going to be loved! For a gal that works at the same desk,, I've decided that you're a very tidy worker!

okienurse said...

WOW both cards are awesome! I bet Gramma and Grandpa will love it that Alex took time to make one for himself to give! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #90

Faye said...

Beautiful work. Thanks so much for joining in with our Recycling Challenge at Cupcake. x

Donna said...

Lovely, thanks for joining in the fun at CUPCAKE this week!

Pat Garvin said...

That makes a nice remembrance. Thanks for joining speedy Fox and Friends.

sandee said...

awww, that first card is a heart string tugger! So cute! You must not be as clutzy as me, I wouldn't dare bring open liquid back to my scrap desk..lol waving hi from the hills of NC :)

scrappymo! said...

Both are lovely...one more adorable than the other...of course.teehee

Designing with Debbie said...

What an awesome anniversary card. I am sure your parents will love it. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Sheena said...

Loving both cards! Looks like a busy desk!
I'm working my way through this weeks WOYWW – I’m almost half way through now!

Sheena
xxx

Violets Corner said...

Stunning work and fab recycling, many thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Katina said...

Beautiful card Caro and a wonderful keepsake for your parents. Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!
x

Katina said...

Beautiful card Caro and a wonderful keepsake for your parents. Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!
x

Well done Alex too - a very special card.
xx