Some simple anniversary cards

I’d say anniversary cards are my second favourite card to make after birthday cards.

You can just have some fun with them and make them look super cute and pretty. I needed to make an anniversary card for my grandparents and wanted to make a couple more at the same time so tried to come up with a nice simple design.

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This is the card that went to my grandparents. The gold at the back is some glitter ribbon that I found in my stash (I’m fairly certain I received something from a shop wrapped in it – yay recycling!), the lettering is stickers from my Ink Road planner kit and the gold ribbon is made from velum and was found in my stash, left over from when I made wedding cards last year. The blue dotty paper is from the Hey Girl! range by Basic Grey and the blue heart is just regular cardstock from Papermania.

Anniversary glitter

This time the blue polka dot paper is from Now & Then by My Mind’s Eye. The sentiment for this card was made using my gold sketch pen for my Silhouette. It took me a little while to get the hang of these pens but now I ‘get’ them, the possibilities are endless. The next card I make will no doubt have some sketch pen detail.

Simple anniversary

This is similar to a design I saw on Pinterest with the thick string behind the hearts. The sentiment was made using the print and cut function on my Silhouette and the background card is my favourite go-to neutral card.

fancy anniversary

I prefer the font on this one – ‘My Boyfriend’s Handwriting’ from dafont.com, if you like it too.

I love these cute little cards and the bottom three are all in the shop now. I think these cards may be the first ones in a while to not have enamel dots on them?! I’ll have to rectify that with the next cards…

Em x

My Little Box August

The only bad thing about this month’s box arriving was having to go to the Royal Mail depot to pick up my parcel and queue for an absolute age!

That is one downside to my new job – working Monday to Friday, 9-5 I always miss parcels and have to go to the sorting office either after work (huge queues) or Saturday AM (who wants to wake up that early on a Saturday?!).

Enough moaning, now onto this month’s lovely box!

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What a great collection of goodies and another fab A5 card!

The Korres body milk is something that I’ve used and loved before. It’s got a lovely fresh smell to it and leaves my skin feeling moisturised. I’ve only ever used their body products like this in the past, but they always have such great scents.

Next is the bag that was a collaboration/designed by Antik Batik. It’s a long shoulder or cross body bad and while this isn’t my usual style I don’t hate it as it would make a good little bag for holidays.

The hair ties you see at the front are awesome. I’ve been wearing at least one pretty much daily since I got the box. By wearing I mean on my wrist. I only ever tie my hair up at the end of the day when I’m removing my make up (or my hair is annoying me). As I’m not really a jewellry wearer it’s nice to wear something on my wrists for a change, with the added bonus of always being ready to tie my hair up if I need to.

Next are two make up pieces in this month’s box – a lip and cheek mousse and a bronzer.

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This is the mousse. It doesn’t look like a mousse but it does have a lovely velvety texture. As you can see the colour is really quite bold but I like it on my lips. I won’t be using this on my cheeks though as I’ve found using anything other than a powder on my cheeks results in spots.

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I don’t normally do selfies in the blog but it’s difficult to demonstrate a bronzer without one! Firstly you can see the lip colour – it’s a nice matt finish and has some decent staying power. I don’t tend to use bronzers and I guess this picture demonstrates why. I wasn’t using a lot of bronzer here and while my foundation underneath doesn’t exactly match my skin colour this bronzer definitely gives my face a touch of orange to it.

A bit of a mixed box this month with an item I definitely won’t use (bronzer) and an item I may use at some point (the bag) but I’m still happy with the box. Once again the theme has been carried through to all the products which is always a nice touch and I’ve enjoyed the items that were totally new to me (the hair ties and lip mousse). I really can’t recommend this box enough!

Em x

My Week #36

A week I wasn’t really all that happy with this week.

I really don’t feel like I didn’t get a lot done and I don’t know why? I had an awesome end to the week though when two of our friends got married! My friend Sam had made such an awesome job getting crafty for the wedding – she made all the invites, table plan, table decorations, everything! It’s a shame I have no desire to get married as I would love being able to craft a zillion things for it. I quite like my decoration this week even if it is a little bare – I like the use of the scrapbooking embellishments and my new wide washi.

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Em x