Monday, 14 September 2015

A long time....

You may be forgiven if you think the title of this post refers to me being absent for so long.... well suppose it does really(!!) 'cos I have! (Back at home now for a little while although I am trying to book a PROPER holiday - just for a week, but somewhere warm where I can just chill out and relax. Not having a lot of success finding somewhere at the mo....)
But the title also refers to this commissioned card which I finished a couple of weeks back.

A Diamond Anniversary - now that IS as long time isn't it!
I was happy with this when it was finished - although I really do NOT like taking pics of pearlised card as it never shows up well to me.

Embossed background and layered onto the base card. The sentiment was PC generated then cut out with a Marianne die. I placed some glitter paper behind it - again this hasn't shown up well buy looks really sparkly in real life!

The roses were made using what has to be one of my fave dies - and used up the leftovers from the base card in the process!  I love making these flowers, they look so delicate when finished. I added some glittery stuff to the edges of the petals and then punched out some leaves and ferny bits in both glitter paper and pearly paper, using up more leftovers - (Playground for me I think!)

I added a large corner die and popped a couple of small flourishes -which are the bits cut out from the corner die (waste not want not) behind the roses.
A small bow secured with a very sparkly diamond buckle, a couple more bits of bling and job done.

Challenges -
613 Avenue Create - Love me Do
Glitter n Sparkle - Beginning with 'G' (Gems/Glitter/Glitter paper)
Crafty Gals Corner - Bingo (2+layers/Embossing/Bling and Flowers/Ribbon/2+layers)
As You Like It - Fave die  (The Spellbinders die for the Roses)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 327

A  massive thank you to all my bloggin buddies who have called in and left comments for me whilst I have been doing the Bowls England Presidential Team bit over the summer months... I have appreciated that you all remain visitors and more importantly friends! x


36 comments:

Lynne said...

This is stunning Viv, love all the sparkle and those roses are so pretty, you didn`t say which die you used for themand I might just need it :D
Lynne xxx

Bonnie said...

What an elegant anniversary card, Viv! Love the diamond on the sentiment and all that white on white texture and dimension!

brenda said...

How beautiful Viv, have to admit WOW always terrifies me but you really nailed it here, and 60 years is quite a landmark.

Hope you find a holiday, you must be ready for once after you action packed summer.

B x

Abi said...

Wow Viv, that's so beautiful & what a milestone to be marking! Very impressed with all your leftover usage. Good luck finding a holiday xx

pinky said...

Sounds like you might need a holiday Viv! I am loving your gorgeous card, so much attention to detail and gorgeous flowers too.

Jan Ltc said...

This is stunning Viv. Hope you get sorted soon xx Jan

Jacee said...

This is beautiful, such a lovely design, the background, the flowers, the bow, it's so gorgeous, just perfect!
Good to see you around again Viv.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Stamps and Paper said...

Very elegant card Viv gorgeous soft colours

Anne

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow, your card is absolutely stunning. I just love everything about it :)

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. Very elegant dies. I love the white on white. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Sue said...

This is stunning Viv, a really beautiful and elegant design. Your flowers are so beautiful
Sue xx

Kathleen said...

A superb, classy card, everything is fabulous and the flowers are stunning and I also love the corner die, wish you had said who, and what is the name of it .

Kath x

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous card Viv, for a very special occasion. Hope you get your holiday booked.
Yvonne xx

Pat said...

This is a truly beautiful card Viv and I love the flowers you have made yourself and the flourishes and pretty die cut sentiment plate. The satin ribbon and the touch of bling with the buckle finish it perfectly. x

McCrafty's Cards said...

nice to see you back Viv, stunning card, so elegant and classy
Kevin xx

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant white on white card. Love all the sparkly bits. Sound like me just at the moment as I'm haring round the country at breakneck speed but that is only due to family commitments. Off again this weekend for a Memorial Service. hugs Mrs A.

Amy Cohen said...

Gorgeous card- You have done a fabulous job. Good luck with your entry at Crafty Gals Corner.
Amy-DT

Jackie said...

Good morning Viv, bet you think you are in heaven sleeping in your own bed for a few nights LOL.
What a gorgeous card, I think pearlised card shows up well in photographs, especially if it is embossed :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful, elegant card.
luv
Debby

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Viv
Wow! you're back with a bang - what a stunning card.
It has got so much detail and dimension and is truly beautiful - love it!
I have missed you in the playground as there has been lots of chaos and you missed the game of tag!! LOL!!
Sarn has got some choklit behind the bike sheds so I'll meet you there!
Eve xx

SARN said...

Ooh that's a BEAUTIFUL anniversary card you've made Viv. Sooooo pretty.

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Carole said...

Stunning!.......I love white on white.

Di said...

Double wow from me - an absolutely stunning card Viv! LOVE the sparkle and it's just so beautiful - and I can see the sparkle behind the sentiment die cut - fear not, it shows in the photo!

Welcome back to the Playground, we missed you!!

Hugs

Di xx

Sheila H said...

Your card is classical and elegant. I love all the embossing and fabulous die cuts. Thanks for displaying your artwork at 613 Avenue Create.

Doreen said...

Beautiful,love the dies you have used.xxx

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Sally H said...

Wow, Viv! What a stunning card. So elegant and a wonderful use of snippets

Valerie Nolan said...

What a stunning card Viv, love the flowers and all the sparkle. hope you manage to book yourself a holiday:o)
Val x

*Vicki* said...

Such a stunning card!! Really love the pretty shimmer, the flowers and the elegant lacey looking dies you've used on this!! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at {Cupcake Inspirations}! Hope you will play again! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT Sweetie

Tanja said...

love your beautiful wedding card - thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations

Beverley said...

Beautiful, elegant & love the added sparkle. Thanks for playing along at {Cupcake Inspirations} Hugs Bev x

Indy said...

Beautiful! Great use of this week's inspirations picture at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Cathy said...

Stunning card Viv, love white on white and the touch of sparkle on the flowers really sets them off, Cathy x

Liz said...

Simple stunning! What a fabulous keepsake this will be. xx

Pat said...

Gorgeous card!! I love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Your Passion this week.

Tanvi Shah said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion#279.Good luck.