Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy Valentine's Day and the 70th Wedding Anniversary of my husband's parents.

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends.

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone out there. Today is the 70th Wedding Anniversary of my parents in-law. There has been an article written about them on the Charity Today website which you can visit HERE.  My husband's father gets support from the the Blind Veterans charity as he is loosing his sight to age-related macular degeneration.
They needed to have a special card and as it is a Platinum anniversary I wanted to use lots of greys and silvers.

I decided on a twisted easel as I wanted more space to decorate also as I was going to hand it too them I could show them how to display it. I used the corner dies from the Sandwich box set from John Next Door to make the lattice. It is very easy to match up the pattern when you layer them over each other. 

I scanned one of their wedding photos and printed it on to photo paper. I cut is out with the Heart of Hearts die set. The flowers are the ones from the Opera box set by John Next Door. You can just see the small lattice in the background from the sandwich box set. 

The 70 was cut with some X-Cut dies. 

This is a Tatterlace die. It is one of the most useful that I have. 

I used the Stitched Flag dies to make the stopper the sentiment is a Signature die,  

Here is their favourite photo from their wedding day. They had a copy of this on show at the party. 

This is what they look like now. 

This is the cake that one of the grandchildren made for the celebration. 

I made this tag to hang on a plant we bought for them. My husband's mum doesn't like cut flowers. That is why we opted for a growing plant they last longer too. 

They did like the card and the plant and they enjoyed their party. They were very tired the next day but it was worth it. 

I hope you have a lovely day whatever you have planned. We went out on Monday for a meal and to see the Greatest Showman. We thoroughly enjoyed the film.  Today we are going to stay in and share the Valentine's Day Meal deal from M&S. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Janette said...

Wow Jackie 70 years is amazing, you all must be really proud of them both, they still look good too...
Your card and tag are gorgeous, glad you all had a lovely celebration....have a lovely Valentine's...xx

Pollard Carole said...

A truly wonderful post what an amazing couple they deserve this very special card such an achievement 70 years married I just going to have a look at the article thanks for sharing these lovely photos as well their happiness shines through them all. Love and hugs Carole x

Jo said...

Beautiful card and wow! What an achievement.....huge congrats to an amazing couple. A beautiful wedding photo too, they look so happy x

emma goddard said...

Awww how wonderful, a great achievement indeed, Happy Anniversary to them both. Your card is absolutely stunning, so much detail, beautiful. Fabulous tag and the cake made by one of the grandchildren is stunning, very clever xx

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful card

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Love this special moment you made a card for and esp love the color

Laine said...

Beautiful card Jackie. Full of detail and love. Stunning wedding pictures!

Linda Simpson said...

This is a fabulous card and I am sure your in-laws loved it with their wedding photograph in too! Such an achievement to reach 70 years of wedded bliss. Thank you for sharing their photograph too.
Linda xxx

Alison59 said...

What a super card and that cake looks delicious :-)

Congratulations to them x

Cathy Clowes said...

Gosh, 70 yrs! What a wonderful card you have made them Jackie, so much beautiful detail. Cathy x

Mrs A. said...

They still look as happy now as they did on their Wedding day. what a lovely card you have made for them too. Hugs Mrs A.

Lorre-Anne Archibald said...

Beautiful card Jackie, Happy Anniversary to them both x

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful 79th Anniversary card. Loving that photo!

Sounds like they had a good party and I can see that the cake was beautiful too!

Brawny said...

Wow a gorgeous card Jackie. Just fab x

Jenny L said...

Hi Jackie,
om my this is such a gorgeous card amd such a super design too.
Love thaeasel shape and your super flowers are really pretty.
Gorgeous sparkly sentiment also.
Beautiful photo of them on their wedding day and also them now.
Stunning cake such a beautiful design.
I do hope you enjoyed your Valentine's meal.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carole said...

A stunning card, Jackie and such lovely photos of your in-laws! x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Stunning card for a wonderful couple xoxo

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card and photos Jackie! I enjoyed reading their article as well!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Barb said...

You've made a very beautiful card Jackie for your Parents in Law's Special Day. My goodness 70 years married is a great achievement and I really enjoyed reading their story and looking at all the lovely photos. They are certainly still a very handsome looking couple at their great ages. I was interested to read about the charity which I had not heard of before. How wonderful that your father in law's life has been enhanced with their help.

I was born and grew up in Aldershot and my hubby and I were married in the Methodist church in Grosvenor Road which sadly is now offices. My hubby also spent many years living in the town where we met at age 15. We moved away in 1969 shortly after we married. Hugs, Barbxx

Lori Kobular said...

Wow! 70th anniversary! That is incredible! Your card is gorgeous!

Kathy Barnett said...

Wow 70 years that is fantastic and so is your card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Kathy { Crafty Creations Challenges }

Shabneez said...

Amazing card Jackie and all the other celebratory makes. How lovely for them to celebrate on Valentines Day. Shabneez x

Margreet said...

You made the bridal couple a wonderful card.
Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket.
xxx Margreet

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen