Wonderful Winter Wedding

Friday, 30 December 2011

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and have something nice planned to see in the new year.
Our Christmas break is over and it's time for another challenge on the Alphabet Challenge Blog.  We're back to fortnightly now and the challenge for this fortnight is...

X for Xtra Special Occasion!

We're also running a DT call so make sure you put your name down as I can't wait to see who my new teamies are!

Here's my project for the challenge..


I made this for my cousin who got married yesterday and I made their wedding stationary.  As the theme for their stationary was winter themed I went with that for their card.  Here's a close-up of the card


The image is from Tiddly Inks called "Me and you baby" which I coloured with copics.  I then spread glossy accents all over her dress and gave it a coat of glamour dust so it really sparkles!


I didn't use any design papers on this one.  Instead I cut a spellbinders wonky rectangle out of a square of card and stamped a U-Mount stamp from the Funky Floral set around the edge of the card and heat embossed some super sparkle holograph embossing powder using Versamark.
I attached some acetate to the back of the card and then used some foam tape around the shape and the edge of the card.  I put some polar white flower soft and some glamour dust into the space left over the acetate and then attached it to the card blank - making a shaker card.  A wee tip - if you give the acetate a rub with your anti static bag for heat embossing before you add the filling it will stop the glitter sticking to the acetate!
I printed out the sentiments and cut them out and attached them along with the cut out image onto the front of the card.  Everything was distressed with some iced spruce distress ink.


I used the same swirly stamp and embossing powder on the inside of the card and used a sentiment from Lili of the Valley on the left hand side and a Stampin' Up! one on the right hand side.


I also decorated a candle for them but I forgot to take a photograph before I covered it over - you can just make out the decoration through the organza


And here's the whole candle


As I said, the wedding was yesterday and it was absolutely gorgeous!  It started off a bit wet but brightened up a bit in the afternoon.  A great day was had by all!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

By The Cute & Girly; Let it snow
Crafts & Me Challenges; Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenges; Celebrations
Creative Inspirations; Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges; Anything Goes
Paper Sundae's; Celebrate
Saturday Challenge; Anything Goes
Simon Says; Anything Goes
Stampin' For The Weekend; Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers; Make a Gift
Sweet Stampin; Sparkle & Bling
Top Tip Challenge; Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss; For someone special

Thanks for stopping by - and make sure you take a look at the Alphabet Challenge Blog for details on the challenge and the DT call.


Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card and candle. I love this image, so pretty.

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge. Wishing you and your family a happy New Year.


Sarah said...

Hi Sheena, oh wow - this is just amazing! Her dress is gorgeous and your colouring is just perfect. Thanks for joining in with us this time at Sweet Stampin. Sarah

Tracey T said...

What a stunning card and candle. Your colouring is perfect and I love the way you have glittered her dress. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' and Happy New Year! Tracey x

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card and creation! so pretty and love your fab tip too! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday this time, hope you come back soon!! Good luck hugs Samantha :0)

Anonymous said...

Beautifully done, I love the sparkle on her dress with just a hint of shadow, very pretty. Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Sundaes this time
Hugs Julie P

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous card & candle Sheena

Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year i hope 2012 is good to you xx

coops said...

stunning card sheena.your sparkle and details are wonderful and i love the image ;D
Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy New Year ;D

xx coops xx

Maggie's Crafts said...

Simply beautiful!

Thank you for joining Anything Goes challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

Happy New Year!


Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning. The image is gorgeous and such elegant detail to perfection. The inside is also beautiful and the matching candle. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge.
Diane xx

Shelby said...

Beautiful card and perfect coloring. Thanks for joining us at MMCS


downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation - thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Happy New Year
Hugs Kate xx

Franz♥ said...

Love your card, really original and elegant!

Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs and Happy New Year, Franz.

cebelica said...

Beautiful card. So elegant! Thanks for playing with us as MMCS challenge this week! Hugs!

debby4000 said...

Love stunning wedding card.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Roxx.T Barnes said...

I found your site from Alphabet Challenge Blog.I entered my name in for DT.I must say your work is absolutely stunning!

Crafty Daffy said...

This card is gorgeous. I love the image and the dress...WOW. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Boots for our Celebrations Challenge. xx Denise