Friday 27 September 2013

Keepsake Wedding Card

Hi friends.
Last in the wedding series today - the card! Quite a few pictures so get comfy.
It is 8inches square and a trifold created with two cards stuck together.

I covered the front of the card with some lovely silk shimmery paper and cut out a heart aperture with a Spellbinder Heart Die.
Then I cut a heart in acetate ,big enough to cover the 'hole' and stuck it to the inside of the card. I then made two heart frames to cover the edges both on the inside and outside of the card.
The wedding rings were cut with a Marianne Die from satin silver card so that they looked like Platinum and I adhered to the acetate with a little Cosmic Shimmer glue - great glue -dries clear.
I cut two of the lovely triangles from Spellbinders  Gold Elements One and glued them on the back return flap to add a bit of interest when the card was opened. These could not be seen when the card was closed thus leaving nothing showing behind the acetate. The sentiments were computer generated and matted on the same paper used on the front of the card.
The front of the card was embellished with die cut flowers and pearl swirls and the 'Wedding Congratulations' was a stamp that I had in my collection and I used WOW Platinum embossing powder to emboss with.
I them had to make a box as there was no way I was going to squash it in an envelope! so I used some patterned shimmer card for the lid, and added ribbon and two pearl hearts across the corners and
here it is displayed with one of the spare sugar flowers.
That's the end of the wedding posts, next time we are back to Birthday cards!
I hope that after my holiday next week I can get back into some more general card making and perhaps I should make a start on those Christmas cards that have never materialised monthly!
I also need to sort out the craft room and do a 'Stock take ' I think. I have forgotten half of what I have and I have some lovely new stamps from Uniko and Indigo Blu and LOTV that I want to play with and...................I could go on but I am sure you know what I mean.
Till next time  -Thanks for looking, take care and thank you to anyone who takes the time to leave me a comment.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Wedding Cake

Hi Friends.
Hope you are all well. It's a bit grey and miserable here to day and a sign that Autumn is upon us as  the trees are turning to their lovely reds and browns. Ready for a few pictures? Get comfy!

Well here is the cake that took a lot of my time -and love this summer. It travelled well to the wedding, and safely I am pleased to say. The whole of the car boot was taken over with the cake!

Very traditional in design , 3 tiers of fruit cake, covered in marzipan and ivory icing. The bottom tier weighed "a ton" to quote my hubby who had to do the lifting! Apart from the ribbon round the base of each cake everything was made from sugar. More pictures below to show the detail better.
I have to say that I was really pleased with the lace as it just looked like material.


I took a couple of spare flowers with me but fortunately I didn't need them.

Now for a picture of the "Happy Couple" - perhaps not the best- needs a bit of photo shop but that's not my department! I do well to get them on the blog! It seems to take forever!

and the actual place they were married

With a lovely view, and the sun shone.

    OK folks , hope you have had a little taste of what we enjoyed on the day. Please pop back soon for the wedding card.! Last in the series -!!

Hugs xx Carole


Saturday 21 September 2013


Hi Friends.

Well we are back from the wedding so now I can begin to share with you all that has kept me busy over the last few months. All went well on the "big day" I am pleased to say and the weather was kind to us. It rained the day before and the day after but the day of the wedding was dry and sunny although very windy and a tad nippy. The wedding was outside overlooking the sea in Ilfracombe - Devon. It was a beautiful setting. Hopefully some pictures of that when we get them off the cameras!
So first up the invites .
Idea and colour scheme by Iain and Nicole - executed by moi!

After that came the favour boxes and place cards- my design this time, and I decided that I would incorporate the name tags on the boxes in case we sat outside and it was windy and then they wouldn't blow away!


I used Square bracket Edge Box die from Spellbinders and the label is a D-Lites die from Spellbinders - Ornamental Tags One. Plenty of arm exercise with the Grand Calibur! The use of wax paper helped immensely when cutting the tags and it somehow seems to 'season' the die at the same time. After filling the boxes the tags were attached with tiny foam pads.

That's the first instalment - thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by for the next instalment.
Off to make a box for a birthday card that I have made - oh and catch up on some chores and washing. Got to make the most of this sunshine - Autumn is round the corner I fear.

Have a good weekend and take care.
Carole x


Friday 6 September 2013

Anyone who had a heart!

Hi friends!

Do you remember that song? I think it was Cilla Black back in the -mmmm- showing my age again! We won't go there.

Well one week to go till the wedding. The cake is all finished now and has kept me pretty busy of late. Just got to transport it to Ilfracombe in one piece now. (photo of that after the wedding).
Only the wedding card left to do!

So as a memento of the occasion I bought a wooden heart and jazzed it up as a keepsake! A bit of home d├ęcor.
Here it is -

I Had bought some Indigo Blu products to try so I first painted it with white Gee-Sso -Good - brilliant coverage, let that dry, it didn't take long and then added a touch of a pale pink acrylic paint in places.
Next out came the Flitter Glue and gilding flakes along with the Vintage Flourish stamp and I added that top and bottom. The lighthouse was stamped onto tissue and cut around and then carefully separated so that I had one ply and I attached it with Slap-it -on. - A big Thank You to Kay from Indigo Blu for those instructions. The wedding rings are a stamp from my stash - embossed in WOW Platinum and the words were all stamped in Archival black ink.
 After all that I decided to add some frantage as the rocks round the lighthouse, first applying Flitter Glu to protect the underneath layer. It worked well.

The lighthouse has significant memories for Iain and Nicole - they got engaged at one in Australia and will be married at Ilfracombe on the coast here.
A bit of ribbon to hang it with and all done. I added this to a keepsake box that I have bought them - more about that another day.
Hope you like my creation, I am quite pleased with my first venture into such things.
Have a good weekend, weather not too promising I fear.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx