Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Simple 10th Anniversary Card

My friends celebrated their 10th Wedding Anniversary a few weeks ago and I had no idea what to put on their card as I didn't want anything too traditional. I had seen pictures of stitched hearts on cards so used that as the starting point and went from there...

Very simple but that is how I like it. I really dislike the current trend of buying lots of pre-made stuff, sticking it on a card and passing it off as your own, where is the creativity there?! I take that back, was in a really bad mood when I wrote that and Wendy made a fantastic point in the comments, that everyone has to start somewhere and I suppose using premade stuff in card making is no different to me making clothes from patterns rather than designing my own :)

Anyway, off to revise, I have a 'test' on Friday morning to tick off some more boxes to becoming a fully qualified Beaver Scout Leader..... Who knew when I volunteered to help last year I would end up as a leader, I hate camping but I better keep that quiet :)

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  1. This is so lovely, and unique. Good luck with your test :)

  2. Beautiful! Best wishes with your upcoming test ;)


  3. Lovely card.
    I helped out with the Brownies and was invited to train as a leader but decided against it. I had lots of fun helping out.
    I'm sure you will have lots of fun with the Beavers. Psst (whisper) don't think Beavers go camping, think they're too young.

    1. Thanks! I passed the test so now I just have to avoid getting a nights away permit and I will never have to take them away overnight as the one in charge (they can go for one night in dorms....).

  4. Beautiful card, love the stitching. Good luck with your test!

    Hugs, Estelle xx

  5. Lovely card, such a nice idea. I understand what you mean about pre-made embellishments, but then everyone is at a different level of creativity. If people think they aren't creative, but make a card using one of those embellishments, then that's a good thing, it's a starting point for them to realise they do have some creativity. It's still better than shop bought anyway as time and love has gone into it, if not the skill of a seasoned card-maker.

  6. I love it - such a great idea!

    Thanks for linking up :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  7. Very nice! I'd like to invite you to participate in my Pin Me Linky Party. It goes Fri-Tue. I allow up to 3 links each week! I am a new follower!