Friday, 28 July 2017

For a special couple on your wedding day

Hiya Blogland, today I'm sharing a card made for a special couple on their wedding day.
I've kept the colour scheme ivory and used different dies to create the shapes tags and butterflies.  The 'congratulations' on the matching box has been cut out using my Cricut machine.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for popping by.
 xx Vicki xx

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Sparkly Silver and Grey Wedding Table Plan and Wedding Reception Cards

Helloooooo, I finally got around to finishing the table plan and wedding reception cards to go with the sparkly silver wedding invitations in my previous post. They certainly are little Bobby Dazzlers and set the tone for a glamorous celebration 
Love 'n' hugs
xx Vicki xx

Friday, 14 July 2017

Silver and grey wedding invitations with belly band.

Good evening, here's a new sample I've created consisting of an A5 flat invitation with an intricate die cut corner, mounted onto silver/grey pearlescent card.  This design also incorporated an RSVP card and a Wishing Well card, a sparkly glitter silver band keeps them together, the bride and grooms initials together with a short quote adds the finishing touches.
This design comes in a variety of colours to suite the style and theme of your wedding.  Information cards can vary, you could also add directions, where to stay and or a menu card.  The choice is yours
This is how your guests will receive their invitation.  It's a right Bobby Dazzler, isn't it.
Here's just a couple of photos of the wedding invitation set using different filters on my camera.
Twinkly, sparkly, glistening  and glamorous

Thank you for taking the time to visit my lil Oasis.  Hope you pop by again.
Love n crafty hugs
xx Vicki xx

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Grey wedding invitations and reception stationery

Today I'm showing these shades of grey wedding invitations, evening invitation, table number, menu and place name cards. 

The day invite measures approx. 14.5 cm square, the evening invite is an A5 sized flat card.  All double mounted with grey pearlescent card, beautiful damask patterned linen paper.  Light grey 20mm satin ribbon, darker grey 10mm satin ribbon Dior bow, pearl and silver embellishment, diamante gems for those extra finishing touches.

Thanks for stopping by.
Luv n hugs
xx Vicki

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Rustic Wedding Stationery

Hello my lovelies, today I am sharing my Romantically Rustic style Wedding Stationery which includes day and evening invitations, reception table numbers, reception place name cards, also included will be menu's, table seating plan, wedding guest book.

This is the 'Catherine' style pocket invitation, inside holds guests information cards including 'Wedding Wishes', Directions, RSVP or any other information cards you'd like your guests to have.

The 'Romantically Rustic' theme is made using either buff or kraft cardstock, details are printed onto parchment paper,  embellished with hessian/burlap ribbon, twine and pearl ribbon for the finishing touches.

Thank you for stopping by my lil oasis.  I'll be sharing my 'Shades of Grey' wedding stationery in a few day.  Take care all.

Love and crafty hugs xx Vicki xx

Friday, 7 July 2017

Tragedy, heartache and new directions

Oh wow..........Where to begin?

Firstly helloooo my lovely followers, hope you are all keeping well.  I've once again neglected my poor little Oasis but life sometimes takes over in the most cruel and unexpected ways.

February 21st 2017, the worst day for our entire family.  Our eldest son Tom, aged 24, was tragically killed in a car crash.  He was a passenger in the back seat.  The driver lost control of the car, it spun out of control and slammed sideways into a tree.  Tom took the full brunt of the collision and died on impact 12 days before his 25th birthday.

Up until now, life has just come to a standstill, well for me at least.  I've still not returned to work but do intend to go back when the new school term starts in September.  I barely leave the house these days.  For someone who used to be so independent and outgoing, I've changed, grief has changed me.

The driver of the car was released from prison Wednesday 5th July. He lives just down the road from us.  We could bump into him at anytime.  We are still waiting to hear what the driver will be charged with.  He had no valid UK license and no insurance.

Which brings me to the real reason as to why I am writing this post.  As many of you already know, I started card making in 2007, joined the Do-Crafts forum and made friends with some of your wonderful, lovely ladies.  I set up my little blog in 2008 and continued to make cards as and when I could.

I've been wanting to take it further for perhaps the past 3 - 4 years but didn't how or if it would be worth it etc. 

With what has happened these past four months, I've decided to just go with what my instincts have been telling me.  It's almost as if Tom is encouraging me to do it.  So this time I am going to listen to my gut instincts and go for it.

I've decided to start my own little Wedding Stationery business.  I made my first lot of wedding stationery in 2011 for my best friend.  Mind you as I remember, I didn't really have much choice or say in the matter, as she announced, "By the way Vic, you are making our invites!"  Since then I have made wedding stationery for many of our friends and family.

I've had my Facebook page, Paperlicious Creations by Vicki since 2012, sharing my cards and creative makes but now it will focus mainly on all things to do with Weddings.

Today I have ordered business cards....YIKES!!!!!!! but how exciting.

So from now on my blog will mainly feature Wedding Stationery, decorations, colour schemes, themes and styles etc.

Not that I am going to stop making cards altogether, as card making and scrapbooking were my first love.  So the odd card will appear now and again.

Now feels like the right time in my life to do something for me, for a change. A new direction, a new focus for a new me.  So if anyone has any advice, please feel free to share it with me as I have not got the first clue where to start about running a business.  It is going to be a very big learning curve.

Our beautiful boy, with a big personality and an even bigger heart.
5th March 1992 - 21st February 2017
Thank you for taking the time to visit my little oasis, I really do appreciate it.  Sorry if I have waffled on too much.
Love 'n' crafty hugs
xx Vicki xx