Saturday, July 28, 2007

All Checked Out

Woohoo all this month's work has been completed! Seems a little mad being surrounded by Christmassy stuff in July but then 'the weather outside is frightful'! Jane dared us this week with this fantastic dare;

Well Hello !! Friday has come round again soooo fast ! Its my turn (Jane) to dare this week. Okay -are you ready ? For my dare you can choose any theme for the card BUT it must incorporate 'Checks', whether it be gingham paper or ribbon or squares, any thing really as long as it incorporates some kind of shape with 4 equal sides....... so go on- I dare you to think outside the square/step out of the box ..............easy as, eh ?!!

It is for My Nan and Grandad (yup I know that that is not the Dictionary spelling of 'Grandad' but it is how we have always spelt it...)- for their Wedding Anniversary as they celebrate 68 (!) years tomorrow.

All the paper is BG Infuse, as are the fibres. The heart is a chipboard one and a bit of a random effort - I inked and embossed it (lots) using black ink, and silver and enamel embossing powder and this is how it turned out :)

Made these two cards; for Nan to give to Grandad and for Grandad to give to Nan, I always make them matching cards and they fit in with the dare too!

Paperchase background paper, Creative Impressions Ribbon, Doodled sentiment and the digi bits are from A Spoonful of Sprinkles and 2Peas.
TFL :)


Karen said...

Love them. THe matching cards is a great idea

Em said...

Just completely delicious Jo.

Do you ever make anything that is less than gorgeous?

Am v.v.v jealous.


(p.s. Merry Christmas!)

Alhambra Club said...

Wow, these are awesome, love them all, how great to make matching cards for them to give to each other.

Penny said...

Love, love this! The heart and the scalloped half circle bit are great! And what a wonderful thing to be married for 68 years :) That always makes me very happy to hear when couples have been together forever.

emilia in Taiwan said...

How wonderful!! I love them!!!

Your Nan and Grandad will be soooo happy to see this lovely and joyful card!!

Patsy Jackson said...

Oooh Jo love the matching Wife & Husband cards!! Really love that background pp and those 'frames'. Are they digi too - pls could you point me in their direction MUST have some lol!!!

Thanks hun
Patsy x

Paula J Atkinson said...

Such gorgeous cards.

Clare said...

Lovely cards as always Jo adn am going to have a go at the dare myself so that I can expand my horizons!
What sort of sewing machine do you use if you don't mind me asking?

Anna said...

These are fab cards Jo. I love those Basic Grey papers and your designs are to die for. The second card is fantastic and I love the elegant frame. I have those frames too but haven't done anything with them yet. Are they from 2Peas?

Lynne said...

Jo - wow, love everything about all of these cards.

The affect of the heart on the first card is lovely with the new BG papers, and the matching anniversary cards are gorgeous.

Lythan said...

I love both the mad busy-ness (of which you are queen)of the first card and the simple beauty of the matching pair as well.
And ho, ho, ho

Sheila said...

Gorgeous as always Jo.

68 years........WOW that is just fantastic!!!

Anonymous said...

I love this card and your work !

mum-on-the-run said...

Beautiful cards Jo, love the matching idea too!!

Louly said...

Wow Jo, your love for your Nan and Grandad really shines through in these cards, they must be very special. I love all three but the first is my fave. It's GORGEOUS!

Cheryl said...

These are all wonderful. That embossed heart is really special, and I just love that there's so much going on in the first card.