Friday, January 7, 2011

In My Own Defence...

We don't normally give wedding anniversary presents!  Hubby and I are celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary today, but on Wednesday he surprised me with this...

No, not Edward... ;-)

A cool TV/DVD for my craft desk!  It's 18.5" LCD set that has an HD tuner, the DVD is on the side of the set and I can record shows on a USB flash drive.  Very swanky!  It's all of 2 inches deep!

I'd mentioned (read "been complaining") to hubby about not having a TV in my craft space - I need to backtrack a little.  The rental we were living in last year had a huge rumpus room that we used as my craft space and a playroom for our 3 year old, so it had a TV and DVD and of a night I used to have different shows on in the background.  I just find the background noise helps to keep me distracted.  But since we moved, every time I go to make something I have some silly song stuck in my head (like "The Wonky Donkey" - Olivia loves it... NOT good music for crafting!).  SO.  I'd been thinking about getting a portable DVD player, but hubby decided that perhaps I'd like to watch TV at times too.  Bless him!

Of course, he's a little bummed that I now get more channels than him...

So, what did I get him?  Well... we don't normally get wedding anniversary presents, so I... umm... ahem... made him a card...

He's difficult to make for too, because he really doesn't care for embellishments (for him, that is).  I thought perhaps the ribbon would be too ruffly, but it passed the test.  :-)  Isn't that sentiment gorgeous?  It's a Penny Black stamp that I bought especially to make this card.  I just love that font!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamp sets - Penny Black 2703D A lifetime
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Inks - Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze
Accessories - PTI Impressions Plate, Big Shot, Nestabilities, Very Vanilla satin ribbon, dimenionals, sponges



  1. oooh! one lucky chicky! Happy Anniversary

  2. That card is gorgeous! Love the IP!! AND Edward? *swoon* Glad we are Twilight fans together!!! OH and I love the TV too! Lucky girl1

  3. Shame you didn't get Edward and ended up with "second" prize - NOT!! You lucky thing you! I LOVE that sentiment and the soft embossing ont he card. Brilliant DD!

  4. Now I was just telling my DH the other day I really need a TV in my craft room. LOL not sure I will be as lucky! Love that sentiment and your card.

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  6. Happy Anniversary to you both! Love the gift and his card is so special with that beautiful sentiment. [removed previous comment due to typos, sorry!]

  7. just love that sentiment!!! Gorgeous and LOVE your new toy ;)

  8. Happy (belated) anniversary! Nice to see Brian got you a birthday present at long last. *winks at Danielle, nudges Brian in the ribs* And I love your card - so sweet. How do you do that sponging with the rim?? NO ONE WILL TELL ME!!