Wednesday 3 August 2022

K.I.S.S.I.N.G. in a tree for my Anniversary


It's time for another challenge over at The Paper Funday.
Our challenges are alway Anything Goes with an optional twist.
The twist this time is 'Friendship'

We are very fortunate to have 2 sponsors for each challenge this year which means we get to choose which artist we would like to work with. This is really great as it gives us double the choice. We are very lucky with the amazing sponsors that are lined up this year, many of which are old favourites and some that are new to me.

We are sponsored this month by Star Stampz and Fred She Said both of which I have created with before.

For this challenge I chose to work with this sweet image K-I-S-S-I-N-G. as I thought it would be lovely for an anniversary card for my hubby. We have been together for 33 years and although we didn't get married until nearly 13 years later we still celebrate the anniversary of us becoming a couple. Unfortunately things have been a little strained between us recently as my hubby is going through a difficult patch but we will work through it and I am sure it is only a temporary blip. Ultimately he is my best friend which also fits in with the challenge theme.

I coloured this image with Promarkers and a very fine brown liner pen to add bark detail onto the tree. As I am a sorry so and so I have lots of heart papers and shapes so pulled together my paper and ribbon and used black cardstock to add layers underneath the image. 

The sentiment is an old blog freebie from Sentiments 4 You which has unfortunately retired. I added some colour to the hearts and used a circle die to cut a black mat. This has then been added to the card with foam pads for dimension.

As a final touch I dragged out some peel off stickers (remember those?) which have a red heart outline and gold in the centre.

I hope you will join myself and our fabulous Team over at

Card Details -

Size - 6”x6”

Digital Image - K-I-S-S-I-N-G (Star Stampz)

Digital Sentiment - Retired Freebie (Sentiments 4 You)

Dies - Framelits Circles (Sizzix)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers

Designer Paper - J’adore 8x8 (First Edition)

Embellishments - Ribbon, peel off stickers

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


  1. Happy anniversary and hope the blip is soon sorted. Love the cute image and heart P,paper and ribbon
    Carol x

  2. Happy Anniversary Mandy! This is a darling image and lovely card, perfect for an anniversary. Thanks for a wonderful team project for The Paper Funday Challenge!
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  3. Aww, love that sweet image, and it makes for a very special anniversary card. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks!

  4. Awww that's so sweet, what a beautiful image and card. Thanks for joining us at Colour Crazy Challenge this time
    Andrea x

  5. nice card
    Thank you for joining our challenge
    greetings jolanda bongers
    Dt Starstampz

  6. Hi Mandy just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at StarStampz
    Carol GD x

  7. A great anniversary card for your husband.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  8. Gorgeous card
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge good luck Ginny DT
    Penny's Challenge
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  9. This is just so lovely!
    Happy to see this posted this to us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  10. Happy Anniversary and thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at CD Sunday Plus.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  11. Hi me again! Just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles
    Carol DT x

  12. This little couple is just so precious! I love the design and the designer paper too. TFS with us at the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge.

  13. A lovely card with a super cute image. Thank you for joining us in our Happiness challenge at INTAAS and thank you for joining us. All the best to you and your husband. Hazel x

  14. Happy Anniversary Mandy! Thank you for sharing your adorable card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Nicely colored. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  15. Nice card! Love your paper choices! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  16. This is just so cute and sweet! I love your paper choice with this wonderful image scene! Thanks for playing with us at Through The Craft Room Door this month! Nan, DT

  17. Happy Anniversary, I lovely card for your husband with a sweet image
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  18. Aww so lovely and sweet. I love it.
    Thank you for taking part in the Mirtillamente challenge!
    Good luck and I hope to see you again.
    Alena DT Mirtillamente

  19. What a sweet image and beautifully done card! Thank you so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  20. Nice work. thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you again.
    Ine DT

  21. Such a cute card.Love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge, we hope to see you again.
    Take care! Maria

  22. Fun card, Mandy! Thanks for playing along at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  23. A beautiful card.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  24. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  25. Adorable cute!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments!
    Hugs from Africa!

  26. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  27. Beautiful creation Mandy! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld.
    ~ Sherry CT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  28. How cute!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
    DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  29. Love it - a really cute design.

    Thanks for joining us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge.

    Helen x

  30. SWEET anniversary card. Thanks for sharing on Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge. Pam, DT

  31. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog too.

    Helen x


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