Wednesday, 1 August 2012

A Trio Of Heart Bride and Bridegroom Cards

Once again I have been away for a couple of weeks. My husband Tim and I have a share of 2 Narrowboats one of which is called Festina Lente.( Make Haste Slowly) She is based in Sandbach, Cheshire and this time we took her around the Cheshire Ring. This is basically as the title suggests a circular route around Cheshire taking in Marple, Ashton,Manchester City Centre and Runcorn amongst other places. Of course just our luck it rained...... a lot. Still we had a good time and as the locks were so difficult and stiff at times I can now safely negotiate a lock on the boat as apposed to working the paddles and gates of the locks as I usually do.We have had Festina for 3 years and I have avoided this treat every time.
I don't take crafts on the boat as I find I have always forgotten something and also I am far too messy.

On our return we had a visit from our German Friends Heidi and Uwe. We have know them for 22 years and although we don't meet often enough, Heidi and I have always had a craft connection. This time was no exception and sharing ideas is always good. Our men just raise their eyebrows and leave us to it. Possibly knowing we will be off to the shops in the near future for kit that has been recommended.Heidi had lots of ideas one of which was a heart shaped bride and groom. I couldn't wait to have a go and below is the result.

Heart Easel

Basically 2 heart shapes.
On the groom (black) one is  a slit 1cm into the centre then folded back to form a collar and stuck on a white heart shape onto which I have formed a 'tie' which is a knotted piece of ribbon. 3 pearl buttons and a silver 'pocket' finish it off.

The bride is formed with a smaller embossed shape on top.

Nestability and Heart Embossed card. The multi layered front opens and includes a greeting. A  Foiled Flourish background to brighten up the B+W.

A5 card with added flourishes and glamour dusted bride bustier.


  1. These are lovely Sue, I can see the detail better on here than I could on my phone. So simple, yet so effective. Jools. xx

  2. Hi Sue, so loverly your cards. I am making my blog and hopefully I can send it to you by tomorrow. Thanks again for the wonderful weekend. I did few cards with somme pages of the book. You will see them on my blog.

    1. Cant wait Heidi< you have inspired me this week although work got in the way.I passed the heart shape idea on to a couple of friends who thought they were good too.

  3. Your card is so beautiful! Hugs, Ani
    P.S. We have a candy over at Card Mania Challenges if you're interested

    1. I haven't entered any cards into the challenges. I will have a look.