Monday 1 October 2012

Christening Card and Box ... plus more than a few photos from the Christening

Hello Everyone,

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.

Materials used:
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.

If you got this far, many thanks for sticking with me and I hope you enjoyed the photos as much as we enjoyed being able to take them - more photos to scrap one day :)

Take care all and happy crafting,


Rita said...

What beautiful photographs Elizabeth, and your card and box are beautiful and will treasured I'm sure. Arihanna looks like a little princess. Glad you all had a lovely day. Hugs Rita xx

Annie said...

Beautiful snaps of a very special day Elizabeth. Thanks for sharing them with us.
A x

Marie-Louise said...

Such a lovely day as you had. An absolutely beautiful little girl. Marvellous card and box a real keepsake. Lovely photos which I have no doubt you will scrap into a wonderful memory.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

What a beautiful little girl. Your card and box are just lovely too. How very special!

Thanks for sharing this special occasion with us!


Sandra H said...

Elizabeth what beautiful pictures and thank you for sharing them they are amazing and to be proud off! sounds like you had a wonderful day, your card is so beautiful and the matching box looks so well made too they will be so pleased to receive this its lovely xx

coops said...

such an beautiful card elizabeth and i love the matching box and your photos are so precious ;D

xx coops xx

Julia Dunnit said...

I can't think of a mo joyful service actually Elizabeth, I think Christenings really are wonderful, and I love love love a. Good family party! wonderful photos, lovely one of you and Arihanna and the EM too...happy days!

BJ said...

What a beautiful day you all had. Your card and box are delightful (must click on the link as it sounds intriguing) BJ

Craftychris said...

Such beautiful photo's, I am glad you had such a lovely day. Your card and its box are fabulous! xx

Alizabethy said...

What a beautiful card for a very special occasion!

Jackie said...

Beautiful photographs and a lovely card :o)
Jackie xx

JoZart Designs said...

Oh what a joyous day it looks and you all look so lovely and happy. I don't know which to oooh over the most, Arihanna or your boxed card!
Jo x

Bonnie said...

What a happy day and a darling baby!

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

What a wonderful day .. .. and so many beautiful photographs too. I see a few scrapbook layouts happening there!!

Arihanna's dress looks gorgeous and I love your boxed card. A real keepsake to be treasured for ever!

What a special day.

Love Jules xx