Tuesday, 25 September 2012

At long last....

Hi everyone, sorry to have been away so long but as the saying goes... better late than never - lol!

Mam is doing 'okay-ish' still having good days and bad, but with luck should have the other procedure carried out around mid-November so keeping our fingers crossed that this goes well.

I'd like to say a big 'Thank You' to everyone for their support and good wishes over the past months, it's been appreciated by us all.
Now for something that was promised a good while back - the wedding stationery as chosen by the bride and groom.  The wedding went beautifully just over a week ago and a great time was had by all who attended (myself included!)

The daytime invitations each included a 'tear-off' RSVP and return envelope to match the parchment inserts.

As you can see the colour theme was Ivory and 'Berry' - a beautiful shade of magenta and, as you can see, even the text matched perfectly.

Centura Pearl Ivory Cardstock worked wonderfully with Magenta Mirricard, and there are tiny gems on each of the hearts - shame they don't show up too well on the pics

Evening Invitations were 'postcard'  style as below, again using the same cardstock with a Spellbinders Fancy Tag, Marianne Butterfly and gems added for decoration.  The base layer and text were hand stamped using Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid Ink and then heat embossed using Cosmic Shimmer Amethyst Lustre Powder for added colour depth.  The actual invitation information was printed on the back of the cards matching the style of the daytime invites obviously prior to any cutting or embossing!

Favour boxes were each topped with monogrammed hand beaded/ 'jewelled' hearts (Martha Stewart Punch), atop mirri mats and then tied with ivory and magenta organza ribbons. 

The table plan was themed around travel as Kelly (bride) a travel agent and Chris (groom) a chef, have both travelled in the course of their work and this is how they met!  So the actual seating plan was a world map with luggage labels pinned to the various countries etc that are part of their 'story so far'.  You can see the banner I made to decorate the map together with the one of the menus that identified each table - they're 'pyramids' as the happy couple are in Egypt for their honeymoon.  Oh yes... I did make the 'flagpoles' too!

The little handbag favour was made specially for a little niece at the wedding.

My trusty Silhouette SD was brilliant for cutting all the mats, shapes and text - don't know what I'd have done without it!

Whew... all done, now off to bed... see you soon.

Take care and be happy!

Su x


  1. Su, these are all gorgeous. Fab designs & colours.

    Donna x

  2. Su, these are really beautiful. I love the favour box, such a lot of work but well worth it, fabulous.

    Take Care
    Hugs Andrea xx

  3. They're absolutely brilliant Su! Love the colours and the layouts.

    And yes...imagine being without a Silhouette with something like that to do! No ta!

  4. such a fabulous way to celebrate thier life together so far, stunning and made with love, xxx

  5. Su what a great job you've done. I bet they were really pleased, and what lovely colours

    Helen xx

  6. Well done Su, bet they were very pleased with them. They are beautiful, lovely colours too.

    Helen xx

  7. Thanks for the lovely comments - really appreciate each and every one!

    Hugs xx