Tuesday 2 July 2013

Anniversary Wreath

It was our craft night last night, and after tea and home made key lime pie (recipe here on my baking blog), we all made cards with ribbon wreaths.  These are a favourite of mine and a couple of the girls had never made them before and were keen to have a go, they were delighted with the results and surprised by how easy they are to make.  It's my tenth wedding anniversary next week, which is tin, so I decided to make a card for my husband in metallic grey shades.  He's not that fussed on a lot of my cards, he's not too keen on my heavily embellished, multi layered look, but he does really like my wreath cards, so here's hoping he likes this one.
 This card was a simple mat and layer job with an aperture cut in the middle, and fancy corners, made with a Marianne die added to all four corners.  I used narrow silver peel offs along the outer edges, between the corner embellishments for extra shine.
The wreath itself was made with grey ribbon with a silver fleck, I secured it into a circle with a brad, topped it with a grey bow, and added a charm to dangle down into the aperture.
On the inside, I stuck down some pale grey, pearl card, and stamped a sentiment with a Papermania stamp and added the number with felt stickers and a peel off for the "th".
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Bloggers Network - #13 - metal
Lady Anne's - #4 - Monochrome
Crafts 4 Eternity - #130 - Heavy Metal
Totally Papercrafts - #173 - June Bride and Groom
Crafty Ribbons - #50 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Stamp 'n' Doodle - Anniversary/ Love
Cuttlebug Mania - What's in a Name - My name's Wendy and I made a wreath.  Dies used - Marianne corner and Spellbinders circle
Creative Card Crew - #39 - No Designer Paper


  1. I really do like these elegant wreaths you make with ribbons Wendy.

    B x

  2. this is fabulous wendy - and the pie looks amazing too - yum x

  3. Fantastic card and gorgeous looking pie https://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ArgosTrolleyList?catalogId=10001&langId=110&storeId=10151&krypto=DLS3LKOxjsiilABFxAbRW%2BYd6xstOggAGh%2Fpc9cGZhHrcLJeIczKcQ%3D%3D

  4. Gorgeous card Wendy, I'm sure hubby will love it. the colour is lovely and the ribbon wreath is wonderful. kate x

  5. What a gorgeous Card, it is spectacular. I really like the Wreath.

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamp 'n' Doodle.

    Anne-Marie x x

    P.S. Have a really nice Anniversary.

  6. I;m not sure which is more enticing your ribbon folding or your pie!

    Thank you so much stopping by my blog

    Happy crafting from Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  7. wow so stunning wendy.really beautiful design :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Beautiful card and stunning cake yummy!! x

  9. Wendy this one is so stylish, very beautiful, thanks for joining us at Lady Annes challenge this month, xxx

  10. Congratulations on your Anniversary!!
    LOVE the Wreath!! It is gorgeous!!!

    Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!!

    Cuttlebugs& Hugs

  11. Conratulations on your 10th Wedding Anniversary. This is gorgeous, love the wreath. Sorry i haven't been around busy trying to get sorted for the Holidays and getting all my Dt cards done. Marlene

  12. beautiful ribbon card Wendy, love your shades of greys, beautiful design

  13. Stunning card .Thank you for joining us on our Monochrome challenge at Lady Anne's Hugs Tania xx (DT)

  14. Very nice and elegant! Thank you for playing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity!Good luck!

  15. Beautiful card, I love the ribbon wreath! Thanks for joining the What's in a Name Challenge at Cuttlebug Mania.

  16. Oh Wendy this really does have the WOW factor - it's stunning!!
    Thanks for playing along at TPC this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  17. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  18. Absolutely beautiful and can I have a slice of your pie please :) Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

  19. I'm back again. this is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge. Marlene DT

  20. Such a pretty card, I love the ribbon.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Lady Anne's Challenges this time, I do hope you join us again soon.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member


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