Sunday 6 July 2014

What? A Wedding Card with Chikkins and Cows? You are not Serious!!

Hello there!

Whoosh that is another weekend just flown by.  I am sure weekend hours  go quicker than workday hours or is it me?  I hope you all had a good one.  I managed to do a mix of crafting, housework, gardening, injuring myself and a lickle more crafting, so not a bad one for me.

Now down to business.  A friend of mine asked me to make a wedding card for a member of her family who was a farmer.  My lickle brain went working overtime trying to think of something to do that would fit the brief. 

Penny Black to the rescue...

A little bit of masking with post-its was required along with thorough cleaning of stamp in between stamps. I also had to get the stamper-ma-jiggey fing.   This was the second attempt.  The first attempt left me with two girls...not good for a straight marriage! LOL!  The image was coloured using Copics.

I cut some ivy, shaped it, attached it and then used some Distress Stickles to give it a lickle sparkle.  The border is made using some of the papers left over from my wedding album, and punched using my EK Success punch, and finished with pearls.

It is an easel card.  Been a while since I made one of these  The wedding bells were also from my Wedding Album papers.  The heart strip punched using EK Success. 
Here is some detail of the bottom layer.  Doilies cut using Tonic die.  The "Celebrate" was given to me by one of the girls in work who thought I may like to use it.  I hung on to it waiting for the right project.  Be assured the blue band is straight but the photo is slightly wonkey!

And here is the envelope.  I had to make the whole card as it is slightly too long to use standard sized cards which meant I had to make an envelope to fit.  

Ann was very pleased with my card.  She said something really nice that the reason she likes my cards is that they are nothing like the ones in the shops.  I think she got that right on this one!  Let's hope the happy couple like it too.

I am off down the Snippets Playground now to see what is occuring.  Have a great week everyone. 

I am also linking this up with Penny Black as they are looking for punches and die cuts this month!  Woo hoo!



scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness...what a wonderful card for a farm wedding!
I can see that it took careful masking to make a straight couple!

So sweet!

This easel card is superb. Love that Celebrate and all your other details combined make this a superb wedding card!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful and unique wedding card, Sam! I'm sure the happy couple will be delighted!

Mrs A. said...

I've seen everything now! Dancing cows and chooks. Perfick for a marriage made in heaven. Hugs Mrs a.

aussie aNNie said...

'love' this awesome wedding card, so different is why I love it great card and for our snippets playground which I have now joined too....have also joined your blog as a new follower.xx♥aNNie
The Journey is the Start

Cathy said...

Brilliant card Hettie, love the chickens and cows, what a fabulous stamp! Cathy x

Jo said...

Fab, fun card that image!
hugs Jo x

Sarn said...

Simply BRILLIANT Sam. Lots of lovely detail and a great image.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Irene said...

Hello Sam, your card is Brilliant and perfect for the Wedding in question. Love the little details. I would like to see their faces when it's opened.

Krisha said...

Hi Hettie,
What a cute idea for a farmer's wedding. I love those cows.
Thanks for the visit to my blog. Your my first comment after returning form vacation.....grin

Lynne said...

Fantastic wedding card. Your friend is so right, this is why handcrafted is better by far. No one else will have a card like this one.
Lynne xxx

Kathleen said...

Huh, must have missed this yesterday, what a fabulous card, love what you have done with the image, bet it goes down really well with the Farmer.

Kath x

Karen Petitt said...

That is one fabulous wedding card! I think it's absolutely perfect for a farmer and his bride to be. Love that you upcycled too - am getting more into that myself these days.
I do love those chicks and cows - more stamps to add to me wish list. Have a lovely week and I hope you've not injured yourself badly Karen x

Carol L said...

Oh my gawd, this is absolutely hilarious! It's definitely a one-of-a-kind wedding card, and I'm cackling away at the thought of you nearly having 2 female cows on this card! Bwhahaha!! I love the greenery framing this amusing little scene! Long live our farmers, ye-hah!!

Sue said...

Lol I did chuckle at the masking part Sam hahaha but fab card I bet they love it!!! huggles Sue xxx

fairy thoughts said...

Oh Sam this is fantastic, what a fabulous unique card, I bet the happy couple will love it

Twiglet said...

Fab card Sam - so special. x Jo

Di said...

Oh what fun Sam - terrific card! I can just see you carefully masking and stamping certain bits :)

Just perfect for a farmer's wedding, love it!


Di xx

Kate Yetter said...

Your card is hilarious! Love your funny take on a wedding card. And your coloring is fabulous.

butterfly said...

That's such fun - much more so than most wedding cards! It put a big smile on my face, and I'm sure it will do the same for the happy couple. I don't think I'd've noticed the male/female cow thing if you'd not mentioned it - brilliant. And that ivy looks wonderful - a lovely touch of "traditional" wedding-ness!
Alison xx

Debs Willis said...

This is brilliant!! Bet they'll love it :-(
How did you injure yourself? Hope you didn't trip over a chook & land in a beehive!!
Debs x

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely brilliant and we would also love to see it over at Penny Black & More this month, as the Challenge is 'Dies And Punches', Luv Sam x

brenda said...

I think this is just perfect for a farmer's wedding Sam, sure it will go down a treat.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I LOVE this card. I'm all about the non-traditional myself. Great job on giving a sex change to the one cow. And extra great job for THINKING of it in the first place. I may not have caught that myself.

Gerrina said...

What a fun card for the occaision! Thank you for joining at Penny Black and more! Gerrina, Guest-Designer

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x