Monday, 27 June 2011

Daring Cardmakers: Something old, something new , something borrowed .....

This week's challenge card had to be quick and dirty or should I say clean and simple! I've got a lot on this week and this glorious weather is not helping.
Influenced by an item on Hero Arts Twitter page, this is my take on the card. You could say I took the 'blue' element of the old saying a bit literal :-), but I think it works.  I used my Martha Stewart's Butterfly punch and the stamped image was made with an Inkadinkadoo 97901-P stamp- there is no title or description with this stamp. Mr & Mrs is stamped from my Papermania Wedding Sentiments stamp set in Color Box Cerulean on a label from Nestabilities Labels 4.
As for the theme, the stamp is an old one I 've had for while and the card-stock is new. I think I've covered the 'blue' bit.
Thanks for stopping by and if you like my card please leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

So Happy!!!

Taken on the 23rd May 2009, this photo of Miriam caught laughing in an untypical 'Bridal' pose was too good to pass up as an opportunity to create a scrapbook page. I choose this from a selection of extra photographs taken by the official photographer and destined NOT to appear in the offical redord of the day. I just love it!.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Daring Cardmakers Challenge: Rocker Card
My last post was all about the completion of my biggest project so far, the invitations for my nephew's wedding. It was great to work on the invites but I did not have much time to enter challenges and update my blog. Thank you Daring Cardmakers for such a fun challenge this week. 'Have a Berry Happy Birthday' is just what I needed to get back into the swing of things. Some bright colours and 'googly eyes' made this card fun to make. Minimum kit required. Some Tim Holtz distress inks, some American Crafts Thickers (this product name always make me smile) and my PC for the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like this weeks card.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Wedding Invitation

Hi all, long time no blog!

Now that the final invitations have been distributed, I have been given the 'OK' to post these photos of a wedding invitation that I have been working on over the past few weeks. I was really thrilled to be asked to do this project and once I got my process worked out, the whole thing went  quite smooth. I managed to source most of the materials needed here in Germany, but I could not find any supplier for the diamante hearts that embellish the front of the card. This is were DIY Wedding Stationery, Hale in Cornwall came to the rescue. Thanks to Shelly Booth I managed to get the hearts shipped in super fast time and some additional bits needed to complete the invitations. All the cutting and folding was done by hand with the aid of my Crafters Companion  Ultimate Pro and my brand new ATG700 (Adhesive Tape Gun) made the assembly easy. How did I ever make cards without this wonderful piece of  kit! The actual invitations were printed using my pc on ivory paper that has a vellum effect.

The black/grey colour of the font combines well with the ivory paper and dark blue of the ribbon. I've had some really great feedback which makes the work worth while. This is my first big project and I'm quite pleased with the outcome and so are the Bride and Groom!  And that what counts.
And now on to the Order of Service covers to be followed by the Thank You cards.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share this with you.