Thursday, 19 September 2019

Christening Dress

Hi Crafters,

 I'm sure that many of you, like me, have a stash of lace and trims in your craft room and when I was asked to create a Christening card recently and the brief was 'pretty and girly' I came up with this design.

Crafters Companion Brick Embossing Folder and Arch Window Die
Tattered Lace Picot Edge Frame die
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Pearls and lace from my stash

I set about making the dress by drawing half the shape on a folded piece of paper and cutting it out. When unfolded it makes the full dress shape, an easy way to ensure it is symmetrical. I used this template to cut out the dress in pearl card and embossed this to create the swirly pattern.
Then I added the layers of lace for the frills of the dress and trimmed the neck and sleeves with pearls.
The card turned out quite chunky so I had to make a box for it too.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Embossing Wet/Dry
Creative Inspirations - Lace & Pearls

I said I'd share some of my holiday photo's with you so here are a few of Portmeirion which we visited, with it's brightly painted buildings.

We walked across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct alongside the canal boats. It crosses the Dee Valley and is 38m high. I really don't like heights but held on to the rail tightly. :o/
This is the view looking back over the side after we'd walked across...

The holiday cottage where we stayed

...and after climbing the hill behind it this was our reward.

 See you soon,



meg said...

beautiful girly christening card, love the shade of pink and definitely admire the fact that you drew the shape yourself. Your holiday accommodation looks great and I love the bright colours in the pics

dutchess said...

Great idea for a christening card the pretty colours and the lace....
We are still having glorious weather for our hols sadly we have to head home tomorrow it’s been such a lovely break....looks like you had a great time too.....xxxx

cotnob said...

A beautiful Christening card Lorraine, so pretty.
Lovely holiday photographs, I love the brightly painted buildings in Portmeirion.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
this is a very stunning design and your dress is so pretty and girly too.
Love the arched window and everything in this stunning make.
Brill photos of your holiday.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Ella's Design said...

Love how you made this pretty Christening dress, Lorraine - definitely pretty and girly!

Hope you enjoyed your holiday in 'my neck of the woods'...Llangollen is just 15 miles from us and where I do my weekly shop, as it's our nearest supermarket! The holiday cottage looks lovely and I have to say, Portmeirion is a wonderful place to visit - it makes you feel like you could be abroad...especially on a nice day! We are truly blessed to live in such beautiful countryside (although it can be a logistical nightmare, especially in the winter and you wouldn't want to get anywhere in a hurry!) but sometimes we take it for granted, so it's nice to see that someone else has enjoyed it's beauty!

Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog too! Hugs, Lisa x

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous christening card very girly and love all the lace -great holiday pics too
carol x

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous and sweet card, wow, just love this that lace added is adorable...fabulous photos, love to walk even to the highest hill too, what a view.xx

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Super pretty christening card Lorraine and gorgeous holiday photos

Have a good weekend

June :)

cuilliesocks said...

WOW, what a stunning card Lorraine, beautifully designed with that gorgeous lace, I love how you've created it, and with the lovely church window in the background. This will be a wonderful keepsake.
Love your photos, Portmerion is such a quaint wee place, Your collage looks just lovely to holiday in, thanks for sharing, Kate x

Gina's Cards said...

Such a stunning Christening card! Love the beautiful lace dress. Thank you for sharing your holiday pics, it looks like you had a wonderful time.
Gina xx

Darlene said...

WOW! This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Lorraine and thanks for sharing the photos too ... such an wonderful & interesting post! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Lisa Andersson said...

Oh my, this is fabulous. Absolutely brilliant design.
Beautiful photos too. Hope you enjoyed your holiday and what a view from that hill.
Hugs, Lisa