Friday, 18 May 2012

Week 20 - A wedding card with a difference

Hi everyone, challenge time again for us here at Polkadoodles! It's Lou's turn to host the challenge this week and it's a goodie!

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1st place - Claire C, 2nd place - Cathy Lee, 3rd place - Fiona.

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Hi, Lou here and it's my week to set the challenge and I wanted to make this weeks theme a challenge! I would like everyone to make a wedding card but with a twist. You all know the famous wedding quote of "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue"..... so ...... I would like you to make a wedding card incorporating all these elements. I did say it was going to be a challenge !!

Have a look at my talented teamies projects to kick start your inspiration:

Lou: My wedding card has been made using loads of elements from the Love and Cherish Cd and made to look a little "shabby chic". My something new is the gorgeous Marianne Design pom pom ribbon; my something old is a neglected decorative corner punch; my something borrowed is the gold rings charm which was borrowed from a friend and finally my something blue is the 2 hearts with lickle blue gems.
Nelly My wedding card with a difference is a shaped easel card created using dies, something old is the cream satin ribbon, something new was the the Bride & Groom stamp coloured with pro markers , something borrowed was the heart border punch from a friend and something Blue is the colouring behind the rose arch which was taken form Pretty Tuff CD, the design papers were taken from the Wonderland CD, the birdcage i resized the birdcage template from Paper Boutique 3 CD, sentiment is from the Love and Cherish Cd. the Anja corner (bottom right) is from Marianne Design; LR0215.
Claire - I made an exploding box for my wedding card. The something old is the box, it's an old technique which I've used loads of times. The something new is the owls wedding clothes - I used the owls from Sugar Birdies Collectors Edition and simply drew a jacket and a top hat for the groom and added a veil for the bride. I had to borrow a mini heart punch from a friend and obviously the something blue is the papers which were printed from the Candy Doodles Collectors Edition. The large button hearts were taken from a Sundae of Seasons and I drew the horse shoe.
Jan: My wedding card is a traditional easel card - the paper and sentiment are both from the 'All Around & Everywhere' CD. My something old is the piece of ribbon on the sentiment tag (which was cut from an old pair of pyjamas); something new is the cute little Bride and Groom stamp which is coloured with Promarkers; something borrowed is the gorgeous white feather tucked behind the image (from my daughter's stash) and something blue is the colour scheme.
Norine: My card this week uses Polka Doodles Flutter Fairy rubber stamps on vellum and heat embossed. I adhered the vellum behind the scalloped window opening and layered blue dot paper (Pretty Tuff cd) on the inside of the card. Then I layered swiss dot tulle over the whole front of the card, and adorned it with ribbon and the sentiment tag which is printed on Pretty Tuff paper. Sentiment from the Candy Doodles Collectors cd. The little black tag charm is something (very) old, the sentiment digi is new, the white emboss on vellum is a technique I borrowed (lifted) from a sample I saw at CHA this year, and the paper is blue!

NJ I chose to make a Wedding Anniversary Card, as my husband and I celebrated our 17th Wedding Anniversary in May. I have used the Love & Cherish CD. My something borrowed is the photo from my wedding album, which is also my something old. My something blue is the vintage lace I have used from Marianne Design . My something new are the embellishments I have used. I made a pocket too on the card to keep the photo in, and then you can just lift it out to look at.

Shary - for my card this week I've chose a Candy Doodles image and coloured it in with Copics. The "blue" and white backing papers are from the Sugar Birdies CD and I've gone around the edges with a little blue ink. The heart paper which I've given a decorative border with a "new" Martha Stewart punch is from the Candy Doodles CD. I've added some white ribbon and some heart gems which I've had for ages , hence the "old". The sentiment ticket is also from the Candy Doodles CD. And for the "borrowed" I was on borrowed time as I was supposed to be doing housework!!!
Claire - I decided to make a gift card and a confetti box this week. Using the Love and Cherish cd to print onto Safmat I have decorated a clear plastic box from some moisturiser (something old), filled my box with some Frantage Shaved iced (something new and something borrowed - don't have confetti)....something blue - well there's some little blue hearts on the paper.
Shell- Something a little different from me this week (no colouring eekk), I have used 1 image off each of the pretty tuff and pretty sweet cd's, the flowers were punched from papers from pretty tuff...Something old is my embossing folder, something new is my new flower punch, something borrowed is the sentiment and something new is the flowers..
Patty...for my Wedding card I used Green Dot Paper and Boy & Girl Owls from the Sugar Birdies CD, I needed to add something blue which is the blue at the front with the knot, something old -  the edges. You can see how I made this on my blog.

Diane -I think I've only ever made one wedding card before so this is something of a departure from the norm for me!  Anyhoo, Love and Cherish CD to the rescue together with some lovely papers from a couple of other Polka Doodles CDs and job done!  I hope you like it!
So there's your inspiration - some fantastic projects from the DT this week I think you'll agree! You have until Sun 27th May at 12 noon GMT to enter the challenge, so just add your URL to the Linky below! Good Luck!


  1. Love all the DT work.. brilliant creations x

  2. Lots of lovely projects from the team again. My favourite this week is the box by Claire - just love those little owls in their outfits - how clever. Kim x

  3. All great cards, so many different ideas! xx Paula


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