Tuesday, 10 February 2015

A wonderful wedding

Hello and good morning!
Today I want to share with you one of the creations I made for my lovely husband's cousin and her partner for their wedding. It didn't take too long to put together and may inspire some of you to tackle what can be a daunting event!
Together my husband and I made all the wedding invitations, orders of service, table settings/favours and my personal favourite the seating plan:
The bride wanted something quite clean, classy and simple to match her colour theme of deep blue, white and silver. I have used mostly Stampin' Up! products and I have listed these for you at the end of the post should you want to know the details. After some considerable time in a well-known DIY store I finally found a paint that matched Night of Navy (the bride's chosen colour) to near perfection, and bought a tester pot to paint a plain white canvas. The names were printed out onto quality cardstock and die-cut if needed, before layering on top of silver card.

The flowers probabaly took the longest to create, but were great fun! Each flower is made up of 5 punch out Blossom flowers which I have then coiled around each other, fixing into place with a hot glue gun. Silver leaves cut from the same card used elsewhere on the seating plan adds a bit more sparkle, and the finishing details of two strips of shimmering silver ribbon finish it off!
I hope you like it - I wanted it to be sturdy enough to use as a home d├ęcor piece for the bride and groom to have a memento of their special day which is why I used a canvas. Let me know if you have any queries on the construction or sourcing of materials - I am happy to help! I am also available for commissions if you would like me to create something for your big event.
Happy Crafting
***Photos reproduced with kind permission of Jemma Rylah @ www.jemmarylah.com***
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Table built by craftingbecky.com

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

It's been a while... and some big news!

Hello there!
I have received many emails and messages asking if I am ok as my posts have dried up since July. Thank you all for your concern and I hasten to reassure you that everything is fine. Sometimes real life just gets in the way and other things claim priority on my time.
I am still a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and still loving crafty goodness but have had to scale things back slightly as lots of exciting changes are taking place in my life, with 2015 set to be a rollercoaster of a year!
The biggest news that I can share with you is that my husband and I are expecting our first child!! Would you like to see a picture? Here he / she is:

It's blurry but you can make out the head quite clearly! Baby is due sometime in June and obviously the whole family is very excited! Unfortunately it hasn't been entirely smooth running and I have suffered a condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum - the same as the Duchess of Cambridge (I always knew I was a princess, now I have proof!), follow the link if you would like more information about this condition. It's not a fun condition and I will do my best to try to help raise awareness in future. If you have suffered with HG and want a sympathetic ear please get in touch.

In other news my house is currently being knocked down (well, half of it anyway!) to make space for a new extension - we are going to need the space for the little one - so DH and I are in very small temporary digs until we can move back in to the house in a few months time. Moving house the weekend before Christmas is not something I would generally recommend, especially whilst pregnant!
I am so looking forward to having more space to craft in and raise a family, but ALL my craft materials are currently in boxes so I definitely have crafting withdrawal!

That's it from me today, but please do keep in touch, leave me a message and I wish you a very happy 2015.

Happy Crafting, Becky