of blood. That's what I did this morning. There is a blood campaign on at the moment...perhaps they are anticipating the need over the festive season. I was reading the paper during the week and was reading a story of an accident victim needing transfusions and the number to contact if you wanted to donate. It had been about 5 or 6 years, or so I thought, since I last donated and figured it was long overdue. I had to fill in a form and to my surprise or perhaps horror it had actually 12 years since I last donated tsk tsk. My blood group is one of if not the rarest of all the groups...8% of the world population I always knew I was special lol)...A- so I feel it's extra important to donate. After my cup of tea and biscuit I made an appointment for my next donation in January and I'm going to make sure I donate at least 3 times a year :-D I inquired about donating my platelets but because I get a bit light headed afterward and my veins are quite narrow which means it takes longer to fill my bag (a guy got set up 5 minutes after I'd started and finished before me lol) I was told they probably wouldn't accept me :-(
Hubby and I were invited to an evening wedding reception last night. The bride Lauren read a reading at Nicole and Ben's wedding and the groom Chris and a friend of Nic and Ryan's sang their first song Delilah so it was nice to be included. Hubby's not one for these things...especially when Scotland were playing Wales but he sacrificed his night in front of the tell for me....awww lol.
I made Lauren and Chris a card using Bride Nikki. I know I've used her a lot lately and I hope you're not bored of her but I LOVE her a) because she's so fabulicious and b) there's very little coloring which makes for a quick card :-D
Here's what I came up with...
It's all pretty straight forward...lots of stitching, embossing, glittering and a tiny bit of coloring. I added light pink Swarovski crystals to Nikki's hair and GA to her flowers. Glamour dust on her sleeves and ribbon add to the bling.
I cut hearts out of white felt and added a Swarovski pearl to finish it off
I hope they like it :-D The happy couple are off to Mexico via Las Vegas...bliss!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Craftymess Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge - Monochromatic
Simply Create - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Your comments for the Floral Delight Too release have been fab, thank you. I thought all the DT and GD's did an amazing job (although some of us can't read lol) and I hope gave you plenty of inspiration.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by
Catch ya later x