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Sunday, 16 September 2012

What happened to Wednesday-Saturday?

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 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


Lisa Jane said...

ooh the card and box are fabulous .. and by the sound of it match the theme perfectly..
Well done on your PC tally.. they will be very grateful.
And well done Ben.. you have made you MIL proud lol
Lisa x

Jen said...

fabulous card!!!

WencheP said...

Beautiful and very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Susan said...

Oh Kerry this is stunning....what a lucky couple to receive this...I must admit I love kraft card though xx

Berit Synnøve said...

This is awesome ! Love your flowers.
Thanks for joining our farewell challenge over at Digi Dooles Shop Challenges.
Hugs Berit

Kathleen said...

What a brilliant post, first of all a stuning card and box, but unlike Susan I am not a kraft fan but can still appreciate the work that went into this beautiful creation.
Fabulous news on so many events, really interesting post.

Kath x

Karen said...

This is lovely, so classy looking too, thanks for joining us for our last challenge on Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.

princesskitten said...

What an amazing keepsake

kitten - DYSU team

Rusty said...

This is so pretty, would never have htought to use so much Kraft but it looks gorgeous! x

Rusty said...

This is so pretty, would never have htought to use so much Kraft but it looks gorgeous! x

Barb said...

I LOVE this kraft beauty! The flowers are my favorite part...gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Digistamps4Joy DT Member} {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member}

WeirdCat said...

Amazing project, what a wonderful keepsake,thank you for joining in with The Digi Doodle Shop's last challenge
Ruth x

Tammy Ortiz said...

I have so enjoyed your blog and your creation is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I wish you well in the this week's Challenge. We hope to see you back next week.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner

Suzy Q said...

Ooooohh.... Just had a look at your pampered chef website & it looks great!!! I LOVE PC stuff!!! Xx

Kathy D. said...

Oh my this is AMAZING. I'm speechless! Just beautiful.

Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #59. Hope you will stop by and check out our new challenge.

beth moloney said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges, don't forget to link back to us if you'd like to be considered for the prize :)
Beth x

Jill said...

gorgeous creation thanks for joining us for PTW 5th Birthday hugs Jill xx

Tammy Ortiz said...

oh My goodness this is adorable. I also married my best friend. I love this so much.

Thank you for your entry this week, Please come back next week.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner

Shannon83k said...

Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. DT Member Shannon83k

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful colours. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Marc Ortiz said...

Pretty card, thanks for entering our challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. We hope to see more from you in our challenges.

Marc ^_^

Liz's creative corner said...

Lovely card, fab design, thanks for sharing with us at the pretty little ribbon shop, hugs Liz xx

Teresa said...

Beautiful card, thank you for joining our challenge at The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.
Teresa x