Monday, 27 May 2013

Morning and welcome to the extension of the weekend!!

Happy Spring Bank Holiday (UK) and Memorial Day (U.S.) and any other public holidays celebrated in other countries.

Hope you are enjoying your extended weekend. We've had lovely weather here in Bristol. Though Friday was windy Saturday fabulous and it was ALMOST warm enough for a BBQ - would've been but for that pesky wind chill factor!! Ah well - there may yet be a chance! We could certainly have had one yesterday as it was GLORIOUS but we were out .... read on!

Yesterday we were invited to join our surrogate family in celebrating the Christening of young Zac, who's now close on eight months old and is very tall and strong for his age (so I'm told, what I know about babies goes on the back of a postage stamp!!!). The Christening was held at our local Church and followed by a reception right across the village green in the old school rooms, now converted in to a tea shop which had been hired for the afternoon. Guess it's lucky they're not open on Sundays as it was extremely convenient and most of the attendees were able to walk - parking for the Church is at a bit of a premium so that was a double dose of handy! Lots of food and nibbles and a selection of drinks alcoholic, soft drinks, tea, coffee etc - we were well catered for. Then it was back to the home of the proud parents so the kids could let off a little steam in the trampoline, including Zac!!! By the time we walked home (sadly, uphill most of the way) we were "glowing" up a storm!! A lovely day and thanks to the surrogates for the invitation to share this family occasion.

Here's the boy of the day, with his uncle!

And the family group, in the Church.

Why am I sharing this with you all? Well, naturally, I thought about a Christening card and (also naturally) I had no clue about what's an acceptable Christening card format ...... so, without further ado, I'd like to share what I came up with .....

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, scallop edged card (300 gsm) and matching sized envelope
  • Fizzy Moon image and sentiment stamped on to white card (another off cut, I'm pleased to say) using Memento tuxedo black. I cut the image to almost square and the sentiment in to a flag/banner end)
  • Alcohol markers and Copic Atyou Spica glitter pens to colour image
  • Blue card and Royal Blue holographic card for matting and layering. OK the blue card was a new piece, part of a birthday gift - thanks Jenny - but the holographic card was started for the card I posted yesterday.
  • I generated the insert using my computer and stamped the Fizzy Moon image on the insert and envelope, to co-ordinate

Happy Monday peeps - enjoy the Bank Holiday


scrappyjacky said...

The christening card looks perfect to me.

catherine said...

Great photos of yesterday Kathy and a super card for the occasion too
x catherine

downrightcrafty said...

great card Kathy love the mirror blue works very well with the image
Hugs Kate xx

Lesley Thomas said...

Great card for a Christening Kathy, any mum would be pleased to have it.

Lilian said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures kathy. The card is great and perfect for a christening. Hugs

Natali said...

Look like you all have had amazing day. Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.
Lovely card.