50th Anniversary Card for Sharon and Ed

golden-small-16-1We live in a neighbourhood where the folks around us are more than just neighbours, they’re friends. One lovely couple, Sharon and Ed, who live just down the street from us are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. They are both truly sweet and always have a smile and some friendly conversation to welcome us as we take our evening stroll.

As Sharon and Ed were married in December, I wanted to make them a card that incorporated winter into the theme. I found this beautiful digital image called Chickadee in Barberry by Marcella Hawley of Power Poppy.

card-front-newI usd two copies of the image and cut them out on my Silhouette Cameo. Then, I coloured them with my Copic markers and added some sparkle glue to highlight the snow on the branches. To give a 3-D quality to the berries, I used 3-D Liquid Crystal (I also used a tiny drop of it on each bird’s eye). I popped one image up to add dimension. I used this pretty die cut shape on all four panels and I ran the front panel through my Cuttebug with an embossing folder to add the effect of falling snow.

In the photo below, you can see that the chickadee bride  is wearing a “diamond necklace and ring.”  The chickadee groom is wearing a black bow tie. Aren’t they just adorable?


Last, but so important, are the inside messages. On the right I included a traditional happy anniversary message and on the left, I added a special note about chickadees. I will be giving the card to Sharon and Ed later today and I really hope they like it. They are such a special couple and they deserve a very special celebration.

inside-verses-cuI hope my little chickadee anniversary card has inspired you to make a card for someone special in your life.

Thanks, so much, for dropping in. I hope you will visit, again, soon. Until next time, happy crafting, happy everything!


A 50th Anniversary Card

The secret to a long and happy marriage? Play golf, of course!

Doreen and Dennis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary earlier this year. I had the privilege of making this light hearted card for them. I hope it inspires you to make a special card for the golfer in your life.

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A Christmas Wedding…so romantic!

A Christmas wedding anniversary card…sweet challenge!

Can you imagine being married on Christmas Day? Snow falling, lights twinkling, two hearts uniting! It was a bit of a challenge to design a card with the right balance of Christmas and wedding anniversary. Here’s what I came up with…yep, it’s another easel card…I just love the way they open up for display.



Here it is on display…

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And, here it is opened up to reveal the sentiments…



It’s even sparklier (is that a word?) in real life, but I think you get the idea! I hope it gives you some ideas for your next card!!