Friday, 4 December 2009

11:th anniversary!

It's snowing! At least here on my blog. Have you seen the cool snow I've added? I think it gives a festive feeling to the blog. When the petals fall off from that pink tree in the spring it looks like it's snowing in pink. Horrible news about that tree: someone decided to cut it down! I can't believe it. That tree is one of my fav during spring. It only blooms for a couple of weeks and you need to be fast not to miss it. But now someone has decided to cut it down to make room for some concrete pavement I guess. I'm so mad! Here's a LO I made with a photo showing how it "snows", isn't it beautiful?

Moving on to today's card. Yesterday me and my sweetie celebrated our 11:th anniversary together. We didn't do anything special, just had dinner at home (since I don't dare eating out with my stomach) and went to the movies which we both love to do. I can't believe it's been 11 years!

I made a card for my darling using a bunch of challenges:
Papertake weekly - a great sketch and an opportunity to be a guest designer.
Crafty calendar - winter sparkle. Winter-themed cards and projects, with the added option of sparkle and bling.
The pink elephant - Color me wonderful. Use your fav colouring medium.
Sophisticat - snowflakes and sparkle.
Gingersnap creations - winter wonderland.
Cuttlebug challenge - glitter and bling.
Just magnolia too - make a card for someone special. Doesn't get more special than this :)
Quixotic paperie - use charms.
And finally Simon say stamp also had charms as their theme. The charm I added has a writing on the back that says: made for an angel.

The image is from Magnolia and coloured with promarkers. I coloured them to represent me and my sweetie with haircolour and the colour of our clothes. I added glitter to the girl's coat. I love glitter so that worked great and the boy got blue sweater which is my love's fav colour. I used the wonderful papers from SEI that haveboth glitter and a "reversed" metallic embossing (the metal is etched into the paper rather than raised) I made the snowflake decoration using a tutorial from Bev. Thank you Bev.

Hope you've enjoyed my card. See you soon.

Promarkers: ivory, pastel yellow, blossom, pastel blue, ice grey 1, henna, burnt sienna, burnt umber, blender
Other: Glitterglue stickles stardust, cuttlebug snowflake folder, spellbinder's snowflake die, snowflake punch, fibers.
Papers: SEI, Lovebirds

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Bev said...

Your card is fabulous sweetie, love the pretty colour scheme. The snowflake is awesome too xx

Ann said...

Love your card and your snow effect on your blog. Blossom trees are just gorgeous - wish they kept their bloom for longer. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at The Pink Elephant.

Ann xxx

Terrie B x said...

Hi Katarina:)
I love your beautiful card...
"Thanks" for joing us at the CB Blog
Happy Belated Anniversary...hope you had a lovely time:)xxx

LORi said...

Totally LOVIN' your card...great color combo, perfect for that sweet image!!
So happy you joined us at TPE this week!!!

Big Hugs - LORi BOYD

p.s. the little snowflakes are too cute!!

Avril Ann said...

Katarina I love this, such a fab card, good luck with all your challenges thank you so much for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

Randi said...

So cute Katarina! I love the pinks and blues! That SEI paper is gorgeous!

blackdragon said...

Congrats on your 11th anniversary.. shame about the tree... i'd be mad too... its a beauty.
The card you made is lovely... such detail. Thank you for joining us at sophisitcats this week.
hugs lynx

Lisa aka Allissa said...

Hi Katarina, such a pretty card.
Thanks for joining us over at sophisticats this week.
Good Luck

Karen said...

Gorjus card, lovely colours and an adorable image too !
Good luck with all the challenges.
Thanks for joining us over at Sophisticats.
Love Karen x

Sarita said...

Really beautiful,
Sarita xx

JanJay said...

Beautiful card. Thanks so much for taking part in my challenge & playing along with us at Sophisticats this week

Jan xx

Lorraine A said...

Oh this is gorgeous Katarina ! :-) I love this image and your colouring and papers are all perfect ! :-) The charm is lovely too ! :-)
What a pity to chop down such a beautiful tree ,, I hope they change their mind !!!

Thanks for joining the PTW and Simon Says Charming Challenges :-)
Lols and the SSS DT x x

Georgia said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the idea of a winter-themed anniversary card and these colours look fab together! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Completely adorable! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Winter Wonderland Challenge!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Really pretty card, what a cute couple!
Thanks for joining us at QC.

Donalda said...

Oh this is just a beautiful card hon. Thanks so much for joining us at Just magnolia

Shantaie said...

It sounds like a relaxing way to spend your Anniversary!
adorable card!!!

Im so happy you took the bling challenge at cuttlebug challenge blog!

I Cant believe that someone cut down such a beauty of a does that song go? they paved paradise and put in a parking lot!

Conibaer said...

I´m so sorry about that tree! :o( It´s a shame it´s gone!
Congrats to your anniversary! Hope you´ll enjoy the naxt 11 years!
Your card is beautiful!!! I love the colours especially!

Sharon Caudle said...

Well first, Happy Anniversary!!!! 11 years is awesome!! Glad you had a lovely time! Love the card you made for him! the colors are gorgeous and your coloring is beautiful! I'm sure he adores it!! It's such a shame to lose such a beautiful tree! I love flowering trees like that. So gorgeous! Sorry you lost it! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! hugs!