Ah, Monday and back to reality ... I hope you all had a lovely weekend and that today is turning out too badly either.
Arihanna Macie Louise
30 September 2012
Despite the horrible weather yesterday, the Christening made the day a wonderful one. As well as the Christening of two babies, both our Arihanna and another little boy named Alexander, it was also Harvest Thanksgiving making for an altogether lovely service. Arihanna behaved impeccably throughout - even when the minister carried her all around the church to introduce her to the entire congregation!
Here's the card, with the matching box, I made for the occasion.
The image is another LOTV cute square. I still had, tucked away in the snippets drawer, some of the card I coloured using the shaving foam technique back in January last year - click here for an explanation - and it made perfect matting for the image.
The tiny pink Marianne roses need a special mention as they were included in the goodie bag Rita surprised me with at out recent meeting. Rita, I hope your pleased at the use I found for them :)
The greeting, sentiment and little prayer inside were all computer generated.
Square ivory card base
Cardstock: off-cuts of two shades of smooth pink and white cardstock, the shaving foam coloured card; snippet of pink coredinations card, embossed with tulips - Creative Expressions Tulips mask
Paper from Prima's Madeline 6x6 paper stack
Punches: Martha Stewart Butterflies edge punch; Stampin' Up oval punch
Flower cluster: China roses die-cut from pink felt with a Marianne set of dies and the tiny Marianne's roses in two shades of pink
Pink satin ribbon from stash and the narrow pink/white stripe rose from Ribbon Carousel
Flat-backed pearls in various sizes from stash
The white card box is also from stash, bought so long ago I've, unfortunately, forgotten the source
The party afterwards was a real gathering of family and friends - well over 100 folk attended - and Arihanna seemed to enjoy the whole event. She didn't seem to mind being picked up and hugged by all and sundry and posed prettily for loads of photos. Here's a few taken over the day.
With her adoring great-uncle, the EM
With her big cousin, my daughter Juli
With her equally adoring great-aunt
Rhian, my great-granddaughter, totally transfixed by the balloons
I thought I'd leave you with this shot of baby Alexander's father wearing highland dress because his kilt is very special - the pleats have been beautifully set in such a way that they depict the Scottish Saltire.
Take care all and happy crafting,