Mum & Dad’s 50th Anniversary Card


Hello everyone!

I’m sorry I have been delayed getting this post done! I am having computer probs … and still trying to sort them. I have been working on a card for my Mum & Dad’s 50th anniversary today. I am thrilled with the final result … and I know that Mum will love it! Dad will probably think it’s nice … then move on! 😀 – just as most typical males would do! I had this design in my head all week … and thought it would be perfect for the Swap Sisters “Dazzling Diamonds Dust” Challenge … but just popped over to the website to find that ONCE AGAIN … I have missed the deadline!!! DUH!!! 🙄 Anyway, I know it is safe to post … because my mum doesn’t have a computer … and won’t see it before Friday (the 7th is their anniversary!)

The Top Note Panel is stamped with the gorgeously scrummy “Vintage Vogue” swirly stamp … and then I have used the Dazzling Diamonds Dust Technique to add bling over the whole of this card panel. It looks so FAB IRL (in real life) … just a pity the photo doesn’t do it justice! Details for this technique can be found on my card recipe.

Some of the pretty accents on this card are NON SU! I needed some specific details … including gold ribbon & the lovely glitter 50 for this card. I know SU! just can’t carry EVERYTHING that we might need … so occasionally I find an alternative to use! But … the rest of the card is all SU!

Well … I can’t avoid it any longer … off to try and sort those computer probs!!! C U soon! Stampin’ Hugs xxx




  1. Christine Tuff says:

    Wow Andrea, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! You have done a beautiful job and I’m sure your parents will love it!!!
    Andrea adds: It is so lovely to have such nice feedback … particularly when it is something special! Thanks for taking the time to comment, Christine! Hugs, Andrea xxx


  2. Paula Dobson says:

    A beautiful, beautiful and sparkly card Andrea! Love the tone on tone too. Gorgeous!
    Andrea adds: So lovely to have so many lovely blog visitors! Thanks so much for popping by … and taking the time to say hi! xxx


  3. Lynda says:

    Andrea….you have once again raised the bar in th OOoooooo factor. This looks so spectacular in the pic….I can only imagine I’d be totally floored if I saw it IRL!!! Pity abt the SS challenge…dontcha hate that?? The card oozes pizzaz outa every fibre and I am sure both your Mum and DAD will appreciate all the hard effort and love you put into ot. I am hanging out to see this album. Stunning and speccy. OOXX
    Andrea adds: You always brighten my day with your enthusiastic comments … and you are right … this card is very special IRL!!! I am really happy with it! Not sure if I will show the album on my blog … I am not that happy with it … feel like it has been too rushed!!! Perhaps I will do a couple of pages??? 😉 xxxAxxx


  4. WOW WOW WOW Andrea – this just ooozes gorgeousness!!! You can tell you’ve put a LOT of love into this – just STUNNING!!!!

    50 years – what an achievement! Congrats t your folks!

    Andrea adds: Thanks for the vote of approval, Debbie! Always means a lot coming from such a professional card maker!!! 🙂 😉 And .. yes … a lot of love went into this one! 😀


  5. Donna Zammit says:

    Ohhhhh Andrea, this is absolutely stunning. Your Mum & Dad will love it I’m sure. This would make a lovely wedding card too!!! Andrea what is the dazzling diamond dusting technique? TFS. I hope your parents enjoy their special day! Cheers Donna Zammit.
    Andrea adds: I have listed the details for this technique on my recipe card … so you can click on the recipe card to open and enlarge. (To enlarge – once recipe card picture file is open: Click on “CTRL” & the “+” at the same time to enlarge) Use the printer function on your web browser toolbar to print it out if you like?
    But … long story short …
    1. Stamp your images onto your card piece
    2. Turn your Versamark stamp pad upside down … and press all over the stamped card piece
    3. Sprinkle a mixture of Dazzling Diamonds & Heat & Stick Embossing powder all over the card piece
    4. Use your heat tool to heat and set the embossing powder / diamonds mix. Guaranteed BLING!!! 🙂
    (If you don’t want to mix your H&S + DD together … you can sprinkle H&S 1st … and heat this until it is liquid … then sprinkle the DD over the top and heat again.)


  6. What a stunning card! Thanks for the inspiration. I hope you will accept a Sunshine Blog award from me – deets on my blog. Cheers!
    Andrea adds: How sweet of you Claire to pass that award onto me! Thanks so much! I’m glad too … that you liked the card! xxx


  7. Sonia G says:

    This is absolutely beautiful…. Your mum will LOVE it and your dad will appreciate it!

    I need to spend more time getting attached (not literally – though it may happen) to my dazzling diamonds.

    Andrea adds: LOL! I think I have 3 pots of the stuff!!! I just would’t want to run out!!! Love my Dazzling diamonds!!! xxAxx


  8. Rachel Jackson says:

    Just Stunning. WOW 50 years I hope they have a wonderful day.
    P.S Medallion wasn’t on my first pick of stamps but have seen some beautiful things being made, just had to have.
    Andrea adds: Funny how we both took a little convincing! 😀 Thanks for popping by! xxAxx


  9. Suz says:

    Love the sparkle for your Mum and Dad’s 50th anniversary card, 50 years needs to have lots of glitter!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Sue for stopping by! What a nice idea for a blog! xxx


  10. Kay Kalthoff says:

    This is such a beautiful card. I saved it into my “Anniversary File” as I have several celebrations to go to this summer. Just lovely in every way!
    Andrea adds: That is such a compliment, Kay! Thanks for putting a smile on my face today! 🙂


  11. Monika/buzsy says:

    What a grogeous card! Lovee the flowers (can’t get enough of Vingtage Vogue)! Great colors! Perfect for the occasion. :o)
    Andrea adds: Hi Monika! Me too!!! Definitely can’t get enough of Vintage Vogue!!! 😀


  12. chrissieah says:

    Finally have a chance to check out your site again. I am sure Mum & Dad will love your card. It looks so professional. I have just posted my card on my blog as well if you want to take a look. Not quite as glam as your card but I am pretty happy with it! See you tonight for the celebrations!
    Andrea adds: I have to disagree … yours is NO LESS glamourous than mine! And … I know mum & dad loved it!!! I still haven’t tried an easel card … so you are one up on me!!! 😉 Will pop over as soon as I have a free minute to check it out again! It was a lovely dinner, wasn’t it! xxAxx


  13. Wow Andrea, This is beautiful. This is so nice I wouldn’t want to give it a way.

    Are you counting down day’s til convention. I can’t wait. See you soon.
    Philippa xx
    Andrea adds: You are so right Philippa! Sometimes it is really hard to part with a card … but … I guess if you do give it away … you give all the love that went into making it away too!!! 😀 xxAxx


  14. Sue Denning says:

    That card is stunning Andrea and I am sure that both Mum and Dad will be honoured by your thoughtfulness and proud of your efforts.

    Fantastic job!

    Thanks for taking the Challenge!

    Andrea adds: A lot of love went into this one … and I guess it probably is one of my best (I hope that doesn’t sound big-headed! 😉 ) … which is appropriate considering the occasion it was marking! Thanks for your lovely response! Hugs xxAxx


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