Saturday, 19 October 2013

First Anniversary


A beef.....I have been feeling mardy and put off card making and all because I have fallen out with M&S. I went to use a credit voucher and was told it had expired!!!  I was not aware that they impose a time limit and have lost the best part of £60. Grrr - I think it absolutely wrong that this is the case - a credit voucher should last forever!
Sooo, I've told M&S to stick it, my custom has been transferred elsewhere.
Am I on my own with this thinking......or maybe it best you don't tell me, you might shoot down in flames, lol

A result...I am happy though that I have, at last, after 3 months managed to get my 82 yr old neighbour a  Visa to visit Australia.  The new rules decree that everyone over 75 have a health certificate at a cost of £350!!!!  Thanks to her sister in Oz, after talks with immigration, (the site is so confusing)  it is found she needed a different numbered visa for her trip of under 3 months. What a relief we haven't got to make the trek to Birmingham....yippppeee.

A card....for niece and hubby from her Mum & Dad.
Spellbinders Floral Ovals die - the largest is flat, the other two matted with foam tape.
I printed the sentiment and cut with middle size die then cut around it to fit as another layer.
Memory Box butterfly and Marianne Creatables for the flowers. This is a nice soft gold paper that was left over from the wedding invitations that  I made for the couple last year. The wedding colours were green and gold. Must get myself in gear, gotta make two more.

I rubbed metallic gilding wax on the edges of the die cuts - funny stuff this - using fingers is the only way for me.  I couldn't get a satisfactory result using a cloth as in the instructions cos it was going all bitty.
Nice effect in the end.

I'd like to enter
Fussy & Fancy #100 - celebration
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes...with ribbon
The Paper Shelter #133 - use only 2 colours

Thank you for stopping by today and for a comments if you feel like it and have the time
Cheers me dears :)



La Vikinga said...

Hi Rene; what an elegant card in white and gold! It's great! Thanks for participating with Crafty Ribbons Challenges showing your card this week and welcome back!

DT La Vikinga

Sheryl said...

Hi Irene
First of all, I agree with you about the credit voucher! They shouldn't expire. That's a lot of money. I can understand your frustration!
Your anniversary card is gorgeous and very elegant! I'm sure that the young married couple will love receiving this card on their first anniversary!
Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
Hugs, Sheryl

Chrissie said...

Such a gorgeous card and colour combination and I'm in love with these dies (again)
I do agree with you about the gift voucher Irene, I thought they lasted a couple of years at least.
Have you thought about writing or e-mailing the CEO, I believe going to the top often does the trick and you have nothing to lose.
Chrissie xx

Lydia said...

I really love this creation. It's great to see how you use the two colors.
Thank you for enjoing us at the TPS challenge this week.
Hugs Lydia

Lydia said...

I really love this creation. It's great to see how you use the two colors.
Thank you for enjoing us at the TPS challenge this week.
Hugs Lydia

Karen said...

That's not great over the GC honey... such a shame.

Great creation from you - love the colours.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our Anything Goes With Ribbon challenge - and Good Luck!


Claire said...

Hi Irene, gorgeous card, I think I need those dies they are so pretty and I love the gilding around the edges. I can only apply it with my fingers too. I totally agree about M&S, thats wrong and i hope you've written a very strong complaint
Claire xx

Patty Sue 2 said...

What a lovely card...your two colors are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. Good luck and be sure and join us again in the next challenge!

Norma said...

Beautiful card, Irene. Elegant looking. The DP is gorgeous. Love the diecuts and the touches of gold.
Thanks for sharing your card with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

Berit Synnøve said...

Your card is gorgeous ! Love your layout. Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge.
Hugs Berit

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