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Sunday, 3 June 2012

West Ham Wedding

Evening Folks
Hope you have all had a good day.  The weather has certainly not been terrific today but that's par for the course in the UK.  Spent a nice family afternoon watching the Jubilee Pageant on the Thames.  Was certainly a well planned event and the rain didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits.  I thought the Queen looked so elegant and she seemed to enjoy it all.  Hopefully the rain will clear for tomorrow as we are planning on going to a Picnic in the Park event being held in our town for the Jubilee.  Should be good fun and is nice to see the town pulling together to celebrate.

Anyway, onto a card that I want to share with you.  I was recently asked by a friend of mine if I could do her a wedding card for her nephew who is getting married in a couple of weeks.  I was asked if I could incorporate the West Ham football club colours as they are huge fans.  Also, could I incorporate some bubbles on it as the couple have asked guests to blow bubbles rather than throw confetti.  Quite a challenge I thought.
Here is what I came up with.

The image is from Marianne Design and is just adorable. Kept the colouring quite simple using distress inks and added glitter to her shoes and veil.  The background was embossed using an m-bossabilities embossing folder.  Around the image I punched out lots of little flowers and added gems to the centre. I also made some mock bubbles using some round dome stickers that I had in my stash.  I added some claret coloured ribbon to the side which was edged with some die cut borders.  I added a bow made from lace, a blue flower and a couple of pins.  I also had some heart shaped gems which finished it off nicely.
The card was delivered to my friend yesterday and thankfully she loved it.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Whimsy Stamps - ribbon, pins, lace - bingo
Cutie Pie - Die cuts and punches
Divas By Design - Anything goes
Love to Create - Add a sentiment
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Secret Crafter Saturday - Anything goes
Catch The Bug - Anything goes
The Crafty Pad - Ribbon
Ribbon Girl - Use ribbon or lace
Penny Black and More - Favourite things (ribbon, lace, bling, pins)

Thanks for popping by and would love to read any comments you may have.
Take care.


Wendy Fraser said...

What a gorgeous card, love the super cute image and all your lovely embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

Donna Mosley said...

A very beautiful card Mags, love the pretty details. Hope you have a lovely day tommorrow.

Donna x

MagsB said...

I love your border, it's so pretty and elegant! I did have a giggle at the request for West Ham colours, I don't usually associate football with a lovely creation like this lol!

Hope you're having a great weekend - enjoy the Jubilee picnic!

love Mags B x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous...love the design and fabulous image.xxx

Crafty and Green said...

Super Cute Card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge--Add a Sentiment!! Come back and play with us again really soon!!

Many Blessings,

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Mags, just love all the flowers framing the gorgeous image...

Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments .


Daniele said...

such a lovely card, love all those small flowers creating a border. Hope the weather is good for and you get to enjoy your picnic

Susan Flynn said...

This is just perfect for the happy couple Mags I'm sure they will be delighted! Hugs Susan x

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous piece, thank you so much for joining us this week for our Anything Goes Challenge a the Secret Crafter
Hugs Kate xx

Dawn said...

Mags, this is super duper cute! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this time in our Ribbon Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Very tastefully done Mags, I like the sweet image the punched border and the blinged ribbon.
Kevin xx

Pop's Cards said...

morning sweetie, I love the colour you have used on this fabulous creation, big hugs love Pops x x x

Francesca said...

What a great creation
Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday challenge and good luck!


Margaret said...

Of course she loved it. It's gorgeous! Great layout and darling image which your colored so well!

Linda Palmer said...

Darling card. Love LOTV images and you do a fabulous job on coloring and designing their images.

Shelby said...

Beautiful. Love how you've done the flowers around the image and of course your coloring is spot on great


Ribbon Girl said...

Lovely card Mags and thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge to use ribbon or lace, Mary G x

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card.
Thanks for joining us this week at Diva's

Elaine said...

What a lovely card Mags a super image and i love the lacy bow Hugs Elaine

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Great card. I love the way you have framed the image. Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More. Clare x

Joy said...

thanks for playing with Bugaboo!! JOY DT

JoanieMc said...

An adorable card. Very cute image and embellishments.
Thanks for entering in the Crafty Pad challenge this week.


Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jen Leeflang said...

Oh my gosh - this is so sweet! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT member

susiestacey said...

Great card and a very pretty image. Thank you for joining in the fun at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x