30 January 2011

11 Long Years....

On Friday my poor long suffering husband and I have been together 11 years.  Poor guy! The intention was to make him a present - I've seen lots of tutorials for boxes so I was going to make one and fill it with his favourite Haribo! 

Now we like to call the time the children nap in the afternoon "The Happy Hour" and I'd planned to use Thursday and Friday's happy hour to make his present - but I was thwarted by the children who refused to synchronise their naps, so no box got made.  As a consolation, however, I made melting centre chocolate puddings for us to scoff when the children were tucked up in bed! 

He at least deserved a card, so last night after the children had gone to bed I was sat at the table in the dining room part  of our front room doing some making while he was sat on the sofa about a metre away in the sitting room part with strict instructions not to look over and spoil the surprise.

Anyway here's the result:

Although with all that red I admit it looks more like a valentines card.  Shame I wrote on the back otherwise I could have given him it again in two weeks!  The hearts and letters are chipboard, inked red and then heat embossed with with clear power and then sparkly red powder. Embossing is yet another skill I've need to master.  The letters look slightly better in this picture than they do in real life.

I think I'll enter this in a few challenges although if by sheer miracle I win any my husband has decided he should get all the glory!!   We'll see about that!

Before I do that I just want to say howdy to my two new followers: Pauline and Judie!!

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
(apologies for disgracing all the other lovely entries with this card!)

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Valentines and Love
Craft Your Days Away - Love
Lexi's Creations - Valentines
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Valentine
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Love is in the air
Our Creative Corner - 3d Valentine (not sure if this really counts - hope it does!)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Heart Theme

See you soon!

12 lovely people left a comment on my work!:

Lou Mac said...

This is a lovely card - I love all of the red!! I hope your husband didn't peek! What a lovely surprise he will get!!

Thanks for joining us over at Lexi's Creations - good luck in the challenges

Lou Mac. xo

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful color and dimension - a super sweet card for your DH! I really like the chipboard letters and all that red, well it's my favorite color so I love it! So glad you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner,

Doreen said...

What a great card,so many details.Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA.xxx

Rleen said...

Beautiful card! I love the design and all the red colors.
Thank you for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge this week.
Hugs, Rleen

Sarah Gough said...

Congrats on 11 years! Thanks for playing at Our Creative Corner!

Kristin said...

I can relate to the non-compliant children...Very cute card, love the squares! Thanks for joining us at the OCC!

Bonnie Garby said...

Lovely card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty, thanks for sharing!

Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Wendy J. said...

Julie, congratulations on 11 years together! Thats quite a wonderful accomplishment now days! Your card is a wonderful token of your love for your DH. It's very eye-catching and full of sparkly fun and dimensions. Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner!

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary! Your card is lovely!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty, thanks for sharing!

Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Anonymous said...

Hi again Julie. I wanted to let you know that I chose your blog for one of my five Liebster blog awards. My blog post at http://itsallinthecards.blogspot.com/2011/02/liebster-blog-award.html has all the info. Enjoy your weekend! :)