Monday 29 October 2012

Wedding commissions...

Some more from the wedding commission...

 The Bride had some poems, that she wanted me to put on an "invite style" card.
This first one was for her Mum.
I kept to the wedding colour-scheme and she wanted butterflies on all of these too. 

 This one was for the Father of the Bride,
so I tried to make it less feminine. It was difficult! 
(and she still wanted butterflies... but that's fine...I LOVE  butterflies!)

This photo hasn't turned out very well,  it is so lovely in real life!
 The Bride gave this to her daughter,
and to my delight and surprise, a few days after the wedding,
the Bride uploaded a photo of her daughter receiving this...
with a massive smile!!
Then another photo was posted, of her daughter ,
walking down the aisle in front of her Mum...
holding this with her posy.

That was so lovely for me to see!

I drew the shape myself, cut the chipboard,
covered it - front and back - with "funky fairies" paper,
(Sadly, this internet site no longer exists!)
which I printed the poem onto. I added a bit of "bling" with the sparkly gems
and some little silver gems on the punched butterflies.

The Bride and her daughter were thrilled with this... which thrilled me!

Friday 26 October 2012

It's twins!

Thought I would show you a commission I had recently...

One evening the other week, I got a text...
" Hiya!! Can you make ame a twin boys card...for tomorrow?!  thanks!!"
Ermm... OK!
I got the names of the new babies, siblings and parents, and whipped up this cute card.
It was so well recieved, that they decided
to buy a frame to put it in, in the babies room!
How lovely!!
xx  ;)

Sunday 21 October 2012

A few today.

I realised I haven't put anything on my blog for far too long!

 So, I thought I would start with this one...
I was a colleague, to make this card for a lady who is about to retire. 
My Hubby swished over the bird and branch, with his wax on an iron (encaustic art) 
 and I finished it with my new memory box teeny flowers, (which I have had for a good 
few weeks, and not used yet!!) which I cut in blue and white. 
The window, shutters and window-box are all memory box dies too.
For the embossed bricks, I used my papermania embossing folder, and inked round the edges.

I am  entering this card into the following challenges...
HIMCR68 - die cuts (ends 26/10/12)
Creative Card Crew - birds
Top tip Tuesday - things with wings (ends 23/10.12)

 This one was one of the more simple ones I made for the wedding commission.
I was asked to make a thank-you card for her wedding day beauty lady.
I embossed the edge, made my own sentiment in word, 
added a butterfly and then a splash of stickles glitter to the eyeline and the make-up brush.
She loved this one!

I would like to enter this in the following challenge..
Through the craft room door -  anything goes. (ends 23/10/12)

As you may have guessed, this was also for the wedding... a thank-you for the best man.
I took this photo before I put on the "thank-you" sentiment, oops!
I used the wedding colours... and the colours of the best mans suit.
This went down well, too!

I will try and keep up with my blog a little more... 
It's only another week till half term so I should have more time then.

Thanks for your comments...I really appreciate them!!!  xx

Monday 1 October 2012

A new month.

Thought I would share with you some of the cards from the order I had recently...

I wsa asked to make some handbag cards for the bridesmaids, using the wedding colours...
So here are the ones I made. The same ...but different! 
I used pink petticoat papers..pretty doodles, 
paper and fabric flowers (with the centre of the flower, being a heart brad ), butterflies, and I made my own little "thank you" tags!

 This one is a silver colour... The photo didn't come out quite as I wanted it too.

And  this was the final handbag...pretty in pink!