Tuesday, 31 July 2012

That's Cupid . . . stupid, Lol!!!

My daughter's boyfriend has a thoroughly modern and loving family and MOH and me were lucky enough to be invited to his Mum and "Step-Dad's" wedding recently.  
They've been together for over 6 years and decided to make it all official and I wanted to make them a very special card as they are such a loving and deserving couple.

I didn't want to use a traditional bride and groom image so opted for a lovely Magnolia cupid image and I set about sympathetically colouring the image to match the colour scheme of my card . . . but when MOH saw the finished card he asked me why I'd used a 'fat baby' on it.  

My very prompt but loving reply ladies was "that's Cupid . . . stupid", lol!!!

My card is a criss-cross easel card, made with an interactive kit bought from the Clipart Fairy, love the things that Wendy creates and they are always so adaptable to suit many purposes.

I printed the pieces on cream card from Ryman's and made up the card according to the instructions.  I glittered the all the card edges using a Quickie glue pen and Glamour Dust and then decorated the arch points with little pearls, you can just about see them in the photograph below.

I stamped the sentiment on the easel stop using a Hunkydory clear stamp set.  I have bought all the recent releases because I have been soooooo impressed by how well they stamp, very, very crisp images every time.

Most of the flowers used are from WOC.  The wide burgundy ribbon was purchased at my local market.

Again the insert was stamped with some more of the sentiments from the Hunkydory pack.  The fancy brad was bought from eBay.

Last photo which shows the insert fully outside the card and Wendy's attention to detail because even the inside is decorated.

I was really pleased with the finished card and box [which I forgot to photograph, doh!!!]
oh and the bride really liked it which made me happy :)

Tomorrow is the launch of the new challenge over at the Ready-Teddy-Go site and and also a very exciting Birthday Blog Hop, so be sure to pop back then.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #130  - Birthday or any Special Day

Pile It On challenge #31 - Cute as Can Be!

The Crafty Pad challenge #181 - Things with Wings

Thank you for looking in, 


Yasmina TIN-SANG said...

Wow! Great card! Love your Magnolia stamp!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Julie Ann!

Debs M said...

this is gorgeous, no wonder she loved it!!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - a gorgeous card for a wedding celebration!! Thanks so very much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

Vicky said...

Beautiful Julie Ann...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Diary Card Fairy said...

So cute card with this Cupid :) Thanks to joining us at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenges.

Dawn said...

Just adorable!! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx
PS I have Candy on my blog!

aqualeiga said...

Oh Julie-Ann, this is beautiful! A fat baby!?!?! MEN! Lol! I am sure it will be treasured. What's more, it's perfect for our THINGS WITH WINGS challenge at THE CRAFTY PAD this week, thanks for joining in!
Hugs, Ali x

Michelle Looi said...

Such a sweet card! The little bow makes an emphasis on the card. Love it
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle

cotnob said...

This is so pretty, such gorgeous colours.
Thank you for joining us a The Crafty Pad this week.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!
Helen x

Ani said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Hugs, Ani
P.S. We have a candy over at Card Mania Challenges if you're interested