Thursday, 14 May 2015


I've made this card for my daughter's friend who is getting married very soon. She didn't want a pastel theme so has chosen blue and yellow for her wedding colours. I wanted to make a wreath card but decided to try and use her colours. I didn't manage to get much blue into it so it is more green and yellow with touches of blue.

I stamped the wreath with Card-io Majestix stamps in greens and yellow adding little blue swirls. In hindsight, I wish I'd made them slightly darker.
Now, I may have mentioned that I have a new die cutting machine, I don't have many dies as yet so am choosing carefully which ones I buy. I wanted a flower die of course and when I saw this card in the Snippet's Playground, I knew this was the die to start me off. I've even bought some crepe paper as this effect is so pretty.
It is Spellbinders - Create a Dogwood. I doubled up here and made 8 petals instead of 4. I cut them from super smooth paper and inked the bases with Sunshine leaving the tips white.  
I'd planned to add a blue bow but it didn't really fit so I came up with this way of twiddling it round under the flower. I stapled the ribbon to hold the shape before fixing it all down with glue and foam pads. Then I edged the card in silver and mounted the whole thing on blue. The sentiment went on and off about 8 times but was finally straight and centred.
I even remembered to decorate the inside. 

So I am now able to enter the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge. This time the challenge is to use a ribbon and it just so happens I have one here. 
The machine I finally bought is not a Cuttlebug. These were the first ones I saw on Create and Craft a few years ago. I was dazzled and knew it was only a matter of time before I talked myself into getting one. But after quite a lot of research, I bought a Big Shot. (Please don't tell me I should have got something else!). So far I love it, and it is so pretty. I've used it almost every day. Nothing is safe now from being cut or embossed. 
So I hope the bride likes it, how could she not?


  1. Beautiful and elegant card! And I'm sure you're going to love your Big Shot!

  2. I love this Wedding card Alison! Very striking colours and what a lovely design too.

    I envy you the Big Shot, only have room for a Cuttlebug here, sigh. We allow any make of manual machine on the challenge too!

    Di xx

    Cuttlebug DT

  3. Beautiful, the touch of blue really lifts it

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x


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