Sunday, 25 July 2010

Sunday Stampers - Love/Life

Afternoon! This week's challenge from Hels on Sunday Stampers could have been made for me!

Not only is it inspired by a Queen track, but the theme is perfect (more of that in a mo!) I love Queen - I saw them live at Hammersmith on Christmas Eve 1975 with a bunch of school friends - it was in the days when The Old GreyWhistle Test showed a concert live on BBC2 on Christmas Eve - and WE were there - oh BOY where they good. Freddie in all his pomp.... Getting home was fun though cos we missed the last train from London and had to catch a tube to Brixton (the furthest the line goes) and then a couple of us had to ring our dads to rescue us - it's only a few miles but at 1 in the morning of Christmas Day they weren't too impressed!

Anyhow, the theme is perfect this week because I have been needing to make a 60th (diamond) wedding anniversay card for next Saturday for my Godmother who is having a party to which I've been invited.  (keep your fingers crossed for the weather!)

So here is what I did.

An 8x8 inch card - covered with some paper from Tim's shabby chic pad. Daisies sponged in the corner (I love that crafters template!!!) in victorian velvet.  Some Wendy text stamps, a Wendy heart on silver metal, puffed up and made into a tape sandwich, sanded and spritzed with a pinky-reinker mix, a maya road heart chip covered with the same Timmy paper (matte medium came during the week!) Used some Tim numerals and some diamond rhinestones to accent both hearts, and a memo pin filled with glossy accents over a pinky piece of paper.
Here are some close ups (this is while the memo pin was drying so it's not in place yet)
I don't think they follow my blog so I hope I am safe in posting this today.
Oh, and I found this pic of us in my bedroom before we left for the concert (I am the one holding the bottle...)

Sorry its such a bad pic - it looks like a polaroid and was emailed  to me by the girl to my top left when we caught up after years out of touch!

14 comments:

Kay said...

I'm sure they will love it, Helen, it is really beautiful. That template is so useful isn't it? guess I am going to have to give in and buy it!

Carmen said...

I love that pin you've got sticking in the heart6 - it's lovely, the whole card is :) They'll love it!

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card hun, thanks for joinin in ... erm... now I am in a quandry cos I never got to seee Queen..sad face... and you did, so shall I still talk to you??? Er, yes of course, you can tell me all about seeing Freddie next time we meet up :O)) Hugs xx

PS... you and a bottle...that is funny ROFL

Kay said...

Missed the pic the first time! Oh the memories... faded denim, biiiig shoes, hair either permed or long bob, lots of florals, those stripey roll necks *sigh*. Thanks for sharing hun :)

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely diamond wedding anniversary card, love the metal heart, I keep saying it but I will have to get some of those metal numbers. Bet that pic bought back some memories LOL. Tracy Evans x

Lori said...

Looks like quite a rowdy crowd you used to hang round with! rofl. Lovely card, how you dressed up Wendy's heart is fantastic! I'm sure they'll love it!

Lynn Stevens said...

A beautiful card that will be much appreciated I'm sure.
Sounds like some great memories and just what is in your bottle young lady?
LOL

craftytrog said...

Your card is stunning Helen! Love the metal embellies! Great photo! Lol! xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Gorgeous card Helen, love the embellies and the colour :-)
Love the pic even if it isn't good quality.
Anne xx

Jacqui said...

Lovely card Helen - my in-laws have their 60th the weekend after next! and I am a big Queen fan too - never saw Freddie live though but went to see them with Paul Rogers last year - not bad!

Carmen said...

Ooh the piccie wasn't there when I visited. It's lovely to 'see' you Helen *g*

ikki said...

Great card and your pic shows you enjoyed life with your friends. Can see a little more of you than your toes. lol ikki

Netty said...

Fab card, Annette x

Fiona said...

lovely card Annette - love the embellishing :)