Friday, 8 September 2017

Happily Ever After

With a distinct lack of mojo present, I sat down to make a card for the wedding tomorrow. I used an Xcut die set, which come with the main die, a seperate cutting edge die to go round it, a seperate die of the sentiment and a couple of little heart dies. I cut the main die and the cutting edge out of soft gold card (I think it was from a Kanban offcut pack). I only used it because I couldn't get to my usual mirricard with all the honey stacked up, but I think I prefer the soft look to it in this case. 
I folded a piece of 300gsm quartz shimmer card (lLimetree Crafts from one of the shows) and made an  A5 card base. I then mat and layered up the gold and quartz card, before adding the gold die cut. I die cut the sentiment twice more and layered it up on the card to give some definition. I found a strip of double rows of pearls in the gem box and so added that to the card along with a pearl heart surrounded by diamant√© which I added with glue gel. I added a posh cream paper insert to the card and made an envelope out of some 12x12 paper I had lurking about. Apologies for the pictures, it was a swine to photograph!
I almost had a heart attack this afternoon. I realised on Sunday that I had nothing suitable to wear for the wedding and not wanting to spend much, had a look in the local supermarkets. They had nothing that was really what I wanted, but I found a dress online at Asda, in a style that I had had before and so  ordered it at the start of the week for collection from the store as soon as possible (today).
I picked it up no problem and went to try it on when I got home. At that point I realised that that there was a fault on the armhole seam, where the overlocker hadn't caught the edges correctly.
Arrggh, what to do? If I took it back to complain, there was no way that I would get a replacement in time and I knew there was nothing else that I would feel comfortable wearing in store. Only one thing for it, out with the needle and thread. Not the easiest of jobs these days as my fingers go numb when hand sewing, but in the end I was quite pleased with the result, even if I say so myself. Let's just hope everything else goes smoothly! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend x


  1. A very classy card, Cara. What a great set of dies and the soft metallic card is just perfect.

    Great last minute repair job on your dress. If it was me, I'd email Asda customer services department the photos, with the explanation that you had to repair it because you didn't have time to replace it before the wedding. You'd probably get a voucher as a gesture of goodwill. :-) Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow at the wedding. xx

  2. Another beautiful Wedding card, gorgeous die and love all the pearls, classy card.
    What a shame about the dress, you were lucky that you were able to repair it.
    I agree with Liz, it not on and I would tell them that you are going to post the photo's on your blog, (don't say you have) but that would certainly frighten them into a gesture of goodwill.

    Kath x

  3. Lovely shimmery card Cara. The diecut looks stunning.
    Luckily I have a sewing machine which comes handy, as nowadays I seldom make anything but use only to alter or repair clothes.
    Thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog, I am trying to get back in routine despite the windows are still missing, more than 2 weeks and we are still waiting for quotations from the contractors.

  4. Your card is stunning Cara, so elegant, beautifully designed and the colour theme is so stylish.
    Well done on on the emergency repair, have a lovely day at the wedding, Kate x

  5. Hi Cara, a beautiful wedding card for your friends, love the soft shimmer in the card and the raised sentiment... a good save with the hand seeing, hope you have a wonderful time at the wedding... Megan

  6. Ho Cara,
    what a very stunning and beautiful wedding card.
    I love the wonderful design of this it's so opulent.
    oh my goodness you have the same trouble as me with sewing, and I do miss it so.
    I do hope they took some money off your dress as it was faulty.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Oooh beautiful card Cara, bet its even nicer in real life with all that shine!
    Gorgeous colour of your dress and good job with your fix up, I'm sure you had a bit of a panic when you saw that seam! Hope you had a nice time at the wedding, and that you'll share a pic of you in your finery!

  8. Cara thank you for your lovely comment about my card.

    i love Xcut dies. thats a beautiful card and know they will love it. Well done on repairing the dress and hope all went well xx

  9. The soft gold card is perfect for the wedding card. Well done on your quick fix with the dress as well!


  10. Beautiful card Cara and pleased you managed to sort the dress sorted. Hope you had a lovely time at the wedding. Angela xXx

  11. What a beautiful card design Cara, that is too bad about the dress, I am glad you were able to fix it.

    Hugs Diane

  12. I want a photo of you in the dress!! Nice repair work girl. In response to you, we had a lovely holiday. I hope the wedding was fun, the card is beautiful, I love when you work with gold, it always works so well and when I try looks meh..Cx

  13. Hi Cara think u have got your mojo back for both the card and sorting put your dress.

    Glad to say my mojo is coming back.

    Thanks for your visit did smile about your jars of honey.


    Hugs pen x

  14. Hi Cara
    Another elegant wedding creation. I bought some of the pearls and diamantes on a roll for the website, well, me really but haven't had time to play. Thanks for the inspiration. The offsetting of the pearls is a great idea.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  15. has been said, e-mail Asda customer service. They can only say no. Hope Willow has settled in well.x

  16. Brilliant card but not so good about the dress. Glad you managed to fix it in time and hope everything else went ok. Hugs Mrs A.

  17. Mm same thing has happened to me, Cara, or perhaps all of us at some stage, and I mended it too,,
    A great job, pretty fabric too, I trust wedding went well. I love your card it's brilliant and think the soft Kanban gold is perfect.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  18. What a gorgeous card! It's so simple and yet classy and elegant, a black tie affair! The focal piece is stunning, that white gold paper is breathtaking and the pearl ribbon is beyond beautiful! LOVE IT!! Amazing save on the dress! You can't even tell that it was open in that spot. I'm sure it will be fine, have fun at the wedding! hugs :)

  19. So glad you rescued your outfit and it looks great as does your gorgeous card x

  20. What a beautiful card Cara.

    CONGRATS on sorting out your dress too. Phew! A stitch in time INDEED!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx


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