Friday, 14 May 2010

A wedding card with a difference.....

For anyone who follows my blog you will know that I went thru a Civil partnership with my wonderful wife almost 4 years ago. My relationship with Sam was what really got me into crafting... The reason?? cards for gay men and women..

I have been with Sam for 10 years this August and buying her a card (before crafting) was the hardest thing to do EVER!!

Cards either had pictures of men and women, or boy bears and girl bears....etc...not the best when you are two girls lol!!

Well at our wedding we got a lot of cards, - unfortunately we had about 6 of 3 designs (which were horrendous gay cards) while the others mostly had boy/girl themes...hmmmmm...

So I started making my own cards. But I still found it hard for the two women cards - I usually used cakes, wedding bells etc until now!!!

I was surfing ebay (as you do) and I saw the cutest Tilda pageboy image...PERFECT!!

So here is a card I have made for some very special friends who get married in July...

I just love it!!

I have glittered bits of her dress and veil and the flowers on both images..
They are coloured wit Copics
The papers are bella bleu by stamping up

I'm entering the ladies into the following challenges:

one stop craft - Wedding and DT call

stamp something  - Celebrate something

by the cute and girly - Celebrations

totally papercrafts - Weddings/ Anniversary

Thanks for looking xx


Lisa Jane said...

wow Carrie, i love it .. those images are perfect and fabulously coloured.
What better celebration?
Thanks for sharing it with us at BTC&G this month and all the best to the happy couple
Lisa ;)

Ruthie said...

Just to team member had a civil partnership and I made her a card with the image of two girls....from the toilet door signs!! Do you know what I mean....sounds hideous when I put it like this...they were silhoettes of the signs on ladies loos! Hey ho - she loved them and asked me to make another one for a friend of theirs! Just thought I would share


Emma said...

Aw your card is gorgeous Carrie, your colouring looks amazing. Beautiful details and love the sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

It is perfect Carrie! Maybe someone needs to start making a line of stamps for sivil partnerships? :-)
Thanks for joining us over at BTC&G and Good Luck! x

Priscilla said...

Hi Carrie, wow..what an untapped mark..hummm thinking should start your own line/business. I see big things happening. Your are very clever with your images here. Why couldn't you even use two images in the gown? or does that not work? Well, I think you are on to something here. Your card is AWESOME!! Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week and for helping celebrate out one year anniversary. I have saved you a dance and would love to see your moves It is the roaring 20’s Theme today!! See you on the dance floor. DANCE PARTY HERE
Next week we will be celebrating with a Barbeque Midnight Madness style.
See you at the BBQ?
MMSC Hostess

Faye said...

Ahh Carrie it's such a gorgeous card and I get to know a little more about you! Have a fab weekend! xxx

Chrissie said...

Just fabby... a beautiful card, I'm sure the happy couple would be delighted to receive such a gorgeous creation!
Thanks for joining in with OSCC this week!

Sue said...

Hi Carrie
a gorgeous card, awesome colouring, great images,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

tracy said...

Fabulous card Carrie, your colouring is stunning, the happy couple are going to treasure this.
hugs Tracy x

Carol said...

Oh isn't this just so sweet. How cute and adorable. Simply fabulous. Great job with the sketch this week. Thanks for playing along and hope you are enjoying the dance party.
Bear Hugs,
Carol :0}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Shelley said...

What a wonderful card, I love the image and colours. Good luck with the One Stop Crafts Challenges DT Call.
Hugs Shelley xx

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

This is so cute and adorable! I'm sure glad you had a chance to play with us this week, - such a fabulous wedding card! Definitely want to see more! xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Emma Lockley said...

this is perfect hunny, what a fabulous idea! congrats to the happy couple
love emma xxx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, adorable card Carrie.

Erin... said...

This is perfect!!!! Gorgeous papers and stitching too! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamp Something this week:)

Lisa said...

This is so precious! Love those images!!! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week-hope to see you back soon!

joey said...

Hi Carrie

this is gorgeous, beautiful colorwork on those images, thanks for joining us at tpc

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Carrie loving your card so much I am a big Tilda fan and this is ACE I thought I would also pop over and say Hi we have been chosen by OSCC as the new DT

Lorraine x

Val said...

Hi Carrie - this is a super card. Thought I would just stop by and say 'hello' as we have been chosen for the new DT at One Stop CC.

Kathryn said...

Hello and Congrats on making the OSCC DT :)

Have a great day,