01 November 2012

{Pam's 50th Wedding Anniversary}

My dear friend Pam and her darling husband are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on 3 November and to honour this Pam is hosting a 50th Challenge with some lovely DigiStamps4Joy images up for grabs.  All you have to do is to create a card celebrating any 50th event and link it up over at her challenge here.  

I have created this easel card for Pam's 50th Anniversary using a Bugaboo image.  The butterflies were cropped from the original image and then scaled up, printed and coloured with H2O's and dry chalks.

Here's the wording which is on the inside:

Of all the joys in a long and happy life, there’s none so precious as the love between husband and wife.  May your years ahead
be blessed with a wonderful journey.

Here's some photos of the severe hail storm we had this Tuesday afternoon here at our home in Fourways, Johannesburg.  Some hail stones were the size of golf balls.  We did fear for our home's windows, but fortunately not damage even the indigenous garden survived quite well.


Once again I would like to link this creation up with the following challenges:
  1. Delightful Challenges: Delightful Stitching (Faux)
  2. Simply Create: Anything Goes
  3. Brown Sugar: Anything Goes
  4. Inspire me Fridays: Anything Goes
  5. Stamping for the Weekend: Anything Goes
  6. Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
  7. Corrosive: Know When to Fold 'Em
  8. Lady Anne's: Anything Goes
  9. Make it Monday: Anything Goes
  10. Paper Playtime: Anything Goes
  11. The Old Back Porch Week 43: Anything Goes
  12. Just Keep on Creating: Anything Goes
  13. Anything Goes: Anything Goes
  14. LEJ: Anything Goes
  15. Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes
  16. Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
  17. Pumpy's 50th Challenge: A creation celebrating a 50th
  18. Crafts and Me: Bling
  19. Flutter By Wednesdays: Anything Goes with Butterflies
  20. Creative Draft Challenges2: Special Occasion (50th Wedding Anniversary)
Thank you to all my wonderful Followers (old and new) for all the lovely inspiring comments you leave behind.


  1. Wow...what a stunning easel card you made for your friends 50th anniversary.

    I can't believe the size of those hail stones. So happy that you didn't experience any damage.

  2. Desire, This is so beautiful. Thanks for entering, and to think the original is standing right next to my PC and I keep looking at it. My maid said that lady can make much better cards than you. I am sure that is true!!!!

  3. I was so excited about the card that I forgot to mention the storm, luckily you were not out running in it.xxx

  4. It's a stunner. Wonderful images all around and the cut out butterflies are simply gorgeous. And wow for the hail stones - they are gigantic! Yikes!

  5. Wow! What a beautiful, beautiful card!

  6. What a beautiful job for such a wonderful event. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

  7. Some serious hailstone there Desiree, I think so many places have had adverse weather connected to Sandy.

    Our daughter is in NY, arrived just before the sort along with other teachers and 64 children in tow, thankfully we are back in touch and they are all OK.

    I absolutely love your card, butterflies and agapanthus can't fail to please.

    B x

  8. This is beautiful,love the image....fab design.xxx

  9. WOW this is gorgeous Desire! I absolutely love the color combo and your gorgeous details!!
    So glad you didn't have any hail damage!
    Hugs, Tammy

  10. Stunning card Desire. I love the design and the gorgeous colours.

    hugs Sue

  11. Oh this is such a cute card! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

    P.S. That is some hail!

  12. Stunning card, love those butterflies!

  13. what a stunning butterfly card thanks for sharing with us at fbw.

  14. Another amazing creation Desire!!! I love the butterflies and the beautiful colour scheme you have used.

    Linda xxxx

  15. Gorgeous card Desire!! I saw this on MIM. I love all those beautiful butterflies!! The coloring is fabulous!! I have that stamp and was wondering what I could do with it. Thanks for the great idea of coloring it. Take a look at my first center step card when you get time and let me know what you think of it. You had some large hail there, didn't you? Have a wonderful day!! Hugs, Gloria


  16. Beautiful easel card and gorgeous image and loved what you have done with the butterflies -can't believe the size of those hailstones!!!
    Carol x

  17. wow stunning card Desire, beautiful made.

    greetings karin

  18. So very stunning! I love what you have done with the butterflies. So very stunning! Happy Anniversary to Pam too!
    P.S. So glad your windows and plants survived the hailstorm! We are use to such storms in our part of the world but I am sure they aren't the "norm" for you all!

  19. Wow, some hailstorm! Those are no fun!
    Love your card, Desire! It is awesome! Fabulous design, beautiful image, 'flies, papers, & colors! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  20. A beautiful card, thank you for joining in at LEJ Designs; good luck. Vee xx

  21. I'm so in love with this card, all fitts together, love the blue and the butterflies....

    hugs Amanda

  22. Wow Desire what a beautiful card, and always in yur own wonderful style loveit, and the photos are gorgeous too, big hugies June xxxxxxxxx

  23. So beautiful Desire a absolutely gorgeous easel card love the butterflies ans the colours you've used

  24. Wonderful card, Desire, such a work of art, and what amazing storm pictures

    Hugs Alex

  25. This is gorgeous Desire. Beautiful colours and layout. I wouldn't like to be out in those hail stones. Ouch!!!


  26. Amazing card! Love your details and the lovely colors. Hail can be very scary. The weather is very strange. We have hurricanes and you have hail. I hope there was no damage. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  27. So pretty, beautiful image and that blue is just marvelous. Lovely indeed. Thanks for your visit and lovely comments. Hugs

  28. Hi!
    That is a stunning card! and I'm so surprised to see we're practically neighbors!! I live in Wilgeheuwel :D

  29. stunning butterflies, thanks for joining SC

  30. Anonymous1:06 PM

    Wow, what a stunning card just so gorgeous, love the color and love those Butterfly's. I am a new follower too xx

  31. You've made such a beautiful card for your friend's wedding anniversary. I like the blue color scheme, and all those butterflies are so decorative!

  32. saw your card on MIM its beautiful and I do love easel cards,lovely colours and I love the butterflies and gosh those hail stones are massive I have never seen anything like it !! ..x #127

  33. Gorgeous card Desire, just love those Butterflies and pretty blues. Came from MIM and thanks for dropping by earlier. Carolxx

  34. This card is beautiful. Love the colours you have used. What a great idea to use three butterflies to keep the easel part up, love it. Cheers FiLoMa

  35. Just beautiful, love the stamp also. I have it!

  36. wow wow wow wow wow wooooow wowow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wooooow wowow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wooooow wowow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wooooow wowow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wooooow wowow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wooooow wowow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wooooow wowow wow wow wow wow is all that I can say to your fantastic card!!!!

    Sorry I haven't been around lately...

    oh, I'm glad that your home has no too serious damage, poor plants they had to bear the hail unprotected! It's amazing and scary how strong the nature can hit us all.

    Hugs, Alessandra

  37. Anonymous2:44 PM

    Beautiful card! Gorgeous shades of blue! Really pretty. Thanks for joining in at LEJ Designs this week! Good luck xx

  38. Okay, I was just about to say that you could send those butterflies here since it's so cold outside and I'm missing seeing them fluttering around, but then I see your lovely hail storm...good grief. I can only imagine how loud and scary that must have been! So happy all faired well. :)
    Your card is so stunning and I love the animation and movement of it all.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...
    Lisa xx

  39. Wow, what a pretty card! Perfect for Make it Monday.

    Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving your lovely comments. Wedgie xxx

  40. GORGEOUS!! That is quite the hail storm!!~

  41. very beautiful!!!!!
    love the popped butterflies!!!!

  42. What superb dimension Thanks for playing at SFTW hugs Rebekah xx

  43. This is stunning Desire. I love the beautiful butterflies and the blue theme. Sarah x

  44. Desire, your beautiful butterflies look fabulous on this pretty anniversary card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Bling It Up" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  45. This is soooooo pretty!! Your hail photos are amazing!!! So sorry for your garden but you say it fared quite well - yay! Gorgeous pics tho!!

  46. Absolutely fabulous card I love it. I also think your photos are great.x


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