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.
I would like to enter challenge 45 at the Crafty Addicts Challenge blog, challenge 360 at the Crafty Creations Challenge blog the Be My Valentine Challenge at the Crafting By Designs Challenge blog , challenge 45 at the Craft Rocket Challenge blog and the February Challenge at the Not Just Cards Challenge blog.
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