Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Anniversary Card

Well, that was a busy weekend! Had a lovely surprise on Friday morning...our 22nd Wedding Anniversary. Ian said he was taking me into Manchester so I could choose a new handbag...he had looked, but decided it was definitely a WJ (woman's job!); then he had booked us into the Radisson hotel for the night where we were also having a massage in the Spa; rounded off with a meal out....perfect! The highlight of the afternoon, it has to be said, was the arrival of the Chelsea football, I'm no football fan...but Frank Lampard is pretty easy on the eye and it was just sooo funny watching all the hullaballoo surrounding their arrival. Second to crafting, my favourite pass time is people watching...oh, and collecting handbags!! is the card I made for Ian using my new goodies!

I had a ball making this...I did the background using a variety of Distress Inks and a spotty stamp, then overstamped with another couple of Tim's stamps. The heart was a pre-cut Grungeboard one, which I inked with the new Barn Door DI, then clear embossed in parts and further distressed by rubbing Old Photo into the cracks and spaces. The key and keyhole were cut from Grungepaper with my new dies, then again inked and embossed as Tim describes in his book. 

Had a lovely family dinner on Sunday, and on Monday we took Bethany and Sam for a very muddy walk to try and remove a few of the calories that had been consumed over the weekend!
Am now working on a 'Dates to Remember' book which a friend has ordered for a birthday present. I first made this at a class at Art from the Heart and this will be the 5th one I've made! Each one has been very different and this time I'm using Blonde Moments Spring Fling papers.....will show you when it's finished!

Bye for now xx


flutterbycrafter said...

Wow Jayne, love it, what a fantastic card. Sounds as though you had a brilliant time at the weekend, congratulations on your 22nd Wedding anniversary. Hugsxx

patcrafts said...

With a husband like that he deserves such a beautiful card. Lucky you where did you find him and would you like to do a swap, I always thought these Spaniards were supposed to be romantic ROFL.
Congratulations and so pleased you had such a wonderful weekend.
Pat xx

chrisg said...

Belated aniversary wishes Jayne - your card is scrumptious - loving that speckled background!
Hope you managed to find a suitable *expensive* handbag LOL

Sandra Hall said...

Happy (belated!) Anniversary Jayne (and Ian) I love your wonder you had such fun making it! x x