We have our big family wedding tomorrow - we are so excited. Here are the happy couple
Although the forecast says rain it will NOT raid it will be sunshine and roses all the way!
The only raincloud on the horizon is that my nephew and great nephew (yup I'm that old) got as far as Heathrow to find their documents and money had been stole ON THE PLANE. I can't talk much about what happened next as there are going to be repurcussions but the upshot is that they were put on a plane back to Canada within a few hours of landing and before much could be done about it. And a little while later the documents turned up at the airport - but that is too late now. They have been treated appallingly (can you imagine having to entertain a 20 month old on two consecutive 7 hour trips? and that is not the half of it) and we will miss them so much at the wedding.
So be warned - your possessions are not safe on a plane.
Onto nicer things though!
This week we had another corker of a challenge on Daring Cardmakers when Nat asked us to pick a pin from Pinterest and use that as our inspiration. I have been trying to avoid Pinterest as I know I will get sucked in - and it was all rather overwhleming when I had a look. Too many lovely images in one place! But I was drawn to this image of what I think are creamcicles (we don't have them in the UK)
from here. Which was pinned to start with but now is from tumblr. Which all makes me feel very old and confused! Anyhoo here is what I did with the inspiration
I made an A6 stand up card and cut lots of rectangles out, rounded the corners and then trimmed off a bit. I sewed some lines kind of where the sticks were and added a simple label greeting and a Prima resin flower.
Details: Cardstock: PTI; Papers: MME Stella and Rose and Line Twist, various collections; Inks: Vintage Photo distress ink and Roan Brown coloursnap Chalk ink; stamps: Personal Impressions; Punch: EK Success; Dies: Nestabilities; Resin flower: Prima; Thread: Ribbon Girl
Here is a recent scrap page which records my various fun outfits at Church fairs over the years.
"Happy" was already on the paper which helped me choose a title
and I wrote about the fact that I didn't buy anything to make up the outfits, somehow everything was in the house. I needed to write down the moment that I felt in the pocket of the tail coat and found a little pencil that my "Pop" (what I called my Grandad) must have used. He died 33 years ago (as it happened we were married on the anniversary of his death which brought him into it somehow). I lvoed him so much and still miss him and finding the pencil made me cry - but in a good way.
Details: Cardstock: MME LOst and Found paper; Template : That special touch; Paint: Distress Stain; Images: Echo Park and QVC; Letters: Webesters Pages and Cosmo Cricket; Ribbon: Kaiser coloured with Distress Ink
The other slight downer about the wedding is that I can't attend the new stamp launch at Imagine That. Emma has excelled herself this time. I was able to borrow some stamps to make up new classes and didn't want to give them back. There are 7 wonderfuls sets! And tomorrow she is offering 20% off everything and demos and make and takes so do go along if you are near Upminster. (or even if you are not. The train/tube station is only 5 minutes walk from the shop!)