Friday, 24 June 2011

Anniversary

This week it was Mr LizzieMade and my Wedding Anniversary.  

We buy ourselves a joint gift for our Anniversary - have done for about 4 years now.  It tends to be something lovely for our garden, that we can share together.  We've bought a garden bench, a large parasol/umbrella, a tree....  This year we have chosen a rather nice arched trellis, to go in a space created when we removed an overgrown shrub.  I don't have a photo to show you though.... Must take one "before" and "after" the arch goes up! 

However, I also received a Delivery:
My Lovely Anniversary Flowers from my Wonderful D.H.

I made DH a present:
An Anniversary Book
It has a wrap-round cover, fastened with ribbon.  The pages are held in by just a loop of linen thread, in the top corner. 
Page 1
Pages 2 & 3
Pages 4 & 5
Pages 6 & 7
Pages 8 & 9
Pages 10 & 11
Last Page - a lovely quote I like so much...

The papers I used were part of a gift set, in the Simply Homemade magazine.  They are a collection of papers and cut-out elements, designed by KaiserCraft.  I thought they were just lovely and they really suited what I wanted to make.  I used cardstock from a pack by Papermania, in chocolate brown and a gold colour.  The black written quotes were on a sheet of bible quotations, but I can't find the label to say where they are from (sorry!).

This was a "quick make" for me.  I decided I wanted to produce a mini-book, with photos of us two and DS.  I found the papers and thought they were just right, then found the cardstock... Then just went for it! I kept the design of each page as simple as possible, just adding the odd little "extra" cut-out shape or paper-ribbon trim, with the quote stickers here and there. It worked so well and DH was delighted with it (so was I!).

He suggested I should photograph his book and post it on my blog - so here you are!  The photos are not great, as I took them in the evening; but I think they look quite okay.  I'm rather proud of my little mini-book.  Amy is so right - Simple is often the Best.

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you both! What a magnificent bunch of flowers and you have made such a beautiful book, the cover is lovely and those photos, well, you can see, quite evidently, that you have such a loving family - it is just beautiful!

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  2. Beautiful, love that last quote also.

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  3. congrats on the anniversary, you look so cute together if i can say that,
    jo xxx

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  4. Happy Anniversary....and such a good idea to buy a joint present for the garden.....an arch is high on my wish list.
    The book is gorgeous....no woder he loved it.

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  5. Beautiful! Thank you for such a lovely post today - I found it inspiring and heart-touching. DH and I bought some teak garden benches when we first moved into our house twenty years ago, and I am looking at one now at the window. . . aging beautifully.
    Happy Anniversary!
    Rinda

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  6. Happy Anniversary to you. Enjoy it all, great book and some wonderful words xxx

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  7. Happy Anniversary to you both!

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  8. What a beautiful book...and the flowers aren't half bad either! Congratulations to you both
    Alison xx

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  9. oh its so lovely. i hope Uncle liked it xx

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  10. Many congratulations :) What a beautiful minibook! I'm not surprised he was delighted with it :) I can't wait to see the glammed up garden, that's a lovely idea for anniversary gifts.

    PS The sock monkeys are on my blog now if you want to see them! xx

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  11. Congratulations, your minibook is also gorgeous.

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  12. Happy Anniversary to you xx
    Thanks for stopping by and telling me what you store in your drawer unit like mine:)

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  13. Many congrats Lizzie and DH! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous little mini book, you have totally inspired me to get going on a similar project for my Silver Wedding Anniversary this year (yikes!). I can see why DH liked it, its simply gorgeous (I am a huge fan of simple!) and how sweet that he suggested you put it on your blog. Lovely flowers too! x

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  14. And it is just lovely! Simple rules OK :). Many congratulations to you both.

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  15. what a lovely boquet of white flowers! and the book is so thoughtful... happy anniversary for last week! x

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