Feels like today should be Wednesday instead of Sunday...where did the week go? I had every intention posting before today but I never got a chance to craft until yesterday :-(
Judging by your comments Snowman Delight has been a big hit! The DT and GD did a phenomenal job with their creations and I hope filled you all with inspiration :-D You've still over a week to join in the hop starting at the Challenge Blog with the chance to win the new images!
I finally got to play with the images yesterday...what fun....those snowmen just BEG to be glittered. I can't show any to you today because they need finishing touches but I do have a boxed wedding card a friend commissioned. She wanted a picture of the couple on the card which takes a lot of the thinking out of the way. The only way I can describe the invitation was organic...it was made of kraft cs and had jute tying it together with the wedding instructions. I thought it best to use this as a guideline so this is what I came up with.....
I have a stack of pre-cut and scored boxes (from Craft Creations)...all you have to do is fold and crease and you've got your box...lazy I know but oh so handy lol. At one point I did toy with the idea of making a box out of kraft cs but decided to go with the white box to save time. I used a soft peach Bazzill and Papertrey Ink kraft cs...I LOVE their kraft and white cs. I ran a piece of kraft cs through the Cuttlebug with a heart embossing folder to give a bit of texture and made a large rolled rose from a Die-namics die. I made the leaf from green burlap cut out with another Die-namics die. The invitation has the same colour green detail so thought this tied it together nicely.
I normally use white tissue paper as a liner but found some pretty heart embossed mulberry type paper which follows the organic theme
I made a gatefold card and the jute kept it tied shut.
I tied twine through the center of tiny Lasting Impressions buttons (after blowing the dust off first lol) and glued them to the center of the rolled flowers and added another burlap leaf. I'm really chuffed with how it turned out and just hope my friend AND the happy couple will like it too :-D
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
DYSU - Kraft & Twine
MilkCoffee Challenge - Use at least 2 shapes
ClearlyiStamp - Leaves
Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes
A couple of bits of news...I found out during the week that Ben (my son in law) has been nominated for Maitre D of the year award for Glasgow restaurants. He's the manager at Yo Sushi in Frasers downtown and I think he fully deserves to win...I'm not biased lol.
Also I got the final total for my Teenage Cancer Trust Pampered Chef fundraiser back in August...we raised a total of £366.16 between sales, donations and the raffle!!! I was gobsmacked and so grateful to everyone for supporting such a great cause. Sophie had a great week and was keeping well but was back in hospital yesterday with an infection. She only has 2 more treatments and the results of a biopsy to get and hopefully she'll have beaten her cancer. I know she still has a long way to go after her treatment ends but it's been a long 6 months and Sophie and her family will be looking forward to getting their lives back to some kind of normality.
I've now got a Pampered Chef website where you can order any of their fabulous products and a Facebook page where I try to post most days with little bits of information and tell you which products I can't live without! I'm also having another fundraiser...this time for breast cancer. It's going to be on Saturday October 6th at 1pm at the tennis club (read that as porta-cabin lol) just up the street from my house. I'll be posting details in my FB page and here soon and would love if anyone local to me could make it :-D I'm going to do another cooking demonstration and will have fabulicious raffle prizes
I think that's all my news though might just have something up my sleeve for the very near future!!!
Hope you all have a great week :-D
Catch ya later x