20 March 2011

Here Comes The Bride....

Hello friends, family and blog buddies... I hope you're all having a wonderful Sunday.  My dear Mom is visiting and had lunch with us today and has now fallen asleep on my couch... bless her... it's been a tough week for us with my Dad being admitted to hospital last Sunday. He is looking much better, but is still in ICU.  Sincere apologies if I have offended anyone by not calling them personally, but life has just been far too hectic this past week.

Whilst lunch was on the go, I managed to put this little Wedding Card together, which I've been commissioned to do for a colleague at work... her taste in cards is C&S, but she said I could do my own thing with this one.  I didn't go overboard (LOL), but kept it as plain and simplish as I could.  I really hope you like the little creation I'm sharing with you all today...

Looking at this card, I feel so blessed.  Time and time again I mention what wonderful friendships I've made through my blog and my hobby and this little card is testimony to just that.  The embossed border on the left, the Lili of the Valley image and the white heart were all gifts from my blog friend Debbie, who also lives in Cape Town.  Thanks so much Debbie, much appreciated. 

The lovely white bias binding, little pink hearts and flowers are from my other dear blogfriend, Amelia, who lives in Pretoria.  Thank you so much, these crafty items came in so handy.  The sentiment is from my own stock and was purchased from Merrypak. The image was coloured with Copics.  I've also dusted some chalk around it for softness and for completeness added some pearls and a lovely heart ribbon. 

As this is a wedding card after all, I've used some Stardust glitter on the Lili of the Valley image. I'll probably have to buy this stamp, to add to my collection, as it is such a cute one.

Someone mentioned that they'd like to see the inside of my cards, so I thought I'd add this pic to show you how I've decorated the inside.  I've used my gorgeous large Marianne Die again.

Shew... well done if you've managed to stay with me until the end of this post... thank you so much. I was so happy with the outcome of this delightful card, that I had to showcase it to it's fullest.  I hope the recipient is just as pleased, as I really enjoyed making this one.

Challenge:  I am entering this card into the Paper Take Weekly challenge. Their challenge is Triple Tastic and as I have 3 flowers on this card, it certainly qualifies.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday... we'll be watching American Idols later and then it's back to the hospital to visit my Dad.  Take care, hugs Sharon x


Dena said...

Beautiful inside and out Sharon!!! Love the LOTV image!
I hope your Dad gets well soon!
Hugs, Dena

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sharon. This is truly delightful. Such delicate colouring, gorgeous design and a really pretty image.
Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

ursula Uphof said...

I am sure the bridal couple will kove this card. It is really lovely. Sharon, I hope all goes well with your Dad and he makes a full recovery soon. My prayers for him and you and your Mom. Take care dear friend. Wrm wishes.

dolcreations said...

I love your card Sharon. The soft pinks and the white are perfect for this image! Love the ribbon weaved through your punch! Beautiful card!

Renkata said...

Sensational card Sharon.
Very beautifly done.
Love the way you have done the ribbon.

Danielle said...

Magnifique, inside and out Sharon.
I love the ribbon treatment with the little bow & heart. Toooo cute.! Your card expresses such softness and tenderness. Gorgeous work.
Hugs. DAnielle.

Tertia said...

Firstly, I hope your dad recovers resl soon. Your card is gorgeous.
Have a great week.

Steph said...

This is beautiful. I love all the soft colors, I'm sure your friend is going to love it. I'm sorry to hear about your dad, I will say a pray for you guys.

Jess's Crafty Things said...

absolutely stunning Sharon this is one very special card! hugs Jess xx

Riet said...

Schitterende kaart Sharon,leuke stempel,zo mooi ingekleurd.
Heel mooi papier en details.

Liefs knuf Riet.x

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW gorgeous, adorable card Sharon.

Sasha said...

Stunning card Sharon! Thoughts and prayers are with your Dad for a speedy recovery! Have a great holiday today, hugs xxx

Catherine said...

What a beautiful card Sharon ! I love your embellishments and the soft colours you have chosen to suit this sweet little image... Hugs and love from Catherine

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

beautiful wedding card, who wouldn't love it, image and design gorgeous.
sorry your Dad is poorly, hope he gets well soon. janex

Iulia said...

Sharon, this is gorgeous! I'm certain your colleague will be extremely impressed! Love this cute stamp too! I also have it but never had the chance to ink it up. It looks amazing especially with that glitter on!
Lovely inside too!
Hope your dad is feeling better!
Hugs and have a peaceful relaxing week!

Debbie Harris said...

Stunning, stunning card Sharon! Thoughts and prayers are with your Dad for a speedy recovery! Hugs xx

Roxann said...

Oh, I so love this!!

Dana said...

Simply gorgeous!!! Love everything about this!!