Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ruby Wedding


In a few days time my high school friend will be celebrating her Ruby Wedding anniversary ...
It's a date I never forget because I lost my Dad on the same day -
Forty years ... Where does the time go? I can still remember the night my friend met her husband ... She'd recently split from her high school sweetheart and was "down in the dumps" as we say in the UK ... Naturally her friends and family were worried about her so I took her into the city one evening ... to a nightclub.
Whilst she was in the ladies (the restroom) a sweet guy sat next to me and we started chatting ... when my friend came back I introduced them and they immediately hit it off!
The rest as they say is history! They were married within a year and now have a beautiful family including grandchildren. I couldn't be happier for them!

Here's the card I made for them



I used a stamp from Inkylicious and added some liquid pearls ... then made a rolled rose from some really luscious red card stock to use as my centrepiece


I added some punched leaves and couldn't resist using a pair of die cut clock hands again ...


Because the flower stands quite proud of the card and I needed to put this in the post ... I came up with the idea of using some packaging like this to place over the front of my card


... then wrapped tissue paper around the whole card and popped it into a bubble envelope... It worked a treat!

I'm entering this into the challenge at Shopping Our Stash ... where as it happens the challenge for this week is Graduation or Celebration .. Perfect!

Wishing you a beautiful day

~ Ros ~






17 comments:

Heidi said...

Such a lovely story!
Your card is absolutely gorgeous:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

A wonderful card for an obviously wonderful couple!
I love the pair of clock hands behind the stunning red flower - they´re such a perfect embellishment and they illustrate "time" so very pretty on your card!
Hugs,
Uli

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning! The clock hands make such a fabulous symbol & LOOK awesome too - and how genius to use packaging that way. I MUST remember that!
So glad you came to play with us at Shopping our Stash again - I love it!

Davi said...

A Gorgeous card Ros!! I love the bold red flower, perfect for the 40 year Anniversary, and a wonderful story to go with it ;)

Sasha said...

Oh! Ros! This is such a beautiful card for your friend. Such a lovely story of how they met, and you were the one who brought them together for a lifetime of happiness.

We are on or way to Southampton. We are going on an 18 day cruise tomorrow. P&O charge ridiculous prices for their wifi, so I won't be blogging until we get back. So pease don't think I've deserted you xx

Barbara said...

Your friend(s) will love this card! What a stunning creation!

Linda B said...

Such a work of art, friend... the flower is gorgeous, as are the bling and your silvery papers. So beautiful! Happy Anniversary to your friends!
Here is the link for the pocket mini album...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ2Ddph8Wx8
Also... mail sent out today. Let's see how long it will take.

Lynnda said...

such a lovely story you shared here Ros...


The card is so pretty and so so sweet... love the red bloom!... just pop!!... hugs...x

Tracy said...

What a sweet story. :-) I hope your friends have many many more years together. The card is exquisite Ros. The red rose really pops and I think you just need to make those clock hands your personal card signature. LOL Beautifully done! Hugs!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Ros, love your stamping and that pop of red color! Have a wonderful Friday! My world just seems to be spinning right now, wish I could slow it down! Hugs!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card for your friend, and what a smart way to protect the lovely bloom!

Ira Huberts said...

Oh, that's one fine love story Ros, some things are just meant to be, aren't they and how wonderful that you've been there along the way to witness your friends' happiness! You have made them such an elegant and stylish card, your red rose makes such a great centrepiece! Hugs, Ira xox
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Diane said...

What a fun story....so glad it worked out for your friend...some things are just meant to be, aren't they?? A beautiful~beautiful card.....;pve every part of it...and a smart idea of how to mail it, too!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous anniversary card! That flower is spectacular!

Sue Lelli said...

WOW, Ros! LOVE the elegant BG with that GORGEOUS lush red rose! They will LOVE this stunning card!

lauren bergold said...

this one is just sooooo far ♥BEYOND AMAZING♥ my friend! i am blown away, and i am positive your friends will be, too! (not to mention the whole rest of the gang at SHOPPING OUR STASH!!!) ♥♥♥

Chriss Blagrave said...

Another beauty Ros and such a clever packaging for the post.

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