Friday, 3 August 2012

Bridal Shower Card

I attended a surprise wedding shower on Sunday.   It was for a very special friend who had lost her husband in a diving accident about 3 years ago.

She met the most wonderful man who cherishes her and treats her like a queen! It is so nice to see them together. She met him through her family...he is her cousin's father-in-law!

He carefully kept the shower a secret and delivered her to the hostess on the pretext they were stopping by for a swim. Luckily, the hostess had smuggled in one of the brides sundresses and had it stashed for her to change into.

We all contributed to a group gift but I just had to make her a handmade card. I met her at a scrapbook retreat around 12 years ago and for many years we shared a room at all the scrapbook overniters. For a couple of years she was even my next door neighbour!

Her wedding colours are white and a fairly bright aqua. The aqua will be in a hair flower that she had me make up into a headress and ...drum roll please...white cowboy boots with aqua trim!
She is a great country music fan and loves to dance two step in her cowboy boots! What a hoot!!!

Here is the card I made for her shower.
The shower festivities were held outside on a lovely patio. It was a gorgeous sunny day and the hostess had the patio decorated like a Victorian tea party. She had some lovely old character tables set up for us..
Tea was served on tiered plates and tea and a various assortment of pretty china teacups were used for the tea and coffee..
I thought the cupcake presentation was quite special. I hope you can see that there is a little engagement ring on the very top!


It's the wedding this weekend and I am really looking forward to seeing her dance in her cowboy boots!!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Totally papercrafts  http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.ca/  Monochrome
2.  PaperPlay  Cahllenges    http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.ca/   Layer it up
3..The Sisterhood of Crafters  http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.ca/   Use at least one of diamonds,        pearls or lace.
4. Wishcraft Cards Challenge  http://wishcraftcards.blogspot.ca/  Use your forgotten stuff.
The diamond belt buckle has been sitting in a jar for I just don't know how long. The ribbon is a few years old and all the paper on this card is from my stash.

22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful story and a beautiful card! I'm sure the wedding will be a kicking good time!!

    Have fun at the lake! You are such a good grandma to take a 4- and a 5-year-old for five days! I can just see them quivering with excitement! You are making such fantastic memories for them!

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  2. Beautiful card and love the pictures and your write up.Enjoy the wedding!

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  3. Oh what a beautiful, elegant card.
    luv
    Debby

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  4. gorgeous card, love the die cuts
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
    hugs
    céline

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  5. ...how loVely the tables look so pretty with all the china and your card is a delight, the diamonte buckle is a super touch...Mel :)

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  6. Gorgeous card and fabby colour! Lovely story and pictures, sending the happy couple lots of best wishes for the future!Have a lovely time at the wedding!
    Hugs Jo x

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  7. Your card is stunning, so elegant, I really love it. A x

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  8. The card is gorgeous! What a lovely story. Glad your friend found a wonderful man. :-)

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  9. What a beautiful card for a wonderful couple. Have fun at the wedding and best wishes to the happy couple!

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  10. Beautiful creation and the party setting looks awesome! What fun! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘DIAMONDS, PEARLS and/or LACE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  11. Aww lovely story and a gorgeous card! Love that pretty buckle. Thanks for joining in with my WNW challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  12. Wow - what a beautifully elegant card! Loved the story that goes with it too. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. Yea for your friend who found love again!! Beautiful card and I'm sure she found your card as special as the whole occasion.

    Shelby

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  14. Hi...Super card, thanks for playing along with our Mono theme this week at TPC, x Carol

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  15. Gorgeous elegant card... and a wonderful story.. the cupcakes and tea looked yummy... Beautiful post... Hugs May x x x

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  16. I'm sure your friend loved her card. It sounded like a happy day, it's always great when someone finds love again!

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  17. YeeHaw....I loved reading your story of the day's event. What a wonderful card you made for your friend. I love the cowboy boots and so happy that this couple found love again. Hope you had a wonderful time at the wedding. joann sassy raggedy

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  18. I'm so glad you visited my blog today and left such a nice comment so I would come and visit your blog again and found this beautiful shower Card... Love the pic's from the wedding too.. I got so many ideas from you, and hope I can make them happen now...
    Thanks again for you visit!!

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  19. What an awesome and totally gorgeous card!!! I love everything about it:-) Thanks for joining in the fun at Paper Play this week:-)
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  20. Such a sweet thing for him to do for her :)
    Very pretty garden where the shower was held.
    Pretty card

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  21. gorgeous card lovely photo's and I love reading your posts
    Hugs Kate xx

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