Friday 1 June 2012

Golden anniversary card

A golden wedding anniversary is an important landmark and I loved making the card for my in-laws' special day. Come and see:

The banner is made from a strip of the gorgeous Brushed Gold card stock and I've embossed the edges using my Simply Scored. I stamped my favourite image from Apothecary Art twice using versamark and heat embossed both with gold embossing powder. Let's zoom in for a closer look:

I cut one of the images out with the coordinating Label framelit and cut elements out of the other which I popped up with dimensionals. The flowers were coloured with markers and the sentiment was computer generated.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Apothecary Art
Ink: Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, River Rock, Early Espresso - all in marker form
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Brished Gold
Other: Labels framelits, Big Shot, versamark, gold embossing powder, heat tool, Simply Scored, dimensionals
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

We had the most wonderful weekend celebrating my inlaws' golden wedding anniversary. They'd hired  this wonderful old house for the weekend in the heart of the Cotswolds.

I loved all the details on it like the mullioned windows and the little sculptures above the windows. The reason the windows look this colour is that they're reflecting a glorious, cloudless blue sky!

The house dates from the 13th century and has been added to throughout the centuries. This window belongs to one of the oldest parts.

We'd been told that the house had a 'wealth of beams' and this was found to be quite true... fact, my poor brother in law who is over six foot tall had quite a headache by the time he left!

This was our lovely room and we spent a very comfortable couple of nights here...

... although when we woke up on our first morning, we were a little disconcerted to find this chap staring at us from the opposite wall! He's a 'green man', a carving of a pagan nature spirit, and he looks quite surprised to find us there doesn't he?!

It's okay, you can wake up now! I've finished showing you photos - unless you'd like to see... No? Well alright then, I'll stop wittering and will wish you a very happy weekend instead.

See you soon,


  1. Fabulous card Vicky, a real delight. Gosh that house looks amazing - not so sure about the Green Man though, did his eyes follow you round the room? Shuddering here and am now off to scamper into bed and hide under the covers lest my teddy's eyes start watching :)

    Di xx

  2. Stunning card Vicky. Perfect for the occasion. Love the pics too. Sounds like you had a great time.

  3. Nice card Vicky (as always!).
    The house looks amazing, what was it called?

  4. Beautiful card Vicky, love all of the gold you've included. I'm sure your in-laws were delighted with it.

    The house looks stunning and a beautiful place to stay. Bit with Di on this one though, would of had to drape something over that green man's face as don't like that kind of thing, doll's and clown's frighten the be-Jesus out of me! Thanks for sharing your piccies, l would of been happy to see more as l am nosey lol

    Have a great Friday xx

  5. Fabulous card Vicky I love it! I also love the house, fabulous!
    suzi b x

  6. This stamp is proving so versatile...I just adore it in golden hues and how you raised up the centre banner and flowers :0)
    As for the house.... amazing find, love the stone features, even if they were looking over you. I would be worried about ghosts and the history of the house..... I bet its got a good few stories it could tell!!
    Jenny x

  7. Fantastic pictures - gorgeous looking place to stay.

    Your anniversary card is just beautiful and sure to be treasured. xxx

  8. Gorgeous card, Vicky, looks very elegant in those colours. My Mother's Group girls would be over the moon if we could find a house like that to stay in. Australia simply doesn't have anything that old, although last year we stayed in one that had been build in 18... something. Helen (Sydney)

  9. Oh this is beautifully put together and I bet your in-laws will be thrilled with it. Hugs, Buttons x

  10. Beautiful and elegant ; I love the use of the brushed gold card stock , it's so much nicer than any other gold card on the market . Have a great weekend. Jane x

  11. Hi Vicky
    Well , I’m back and I have the rest of today free so as to catch up on everyone’s creations since I have been away refurbishing my old house.
    I adore reading the blog’s and looking at all the lovely cards and projects, almost as much as making the cards myself.
    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog , its so nice to keep in touch.
    What a fabulous house you all stayed in , fantastic rooms and garden , what a lovely card you made its beautiful, and I am sure they loved it.
    Your work lately is and as always is stunning I love the carsd you make Vicky
    Great work well done ,
    Hugs Elaine

  12. So pretty Vicky, I bet they loved it. Have a great weekend
    M x

  13. Fantastic card! I love the extra embossed detail on the banner.

  14. We did this last year with my Scottish in-laws - we went to a little town just outside Nice and rented a house for everyone. 50th Anniversaries are a rare and special thing these days, and call for special beautiful cards like the one you've made!

  15. Vicky your card is super and the layout is just perfect.
    I hope your In Laws enjoyed your cake and the lovely card.
    I never tire of your ramblings, they always bring a smile to my face!!

  16. Beautiful classy design. That house is amazing! M x

  17. Well what a great idea to emboss that stamp in gold - would never have thought to do that then colour in - will try it now though! The house looks amazing - what a great time to pick to go too you got the best of the weather.
    Congrats on your VIP club win :-D

  18. stunning! beautiful and elegant as always Vicky. hope you and your family have a wonderful bank holiday weekend Karen x

  19. Wonderful card, Vicky - and I really enjoyed your photos! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Cheers, Karen

  20. A beautiful and elegant Golden Wedding Card Vicky, the design may be simple but it's stunning.

  21. Stunning card, just so beautifull for such an occasion.

  22. A very elegant 50th wedding anniversary card, Vicky! What a wonderful way to celebrate!

  23. Super Golden Wedding card. Love the label teamed with the ribbon banner. Looks like a super place but not sure I'd sleep with him watching me!!

  24. The photos where that gorgeous I nearly forgot to comment on your card !!! Looks fantastic wow ! what a beautiful house and the Green man is enough to put you off your breakfast !! Your card is splendid and really fits in with the beautiful surroundings . Such a stylish piece and beautifully crafted and embossed.


  25. Beautiful! I love this card!


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