Wednesday, 21 August 2013

For The Newlyweds!

Greetings from Dublin! Firstly, thank-you all so much for your very kind welcome back and good wishes to my last post. Secondly, a warm welcome to the lovely ladies who have signed up recently to follow. Finally, I have yet another wedding card to share! It's going to a couple very dear to me who are getting married this Friday.



There are a few challenges at the moment with themes of 'words' or 'sayings'. In making this card, those challenges made me ponder weddings and come to realise that a vital element to every wedding (after the Bride and Groom of course) is the exchange of vows i.e. words are key. So I typed some vows, stamped and embossed script and used some paper with text thereon.

The paper at the top third is by Maja Design - I've stamped it with a La Blanche script stamp (1174) using 'Tea Dye' DI.

The paper on the lower two thirds is from Prima 'Fairy Rhymes' collection. I first embossed it with Cheery Lynn 'Petite Hearts' embossing plate and then edged it with a Cheery Lynn border 'City Girl Edger'.

The 'central' die cuts are done with Sizzix 'Majestic Labels' dies. One is cut from handmade paper and the second is cut from 7 Gypsies 'Trousseau' collection. I embossed both using Cuttlebug 'Script' embossing folder and did my very best to line up the script on both! Edges are tipped with 'Tea Dye' DI.

Printed out in a sepia shade vows and names on the Prima paper. Distressed edges etc with 'Tea Dye'. Then positioned the Melissa Frances floral resin frame having first applied some 'Tea Dye' ink and Treasure Gold to the frame to warm it up a little.

Put it all together and added some ruched ribbon peeking out at the base, and frilled ribbon at the top (that i had carefully sized my typed vows to). Layered it all up too with lots of lace and pearls. Die cut two Magnolia 'Heart Swirls' from the 7 Gypsies paper for even more subtle detailing. Finished with some pearl embellishments and a bow of pearl string.

Thanks so much for visiting. See you all again in the middle of next week when 'normal' blogging services should resume. I'm heading tomorrow to the West of Ireland for a break and to celebrate a wedding!

Nicola x

Thank-you to the hosts and DTs at the following challenges that I wish to enter:
Our Creative Corner - Words, Words, Words
Country View Crafts - Quotations and Sayings
It's All about the Vintage and Beauty - Summer Flowers
Paper Crafting Journey - Distressed/Vintage
My Time To Craft - Aperture
Papertake Weekly - Flower Power
'ABC' Challenges - Lots of Layers
TokBobok - Vintage
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything But a Birthday Card
Kort o Mania - Flowers

56 comments:

  1. Am sure this will be treasured , a really gorgeous piece x hugs Trace x

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  2. Gosh - you really know what you do with all the lovely whiteonwhite gorgeousness, Nicola!

    Wonderful textures, layers and shades of white!!! Adorable!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

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  3. Oh wow hun this is stunning, so beautiful, it will most definately be treasured :)
    hugs Mandy xx

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  4. So many pretty details and textures, just love this. Despite having over 20 DIs,I now NEED Tea Dye! Ger x

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  5. Too many words would spoil my comment Nicola as this is just lovely.

    B x

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  6. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx(PCJ DT)
    http://scullduggery-cardsbyjacki.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://punkyougirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. This is stunning Nicola, I love everything about it!!!
    Kevin xx

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  8. Oh my goodness Nicola, how wonderful is this card! I love the lace, the gorgeous flower circle and the beautiful words. Thanks so much for joining in at Our Creative Corner this month. Big hugs, Anne x

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  9. Gorgeous card, Love the lace & flowers...Simply Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

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  10. Absolutely stunning Nicola! Enjoy your time away!

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  11. Stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

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  12. Oh I totally gasped! This is some kind of gorgeous!

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  13. This is breathtakingly beautiful! I know the newly wed couple will love this card! And you've made it so personal too, with their names on the front.

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  14. Jaw-droppingly lovely, Nicola (I'd've gone with breathtaking but Pia beat me to it!)... Such lovely textures, both from the lace and that wonderful embossed panel of words, and the delicate distressing to the floral frame gives it the perfect shabby chic look. An absolutely stunning wedding card - it'll knock their socks off. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison xx
    (Oh, and I can't claim much credit for 'ectoplasm' - straight out of Ghostbusters!)

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  15. This is stunning Nicola, love all the beautiful layers and the lace surrounding the name of the happy couple! That floral frame is amazing and the subtle colouring of it is so beautiful! I am sure the happy couple will be over the moon with it!!

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  16. Pick me off the flower for I have just had a ladylike swoon!
    This is exquisite.
    You have created a treasure that will last beyond a special day, in fact I look at this and a word that comes to mind is Heirloom - this is an Heirloom creation.
    Oh wow.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  17. How beautiful this is Nicola such an inspirational card and I am sure the happy couple will adore it, I do.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  18. Wow, this is splendid Nicola! Love the fine lace and script emboss and stamp. All the elements and dimension are perfectly put together.
    Hugs, Katie

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  19. Wow Nicola! I'm lovin' all the beautiful lace and frame! So elegant looking!

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  20. Hi Nicola. Hope things are getting back on an even keel for you now. The rest of the year had better be fantastic for you!! LOVE this card. So much beautiful layering and lace. You can tell how much love you have poured into creating it and I bet they will be thrilled. Thank you for your lovely comments too. You are so kind. Hugs, Jenny x

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  21. oh wow too beautiful for word nicola.your design is exquisite and i love all the lace and soft colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  22. That is just stunning, I would cry is received something so beautiful. So glad to see you back crafting again, sending a big hug Elizabeth xxx

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  23. Hi Nicola, This is a beautiful card, love the layers and gorgeous lace. Gorgeous soft tinting on the frame giving such a lovely vintage look.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

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  24. I love this Nicola - so scrummy with all that beautiful lace and the embossing. What a great idea to type the vows too - I'm sure it will be a really special keepsake for the happy couple. Enjoy your weekend. Margie x

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  25. Oh so gorgeous and vintage elegant! I love love love the lace! The frame is awesome! Wonderful card!

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  26. Your card is absolutely stunning! I love the softness and light tones in it!
    Thank you so much for participating in our challenge at Kort O Mania!
    Hugs from DT Cathrine :) good luck!

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  27. What a beautiful card Nicola ! Absolutely stunning and I know it will be treasured. Sue C x

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  28. Ooh I really love this one Nicola, a gorgeous shabby chic card, so beautiful.
    Have a great weekend, hugs Teresa xx

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  29. I love each and every detail on this new wedding card.... I miss words - even if they are at the heart of this card lol! - to express you how much I love it, so let's me say just woooooow !!! I hope you had some fabulous days during this wedding to breathe a little.. Big hugs xxx

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  30. Hi Nicola

    Don't know what to say apart from WOW! gorgeous design and the resin frame is just amazing.

    Thank you for joining us over at Papertake Weekly - I wish you the very best of luck.

    I hope you will come and join in the fun with us on our next challenge on Tuesday.

    Have a great weekend.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel x

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  31. Such a beautiful wedding card! Thank you for sharing it with us at My Time To Craft!

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  32. So pleased you entered this into the Our Creative Corner challenge Nicola. Hugs, Jenny x

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  33. Oh my goodness! What a wonderful wedding gift and keepsake for the bride and groom! This card is gorgeous and so elegant and I just love how you framed their names and special date! Beautiful! Enjoy the weekend!

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  34. This is just wonderful, I love the colours
    Rosie x

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  35. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Hugs,
    Julie t

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  36. Oh my fathers and on big double wow! Absolutely the most beautiful wedding card I have ever seen! Anyone would be thrilled to receive such a treasure - really gorgeous!@
    sandy

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  37. This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and good luck..

    Caz xx

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  38. What a gorgeous card! I love the beautiful laces and flowers. All the elemenets and details are just so pretty! :)

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  39. This is sooo beautiful! Your card was chosen our Faceboook Favorite this week over at ABC challenges! Congrats to you! Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Challenges!

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  40. Such a beautiful vintage style creation Nicola. Love all of the design elements.
    Laine
    xx

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  41. Wow, this is more than gorgeous! I love your card! It's perfect, beautiful, gentle, stylish and sooo vintage. I hope to see you again in our challenges. Regards, TokBobok

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  42. Hello Nicola. Your cards, as usual, are terrifc and very effective!

    Enjoy the break and the weeding! :-)

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  43. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at kort o mania!-dt ane :-)

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  44. This will be treasured Nicola. It's so beautifully personalised and the lace/ribbons are perfectly placed. Stunning

    Best wishes to you

    Annie x

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  45. Wow! How proud would you be to receive this? Fabulous! Thank you for joining in with Country View Challenges this month!

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  46. What a stunning wedding card, absolutely beautiful!

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  47. Splendid work. Thank you for the inspiration and prompting me to become a new follower. :)

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  48. Nicola I love the vintage feel to your card, very elegant and the lace is adorable.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  49. oh my---so gorgeous! a wonderful wedding keepsake

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  50. This is so gorgeous, I just love it.

    Moira xxx

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  51. Oh my goodness this is so beautiful.... I love it.
    Linda K.

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  52. WOW just came across your site what a stunning card. now a follower amazing work off to have peak around some older posts too Andrea

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  53. How stunning! This is definitely one to be kept & treasured x

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Thank-you! Your visit and comment is very much appreciated. Nicola x