Tuesday, 26 April 2011

A spring wedding card

I thought I would share the card I made for Adrian's sister's wedding a few weeks ago, I also altered a horseshoe to give her at the church as a keepsake. I tried to match in with the colour scheme she choose for the day.

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink/card - Papertrey Ink/DP - The Girls Paperie/lace - Prima/Flowers and pin - Wild orchid crafts/Seam binding - ebay/pearls from stash.

I used seam binding, flowers and pearls to alter ceramic horseshoe that was from Tesco gift/card section. A beautiful sentiment on the card, perfect for a special day filled with love!

Some of you may remember me mentioning my nan needing a major operation a few months back, well I'm pleased to say that she had it done and is now on the mend, it only took just over 4hours in the end, instead of the 10 originally planned, which is enough but a much better outcome! We are all very relieved.

Thank you for popping by my little blog, I hope you are having a good week so far.


Friday, 22 April 2011

More from the Vintage Wedding Fair

I thought I would put the rest of the pictures I have from the Vintage Wedding Fair on here and a shout out to some of the lovely and talented exhibitors!

My lovely friend Cheryl from Vintage Glamour Days had a stunning stand, a gorgeous display of china and accessories to hire and of course tea and cake!

Nicola from Silver Sixpence in her Shoe with her beautiful handmade bridal accessories. It was lovely chatting to Nicola, who started her business after planning her own too!

Gorgeous shoes by Rachel Simpson....

Stunning jewelled bouquets from Debbie at DC Bouquets

Innovative albums from Illustries

Beautiful blooms from Bottega Blooms, who offer DIY bridal classes.

There were many more lovely exhibitors and pretty things on display, I just ran out of time to get round and get good photos of them, a very talented bunch of people, it was a great way to spend a Sunday! I look forward to my future vintage wedding fairs, always an enjoyable day chatting to brides to be and fellow exhibitors, fun designing new samples, planning my stand and developing my little business! Etsy shop coming soon folks, a work in progress as we speak!

Hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend!


Thursday, 14 April 2011

New Samples - Vintage Glamour and Birdcages!

I'm back as promised with a few pics of my latest samples that were on show at the Vintage Wedding Fair in Leamington on Sunday.

The first are from my new range of vintage glamour w
edding stationery. I'm so pleased I managed to source these vintage brooch style embellishments as they as gorgeous! This is my higher end of the price range I'm affraid but worth every penny if you want show stopping invitations that set the tone perfectly for an elegant affair! I'll have a better idea of prices once I have more info regarding my trade account with my supplier, as always I want to offer quality bespoke invitations at affordable prices and want to offer something to cater for all tastes and budgets.

Meet Grace......

and Ava .....

Here are some samples of my Birdcage range, I love these too as I have a soft spot for birdcages and birdies, they have such a pretty vintage charm.

I hope you like! These are samples and can be made in any colours to suit your scheme and are just an idea of the sorts of things I can produce, any of these can be altered or adapted to suit your requirements. These pics will be added to my wedding stationery pages in the sidebar.

I'll be back soon with more pics and news from The Vintage Wedding Fair .......

Monday, 11 April 2011

The Vintage Wedding Fair in Leamington Spa!

Wow, what a fantastic weekend! Firstly it was Adrian's sister's wedding on Friday, we had a lovely time with family and friends celebrating with them. It was a lovely day and the sunshine was wonderful! Congratulations Sarah and Paul!

Then I had my stand at The Vintage Wedding Fair in Leamington Spa. I
t was a really great day, I had such a lovely time chatting to lots of lovely brides to be and fellow exhibitors there. I was so pleased that I had so many lovely comments and positive feedback, it was really encouraging and a real boost! I've been tired lately as I seem to be working non stop with my full time job, wedding plans and now Whimsical Wishes but when you have a day like that, it is all worth it!! So thank you to anyone that stopped by, including friends, Elaine, Emily and Dawn. Also one of my dear friends and bridesmaids Gemma and her partner Matt, your help was much apprecaited with all the packing away, thanks guys!

A big shout out though to Adrian and my mum, for getting up early, helping me load the car and set up and for being helpful and supportive all day. I couldn't have done it
without you, huge, massive thanks, love you both lots. It was also so lovely to see my sweet friend Cheryl from Vintage Glamour Days, her stand was amazing as always and it's always nice to catch up with her.

Anyway onto the pics! Here is my stand, I have some
new samples which i will post individually over the next few days. The Vintage Wedding fair was held at the Assembly in Leamington and it was a stunning venue. There was so much pretty on display, such a great way to spend a Sunday!

More photos to come of my new samples and of the other exhibitors at the fair coming soon. Anyone who requested samples I will be working on those over the next few days and get them out to you.

Hope you had a great weekend too and enjoyed the sunshine!