Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Celebrating a Golden Anniversary

Hello Friends,
Today I am featuring two cards that I made for two Benedictine Monks that are Celebrating 50 Years of Ordination.  The Brothers live at New Norcia in the Benedictine Monastery.  I have to say I was a little daunted by this task, didn't quite know were to start, but my Friend who asked for the cards knows the Brothers well after working with them at the Monastery and suggested different elements to make the cards.  The first one represents the Australian Bush as this Brother has spent a lot of his years working with the Aborigines in Outback Australia and of course the Gold cross for 50 years of Ordination.

Stamps: Stamp It - 899E Acacia Tree Large, Stamp World - B586 Grassy Hills
Card: Gold Metallic, Very Vanilla, Shiny Gold Foil
Ink: Stazon Black,
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Computer and Printer
The second Brother has written a couple of children's books and they feature a Black Cat as the hero of the story and also worked a lot of his life in the Country which inspired the rustic wooden Cross.

Stamps: Stamp It - 899E Acacia Tree Large, Young Blackboy, Stamp World - B586 Grassy Hills,
Card: Gold Metallic, Clear Acetate, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Co-ordinations Card
Ink: Stazon Black
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Our Daily Bread Designs Window Die, Impression Obsession Cat Dies, Sizzix Woodgrain E/Folder, Sanding Block, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Computer and Printer,
I hope you have enjoyed this post, lovely to see you here.


  1. Sue, your anniversary cards for the Brothers could not be more beautiful nor more wonderfully personalized for each of them!! They will be treasured.

    If my calendar is correct, there is another anniversary happening today! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband and many, many more!! Enjoy your special day!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Great cards. I'm sure they will really like these. These are just pefect for that special occcasion!

  3. What a daunting task! But you did a fantastic job!


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