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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Spring is in the air at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hi there, well Spring is in the Air here in my little corner of the UK and its also our theme over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. We have a fabby prize from the lovely Marina of Cottage Crafts, our generous sponsor and as always my talented teamies have come up with some gorgeous projects. Sorry for the dreadful pics of my DT project, my camera has given up the ghost and I'm using hubbys at the minute, unfortunately its a bit too technical for me and I can't seem to take decent photo with it. In fact they're even worse than usual lol. 

I always think of flower and the beautiful shades of yellow in our gardens when I think about spring, and of course Spring is the season for weddings.  In fact 50 years ago today, my lovely MIL and FIL were married so I decided to make a spring themed Golden Wedding card for their special anniversary. Its even more special as my FIL has been very seriously ill and a couple of weeks ago we didn't think we'd be celebrating so this is a very happy weekend for our family :-)

Anyway to make my card, I used various shades of yellow and gold h2o's on watercolour card to create the background, I splodged them on and covered it with clingfilm to dry. I'm really pleased with the effect, it looks almost like taffeta. The lace border and corners are stamps from Joanna Sheen, embossed on vellum with Gilded Ivory EP and cut out.. The focal image is an image transfer of one of the happy couple's wedding photos, popped onto canvas and framed with a crackled and pearl embossed frame. I added a venise lace heart, and some paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. To create the '50' I cut the numbers from shrink plastic and popped them in clear UTEE in my melting pot. Once they were cool, I brushed them with flitter glue and added gilding foil, you can see them a bit better in this pic.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's :Vintage/Shabby chic
Crafts and Me: spring colours
Gingersnap Creations GC141: Granny's photo album

Thanks for visiting today. pop over and check out my teamies creations if you have a minute as they have come up with some stunning projects again this time around
Claire xx


  1. This is wonderful, Claire. Your MIL & FIL must have thrilled with this. Congrats to them on their special day.
    Love the BG, love the chunky gold 50, love it all :)

  2. Oh my Claire! Your in-laws must have been thrilled with this! It must have made the celebration extra sweet.
    Ann x

  3. Hi Claire, this is such a beautiful tribute to a special couple that you are so close to. I look at this and can see the love and heart that you have put into beautiful.
    And you always manage to use some awesome techniques.
    Dot x

  4. This is beautiful Claire, what a great idea to use a photo of the golden couple as the centre piece. I had to look twice at the lace, as I thought that it was real, it even has a vintage look to it. I'm sure that they loved this card.

    Sue x

  5. Beautiful card, for such a special occasion, I'm sure they both loved it.
    Yvonne x

  6. Absolutely beautiful, love the rich buttery yellow tones, such a wonderfully personal card your in-laws will adore it. Have a great day xx

  7. Outrageously gorgeous! Love all the wonderful gold touches! Thanks for playing the Granny's Photo Album Challenge at Gingersnap Creations! Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite entry once the challenge closes!

  8. Claire
    A very special card and there is no doubt your MIL and FIL will treasure it.
    Congratulations to them on their Golden Anniversary.

  9. So Stunning Claire ! Love this creation ! What a wonderful card for a 50th Anniversary ! Cheers, Shirley

  10. Oh Claire! Very thoughtful and gorgeous 50th anniversary card. All the beautiful details, even a heart doily! The yellow tones are gorgeous in combination with the gold! The happy couple will be thrilled! Happy Sunday!

  11. Beautiful card Claire, your gold background looks stunning, and those fabulous lace corners!!
    A very special card and I'm sure your In-Laws will treasure it.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Avril xx

  12. Fabulous card, Claire, so elegant - simply divine! xx

  13. A joyous reason to celebrate and your card is gorgeous! Have a great week. Best wishes, Yvonne

  14. Fabulous card! Many congratulations to the happy couple and best wish to your FiL for his continued improvement

    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for our challenge #6

    Margaret CCC DT

    ps love your use of the technical term "splodged" lol

  15. Beautiful card! Hope you had a nice day, I'm sure they both loved it.

  16. A wonderful card with great details.

  17. Fabulous card! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Crafting Journey Pastel Colors Challenge.
    Love, Laura
    ps check my blog for my 100 follower goody box!

  18. Spring is definitely shades of yellow and this card depicts it perfectly. I am so glad FIL was well enough to enjoy the wonder of the day and I bet a fun time was had by all. Beautiful card hunny.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  19. This is such a gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us this month at Bunny Zoe Crafts Challenge. Hugs Michele x


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