Tuesday, 30 July 2013

25 years ...... and still going strong!

Morning everyone,

It's a bit of a landmark day today - I've done my Tim Tag with over 2 days to spare!!! ....... No,  that's not the reason ......... it's actually our Silver Wedding Anniversary.  I can't believe it's 25 years since we said 'I Do' 
After seeing each other for only 10 days, Stephen whisked me away to Scotland for the weekend and proposed.  I said Yes, (obviously) and the rest is history.

July 30th 1988 (he looks so young!)
It's been a fabulous 25 years of fun and laughter, always an adventure, there's been a few tears along the way too.  But, I wouldn't change a thing.  He's my best friend, he can always make me smile (well, nearly always), and I love him to bits!
We're certainly eeking out the celebrations - the holiday in Italy, weekend away in the Cotswolds, we're off out for a meal tonight (just the two of us) and we were going to spend the night in a hotel but, unfortunately Stephen is off on a business trip early tomorrow so we thought we'd save that for another time.

I must confess, I haven't made him an anniversary card - how bad am I?!  I am going to dedicate my July Tim Tag to the best husband ever though .........
Here's Tim's inspiration for this month

and this is my take on it ....... specially for hubby.

All the details on the techniques and products used can be found over on the Tim Holtz blog.  As usual, not all mine are the same. 
I kept to the colours (more or less), and did Tim's brayering technique to colour the tag.  Then I used stamps from Urban Chic (CMS086) and Shabby French (CMS087) to create the background.  I also added a few words from a sheet of the 'Words'  Remnant Rubs.

I went for the Heart Wings alterations die to create the focal point, cut from Grunge Board.  I think it's time I had a new pot of the Rock Candy Crackle paint though - mine was very thick when I applied it, you can see all the brush strokes.  I quite like the effect it's made though, it's still crackled ok and I love how it takes the colour  from the stains ......

I used Festive Berries Distress Stain on the heart, and Brushed Pewter on the wings.

The 25 was cut using the Wordplay die then coloured with Distress Paint

The words are from Tim's 'Simple Sayings' stamp set .......

and I finished it all off with some seam binding, coloured to match, and some metal embellies

There's even a tiny heart on there, encased in Glossy Accents, along with a lock and key.  Well hubby does have the key to my heart - aawwwww!

Thanks for popping by today.  Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday. 

Cheerio for now



Wendy said...

Hi Linda,

Many Congratulations on your Silver Wedding Anniversary! I am a relatively recent subscriber to your blog after seeing your wonderful work as a DT member for Sam Poole.

Your take on Tim's tag makes a lovely alternative anniversary card.

Enjoy the rest of your celebrations :)

Jo Rice said...

Hi Linda, Congratulations to you both and have a lovely meal tonight. I still find it totally amazing that we were married on the same day...and don't worry I am naughty too....no card for Karl !!!! As always your tag is brilliant...hugs...x

Redanne said...

Happy Anniversary Linda and Stephen, hope you have a lovely meal. Your tag is just gorgeous and I think the brushstrokes look wonderful! A lovely tribute to 25 years. Hugs, Anne x

Darnell said...

Oh, good you did post today about your special silver anniversary! Have a wonderful evening out to top off your amazing recent celebrations together!! Your Tim Tag is glorious, Linda, and more than makes up for no card for Stephen!!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Linda, Congratulations on your Anniversary.
Great tag.
Avril xx

Lizzy said...

Hi, Congratulations on your Silver Wedding Anniversary! I really enjoy your inspirational chatty blog. Love the tag.
Lizzy x