Friday, 22 June 2012

Memories are Made of This


Memories are made of this
This can be interpreted in different ways. 
Vintage style which could be anything (card, atc, bookmark, tag, gothic arch etc - 
or you can go down the scrapbook page/mini album route with memories 
of any vintage - even yesterday!

It is my lovely daughter and wonderful son-in laws wedding anniversary next month so I used the challenge to make a card for them.

I chose Embossed Hearts for the main BP and Polished Stone as a mat for the pic which is popped up with foam pads. The frame around the pic is made from the gold lace digi in the Traditional Christmas collection.

I cut a heart from white corrugated card, painted it with iridescent medium and added some fine glitter powder.

The extravagant bow is deliciously soft silk ribbon with a pearl button from my local haberdashers.  My DD's dress was made of wild silk so I have been very generous and parted with some of this gorgeous silk ribbon from Funkie Junkie Linda's boutique - well, as they say...she's worth it,  LOL.
The tassle trim is a wonderful match for the ribbon,
The words computer generated.

It would have been nice if I'd used flowers a that were a closer match to the colour of those in her bouquet but these were the nearest I had.
I do have some left from when I did the wedding flowers,  but they are too big for this card. - 19 years ago, which proves what a hoarder I am.
The bouquet  took days to make but we were all happy with the result and I was very proud of it.

We hope you will share your memories with us for this challenge - you really must pop over to CACB and see what delights the DT have come up with.for this challenge.

I'd also like to enter this into the following challenges
Papertake Weekly - bingo - ribbon, free (tassle trim) blooms
The Ribbon Reel #30 - colour challenge - strawberries and cream + ribbon
The ABC Challenge - R is for romance
Craft Punked  #25 - strawberries and cream
Crafter's Companion #25 - time to embellish
Crafty Calendar - flowers in bloom
Crafts and Me #89 - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by and the lovely comments on my previous posts :)
Cheers me dears



Sandie said...

Such a stunning card Irene...I love your attention to detail, it makes this card perfect.

Hugs Sandie xx

Ann Whitfield said...

This is a card and a page all in one Irene and I'm sure they'll both treasure such a personal keepsake. As usual, you have pulled vintage off to perfection!
Ann x

Paula said...

This is beautiful, lots of detail, gorgeous card! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :))

s4rah said...

What a lovely card, I'm sure your daughter and son-in-law will love it. Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week!

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, such a lovely keepsake for a womderful day.
Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Beryl said...

What a beautiful photo and a gorgeous page/card. Brilliant idea to make it both. I'm sure they'll treasure this forever.
Beryl xx

June Nelson said...

Wow what a beautiful card, and it will be a tresured keepsake its absoloutely gorgeous xxxxxx

Elaine said...

This is just beautiful Irene I saw this card on the challenge blog and thought it was you until I read this what a fabulous anni card for them , well done Hugs Elaine

Steph L said...

Great card. Love the layout and the photo is beautiful. Super work.
Thanks for joining Craftpunked and good luck!!
Steph xx

Helen Anderson said...

Lovely card Irene, I'm sure they will really treasure it!
Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week and good luck :) x

Keilly said...

Gorgeous photo card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

CraftyNess said...

This is gorgeous card and such a personal touch too :) thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week x

Cinzia Gava said...

I love it!!! such a cute idea!!! simple and elegant... and what a beautiful couple, by the way!!!

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous piece Irene. A very happy couple too.
Well done!