Tuesday 12 September 2017

Warm Thoughts

Well, the wedding went well, it was held at Hazlewood Castle, a beautiful building,although I did feel slightly sorry for the Registrar. The groom is Dutch and had multiple hard to pronounce names and the ring was tied to the best man's collar as he was a dog! The bride walked down the aisle accompanied by their pet Jack Russell, Adora who had a floral garland over her collar to match the bride's bouquet. There were also several dogs as guests. They were mostly well behaved, although one of them had a very loud shake (as if drying itself off) just as the Registrar asked if anyone objected to the marriage.  She declared that she wouldn't take that as an objection though! The bride had to pick Adora up towards the end of the ceremony to stop her whining and so when the Registrar told the groom he could now kiss the bride, she added, "if you can get past Adora to do so!". Unfortunately, Hubby and I had to leave before the evening reception started as my pain levels were starting to get too bad and it was a two hour journey home.
Right, enough if the waffle and onto the purpose of this blog - card making! I had some bits of card on which I'd cleaned off my blending tools after using my distress oxides. They seem to stay wet for weeks on the foam otherwise, and so I decided to use them up.
I die cut the image from a Docrafts X-cut die set. It has an outside cutting edge and two tiny circle dies that you can position for the eye and I presume cheek. I didn't use these on my cards though. I trimmed down the first image with my guillotine to leave a thin border. I then simply glued this on a 6x6 card blank and stamped the Paper Smooches sentiment.
The other two images didn't have enough of a surround to create a frame and so I snipped them out of the frame and glued them onto 5x7 card bases. I stamped the same sentiment on them and drew in a border. Simples!


  1. Sounds like a very interesting wedding! Love your beautiful blending x

  2. So enjoyed reading about the 'different' wedding x Sorry that you had to leave though x What great cards and fabulous blending, such a great effect x

  3. Ha ha ha - am chuckling over the wedding and the dogs! How novel!

    Sorry you had to cut the event short due to too much pain though.

    What a lovely die that is - especially with the multicoloured inking. Brilliant!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Hi Cara,
    a very unusual wedding that sounded.
    Love your wonderful cards and the colours are so pretty.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Love the sound of the wedding Cara, pity you had to leave early, but your body knows best.
    Love the die and the cards you've made, super colours and design, Kate x

  6. Hi Cara, a three beautiful cards, love the colour mixes on them and the two at the bottom look quite different without the border on them. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  7. Ohhh...I love your inky backgrounds cut into these beautiful scenes!
    Wonderful cards...

  8. Loved reading about the wedding - I've never heard of a dog being best man before. So sorry your pain didn't allow you to stay to the end.
    Your cards are absolutely gorgeous and the different colourways give totally different looks.

  9. Sounds an eventful wedding, one to remember! A shame you weren't well enough to stay to the end.

    Love your cards, the colours are beautiful. Great idea to use up the inked card with the die cuts. xx

  10. The wedding sounds interesting! I love the two tone effect on the die cuts created by the oxides - it looks so pretty!


  11. Sounds like an interesting wedding, definitely different. Loving this die, not seen it before. Have a lovely crafty weekend, Angela xXx

  12. Aww shame you had to leave that wedding early, it sounds like a great laugh! And oh my, I LOVE your bunny die, it looks amazing the way you've coloured it!

  13. Well that could have been the most interesting wedding and such a shame you had to leave before the eating and poohing and marking of territory. Yes I am feeling a wee bit better. What an amazing die cut this is that you have used I love it to pieces, its brilliant. If you want you can use your heat gun on the distress oxide to help dry it, it does help, your cards are tops A+

  14. That wedding sounds like a hoot! Love these cards, the die is amazing and I like your idea for cleaning the oxide foam pads. Hope you are feeling better now. Cx


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