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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

53 Years, Amazing

Afternoon all.  Yep, sickly Squirrel here again.  I am determined to go back to work tomorrow, I am going a little stir crazy having been indoors since last Friday night!  Thankfully my temperature seems to have settled now, but I still have a brain full of cotton-wool (what's new there then) and waves of nausea but have not had to bolt to the bathroom today. But I have slept an enormous amount, night and day - wrong time of year for hibernation I know.  To anyone who is also suffering from this evil-pixie virus, I wish you well, and soon!

In four weeks, it will be my darling parents fifty-third wedding anniversary - I still find that amazing and wonderful, mostly amazing because I'm not sure how they've survived it!  Like every marriage they have had their ups and downs but I think the key to it all is remembering it is a partnership and things work both ways.  I am so proud of them and give thanks for being able to call them mum and dad.  Awwwwh.  I can get away with the mush, they don't read this, lol.

Mum and dad got married on Easter Saturday and I wanted this to be all spring colours, fresh and bright, but I wanted it to look like a chocolate box too - not sure if I've achieved it but it was fun trying.

Ingredients for this card
Stamped Image  Penny Black (Mo Manning) Tom and Tilly
Medium  Tim Holtz Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papers  Dovecraft Back To Basics III (cut into patchwork squares), and
white cardstock edged in Orchid ProMarker for matting layers
Extras  LOTV Ribbon & Bow stamps

I've kept it sentiment free on the front as I shall give it to them with a frame (it's an 8x8 card) as mum likes to display stuff as long as possible, bless her!

Hugs, Sxx


Suzee Murphy said...

Fab card.. love the image you've used it's just lovely and the colour palette is perfect. Good luck in the CBN Challenge !
Suzee xx

Chrissy said...

Such a fabulous image Squirrel, love the colours and the bow on the box...53 years...wow!!
Congratulations Mum and Dad..


Pamela said...

Beautiful card, congratulations to your Mum and Dad.
Don't go back to work too early.

Pam x

downrightcrafty said...

now this will look stunning in a frame and what a fabulous idea never thought of that before and my mother in law saves everything in a cabinet to show her friends - but it would be so much nicer like this to be seen in a frame
Hugs Kate xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a lovely image and I love the ribbon stamp and patchwork effect. They will love it, and my Mum is the same keeps her Birthday card from Auguts up until she gets her Christmas card usually. Hope you feel better soon hun. xxx

Fluffles said...

Brilliant colouring & a lovely card/picture for your parents, Glad your feeling a bit better, Jx

Zippy said...

I just love this card and the image is perfect for your mum and dad! Lovely colouring, they are going to love it! xxxx

Claire said...

Hope you feel better soon hun, don't rush back to work until you are fully recovered. Love your cards - WOW 53 years - they will love this. Hugs, Claire xx

Karen said...

What a wonderful card for your Mum and Dad. You're colouring is exquisite - not surprised it's going to be framed. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.


Karen x

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel and it'll look lovely in a frame. Congrats to your Mum and Dad. 53 years is quite an achievement.

Hope you're feeling better soon but nothing worse than being at work if you don't feel well.

Take care,

Kat xx

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel and it'll look lovely in a frame. Congrats to your Mum and Dad. 53 years is quite an achievement.

Hope you're feeling better soon but nothing worse than being at work if you don't feel well.

Take care,

Kat xx

Anonymous said...

Goodness 53 years! WOW that's Great congrats to them! and lovely card for them too! bless! sorry you have been poorly! :(

Hope your feeling better now and also WOW three years of blogging! sheeesh! where does the time go?

hugs me x

Christy Designs said...

It's a perfect card for your parents,
and Congratulation for them. Lovely coloring

Jackie said...

Wonderful card, that image is perfect for the occasion :o)
Jackie xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is gorgeous I love it ♥ Pop's ♥

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous card here. And such a cute image. It´s really beautiful and you´ve as always colored it sooooo gorgeous. I love how it turned out.
Hugs, Linda

CraftyC said...

Congratulations to your mum & dad and I bet they will love this. A perfect image!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Sorry to hear you've been sick. I've had a dodgy tummy lately but I just got over a course of antibiotics, so that could be it. I love your card and your parents will be so pleased with it. I thought it looked more like a present until you mentioned the box of chocolates and yes, you've captured that too! Not being a chocolate person I didn't catch that.

Krafty Kows said...

Wow what a fantastic card - I love that image. Jeanette

Edwina said...

Your card is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina Brown

febe said...

Lovely and sweet on the image and colors. This is amazing!

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Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Beautiful card, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at the CBN this week, NJ X

Sharon said...

Congratulations to your mum and dad, that's fabulous! The card is beautiful, Squirrel. That image always makes me smile.

Squirrel said...

Just gorgeous! If you can't be sentimental with your mum and dad, when can you be? Your shades and highlights in this are just outstanding.
Ah.... England in the spring. It was 42*C here yesterday - I wanted to rip all my fur off. I'll be back next Thursday, and I'm going nuts with excitement already.
Squirrel-in-transit XXX

Anonymous said...

The image you have selected reminds me of some old memories!
Good Card!

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