Tuesday 15 May 2012

Wishing you A Lifetime of Joy and Happiness

My colleague Julie is getting married this coming Saturday, so there has been a lot of excitement around the office. Dresses, flowers and accessories have all been discussed, and we all had a great time at the hen night three weeks ago. Julie's a fab colleague and friend, so we're all wishing her and her fiance Dean all the best for a wonderful life together. 

Of course I had to make a card to mark this momentous occasion, and to make it special I decided to make another 8" * 8" card. Here it is ...

I actually had a bit of foresight here, as about three months ago I won a store voucher in a challenge for Crafty Emma's store (sadly now closing down); and one of the items I chose was this adorable Fizzy Moon wedding couple stamp - it is quite a big image so perfect for a large card.  I also found some very wide lace in my stash which I hadn't used as I found it too wide for normal 6" * 6" cards, but it was in much better proportion for this size.

My paper is covered with glittery embossed butterflies - sadly they don't show up too well on the pic but in real life are really pretty and twinkly. As you can see, I've taken the concept of the wedding bouquet quite literally with an absolute mass of flowers!! (I think I can count 15 on there!)

I also had a go at a different technique with a bow: firstly I made a double bow out of  vintage seam binding with my Bow-Easy from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, then I threaded a diamante heart buckle onto a separate piece of seam binding and tied it around the original bow, securing it at the back with a knot and then cutting and arranging the ends into a third set of "tails" for the original bow. The aqua colour was chosen deliberately as that is the colour of Julie's bridesmaids' dresses.

Stamps: Fizzy Moon "Wedding Bells"; Whiff of joy sentiment;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; glamour dust on bride teddy's veil and headdress;
Papers: Best Creation Inc;
Supplies: flowers, seam binding (and lace, I think!) from Wild Orchid Crafts; pearls and diamante buckle from my stash;
Tools: Martha Stewart "Valentine lace" edge punch.

I  also made a box to match the card ... here's a pic of the lid.

Wild Orchid #50 - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's #24 - Anything Goes
J&C Creations #1All That Glitters

That's all for today - thanks for visiting.


Squirrel x said...

Wow hun, this is absolutely stunningly beautiful! Love the FM bears, and all your details are totally gorgeous. Hugs Sxx

Jennifer said...

Pauline, this card took my breath away - it is gorgeous! What a lucky couple to be receiving it. (I see sadly that your view counter is still "el kapooto)

Jennifer. x

Tedz said...

Beautiful card, the flower layout is lovely. Pretty lid, finishes off the card so well - the lace you have used is really pretty. Thank you for entering our first J&C Creations Blog Challenge. Lots of luck, Pauline

Riet said...

So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

What a stunning card Pauline; I love all the beautiful detail. Julie and Dean will love this - it's so special and such a lovely keepsake.

Lena Katrine said...

Georgeous card! Thanks for taking part in our anything goes challenge at WOC this time :)
Hugs, Lena Katrine

Rocky said...

That's one very pretty wedding card, I'm sure they will love it.

Zippy said...

Goodness, what a stunning card! Such lovely delicate colours, cute image, lovely bow and flowers, just perfect! xxx

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this month at Bunny Zoe Crafts. Hugs Michele x