Sunday, 10 July 2011

Happy Ruby Anniversary Malcolm and Denise

I have been working on a special project this week, a card and matching gift box to celebrate our friends Malcolm and Denises ruby wedding anniversary which is today, 40 years of marriage is a real achievement in this day and age isn't it. Happy anniversary Denise and Malcolm and congratulations!

So here it is, I made a basic easel card to begin with. On the upright panel I have used red card, and 2 digi papers from a Nitwits Collection called so berry and I have matted and layered these onto red card.

The image is a Lili of the Valley stamp which is one of my favourites and I have coloured it in with Promarkers. I have added a die cut flourish to the right hand side and red ribbon with white dots along the centre and made a matching bow, adding a red rose on the top, I have also added a LOVE silver charm using chain underneath. There are 3 red pearls in the top left hand corner and the bottom right hand corner and then added roses with Pinflair.

On the base panel I have used matching digi papers and used a Martha Stewart heart punch on a piece of red card. The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the valley which I matted and layered onto a circle and scalloped circle nestie die cuts. I have added our message in a heart shaped die cut layered on a scalloped heart die cut on the back of the card.

I have made the box to match, it measures 15cm square, again using red card and the 2 digi papers from the same Nitwit Collection. On the top layer I have used a Martha Stewart punch around the page punch called Deco flowers which gives it the pretty edging. I added a printed message in red on the top of the box and cut with the large heart and scalloped heart nestie and added a red rose flower to the top of the heart.

I wanted to do something special for them so I hope they are going to like it.

I am entering this card/box into the following challenges
Pollycraft Celebrations
Kaboodledoodles Celebration card
Make it Monday Anything goes
Craft your passion Anything goes
Ooh la la Summer flowers
Papertake Weekly Anything goes
Oldie but goodie Anything goes
Crafts and me Favourite stamp/image
Creative craft Pretty blossoms
Charisma Cardz All about flowers
Trimmies CRAFT Boxes
Frosted Designs Ribbon, charm, pearls
Scrappy Frogs Summer flowers
Allsorts Free and Easy
Craft your days away Fancy folds
OSAAT Anything goes
The Crafty Pad Lots of texture
Shellys Images I chose punches, bling and ribbon
KB challenge Anything goes
Lollipop Crafts Anything goes
Deep Ocean Cards

Thanks for looking x


  1. both of these are fantastic, super box, thanks for joining our challenge at CRAFT this week, x carol

  2. This is stunning Julie. Really special.
    Clare x

  3. Hi Julie

    Wow what a lovely card and box combo its gorgeous and so much work has gone into it! I'm sure your friends were delighted with it and will treasure it always.

    Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  4. Fab creation! Lots going on there & Lot's Of Texture! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  5. This is a gorgeous ruby anniversary card and box. Great design and elements.

    Thank you for joining us this week in our fancy folds challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

    Hugs Sarahxx

  6. WOW this is absolutly stunning.
    I have candy if you're interested.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  7. Oh wow what an absolutely gorgeous card and box
    the image is lovely
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  8. How stunning is this!!! I agree 40 years is fabulous!! So much work has gone in to your card and box and I'm sure the recipients will just adore it! Nice toch with the colour too 40 years is ruby!! Thank you so much for joining in frosted designs blog hop challenge this week!

  9. This is beautiful and what a fabulous gift to your friends. I'm sure they loved it. Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft celebrations challenge.

  10. Absolutely stunning project thanks for joining in the fun over at Creative Craft the flowers...

    Sylvia xx

  11. Oh what a gorgeous card Julie, fab image and brilliant details. Also love the matching box.

  12. What a lovely gift! I love the borders you've used. That hear punch is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  13. Stunning box set, something for your friends to treasure always! Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  14. Aww this is just so beautiful and thoughtful :-) Thank you so much for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have new candy if you would like to enter :-)

  15. Stunning! Saw you on Make it Monday....beautiful creation!

  16. A pleisure to watch,,,,love the color combo, and I note passion here,,,,,,really a play of art,,,,I am suere about it,,,,congratulations.

  17. This is just absolutly stunning!!! Your friends are going to love it. What a great job. Thanx for playing with us this week at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again, soon.
    Renee DT

  18. That is such a great gift for an amazing and achievement. Such lovely papers you have used. Visiting from Make it Monday.

  19. This is just beautiful work Julie. I love the colours, so pretty.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  20. Oh this is just darling! I love the image and the box to go with is just perfect! I am sure they will love it as well! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Pad, Texture Challenge this week. :)

  21. You have done a truly inspiring job with this creation! I can't actually come up with any words to describe it! Wow isn't enough. Stunning isn't even enough honey!!
    Awe inspiring may just do it! (Smiles) You've blown me away with this...It's just amazing sweety.xx

  22. This is a beautiful set! 40 years deserves something this beautiful and I'm sure they will love it! I'm so glad that you joined us at Shelly's Images Celebrate Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!


  23. Absolutely stunning!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

  24. fab project ! it's is really stunning !!!!! great detals !!! hugs xx

  25. Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  26. Oh this is absolutly fab!
    thank you for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz
    Love Jan

  27. Wow! A truly stunning project, your friends will be blown away! Thanks so much for playing in THE CRAFTY PAD 'Texture' challenge this week...the best of luck! Hugs, Ali x

  28. This project is amazing...I wish I had your talent...
    I have popped over with some news...I'd like to share a blog award with you (piccy & details over on my blog) -
    Claire xx

  29. I love your project, such a great way to use all the recipe supplies, so fun!!

    Thanks for joining us at frosted designs, I hope you can play again sometime!!

    Erin R.

  30. Hi

    Wow, what an absolutely gorgeous gift. So much time and love has obviously gone in to creating this.

    The recipients will positively adore it I'm sure.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  31. What a beautiful card and gift box. I love the "ruby" colors that you used.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  32. Great card thanks for joining our Pretty Blossoms challenge at Creative Craft Challenge hope to see you again next time.
    Jenny x

  33. Wonderful project, thanks for playing with us this week at OSAAT for our “Anything Goes” Challenge.

    Good luck with the draw, we hope to see you play along with us in August for our “Pretty in Print” contest. I have some yummy candy to Celebrate too.

    xoxo Marjo

  34. Beautiful card and matching box I saw it on Make It Monday good luck,

  35. Hi Julie this is a very beautiful project love the colours, design and image, super work.
    Lorraine x

  36. Absolutely stunning creation:) Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean challenge:)


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