Monday, 31 August 2015

Ruby Wedding

My cousin Christine, and her husband, Michael are celebrating their Ruby Wedding Anniversary next weekend, so it was an opportunity to get crafty and make a card. I love the effect spirelli gives. I used a piece of hammer card from my stash and punched some spirelli shapes from some snippets of cream and red card. I used some gold thread for weaving and finally punched some hearts  from the red card left over. The red shapes were stuck flat to the card and the cream toppers were put on foam pads to elevate them slightly. The greeting was typed on the computer using the shade of red that matched the card.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge

Friday, 28 August 2015


Well, I am back from the family holiday and wedding celebrations in Scotland. The bride loved her silver sixpence and the wedding stationery received a round of applause. It was a gorgeous day, lots of memories to treasure.


Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Monochrome Washi Tape

Before I clear my crafting table for holidays and days out, I decided I would have a go at using washi tape. Washi tape is  new experience for me, and it took three attempts at using it before I was happy with this card. I have so many black and silver snippets of card left over from Stephen's wedding stationery that I really need to start using! I love monochrome cards. I think they look clean and elegant.

I die cut the two shapes using Spellbinders big scalloped ovals and the butterfly is also from
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Monday, 10 August 2015

Something Old, Something New

Phew! I can take a deep breath and relax. DH, Jim and I have been making all the wedding stationery for my niece, Natalie and her future husband, Tony. We also made the stationery for our two sons Christopher and his wife Katie, and Stephen and his wife Leanne.

We gave both DILs a silver sixpence with their mother's dates of birth on them to wear in their left shoe for good luck. I told my sister, Sarah about the tradition and Natalie will now also have a silver sixpence.

I made two little presentation boxes for the said sixpence. Sarah has chosen the one with little pearls on it. I will put the poem inside the box.

Something Old, Something New,
Something Borrowed, Something Blue,
A Silver Sixpence in her Shoe.