Monday, 20 July 2015


Hi everyone, just a quick post. Last week I was asked to make a golden wedding card, which was a bit of a challenge as at the time I was really in a grungy, splash paint around sort of place....anyway after a bit of a think....

I decided to adapt the layout I'd used here, a little vintage but still my style.

Vanilla fresco crackle over gold paint

The same treatment to the finnabair mechanicals and embellishments plus some florentine treasure gold.

Background stamping with PaperArtsy  stamps in archival yellow and white brilliance ink and it's complete.

You may have noticed I've been tidying my blog, finally labelled my posts and sheer madness I'm now on facebook...anyone who knows me will remember I said I would never do that...well I wanted to be able to share my Donna Downey inspiration Wednesday pages, so that was the main trigger.
I'm also pretty excited at the moment because I'm lucky enough to have a room to craft in now...all to myself...which I'm in the process of decorating and reorganising. If I don't post for a while it's because all my craft stuff is currently packed up....hope it won't be too long before I post again. Thanks as always for stopping by.


  1. Beautiful card Ruth, I knew you'd crack it in the end. Looking forward to seeing your spruced up room too ! Sue C x

  2. A beautiful card Ruth for a special occasion.
    Yvonne x

  3. STUNNING is the first word that springs to mind on this one! Wow, now that is a card that has gone from the traditional to the complete vintage elegant wow category! Love the white crackle over the gold and the embellishments and flowers just look perfect! Lucky couple that will receive this.

    Ok, so now I will have to go and find you on FB..... I resisted it for a long time too......

  4. Astrid got the word in before me ;D! This is really beautiful and so unique. A truly stunning design Ruth!

    Lesley Xx

  5. A stunning and very elegant card Ruth! I love it! Good luck with your reorganising! Xx

  6. Absolutely stunning Ruth! I love the combo of the crackle and the metallic! Perfect for a 50th anniversary. hugs :)

  7. So very beautiful, the crackle is stunning, and your wonderful flowers and metal pieces looks just amazing Ruth. The reciever must have been so happy when seing this art card , of beauty !!

  8. Beautiful - so elegant!
    Sandy xx

  9. So pretty and just pure gorgeousness! xx

  10. A gorgeous card and a lovely keepsake for such a special anniversary. Good luck with the sorting and re-organising - and hope you are back being arty and crafty in your new room very soon!

  11. Ooh, I love that vanilla and golden crackle - that's like something out of a Baroque church or from Versailles. Beautiful altering of the metal pieces, and the composition is so elegant - this is a very special card for a special occasion.

    How exciting to have your own room nearly ready to play in - I'm lucky enough to have one too, and it's so lovely. Hope you'll share some pictures some time... Good luck with the decorating and organising, and we'll hope to see you back creating very soon!
    Alison xx

  12. Hi Ruth, lovely card. I will have to come back later and have a snoop around, been a bit busy and can see you have too.
    Have a great day and happy crafting, Angela x

  13. This really is stunning Ruth! It's great that you now have a craft room to play in - have fun!! Chrisx


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