Wednesday, 23 March 2011

WOYWW # 94

Hello there fellow Crafters!  Thanks for joining me today. 

Hurrah! It is Wednesday! aka Hump Day aka WOYWW day!  Happy Whatever day you want to know today as to you all! 

If you don't know what on earth I am talking about then hop over to Ms Julia's Blog and you will see what WOYWW means.  For those of you who know what I am talking about, here is my desk today. 

What is that? I hear you ask!  Yes, it is empty!!  If you cast your eyes over to the desk opposite you will see that it is full of Invitations.  Last night I finished the Invitations an evening quicker than I was expecting.  This is how things were at the start of yesterday evening.

My Darling Hubby kindly cooked the Dinner so that I could get on with them.  I was anticipating that I would get as far as attaching the Flutterbies on. 

However, they dried quicker than I anticipated (I had a break whilst eating my Dinner part way through adhering them) and so was able to put the finishing touches of the Diamantes on! 

I have arranged to meet the Bride on Thursday evening in order that I can take the Invitations to her and meet her (all this has been arranged by my friend who is her Niece and samples going back and forth!).  I now want to decorate a suitable bag to put them in and tie them with suitable bows tomorrow before I take them to her.

Here is what they look like finished. 

The photos are not brilliant as I have taken the photos under electric light late at night.  Apologies for that.

I have had a few comments regarding the Butterfly I have used.  It is a Martha Stewart punch.  Now a very used Martha Stewart punch!! (Poor thing - I will have to let it rest now!)  After punching them added some embossing ink and then I sprinkled with holographic embossing powder to make them schparkley!  Some of the butterflies became mottled when the gun was a little warm, but it looks really effective!   

Well , off to look at some other blogs.  No point in not having a nosey with all those desks waiting!

Happy Crafting to you all and thanks for looking at mine.  Please feel free to leave a comment.  They do give me a smile when I read them.




RosC said...

Wow. What a mighty effort, and worth every minute. The invitations look fantastic, and what a buzz to have that whole assembly done. You had quite a few components for each one. I used to do this with training booklets that I designed, printed and assembled myself. The office was totally covered in organised piles of paper for collating and binding. I bet the bride will be thrilled to bits.

Karen said...

Well done on completing all the invitations ahead of time, they look absolutely stunning, I am sure the bride & groom to be will be delighted with them :)
Have a happy WOYWW xxx

rach said...

Congratulations on getting all the invitations done! They look brilliant.

glitzygirl said...

Very impressive pile and the butterflies look great. Must add the MS punch to my wish list. The desk looks very inviting. Needs some stuff on it, lol. Look at mine........Have a great week, and thanks for the snoop. Blessings Hilde

marc said...

Great little works of art i am sure they will love them they stand out so well dont forget after all your hard work to sharpen your punch by punching throw some tin foil and to stop it sticking use wax paper fab invites big love marc

Sheilagh said...

Your invitations look good, a lot of hard work put in there:) Your desk is so neat and tidy?? Have you seen a doctor? lol

Jingle said...

The invitations look great! However, the empty desk is making me sad, so you should go make something and mess it up! LOL!

Scrapcollectr said...

Gorgeous! You must be so proud!
Thanks for dropping by!

jude said...

Well done you on completeing that mamoth task.They are absolutely beautifuland look so elegant.wouldnt have thought of using the colour purple either but looks fab!Well hopefully now you can craft for fun!
Happy creative day ,im sure when you meet they will be very pleased look gorgeous
hugs judex

karen said...

Gorgeous gorgeous! They turned out so well and look so pretty and professional and yet obviously made with care and love! Well done you!
xoxo Karen

Neet said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning. The bride should be over the moon with those invitations. Well done you on finishing early too - what a lovely bonus to give yourself.
Thanks for sharing your journey.

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Well done !!! It's an important task you've had to make these invitations. But they are beautiful. I specially like the violet colour.
Bye Franka

Wipso said...

Happy Thursday. I'm just doing a very quick blog dash to make sure all our WOYWW friends get the heads up on the BIG celebration draw over in our blog shop. Please excuse this copied and pasted message but it's the only way I can get round you all this week. If you check out my blog you will see what's keeping me busy :-)

Shop draw

Good luck,
A x

Elaine Harding said...

They look wonderful!

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Wow, those invites look great, well done for getting them finished earlier than expected. What a nice hubby to cook your dinner - but, one question - did he also do the washing up after!!!!/
Rebecca (32) xx

Hels Sheridan said...

very classy invites... can I have one please? ROFL x

The Crafty Elf said...'ve been busy! You've done a wonderful job, they are lovely!

okienurse said...

Congrats on getting the invites done so quickly. They are beautiful and I am sure the bride will be happy with them. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #162

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Classy assembling job there well done! sorry t be late my internet went down.. happy WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x

Rachael said...

Your work is neat and so very pretty too. The Bride to be will be delighted, I'm sure.

(Thank-you for visiting my blog; Knitting Snippets)

Mrs A. said...

Your invites are brilliant. Love the theme of following through for the evening ones. Bet the Bride to be loved them.
Using silver plastic bags in your bath rug sounds like fun. Did you have a pattern or just create it? Very late doing the rounds this week.
Hugs Mrs A. #54

lisa said...

I love WOYWW for finding some gorgeous new blogs and this week I've found yours. You have some beautiful things, I've really enjoyed browsing.
These Wedding invitations are just lovely, the bride is sure to be delighted with them. I can't believe that heap of butterflies you've punched out, I bet your hands ached after that.
Hugs Lisa #148

humel said...

Not empty! Plenty of intriguing goodies and tools round the edges :-) And the invitations are fabby xx