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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

WOYWW 268 - invites & nails!

Okay so those of you who pop by often will know I've been making wedding invites for my brother and his bride-to-be, well I can finally share them with you as the bride-to-be has given me the go ahead to share! Woohoo.

So pop over to Julia's Stamping ground to see everyone's spaces and to join in - 

Right my desk, okay it's bare, but that didn't deter me from joining in cos I have those invites to show and some nails.

So the front of the invite, embossed with an Anna Griffin embossing folder, the plaque on the front is from Stampin'Up. The saying means a lot to the couple in fact they have it tattooed on themselves! As you can see the front flap is triangular which opens to reveal......

........the main invite and a pocket! The pocket is all embossed to match the front and holds the RSVP, an information sheet with times, info about the day and the hotel website. There's also a poem which is about the gift list or lack of. 

Now we decided to be a little quirky and stamp this man and lady onto the back of the invite. I also made all the envelopes as the invite isn't a standard size.

So what do you think? I have heard some feedback from the first lot and everyone seems to love them and have remarked on them. Jen is telling everyone that Danny's sister made them!!

Now as my desk is bare I thought I'd share my nails that I had done this morning. I have a wedding this weekend so wanted them pretty.

Right that's me, will pop by this evening or tomorrow, got to sort our stuff for the weekend and rest at the same time!!
Take care Zo xx

16 comments:

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Such beautiful detail on the invitation. Your work is truly amazing. Enjoyed my visit today. Diane #51

pearshapedcrafting said...

Ooooohh! and Aaaaah! Fabulous invites - great idea! Poems about wedding presents seem popular these days - I suppose because a lot of couples wait to get married! Love your nails - enjoy your weekend! Chrisx 42

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

They are stunning Zoe. Your description at the crop didn't do them justice. I admire anyone with the patience to stick on all those pearls too! Have a lovely time at the wedding xx

Fiona #66

Shaz Brooks said...

Hoi Zoe, those are amazing! Absolutely stunning, no wonder they are pleased with them. So much detailed work. Loving your nails too- never do mine, they wouldn't last five minutes at work, lol.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #22 xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Look at those fancy fingernails! But even more so, look at those fun wedding invitations. I love them and they have a bit of personalized quirk to them and that makes them extra special. Judy #71

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Zo,

The invitations are absolutely beautiful! Yay for getting the final approval on the design.

Your nails are snazzy - I haven't had a manicure or pedicure yet this summer. Now I'm itching to have one......

Happy WOYWW
Peace,
Kay (65)

Helen said...

the invites are gorgeous, and so are your nails. have a great time at the wedding this weekend. Helen 6

Monica said...

A lovely unique wedding invitation that must have every recipient anxious for the big day.
Oh and those nails are perfect, envious!
monica 58.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Brilliant invites...very elegant indeed and I love the stamped couple on the envelopes!! And your nails are gorgeous, hope you enjoy the wedding :-)
Hugs, LLJ 12 xx

Mrs.D said...

ooooh, they are gorgeous, so much attention to detail, and you realise that know we have sen an invitation, we are all going to turn up!!!
How many did you have to make? A huge undertaking, well done.
Chris#33

Angie said...

So lovely. The invitations and the nails!
Angie #70

fairy thoughts said...

Love the invites they are stunning and I love the quirky twist too.. Just like you ... In the nicest possible way.
Enjoy this weekends wedding
Janet @13

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Zo fantastic wedding invites you clever lady. Love your nails they look fab. Have a great weekend. Love Alison xxx

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous, who wouldn't love those.
Happy crafting, Angela x #44

MaggieC said...

What beautiful work, Zo, so elegant and stylish. The Retreat was incredible. Those who have been to one before all said it was the best ever. With Barbara, you get really good organisation with everything thought of in advance. Her teaching is second to none and Paul Church makes a brilliant and patient second in command. Even those who are less experienced come out buzzing with ideas and delighted at what they have achieved through following her step by step instructions. We cannot show our artwork yet to avoid spoiling the fun for those still to come at the Retreats. Whatever else happens, I shall be braving the horror of the M25 next year. Have a good day at the wedding. xx Maggie #80

tocovya said...

They are very classy and the nails!