Thursday 3 March 2011

MAWTT Challenge 88 - Anniversary

So where has January and February gone? Did I blink? It's March already, oh wow, I just can't believe it.

Hello blogging buddies, how are you today? As you know it's Thursday and time for another fabulous challenge at Moving along With The Times and this week the lovely Hazel has chosen 'anniversary' as the theme. Now my wedding anniversary isn't until July but that's not gonna stop me being prepared in advance. In fact I need to have this card ready as it's my husband's birthday on the same day and I focus so much on making sure I've got his card and pressies ready, I often forget that I need an anniversary card as well. But not his year. I have purposefully not added any flowers or bling to this card so that it is more appropriate for a man.

This image is called 'one heart' and is from Stitchy Bear Images. It seemed strange using hearts again so soon after Valentine Day, but I think I have got it sorted. My inspiration this week has come from -
Sketch Saturday
Corrosive Challenge - Distressing
Cupcake Craft - Anything but square

As usual I have inked, stamped and distressed  to achieve this vintage look and I love the challenge of doing that to a digi stamp. I have also used promarkers and the sentiment is a brand new stamp from Anna Griffin. The embellishments are a variety of die-cuts, downloads and a small gold heart from an old bracelet. I love recycling bits like this.

Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear who has an amazing shop with a wide range of digi stamps and papers.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the DT samples, they are fabulous and 3 of us have used this stamp and you should see the differences in our cards, it's amazing.

Hope your week is going well. Thanks for stopping by.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah you are soo well organised this year, WOW thats like months away. Hope you remember where you put the card. Love it wonderful work as always, HAzelxoxo

Irene said...

Gorgeous anniversary card Brenda, my birthday is the day before my wedding anniversary, so my husband would sympathize with you, trying to remember both.
Irene x

Pami said...

Fabulous card Brenda, I am loving the colours you are using at the moment!! Cute little charm! Pami x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Brenda - what a fab card - i love all the different elements and the beautiful colours .. wonderful work
Lisa ;)

cheryl said...

oh just love this brenda,hun the colurs are just so beautiful,and all the elements work so well,hugs cheryl xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

Love all the colours Brenda, and your unique style. I love trying to pick your card out from the MAWTT lineup without looking at names!
No buds on our trees yet! Not a lot of snow left, but it's still very cold...and our winter isn't over yet. Oh well, at least the sun is shining today. Have a good one!
Joyce xx

Unknown said...

Wow you are very organised and prepared Brenda.... I love how you have distressed the digi and lovely elements too, just gorgeous! JO xxx

Juls said...

stunning!!!! so many fantabulous details!!! Hugs Juls

DesignerDiva said...

Love what you have done with this Brenda very eclectic (if thats spelt right) with a FAB vintage feel a la Mr Holtz - SUPER!
Laurie x

Kathyk said...

Always good to be organised and with such a fab card too - hubby will love it.

Been cleaning and painting all day today - glad to sit down for a rest!!!

Happy Thursday B


Delphine said...

Fantastic card, Brenda! Gorgeous colours and I love the vintage look! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Gem said...

another beautiful creation Brenda :) I love that image xx

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!

Netty said...

Your husband will love it Brenda. Annette x

Kim Dellow said...

So cute Brenda! Love it! Kim

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome card Brenda the image along with your beautiful design is just gorgeous I love it.
Lorraine x

Melissa Bove said...

Hi Brenda!

Your card is lovely!! How is your Mum doing? Sorry I haven't been to visit lately! But you and your Mum are always on my mind and in my prayers!


stitchy said...

Oh Brenda, I really miss you being on my team...your art is always so beautiful to look at..I love your touch of distress and I think your husband is going to be thrilled with this card :)...thank you so much for once again sharing your talent with me


Unknown said...

A Beautiful card Brenda love all your detail as always and your Hubby will love it too, good for you to getting so organised chum, have a great weekend
Sarah x

Unknown said...

This is so sweet Brenda! I am sure your hubby will love it. Doesn't it feel good to have cards ready to go for important dates in advance!
Alicia xx

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week with such a beautiful card ! Love the embellies ! GOod luck !