Thursday, 28 February 2013

Golden Wedding Anniversary

Well, I've decided after having nearly a week without rain, I won't be greedy.
SO, my good friends from across The Pond, I've decided I don't want your snow any more. LOL
I'm quite happy with the lack of rain! Not holding out too many hopes for sun, but dry is fine!
 It's been a bit busy round here getting ready for the stairlift Alan needs to enable him to tackle the stairs now. We went to Carpet Right in Macclesfield and I chose a the new carpet.
(Wanted something good down before the stairlift went in). The guy in the shop suggested we wait another week, as there was going to be a March sale on and we'd probably save a few quid.
A FEW!!! We went back today and our carpet is going to be almost £500 cheaper!!!
(That's about $850ish)!!
Can't WAIT to get rid of the horrible carpet that's down!

OK, let's get on with posting my card! I've waffled enough. LOL

Look how different the gold looks depending on the light!

I think I used the flash on this one.
Quite pleased with how it turned out.
Nor done any embossing (with powders) for ages!
The background was done in two stages as the stamp wasn't big enough to cover the card all in one go.
The card is A5. (A4 folded in half).
The base card is ivory linen. Matted with Matt gold linen card.
The ribbon concealing the join in the stamped and embossed background is from my stash.
I embossed with Stampendous Detail Gold.
The rose and sentiment are from the gorgeous 'Blooming Marvellous' stamp set by Clearly Besotted Stamps.
The oval frames are from latest acquisition, Spellbinders 'Grand Decorative Ovals One'.
I got mine from CJ Cardcraft in Edgeley, Stockport.

I think I've covered everything
I'm going to enter this into a couple or three challenges..


Hope you enjoyed visitng me today.
(I certainly enjoy your visits).

Take care, back soon with more Peachy goodness!

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12 comments:

Melissa said...

Pretty!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful...love the paper!! Lee-Ann :)

Marisa said...

Such a beautiful card, Viv! Love the gold with the cream and the flourished BG.

Way to save on the carpet too! My kind of deal!! Just think of all the extra money you have for stamping supplies now wink, wink :)

Jackie said...

Oh wow Viv, stunning card, I love everything about it. I am so pleased you got your carpet sorted out and what a saving!!! I am sooooo looking forward to our get together once it's all laid and the stairlift in :o)
Love,
Jackie xx

Pam said...

This card is so elegant! Just lovely!
Pam
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rachel taylor said...

love your card thanks for sharing with lexis creations happy crafting to you
Rachel DT

paula laird said...

Hi Viv,

This is one gorgeous card. I love everything about this card. Thank you for playing along with us at Red Carpet Studio

Beth Norman said...

Gorgeous. All that gold is beautiful. Glad you're getting your carpet done. How fresh and fun.

craftyeyes said...

stunning card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week Tracy x

Patricia St Martin said...

Viv, WOW!!! Just a stunning card. Glad you where able to get a deal on the carpet.
Hugs

Kim H said...

Viv ~ This is simply GORGEOUS!!! Oh my! I think the goild is so elegant looking! That background is stunning! Well good for you ~ no rain, new carpeting and now a chairlift! It's like you struck gold al the way around!

Janice W. said...

Lots going on at your house these days. So glad Alan is finally going to get the chairlift and you some new carpet. Your card is so pretty! I hope everything gets installed without a hitch. Love you my friend!

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