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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Wedding Season

We appear to be well and truly into the traditional wedding season - in fact one of my work colleagues ties the knot today.  The card I have to share with you is one I made for her, and I can show you as she has already opened it.

But I have two more to do.  On the back of the commissioned baby card, I have received two more orders from Toad's office but these are both for weddings in July.  I say weddings - one is a wedding and the other a renewal of vows, but the cards will be along similar lines.  But I have been told to be traditional for these, so that will be a challenge then!

Anyway, here is the one for my colleague:


I have used a Marianne Design stamp of Donny & Daisy
Lightly coloured with Polychromos pencils
Sentiment is from CC Designs
Those beautiful soft focus rose papers are LOTV
It's the larger of the Memory Box Precious Hearts dies
And a pearl to finish off

Good luck for today Laura and Mark, I hope the weather holds for you!

Now then, as much as I love my mum, there are times when she drops me right in it.  A little while ago she was talking to me about the village fete in August.  Usually, alongside the fete, the village church stages some sort of exhibition - last year it was teapots, a couple of years ago it was walking sticks - it's a little bit quirky and quite fun.  This year it is handicrafts so she asked me if I wanted to display some of my cards.  I hummed and harred for a while and said I would think about it, with every intention of saying I didn't think my cards were the sort of handicraft they wanted.  Anyway, last week, while we sat waiting for her cataract operation, she told me that she had put my name down as an exhibitor and reserved me a display space!  Flippin' heck.  Looks like I need to be getting organised and sort out some kind of way to display the pesky things then!  If anyone has any ideas I would be grateful - it is just a display, not a sale.

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx


14 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So cute, love the image and patterned heart. Your cards will look great, hmmm display that isn't easy good luck

downrightcrafty said...

this is so pretty and love the image and sentiment just beautiful
hugs Kate x

Sarah said...

What a super duper card Squirrel!! Great stamp for a start and the papers are perfect. Well done Mum, she's ever so proud of you and wants the world to see what you get up to!! xx

Annette said...

Great card hun, and love your mum, bless her! :0) I've made a really simple display stand before for cards from a huge sheet of hardboard or mount board with a strip of plain wood moulding glued or tacked across it at 3 different heights (the height of a card) to 'prop' the cards on, and another moulding strip on top of each of the first ones, offset slightly higher (to stop the cards slipping forward), then propped the board up so it is leaning backwards. I made 2 and popped a few other bits in front. It was simple, but it worked - many of the cards were then at adult eye level (and thus out of reach from fingers belonging to anyone less than 3 feet tall!) Whatever you do, take some pics of your stand.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is such a darling of a creation Squirrel. Good luck at the fete, you will be fine, your work is fab.

Have a good weekend.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Bridget Curnow said...

OMGosh this is to cute for words, amazing colouring with your pencils, awesome depth,
Have a lovely weekend
Crafty Hugs & kind regards
Bridget :) x

Whisper said...

Oooo lovely Wedding card and good luck with the display too :-), Luv Sam x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Hey Squizz. I like the matching paper pieced heart. Lovely card x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel. I love the image, beautiful soft colouring and pretty paper too.
I hope you are having a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous wedding card Squirrel..such a sweet image.I usually use shoe boxes and supermarket boxes of different heights and spread a cloth over the top of them and then place the cards all over at different levels..cheap..quick..and effective.

luv CHRISSYxx

Mary J said...

Oh you will have a lot of fun Squirrel! I'm sure if you google it you'll get some ideas!

Your card is so lovely!

Jackie said...

Delightful card, as always Squirrel. Can't help with your display ideas, but look forward to it with pride, they will love you cards :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

lol don`t you just love mums ;D
maybe some boxes tiered into different heights and covered with a dark fabric and then you can stand your cards up on the differnt levels.maybe place little place cards beside your cards with the name of the stamp you have used and colouring medium??????
love your wedding card too.fab sweet image and the sentiment and heart are gogeous.

xx coops xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gotta love moms! They always know what's best, dontcha know? So you best get cracking to fill that exhibition space. No pressure or anything.

Love this card and those bright wedding shoes. It is fun to add a touch of color to the traditional!

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