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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Daughter's 7th Wedding Anniversary

Whew!! The show is all over and we can get back to normal at last.  It only occurred to me when I was half-way through the Georgian dresses that it was like making up the bodices of twelve wedding dresses in just over three weeks: total madness!!  I'll ask Bruce for a copy of the photo he took and let you have a look.  They all looked gorgeous and danced beautifully, and all in all it was a very successful show with lots of excellent comments from the audience.

I made this card for our youngest daughter Louise, and her husband Bruce, for their 7th wedding anniversary last month.

It's a decoupage sheet I bought in a lovely garden centre just off the M6 near Carlisle, when we travelled up to Scotland and stopped for a cup of tea.  There was a craft shop there too (bonus!!), and they had some pretty white silk flower stems which I butchered and coloured with copic markers for various projects and which now, sadly, are all gone.  I might just have to stop there again when we go up at the end of the month, just in case they may have some more!!

The pyramage and the background paper and sentiment all came on the same sheet, which was very handy, so after the cutting out, I only had to add background card in red and green and colour the flowers and punched leaves with copic markers.  I love the sweet cuddly bears, and although the colour combo seemed quite Christmassy at first, I think it grew on me!

Thanks very much for visiting my blog and for any comments you wish to leave: I really appreciate you stopping by.

xx Jill

22 comments:

Nicki said...

Lovely card, I love the flowers :)

Linda said...

A beautiful card, your Daughter will love it. Linda x

stacky said...

gorgeous card Jill I bet your daughter and her hubby loved it who wouldn't x

crafty-stamper said...

lovely card your daughter will love it
carol x

ALI said...

Love those flowers, the card is great as well.

scrappysharon said...

Stunning....fab flower really love this card...Have a great weekend and happy blogging. Sharon xxx

GoonerGirl said...

Beautiful card love the flowers. Chris xx

applejack cards by sue said...

A fantastic card, lovely image and terrific flowers. I hope you have a good weekend.

Lorna's crafty creations said...

Oh wow beautiful card Jill , i love the image and the colours and detail are gorgeous... fab blog i have just become a follower (sorry i thought i was already one )

have a lovely weekend

love Lorna xx

Tina said...

Beautiful card, love the colours. Tinaxx

Lors said...

Absolutley gorgeous card....have a nice weekend....Lorsx

MissyG said...

Gorgeous colours and lovely card
Linda

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Jill, love the sweet image and gorgeous flowers...enjoy the weekend.
Wendy xx

Trace said...

What a wonderful card, its so detailed xx

sue said...

beautiful card, your Daughter will love it,the flowers are gorgous.sue xx

Michelle said...

beautiful card xx

craftynanny said...

Lovely - I am sure they would have liked it! Lea xx

claire1 said...

just love this card love the colours

Gemma said...

Absolutely beautiful hun..
hugs and xxx
Gemma

sparklingblackrose said...

Aww so cute! Happy leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

ALI said...

Lovely card, love the colours.

McCrafty's Cards said...

I must have missed this one Jill, its gorgeous I like the sweet bears and the flowers.
Kevin xx