Monday, 8 February 2010

Diamonds and roses

This coming Thursday it is my aunt & uncle's diamond wedding anniversary - wow, 60 years of marriage - what an achievement!! And of course, a perfect opportunity to really go to town and make a "special" card. For this one I did actually go out and buy paper, matching bazzill, ribbon and some red paper roses specially, and I hit on the idea of using spray diamantes (rather than spray pearls) to represent the "diamond" in diamond wedding.

Luckily with Valentine's Day just around the corner, there is no shortage of romantic themed challenges that I could enter with this card. First and foremost, Simon Says this week has a photo inspiration which is a picture of a red rose - how perfect is that for this theme?? I would also like to enter this card for the following:

Papertake Weekly - Love Actually
Charisma Cardz #5 - Love
By the Cute & Girly - Love
C.R.A.F.T. #36 - Valentine or Love
Stamp Something - Love Somethings
Paper Play #5 - Love Notes
Ginger Snaps #41 - Romance
Raise the bar #4 - Hearts
Stamp With Fun #45 - Hearts
Die Cut Dreams #34 - Have a heart
Creative Belli #84 - ribbons
Cooking It Up with Katie #10 - home/family theme (uncle & aunt's diamond wedding); punch something, and stickers (hope my silver rub ons and peel offs count?)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge #12 - Floral Frenzy

Main image: Penny Black "You're a Treasure" (1589F) coloured with watercolour pencils and gelly roll sparkle red pen;
Sentiment: rub ons and peel off for "60th";
Paper: make unknown - from Craft In Time;
Supplies: paper roses and diamante spray from Hobbycraft; lace from Quixotic Paperie; ribbon from my stash; Tools: large and small circle nestabilites; Nellie Snedden scalloped circle dies; shapeabilities tag; Martha Stewart "Valentine Lace" edge punch and "scalloped lace heart" punch.

Thanks for looking !


  1. What a beautiful card, love the large red rose too!

  2. Hi Pauline
    A stunning card,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  3. Gorgeous card, those diamonds are just wow. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  4. Wow, Pauline, this is gorgeous!!! love that rose!!!
    Thank for playing along with Creative Belli!
    blessings, Maria

  5. Awh hun, just how gorgeous is this?!! Simply beautiful details and such an adorable image. Hugs, Squirrel xx

  6. What a beautiful card Pauline,i love your image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. very pretty! pauline! love the punching and lace together
    Samantha :0)

  8. 60 years wow!! what a gorgeous card to celebrate such a special occasion! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G!

  9. Beautiful card Pauline - love the 'diamonds'!
    They'll love it!
    Helen x

  10. Love your adorable card, fab papers and sweet image.

  11. so beautiful, the lacey design is gorgeous and the image so sweet. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at By the Cute and Girly.

  12. Pauline this is very sweet, love those hearts and the little spray of flowers. Thanks for sharing at BTC&G

  13. Absolutely beautiful, a stunning anniversary card.

    Thanks so much for playing along in our challenge this week at Sweet Stampin and also for joining us at Charisma

    Jan xx

  14. Pauline,
    It's gorgeous!! I love the diamonds.
    Make sure you go and add to Mr Linky at my challenge.
    Thanks for playing at By The Cute and Girly and Cooking It Up With Katie!

  15. An absolutely gorgeous card.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at By the Cute and Girly.
    Beryl xx

  16. wow Pauline, what a challenge combo and this card is absolutely divine,don't you just love those hearts from Martha Stewart - they are heaven on a plate, which is exactly what I would call this card. Is the red rose from Hobby Craft by any chance? and I love the image base frame. Fabulous work, thanks for the lovely comments.
    Hugs Kate xx

  17. Your card is Gorgeous! I love that rose with the gems! That stamp is just too cute! I really love your card! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sweet Stampin" Challenge! Looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future! I am follow'n along! Please hop onover and follow along with me too!
    Nice to meet you!
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

  18. Wow Pauline this is stunning! I love the soft colours and super cute image
    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz
    love tasha xx

  19. A gorgeous card Pauline, I love the sweet image and the gorgeous rose detail.
    Have a great Weekend! Debbie x

  20. fabulous card Pauline :-) Congratulations ,,, you won the cute stamp on my fortnightly candy ! :-)
    Lols x x

  21. Beautiful card. I'm loving those dies. Well done! x


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Pauline x