Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Hen Party creations

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Zajc and Lucy who are new recent followers and apologies to everyone for the lack of postings lately. I'm sure everyone is busy in the run up to Christmas but we have been away for several days to Edinburgh to attend a lovely wedding and our choir is gearing up for a busy round of Christmas concerts, so my blogging time has been curtailed.

I hope to share some of my Christmas cards over the next week or so but today I want to share some of the things I made for the Hen Party that preceded the wedding we attended.

I made up some table settings using Papertrey Ink materials

I stamped some plain white paper napkins with various butterflies from Butterfly Dreams and made a napkin ring

to put it in using the butterfly die and a circle and scalloped circle punch. I made up place cards with the Places Please die and stamps, and stamped the names with Simple Alphabet.

A little gift of chocolates was left on everyone's plate and I followed the butterfly theme through by stamping one on each side of the favour box before wrapping it in cellophane and tying it up with ribbon.

so the final place setting looked like this.

A little gift was left on everyone's pillow and I used the Favor it Box 5 die, stamped with a variety of flowers

and used the Tranquility Trilogy stamps and the triangle dies for the front of the box.

And finally, each person attending the weekend received a little gift bag of a mug, hot chocolate and some more sweet treats

including a gingerbread man with the following poem attached

I passed the bag through my Big Shot with a snowflake embossing folder.

The wedding was lovely and our daughter, who was the Bridesmaid looked gorgeous. The men looked very handsome in their kilts and I discovered that most of them kept a little flask of whiskey in their sporran so that they could have 'a wee dram' to keep out the cold! I did some Christmas shopping at the Christmas markets on Sunday and then it snowed overnight so our long drive home was through the gorgeous picture postcard countryside with the hills covered in snow.

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Such a wonderful trip.

Thanks for looking.
Carol x


  1. Wow! I know your guests were amazed at your talent! Beautiful colors!

  2. Thank you for the welcome :)

    I have been following your blog for a few months but only recently got myself a blogger account.
    I really love your card making style and you are a great inspiration to me. Card making is one of my favourite past times. I have been doing it for around 6-7 years but in the last 2-3 years I haven't been able to make as many as I would like due to illness. So when I do get the chance to make cards I am often stuck for ideas and I have found your blog to be very helpful when I find myself in that position!

    So Thank you for that! :)

    Best Wishes

  3. oh wow Carol - this is all lovely and a fab colour scheme. Great snow pic, bet you glad you weren't driving through it falling!

  4. Wow , Carol everything looks beautiful! Lot of work , Im sure! I have stamped Christmas napkins before too! Why not we have everything to make our own! You outdid yourself one this one. The picture is gorgeous too TFS. Have a great weekend!

  5. These are just gorgeous! What a brilliant idea to make them all yourself! Must have been hard work too.....looks like it paid off! :)
    That snowy pic is picture-postcard perfect!

  6. I love the butterflies! I made a butterflydiesblog for tomorrow, and I mentioned your site.
    Regards from Holland,


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Carol x


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