Friday, 30 October 2015

Friday Smiles

Happy Friday Everyone

I hope you've had a good week.   I've had a lot to make me smile this week.

It began last weekend when we went to the Golden Wedding celebration of some very special friends.  This is the card I made for them.

We went out to a local watering hole on Tuesday as usual where we meet up with friends for lunch.

Then my new toy arrived.  I decided to get a Big Shot Plus after  thinking about it for a while.

I no longer needed the Grand Calibur so gave it to a friend yesterday.  When she came round to collect it so we enjoyed a good chat a coffee and just a little crafty playtime.



I'm linking up with A Stitch In Time blog where Annie invites us all to share a smile on Friday.

26 comments:

Carole said...

Stunning, breathtaking and so much hard work and love in this.I am sure it will be treasured.It really is a true work of art.

Lynn Holland said...

WOW that is one beautiful card. One to be treasured.
Have a great weekend Barb
Lynn x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, that is a really wonderful card, Barb, quite breathtaking when you look at it up closely at it.. :) the sheen on the colouring is so very, very pretty too, brilliant keepsake.
Ah Big Shot plus, wonder what that's like, will have to Google it.. Gave your grand calibur away!!!!! How utterly kind of you, Barb!!!
Shaz in Oz.x

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JoZart Quilts said...

So much detail in your special card and it is made so beautifully. A real treasure!
Have a great weekend,
Jo x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh my Barb! This is so stunning!! I always love the look of parchment craft, but have never done it, it looks so complicated . . . a true work of art! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

Jo said...

Wow, Barb that's FABulous.....love the colours you chose too. Sounds like you had a lovely week.....and that Big Shot Plus will be a great addition to you craft room.....have fun!
hugs Jo x

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh! That is stunning! Is that what they call pergamino? I've seen it in Holland where it was very popular at one time. That's an awful lot of work! So beautiful! Well done. I'm sure the happy couple will have been delighted.
Have a great week,
Thanks for visiting earlier,
Lisca

Pat said...

Another absolutely fabulous parchment golden anniversary card Barb. I love all the detail on the flowers and leaves and the colouring is stunning! So much painstaking work and something for this special friend to keep forever. x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Barb, what a beautiful card, love your design and colours.
lucky you having a Big Shot plus, I would have had one but they came out not long after bought me a Xcut one last year for Christmas. I have a small Big Shot and love it still but I wanted a machine to take larger folders, but the Xcut is good too, Kate x

Annie said...

What a beautiful card....thanks for sharing it with us.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x

Mrs A. said...

Wow! This is so pretty with the parchment. I love the delicate lacy look it gives. Hugs Mrs A.

Dana & Glen said...

Gorgeous Barb! I played with Pergamino a while back and have a bit of an understanding of the work that went into this without tearing the paper (I was really good at that). Amazing and so perfectly executed.

meg said...

A beautiful keepsake for your friends on their anniversary it is a wonderful card with lots of interest, texture and detail

Angela Radford said...

Beautiful card. Hope you enjoy your new machine. Angela x

Robyn Oliver said...

Barbara your card is just gorgeous...very clever you, lots of work. Have fun with your new 'machine', cheers and enjoy your weekend Robyn

Carol L said...

This is one beautiful anniversary card, and I love those cut away hearts! The gold ribbon is the perfect embellishment for a 50th anniversary too! You'll love your Big Shot - I wouldn't part with mine :)

Lisa Andersson said...

Absolutely stunning card Barb! and what a week you´ve had. Enjoy your new machine.
Hugs Lisa

Twiglet said...

That's a beauty Barb - I love the detail. x Jo

Carol said...

This is stunning Barb, a beautiful keepsake. Carol x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congrats on your Big Shot! I have a Cuttlebug and couldn't live without it! Your card is absolutely stunning! Your parchment work is so beautiful!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a fabulous design, Barb, the detailing is wonderful. Take care!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Bonnie said...

What an elegant card! I know this brought a smile! What fun to get an awesome new toy!

Greta said...

Fabulous anniversary card, Barb! Love the embossing on vellum--so elegant!

Erika said...

Hi Barb, enjoy your new machine!
You do make this style of card so well, the detailing is amazing, love the floral decoration and the hearts.
Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

O my....What a beautiful card Barb.....gorgeous colours and beautiful work...I got a big shot plus for my birthday in June....and just love it....my GC is sitting alone with dust on it....I have to find a new home after Christmas for it......Joolsx

Hettie said...

Wow what a beautiful card Barb. Love all that cut work. I am sure your friends loved it.
I fancy a B/S plus but going to have to wait.
Hugs
xx