Saturday 7 July 2012

Golden Wedding Anniversary card

It's week 75 over at 'Less is More' and it's a colour
theme this  week which is................
I have just made a Golden Wedding Anniversary card
for my neighbour to give to her friends so as it's quite a
LIM one I think it qualifies. I tried a few ideas for this card,
in the end I decided simple and classy would be the best
 look. I hope I achieved that, the card was well received I
 hear so that's the main thing. I used my nesties for the hearts
and embossed them with my tiny hearts folder. Then I used
my scalloped hearts in gold as  border. A few punched hearts
in gold and a computerized sentiment completes this card.
After seeing a pic of Wow embossing powder on Mandi's blog
I just had to buy some.....well it was in pink so what choice
 did I have lol !! I also bought some in green and blue too lol, it
looks fabulous, not used it yet though....will report back soon.
I have bought so much craft stuff lately , must stop it !!!...not
 easy though is it ! Btw. Wow have an offer on their powders if you
look on the 'Less is More' blog, they are also sponsoring them
 this month too.

ps.Story about flooding follows, sorry it's a bit long! 
The sun is shining today for a change, I hope it continues.
Our eldest son is biking around our coast for three days from
yesterday. He got rained on riding to the train station but been ok
 after that when he started his ride. Fingers crossed it's ok for
 the next two days.
 All this horrid rain and flooding reminded me
of my daughter and her husband when they went camping last year.
They decided on Wales, she woke up in their tent in the early hours
 only to find her sleeping bag was kind of floating. She realised how
 serious that was and sprung into action. She woke her husband and
her husbands brother and girlfriend who were also in a tent
 beside them.She has never moved as fast in all her life she said,
 ( she does everything at top speed anyway luckily!). They quickly
literally threw their stuff into their Landrovers beside the tent then they
 drove to higher ground. There was a river just lower down from
 their tents. They had checked it when they went to sleep and
 it wasn't even that full. During the night the river had burst it's banks
 and the rapidly moving water swept away everything in  it's
 path a few minutes after my daughter had woken up. They
 could easily have drowned  in the torrent of water. They  just
 managed to move their stuiff in time but her husbands brother wasn't
 as quick and  they lost quite a few belongings. They found some
  of them down the river later on after much searching. It seems
 the people who rented the field out had warned other campers 
 earlier but as they were out he didn't  even bother to leave a note
 warning them that the river might flood !!!!! It hadn't happened
 before apparantly but they were worried by it. Lucky escape then.
I really feel for all the people who have been flooded out just recently
and now are at serious risk again. Stay safe everyone.


GinaA said...

What a beautiful Anniversary card.

Suzilou said...

Gorgeous card, love the use of the gold card :)

Jackie said...

Absolutely superb Viv, I can't keep up with you \t the moment :o)
Jackie xx

Canonbury creations said...

OMG Viv I thought you were up at the crack of dawn to make this! Lovely elegant card, love the little hearts:) We have just had a huge downpour but it's over now. You can see how the flooding occurs when
unrelenting! Hope your son survives his bike ride.
Val x

Lorna said...

Gorgeous Anniversary card, you have a fab blog too

happy bloghop
Lorna xx

Sue said...

Stunning card Viv, such a lovely elegant design
Hope you have a great weekend
Hugs Sue

Heike said...

A great and very elegant card.
Have a good weekend, Heike xx

Rozy said...

Beautiful card--scary story!

sparklingblackrose said...

This is lovely, and I agree with Linda its a scary story, hope they are all ok now :-) Happy leapblogging! Elaine-xxx- p.s I would love if you could pop by and get involved in my new challenge here

Mandi said...

Oh this is just lovely Viv, sure the recipients will be delighted
See now I don't go nowhere I can;t plug me straighteners in!!! lol
Thanks so much
"Less is More"
ps you will LOVE the powders, they are second to none!

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning card Viv. sorry to read about the floods. It's dreadful. Big hugs xx Jan

Kim S said...

What perfect timing....needing a golden anniversary card for a gold challenge!!! Beautiful hearts!!

sandy's crafty bits said...

ooo super little golden wedding anniversary card I am sure jean and bernie loved it ... sorry to hear your scary story about your daughter and son in law last year ... its been so awful lately and I feel so sorry for the poor people who are having to deal with floods ... all I have to deal with is the rain !!! ... anyway hope you son survives his three day bike ride wow what a challenge ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

nicky said...

Really sweet card

Loli said...

Hola Viv, beautiful and roamantic card, and very dangerous story about the camping of your daughter, you have rain and we have to much hot, thi is a madness:D
A hug from Palma and good luck for your son in his ride.

sue said...

gorgous card sue xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card ....really nice ....
Hugs sylvie

Sasha said...

Gorgeous golden wedding card, Viv. Perfect for the LIM challenge this week. The recipients will be thrilled when they receive it.
Thank you for our lovely comments on my latest card x

MissyG said...

Lovely card - Linda

Chris said...

Stunning card Viv as always. sorry deleted first one made a typing error. Hope you are all well. Chris xx

Wendy L said...

This looks gorgeous and in some cases Less is deffo More. It looks lovely. Your knitting looks good too. xxxx

crafty-stamper said...

Lovely card sure they will love it
carol x

Bea said...

gorgeous card - I am sure anyone would love to receive it if they are celebrating an anniversary

~ Ali Robertson ~ said...

Fab creation love it

Ali x

DI said...

Fab card. x

annesyme said...

Gorgeous card!!
Anne x

Bellasandra said...

Beautiful Golden Wedding Anniversary card. I do love to use hearts on Anniversary cards. They are so simple but yet really effective. I really like the clean and simple style.

Sandra x

Inger Harding said...

This is such an elegant and beautiful card Viv!!!
Thanks for stopping by and your kind words :)
Have a lovely summer!

♥ Hugs, Inger

Chrissie said...

Super card and scary story Viv!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Viv - not surprised it was so well received. Water can be so frightening so quickly - makes you appreciate what you've got......btw, my thighs are aching just reading about your son!!! lol

Karen x

Anonymous said...

elegant card tracy x

Carole said...

A lovely card Viv!

Glenda Atkins said...

A very beautiful and elegant anniversary card I'm sure it's a keeper and will be treasured! What a frightful story about your daughter's campsite flooding, thank heavens she woke up in time!

Marrigje said...

Great golden wedding card.


Sazzle said...

Fab card so simple and elegant :-)

This weather is absolutely awful isn't it? Your daughter must have been terrified and I shudder to think what could have happened!

xx Sazzle xx

carrie-lee said...

gorgeous card love the simple look its so elegant xxx

Victoria said...

Absolutely stunning card! Gold really was the perfect colour choice for you this week! Thank goodness your daughter woke up when she did. The power of water...

Anonymous said...

Very elegant card xx

Rosemary said...

elegant wedding card, viv!!

Susan said...

Beautiful card, Viv! Love the embossing on the hearts!

Beccy said...

Another beautiful card Viv, I can see why your neighbour and the people she gave it to would be happy. Very elegant.
Sorry to hear you're still having so much rain, and now flooding! I really hope everyone stays safe and manages to keep dry.

Marijke said...

gorgeous card, love it

Kathyk said...

Delightful, simply perfect for the occasion


Sally said...

A perfect anniversary card, sweet & simple.
Sally x

Lynne said...

Really lovely card Viv. Quite CaS but does everything it needs to.
Lynne xxx

Unknown said...

Lovely card! Simplicity is beauty and this perfectly applied to that beautiful card. Thanks for sharing inspiration.

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