I Love Candy! (And some anniversary cards)

Wow!  It came in the post on Saturday, I was so excited and ran in to open it - my candy from Donna at My Happy Place (if you're looking for a dollop of inspiration, this is the place to go). Here is what I got:

A pack of stick on diamonds (can't wait to start using those), some very groovy sentiments, a little bag of goodies containing little flowers, metallic heart shaped brads etc, and a wonderful stamp set with a gorgeous bear doing some painting and decorating.  I never win any competitions, raffles etc, so this is very exciting for me!

As the title says, I have been making some ruby wedding anniversary cards this week.  What a flippin' saga!  It is so hard to make sure they don't look like:
a) wedding cards
b) 40th birthday cards
which you don't realise until you start making them.
Anyway, here they are:

This was made using some magazine freebie papers, but the main sheet is from a Forever Friends set I bought last Christmas.  I printed the wording on my computer, then laid a tag template over it and cut it out.


These papers are from the Prima Melody collection, and they're absolutely beautiful.  I printed my Penny Black script stamp in the middle, and added the stamped image and the butterfly.  I've put glitter on the champagne bubbles, which looks quite nice.

I really enjoyed making this one, but it's harder than you think to get everything lined up properly.  I printed the sentiment on my computer first, then worked round it.  The little rose corner stamp is from a Forever Friends set, and the butterfly was in with some magazine freebies.   I am enjoying using stamps from different sets that work really well together.
All I can say is, "Phew!" and "It'll be a while before I make one of those again!"  But it was a learning experience and shows there's a big gap in the market for wedding anniversary toppers etc.  I know there's loads of stuff for weddings, but that's not the same thing, is it?  Never mind, I got there in the end, I hope my friend likes them...
Thanks for dropping by today,
Jane xx

Comments

  1. The candy looks scrummy :o) Your cards are really nice, love the last one. Did you use your Tanda stitching stamp?

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  2. gorgeous cards jane.really stylish and congrats on your candy win :D

    xx coops xx

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  3. Oh! wow Jane these are all so gorgeous. I especially love the last one and how you've put it all together. Very clever. Glad you like the candy hun. :o)

    Donna x

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