Thursday, 5 April 2012

Weddinng stationery and something a little different...

When my childhood friend asked if I would make some wedding stationery for her I was honoured... She and her mum had made all the wedding invitations and she wanted the thank-yous to be a surprise for her mum and the rest of the wedding party.
She gave me a piece of the card that was used to create the day invitations and I was able to match this up perfectly and create a card that was just to her taste. I had previously designed one similar for my friend who was attending a wedding in India... So these cards were to use the colour regal rose and confetti white to contrast for the inserts to the card.
I embossed the very vintage wheel onto sheets of regal rose card in silver and trimmed them to size for the pieces that I needed to make gate fold cards. I kept the cards very simple other than the embossing as I didn't want to take away from the words that Mandy and Darryl would use for their family and friends...
The inside of the card only had a small strip of regal embossed card to the left hand side and I also added 3 gems by the top for decoration. I stamped the 'thank you' in the bottom right hand side of the card in regal rose ink... The stamp that I used for this was from a set I recently sold - but what a lovely font!
Mandy loved her cards and I loved making them - there is nothing better than knowing that your work is being used for such a special occasion...

The second part of Mandy's order I really struggled with...
Mandy and Darryl wanted a candle to light during the service that was in memory of Darryl's parents who have sadly passed away. Having lost my mum 17 years ago I wish that I had thought to something like this and I think that it is a beautiful idea and one I have never heard of before.
Mandy was not sure what image she wanted on the candle but she wanted words that would remember her in-laws during their special day.

Here is the candle -
The only images I have of angels are a Christmas one and the one I used that I had to doctor - she should be holding a teddy which I had to mask off as I felt it not appropriate under the circumstances... The sentiment is from one of my oldest Stampin' Up! sets and I think that the words are beautiful.
I will be entering my candle in the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - anything goes (my candle)
Oozak - anything goes (my candle)
I Brake for Challenges - anything but a card (my candle)
Just Keep Creating - anything goes - (my candle)
Bling it On - monochrome (my candle)

I hope you have enjoyed today's post and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful Debbi! I love your candle it is gorgeous. Good luck in the challenges xx

    Linda xxx

  2. Lovely card, and the candle is perfect for the occasion. I'm not surprised that the bride loved them xx

  3. They are both beautiful!!! Love the embossing!!!

  4. Very pretty and I love your candle ..kerry x

  5. Lovely card and candle. Thank you for joining us at Oozak's first challenge.

  6. A lovely take on our Monochrome challenge thank you for joining us at Bling it on for April and good luck

    1. Ah thanks - I was unsure of whether this was thinking too far 'out of the box'
      Debbi x

  7. Beautiful card and candle. Chris xx

  8. this is such a beautiful candle and a very meaningful contribution to the wdding ceremony. the image and text are so clear which must have been hard to do on the candle. I love the thank you cards as well, simple, regal and beautiful. I am sure your friend will appreciate all your hard work :)

    Thanks so much for entering your work at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to play along

  9. What a lovely request, what a lovely friend and thank you for sharing. I think you did them proud x

  10. Just gorjuss , thanks for joining us at Bling It On this month.
    Shell xx

  11. Beautiful card and candle!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!
    Hugs Annette


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