Monday, 5 March 2012

50 years!

Some family friends are set to celebrate their Golden Wedding next month - they're lovely people and no doubt like everyone else they've had good times and bad during their 50 years together - but it's quite an achievement isn't it?
OH and I will be well into our dotage to be celebrating this particular anniversary - we'd both well into our 90's!!!! At the mo we'd be happy to make the silver version!
I wanted to make a nice card for Bob and Joan as Joan always is so complimentary about anything I make but boy have I struggled!
I do not like the colour gold - I think it's really overpowering and am also not a big lover of yellow - think perhaps I have only ever made two yellow cards in my entire life that I am happy about and I made a well OTT Golden Anniversary card as a commision which I admit turned out fine and the recipient was happy with it - but Bob and Joan are real honest 'down to earth' people and OTT was definitley not the order of the day! 
I saw the idea for the stamped panels on Debby's blog - (don't worry I told her I was going to steal it! LOL) - and thought I could try and adapt for the golden wedding.
I used another stamp from the Stempelglede Vintage Garden set and stamped and gold embossed onto cream linen card. The  card was then cut into strips and I cut the bottom ends with the edge of a square nestie.
I attached onto cream linen card stock using foam pads.
The cream and gold ribbon is from my christmas stash and I punched a scalloped edge onto some gold card and attached it underneath the ribbon.
The flower is the last of a pile sent to me ages ago by Maureen and now I have my own set of nesties to make these she said she won't be sending me any more!!! LOL
The gold and pearl bead flower embellies and the gold mesh were from my stash and I used a LOTV stamp for the greeting.
I used some glimmer mist on the die cut butterfly (another sent by Maureen- and I only have two left now...hint hint....), gold embossed the body and added two pearls. 
I thought long and hard about gems for the butterfly trail but everything I tried didn't look right so instead opted for the easy option of gold embossing powder instead -  hope it looks OK!

Challenges -
Sparkles Forum - Things with Wings
DYSU - Things with Wings
Let's Ink It Up - Flowers
That Craft Place- Anything Goes
Stamping for the Weekend - Bingo- and I chose Ribbon/Sparkles/Flowers
Crafty Emmas - Flowers
Allsorts - Spread Your Wings

Thanks for stopping by today -  I appreciate you taking the time to visit and leave comments - have a lovely day! X


Netty said...

Its a fabulous card Viv, x

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Never mind OK, it is stunning. So delicate in style with just the right hint of gold in the right places. Those flowers are beautiful, What were the Nesties needed? I must put that on my wish list. I am sure that Bob and Joan will love it. xx Maggie

Jan said...

Lovely, elegant and beautifully created. It will be well-received.... have no doubt! x

Unknown said...

aw me darlink this is just so pretty and im not a lover of gold as i made one last week..i ant a lover of ello either love the stamping on them downy things and that flutterby is brill theyll love it as i do hugs &lv sassyxx

Monica said...


Suggest you make more of these yellow cards... you have done a great job with gold. Plain awesome!

Monica xxx

Meggymay said...

Viv, this is stunning, they will love it I'm sure.
Yvonne x

Pia S said...

Decorative layout and love that you have kept to light colour tones and just added a touch of gold as well. Very elegant! //Pia

brenda said...

What a delightful card Viv and such a lovely design, so very elegant.

Thanks so much for joining in my Things with Wings theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

Jackie said...

What a stunning card, so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

I think its stunning Viv, I love the stamped panels, the flower and the butterfly,
Kevin xx

Laney said...

stunning card ! Thanks for joining us at 'That Craft Place' this time, hope to see you next time too, so nice of you to give us your support

craftysue49 said...

Stunning card Viv ...I love it x

fatmonica said...

It's beautiful-perfect for the occasion!

Maureen said...

Definitely a beautiful card!!!

Mrs A. said...

This is fab Viv. I really thought the strips were satin ribbon. What a great idea and so elegant looking. The card is totally gorgeous. Hugs Mrs A.

coops said...

wow this is so stunning viv.really beautiful and elegant design :D

xx coops xx

marion said...

This is awesome ! What a briljant card and so much style in it. Thanks for playing with us at LIIU and good luck. HUgs, Marion

Susan Hogan said...

What a beautiful, elegant card. I am sure the people due to receive it will be very impressed. Thanks for joining us at LIIU this month.

Jules said...

Hi Viv

I think this is stunning!!!

I love it very much. Just perfect for your friends very special anniversary!! I am sure it will be kept for always.

The flower detail is gorgeous.

I shall be 69 if we both live long enough to see our golden wedding .. .. .. I hope we do!!

Love Jules xx

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining in the fun with us at SMC with our
"Things with Wings" challenge

Hope you will join us again soon & good luck in the draw

Hugs Shaz x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant and so much better than mine. Love the flower and all the gold details and the butterfly is a perfect finishing touch.

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Viv love you very elegant card. Thank you for joining LIIU challange. Hugs, Velma LIIU DT Member

WencheP said...

Beautiful and very elegant. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Jayne said...

Wow what a beautiful card!!! Love Jayne. x x

Unknown said...

Breathtaking project. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne

Erin said...

beautiful card and beautiful colors
thank you for joining us at
that craft place
erin xx

Clare said...

Just Beautiful

Mary Jo said...

Gorgeous! Perfect golden anniversary card. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

June Nelson said...

This is amazing vivvy babe!!! I love it, I love that big rose too ists delish, hope your ok me darink xxxxxxxx

Sherry said...

Beautiful card Viv, the panels work really well x

Lizzybobs said...

this is lovely Viv - If you fancy !!!! the craft shop at Lady Green is 1 year old on Monday 12th and we are having cake!!!! would love to see you love Liz

Shelby said...

Gorgeous work and just love the elegance of your design! I'm sure your friends will be so flattered and good on them for 50 years!


Jo said...

Lovely & elegant! Love those panels, too!!Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this time & good luck!
Jo x

Jan Ltc said...

I love this so elegant xx Jan

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

OMG!!! Brilliant!! Thanks for sharing in Let’s Ink It Up’s *Show us your flowers* challenge and good luck !


Tammy, LIIU DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card so sylish i love it . Love the butterfly.
Hugs Elaine