Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Heat Embossed Wedding Cards

A couple of weeks ago we went to the wedding of 2 of our very good friends.  Four days before the wedding they came round and asked my husband Geoff if he would be Best Man and he told them he would be honoured.

On the morning of the wedding Geoff and I picked up the Groom and took him to the Registry Office.  The Bride looked stunning, her wedding dress was gorgeous and the ceremony was beautiful. On the day of the wedding it's normally the Bride who's nervous but the Groom was so nervous he got his name wrong. When the registrar said "can you say your name again but in the right order this time" he nearly got it wrong again.

I wanted to use my new stamp set Special Celebrations to make a wedding card for them.  This stamp set comes in 2 boxes and has sentiments for the front of the card as well as great verses for the inside.  As soon as I saw it in the catalogue I knew I needed it.


I love heat embossing, seeing it going shiny still fascinates me.  I decided to heat emboss the floral image and the floral border from the Floral Phrases stamp set.  I got a bit carried away with the heat embossing and ended up making 11 wedding cards, I shouldn't  run out of wedding cards for a while.  

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fireplace Card - Carols of Christmas Bundle

Every year I set myself a goal to start making my Christmas cards early but I never do.  Are you the same?  I know Christmas is 5 months away but when Stampin' Up! announced the early release of the Carols of Christmas stamp set and coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies I knew it was a great opportunity for me to finally be able to achieve my goal.

The stamp set and dies are in the upcoming Autumn/Winter catalogue which goes live on September 1st but you can get your hands on them from August 1st.  You can also use your Bonus Days vouchers to purchase them.  You've got to love Stampin' Up! for their amazing promotions.   


Carols of Christmas Bundle

When I first saw the dies I immediately thought one of the dies looked like a fireplace.  As soon as the dies arrived I started working on my fireplace card and this is what I came up with.  What do you think? 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Wonderful Weekend of Crafting

I hope you have had a great weekend.  I started writing this post last month but I haven't been well enough to finish it.  I wanted to share some of my photo's of the Birthday Wishes Challenge Kick-Off event I went to as a VIP guest on 23rd June and my little cardmaking event I held on 25th June.