Friday, 9 August 2013

Commissioned Golden wedding anniversary Card

Earlier this year I made a card for a special number birthday for mum to send to one of Dad's cousins and Dad's cousin loved it so much that there and then she told mum that she would like me to make a golden wedding anniversary card later in the year, well this post is about the later golden wedding anniversary card.

The couple in question were married on 14th September 1963 hence 50 years and Jose Dad's cousin wanted something similar to her card she received from mum which was personalised with events of the date.

It does take time doing all the research but I enjoy finding all the information and sharing with those its relevant to, things such as what was on TV or in the charts. The problem come when there wasn't that much news or relevant events, well who really would be interested in some Russian pole volter being born on their wedding day unless it meant something to them.

I had fun finding the weather as I visited the MET website and couldn't find a link to their archives so I emailed them and asked if they could direct me to the information I wanted, they were extremely helpful passing the date and place on to their archives department and within a day they sent me the full weather report for the date and area along with weather charts, now that's what I call service and a Big thank you to them.

The colour scheme was an obvious one yellows and golds and Jose sent me a copy of their wedding photo which I managed to copy and use on the inserts as a watermark background and also on the front of the card and inside on the facing page for their good wishes to be written.

 I sent the card back with mum to pass on to Jose and haven't yet heard what she thought of the card. I couldn't fit it in an envelope with the flowers on the front so ended up making a box for it to go in but I guess that might make it more of a keepsake, as I had to decorate the box as I wanted it to look finished.

The papers I used were a mix of metallic gift wrap and bits I've collected over the years from computer fairs and craft fares too not sure who the designers are as most came from my yellow and creams scraps file. The flowers are from wild orchid ( some I won as a prize many moons ago and JTF wedding accessories department with the leaves from a Joy craft die I recently got from Joanna Sheens on-line craft shop. The frame is a sissix frame  and the sentiment is from Lili of the valley embossed in gold embossing powder.

The ribbon on the box came off a bundle of towels from Asda I think well waste not want not and I always think it's good to recycle.

Mum asked how much I wanted to charge for the card, I hadn't got a clue so i just said whatever she thought it was worth, have to say pricing my cards I do find hard and I don't like to out price myself so just find it easier to say that.Fingers crossed she and the recipients likes it.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-

Bastel-traum-shabby chic/vintage( hope this is ok)
card a day-choice of themes  your choice, die cuts embossing,milestone birthday,with faith
card and scrap-anything goes
emmas cards uk-floral
ladybug crafts-floral
natalie and amy-celebration
sarah hurley challenge-texture/dimension
shellys images-use your scraps

Hope you all have a fun day and hopefully see you all soon. Off to try and get my teenage son out of bed.... am I such a cruel mum lol


Darlene said...

WOW what a beautiful keepsake creation you have made for this lovely couple! I'm sure they will cherish it always!
Thanks so much for joining our "August – OH SCRAP" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images Design Team

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is stunning Sweetie, i'm sure they will treasure it, I love how you've recycled things, I hate waste.
Happy crafting x
Thank you for playing along in Emma's Crafty challenge, good luck x

cinmfoster said...

This is beautiful, I'm sure they will love it.
Thanks for joining us at Card A Day Blog.
Cindy F.

Wishcraft said...

What a lovely idea and a gorgeous card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sannekreativ said...

Smukt arbejde.
1000 TAK for at du er med på udfordringen hos os på Card and scrap.
DT Sanne

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful, wow just stunning. Thanks for playing along with us over at Card A Day Blog

Gerda said...

WOW what a lovely card, thank you for joining the challenge "Oh Scrap" at Shelly,s Images.
we hope to see you back real soon at Shelly,s Images

Shelly's Images Design Team

Tom said...

that is so awesome thanks for sharing this (not only the card) with grz Tom

Emma Goddard said...

Beautiful, thanks for joining in Emmas Crafty Challenge at Emmas Cards UK, good luck xx