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Monday 6 February 2012

I Have Returned!!

Hi everyone,

I am back in the land of the living!

I was supposed to have my knee operation on 25th January. Instead I got the flu on the 21st, so I had to cancel my op. I still cannot get rid of the cough it has left me with, so I cannot ask the hospital to rebook me until I am 100% ok.

My daughter's mother-in-law got it the same day as me, which was very strange. We compared notes on how bad we were. As I didn't eat or sleep for 5 days, I lost just under a stone! I am happy about that but could have done without all the pain.

It took me 2 weeks to get my mojo back. As I had to complete my friends daughters' wedding stationery, it was a must for me to find it!!

(They collected the Order of Ceremony cards before I took the pictures.)

I made the invitations in November and they were sent out at the beginning of December. This picture was the one we were sent! It's strange getting a card you made yourself! I had to paint the roses with H2o's to match the card.
There are 40 favour boxes, complete with chocs wrapped in embossed tissue. I printed the details onto a heavy mottled parchment and used Label 4 Nestie to cut them out. The problem was, that the next size up for the card backing was too big. So I had to draw around the same size Nestie onto card and cut them out by hand. I often do this when I want a small frame but not 40 of them!!

The Menu was the same front as the Order of Ceremony. All the details of the day I printed onto the Parchment. The Menu will be the same, when I get the details on Wednesday.

In the bottom left corner of the first picture, are the place name stands. For these I will print the names onto the Parchment as well. I will use a Ribbon Tag Nestie to cut them out.

We are looking forward to the wedding, as Rachel is such a lovely girl and Andy, you just want to give him a hug!
I have now started Mother's Day cards for stock, as the Craft Markets will be starting soon.
Hope we don't have any more snow. I will be happy when this lot thaws!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such lovely encouraging comments. They are all treasured.
Carol S.xx


Louise said...

Wow, wow, wow Carol!!!
What a fabulous set, I'm sure your friends daughter will be delighted with them x
You would never know you cut out the mats by hand, they look die-cut :)
Glad you are feeling better now and I hope you'll soon be well enough for your operation.
Take care
Louise xxx

Jessica said...

Glad to have you back Carol - sorry to hear you've been poorly - pleased you are on the mend now though. Gorgeous invitations and all the other lovely stationery - your friend's daughter will be over the moon. Jx

Sharon Field / Inky A*Muse-ment said...

Simple, beautiful and elegant valentines! I bet your daughters' friends will love them!

HelenR said...

WOW- amazing Carol! Very elegant! Well done you! hope you are completely better soon! HelenR :) x