Thursday 24 September 2020

Happy Anniversary


It is my 49th birthday on the 28th and also our 19th wedding anniversary. I was dreading turning 30 so my husband married me so I could count 30 birthdays and however many wedding anniversaries. As I have got older I can't believe I felt that way so many years ago.... I think looking back it was to do with other things that weren't quite right in my life and I transferred it to a big birthday. Silly really.... I am much happier being my age now than when I was younger. Thankfully me and Paul have been together 31 years through lots of ups and downs and we are still very happy with one another.

The starting point for this card was the Heart Confetti Edge'able die from Crafter's Companion. I had seen this on several projects when it first came out and bought it specifically to make a card for my hubby.

I have some large sheets of card from Aldi that are 24cm x 34cm wide. This die is 15cm high so I cut the red card to 15x34cm. I cut the edge'able die from a scrap of black card and then folded the card to suit the placement of the black section so the red from the inside came through. This is then adhered to the front section and the finished card is like an A5 size on it's side.

I have used some heart paper in pink and added some of the black hearts that are leftover from the die cut edge. The heart holographic 'ribbon' is a scrap of paper that has been cut so the heart was placed in the centre.

Stamper's Delights do a Progressive Freebie challenge on Facebook. If you have made a project using one of their images then the following month you get a free digital set, sometimes two.

The image is Cupid 3 from Stamper's Delights. It comes with and without wings and there is a really good value Cupid Honey Bundle which has loads of variations of Cupid images on sale for only £5 at the moment. I have coloured using a combination of Promarkers & Spectrum Noir pens and a very fine black Sharpie pen for fine details. On the wings I have used a grey pencil to add details to the feathers and then lots of glitter to make the wings really sparkle. A gold gel pen has been added to the swirls in the hair. The image has been fussy cut and mounted onto foam squares.

The circle sentiment is also from Stamper's Delights. I think it may have been an old blog freebie as it doesn't seem to be available any longer. I used the same markers and glitter as the image and added some bling to cover some little stars. The sentiment is from Imagine That Digi Stamps and is from an older set called Sweet Tea.

I added some little heart shaped gems to the black hearts and the sentiment and faux stitching in a silver gel pen to the black edge of the die cut.

Card Details -

Size - A5 Landscape
Digital Image - Cupid 3 by Stamper's Delights
Digital Sentiments - Stamper's Delights & Imagine That Digistamp (both retired stamps)
Dies - Heart Confetti Edge'able by Crafter's Companion
Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Spectrum Noir, Silver & Gold Gel pens, Sharpie
Embellishments - Iridescent loose glitter, Papermania heart shaped & round gems

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Fab card! I love that quirky cupid image. Hope you have a lovely birthday and anniversary :) Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge - Good Luck! Maz x

  2. Gorgeous design and image. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  3. Gorgeous card Mandy..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Mandy, this is such a lovely card

  5. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  6. Mandy, your card is so creative and pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at Ching Chou Kuik Challenge!
    Ching Chou Kuik DT - Bonnie

  7. I would have to agree that I'm far happier with life now than I was when I was younger. Fantastic that you have your soul mate by your side and can share this beautiful life with someone you love. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary for the 28th!
    Your card is gorgeous! That heart border is wonderful - I think I may need it in my shopping cart too! Such a fabulous image and a wonderful sentiment. Thanks for sharing it with us at Passion for Promarkers!

  8. That is so beautiful!! I love that you've come to that point. I think a lot of people are scared of getting older, but I find the older I get the more I enjoy life!!
    Stunning card. My favourite part is the heart edges. Great layout!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
    ~ DT Saphron
    Lemon Biscuit

  9. What a fun card Mandy! Love the heart border, it's fantastic!

    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge! I hope you will again this time around as well:-)


  10. Congraulations for your upcoming birthday and wedding anniversary.Beautiful card and image-love the die-cut heart border.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  11. Another fabulous card. Love the heart die cut edge.

  12. wow! That's a cute card! I love the heart border! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  13. Hi Mandy! Your anniversary card for hubby turned out great! Thanks for sharing it with us at Colour Crazy, and good luck! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  14. So beautiful card! I love the colors combi. Thanks for sharing your card at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  15. Your card is wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  16. Lovely Anniversary card Mandy! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for

  17. Love your fun little cupid girl, and Happy Anniversary tomorrow. What a great anniversary card for hubby. Thanks for joining us over at The House that Stamps Built.

  18. Happy Anniversary- I love this fun card! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

  19. sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

  20. This is a gorgeous card!

    Thanks for sharing both at I Love Promarkers and Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  21. Gorgeous card Mandy. I love the image and your colouring is perfect and the die cut edge is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x
    Happy belated Anniversary x x

  22. Well, happy, happy birthday my friend AND it seems Happy Anniversary as well. Just popping over to sprinkle some fairy birthday dust (and anniversary dust as well) all over the place hoping that you had a fabulous day with Paul.

    Looks like you need to update your profile. You're almost in the 50s club. Hee, hee. But is seems that you're dealing better with it than the 30 club. I too hated turning 30 but to be honest, I probably hated turning 50 more. Glad you're in a better place than me. :)

    Much love to you my friend!

  23. Fabulous anniversary card, Happy Anniversary and glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built. Donna DT

  24. Congratulations and Happy Birthday. I love your bright, happy card. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

  25. This card is beautiful!! I love how you incorporated the hearts along the side :)
    This is Brian from Penny's Blog :) Thank you for entering our challenge!

  26. Another wonderful creation Mandy. Gorgeous image and design!
    Thank you so much for joining in again at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  27. Lovely card. Love that heart border die. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

  28. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 38 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

  29. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at LeAnn's World 101. We love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Coordinator xx

  30. Hope you had a great birthday and anniversary. Beautifully done! Thank you so much for joining in with the AYLI challenge. Your make is perfect for the brights or pastels theme. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Squirrel x

  31. Well, happy birthday and happy anniversary!! This card is so sweet! I love that heart die cut border along the side! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built, LTSCB and Di's Digi Designs.

  32. Great card, belated Happy Birthday & Anniversary. Thanks for joining us at NJC.

  33. Such a sweet card!
    Thanks for joining us at Uniko this month!


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