Sunday 15 July 2012

Je t'aime

I'm still here :-) 
Busy packing up the house and hoping that the sale goes through ok - keep everything crossed for us won't you?
I had to find time to make a card for my hubby though - next week is our 27th Wedding Anniversary.
What is the traditional gift for 27 years?? Is it Copics or Designer Papers? ;-)

I went with another very simple layout - enlarging and then cropping this fab Tiddly Inks couple.
The look I was going for was a kind of 'sepia' style, I know it's not quite right, but I didn't have the E Copics I needed and had to make do with my limited browns. I like the way it turned out though.

Of course, I sprinkled on some tiny gems - just because :-)

I wanted to put the years we've been married on there somewhere, but couldn't see where it would fit on the front, so I added a simple, layered panel to the inside of the card.

Cupcake Craft - Number Cruncher
Digital Tuesday - Inside Out
Crafty Creations - Free For All
Sassy Cheryl's - Show Me Thursdays
Allsorts - Take Inspiration. (I took inspiration from the roman numerals on the clock, that reminded me of this gorgeous DP I had, which would fit my colours perfectly. Seeing the gems too, made me realise that I had to add them, somewhere ;-))
Stampalot - What's Your Crafty Passion? Mine has to be colouring - I'm not great at it, but I do love it. Concentrating on an image like this makes me completely forget the time.

Digi Image 'You And Me Baby'  from Tiddly Inks
coloured with Copics.
DP -  Bo Bunny Timepiece.  Gems.
Je t'aime stamp from Penny Black
6 x 6 On The Edge, Petal Point Card Blank

Here's a pic of my craft room all packed up.
It's a good thing the dog keeps moving, or she might end up in one of those boxes!!



Caroline said...

Gorgeous card love the image which is coloured beautifully and the layout is simple and elegant. Good luck with the move. Caroline xxx

Mandi said...

Amazing card Caroline
Happy anniversary
Good Luck with the move x

Faye said...

Good luck with the move Caroline, keeping everything crossed. I think you pulled this card off to perfection, it's beautiful. Your colouring is beautiful. xx
Ooh and thanks for sharing at Cupcake. x

Brodders said...

Fab card :) Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck -Jane x

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card Caroline.

Happy anniversary!

Susan xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image....great

lou said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colours. Romantic somehow?! Happy anniversary and good luck with the move :-)

pinky said...

Stunning, I love your shading on this. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Julie said...

FAbulous work, Caroline! the image is gorgeous and your colouring wonderful! Congratulations on your anniversary for next week! Juliexx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I think you've done a brilliant job with the colouring. Good Luck with the move.

Debs said...

Stunning card Caroline - amazing colouring.
Hope all goes well with the move.
Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous Caroline! Yes, it's definitely a full set of Copics for a 27th anniversary, lol!

Will keep everything crossed for the sale!

Lynne K said...

What a lovely image, and so beautifully coloured. Thank you for sharing your Crafty Passion with us at Stampalot Challenge, and good luck with the move!

Lynne x


A fabulous card Caroline - such a beautiful image, and I love the sepia look. A belated Happy Anniversary to you both.

Having just seen the above Post regarding your bad news, I feel quite sad to see your craft room all packed up and ready to go.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Arabella said...

This is beautiful Caroline! The sepia tones look gorgeous!


Flowergirl said...

This is beautiful! Love how you've cropped the image, I never think of doing that.
Congrats on your win at Crafty cardmakers, well deserved x
Wendy x

Flowergirl said...

(Sorry, I mean Crafty Creations)
x x

Sassy Cheryl said...

Hope the move and sale both go smoothly. I bet you HATE seeing all your stuff in your studio packed up. I know I would. :)
This is a gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing both the pics and your beautiful card. LOVE them all!
Thanks for sharing in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday this week.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, love your creation its beautiful, hugs Pops x x x

Karen M said...

Caroline, this is a truly beautiful card! I think everything about it is perfect, especially your sepia look. Kx

Aileen said...

Simply gorgeous. Love your sepia look. x

Lisa Walsh @ said...

Hi Caroline,
This is absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic colouring. I'm jealous :)
Thank you for sharing.
P.S I have Magnolia Tilda blog candy if you're interested :)

Monika Reeck said...

wooow so romantic card I love the images and your coloring is fabulous...very adorable card..

may I ask you where can I buy this lovely Stamp...please email me at

Many thanks for your help...hugs, Monika

Lisa Walsh @ said...

Hi Caroline,
This is a gorgeous design. I love the sepia colours & how you have resized/cropped the digi image. The whole design is fantastic :)

I have pinned it to my Pinterest board for future inspiration when I have the nerve to try colouring sepia with my Copics lol.

Thanks for sharing.