I hope this morning finds everyone bright eyed and bushy tailed, lol! I can't remember the last time I felt like that first thing in the morning. I think I must have been about 12 years old ;0). I'm at my best at night time not in the morning but I'm not grumpy in the morning, I just take a long time to get my head in gear.
Today is the 25th Wedding Anniversary of my lovely friend Judith and her Hubby Terry so I want to send them my congratulations and I hope they are spending a very special time together today. I can now show you the card I made for them a couple of weeks ago.
I started with a 21 cm square base card and covered it with a silver mirri slightly smaller square. I then took another square of white card, slightly smaller still and blended a lovely blue Versamagic ink over one of the beautiful Prima masks I bought recently from Chocolate Baroque. The main image is a My Sentiments Exactly stamp and one of the first stamps I ever bought. I used it for the first card I handmade for my OH for our anniversary about 5 years ago so it has a kind of sentimental value to me, lol! On this occasion I stamped it onto vellum with Versamark ink and heat embossed with detail silver EP. I trimmed it and then attached it to the centre of my card placing the adhesive just under the solid square.
I suppose this was a relatively simple card but I wanted something fairly simple in design but elegant as it was for a couple and I was quite happy with the result. I just hope Judith and Terry like it too when they open it today. All the best for another 25 years you guys!
AND now I have to tell you about a challenge from Glenda Waterworth (Mrs Chocolate Baroque) or rather Glenda does because I've actually pasted Glenda's own explanation for you.
How would you like the chance to win a £10 voucher to spend on Chocolate Baroque rubber stamps? Or would you prefer a £20 voucher or how about £50? I’ve managed to talk the owners of Chocolate Baroque into sponsoring a little challenge that I’m hosting here on my blog (they’re a pretty nice couple, so they didn’t take much persuading!) and the more people that play, the bigger the prize.
Basically, I will add £1.00 to the value of the gift voucher for each person who submits an entry to the challenge via the link form below. So if we only get five entries, the prize will be £5.00, but if we get 35 entries, the prize will be £35.00. I am setting a maximum prize fund of £50.00, and the winner will be drawn at random, so you have nothing to lose by having a go and a lot to gain by encouraging all your challenge-holic buddies to join in.
The theme is WHITE CHRISTMAS and how you interpret the theme and what kind of artwork you produce is entirely up to you – cards are obviously welcome but feel free to do anything from ATCs to jewellery, canvas to crochet. As a bonus, any pieces which showcase Chocolate Baroque stamps particularly well will be featured in full on the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog over Christmas with a link back to your blog.
The closing date is DECEMBER 15TH 2011 and the winner will be chosen at random from the list of entries.
If you want to check it out and/or add your entry click on the logo in my sidebar.
As always, thank you so much for your visit and especially for leaving any much appreciated comments.
Have a good day all!