Monday, August 31, 2009

Wedding Card Cake Box

I'm always trying out new things and so when I was asked to make a wedding cake card box for an upcoming wedding I jumped at the chance.

After studying similar items on the web I set to work and used three sturdy boxes for my project. I had fun in the fabric store looking for the ideal fabric to cover the boxes and found some beautiful brown velvet fabric and a luxury satin burgundy fabric that matched the wedding theme perfectly.

I enjoy wrapping presents so this was kind of similar although the floaty fabric was a bit harder to handle than paper but with an extra pair of hands I managed to get the job done. I finished the boxes off with some decorative ribbon around the lids and the whole thing is hekd together with a bright gold ribbon. It will have a big bow on top which I have to make yet!

I wonder what project will be next?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Special Cards for Special People

Since getting back from our trip to the UK I've made quite afew card orders for people wanting to send an extra special card to frineds big birthdays and anniversarys. Its been fun making up new cards using the individuals tastes to decorate them.

Two of the cards I've made are for ladies turning 40 and who both have a thing about shopping, as most women do!
I've also made a 25th wedding anniversary card and a wedding card.

I love making cards for children too so I got to make a cute robot card for a special little boy who's just turned 2 and a cookery themed one for his mum!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Back in the US with a new visa!

Our trip back to the UK last month was great and we got to see alot of friends and family while we were there as well as most importantly getting our new 3 year visa issued! Its taken a long time to get finished but we are so glad to have it and be able to relax for a few years before we have to go through the process again.

Now we are back home in the US its been busy with the Ropes Challenge Course business and also tackling new DIY projects in the house. I've made some cards since I got back but mostly for private orders and family birthdays so I really need to get back in my studio and make some new cards for my Etsy store.

The next couple of months are going to be busy with lots of visitors coming to stay and its so much fun having friends and family come to stay. I am really looking forward to after they have all been as that is when Clive & I get to go on vacation and we are so looking forward to going to Mexico to a beautiful all inclusive resort by Secrets.

Well I better finish here and go and finish up my painting project upstairs in the living room. Its looking good and I'll post some photos soon.