Saturday 27 August 2016

Bridal Shower....


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

My youngest daughter made a request earlier this week for a card that she could take to a bridal shower...  and she wanted it to be in milk/chocolate colours (long story!) - sooooo, as we don't really have bridal showers here in the UK - I had to get my thinking cap on and do a bit of research!!  

I decided to use an MFT Dienamics Umbrella die that I've used before for a baby shower - and I used lots of small flower punches and dies for the infill on the shape.  I used pearls for the centres of each flower too.  Then I thought it was too bare and needed decorating around the edge - so I set about hand colouring some white flower trim that I found in my stash.  I think I'm happy with the result!  I can't wait to hear what the bride-to-be thinks!

The bridal shower my daughter is going to is in Toronto - so the card is currently winging it's way across the Atlantic in her luggage.  She's stopping off in San Diego first to meet up with another friend for a few days..  so it's going to be a well travelled card!

And my eldest daughter is due back this weekend from her holidays - she and her boyfriend have been cycling from Switzerland to Holland along the Rhine..  then they're getting the ferry back to Yorkshire on Monday.  I think they've done very well as they've camped each night..  I have to say I prefer my transport with four wheels and then I like a proper bed at night!!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting


  1. Such a gorgeous, painstakingly-made card, of which the bride-to-be will love; your daughter so proud, and sure to get a lot of oohs and aahs!

  2. A gorgeous card Christine, I love teh way you've filled the umbrella with all those little flowers, so pretty.
    You didn't miss anything at Harrogate...not much there really but did pick up a few basics, card, tape, ink etc...and got a couple of 12" pads for half price but that was it really!
    Lorraine x

  3. Love the brown and cream of this really lovely card.
    Great image and a brilliant idea for all the flowers and the border really sets it off.
    Yes it bucketed down here yesterday from 2.30 in the afternoon till late in the evening. So this card was posted in the right weather.

    Kath x

  4. morte de rire avec ton humour, moi aussi je préfère un bon lit dans une chambre hihihi Superbe ta carte, les tons sont magnifiques!

  5. Gorgeous card! I love the colours

  6. Just so beautiful,& elegant, love it xx

  7. You have not only hit the nail on the head in terms of the design brief you have also created an absolutely gorgeous card.
    I am so in love with your beautiful floral where can I get one of those?!
    Customising the trim was a brilliant idea and looks so pretty :-)
    Your daughters are certainly busy little bees although I am with you on the camping to say I am not a fan!
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  8. Super card and I bet your daughter was thrilled too. Ooh it did go a long way too didn't it. Yes I agree not a fan of camping these days either but our daughter is too ;) Viv xx


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