Wednesday, December 28, 2011

55 years of Wedded Bliss...

My parents are celebrating their 55th Wedding Anniversary tomorrow ~ 29th December.  Last week, while we were talking about it, I surprised Mum by bringing out her wedding dress.... a pretty blue chiffon shirt-waister.  I have had to for a few years now... wore it once when I was in my teens.... but couldn't now.... Mum had a waist of around 18 inches when she got married...


Here is the card I made for them


Anniversay card


I saw this delightful image over at Mo's Digital Pencil and knew straight away I wanted to use it for their card.  I used distress inks to as watercolour to colour it in.   The background paper is actually from A Vintage Christmas by Meg's Garden.  I made sure I covered the part that said Season's Greetings.  I just loved the roses round the edge.  I used my new Martha Steward punch( Thanks Mum and Dad, a great Christmas present) and made some red felt roses with a Dienamics rolled roses die.  The sentiment was printed on the computer and then cut out with a Spellbinders tag die.  I'll be giving this to my parents when they get back from a few days away.

I am entering this into Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes challenge.

I had a great day.... got this card finished, made Mum's birthday card ( her birthday as the 4th January) and one for our niece whose birthday is the 2nd January.   Tomorrow, I'll do the housework as the weather is going to be horrid.   Christmas Day and Boxing Day were amazing.   Christmas night there was an amazing sunset.




Well I'm off to watch Muriel's Wedding on TV.  Looks like a fun movie.


Have a great week...


Dawn

10 comments:

Heather Maria said...

Wow 55 years - Happy Anniversary to your mum and dad! Lol I don't think I can remember the last time I had an 18 inch waist!!

Your card is adorable! Such a sweet image and you have coloured it beautifully! Love your felt flowers too! Your photos are beautiful too - looks like one fab sunset!

Maureen Morton said...

Such a beautiful card for an amazing celebration! Your folks must be very special. Love the coloring here - made with lots of love, I can tell. Sounds like you have been busy. Love the sunset shot. Happy New Year!

sheila said...

Wow-55 years is quite a feat! Congrats to your parents...how very lucky you are to have them in your life for so long. Your card is beautiful, I am sure they will be so touched. These photos are amazing! It looks like a painting!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wow - 55 years! Congratulations to your parents. Dawn I love how you picked up the flowers in the stamped image with your accented felt flowers and also in the patterned paper.

Tiffany said...

Wow! That is amazing! Happy Anniversary to your parents, Dawn and the image on this card really captures the strength and nurturing of their years together, very special!

MaxineD said...

Beautiful card, Dawn, and an amazing sunset.
Blessings
Maxine

Barb said...
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Barb said...

55 years? Wow! That's fantastic, Dawn! Love the card you made for them! Gorgeous sunset photos too! Hope you have a very Happy New Year! :)

Chark said...

Congratulations to your parents!! Amazing! love the card for them too!

Arlene said...

Your card is marvelous! Love it!