Tuesday 16 February 2010

Golden wedding and 100th birthday

 Nope, I haven't emigrated, I've been a busy bee! I did my Cards for Men sample card, a Golden Wedding Anniversary card and a 100th Birthday card up to now this week and it's only Tuesday!! Wow!
I've gone from famine to feast in one fell swoop. Dunno how long it will last, so I'd better make hay while the sun (nearly) shines.

This is a card I made for hubby's brother and wife for their golden wedding annivesary....

I was tinkering with it for ages, when the postman arrived with a package from the US. It was my latest JustRite stamping set. Whoo hoo! Talk about in the nick of time!
It was a bit of a faff slotting  the little letters in the grooves. (It reminded me of my brother's old John Bull printing set). Once I got the hang of it, it was easy peasy and I love the results. So personal.
I embossed the white card with a Sizzix embossing plate. The letters and numbers and border, were stamped using Versamark and embossed with Detail Gold embossing powder.
The two scrolls are from a (I think), Quickutz die, cut out of gold mirri card.

This next card has been commissioned for a friend of ours for a lady on her 100th birthday.

 It's pretty self-explanatory. I'll put the ingredients in the labels box.
(The flower centre is a JustRite one and the butterfly is a peel-off stuck to vellum and cut out).

Thanks for calling by
Viv xxx


Alison said...

Fab cards and such special occasions to celebrate.

Alison xx

Pretty-In-Ink said...

They are stunning Viv! extremley elegant and sophisticated!
Your new toy sounds fab, and the results look very pro!

Marisa said...

Wow, Viv, these are lovely! Love the EF for the white panel and the flourishes off the focal image. SO nice to hear of people celebrating 50 years of marriage in a society that has devalued it so much. Please congratulate them for me :D

Love the soft colour of the second card and the lace around the focal flowers if fabulous with the border punch along the bottom. Oh that I can live to be 100 :D Great job on both!

Jackie said...

OMG Viv, what can I say to such perfection? The first is so classy and the pink one is so beautiful :o)
Luv, Jackie xx

Janice W. said...

Viv your cards are beautiful! I love the gold embossing and the purple card is stunning! Purple is one of my favorite colors! Did you put 100 pearls on the card? lol

issy said...

Well you already know what I think of the first one.. even you would have to admit its one classy card.
n the second one is a real beauty, n I sure she will just love it.


coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Viv these are stunning...they are really beautiful and have a very designer look to them the love and time you have put into these shine out for all to see.

Lorraine x

Lori said...

Wow Viv! I love both cards! Got 2new ideas here too! I love the angled embossing on the 50th card and the idea for peel offs on vellum on the 100. You have great mojo sweetheart. Hugs Lori

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful. I love JustRite too. So glad it came in time.

Donnas Den said...

Great cards, Viv. Those justrite sets are good aren't they? Might have to get some in stock.

hope your creativity keeps up. Take care,

Donna xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Viv, wow your cards are fabulous and I love those Just Rite stamps to, you can get them over here now. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

hello gorgeous said...

hey gorgeous, love these cards, espesh the 50th! ;o)

hope you're having a good day!


hello gorgeous xxx
p.s. I have a blog sale x

debinicol said...

God has so blessed you with creativity...super duper cards! soooo elegant...both of them

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - Viv - your cards are both GORGEOUS!!! Your Anniversary card is WOW...!!! The birthday card for your friend is so soft and springy..I know she will love it!!!

Tell her *Happy Birthday* from me too :)...a 100 year is amazing!!! Hugs ~S~

Unknown said...

Two beautiful cards Viv, very classy, I am sure recipients loved them.

Hope you are okay hun


Natalie said...

Viv these are really stunning. x

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

Vivienne! These cards are absolutely beautiful! You are so good! Hugs, Kathy
PS... I STILL miss you! :(

shulsart said...

Viv, your 50th Anniversary card is spectacular, so elegant and gorgeous! I am sure it will be a hit. And then the lace on the birthday card is so feminine, she will certainly love that card. What great creations you have shared with us today.

Kristen H said...

Both cards are beautiful and great milestones! What a better reason to make a card than for a 100th birthday. That would be so exciting. Imagine all the changes seen in that lifetime!!!

Michelle Short said...

Beautiful cards Viv, I bet the recipients will love them :0) xx

Anonymous said...

WOW Viv! these cards are amazing, not that I should be surprised though cause all of your cards are!!! HUGS...SK :)

Renee said...

Absolutely beautiful Viv!

thread-bare said...

Wow hun, love both of these cards. You really do know how to do elegant xx Clare x

My Creative Time said...

WOW Viv, your cards are soooo beautiful!!! You are sooo back my friend:)
hugs to you,