50th Wedding Anniversary Card

Margaret Tanner and her dear husband, Laurie, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary recently, and being a cardmaker, I made a card for them.

I started by creating an easel card. This is done by folding your card into half, as you would normally do, then fold the front into half again.

Using Le Petit Jardin design paper, as well as the Happy Anniversary Hotfoil Stamp, I foiled the greeting onto the paper I was going to use for the front of the card.

To get the shapes for the ‘book card’ I used a die made for this purpose. As you can see from the photograph, there are several layers to this.

Once I’d foiled my card, I added “50” using dies and glitter paper, then added some matching flowers to the top left hand side.

I added another piece of design paper from the Le Petit Jardin range to the inside as shown above. I added my main (foiled) image to the easel card in the appropriate place, then added matching flowers to allow the card to stand up. (See below)

Above is the finished card. It was a little fiddly to make, but totally worth it.

My friends absolutely loved it, along with the envelope card, which I had made a short while ago to go along with this card.

For those interested, here are the Couture Creations products I used:

CO725434 – Le Petit Jardin 12×12 Paper Pad

ULT158109 – Hotfoil Stamp – Happy Anniversary

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my creation! (If you need more information on how to make this, please comment and I’ll get back to you.)

 

Always in Albuquerque – New Release from Kirsten Osbourne


Always in Albuquerque: The Four Corners (At the Altar Book 17)

By Kirsten Osbourne

This is the first of four books in a “series within a series” set in the Four Corners states.

Alexis Casey has finally achieved everything she has worked for all her life. She has a successful life-coaching practice, and she is ready to move on to the next stage. She wants to be married and have children. The problem is that she can’t seem to meet a man she wants to have a second date with, let alone one she wants to marry. So she contacts her old mentor, Dr. Lachele Simpson, who agrees to match her with someone…at the altar.
Dirk Blanton has always been serious-minded, spending his spare time working on his research. Now that he’s in his thirties, he’s ready to have a family. He has no idea how to meet someone, though, so he contacts a company a colleague did some work for. The company promises to find his perfect match and introduce them at the altar. When he meets Alexis, she seems too pretty and flamboyant for him. Will they be able to see beyond their differences? Or will live together as partners with no love between them?

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Calendar Men Series – Pre-Order Now Available

Both Cheryl Wright and Margaret Tanner are participating in an exciting new series that will be released from March 8th.

There are twelve books in the series, with each author being allocated a month to write around.

See below for details of Cheryl and Margaret’s books.

She left to start a new career ten years ago, and his heart shattered. Now she’s back, and the sparks have reignited.

But she’s set to leave again in a matter of weeks. How do two friends reconcile when nothing is promised?

After Sierra West suddenly left town, Braxton Chalmers tried to move on with his life. But thoughts of her always taunted him, to the point no other woman could ever live up to her standards.
Sierra West returned to the outback town of Oakdale after the death of her beloved grandmother. Seeing Braxton again has reignited past emotions. She can’t allow these feelings to surface again – she must return to the city once her business in Oakdale is done.
Can they just remain friends? Or will fate step in and show them they were meant to be together?

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Hell bent on revenge against the man who had him wrongfully kicked out of the army, Matt Page wants to destroy everything his enemy holds dear.
Even his daughter, Jo.
What will Matt do when his plan backfires?
After he banishes Jo from his life he realizes he loves her.
Can he forget past injustices and win her back?
Or is he doomed to a life of regret for what he could have had – a loving wife and family.

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Betrothals & Betrayals: A Pride and Prejudice Variation – New Release

Betrothals & Betrayals: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Cinnamon Worth

A Pride and Prejudice variation, set primarily in Derbyshire, this Regency Era romance explores how the destiny of Jane Austen’s characters will be fulfilled even when all of the odds are stacked against them.

After a mysterious accident leads to their father’s death, the future for the Bennet girls seems bleak. Elizabeth Bennet finds work in Ramsgate, and one blustery morning, chance brings her together with Georgiana Darcy, a young, wealthy, orphaned girl. When Elizabeth saves her new friend from ruin, she sets off a course of events that alters not only her own life, but the lives of those she cherishes.

Fitzwilliam Darcy was looking for a wife, not love. He had everything he needed to be happy. A wife would provide him with an heir, and if he was lucky, she would not interfere too greatly in his life. Then, fate put Elizabeth Bennet in his path — destroying his tranquility. Now, in addition to trying to find a bride, he must deal with a stubborn, impertinent, troublemaker who doesn’t seem to understand her place. Will Elizabeth destroy his chance at happiness, or will she be making of it?

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Cowboy to the Rescue – New Release from Ann B Harrison


Cowboy to the Rescue (The Hansen Brothers Book 1) by Ann B Harrison

Can the twisted road to redemption lead to love?

Jethro Hansen knows how it feels to let down those he loves. Before his grandfather passed, he tried to make amends for his wild youth and has devoted his future to bringing the family ranch back to financial health. The last thing the confirmed bachelor expects is to stand in as a labor coach for his attorney, and enemy’s wife. Even more awkward, the attentive and attractive woman at the expectant mother’s side is making it nearly impossible to keep his focus on his ranch and family legacy.

Sadie St. Martin interned in Denver for Layla Cox and followed her to Marietta, Montana, to run her law practice while she’s on maternity leave. Sadie has some major decisions to make about her future and they become even tougher after she helps Layla through labor alongside a sexy, confident cowboy who is also a client.

Sadie’s fought hard for her career. Jethro is everything she shouldn’t want, but can this big city girl’s head overrule her heart in small town Montana?

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Weed Killer – Margaret Tanner

Hi everyone,

Nothing to do with Western Romance, but I thought I would post it anyway for all those who love their gardens, but don’t like using insecticides. I have tried it and it works.

WEED KILLER:  Put one litre of vinegar in bucket, followed by ½ cup salt and a few squirts of dishwashing liquid. 

 Mix it around, then pour on weeds. They should die within days.

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SCARLETT – Book 5

A traumatic childhood delivers Scarlett into the hands of Jake, a ruthless brothel owner. He trains her to become the star attraction of The Black Stetson.

Sent to infuse new life into a floating bordello on the Mississippi River, Scarlett falls in love with the steamboat’s dashing Pilot, Liam. A tragic accident in New Orleans parts the lovers, and Scarlett returns to the Black Stetson, frightened, alone and pregnant. Can she persuade Jake to let her stay? And if so, to what lengths will she have to go to keep Liam’s baby safe?

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New Release – The Billionaire’s Cowboy Groom

The Billionaire’s Cowboy Groom: Clean Billionaire Romance (Sweet Billionaires Book 4) by Lorana Hoopes

Designer Carrie Bliss has it all. Her business has exploded, she’s achieved billionaire status, and she’s dating a man she could see herself marrying. But when he actually proposes, she’s forced to confront a secret from six years ago that could change her life.

Cowboy Cal Roper is picky. Though handsome and ready to settle down, he avoids dating any of the women in town. His heart belongs to another, but when she comes into town, will he be able to convince her they belong together or will he be forced to give her up forever?

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