Friday, December 10, 2010

Six sleep countdown!

It is only six more sleeps till the Navy sailor will be home! (Yes I have started to countdown) and I’m so excited! Excited that he is coming home, excited for Christmas, the New Year and especially excited as Christmas Eve is our Wedding Anniversary. 

And then there is the most favourite thing I love, and that is having our anniversary on Christmas Eve is like having two days of Christmas.  The family gets together and we all celebrate!  After all ... There is nothing better than when hearts come home and are all together.  And really... Isn’t the true meaning of Christmas hearts, family, hope, Christ and thanks.


Sentiment was computer generated.
The image I found here at clker.com and I have not used it in breach of any copyrights. 


 Red glitter highlights added to the hair bow on the girl and the bow tie on the boy. 
Along with jewels added as the buttons on both their shirts.

Close up of the flowers with the jewel centres and the gold embossed then glossed leaves cut with a diecut and embossed by freestyle hand.

Close up of the DP Leather embossed paper and the metalic red and silver papers.



The card insert.

I am really happy with how this card finished.  I only wish my camera picked up the beautiful shimmer and shine on the red and silver metalic papers like in RL.

Challenges I am entering-
* Craft Your Passion - #35 Anything goes (Mondays)
* There She Goes - TSG84 Bring on the bling - I have jewls as buttons on the shirts and I have added red glitter to the bow in the girl hair tie and the boys bow tie.  There is also jewels in the centre of the flowers and I have also used plain metalic red and silver papers to add a little more shine on the leather embossed DP white. (Mondays)
* Creative Card Crew - Anything goes (Tuesday)
* Top Tip Tuesday - #13 Use Ribbon - I have the ribbon bow and the ribbon stripes across the top and down the side. (Tuesday)
* Creative Inspiration - #90 White designer paper only - I have used a white leather embossed DP and the red and silver are plain metalic papers. (Wednesdays)
* Freshly Brewed Designs - #26 Sparkle and Shine - I have jewls as buttons on the shirts and I have added red glitter to the bow in the girl hair tie and the boys bow tie.  There is also jewels in the centre of the flowers and I have also used plain metalic red and silver papers to add a little more shine on the leather embossed DP white. (Wednesdays)
* Little Red Wagon - #58 Use a Die-cut - The leaves are diecuts that have been embossed in gold and then coated in a clear varnish to shine. (Wednesdays)
* The Pixie Cottage - #48 Spakle and Shine -  I have jewls as buttons on the shirts and I have added red glitter to the bow in the girl hair tie and the boys bow tie.  There is also jewels in the centre of the flowers and I have also used plain metalic red and silver papers to add a little more shine on the leather embossed DP white. (Wednesdays)
Delightful Sketches - Embossing Challenge- The 3 gold leaves are embossed and the white DP is an embossed leather. (Thursdays)
* Shelly's Images - TTT 12/9/10 Let's Celebrate - Wedding aniversary is a celebration. (Thursdays)
* Character Cafe - Glitter glitter glitter - I have added red glitter to the bow in the girl hair tie and the boys bow tie. There is also jewels in the centre of the flowers and sometimes, less is more, especially with this image. ((Fridays)
* One Stitch At A Time - #42 Old stash and new stash - The black flowers I have had since forever and never really found a card for them to suit and the red ribbon is new from my Christmas supplies this year.
* Corrosive Challenges - #93 Red and white - It has red and white. (Sundays)
* The Crafty Pad - #100 Anything goes (Sundays)
* Stamping vacation - Family Holiday Month - This is the one month that the family try to come together and my husband and I do all we can to make it possible for him to be home for our wedding aniversary and Christmas.

Fair winds and following seas.
The Navy Wife

18 Treasured comments:

Josephine said...

A lovely card. Enjoy your celebrations!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Georgia said...

What a great card. Thanks for joining us at the cafe this week.

Shelly's Images said...

This is STUNNING! And I am so excited for you. You have so many wonderful events coming up. Have a very Merry Christmas. And enjoy a wonderful Anniversary.

Thanks so much for joining our challenge again at Shelly's Images. It is so fun to see your entries for our TTThursday challenges and great fun to visit your blog.

Katie said...

Just gorgeous and he'll love it!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Debbie said...

Aww just gorgeous - your hubby will adore it. :)
Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)
Don't forget to be eligible for the prize draw you need to display our 100th badge on your blog, leave a comment to guess the amount.

Only one entry per person ;)

Pop over to the other DT blogs and join in with their mini challenges too. :)
Debbie The Crafty Pad

Paddington fan said...

Wow, what a striking card! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband and enjoy having him home for a while! Thanks for joining our old stash / new stash challenge at OSAAT this week and good luck, love Jacky x

Nanda said...

Beautiful card, very sweet! Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.

maxine said...

This is lovely thanks for joining us at the crafty pad x

Sadilla said...

Very very nice!!! I like the red and black colour combo, and the silouette effect!!
thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage
hugs
sadia

Sammibug said...

Fantastic card! He'll love it! Thank you for celebrating with us in our "Let's Celebrate" challenge at Shelly's Images.

dj1952 said...

What a beautiful card! The colors are fantastic. Thanks for joining us at TCC this week. Hugs, dj

Sammibug said...

Love the color palette. Very well done! Thanks so much for playing along with us in our "anything goes" challenge at Craft Your Passion. Good Luck in the draw!

Shazza said...

awww your card is so sweet, thank you for joining us at Fresh Brewed x

Suzi said...

What a lovely card this is, love the silhouette image and the bling. Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week. Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs
Suzi x

Min said...

This is just wonderful! What a wonderful celebration you and your family will be having! God bless you too for the sacrifices you and your family make with your hubby serving in the military!
Thanks so much too for playin' along with us at Shelly's Images this week for our challenge.
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

Caroline said...

Stunning card!! Thanks for joining in with the Creative Card Crew.
Caroline x

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us for this week's challenge at the Character Café.

Cleota said...

I *love* this! Love the image of the boy and girl! Great job!! Thanks for playing along with TCC this week!

Cleota
DT Member

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