Saturday, 27 September 2014

A rather special Anniversary



Morning Peeps, a scheduled post here.........you will see why further down, but it's Saturday which means a new challenge at Allsorts where our lovely Sarah has chosen the theme of  'It's a Stitch Up', our sponsors are FlonzCraft and Marianne Designs.

As you can see I have made an Anniversary card, the colour of the stitching gives it away a little......yes it's for a Silver Wedding Anniversary, a rather special one at that, our daughter and her hubby, how scary is that as it doesn't seem five minutes since their wedding and here they are at their 25th and hubby and I well past our 40th. Their anniversary is actually on Tuesday but I am totally safe blogging it today as she has never taken as much as a quick peek at my blog.......far more important things to do with her time !

Like her Mum she married very young in her teens and also like her Mum did the whole family bit before doing her degree, but it worked well as I was able to look after the children when they were little so she could follow her dream of becoming a history teacher.

She wanted a no fuss anniversary so is she going to get it...................no of course not and this afternoon we are having a rather large party, something I have been planning for months with her children and so far neither her or her hubby have a clue it's happening. There have been lots of clandestine arrangements being made and the last couple of days early food prep like cooking the ham, desserts and finishing touches to the cake either whilst she is at school or at the crack of dawn...............she lives just across the garden you see.


Many years ago before MS took control of my fingers and dexterity I used to make and decorate wedding cakes with delicate sugarcraft flowers, but have not ventured anything more that a Christmas cake for years. However, having looked around for a decent Anniversary cake nothing really impressed me, plus I wanted it to reflect their wedding cake which had sugar lilies, roses and trailing ivy to match the bouquets and floral displays in the Church and marquee. And there had to be lots of  pink, from a little girl she always wanted to get married in that colour and she did, a beautifully made gown of pale pink raw silk an exact replica of a Catherine Davighi gown she had set hear heart on but which carried an unrealistic price tag.

So back to the cake and I decided I would have a go at making the flowers myself, after all as the girls told me, I make paper flowers to go on cards so what's the difference, fair point and I am really happy with the outcome, I will share some photos during the week.

OK, enough rambling and a quick run down of my card to match the pink colour theme, machine stitching in silver thread, Heartfelt flowers......I know they are not lilies but the ivy is there and the pink pearls along with a Penny Black sentiment and some silver flourishes which I distress and inked to tone them down a little. I also made a matching box but forgot a photo of that.

So you will hopefully understand from the above my absence from blogland most of the week, so much shopping and cooking to be done and very little time for anything else, but all should be back to normal next week.

Happy weekend all.

61 comments:

Hussena said...

What a gorgeous card, Brenda. Absolutely in love with your floral arrangement and the colors of your card :)

Sarah said...

A beautiful card Brenda and it was lovely to hear about the prep (for today and for 25 years ago!!). Hope that you have a really lovely gathering today and Congratulations to the Happy Couple!! xx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, have a good weekend, xxxxx

A Casa di Ale said...

Bellissimi questi fiori

crafty said...

This is beautiful

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning card B, your daughter is going to love it! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend celebrating x

pinky said...

She will be as pleased as punch with this stunning card Brenda, so classy. Hope the party goes well.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card, the flowers are gorgeous.
Congratulations on your daugthers 25 weddinganniversary.
Can't waith for the photo's.
Have a great time togheter.
Blessings Elly

Lorraine said...

A beautiful card Brenda. The stitching looks fabulous and I love all the pretty flowers and soft colours. I'm sure your daughter will love it, Happy Anniversary wishes to them both for Tuesday.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card, those flowers look fabulous. Look forward to pics of the cake and celebrations, enjoy x

Michelle J M said...

Brenda this is absolutely exquisite! What a beautiful card, your flowers are gorgeous and the silver thread sewing is fabulous. Have a wonderful party and I look forward to seeing the photos! Michelle x

Glennis said...

An absolutely beautiful card! I hope the surprise party goes well, congrats to the young couple

susiestacey said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda - a card your daughter will always treasure l am sure. Hope you all have a fantastic day today and that the bubbles are flowing x Susan x

Viv's Visuals said...

Congratulations all round Brenda! This is a truly beautiful card and one which am sure the anniversary pair will cherish. Awesome stitching and oh those FLOWERS!!!
Have a wonderful time (and lets hope we're celebrating a 3 pointer later today too!!!! LOL) YNWA. xxxx

Sue said...

A truly stunning card Brenda. Your flowers are so beautiful, I love the sentiment and gorgeous stitched frame. The colours are so pretty and delicate. A special card for a special occasion.
I hope you enjoy the celebrations. I look forward to seeing some photos.
Sue xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card, hope your daughter and all the family have a wonderful day

Pat said...

Brenda this is absolutely stunning, the beautiful flowers on your card are amazing. Very much the time of the year for Wedding Anniversaries, it was our 43rd last Thursday, where did the time go. Anyway I hope your daughter and hubby have a super day and that all the family enjoy the party, which I am sure they will, look forward to seeing your piccies in the week. Enjoy yourself.

Pat xx

Craftnut said...

I love this card, your daughter is blessed to have such a crafty mum :o) Tracy x

Bad Kitty said...

amazing card Brenda

Stamps and Paper said...

Brenda what a stunning card and a real keepsake...gorgeous flowers and colours...looking forward to seeing your cake and flowers...like you I did sugarcraft for 20 years my daughter is now the cake maker in our family...

Anne

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and pretty card Brenda with lots of beauty and colours. Lovely stamp, my favourite, and design used as well.xxx
aNNie The Journey is the Start


Sally H said...

A stunning card, Brenda! I love everything about it. The ivy is particularly lifelike - which die is that? I absolutely love it! Hope the other preparations went as well as your sugar crafting, which I know is breathtaking. Hope Joy and hubby have a wonderful day!

KT Fit Kitty said...

WOW! Brenda, that is a beautiful card! Love the flowers and leaves and the way they are curled so perfectly! Gorgeous! Congrats to your daughter and her husband! Hope you all have fun at the party! Looking forward to seeing the photos of the cake and the flowers you made!

KarenB said...

So, so pretty - the silver stitching is just the perfect detail and of course those gorgeous flowers. Congratulations to your daughter for her 25th anniversary... and to you too for keeping the arrangements secret! Have a fabulous week.

Gerrina said...

How you made the flowers is so stunning! Love those and the elagant and a bit vintage feeling from this card! That fits the occaission so well! Hugs and enjoy your weekend, Gerrina

ALI said...

Just Stunning Brenda, beautiful. Hope the celebrations go well.

Berina RGA said...

This is such a beautiful card Brenda!! the flowers are awesome!! advance anniversary wishes to your daughter and her hubby.. It was so kind and generous of you to look after her children so that she can pursue her dream... you are a great mother!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Jane said...

What a stunnning card Brenda. Many congratulations to your dear daughter and her hubby. They will be so suprised by your party plans, what a wonderful Mum you are. I can't wait to see photos of the cake. Have a wonderful family day xx

Jacee said...

Wow, so gorgeous Brenda, love the flowers they look so very pretty, a really fabulous creation, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Brenda those flowers and the design look superb. I am sure the party will be full of fun and laughter, have a lovely weekend.
hugs
lorraine x

Chrissy said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda..the flowers and ivy leaves are beautiful and I love the gorgeous stitching..fabulous. Happy anniversary to the happy couple and congratulations.

luv CHRISSYxx

Helen said...

Congratulations to your daughter and son-in-law, on their special day. I look forward to seeing photos of the cake I bet it looked amazing.

Karen Petitt said...

It is so beautiful Brenda! I hope you all have a lovely celebration and I am looking forward to seeing your gorgeous cake too. I hope you get a little r and r time for yourself too hun as it will wear you out a bit. A lovely surprise for your daughter and son in law and I bet she loves the card and everything you have done for them. Have a lovely weekend huni Karen xx

hellerlittle said...

a realy Special Card for some very important People to you and your hubby.
I love the trailing ivy it Looks fantastic,
CU hellerlittle

Kathleen said...

Totally stunning those flower are fabulous and I really hope that all goes well and they don't find out at the last minute, Bet the cake is brilliant too.
Was wondering if you were ok but glad to know the reason was a happy one.

Kath x

Mrs.B said...

This is a beautiful card Brenda and the flowers look stunning.
Hope you are having a fabulous day with the family. Congratulations to your daughter and her hubby.
Avril xx

Jackie said...

OMG this is exquisite, those flowers are superb, overall effect, stunning :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love those beautiful flowers and congratulations to your daughter on her 25th Anniversary.
luv
Debby

Linby said...

Absolutely beautiful creation.
Lynn x

Radhika said...

Gorgeous card..

McCrafty's Cards said...

Stunning card Brenda I love those flowers
Kevin xx

Jo Channon said...

I think this is one of your prettiest cards to date (and that takes some doing! with all of your fabulous creations) I love the embroidery and the flowers are so pretty. I hope the celebrations went really well and the weather kept lovely for you. I am sure your Daughter and husband were over the moon with all the fuss and especially the stunning cake that you made. I hope you had a really happy and well day yourself xxx

Tracy said...

A really beautiful card, Joy and Hubby will love it. The flowers are perfect.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Eva Olmo said...

Gorgeous Brenda! I love that card!

walchowDesign said...

Stunning card for your dear daughter, Brenda! It seems like you have done a whole bunch of flower arangement on the card - so lovely, While your daughter is celebrating her 25th anniversary, my son is turning 16 on Tuesday - how time flies! Looking forward to seeing more of the fab pictures!

Shylaa Shree said...

gorgeous pink blooms brendaaaaa.you rock

Sophie said...

Eine ganz bezaubernde Karte, wunder-wunderschön...

Lau W said...

Oh amazing card Brenda, a beauty ! Congrats to your daughter !! xxx

Angie said...

Oh! Wow!!! The card is amazing!!! All those beautifully layered flowers! You are amazing! What a FABULOUS story to read about the surprise you are having for your daughter! Your daughter has been able to realize her dreams because of the wonderful start you gave her and then the help when the kids were young. I think you are pretty amazing! I hope the anniversary was a smashing success and I can't wait to see pics!

Janice said...

What a beauty! Jx

Janice said...

Bet your daughter loves this one too - cant wait to see the cake. Happy Anniversary to them and well done you on seeing past your MS and decorating the cake as you wanted - somehow I think you'll have made it perfectly, Jx

Judy Corner said...

Beautiful Anniversary card for your daughter Brenda. Love the flowers. Cannot wait to see the cake. Judy x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

This is totally stunning card ( as your cake was too).
Hope your celebrations went well;-))m

cheryl Baker said...

oh hun your work is so amazing,al those lushes flowers,and the story about your daughter oh hun you are so so amazing,hope the anniversary is just brilliant,cant wait to see the cake,love to you all massive hugs Cherylx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful wodnerful card B. and love the tale that goes with it.. pray it all went off wonderfully.. or does as not sure which day it was now even though read it two seconds ago :D and well done on cake decorating too love it all, Shaz in Oz.x

PS made a really cute card with your dog freebie will post it soon I hope :D Shaz.x and will link over to your page too of course when I do it.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, sorry if this is a duplicate message as I wasn't signed in and not sure if the first one 'took'. Gorgeous card, I love the beautiful flowers very much. I also love Heartfelt Creations flowers, have many but not using them enough. I need more time I guess (I'm slow with them) but lately I don't have enough time in the craftroom. I hope you are doing well, take care, Shirleyx

Kitten Kraftz said...

Beautiful card Brenda and made with such thought and love! Hope your daughter had a lovely anniversary and would love to see the flowers you made for the cake :)
Pearl x

Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, you should be so pleased with those amazing flowers with your decreased dexterity! They are gorgeous! The entire card is incredibly beautiful! hugs, de

kanda said...

Oh Brenda this is the most beautiful anniversary card. Such a fabuous design with the stitching, wonderful colours and amazing flowers xx

Debbie said...

I cannot wait to see pics of the cake.you are one talented lady.hope you all have a great time.what a lovely surprise you've been planning.happy anniversary to your daughter and her hubby.really special and beautiful card you've created.hugs x

Merry said...

Such a stunning card. I love the stitching. What a beautiful surprise for your daughter and her husband and how wonderful you have help pulling it all off.

 
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