Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Finished it

My stash arrived today so I could get on with the wedding guest book I am making for my niece. She gets married at Gretna Green on 9th December. It was meant to be a wedding at home next July, but after going to a friend's wedding in Gretna earlier this year, they found it to be everything they wanted in a wedding. So they pulled out all the stops and brought everything forward to go for their dream wedding. Hope it's not too cold for them, but I've suggested fur lined knickers might be advisable if it is. Lol.

Unfortunately we can't go to the wedding, too many things against us for it, but to be invited was nice. I've never been to Gretna or Scotland for that matter. Well unless you count standing on Hadrian's Wall many years ago. One day maybe. ?????
Anyway I was aiming to finish off the CJ I began yesterday but the guest book called me louder. (Sorry Lizzie but don't worry it will be done in time.) I decided to use the 7 Gypsies small boxed accordian book. There are only about 40 people invited I believe, so this is hopefully perfect for the guests to sign.

I thought about it before starting and went through my papers deciding to use my K & Co Bailey papers. Not exactly wedding like but oh so lovely. I decorated the outside of the box before putting it together, but I forgot to decorate the inside first too. Luckily I bought a 2nd kit just in case, so I took a template from it and carefully added it to the first box. With that sorted I was in full flow so I moved on to the book. I decorated each page with more Bailey papers and then added a white square of paper, rounded at each corner, for the guests to write on. Embellishments had to be fairly small so as not to take up too much room. I used peel offs and Prima flowers with adhesive gems mainly, with fibres between the folds. Alphabet letters are from Basic Grey, Mellow Maude.

The whole thing took me about 3 hours from start to finish, in between doing the washing and checking on the girls every so often. I really like the end result and I hope my niece will too.

Photos were taken tonight so aren't best quality. I will replace them with daylight ones next time I'm here.


carmen said...

This is so lovely Mellie. I'm sure they'll be very pleased with it, also it's unique. Well done.

Pat said...

Thtas fab work Mellie.....now youve been TAGGED


Louly said...

That's gorgeous Mellie, you sure do work fast! 3 hours!!???

Juliet said...

Mellie this is beautiful. So special for their wedding.

Karen said...

That's absolutely gorgeous Mellie! I'm with Lou, how could you do that in THREE HOURS???? You turned into super woman or something?
Fab colours, great work! They will love it!

Mellie said...

Thanks girls. Honestly most of it is just drawing round it and cutting out the paper then sticking it on. Decorating it took no time as I didn't add much. Lack of space if I wanted people to be able to write on the paper. lol.
It only arrived mid moring on Tuesday and I started it about 1 pm. It was all done by 4.30 pm (with the odd little break in between.)
Shame I might have made it for it not to be used though now. Oh well It would look fab in my colection for ...... something hmmm!

blizzi said...

hello auntie mellie (niece no 1 aged almost 40 here!) I love the book and can't wait to see mine displayed on here! I am so glad i get a mention in your blog! I went to my scrap class today but could only stay til 1 :-( Had to go get my fancy dress outfit! No not telling you what. Orig was cat woman, bat girl, medusa....but now somethingcompletely different! Me=belle of the ball tho! See u
soon. Kx (ps using j's email a/c)