Saturday, 31 January 2009

Pinky and Porky

I can now show you the anniversary card I made for my mum and dad, I couldn't post it before as my mum visits my blog at least daily (I'm sure she's checking up on me!) we had a lovely family meal out and I'm very proud of the fact they have been together for 33 years.
I used the Penny Black stamp Pinky and Porky, an Anita's papers pack, a woodware punch, hoobycraft ribbon, WOJ sentiment stamp and edged it all with dots of pink liquid pearls.
For the inside I used the same papers and a cuttlebug heart die again with liquid pearls.

What is it with valentines challenges at this time of year??? As I'm sure your aware from previous posts I am currently single at the moment, so why would I want to make half a dozen love/ valentines cards just to remind me that I'm single?? Just to leave them sitting in a box beside me mocking my single existence?? I enjoy entering challenges and know of 3 at the moment that have a 'love' theme, how many will it be in a week or two's time? I guess I'll just have to bypass these challenges until they return to normal- am I alone in thinking this or is everyone a 'happy couple'??


bolha said...

Great anniversary card Sarah.
x Natasha x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Sarah. I bet your mum & dad loved it! I am all loved up (probably much to your disgrace :-)) but I only need one Valentine's card! So I can agree with you that there are too many valentine / love challeneges. You could do what I have done though and make some love cards for friends. I have used the new leanne ellis 'luvvy' on several cards and just used sentiments appropriate for friends.
Hugs, Vicky x

Mar G said...

Fab anniversary card Sarah....Love Pinky & Porky, bet your Mum & Dad did too?
I only need 1 Valentine's card too, Bobby & I are married 17 years this coming Sept!
I've offered to make cards for Robbie & Rory to send but as yet they are NOT sure if they are sending any (Lol)
Thats a nice idea that Vicky has - Making love cards for friends?
Need to ask cos I'm desperate to know.....Did your brother & his fiancee love the wedding invitations? Wbs - Mar x

Neve38 said...

Hi Sarah,

Love your Pinky & Porky card, it's great, what a wonderful anniversary card.

You're not alone Sarah, I am single too, I go into hiding on Valentines Day lol. Sad singleton I am!!

CraftyC said...

Your card is stunning Sarah and many Congrats to your parents. I met my hubby at 16 and we've been together for 23 yrs (married for 14) and to be honest its rare I get a valentines nowadays so I'm not making them either. I'm sure it wont be long before your dating again, fingers crossed for you!

Fern said...

Hi Sarah,
Thanks for visting my blog, and thankyou very uch for the tips on taking pictures i will be practising today! Beautiful card, love the stamp!

Fern x

Lisa said...

Hi Sarah, Gorgeous card ~ I bet your mum and dad loved it. I only need one Valentine's card for my OH so as I have already made it I am also avoiding the "love" challenges. x

Amanda's paper palace said...

Hi the card such a fab image!I have been with my boyfriend 10 yrs this april but there's nothing wrong with being single!!!Enjoy it and be proud 'love' comes in many shapes and forms so you don't have to make a lovey dovey card.Fortunately i sell my card's but the people i sell to don't always want cute and lovey dovey either.hugs amanda xx

Heather "Hev" said...

Fab card Sarah :)
So adorable!! Congrats to your parents!!

I too am single and find Valentine's Day hard - another oprtion of Love cards is for anniversary or weddings or birthday come to think of it!! but I truly understand!!


This is such a gorgeous card Sarah, lovely image and love the colour! hugs linda x

Sue said...

Hi Sarah, love the card you've made for your mom and dad, I'll bet they loved it.

My hubby and I have been married for 28 years this year, but we don't do Valentine's day (neither of us are the romantic type), so I won't be joining in with the Valentine's challenges. Sue.x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, bet your mom and dad loved it. I agree with you on the valentines cards I only need one for my Hubby so the rest like you said would sit in a box unless I could sell them.
Lyndsey xx
ps Thanks so much for helping my little friend Fern, hope you agree with me that she has some great potential.

Steph said...

OMG so cute - lovely colours / colouring & a fabby card xxx

bieke said...

Great card .... love the colors


Jan said...

Love the card Sarah, I'm sure your Mum and Dad were thrilled with it. Like you I'm giving some of the challenges a miss as I only need one card for my OH and I've already made two!!

Hugs Jan x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, luv the pretty colours cute image, sue.x

Rica said...

Another gorgeous creation - love the image - it made me smile.
hugs Heather xx

gina g said...

this is lovely Sarah perfect for an anniversary. Im not single happily married for 33 years this year but been together for 39years that makes me really old lol, but i know what you mean about valentine card challenges most peeps only send one,you are a very pretty young lady i don't think you will be on your own for long. luv gina xx

ribenaruby said...

Absolutely cute and gorgeous creation for your proud parents. Love it!

Pauline C said...

Aww cute Sarah! Lovely colouring on your image :-)
pauline x

I have been trying to make "love " cards that I can use for other things eg. love to friends too ...even if I weren't married, what crafter has got enough time to have several men on the go for Valentine's cards lol???

Pauline C said...

er ... not sure if the previous comment came out right lol! (red face!) what I meant was .... regardless of one's marital/partnership status the amount of love/Valentine's challenges does get a bit much I've heard people joking about having to find ane xtra bloke to send them to. Sorry if it makes you feel miserable right now.... I'm sure you'll find someone when the time is right. Some challenges make me feel wistful too eg. Mother's Day cos my mum is v poorly ... and "get well soon". I guess different challenges get to us at different times. Anyhow .. more time for you right now to make more of your fab card creations :-) Take care and keep warm with all that snow you've got
Pauline x