Thursday, 26 January 2012

Wedding Invitations

Hello - some thing different from me - Wedding invitations!  I was asked by one of the girls at work if I could design her wedding invitations.  I was so pleased she asked me, she gave me the colours of yellow and green and a design of a very expensive wedding invite she had seen.  We abandoned the green as it just wasn't working and went with the gorgeous bright summer yellow and white.  Lindsay liked the yellow lace and buttons and wanted this featured on her invites. 
I desiged the invite on the PC and used just a general font on my PC plus Ali Edwards handwriting font that I downloaded.  The cardstock used is Stampin Up Whisper White and Daffodil Delight.
I had real problems getting the right yellow lace - so in the end I used lace from Stampin Up and dyed it yellow using a Dylon Dye.  The buttons were plain white, hand sewn onto the lace.
Flowers were Prima - flowers of the month - November, Chrysanthemum, finished off with a little pearl in the centre.
The ink used to match the ink from my printer was Sahara Sand (and Daffodil Delight) and I used Stampin Up stamp set Pocket Silhouettes.
The RSVP's matched, I used a small flower stamp from an old set I had and made the centre sparkle with a little bit of stickles.

The evening invitation was made to match the main invite using the same stamp set as before
I have to say this is one of my favourite sets and I have used it dozens of times!
both invites have been embossed by hand - a single strip around the edge of the white card.

I stamped the envelopes to match the invites and I printed out the accommodation and directions to the hotel to match the same font as the invites. 
I bought some boxes to store the invites and make it all look more professional
I finished off the boxes with a yellow bakers twine and a tag cut out using my nestabilities die.
RSVP's and Invitations

The boxes were finished off with Stampin Up Daffodil delight striped ribbon (my favourite ribbon!) and a little lace bow with the same flower that is on the main invites ( a little bit memorabilia that Lindsay can keep!).  I am hoping to use this ribbon again when I get to do the table plan, and I am also making the place setting cards and tags for the wedding favors -so watch this space!! 

I am pleased to say Lindsay loved her invites and I thoroughly enjoyed making them.
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah x x  

Sunday, 22 January 2012


Sale-A-Bration starts Tuesday!  With any purchase over £45.00 you can have product free from an exclusive collection!

I have made this card using one of the Sale-A-Bration sets - Elementary Elegance
I have used the following products:
Whisper White and Daffodil Yellow cardstock
Early Expresso ink
Cherry Cobbler spotty ribbon (124138)
Rhinestone Jewels and Curly Label punch (119851)

Thanks for stopping to take the time to look!
Sarah x xx

Saturday, 7 January 2012

January Workshop

Happy New Year!!! One of my New Year Resolutions is to try and keep this blog up to date more!  Once a month I have a little card workshop at home and a lovely group of ladies make 3 cards.  One of their requests was to make a Christmas card every month - so hopefully by the end of the year they will have at least 12 Christmas cards in their collection of cards!
The first card we made was using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set (101223) - it isn't a Christmas set - but this tree is a perfect spruce!  I have also used the sentiment from the Contempo Christmas set (118734/120594).  I have used Cherry Cobbler card and ink, the tree has been stamped in Old Olive, with some added sparkle and a Rhinestone Jewel (119246) on the top.  The card was finished off with a length of Scallop Dots Ribbon also in Cherry Cobbler (124138).

The card below was following a UKS 52 card challenge - following 3 prompts which this week was New, Circle and Scallops.  I followed a simple design and used new papers that I had untouched - these are the fabulous Mocha Morning Specialty papers (122366).  I used the scallop circle die (113468) on the Big Shot (113439), which I have cut in half, and simply layered patterned papers together - they all perfectly co-ordinate.  I have finished it off with a sentiment from the Tiny Tiny Wishes stamp set (115370), stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on Crumb Cake cardstock, with a button from the Neutrals collection (119743) and Linen thread (104199).  I also used the Scallop Edge Border punch (119882) to match the scallop circle. The paper-piercing has been done using the Paper-Piercing tool (116631) and the Mat Pack (105826). This has all been finished off on a Very Vanilla card.
 The final card was using a new stamp set from our new Spring Mini Catalogue - I have used the Perfect Postage stamp set (126111/126113) and the Postage Stamp punch (122344) - this has been stamped in Marina Mist on Whisper White cardstock, back on Marina Mist, punched out using Curly Label punch (119851), backed on Bashful Blue cardstock, paper-piercing as before and finished off with Pearl Jewels (119247).  The sentiment is from the Pocket Silhouettes (111672) and punched out using Word Window punch (119857).  This has all been finished off on Crumb Cake cardstock and some Marina Mist striped grosgrain ribbon (119772).
Thanks so much for taking the time to look and if you wish to order any of the above items or require a Spring Mini Catalogue - please email me at
Love and Hugs
Sarah x x