Friday, 1 August 2014

Happy Anniversary

Good Morning Crafty People. 

How are we all doing today?

July is my busiest time for wedding anniversary cards and I always get to the point were I am at a bit of a loss as to what to do especially as most of the cards are going to the same people. 

After hours (and I mean hours) of research which involved chewing my husbands ear off, and searching websites, I still hadn't decided on a layout, it was only when I was looking through photographs of my parents scrapbook I made them for their 30th Wedding Anniversary;  That the idea hit me.. What about using a wedding photograph on a card.

 That was it the idea started flowing and before I knew it the card was made. 

I used my wedding card stock in the pink and white for the card, with a colour photograph of my parents wedding. I love the vintage feeling of the card. My parents have been married for 34 years.  Both young sweethearts when they got married, I think my mum was 18 and my dad was 19. 

The card base was cut using a Spellbinder Nestability Labels One Grand Shape. 

I matted and layered this up with pink and white card stock, printed the photo and made this square to fit into the last layer of the white. 

I made home made roses and added these to the bottom, I added wild orchid craft flowers to the edges to compliment this. I finished the card of with a swirls, three butterflies, some liquid pearls and pearls in the center of the flowers. 

The inside of the card was matted and layered with the same layers with a sentiment printed on pearl card, and a butterfly to edge it.. Unfortunately I forgot to get a pic of the inside of the card - oops

I am really pleased with how this turned out! It is the first card that I have made using an actual picture on the card, and I certainly don't think it will be the last.

The challenges I am going to enter this in to are:

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog - #205 Anything Goes - 07/08 Crafty Girls Challenge - #23 Anything Goes - 07/08
Divas By Design - Anything Goes - 06/08
Crafty Creations - #268 Anything Goes - 05/08
MilkCoffee Challenge - 2 or More Die Cuts - 14/08
Time Out Challenges - #11 - Celebrations optional twist butterflies - 16/08
That is it for me for today - thank you all for stopping in, I look forward to reading your comments. 

Crafty Hugs


Tracy said...

Kelly this is really very pretty and special card which i am sure will be treasured. xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous, love this card shape and the embellishments are beautiful. Beautiful photograph too.
Linda xxx

Irene said...

Hi Kelly

Love the shape of the card, complements the photo, the flowers are gourjuss too.


Laine said...

A lovely creation for a special day. Wonderful design, colour and detail. It will be treasured.

caroline said...

Beautiful card, I,m sure they will love it, thank you for joining us at crafty girls challenges, good luck
Caroline dt

Tamie said...

Your shape card is simply spectacular. I love the shape of it, the details of the flowers, butterflies and I love how you used them to high light the wedding picture. Great Anniversary card. Thank you for sharing your awesome creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge!!

Tamie 4CC DT

Mary said...

Good morning Kelly!

What a super cute card! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations for our "Just for Fun Challenge." Your card made me smile.

Avril Ann said...

WOW, Kelly this is fabulous hun, hugs xxx

Lea Brawn said...

Well the recipients will be very pleased. This is a fabulous card. Very thoughtful x

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Beautiful, very special card :) So lovely to make it so personal. Thanks for sharing with us at Time Out this week.

Louise Palser said...

Great idea, I have done the same before myself, Thanks for joining in the Milkcoffee challenge, Lou DT x