Sunday 4 October 2009

Golden Wedding Anniversary Card & Box

Last weekend was the 50th Wedding Anniversary of my Hubby's Aunt and Uncle and this is the card and matching box I made for them.

Unusually for me, this card has no stamping whatsoever. I used a lovely pearlescent pale gold base card and gold mirri for layering and all the flowers, leaves, hearts and butterflies were punched from different shades and types of gold papers.

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card not least because I knew Aunty Janet would be expecting one handmade by me. She always says she loves receiving my cards to see what different designs I come up with and she keeps all the Christmas cards I've made for them and gets them out every year. Ah, isn't that nice of her?

I've had a really lovely day today. My friend Jo and I have been to the Artisan show, which was sponsored by Craft Stamper and Beads and Beyond magazines. There were some wonderful exhibitors there including the brilliant Leandra Franich (PaperArtsy) and we watched some fabulous demonstrations and made a lovely Stampbord brooch at a 'Make and Take' with Katy Fox, the Editor of Craft Stamper and Helen Chilton, whose work both Jo and I greatly admire. For anyone interested in jewellery making there were some wonderful items available. Some of the beads were stunning and there was a wide range of equipment as well. Unfortunately, it appears that attendance had not been good and I have to admit, it was very quiet today. Now this was lovely for us as shoppers as we could easily get round to see all the goodies and watch all the demos from the 'front row' but I am sure it was not so good for the exhibitors and must put in jeopardy the prospect of another Artisan show which is a great shame. We found the venue easy to find and accessible by road and although I drove us there today, Jo had checked out trains and buses and could have got there quite easily if I hadn't gone. There was also a very nice restaurant area with a pretty good menu available, including cooked meals at reasonable prices. I really hope that they do try again.


Sally H said...

Beautiful card, Lesley. Sounds like you had a great day. I really liked the sound of the show, but the first advert I saw for it was after I'd got my tickets for Harrogate, and two shows so close together might end in divorce!!!!

Val said...

Hi Lesley

This is beautiful, so elegant, and I am sure your Aunt really loved this.

I had planned to come to Artisan, but have been pretty grot again with another bug - so decided not to come - from your description looks like it was good.


Suzanne C said...

Wow! That is a gorgeous gold anniversary card! Love all teh details! Anyone would love to receive that lovely card!

veronica said...

Lesley, this is gorgeous, muust have knocked the socks off their other cards! Must have taken ages to do, but well worth it.
The Artisan show sounded good, one to remember if they do another one

Debbie said...

A stunning golden wedding anniversary card Lesley. I love all the pretty punched details...your hubby's aunt & uncle will love it!
Sounds like you had fun day at the weekend has been a bit of a disaster...I have sprained my ankle! Debbie x

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Lesley, this is a beautiful card, it must have taken you ages!
I really hope they have the show next year.
Clare x

Lynne K said...

Beautiful card. I bet they loved it.

Aquarius said...

Lovely card and lots of work with all those flowers - I'm sure they will love it

Beryl said...

It's very elegant. A gorgeous gift. I'm sure they'll love it.
Beryl xx

lisa said...

This is just gorgeous Lesley. So elegant. The punched flowers and butterflies are so pretty. It's always lovely making things when you know they are going to be appreciated isn't it.
Your day out sounds great.


brenda said...

Hi Lesley

Stunning elegance is all I can say, what a wonderful keepsake for your aunt.

B x

Shirley said...

Lesley, That is just gorgeous and what a beautiful keepsake too! Wow!

Elaine G said...

A beautiful card and box Lesley, you have obviously taken such care to put this together and it is bound to be much appreciated. Isn't it nice when people keep your cards? Glad you had a great day at Artisan.

Unknown said...

This is a stunning card ... absolutely blooming beautiful ... your flower work is fabulous.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ... I am now going to follow you too ... there is so much yumminess to see here!

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Hi, Lesley.. This card is a stunner! Love the floral decoration - so elegant! Your hubby's Aunt & Uncle will be thrilled!:o)

I was thinking about going to the Artisan show, but with wanting to support my buddy who's just started with Stampin' Up!, all my spare pennies have gone on SU goodies recently! I hope they do the show again next year. I would like to go.

Chris xx

sheffsue said...

What a gorgeous card! stylish and elegant.

Sue x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!!!! I love the card and box, what a treasure!
Hugs, Christina

Carol Q said...

what a stunning classy card.
I went to Artisan both days and thought it was pretty good. So nice to have work shops as well as retail therapy. Lets hope they have enough good feedback to run another.

Isabelle Norris said...

how beautiful and elegant is this?? truly stunning