Thursday, 26 April 2018

The Bride and Groom!

Hello Everyone, it seems an awfully long time since I was last here, how are you all anyway, fine and fit I hope. Though if you're not, sending kind thoughts that you will feel better soon.

A cold dull and wet day here, where oh where did the good weather go??? I think I've come out of my woolie socks to soon.

Our concert went well and everyone enjoyed it, it was a pity though that there wasn't a bigger audience, perhaps it was do to with the concert being on a Sunday, or it might have been the unfamiliar piece of music, we always have a full house which is 850 seats when we sing the Messiah, but we can't keep doing that.  Anyway, that is us finished for the Summer, only the AGM in June, it's good to get a break.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last card. Today I've got a a wedding card that our friend Dougie asked me to make for him to give to his daughter for her wedding in June. it's a bit photo heavy;
The new Sara Davis Rustic Wedding range came out just at the right time for me and dies and papers are from the range, Wild Orchid flowers, gold pearl hearts and tiny pearls. The background is kraft card embossed and matted on to chocolate Centura Pearl card. I had some gorgeous stick pins that I'd won from Wendy from Spanish Crafter which were just perfect.
Inside of the card with one of the beautiful papers from the paper pad, printed onto velum. Sentiment generated on PC and cut out with a heart die. The Cherish sentiment is from Die'sire.

Of course the card need a box;
The large heart die is from the Rustic range, but the little heart with the sentiment is from The Works. Lace and chiffon ribbon for the bow.

And a bag to put it into;
I used one of the larger bags to take the 8x8 card and decorated it with the same papers and heart die, but this time I used the fabulous tag die from the range.

It's amazing the time all this took, I'm well out of the way of making these sorts of cards and when asked to make it it's got to be just right. Serena doesn't look at my blog, so I'm confident to show it here.

Off now to make Normandy Pork for dinner, that's pork and apples in a casserole, but Delilah has given it a fancy name.

Take care everyone and see you soon,


Anne said...

That's gorgeous Kate, I just bought this die myself but need an occasion to use it.
My heating is back on today, hopefully temporary!

Have a lovely Thursday
Anne x

brenda said...

What a beautiful set Kate and I am sure the bride will adore it, the softness of the Kraft really blends so nicely with the earthy and peach undertones and flowers and of course Wendy's stick pins, she does love making them.

B x

dutchess said...

A beautiful card and Box will be treasured I am sure.Its cold here today and the heating is back on...and we are having beef casserole and dumpling for our meal .....xxxx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous collection Kate, absolutely beautiful.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
A gorgeous card and such a beautiful box!
I also like the bag and all the details of the set!
You are so talented and creative!!
Wishing you a lovely weekend!xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! It seems that you have been so busy with this card, box and bag!! Such fabulous set for the bride!!! There are a lot of details to look at, amazing diecuts and embellishments and great choice of papers!
So glad that the concert has gone well! Surely people has enjoyed it so much!

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very super wedding collection.
They are all so pretty and very beautifully created.
I bet he was so pleased with them.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

rachel said...

A beautiful card and box Kate - so very pretty and it will be treasured! So glad your concert went well too!!!Big hugs rachel x

pam said...

Stunning wedding card and box Kate, beautiful papers and design using gorgeous dies.
Sure this will be treasured by the happy couple.
Agree they are very time consuming! but so worth the effete'
Pam x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a beautoful card, box and bag, well done you

Pat said...

You must have put such a lot of time and effort into this Kate and it is really gorgeous and it all coordinates beautifully. The SD dies and papers have been used to good effect here, and the added embellishments look stunning. This will definitely be a keepsake and cherished by the bride and groom. So pleased your Spring Concert went well but sorry your audience was less than you expected, I haven't heard or done Alexander's Feast myself. We have our Spring Concert on Saturday with a little known piece The St. Mark's Passion by Charles Wood, and the more well known Faure's Requiem. I am doing the soprano solo in the Faure, the Pie Jesus, so am keeping my fingers crossed that it goes well. It is a beautiful piece and something I have always wanted to sing so hope I do it justice. Like you we will be finished until September. x

Valerija said...

Absolutely stunning projects Kate, so elegant and stylish!
Have a great day.
Valerija xx

Christine Harrop said...

What a beautiful combination of card, box and bag Kate. It will be truly treasured!! Hugs Christine xx

aussie aNNie said...

Kate, a stunning set and just love your gorgeous embellies added and the box is decorated beautifully.x♥
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meg said...

A beautiful keepsake bag, box and card Kate,you put a lot of work into it, well worth it

Mac Mable said...

Wow...stunning and such a lot of work and so worth it. The tones are so beautiful and all the elements have come together to make the amazing card, box and bag. Absolutely fabulous with wonderful details and so very personal and thoughtful x Glad the concert went well and it's good to do something different for a change x

scrappymo! said...

This is the absolutely the most gorgeous card I have ever beheld!

I am amazed at the beautiful details and embellishments. Fab designing here Kate and they will be so honoured to receive this card!

Sue said...

What a lovely card. So many wonderful details, and your choice of papers and dies is so very elegant. Going to make the newly weds so happy to receive this card.


Mrs Duck said...

Hi Kate
My goodness. you sold yourself short when describing this ensemble over the phone.
Absolutely stunning!!! Its a shame poor Dougie cant see fully to see what a wonderful job you have done.
How posh having a bag and a box. It will all be treasured Im sure.
Ang x