Saturday, 12 November 2016

Ruby Red Anniversary

Hi Crafters,

I'm glad it's the weekend, aren't you?
Each week I think 'this was a busy one' but then the next week proves to be even busier! I guess this is the pattern for the run up to Christmas as I try and get my cards made for orders, craft fairs and of course, my own cards to send out to family and friends. Even though last year I found it a struggle to get enough made for my own use I refuse to buy any and so will be up into the small hours beavering away in my craft room :)

Anyhow that's enough of my little crisis, lets get down to business.
I'd like to join in the challenge at Moving Along with the Times, their theme this week is 'Dies - Numbers or Letters.

Dies - Tonic First Dance & Deco Numbers
Spellbinders Pierced Heart Die & Embossing Folder
Organza Ribbon
Heart Brad

This is such a lovely die set to use with the three panels that can be left in the card or cut out completely as I have here.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Moving Along with the Times - #33 Dies - Numbers or Letters
Deep Ocean - #141 Use Die Cuts/Punches
Crafty Catz - #346 ATG
Craft-Dee Bowz - November - ATG +Bow

Well that's all from me today, I'll be back again tomorrow with my Christmas Club Card to share with you.



Christine Harrop said...

I'm like you Lorraine, no way will I buy cards. Fortunately I only do one craft fair a year but it's a Christmas one so I'm always in two minds - do I want all my cards to sell or do I hope there are some left over me so I'm nor frantically burning teh midnight oil making more for my own use ... lol! This is a beautiful ruby wedding card. The lovely die is ideal for weddings and anniversaries. Christine xx

dutchess said...

Great card Lorraine.....just perfect for the wedding anniversary I do find making cards or specific occasions difficult.....I try o make them well in advance in case I have a mojo Christmas card stash is complete this year but it's the December birthday that I have to get going on now...enjoy the weekend xxxxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my this is stunning Lorraine, beautifully designed with those lovely dies, gorgeous colours too.
I never buy cards now, I always feel it's nicer to have a handmade card even if I have to rush it, have a lovely weekend, Kate x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card, just adore the colours used.xx {aNNie}

Linda Levoir said...

This is a beautiful card Lorraine and so striking. I have to admit I normally keep most of my Christmas cards as I'm a relatively slow crafter and normally need them for friends and family. However with the rising costs of postage I now seem to make mostly CAS ones to post out, so I just keep enough fancy ones to give to the people I will actually see at Christmas and I'm selling the rest in my store. I don't do the craft fair thing so at least I don't have to worry about having a large stock :) xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
what a gorgeous card, and such a very beautiful and lovely design.
Your bow is awesome and very beautiful.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge with this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jac Curran said...

This is beautiful, love the red and white, very elegant card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Sarah said...

This is a a fantastic ruby Anniversary card Lorraine and that bow is glorious. I am still struggling to find time to craft so fear that handmade Christmas cards are going to be very simple this year!! xx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, such an elegant design - I love the red and white combination.

crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning anniversary card love the beautiful dies and gorgeous bow
Carol x

Barb said...

Your card is a tunner Lorraine. That certainly is a beautiful die set. I also make all my own cards for Christmas and usually have them finished by October. Sadly I'm well behind this year. Like you I'll be beavering away.Barbxx

Carol S. said...

A beautiful card and love the elegant die. Hugs, Carol S.xx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Lorraine it looks very elegant, ornate and expensive, the dies, bow and colours are top notch
lorraine x

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Gina Knott said...

What a fabulous card this is! I love the red and white together and the dies are gorgeous.
Gina xx

Kat W said...

I would definitely on board with adding an extra day to the week! I have no idea how I'm going to get everything done before Christmas...but like you I refuse to buy any cards!
Your anniversary card is stunning; the red and white combo obviously suits the theme for a ruby anniversary but it's so striking and romantic too...handy!
The dies are beautiful and look so lovely layered onto the embossed card :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Tracy said...

Oh goodness! All the die cut details and the striking red and white, not to mention that wonderful shiny heart to tie it all together. Stunning!

Lisa Andersson said...

This is absolutely stunning. So elegant and just so perfect for this Anniversary. So beautifully done.
Hugs, Lisa

Caz said...

This is lovely thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz. And good luck, hope to see you again soon.
Caz CC DT.
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Donna said...

Rainey this card is so striking! Love it. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.