Sorry I haven't been blogging much, still don't have that new PC but I am close to ordering it now. (I see I have lost a follower, sorry to disappoint).
I have been very busy sourcing wedding stationery materials, still don't have them but I have started placing orders and hope to do the rest in the next few days.
I was amazed to be told I had been featured in Papercraft Essentials magazine, and the publishers sent me a copy of the magazine and a small prize. When I got the magazine I found that two of my projects were featured and a very nice little write up. The first mag and prize were delayed by the weather and I was sent a second lot, so I had a pad of 10 printed acetate sheets which look interestintg and a pad of glitter papers.
Yesterday I got home to find a thick interesting A4 padded envelope from Origin publishers, and in that I found a prize for having a card published in Beautiful Cards magazine, this is the third or fourth time so maybe I should subscribe to that mag! Thanks for featuring my work, and the mags and prizes.
What did I win - a pile of papers including embossed, vellums, die cut and printed cards, clutter cards, all sorts, and all occasions, a cute clear stamp, two fancy keys in a pack and some Christmas bauble embellishments - wow! Thanks so much Origin.
Back to the wedding stationery - I have ordered green vellum from Handy Hippo, waiting for a decision on the colour of ribbon, but I think I am going to use 38mm organza from Ribbon Oasis. Then I need to know if ivory white pearlescent card or more creamy ivory pearlescent card is preferred so I can order that, and I am trying to find out if I can get it cut to size for maybe a little more or even creased which will save a lot of work on 90 invites.
I have been making up some samples of cards with different corners, and I printed some green vellum but I made the mistake of only ordering one sheet so not much leeway for trying ideas out. The main design and stamping was decided at Christmas but not how the final invites will go together and possible corner finishes.
I printed one piece of vellum and left it as it printed and with another I sprinkled clear embossing powder on it and heat embossed which I think is a very nice look but again the bride to be must make the final decision, and it is more work. I have the ink for the stamping of butterflies in brown, got an extra pad just in case my already opened one dries up.
I think the helpers on this project are planning to visit in March to do this, we need to get those invites finished and out there.
I did promise blog candy and I haven't forgotten, I have some nice ribbons for a start but I am waiting for my new PC then I can do proper photos.
I hope you are all keeping warm and not suffering too much bad weather, I am amazed there is still snow lying about unmelted but the traffic was so much better this morning on the way to work I think the local floods must have subsided!
Just look at the great candy that Craft Coo Lorraine is offering:
There is more gorgeous candy including Smirk at Pink Piggy's blog:
You can also win one of the talented Debbie Moore Faith stamps on her Crafty Pad blog.