Monday, 17 May 2010

Sister's are doing it for themselves!

Hi there out there in blog land, today I have been married 25 years so we are celebrating our silver wedding and what a fabulous day its been, I am writing this with quite a few drinks inside me and I don't normally drink, hic! so who No's what it will say in the morning.
The stamp on this card I just had to have, for those of you that know me would realise that the 2 ladies on the front were much like my self in appearance with their fabulous tiny waists, (if there had been a political party for sarcasm a fortnight ago I would have voted for it!) No seriously, as a child Mum made all our clothes so I was used to seeing sewing patterns like this, in fact she still has them and I am hoping she is going to let me incorporate one into a card along with the stamp, which I have loved using as it is so different.
I am still laptopless (ooh err) so struggling to get on a computer so not been commenting as much as I would like to, sorry guys.
thanks for taking the time to have a peep lots of love Chris xx
stamp set is Hero arts make your own
the papers are cosmo cricket material girl the tape measure's are cut out of a 36 x6x6 pad
the text MSE friends always
all available from Sir Stampalot


Fleur said...

Hi Chris, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both. Glad you've had a good day - you deserve it xXx
I just love this card, the layout is fab & I just love those papers, May have to borrow this stamp for my sisters birthday (if you don't mind). Still have your other one here, remind me next time I see you.
Take care & hopefully catch up soon.
Hugz Fleury xXx

Doreen said...

Happy Anniversary Chris,I love this card the image is

louise said...

Happy Anniversary Chris and Hubby. Love your card and all the little sewing bits it is a stunner.
louise xx

brenda said...

Hi Chris

Hope you got the card, you sort of guided me to the design yourself.

What you have done with these stamps is fabulous. I stood and looked at them and thought whatever would I do with them, here's the answer.

B x

Lisa Jane said...

HI Chris.. Happy Anniversary for you both .. hopr you had a wonderful day.
I love this card.. i get teased by my partner and daugher because i have needlework O level lol.. so this card is right up my street. I have a drawer full of patterns too - not quite as old as your mums but my daughter thinks they are museum peices !!
I loe the retro fel to the card and the sewing embillishments are fab
Have another great day - one day nearer your Golden!!
Lisa ;)

Tracy said...

Hi Chris,
I love this, my mum used to make me clothes when I was a kid too. And I remember going to choose patterns as well.
Fabulous blast from the past.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable card Chris, beautiful colours and details. Congratulations on your Silver Wedding Anniversary hope you and hubby had a fabulous day.

Sara said...

Hi chris, congrats to you and hubby for celebrating your silver.
Fab card, I love the little tape measure embellishments. This too reminds me of my childhood when my Mum and Nan used to get together to make my school summer dresses !
love Sara xx

Sara said...

Hi chris, Congrats to you and hubby for celebrating your silver.
Fab card, I love the little tape measure embellishments. This too reminds me of my childhood when my Mum and Nan used to get together to make my school summer dresses,
Love Sara xx

Angie said...

Happy Anniversary to you both, hope you had a wonderful day and are not suffering to much this morning. very stylish card i wish i had a waist like that (in my dreams) hugs
Angie x

Crafty Lou said...

Hi! lovely to talk to you Chris and so pleased you had a lovely Anniversary.x
What a gorgeous card,so much detail and it has such a special look.
Love the little tape measure,great papers/colours too.
see you soon,hugs Lou.xx

Dotty Jo said...

Happy Anniversary you old soak! Honestly Chris, i'm sure those weren't too many drinks really or else you couldn't have found your way to the PC!!!! Love your card, those new HA designs are great aren't they! Love all your dressmaking embellishments, totally perfect! Jo x

Sally H said...

This is fabulous! It reminds me of patterns and a book I had in the seventies that had all the basics in it of how to sew and some very seventies illustrations!
Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. It sounds like you had a lovely day!

Lesley said...

sorry what stamp is it?

Lesley said...

such brilliant card I remember those patterns well to as my mum too also made my clothes and she even made my brother a Beetle kacket!!! Congratulations for your 25th wedding anniversary - Lesley x

Shirley-anne said...

Congratulations for anniversary. you must be doing something right!!
Love the card . the papers , the image the tape measures the buttons , everything really .

Jules said...

Hi Chris

Firstly, many congratulations on your Silver Wedding Anniversary.

Sorry I wasn't here to wish you well on the day .. .. but it sounds like you had a good time anyway LOL!!!

Love your card and all the embellishments.

I too used to make and sew lots when the boys were young so your card is extra special. I know a few people who would love this.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Love Jules xx

Nikbee said...

Happy anniversary.
I love this card. The stamp is wonderful. My mum made all our clothes when my sister and I were little and I used to help choose the patterns.
Nikki x

Michelle said...

Happy belated anniversary wishes to you and your husband, you card is lovely too, i love the vintage feel

Nicola said...

Wow Chris, may I first start by saying Happy Anniversary. Second what a fab card not a stamp I would choose if I saw it but you have made me think twice. The colours & little touches are great those tape measures a nice touch. Now whats all this "laptopless" some new side line you've taken up (does it pay well)!!! Lol only joking.
No really it's great to here from you.See you soon Nicky xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, wow what a lovely image, not one youd expect to see, the papers are just so right for the image to. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Mina said...

oh wow Chris Happy Silver Wedding Anniversary to you and your Husband...I remember the sewing patterns like the image too and love the CC papers...oh er missus laptopless, thats a little more info than needed I think lol
Mina xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Chris

Sorry I missed you Anniversary, I hope you were totally spoiled, Love the card and confess to beeing like you, my Mom made lots of my clothes as a child, I never inherited her talent sad to say.

I have sent you an email, hope you get the chance to read it as I know your having PC trouble at the moment.

Have a great weekend

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOOOOVE what you've done with the material girl DP, especially the strip of the blue gingham on the side of the circle. Love the trinket pins with the measuring tape too!

Joan said...

This is awesome. I love the layout and and the little embellishments!!! I also like how the "models" in colour are on top of the black and white print - very effective!

Joyce said...

Another awesome card...this one took me back to seeing my mom in those dresses back in the day! :) Wanted to email you rather than comment but couldn't find any place to do that. Have a query for you. If you can email me at thanks - The looney American :)

maxine said...

Hi Chris Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and I hope you have not got a hangover lol.
I love this card, it's fantastic. Where is the stamp from, I love it and I need to make a card for a friend who does a lot of sewing and she would love this.
I hope your enjoying this lovely weather hugs maxine x

maxine said...

Thanks for the info Chris x

rozzy said...

Congratulations Chris…. ad a very Happy Anniversary to you both.
Fabulous card. I love the embellishments.. they go so well with the great image…
I just stumbled across your blog via Maxine's above and realise we could be very close neighbours…. well Lincs is a large county I know, but I'm near to Horncastle.
I love using SirStampalot…mainly mail order as its 50 miles away.. I keep saying one day I will get to come to one of their demos… It would be nice… esp if it were you.. your cards are stunning.
Hope you get your laptop soon
Hugs rozzy xx

Debbie said...

Hi Chris.

Belated happy anniversary first of all, hope you had a good day.

This card takes me back too, it's such a nostalgic image. My mum also used to sew, and I remember seeing these designs well. Don't remember her making them tho.

Love the card, the colours and look is just right for the image. Love all the little embellies too, it looks sooooo good.

Take care

Hugs Debbie xx

lou14 said...

Happy Anniversary Chris. What a lovely card too. Love it!! My friend and I have made a friend by coming over to see you at Boston, her name is Debbie, lovely lady. Seen her a few times at Sir Stamp demo days too, so nice to make new friends and even better when they are fellow crafters. So thanks Chris, look forward to seeing you again soon. love Lou. X

dolcreations said...

Happy Belated Anniversary. I do not know how I missed this card that you have posted! I think it is just brilliant how you did the tape measures..awesome idea! You are the lady with such great ideas! I love the image too and the papers are so perfect all together! Hope you have a great day!

pinky said...

Chris this is stunning. I come from a family of dressmakers and this card would be perfect for so many of them. Love all the fantastic embellishments. Hope you have had a great anniversary day. Hugs

Linapyssel said...

Hiii there!!
Yeeeeyy you are back!!! Sooo god to se you!!! I look forward seeing som cards from you!! I´m just finishing of the last of my projekts for Sir S this mounth!!

Please don´t miss out on my candy Chris!!!

Hugs Lina

Faye said...

Hello Chris. Thank you for you very kind comments about my card and blog, which is a bit naff compared to what I see here. What gorgeous cards and what a talented lady! I will be back! Hugs. x

Anesha said...

Congratulation on your 25th Anniversary. Love the card. Anesha

tiggertastic said...

wow i love the tape going though the button, what an amazing card with lots of detail

lovely to view your blog tonight

sarah x

Danielle said...

Hi Chris! I am so happy you stopped by my blog today!! Your blog is fantastic. Your work is Brilliant!!
I often use old dress patterns in my work. It looks lovely with a coat of gel medium or Mod Poge over it. From what I've seen on your blog, you will do wonderful things with it!!

Danielle said...

ACK!! I forgot to say Happy Anniversary!!!

Melissa said...

love your card and your post! So cute! Love all the buttons and sewing materials you used! Great Idea!

Bridgette said...

A white rabbit moment - I'm late, I'm late - Happy Belated Anniversary to you both with love - hope it was special in every way - your card is so gorgeous and sooooo me - I have some lovely vintage patterns I keep threatening to recreate, my favs are the 50's - so looking forward to seeing you on the 8th June it has been too long - big hug B xxx

the crafty duck said...

Hi Chris, this is gorgeous, love the image its so chic and the card is stunning!! Lots of love Steph

Tracey said...

hope you had a wonderful anniversary. The card is smashing, so clever of you.


Melody said...

Happy Anniversary!! Love your card, especially the rolled tape and pins!

Simply a Bug Lover said...

Hi Chris Thanks for your generous comment on my blog. I have been very busy so have not had time to photograph and post much for a couple of months, so your comment was a big surprise. Love your card and I too remmember these dress patterns. Very nostalgic:)


Mandy said...

Wishing you a belated Happy Anniversary.
Your card is gorgeous, love the image and the embellies you've used
hugs Mandy xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is such a fabulous card!
I love your wonderful design and your detail and paper are so very gorgeous!
Congratulations on your Silver Wedding!
kim x

Debbie Dolphin said...

happy anniversary chris!!wow 25 years too.
love your card its fab.Im loving hero this year,just cant get enough of it!!
love debbie xxx
thanks for your comments too xxxbless ya chick

Stamping Cafe said...

What a gorgeous card, Chris!! Congratulations and happy Anniversary!!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Chris,
Just to wish you happy 25th and to say I do like your cards and a big Thanks for dropping by my blog, xx

gina g said...

Happy Silver Wedding Anniversary hun, i love your card and thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. luv gina xx

Emma - Independent SU! Demonstrator said...

Chris lovely to see you today and thanks for your lovely comments about my blog and our stand at Lincoln. Hope to see you at Zoës at the beginning of July. Emma xx

Linapyssel said...

Hi friend!!

Just stoping by to say thank you for all your seewt words over at my place!!!

Hugs to you

Hetty said...

Wauw wat een super mooie creatie
heb je gemaakt en wat leuk dat je volger van mij bent geworden ik heb me bij jou ook gelijk aangemeld, Alleen jammer dat je er geen vertaler ophebt staan mijn engels is niet zo goed

gr hetty

Juls said...

congrats on 25years!!!!

I cant begin to tell you how much I love this card!! Love the image....I come from a family of sewers, so I am very familar with these kind of patterns....I must invest in these stamps!!!! Love the colours, and just everything really!!! Hugs Juls

craftycrafter said...

wow I love this card it does bring back memories I was using this very same pattern to make myself clothes love Dorothy

Michelle said...

Hi Chris

Happy Anniversary!
I thought I would pop over and say hi after you left such a lovely comment on my blog this evening.
I'm loving this card! It looks fabulous the way you have incorporated all the sewing notions. I will be back again to see more of your wonderful creations.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Chris, such a brilliant image and so much attention to detail have just given me some very fond memories of the Simplicity & Butterick patterns my Mum used to buy lol! :) Donna x

lisa said...

Wow, many, many Congratulations on 25 years, Chris. Enjoy your celebrations.
I love your card. I think all girls of a certain age remember dress patterns with some fondness. Hand made clothes were all the rage weren't they. Your card captures that time perfectly.

Crafty Chris said...

Happy Anniversary
gorgeous card love their waists too long time since I had a waist like like if ever.
Christine x

xxxtglxxx said...

congrats on your wedding anniversary - a fantastic achievement! :) I have been married 17 yrs, and even that feels like all my life! wow :)

Beautiful and elegant card, the stamp is very classy xx TFS xx

Cheryl said...

oh happy anniversary hun sorry I am late not that it will matter as you are properbly well under by now he he brilliant card hun really super image too hugs cheyrl xxxxxxxxx

Alicia said...

Happy 25th Wedding Anniverary! Wow, what a milestone...Congratulations. I love your card with the sewing pattern inspiration. I have some old patterns like you are talking about and I alwas loved looking at the cute their dresses...not like what we wear today. Love your card. I am really getting into the vintage look...havent tried it on a card yet.
Alicia xx

Donna said...

LOL at you liking the word scrummilicious are more than welcome to join in the fun with this word lol! :) Donna x

Sophie Doodles said...

SCRUMMILICIOUS card Chris! Thank you for your lovely comments! I reslly love this card and all your ohers! The detail put into this is fabulous! I love how you have used tape measures! lol SO cool! I can tell by the detail tat you must have put a lot of work snd care into this card :D
Sophie Doodles

Clare said...

Happy Anniversary! Whata gorgeous card - Love those women - reminds me of the sewing patterns my mum used to have.

Thanks for coming to visit my blog too - hope to keep it more up to date now!

Love, Clare x

Happy Days said...

Firstly congratualtions on your anniversary, that's quite an achievement!

Secondly - wow wow wow is all I can say about this card. It's awesome! I can't stop looking at the tape measure embellies they are truly fantastic. I've not seen anything like this before and am truly blown away by it. x

Stamping Seasons said...

Ohhh this card is beautiful, love everything about it

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fabulous card, Chris! Love the ladies and all the sewing elements. Inspired! Warmest wishes, Lesley

suzARTe said...

this is a REALLY FANTASTIC CARD. I love everything about it especially how you have used the measuring tape as a design element, it looks amazing

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