Saturday, 29 November 2008

Wedding Bells Are Ringing...

Just deleting some old documents on the PC and came across our wedding invitations I made for our wedding this year in Corfu, Greece. I fell in love with this paper a couple of years ago in a shop called 'Oliver Bonas' and by the time of our wedding it had been reduced from £3 to £1 per roll. I loved the colour and texture of the flocked velour and use it in a gatefold (?) layout for the invitations. As our wedding was very much a relaxed family affair, we could justify the cost of handmade invitations. Myself and hubbie literally had a factory system going on covering the blank white cards in paper and we designed the inserts and acceptance cards ourselves on MS Publisher and used the same designs and colour scheme for the table decorations. For other young couples out there, just remember: Who says weddings have to be expensive?

Products: Cerise Pink Flock Paper (Oliver Bonas), White Silver Embossed 'Wedding Invitation' Toppers (John Lewis), Gems (Papermania), Pink Ribbon (Spool, John Lewis) & Permanent Glue Pen Adhesive (EZ/ Stick It).

Thursday, 27 November 2008

I Love Glitter!

Today I decided I would try and use up some prima flowers I received in my large 'Bucket of Blooms' in pastel colours. These buckets are a bargain at only £14.99 from All Things Crafty (see link) and contain between 500 - 800 flowers in a range of styles and colours including the ever popular hydrangea petals. They come in quite basic colours and although they are the pastel selection I have managed to find some fushia reds, lime and dark green and white to decorate my christmas cards (which I'll add to the blog once finished). I couldn't really stretch to buying christmas primas so I have improvised by using my stash of powderz and peewee glitters, glitter glues to make them a little more festive. I would recommend using a child's paint brush to coat the flowers in glitter glue in the colour of your choice and dip them whilst wet in a tub of loose glitter and remove with tweezers. Leave to dry before using, the great thing also is it gives the primas more stiffness whilst retaining their shape. So far I have managed to glitter the some in red, evergreen and iridescent white which I will save later to use on other everyday cards. I hope you like the result....

Daffodil : )

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Dear Santa...

This week I have been under the weather the last couple of months with new medication and lots of bugs. The very latest is fluey germ which meant I have been hibernating in bed for the last 3 days and am very much behind on making my christmas cards! I think I will need to set up a factory system to get up to speed. I have yet to buy any christmas presents and may leave it until the last minute this christmas especially as this christmas I will not be working in the project with clients. I am only hoping my new hubbie honours his promise and buys me a little cuttlebug for christmas although I am worrying slightly as he hasn't ordered it yet. Maybe he needs a reminder..... desperate times call for desperate measures: post it notes on the fridge maybe?