My shining star

My shining star

Sunday 22 September 2013

Siobhan and Martin's card

Hello Lovelies - how are you? I hope you're fine and well and having a good weekend. We're all good - we'll be losing 'Nana' today which will be very sad. Its always lovely when she comes to visit us! Still - hopefully it won't be too long before she comes again!

I've got a card to share with you today that I made for a commission. Its a wedding card for a lady in my village. She wanted it for a very flamboyant lady and her husband to be - it sounds like a very unusual wedding - hence the very unusual card! But I do like it!

I started off using copper sparkle medium from Imagination Crafts through the peacock mask from That special touch and created the paper that I then die cut into hearts  and mounted on an orangey mirri board also diecut into hearts. I added the bride and groom name. Then I die cut the card shape and used distress inks to colour the base of the easel. The top of the easel was also die cut and I mounted the hearts onto this overlapping them slightly before adding the kingfishers cut from a delicious doodles image and coloured with promarkers and the butterflies - also cut from the same image and coloured with promarkers. I added the Maribou Orange feathers to the side - the bride is having three orange feathers coming from a head-dress and a theatrical orange gown! The flowers on the base are WOC and I added them around the edge of the card. The Congratulations was also stamped and added to create the lip behind which the easel could sit.
The lady in the village was ecstatic with the card. I just hope the bride was too!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

I love promarkersilovepromarkers: Anything goes
Happy Campershappycamperscc: Show us your flowers
Charisma: charismacardzFave colour combo - blue and orange
Crafty Ribbons:craftyribbonschallenge AG with ribbons
Delicious doodlesdeliciousdoodleschallenge: Bling
Pattiespattiescreationschallenge: Animals
Fussy and fancy:fussyandfancychallenge Punches and dies
Sweet Stampinsweetstampinchallengeblog: Glamour and Glitz
Ladybug Craft Ink:ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog No squares
Tuesday Throwdowntuesdaythrowdown: Things with wings

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and thanks so much for dropping by today. Big Crafty Hugs!

Rachel xx


  1. looks like you have done a great job x hugs x

  2. Hi Rachel wow this is what I call a flamboyant wedding card! Lots of fabulous detail as always with your cards. Love the glitter on the hearts and the pretty kingfishers and not forgetting the fab feathers! Susan x

  3. WOW! This is wonderful Rachel. Such a fantastic design, I love the colours and gorgeous detailing.
    I hope you have a good Sunday
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Brilliant card, you certainly have a lot of imagination. I'm sure the bride will have loved it as it sounds perfect for her

  5. Hi Rachel, I have to be honest and say I was not sure at first, until you described what the lady is like and what she will be wearing - this is perfect!! You came up with the most fantastic idea (Gwen is right) and executed it brilliantly. Wow. Hugs, Anne x

  6. Great work, Rachel it sounds like the bride will love it. Not everyone likes traditional so it is great that she will get something meaningful and appropriate. I love the kingfishers and butterflies. Vee xx


  7. Rachel, you have a made a great job of this card, sounds like they are a fun couple.

    Hazel x

  8. Wow!! this is an amazing card Rachel. The colours are stunning and so much detail, it must have taken you quite some time to make lol ! I'm sure the bride will be thrilled to receive this very special card on her very special day. Hugs xx

  9. Absolutely, Wow!!, love to see the wedding couple in all their finery.

    Fabulouse card Rachel, wonderful colours and details, very unusual, as you've risen to the challenge, love it, have a great day,hugs Kate x

  10. Lovely cards
    Thanks for joining us at Patties Creations for our theme of Animals
    Hugs Kelly

  11. This is stunning such a burst of gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

  12. wowser! absolutely stunning and I love this gorgeous colour combination - I have no doubt that the bride and groom will love it - awesome stamping and stencilling! Karen x

  13. Beautiful project. Magnificent choice of bright colours. And wonderful embellishments. Congratulations ! It's original !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week !

    Good Luck and seen you soon !

  14. This is very flamboyant but I do like it. Love the colour combination.

    Linda xxx

  15. There sure won't be another one like this Rachel !! FABULOUS !!

    hugs Diane xx

  16. WoW!! Sound to me like you created exactly what was requested - spectacular!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.
    Blessings to you!!
    Sally TT-DT

  17. It will probably be their favorite card and most original! Great card!

  18. It certainly is very flamboyant and bold but it sounds like it is just perfect for the happy couple. Love all the detail and the fabulous colours.

  19. Gorgeous, love the images and the shape and the feathers add a beautiful softness to it
    Lindsay xx

  20. I like it too Rachel and it sounds just perfect,love the images and feathers and all the gorgeous orange
    Carol x

  21. How fun! Love the colors and it definitely fits the bill.

  22. A fabulous card Rachel, gorgeous colours.

  23. Adorable; love the distressing!

    Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!! ~Michele, DT

  24. Love the shape of your card and the fabulous feathers!!!

    Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  25. This card really is a bit unusualy (esp. for a wedding card), but that's exactly what i love about it. Way to go for thinking outside the box! Awesome work! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  26. Great job. Thank you for sharing with us at Pattie's Creations.


  27. Stunning combination of colours and fab design, thank you for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x


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