Wednesday, 19 August 2009

BIG Anniversaries

hello how are you? I was asked recently to make a Diamond Anniversary card, and it got me thinking. The couple celebrating this wonderful milestone have been married for 60 YEARS!!!!!!!!Common think about it 60 years!!!! WOW how must that feel? Do the wife stops nagging about the toilet seat business or the socks abandoned by the side of the bed, do the man gets better at finding where pots live in the cupboard?( mine can expertly run 400 million pounds projects but still can't find where our few pots and pans live, even if they ve been there from day one). I somehow doubt that very much, but is heart warming to think what those two individuals have witnessed together in all those years. And I was glad to have contributed to their celebration even though I don't know then, I feel good thinking that they will look at the beautiful card I created for them, and yeah I am throwing modesty to the winds because I love how this card ended up.




Used the wonderful A Rose is a Rose stamp set, and a subtle colour combination. I didn't want to go the white, silver and diamonds route, instead I opted for soft Blush Blossom with a hint of Certainly Celery. Lots of dazzling diamonds a vellum embossed layer and some tiny crystals. The sentiment was embossed in silver and the chipboard numbers came form my scrapbooking stash

I also had to make 20 Christening invites last week and I choose to make those cute babies, inspired by this one here.


Simple design as parents had a budget and wanted to stick with it, and they were fairly simple to make but my hands were really sore after cutting away the sides with the craft knife. Pretty in Pink card stock, the wonderful card stock vellum for SU ( if you've not tried this yet YOU MUST!!!) was embossed with a cuttlebug folder, and some satin ribbon from my cake making stash finished off the design. Here s a view of the inside. The colour of the printed card was a better pink match in real life it looks red on here. OK I hope you like my offerings today, take care and I will see you tomorrow. Big hugs Monica xx
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20 comments :

Linzi said...

monica - these are absolutely beautiful, i always struggle with anniversary cards, you know which set has gone to the top of my wishlist now!

Dale said...

Oh Monica, your 60th Anniversary card and the Christening Invites are sooo beautiful. I trust both of these cards will be treasured forever. Extremely nice work!

Jackie said...

Lovely card and beautiful invitations Monica! Excellent work & tfs!!!

Bekka said...

OMG Monica - these projects are both wonderful. The Anniversary card is scrummy but the Christening invites - totally adorable. I now need to talk OH's daughter into having her little girl Christened so I can make some like that!

Bx

Alex said...

WOW Monica, what beautiful cards! I love the soft colours on the 60th Wedding Anniversary card using A Rose Is A Rose stamp set and loving the Dazzling Diamonds :)

Christening cards are beautiful too, really like the effect with the vellum - I'm going to have to get some of that.

Thanks for sharing. Have a good week.

Alex x

AuroraDawn said...

Both cards are just beautiful.

Hope Mick and I get to the Diamond Anniversary - I'll be 85!! You are right thought they will just love the card.

And those christening invites, so, so cute, which embossing plate did you use??

Once again you've created some masterpieces ...

Steph said...

They are both really gorgeous Mon - you've done a fantastic job on them. As you say, how wonderful to have a part in celebrating 60 years, I think like that when I make wedding stationery. x

Julie said...

Hi Mon,
I love the 60th Anniversary card - it is soooo beautiful.
And the baby invites - how cute are they.
Another great project by you.
Take Care Hun - Julie xxx

Jane said...

That anniversary card is simply stunning! It's beautiful....

Vicki said...

Wow Monica, these are just amazing, such a beautiful card and how cute are these christening invites, I love your work!

hugs
Vicki x

Aimes said...

OMG 60 years is amazing and so is your card! Very beautiful and subtle - just lovely!
I ADORE your christening invites - such a cute shape and so sweet!
Hugs,
Aimes
x
P.S Thanks so much for the lovely supportive comments over at my place hun! Truly appreciated! x x

Lisa R said...

No modesty required Monica...that anniversary card is STUNNING! Beautiful job!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful Anniversary card - you're right to love how it turned out :)

Loving those Christening Invites - just stunning!

Hope you're well hun

Hugs
Steph xxx

Rhonda Langley said...

Breathtaking!!

Jo Austin said...

Monica.. these are stunning.. I absolutely love the invites.. you did well after your initial panic.

The anniversary card is so pretty too, the colours are so delicate and nice. Wonderful. xx

Kit said...

beautiful cards as always Monica x

Lois said...

Beautiful card and darling invitations. TFS

simplyfairies said...

Oh my gosh what beautifulness!! It's my 25th in two yrs, blimey makes ya feel old!!

Shaz said...

Love the invits Monica.

Shaz xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Monica these are lovely....what a brilliant idea.


Anne