Are you all having a great weekend?
Our weekend started yesterday; one of our very best friends got married yesterday
and I had the privilege to be one of the witnesses for the bride!
It started yesterday morning with a lot of stress. I bought a black velvet skirt (gorgeous; length just
above my knees) and guess what; the zipper broke after I'd put it on. I dressed up on Thursday
to check if everything was ok..You know; are all the buttons ok and so on.. and there was nothing
wrong with that zipper. But it broke. And it was 8.30 AM and we had to leave at 8.45 AM. Get
the picture; all dressed up, panties, high heels and makeup and you find out that there is something
very wrong wth your skirt....argh!!!! Thank God there was one other skirt I could wear and off we
went.... And to say it in a well mannered way; I was NOT amused.......
Without furhter delay we arrived and we had a fabulous and spectacular day. The bride was breathtaking...I'll post a picture as sonn as I get one.....
The bride is one of my very best friends and she already lived together with her man before
she got married. ( Quite usual here in Holland to live together before you get married)
After years of waiting and hoping she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on October 27th, 2010.
There were already plans to get married but everything happened sooner as expected due to a very
sad cause....January 2011 her father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The doctors told him that
there were only a few months left; radiaton and chemo were not an option....... the cancer was already fully spread throughout his body...
Her father had one last wish......To be able to join the wedding of his youngest daughter and walk
her down the aisle.
Within 6 weeks they planned and organised the whole wedding and yesterday was the BIG DAY.
I'm still impressed.... That very moment in church; walking down the aisle with her father...
There was no dry eye in that church.
After the ceremony there was a huge wedding cake, champagne and after the wedding reception
a lovely wedding dinner. Being there, joining this very special and emotional occasion; I will remember
this day the rest of my life.
And now something completely different; a card :)
This week at City Crafter Challenge Blog it's all about spring colors; cream, blue, green and pink.
Here is the gorgeous photo inspiration:
I finsished my card at Thursday but it was already too late to take a decent picture. But today I finally had the chance to take them and here it is:
Some layering with patterned Paper from Tilda and that blue strip of paper is a tiny piece of a gorgeous paper pad that Ros sent me a few weeks ago. I ran that strip through one of my MS border punches and inked the edges with a shade of aqua ink from Color Box. The butterfly is stamped with Versamark on Vellum and I heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. The pin is made by me :).
Ruffled trim from Maya Road, lace from my stash and the rose is from Prima. Underneath the rose I
stamped a doily with Versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder ( stamp from Maya Road). The sentiment ( Watlzingmouse Fancy Phrases) is also heat-embossed.
You could say that I am in a kind of heat-embossing mood :)
I used a kraft card and inked the edges with white ink.
It's a bit hard to read the sentiment but IRL it looks gorgeous. These soft shades of colors make me think of spring and I am ready for some nice weather and sunshine. We had a sunny day and the weatherforecast for the next few days is very promising!
Ooops; off track.I'm sorry :)
Here is my card!
I just checked and I know now that I can spend a few hours visiting you. You all have been very creative the last two days!
Till soon; have a lovely weekend!