Sunday 6 September 2015

Thank You

First a big Thank You to the CD Sunday team for inviting me to contribute as a Guest Designer for the next 3 months.  I try and participate in their challenge regularly and am delighted to contribute.

The challenge for today, chosen by Carol is "Gorgeous Gowns "

When I received the challenge guidelines I decided to make a Thank You card for my new daughter-in-law's work colleagues who helped her achieve a 50's look for her wedding day. I believe this is called a swing and jive dress now, and is what she wore with a huge petticoat giving a full skirted appearance. She looked stunning, when they decided to have a very small wedding they didn't stick to any traditions at all.

Image from A Day for Daisies
Paper from Robert Adams CD Rom

I found paper piecing this digi quite easy apart from the tiny bows on the shoulder which were really fiddly.



Wynn said...

What a beautiful design and wonderful idea. A wedding with a difference must have been quite something. We're off to a family wedding here in Cyprus today but don't think it will 50s inspired which I would love to see. Welcome to our team at CD Sunday Meg. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations. Hugs Wynn x

sue-b said...

Brilliant work on the paper piecing Meg, this such a fabulous card, I look forward to seeing more of your style and it's so nice to have you as a Guest designer, welcome aboard. xx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Beth, such a beautiful image and her dress looks fabulous paper pieced.
It sounds like a fun wedding, how nice to do something different.

Carol said...

Welcome to the team Meg. A beautiful card and I am sure that your daughter in laws' colleagues loved it. The colour is so striking and just perfect.
Carol xx

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Meg… LOVE the paper piecing and how it matches the border. Such a wonderful image and the bows look fab!
I'm glad the wedding went well… the 50s theme sounds awesome! :-)
Big congratulations on your GDT Spot!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Jacee said...

Stunning design, love it!
hugs Jacee
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cuilliesocks said...

Hi Meg, what a gorgeous card, I love the image and your paper pieceing.
So pleased the weeing went well and the theme sounds just wonderful, the 50s was such a wonderful era, brilliant styles, would love to see a photo if appropriate, Kate x

cuilliesocks said...

Oh she is just lovely Meg, the dress is gorgeous, I can see how you've replicated it in your thank you card. She looks as if she has just stepped out of that time, even her heair is fabulous, thanks for posting the photo and sharing it, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

This is a fabulous paper pieced card. I love her polka dot dress. Thankyou for sharing with us at Crafting FromThe Heart. Hugs ValeryAnne. DT.

Willeke said...

What a lovely polka dot dress ! Your daughter in law looks lovely and unique, just as your card !
Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
DT Through The Craft Room Door
Made by Willeke {My personal Blog}

Carol said...

Just seen the photograph Meg. Your Daughter in Law looks beautiful.

Jocelyn said...

This is really lovely and so striking. Goes so well with the photo you based it on. What a fabulous start as one of our guest designers.
Jocelyn x

Pia S said...

This CAS design is a real stunner, love the retro feel given to this design by her spotty dress and cute little bow. Great job!!

Unknown said...

This is Amazing!! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
EnjoyScrappin2 {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Michelle J M said...

I love this image, I used it last year for my daughter's birthday card! Love the way you paper pieced it and it is a perfect match for your daughter-in-law's card. She looked lovely! Michelle x

AndreaNorris said...

Beautiful CAS card, love the red its very striking. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
Andrea x

Cindy said...

Love this! Great image! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Lovely card, love the paper piercing
thanks for sharing it with us over at Crafty Friends
Hugs Julie x
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Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "use a sentiment” challenge over at Crafty Friends.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
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(DT Come and Get It)
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(DT Tuesday Throwdown)

Linby said...

I love this DFD image and your paper piecing really sets it off. Your DIL looks lovely too.