Monday, 20 September 2010

Autumnal nuptial anniversay

Makes it sound quite grand really, but all it means is I have 2 wedding anniversary cards to sort out, one for my sis in law and one for my baby bro both of whom got married in october but a couple of days apart  by date and a couple of years in time. Quite funny really as at my own wedding my brother and hubby's sister started dating, oh how thankful I am that it never came to anything and I mean that in a nice way as both my sis in law and brother can be shall we say hard work at times and I don't think it would have lasted, and they both found their perfect partners later on. Funny how life turns out really.

Well I already had one anniversary card made and have previously posted , so thought I'd have a play and make the other, not yet decided which I shall send to which couple yet, but I've got a couple of weeks to decide.

I used my new loving couple magnolia stamp, which I bought with my step brother in mind as he and his girlfriend are planning their wedding on some warm sunny island next year, once their 2 children are a little older and can be looked after by grandma or my step- bro's older daughters. Long way off I know but it sounded a reasonable excuse to get the stamp to me, forward planning and all.

I decided I would use autumy colours as both brides had autumny themes with one having gold and cream bridesmaid dresses and deep red flowers the other burgundy dresses and pink flowers. I also noticed there are quite a few autumnal challenges around so thought I'd try and combine the two.

The papers are mostly scraps and from a scrapbook pack from costco, the scalloped thingy is a coaster I got from sainsbury's 99p for I think 100 which I coloured with dye ink and a bit of glitter glue. The paper edges I tried to distress not very good at this bit as I feel guilty doing it really daft I know.

The flowers I really enjoyed making as I've not done any ribbon embroidery for ages , and I love how easy they are to do and how effective they are. Have to say I'm quite impressed that it worked on paper. The leaves are just punched with a heart punch,creased and glued in place and finished with a peeloff sentiment.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:-
Cutie sunday-autumn colours
Paper sundaes-fall or halloween
One stop craft-sketch layout and autumn
Craft your days away-autumn doodles
Totally Tilda-make your own flowers
Elephantastic-handmade flowers
Scrappy frog-make your own flowers
The stampman-distress


Lynne said...

Beautiful card and your embroidery flowers are gorgeous!! thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda xx Lynne xx

Carol Ann said...

Very pretty Anniversary card I especially like the flowers they are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
Carol Ann xx

Fiona said...

beautiful card and fab image..thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


Unknown said...

Hi Julye,
Wow hun, love your ribbon roses!! Thanks for joining our Make Your Own Flowers challenge at Totally Tilda.
Dawn x

melsanford said...

Awwww, this is gorgeous! The image is lovely. Love 'n' hugs, mel xx

Susie Sugar said...

Awwww Julye this is stunning darling thanks for the inspiration to use this stamp I got it as a gift and not inked it yet but now I've seen this I'm off to get it stamped
Thanks for joining us at the Totally Tilda challenge
Hugs Susie xx

Christine said...

Gorgeous Tilda creation stunning pretty flowers thanks for sharing & joining Totally Tilda chall.

smiles Christine xx

jackiescrafts said...

A great anniversary card and the flowers are especially lovely
Thanks for joining in at Cyda this time

Jackie x

Michelle said...

A wonderful entry for The Stampman distress challenge. Thanks for joining us
x Michelle

Unknown said...

Such a nice card! Thanks for sharing :)

Francesca said...

A brilliant card , thanks for joining us at Oscc and good luck!

Nadine said...


wow, wunder wunderschön.
Da stimmt einfach alles.
Vielen Dank fürs Mitmachen bei
Cutie Sunday
Liebe Grüße Nadine

Helen Laurence said...

Wow what lovely flowers & such a sweet card. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic x

Val said...

A Lovely card - really great flowers. Thanks for joining us at OSCC and using my sketch.

ladyjanet_56 said...

A beautiful card love your roses, thank you for joining us at Oscc and good luck, Janet

Michelle said...

Beautiful card, i love your flowers! Well done and thanks for sharing!

thanks for joining us this week for the Ellephantastic challenge!
Elle DT

Lilacanglia said...

gorgeous card
Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic this week, hope to see you again next week
Ellephantastic DT

Shelley said...

What a gorgeous card, i love the way you have used the coaster thing, it looks so effective. Thanks for joining in this weeks oscc. Hugs Shelley xx