Monday, 18 July 2011

A Wedding and an Anniversary

I've been busy making a whole host of cards for colleagues at work. A couple of birthdays, three people who are leaving and a wedding that will be happening over the summer. Here is the wedding card. I used Bearly Mine designs vintage lace papers, A Waltzing Mouse frame stamp, some punches (Woodware and Martha Stewart) and dies(Marianne Designs), some pearlescent beige brilliance ink (Embossed with clear embossing powder) and some Tea Dye distress ink.

The subtle colours on the papers don't show up on the photo, but they are beautiful! I'm entering this card into these challenges:
Allsorts - Free and easy July
Moving along with the Times - My favourite things (Roses, Tea Dye distress ink and anything with a vintage feel!)
Simon says Stamp and Show - Embossing

My second card is one I was asked to make for a couple celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. My friend had seen a card I had made with the lovely 'Jack and Ginger' image by Mo Manning and asked if I could use that. This is what I came up with.
I coloured it with promarkers and added a panel of pearlised card that I dry embossed in a diamond pattern and added gems. Not sure if I have gone a bit overboard with the bling, but 60 years is some going these days! Well, I'd better go. Thanks for looking!


Tracy said...

Hi Sally,
Your fist card is so elegant, gorgeous. I love your choice of image for your second card it's fab.
Happy crafting
Tracy x


Oh Wow Sally, these are both beautiful cards. I love the elegant design of the first one - the stamped frame is gorgeous, and what a lovely anniversary card - 60 years is quite an achievement, and the gems and diamond embossing are perfect for the occasion.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Nancy said...

Your cards are wonderful!! The elegance of the first one - the fun of the second - very nice!
Thank you for sharing them with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Lisa Jane said...

Two beautiful cards Sally.. i love the top one so elegant. And i think if you reach your diamond wedding - you deserve diamonds.. love that Mo manning image!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both are just fab! Love the second one the image is what I hope me n my grubby will be like in a few years lol!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

DesignerDiva said...

Two fabulous cards Sally, the first is so elegant lovely swirls and the second is a great image, well done on both

Thanks for sharing your cards and your favourites with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Zoechaos said...

WOW your wedding card is stunning perfection. Anniversary card is adorable. XOXO Zoe

Debs said...

Two gorgeous cards Sally - I especially love the first one - the stamped frame is stunning and the roses are fabulous.
Thanks for sharing your favourite things with us at MAWTT.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Fleur said...

Your cards are fab, the first one is very elegant, and I love the image on the 2nd
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the soft elegance of the first card and the second is perfect for a 60th wedding anniversary - I agree, some going and should definitely be marked with bling! Vx

Lynne K said...

Both gorgeous, Sally! The bling is fine for the anniversary card. After 60 years, I think it's allowed! Love the soft colours on the first card. That WM stamp is probably my favourite of theirs. My new stamps from WM arrived today, but I've been so busy with stuff for work I haven't had time even to look at them yet! xx

Faith A said...

Beautiful cards, very different but both just perfect for the "job" love them

Jules said...

Hi Sal

Oh I missed these!!!!

Two lovely cards .. .. the first one is my favourite ... .. such gorgeous colours and I love the samped label and your swirls!!

Love Jules xx

Trish said...

great cards!

lisa said...

You've certainly been busy, Sally. I love the Wedding card, those WM stamps are perfect for any occasion aren't they.
Your 60 card is great too, you can never have enough bling!!
Hugs Lisax