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Happily Ever After

It’s time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and this time the challenge is…..

‘Love Is In The Air’.

This week, as always, we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and Veronica & Pedro are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at their site.

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If you use a TPS image in your creation you will receive the full $30 to spend on their gorgeous designs, and if you haven’t used a TPS image then you will win 3 Digis of your choice from their site.

I decide to make a Wedding Card for my creation for this challenge and am using The Happy Couple digi set along with The Happy Couple Paper Pack.

I printed the image onto Cryogen White cardstock and coloured with my Copic Markers. The colours I’ve used are: Skin – E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20; Hair – E55, E53, E51, E50, E44, E43, E41; Suit – N7, N5, N3, N2, N0; Bouquet – YG93, YG91, YR02, YR01, YR00.

My digi paper was printed onto X-Press It Blending card and adhered to my base card which has been framed with a Martha Stewart ‘Around the Page’ punch set called Flourish Lace.

I’ve used a Stately Cirlce Spellbinder die to cut out my image which is mounted on Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Love & Laughter stamp set from Stampin’ Up which I have punched out using their Heart punch. Some lace from my stash and a few pearls finish off my card.

Here’s another photo…

And another…

Stamps: The Happy Couple (The Paper Shelter), Love & Laughter (Stampin’ Up)
Card: Naturals White (Stampin’ Up), Cryogen White, X-Press It Blending Card, The Happy Couple – digi papers (The Paper Shelter)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Heart Punch, Pearls(Stampin’ Up), Copic Markers, Lace (Live & Love Crafts).

If you haven’t already stopped by The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog then please do so you can check out the wonderful creations the rest of the DT have come up with.


It’s time for a new challenge over at ABC Challenges and we have 2 wonderful sponsors this time.

Bunny Zoe and The Paper Shelter.

Our challenge is X for Xtra Special so we want to see some creations for those special occasions in our life such as Weddings, Birthdays, New Baby, Engagements, etc.

I decided to make a Wedding Card using an image from The Paper Shelter called ‘The Happy Couple’.

I’ve opted to use a pre-coloured image on my card this time and have printed onto Cryogen White cardstock.

Here’s a closer look at the image.

I have cut out the image with a Lacey Circles Nestabilities Die and added some pearls.

The main card is made using a Grand Nestabilities Labels Twenty Three die.

Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners (Stampin’ Up)
Card: Naturals White (Stampin’ Up), Cryogen White cardstock, DSP – The Pretty Princess Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Memento – Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Bitty Banner Framelits (Stampin’ Up), Grand Labels Twenty Three (Spellbinders), Flowers (WOC)

I hope you like my card.

I would love for you to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

If you haven’t already stopped by ABC Challenges then do so now and check out what the rest of our fabulous DT have created.

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A Family Wedding

My husband’s nephew had his wedding last Saturday so of course I needed to make a card. This was left very last minute as the whole thing was a bit of a schumuzzle for us.

We have 4 children ranging in age from 8 1/2 years to 14 1/2 years and when my SIL let us know they were getting married I asked about children and was told there was an age restriction and it was High School age. I only have 1 in High School but my second eldest (who will be in High School next year) was invited too. My husband (who is also the groom’s godfather and only sibling on his mothers side) and I decided we wouldn’t be attending with only 1/2 our family. However we did decide to go to the church. At first anyway. Then with all the rubbish that kept going on because we wouldn’t leave 2 of our girls behind we decided we wouldn’t go at all. That was until Tuesday last week and my husband informed me he was going. Men!!! When I said I’d have to try and find something for us girls to wear his comment was he wasn’t dressing up but he’d give me some money to buy some clothes. Money was the least of my concerns but of course he didn’t get that. A nice pair of dress pants, shirt and tie and he’s right, however he did wear a suit and tie. He totally didn’t understand how hard it would be to find Summer clothes at this time of year for us girls. My 2nd eldest was covered as she had a dress suitable from the Year 6 farewell last year, I also found suitable clothing for the younger 2 in their wardrobes but my eldest and I still needed something.

So on Wednesday I went shopping. I managed to find something for my eldest rather quickly but it took a few hours and many clothes changes to find something suitable, comfortable and that I liked and would wear again for me. Then I needed shoes for us both. Luckily we are the same size foot and I got a bargain on the shoes as they were on special so I got the 2 pairs for the price of what one would have originally cost. I just hoped I’d managed wearing heals for a few hours as I’m normally in flats all the time or a smallish heal like I purchased from my daughter. I did well though and the shoes were quite comfy actually. Of course then I needed to accessories my daughter. Hubby phoned while I was selecting some jewellery and a little handbag for my daughter and couldn’t work out why she needed those. Men just don’t get it, do they? It wasn’t expensive stuff and my daughter was thrilled when I gave it all to her that afternoon. Of course she tried it all on straight away so we knew it fit and looked nice and then she tucked it away and her father had to wait till Saturday to see it all.

We took a few pictures before we left. Unfortunately the glare from the sun was hitting us right in the face.

Here’s a photo of our girls with hubby and then one with our girls and me.  Why is it you never have everyone smiling.


So back to the card.

As I said this was a last minute thing so I went browsing Splitcoaststampers for some ideas/inspiration using the ‘Together Forever’ stamp set. I came across this lovely card by Chat (aka nitestamper) and decided to pretty much CASE it. I’ve made a few minor changes but not too many.

So this is my end result.

I loved the colour combination and the layout for this card. I had no idea what the colours of the wedding were (and no they weren’t Baja Breeze) but I thought this was still soft and elegant colour combination to use. Thanks Chat for the inspiration.

We are glad we went to the church service. It was very short only lasting 1/2 hour and was basically just an exchange of nuptials but that’s what they wanted and it pleased the family. The bride looked lovely of course and the rain held off till after the service. The photographer managed to get one group shot before the rain fell too much and then the bridal party and immediate family went back into the lovely old sandstone church and hopefully had some more photos in there. The guests all went on to the reception and for us, as we were all already dressed up we went out for dinner at our local revolving restaurant.

Till next time…..

Happy Stamping