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Tuesday 22 April 2014

A Very Special Wedding

Hi my blogging friends,
Firstly I would like to welcome my new followers. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and to join me, on our journey.
Hope you all had a good Easter break. I did a Craft Fair on Friday. I sold so much, that I thought I was going to have a sell out!! Now trying to replace stock for my next Fair, on this coming Saturday!
This card I made, was for a very special couple, that had their wedding on Good Friday. Unusual day but with good reason.
I won't go into all the details, but it was made for the niece, of the Manager of the charity that I fund raise for. It is a heart wrenching story.
When S. (the bride), was a young child, her Daddy sadly passed away from Cancer.  A few years later, her Mother remarried and S. became very close to her new Daddy. They both shared the love of words.
When she was in her early teens, her Father became ill with Cancer and sadly, he passed away too. She was devastated, as you can imagine.
A few years on and her Mother remarried. S. adored her new Father and they became very close. S. met her husband to be and they made a date for their wedding, for late summer this year. Everything was wonderful.
Her Father suddenly felt unwell and was soon diagnosed with terminal cancer. Words cannot describe what effect this news had on S. So, as she was determined to have her Father walk her down the aisle, the wedding was brought forward to last Friday.
The words on the front of the card, were written by her (now) Father, for her and her groom. It was shortened, to fit on the card. Inside, I put a quote that was written for her, by her second Father.
I had to have a few tissues to hand, when making this card.

The embossing was an Anna Griffin folder and the aperture was Opulent Ovals Nestie Die.

The butterflies and the hearts, I made with Martha Stewart Paper Clay and coloured with Distress Inks.

Flowers, lace and ribbon from my stash. The leaves are a Marianne Die.

Hopefully, my next posting will not be a sad story, although this was also a happy one too.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely messages. I will always return to your blogs too.
Carol S.xx


Chrissy said...

It is a beautiful card Carol and a very moving story...gorgeous verse on the front from her Dad and love your butterflies and details...very very pretty.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh Carol what a heart rending story, that poor lady and her poor Mum too. I hope she had a lovely wedding and your card is absolutely stunning. Well done on the craft fair too, you will be busy now x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Such a beautiful creation and so special after hearing the story behind it. Your details are so lovely.

Lynsey said...

Hi Carol, that is such a sad story. But you have made such a special card for the occasion. The clay embellishments look wonderful on your card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Unknown said...

Sad story and hugs go to everyone concerned. On another note this is one awesomely gorgeous

Elise said...

Hi Carol .. gosh .. words cannot describe how this story made me feel. It is heartbreaking .. and this card you've made is very very special indeed. It is so BEAUTIFUL .. not only to the "eyes" .. but also the "feelings" that went with it.

I'm so happy to hear that your craft show went fabulously! Way to go Carol! Keep up the awesome work!

Big Hugs,

vic said...

Hi carol oh what a moving story ! Beautiful card and very elegant it's gorgeous!

I hope you have a lovely weekend


Vic x