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Sunday, 9 June 2013

Special Silver Wedding Anniversary Card.

Last Tuesday I was at a knit and crochet (and chat) group in the church hall. I can do both but some people wanted to learn to crochet so I swapped my Tuesday afternoon at work for Tuesday morning. I wasn't sure how many people wanted to learn but I thought probably the more people who could crochet the better. It was nice to be able to help anyone that needed help and have a chat and coffee. One of the other ladies is a cardmaker too but she asked if I would make a special "fancy" silver wedding card for her daughter and son-in-law. I was a bit surprised and a bit nervous but said I would give it a go. I know her taste in cards is not mine but I thought it would be a challenge! The only snag was that was the 4th and the anniversary is the 10th!! I was at work as usual on Wednesday, out to a blood donor session and then shopping with my daughter for her birthday on Thursday and then it was my evening for crafting with friends. Friday I thought I really needed to do some housework and of course I needed my DT card for Totally Gorjuss.

I made a start on Friday evening and got some bits ready to put together. I had various ideas and discarded them! So on Saturday I knew I had to get it finished. Needless to say it didn't turn out as I expected it to. And funnily enough I liked it. In fact I decided that if she didn't need/want it any more I could keep it for my niece's anniversary in July.

She loved it so I guess I'll need to make another card for Angela!

I was asked for a big card and I usually make slightly smaller than 6" cards or smaller. Luckily I have a box of various sizes of scalloped cards I bought from QVC ages ago.

So this is it!

I used :-
Sentiment :- Serendipity.
Die :- Stampin' Up! Flowers are hiding the lovely shape.
Daughter & Son-in-law :- compueter generate cut out with a Nestie.
Flowers :- Nellie Snellen punches.
Embossing folder :- Couture Creations - Tied together.
Lace :- Ribbon Girl.
Lovely sparkly silver paper and pink card :- Stampin' Up!
Pearls from stash, silver embossing powder.

What do you think? I think it was fancy enough for my customer but not too extreme for my taste!!

Challenges :-
Fussy and Fancy :- Bling it on.
Totally Papercrafts :- Punches & dies - more than 3. I used 3 punches for the flowers and 2 dies for the sentiments.
Gem of a Challenge :- Emboss it.

Well I'd best go and do my ironing now. What an exciting life I lead!

Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments.

Kat xx


  1. Sounds like you've had a really busy week Kat, yet still found time to make an oh so elegant anniversary card.

    B x

  2. It's gorgeous Kat,love everything especially that glitzy paper for the border. Love the embossing, one of my favourites.Think it's better not to have to much time to make a card for someone, have a card to make for my DIL for in a fortnights time. Have known about it for the past three months and still not got it made, seem to have lost my mojo at the mo. I dare say it will surface again just hope not long about it. Carolxx

  3. Gorgeous card, beautifully elegant. xx Flora

  4. Gorgeous elegant card, Love the colours & design...Simply Perfect... Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy... Hugs May x x x

  5. Oh wow hun, that is stunning. She will be thrilled to receive that. Fabulously elegant. Well done. Hugs Sxx

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  7. Oh love how it turned out Kat! I know you were struggling slightly with it, but I think you came up trumps! It's beautiful!
    Lizy xx

  8. This is gorgeous, so elegant. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
    Hugs Sue W.

  9. Oh my, this is positively GORGEOUS! Love the trellis effect with all those lovely pink pearls. Who WOULDN'T love this! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge this week!

  10. Good morning Kat,
    This is so elegantly beautiful, I love it.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xxxx

  11. Hi Kat, wow love your WA card, stunning and elegant. I've started my next crochet challenge...starting to get the idea but not looking forwards to working from a pattern...scary.com!
    Hope you are not working too hard with all this lovely weather and you enjoyed your group.
    Hugs Erika.

  12. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge and good luck.

  13. gorgeous card Kat and hey sometimes the ones that are made with your back against the wall turn out best...love the idea of your crochet group...am always surprised at all the folks who can't knit or crochet...must be my age..looks like you're being kept busy and out of mischief...hugs to you and your furry boys...kath & buddy xxx

  14. Very pretty card Kat, love all the pearls! Hugs, Lisa x

  15. Just lovely. Beautiful card. Kim

  16. wow amazing LOVE ALL Those pearls!!! very special card indeed!!! hugs Juls

  17. Lovely card, love the pearl details!


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