Friday 27 May 2011

Normal Service Resumed ?!?

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all feeling fine and dandy .......... 'cos I'm not, lol!  No seriously,  I have been a bit under the weather since just before our big day last Saturday.  I caught some sort of virus from one of the little ones and have had a really nasty sore throat and chest.  My voice virtually disappeared, which our granddaughters thought was hilarious and they took great delight in getting me to sing to them with my squeak, Ha! Ha!  Lullabies have never sounded so truly awful.  Things are finally settling down a bit so I'm hoping the weekend to come will get rid of the bugs completely.

I thought I'd just pop in a quick post to say hello while I'm waiting to get the photos of Jenna's wedding.  They should have the cd very shortly and as they will own the copyright I will be able to share some of them with you.  Much better than our amateur snaps!  As my only makes other than wedding stuff have been for design team work I haven't anything to show you just yet so I'm going to show you the wedding invites I made plus some postcards.

This is actually a picture of the 'prototype' as the photo of the final article seems to have gone missing.  The only difference though was a natural shell button with a tiny bow made from thread in the centre of the rosette and there were four sets of colours, dusky pink, dusky mauve, pale blue and a pale greeny yellow.  The reason for the sweetpeas was because when Jenna was little, every week through the summer my late Mother-in-Law used to send her home with a lovely posy of sweetpeas from her garden for me so this was Jenna's way of including her in the wedding.

This was a 'poster' which Jenna asked me to make to put up in her office at work to save me doing about 20 separate invites.

and these were a few of the 80 odd 'postcards' I and my lovely Craft Stamping Quartet buddies made.  Thankyou girls!  Jenna borrowed a vintage suitcase from a friend for guests to deposit their cards, etc., in and we scattered the postcards around the case and asked people to choose one and write a message to the Newleyweds on the back instead of a guest book.  Everyone thought it was a lovely idea.

We had a wonderful day but I'm not going to say anymore until I have some proper pics to show you.

Hopefully I'll be back very soon either with the wedding photos or something I've made.

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend everyone.

Love and Hugs
Lesley  Xx


mamapez5 said...

It's lovely to see you back Lesley. I look forward to hearing more about the wedding. I think your invitation is beautiful. Hope the sore throat and croak go away soon. Kate x

Sandra said...

The invitations look wonderful Lesley, a real labour of love!
Hope you all had a fab day and that you feel better soon.

veronica said...

lovely to see you back Lesley, hope you soon feel better. Invitations look lovely, and I really like the postcard idea, much more interesting than a guest book, but a lot of work, so glad you had help there

Anonymous said...

the invitations look fab - Hope youll feel a lot better soon and be able to enjoy the long bank holiday weekend xx

Aquarius said...

So sorry to hear you're not feeling so good but hope you are now on the mend. thanks for sharing the pictures of the invitations and what a lovely idea that was with the postcards. Take care!

Janet said...

Glad to see you back and hope you will shake off your bugs. I am full of a cold at present too. Sorry I have not been in contact as we have had no broadband for 6 weeks due to wires needing to be replaced. BT finally cobbled something together! Super invitations etc. Well done on your labour of love.

Janet xx

themessycraftromm said...

Hi Lesley, Sorry to hear you've been feeling rough. Hope you much better soon. Your wedding invitations are lovely and what a brilliant idea with the postcards. Have a lovely weekend Take care. Hugs x ChrisB

judith@poppy cottage said...

I am so looking forward to seeing the photographs! The invitations are lovely, and so is the poster. I loved making some of the postcards, as it felt like I was a little part of the wedding preperations. The theme was so pretty, and the ideas were really original. I can hardly believe that it's all over now.
Wishing you a speedy recovery, big hugs, Judith xx

Suzanne C said...

Everything looks so lovely! Congrats to your daughter and SIL! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Looking forward to pics of the big day!

Miranda said...

Hi Lesley, your cards look great and I am sure your daughter is proud of a creative mum like you! Hope your cold will be gone soon and your singing will be better again.......I imagined the sound of it haha.

Also looking forward to the wedding pics! A warm greeting from me, Miranda xx

Lynne K said...

Hi Lesley, sorry to hear you've not been well, hope you're recovering fast. The invitations are gorgeous, and I love the postcard idea. Can't wait to see the photos. It's shame we won't be able to get together next week now, but hope we can rearrange it soon.

Hugs, Lynne xx

Shirley said...

Everything is so beautiful and how well it all goes together! Lovely designs Lesley!!!

Suzi B said...

Sorry you've not been well but hope your well on the road to recovery.
Beautiful wedding stationery.. the guests must have been thrilled to receive them and no doubt keep them forever.
Sue x

Sheila said...

Aw Lesley I am so sorry you have been poorly.
Your invitations etc look stunning and I can't wait to see the wedding pics.
Take care.

Sally H said...

I can confirm that your invitations are even more beautiful in real life and the postcards are such a wonderful idea. Glad to hear it all went well and I look forward to seeing the pictures.

Jules said...

Oh wow Lesley

Everything looks so wonderful and special.

How lucky your daughter is to have such a super talented Mum.

So many brilliant ideas and artistic touches (love the reason for the inclusion of the sweet peas).

I hope that you are feeling a little better now and can't wait to see the wedding photographs.

I thought about you.

Love Jules xx

lisa said...

I read this post days ago, Lesley and have just realised I never left you a comment, how remiss of me!!
Must be my age.
What a shame you were under the weather for the big day after all the months you've been planning and looking forward to it.
The sweetpeas are so beautiful on the invites and I love the meaning behind them.
The postcards are a fantastic idea.
Hope you are feeling better now.
Hugs Lisax

Val said...

Fabulous work.

It's no wonder you are fighting off a virus, you must be exhausted. So pleased it all went well for the wedding.

Lots of hugs