Happy Saturday Morning to you all today,
What do you have planned this weekend? Christmas shopping maybe or catching up on a few chores and maybe catching a bit of R&R? My OH and I are checking our Christmas Lights collection and probably going on a search to replace ones we had to throw out last year. As visitors who have seen my blog posts around Christmas time over the past few years will know, I luuuuurrrve my Christmas lights and although my Hubby pretends to be a grumpy old Bah Humbug type of Grandad, he's worse than me really.
Anyway yesterday, the 18th November was our 39th Wedding Anniversary. We rarely make a fuss over our Anniversaries except the real milestone ones (Hmmm, 40th - Ruby next year) except to marvel to each other how the time has flown, how much we've done through the years, the fact that we've weathered one or two storms life has thrown at us and recently to marvel over our beautiful Granddaughters and the fact that our first Grandson is due any day. One thing we rarely miss though is to send each other special cards. My Hubby did cheekily ask me last week if I could make him a card for 'someone'! My reply was less than ladylike, lol, but I have to say he obviously took time to choose the card he got for me and the sentiments inside are lovely. The card I made for him took me quite a while to come up with because I didn't want to use hearts ............again, lol!
So .................... I went all Steampunk! I made a gold pearlescent 21 cm x 21 cm base card, matted black then pale gold pearlescent (looks grey or platignum on here) leaving a narrow border each time. I then trimmed my final black layer smaller still before stamping the gorgeous Steampunk corners (Inkadinkado - Steampunk clear stamp set) and embossing them with Queen's Gold EP. In the other two corners I repeat stamped a PaperArtsy mini stamp of cogs and gears using Versamagic Wheat and my final stamping was the hot air balloon from IndigoBlu's Grand Tour III which I stamped with Versamark and again embossed with Queen's Gold.
I stamped the balloon once again onto a sheet of designer paper from the Kaisercraft Vintage Timeless pad, again using the Queen's Gold EP and then I cut out just the balloon. I shaped it slightly and adhered it to my original image with Pinflair glue. I added a few pieces of Ideology cogs and gears and finally I cut the letters from a sheet of the Kaisercraft pad to spell 'Thanks for the journey' which I thought was quite approriate because the last 39 years have been a great journey for the most part.
In a few day's time it's my lovely friend Judith and her OH's very special 25th Wedding Anniversary so I'll show you the card I sent to them once they've opened it. As always thank you for your visit today and before I forget I'd like to say a big hello to my new followers. Thank you so much for dropping by and for any comments you have time to leave. I appreciate your encouragement so much.