21 Today!!

Ha ha no,not me.It’s been soooo long I can bearly remember it!LOL.It’s actually my DH and mine’s 21st Wedding Anniversary.Yes,on the 21st!And it’s on Digi Doodle Shop Challenges day!What better pressie could a girl (I use the term loosely) want.Well…apart from the pretty flowers and yummy chocs.

So on to the challenge for this week.We’re looking for your Clean and Simple cards/projects.To be in for the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate for Digi Doodle Shop please visit the challenge site for full details.You don’t have to use a Digi Doodle Shop image but if you do your entry will count twice!Don’t forget to take a peek at the DT’s wonderful work!

Because I’m totally rubbish at lining stuff up to print off I used a template from My Verse Editor Plus by Crafty Ideas by Kaz to allow me to position this beautiful and graceful Swans image from Digi Doodle Shop  directly onto a watercolour card base.I wouldn’t do this for just anybody and I’m certain my DH won’t have a clue how privileged he is!I watercoloured with Distress Inks and once dry embossed a frame around it using  a score board.I took some vintage seam binding and squelched it around in some Distress Ink that I smooshed onto a glass mat then spritzed with water.I dried it off ,scewing it into a ball,with my hairdryer. I added the Circular Word Art which is a freebie at Digi Doodle Shop and matches the image perfectly.

Supplies :
Image : Swans from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Freebie Circular Word Art from Digi Doodle Shop
Medium : Distress Ink Pads
Tools : My Verse Editor Plus from Crafty Ideas by Kaz,X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Woodware 1″ circle punch
Embellishment : Eggshell Vintage Seam Binding   from Homespun From The Heart

Some challenges this card is for :

Deep Ocean : Ribbons
I Did It Creations : Animals
Lollipop Crafts : Anything Goes
Allsorts : Free & Easy
Ellephantastic : Celebrations
Little Claire’s : Things with Wings
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Animals
Fussy and Fancy : Summer
Stampin for the Weekend : Wings and Things

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. karen
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 11:21:00

    Gorgeous Lisa and what a fab bow too, Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby.



  2. dj1952 (Debra)
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 13:00:27

    Lisa I love your swans. Your coloring is wonderful. The ribbon is awesome, and sets the card off so beautifully. Hugs, dj


  3. dj1952 (Debra)
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 13:01:06

    Lisa I love your swans. Your coloring is wonderful. The ribbon is awesome, and sets the card off so beautifully. Oh, and happy anniversary!!!! Hugs, dj


  4. Donna
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 13:01:08

    What a beautiful calming card, very romantic. Happy anniversary hun. hugs Donna x


  5. Denise
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 13:09:32

    Beautiful card. I love the image and how you have coloured it. Great ribbon too.
    Denise xx


  6. Cathy(KraftyKoolKat)
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 13:36:58

    This is gorgeous Lisa and I admire the way you have coloured and placed it. The layout is just right for CAS theme. Happy Anniversary to you both.



  7. Judy
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 14:24:56

    Absolutely goreous card! Just love it! xx


  8. Diane Ahlers
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 18:02:24

    This is gorgeous. Such soft colors. i love it.


  9. Cheryl (shestamps)
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 19:12:36

    Happy Anniversary! Your card is gorgeous!


  10. Julie T
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 19:27:37

    Beautiful! Love the softer colors


  11. debs m
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 20:37:02

    Happy Anniversary, your card is beautiful and well done on dieing the ribbon..i wouldn’t dare!


  12. Jenni
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 21:32:21

    What a lovely image, love the clean & simple design. Thanks so much for joining in with the Cardmadfairy Digi Days challenge.
    Jenni x


  13. Fleur
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 22:10:38

    A lovely card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx


  14. georgia
    Jul 22, 2011 @ 03:07:26

    Such a beautiful card. I love your swans and that ribbon is wonderful. Happy Anniversary! Thank you for playing at IDIC this week and good luck!


  15. Jill
    Jul 22, 2011 @ 06:25:40

    What a beautiful CAS card, I really love those swans. Thanks for playing at Ellephantastic this month. Jill


  16. Shirley
    Jul 22, 2011 @ 08:05:40

    Congrats on your anniversary Lisa, your card makes me feel all soppy and mushy when I look at it. The image you have chosen is just perfect for love … the colouring of those swans is just amazing.
    Hugs Shirley x x


  17. Pauline
    Jul 22, 2011 @ 16:39:10

    Happy Anniversary. Love your card, those swans are beautiful.


  18. Hazel Conboy
    Jul 23, 2011 @ 22:27:42

    I love the swan images – so elegant – and so is your card. Hazel x


  19. Ruth
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 20:01:20

    This gorgeous, love the water,
    Ruth x


  20. Helen
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 21:38:43

    Thank you for joining our celebrations challenge with your lovely creation.
    Don’t forget you have just under 2 weeks left to join in our blog hop if you haven’t already!! Also make sure you enter the candy twice for joining in the challenge.
    Good luck hugs Helen x


  21. Karen
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 11:52:02

    Please forgive my late comments hun, it was such a poorly household last week in our house. Love this CAS card so much!
    I couldn’t tie a bow that big and do something this eye catching and still have something CAS but you certainly have. WOW and WOW again! LOVE this!!! xx


  22. Donna
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 22:34:07

    A stunning creation Lisa, Thanks for joining us at Little Claire’s.

    Donna x


  23. Guylaine
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 02:17:31

    so beatiful and elegant!
    thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday


  24. Heike
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 23:39:09

    This card is great. I love the image with the swans.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our monthly challenge. x


  25. Louise Fraenell
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 22:51:52

    Hello there!
    What a stunning card 🙂 Love those swans, so elegant. Cute sentiment too 🙂

    Thank you for joining us at DOC 🙂


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