24 Feb 2013

Wedding invitations

My daughters invitations are finally finished - well the daytime main ones are. I still have the evening invites to do.

... and a labour of love they were. She changed her mind about card, colours style - but then its her day.

The printing was a nightmare as I only have an ink jet printer and it wouldn't print on the pearlised paper that she wanted. So hubby was roped in to do the printing at work. Needless to say that was not without its problems, even though they printed out here ok from his machine everything had changed.

Any way with the help of my good friend Dee and lots of hard work and laughs, we got half of them done. We had problems with the embossing folder creasing the card and even had it in the fridge at one point ( dont ask why) - but in our reasoning it could have worked.

 Its a pocket fold card with 3 separate cards in the pocket with the accommodation, contact and gift details. The ribbon detail is all hand stitched to ensure it lay nice and flat
The front and the pocket are all  hand embossed

Jen even carefully put all the jewels on them.

.... and I'm pretty pleased with the way they have turned out

A big thanks to Dee for her help and encouragement doing these - she kept me sane when they were going wrong


  1. They look fabulous Lesley, so much hard work but definately worth it. X

  2. They look marvellous all finished together and bless Jen having the task of putting on all those gems. It was lovely sitting and helping you with them . . . and being part of 'the fridge' moment . .lol xx

  3. They are just gorgeous Lesley. Glad Dee was there to help you out