Saturday 24 September 2011

Anniversary card using numbers

I was sure it was going to be a lovely sunny day in Buckingham today but no - it's Christmas card-making weather again! I haven't made a Christmas card though because when I looked at the Less is More site this morning, this week's sketch challenge gave me an idea for an anniversary card for my husband (so if you're reading this Simon - look away now!) Come and see what I've made:

I kept it very simple as my husband doesn't like frilly cards! The sentiment is computer-generated in Courier, one of my all-time favourite fonts - and have you seen the numbers?!

Aren't they gorgeous?! They're from the Playdate designer paper range, which has a couple of designs with these ornate numbers on them. I cut them out with my sharp paper snips and ran round the outside of them with an Early Espresso marker. I think they're perfect to illustrate the year of our wedding! (By the way, I have a pack of 6 x 6" Playdate papers in my special offers section for only £3.50 if anyone's interested in a bargain.)

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: None!
Ink: None! 
Card stock: Crumb Cake
Other: Early Espresso marker, Playdate designer paper
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My husband and I (am I sounding like the Queen?!) will have been married for 17 years in October - it seems like yesterday! Although looking at this photo of the occasion I can see the years have certainly gone by... I've only got one chin in this photo!

Thanks for popping in today. I can't wait to see what all the other LiMettes have done with this sketch. And wasn't it a phenomenal week last week? Almost 800 entries on the LiM challenge! It may not have been the 1000 but surely it broke some kind of record! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll hope to see you on Monday for a masculine card.



  1. What a gorgeous couple you make! and Congrats on making 17 years together.

    Another fab card which I'm sure Hubby will love.


  2. WHat a great idea for a anniversary card you hubby with love it... and congratulations on being married for 17years


  3. WOW 17 years congrats. Great card, fantastic idea and love the numbers :)

  4. Love it! I may "borrow" that idea if you don't mind ;-)
    Have a fab anniversary.
    Tara x

  5. What a super card again Vicky, so original too!Oh my how sweet a couple you both look in that pic....almost brings a tear!!!, many congrats for your Anniversary....wait 'till you make it to 40....cannot believe I am THAT old :O) Viv xx

  6. What a fun way to make an anniversary card! You're so creative....and you still only have one chin! Happy Anniversary!

  7. Fabulous card. Love the numbers! What a beautiful photo of you and your hubby. Congratulations on 17 years.

  8. Love the simplicity of this card- congrats on your forthcoming anniversary !
    Julie x

  9. Fabulous card - brilliant idea

  10. Hola Vicky, how much time!!!!, simply beautiful CAS card, the concept it's fantastic, well done as ever.
    OOOhhh!darling in your wedding photo you remember me a medieval princess, your long hair, and your dress... Vicky, double chin it's only because we have double experience and wisdom accumulated :D :D :D.
    A big hug from Palma and happy anniversary

  11. Vicky stunning card, yet another wonderfully creative idea I love it and so should hubby - who incidentally doesn't look any different! Beautiful photo x

  12. This is a brilliant idea for an Anniversary Card... congratulations to you and Simon for October (if I forget to say it later).
    It looks simply stunning!
    You are always coming up with brilliant ideas!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. What a fantastic card Vicky .. .. a brilliant idea for an anniversary or birthday card!!

    You are certainly a very good "cutter outerer". Those numbers are trimmed perfectly!!

    Love Jules xx

  14. Fab card Vicky, congratulations on your Wedding Anniversary. I hope hubbie loves the card too. A xx

  15. Absolutely brilliant card Vicky. You always have such wonderfully creative ideas. Congrats on 17 years, I can double that. Golly how old am I feeling now lol.
    Lynne xxx

  16. Brilliant card Vicky (and congrats on your anniversary)
    M x

  17. What a fab masculine card (and no inky fingers!) Happy Anniversary for next month. xx

  18. Vicky - this is stunning and perfect for a guy - would you mind if I borrow this idea?

    Just love your wedding photo - so beautiful - congratulations on 17 years! xx

  19. absolutely brilliant card!!! congrats on your wedding anniversary!!

  20. Great idea, love the numbers very stylish.

  21. What a great anniversary card! LOVE those big numbers...and you've kept the card very CAS...definitely something a guy could appreciate! Happy Anniversary!

  22. Fantastic use of the numbers, and such clean cut lines.
    Happy Anniversary.

  23. Fabulous idea and congratulations on your anniversary. My hubby would say "You Ddn't get that for murder", he's such a romantic soul!!

  24. Fantastic card Vicky!
    I was reading it at first, as if it was text I MUST use my phine less lol
    Absolutly FAB-U-LOUS!
    Stunning wedding photo, aww you both look so sweet.
    you havent changed a bit, you are still bootiful!

    Thank you
    Mandi LIM

  25. What a lovely wedding photo . . . you both look so happy and I LOVE that bouquet! Gorgeous!

    Excellent male anniversary card that fits to the LIM challenge! You ARE clever!

    CONGRATULATIONS for next month's anniversary.

    Hugs, Sandra

  26. Love your Anniversary card for hubby. Brilliant idea!
    Congratulations for your forth coming anniversay. Your wedding photo is beautiful!:)

  27. Great anniversary card, love the way you have done it, well done. You can view my card here Maureen........x

  28. I love this un-fussy anniversary card idea Vicky, me and hubby don't do luvvy dovvy after 18 years of wedded bliss!! leave that for the youngsters ;)
    Great font for the numbers too and love the LO.
    Jenny x

  29. Very innovative Vicky and I just love those numbers. Congrats on your wedding anniversary and thanks for sharing the lovely photo. Have been trying to 'follow' you but can't make the link work.

  30. Wow, what a great anniversary card, Vicky! Congratulations and happy anniversary!! I love the coloured numbers. They really stand on their own.

  31. A fabulous Anniversary card.


  32. Vicky you didn't say you where married to Hugh Grant !!! how sneaky. Congratulations on your soon to be wedding anniversary. Fabulous card love the bold numbers against the plain background , just stunning.


  33. Lovely anniversary card, very personal. Super funky numbers though. Congratulations on your anniversary, beautiful wedding photo. x

  34. A great anniversary card and great wedding pic you haven't changed a bit, have a great day when it comes x

  35. Great anniversary card! Congratualtions on the 17 years of marriage. Ruby x

  36. You are the queen of fussy cutting. Those numbers look fantastic! Congrats on 17 years of wedded bliss!

  37. Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary - what a wonderful CAS card. I would never have thought to put numbers on a card like that -- so clever! TFS

  38. Very nice idea! I like the simple lay-out and use of the products.

    Greets Debby

  39. this is such a wonderful card Vicky. thumbs up to you!

    Rasmi xxx


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