Friday, 18 June 2010


We will be partying tomorrow night to celebrate my niece's  engagement and this is the card that has taken me all day to make :-(
The number of problems I had is unbelievable, but the biggest gaff was putting the wrong month on it, duh!

I did a little bit of clear embossing in the corner - a Penny Black stamp that says' Love'.
Wild Orchid flower, yummy seam binding ribbon, punched leaves and a sparkly swirl make a little corsage.

The inside using the same paper as the front. The verse and sentiment has been added digitally

And a 'box'...the bow is made from tulle

Once again I used the neutral Mottled Stone paper from Crafty Ann's digi shop. There are lots of other lovely colours available.
The pink BP is from the Sprout collection from Shabby Shoppe

The inspiration came from Sweet Sketch Wednesday #54
Papertake Weekly Challenge is Ice Cream colours

Thank you for stopping by and for all the sweet comments you have been so kind to leave.
I hope I'll soon get back to regular blog visiting. In the meantime please accept my apologies 



Arlana said...

Your card is so pretty!!! Love your added embelishment. Great take on my sketch. Thanks for playing along @SSW!!!

mulberry station said...

Oh wow!!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love everything about it! Beautiful work...very talented!!
Nancy SSW-DT

JR Creations said...

Wow Irene! It's gorgeous! I love the detail. Go you and congrats to your niece! Thanks for playing at SSW!

Jenny T.

kathleen said...

It's beautiful Irene.

Kathleen x

Chrissie said...

Just beautiful Irene and I love the romantic look of the ribbon bows and flowers!

Jane's Blogs said...

Stunning ... they should be well chuffed.

Jane xx

Stacy said...

This is so elegant and romantic! Really lovely! Thanks for sharing with us at SSW!!!

sweetbloominscraps said...

Wow...this engagement card is so elegant. I love your soft but distressed look!

Terry Oulboub said...

What can I say except WOW - super, super gorgeous! I love these papers and that soft elegant pastel feel! Your niece is going to love it even more! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday! :)

Jeannie said...

What a gorgeous keepsake! Beautiful!
Thanks so much for joining us for Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Peace & Luv,

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is just so beautiful - the inside, the outside --- everything is spectacular!! Thanks so much for playing at SSW.

Deanne :)

Beth said...

Oh this is beautiful! The paper is so pretty and I love the shabby chic style! Thanks for joining PTW!

Love Beth xx

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing at PTW...good luck! xx Jenny xx

Anonymous said...

Wow! the envelope is a gorgeous as the card!