Saturday 15 January 2022

Anniversaries and a birthday

Good morning (just!) I'm a bit late today, still trying to get straight after decorating the kitchen and bedroom this week- well hubby did the decorating- I supervised :))) It all looks clean and fresh now but heaven knows why we have so much stuff, moving it all out and then back into place seems to take forever but I've been ruthless and sent loads to the local charity shop.
Anyway back to the cards- this fortnight our challenge theme at Sweet Stampin' is Anniversaries.
Both my daughter and my son chose to get married in December- bless them! My daughter in Mauritius and my son in Canterbury, so very different weddings but both wonderful happy  days. As December is so busy I cheated and made 2 versions of the same card just changing the colours. The stamps are Lavinia and the  heart stencil is a home made one using a die cut.

Please take a look at the Challenge Blog to see what my lovely teamies have created this fortnight, we'd love to see your anniversary makes too, please remember to stamp something!

It's Marvin's first birthday today- he's celebrated with a long walk (including chasing a fox and several squirrels), a sausage with his breakfast, and has a new toy to chew up play with later today after his second walk- it's a dog's life!

Thanks for visiting



Challenge entries :
allsorts #659
timeout #205



meg said...

Your heart stencil is beautiful Chris, two wonderful Anniversary cards,the rabbits are sweet. Happy birthday to Marvin

brenda said...

Happy Birthday Marvin and sausage for brekkie must have been the perfect start to his special day.

Two lovely anniversary cards with the Lavinia Hares.

B x

Bernadet said...

Chris you've made 2 great anniversary cards!
Love the rabbits!
Happy Birthday for Marvin!!

Anke said...

Your cards are so beautiful ...


Shona Erlenborn said...

These are gorgeous anniversary cards, Chris. Love the stenciled heart background - so sweet! Happy Birthday Marvin! Such a little sweetie!

Mrs A. said...

I love your home made stencil it looks very professional. Love the hares and the colours too. Hugs Mrs A.

chrissy xx said...

Two FABulous cards Chris. LOving them both. I've four family Anniversaries each year and I always make them all together, makes it simple for me.
Marvin looks the picture of innocence to me lol. The year's gone fast!!

brenda said...

Me again Chris, just popped back to thank you for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Janette said...

Beautiful Chris so sweet.
I always loved decorating, just makes everything feel so fresh, now of course I have to wait for a son to get cracking, they think they decide, always make me smile because come march they will be up a ladder. :)) xxx

Kim Heggins said...

Simply beautiful...just love your soft background! Thank you so much for taking the time to play at Time Out.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful designs, love those goreous colours. Cute photo of Bella, err or is it Marvin.....Have a lovely Sunday. xx

Sarn said...

Gosh - what a lovely looking dog Marvin is. Happy birthday sweetie!

Your 2 anniversary cards are wonderful Chris- might just have to CASE them!!

Thanks for sharing at Allsorts this week.

Sarn x

Mervi said...

Lovely cards.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Wendy L said...

They both look beautiful, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

Lee said...

Oh WOW,your cards are so beautiful and have a very fresh look about them.I adore Marvin,he looks a bundle of mischief.

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Chris, love the photo of Marvin hope he enjoyed his birthday.

Pat xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Chris and Happy Birthday to Marvin he looks so innocent LOL hugs Sue x

Chrissy said...

Two beautiful cards with those adorable bunnies Chris, love the soft colour behind them and the gentle swirl with gems, so very pretty,but yikes, 2 weddings in December, phew, and Happy birthday to Marvin [although I'm late] he is beautiful with those eyes that say "It wasn't me" and hope he enjoyed torturing his new toy..


Pat K said...

Beautiful anniversary cards Chris. Love the heart stamped background...well done! Belated Happy Birthday Marvin....such an innocent looking boy. xx

pinky said...

They are perfect for anniversaries and why not make two of the same! Happy Birthday to Marvin. Boy I cannot believe he is a year already Chris!

Gerrina said...

What a great combination of stamps and colours and stencil! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

Helen said...

Two very sweet cards!

Thanks for joining us at the Aud Sentiments Challenge.

Helen x