Tuesday 29 May 2012

Anything Goes - Challenge 68 - Anniversaries

Hi Best Blogging Buddies..

Have you missed me?

Well I'm back from my lovely hols (more about them in another post..).... just in time to get my card made for the Anything Goes Challenge - and the theme this time is Anniversaries. 

I've loved this image for ages, and been waiting for just the right occasion - and decided that this is just that occasion.  It's by Mo Manning, and is called Young Love.  Ahhhhhhhhhhh...... And as I've put on the sentiment, they do just look 'so happy together!'  I tend to think this is what my lovely OH and I will look like in a few years time (well maybe not so many years....)  Hope the bluebirds dance around us too when we take time out to have a cuddle on a bench!

The colouring with both copics and promarkers (and even prismacolour pencils for the grass) took me a long time - I'm out of practice what with the kitchen drama and then our hols - so by the time I decided on the right colours, then did the shading... I was well into a couple of hours!  And then the 'matching the paper to the colours on the image' problem....  one I always have!!  But I've used Kissing Booth (apt - yes?) from ......................   I distressed the edges of the image using Distress Ink in Old Photo, then mounted it all on toning Bazzil cardstock. 

I added a few buttons, a bit of rustic thread, and a little heart charm that I had in my stash, a computer generated sentiment (using One Starry Night font and a Mamas and Papas song thats going round in my head)...  and hey presto (nearly 3 hours later!!), it was done! 

I was very impressed when I checked through the entries we'd had for the Black and One Other Colour Challenge......even though I didn't get to comment on any because we were away...  Why don't you pop over to the Challenge Blog to see if you were a winner??  And while you're there, you can look at my lovely DT creations - they are all so fabulous - and I'm sure will give you lots of inspiration!

I'm looking forward to seeing your Anniversary entries - remember, you can use the Jubilee theme as it is the Queen's Anniversary of being on the throne too!!

Take care all and Happy Crafting..
Big Hugs
Christine x


  1. Fab card, love the image and the great sentiment....

  2. Such an adorable image! Loving the cute heart charm too! x

  3. This is gorgeous, love the perfectly coloured image and fab design.xxx

  4. hi sugar plum,welcome back,great too see you,oh this is one,amazing card Hun brilliant image,beautifully coloured and the detail as always is first class,hope you had a great holiday Hun,take care hugs Cherylxxxx

  5. gorgeous card christine.the image is so stunning and i love your colours :D

    xx coops xx

  6. Oh Wow Christine this image is adorable I really love it . Also love your amazing colouring and papers on this GORGEOUS card.
    Hope you had a fab holiday .
    Hugs Emma xx

  7. I LOVE your SWEET couple, FABULOUS!!~

  8. Beautiful card, love Mo's images and love the twine, Gaynor xx

  9. Welcome back Christine, of course you were missed! I love your gorgeous card. I used that image on my cousin's 5oth anniversary last year :o)
    Jackie xx

  10. Hope you've had a fabulous holiday Christine!

    Love your card :o) Such a sweet image and lovely design too. Hugs, Lisa x

  11. A great card, and what a fab image!! Hope hubbie and I still take time for a cuddle on a bench when we get that 'Young!!!' hugs trace x

  12. Hello Christine

    Such a lovely card, the image is fabulous and coloured so beautifully.
    I love the layout too
    All the best

  13. Welcome back Christine .. i hope you had a wonderful time.. and i can just see you two sat on the bench with the bluebirds flying over lol
    LOve the image ... and you colouring is beautiful
    Lisa x

  14. Great to have you back, glad you had a fab time and yes you were missed.
    Fabulous card, brilliant image and fantastic colouring and a great touch with the heart.

    Kath x

  15. Welcome home Mrs and yes I missed you! It's been far too quiet lol!
    Your card is fabulous and I've been through my own little Mo Manning phase lately lol they are fabulous images!
    Hugs Laurie xx

  16. Lovely card and colouring Christine,& yes you were missed too :) Viv xx

  17. Hi Christine, so lovely to see you back - hope you've enjoyed your holidays.

    Fabulous image (I love Mo's images as well) and perfectly coloured.

    Love the little charm, it's a perfect touch.

    Looking forward to hearing all about your hols.


  18. Beautiful card, I just love that image and the layout is great too.
    Glad you had a good time on your hols.
    Suzie xx

  19. It is a lovely image, very heart warming but you have brought it to life and your card is beautiful. x

  20. Good morning sweetie, this is just adorable, hope you have a great weekend huggles pops x x x

  21. Yay, you're back!! Look forward to hearing about the holiday!

    What a great card, Christine! I hope hubby and I are like when we're old wrinklies!!

  22. Fabulous Christine!
    I love this image..but there is sooooo much to colour on it! It would take me months!
    You've coloured it perfectly,and you've got a lot of years to wait until you're both that old!

    Hugs Elaine xxx

  23. Amazing card. The colouring is fabulous Christine, I wouldn't know where to start! Enjoy your weekend :)x

  24. So SWEET, love the layout and your coloring! Hugs, Karen

  25. Got here at last Christine!!

    I love this image too and I also like to think me and my OH will be like this ... probably in about two years, lol! It's such a moving image I think. Love your card - colouring is fabulous as always and the sentiment is perfect.

  26. Hi Christine could have sworn I'd been here since you came back?? likkle grey cells gone AWOL again..
    lol.. defo a sweet image lovely colouring great design yep me an OH NOW..another lol

    smiles the other Christine p

    ps hope your soon feeling better!

  27. I love this image Christine. Love the card too and all the details.
    Looking forward to hearing about your hols.
    Hope the kitchen is behaving itself.

    Edna x :)

  28. Aww they're so sweet Christine! I love your background papers and layout and your colouring is fab :) Good to see you back! Sarah x


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