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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Golden Times!!

So, I've broken my resolution to blog once a week, but I think I have a valid excuse!! From Wednesday to Friday I was on a residential trip with a class of Y5 children!! Was great fun - but very tiring!! 

Well, I'm back now with a card that I have struggled to photograph to best effect - in particular to show the flowers. But here it is!!

This is a Golden Weddng Anniversary card for my husband's Aunt and Uncle!! It took me a while to decide how I wanted to do this - but eventually plumped for gold flowers.

To make the base card and matching box, I used a large sheet of Centura Ivory pearl card. The cream and gold pearl papers, and the burgundy textured paper were all from Crafters Companion Enveloper paper packs purchased eons ago!! I used an insert from the Spellbinders Postage Stamp Edgeabilities set and cut the decorative edge in the cream paper, backing it with the burgundy. The rest of the mats were cut using various Grand Nesties, with the Lace Doily providing the background for the flowers. 

The flowers are cut from the gold pearl paper using the two largest Bitty Blossoms dies, while the embossed leaves are one of the Foliage dies. A little gold ribbon finished it off!! As ever, the lettering is X-Cut Roma die, and the numbers are from an old X-Cut set.

The lid of the box echoes the card design but without the lettering, while the insert has a scaled down version of the mats without the flowers!! Just hope they like it!!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Hiding in My Craft Room - April Showers bring Homemade Flowers
So Artful Challenges - Wedding/Anniversary
Fairy Fun Fridays - Anything with Flowers

Be back soon!!



  1. Stunning card and the box .Melanie

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous, they are going to love it! Your gold flowers are lovely and I really like the elegant background! Thanks for being Soartul with us this week!

  3. Wow this is beautiful. I love the gold and flower. You did a beautiful job. TFS & joining us at HIMCR DT Memeber AJ!

  4. This card is absolutely exquisite! They'll love it!

  5. wonderful! Love all those golden roses!
    Thanks for joining us at So Artful this week!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  6. Wow, what marvelous work! I love the golden flowers for the 50th anniversary card.

  7. What a beautiful anniversary card!! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!


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