Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Anniversary Waltz - WOYWW (#114) & Cupcake Challenge

Good morning fellow crafters, I hope you are all safe and well after all the riots that have been going on across the country in the last few days……….. It’s all so scary, isn’t it?

I live quite close to London but fortunately far enough out not to have been affected personally so far.
I believe there were a couple of incidents in our high road with windows being broken and the police were out in force by the station just in case the thugs got on the central line trains and came down this way but that was the extent of it.
I did get up to find my garden covered with lumps of Black stuff that looked like polystyrene though. It had blown across from the Sony Warehouse fire in Enfield and you could see the plumbs of Black smoke from here too.

I’m sure that most people as I do respect the right of the family and friend of the guy that was shot (the incident that sparked this all off) to hold their peaceful demonstration but then the gang elements who have nothing to do with it get involved just for the sake of it and then all hell breaks loose.
My heart goes out to all those poor people who have lost homes and businesses through those mindless louts who are just out to cause trouble and words just fail me when you see images of youngsters of ten or eleven out on the streets joining in….where are their parents for heaven sake.

Sorry, rant over but I just had to get it off my chest.

Now then, on to happier things and what’s on my work desk this morning.
(click on the pictures for a clearer view)

As you can see it’s a bit untidy but that’s because I was working on a few Anniversary cards yesterday. You can see two of the finished ones there, the first is this one.

I’m entering it into this week’s Cupcake Challenge , which is to use stitching on our cards.

The stamp I’ve used is one of my favorites, Flying Stars, by Penny Black which I’ve water coloured with Distress Inks and added some tiny gems to
I’ve also used my new seam binding from The Ribbon Girl……..why is it that I’ve only just decided to give this a try…….......I love it, I love it, I love it!
As you can see if you look in front of my distress inks, I have brought a few colours to play with and I’m sure I’ll be going back to order more.......…oh yes!

For the second Anniversary card I thought I would get out my tapestry stamps which I’ve not used for a while.

I’ve dry embossed the heart using a brass stencil in my Cuttlebug and then stamped the flowers and leaves over the top, adding a few sticky pearls that I’ve coloured with Promarkers to the centre of some of the flowers.
I finished it off with a stamped greeting (Write Big – Imagine That) and some Gold edged organza ribbon.

Don’t forget to hop on over to the The Stamping Ground and join in with the fun of seeing what’s on other crafters desk this week.

Stay safe and ……………

Happy Crafting!


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I LOVE that anniversary card - what a great shape and I love all the blues and the stitching. Really clever :) I'm having my first ever giveaway if you fancy having a go!

Neil said...

Thanks for sharing your space this week and I hope the rest of your week goes well! Fab cards with great detail!

Wipso said...

Two really pretty cards Sue. Really love the one with the stitching on. Clever you.
A x

Angie said...

Inspired ...thats what they are the first ones shape.
When I perfect the material thingy I'll let you know.
Looking forward to seeing your next FH LO....must one done which has a story ....could do a story about these two ...unfortunately they were not my favourite people in later life but the stories I have that caused that, I feel I cant comit to paper ....yet.

Cant believe that 3 were killed last night ...think it was Manchester.

NatashaMay said...

I can see BoJangles there! :) Great card and I agree with you about what's going on over there in England. It's so sad.

madebyKarla said...

Your cards are beautiful! So glad to hear you're safe! I hope everything calms down soon :)

Karla #25

Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful cards Sue, really pretty. Seam binding seems to be the in thing right now, a bit like bakers twine was last year! I've only just started using the twine so I think it'll be a while before I break down and buy any seam binding! Stay safe, those riots are crazy and are now nothing whatsoever to do with the first incident. The yob element has taken over.


sari said...

Oh my...2 such lovely & pretty cards! Just love the colors and pretty details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

louise said...

Oh such pretty cards I love them both but adore the shape of the first one,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Louise xx

Brodders said...

Two great cards. Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week and good luck - Jane x

Twiglet said...

The stitched card is my favourite of course! AND now I know what a tapestry stamp is I realise I have got one in my cupboard but don't think we have used it!! x Jo

Tertia said...

Both cards are super cute!
Whats happening over there saddens me, because its sych a symptom of all that is wrong with modern society. I hope all in blogland stays safe.

okienurse said...

Both of your cards are awesome. I especially like the half circle shaped card with its color and stitching. It is sad what is happening but I think it is a sign of the times and people can be so self oriented that they forget there are others involved that have needs that should a concern. Hope it gets better soon. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Franka Benjaminsen said...

What a lovely Anniversary Cards. I think the first one is my favorite. The stamp you've had used is really great.

Sorry I am so late getting around but I’ve had a two day’s craft tour. Thank’s for visiting me and stay safe.

Yogi said...

thanks for the glimpse. Nice cards. Love the circle one. Have a great day.

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Sue those cards are so pretty and subtle I just love them. I have a stamp very similiar to the first one and I feel inspired to dig it out now (if I can find it!!) Thanks for sharing - happy crafting!