Friday, 12 April 2013

First Communion

Good day and Happy Friday to you all.
Are you ready for the weekend?   Hopefully the rain will stop and it will warm up a little!
We have a very excited little girl waiting for her big day tomorrow.
It's our youngest granddaughter's 1st Holy Communion so of course I had to make her a special card.

I coloured Mo Mannings adorable image called 1st Communion Girl and she can be found here.   
I used C2, C1, C00 for the dress, veil, gloves and shoes.

 Martha Steward Punch-Around-the-Page Cherish punch used to create the shape.
I had to adjust the box size to 6 3/4 inch square to accomodate the larger card.

The lace is an old piece from Wild Orchid Crafts and the banner is a hAnglar stamp that was stamped and heat embossed with silver.  Sentiment is created in Word.
The flower is from my stash...several years old so I'm afraid I do not know the mfg.  The die is a Joy Craft.  Image cut using Spellbinders standard small circles and Scallop circles.

Box front has a circle cut using Martha Stewart's new Circle punch, topped with two Spellbinder Blossom Two flowers and finished with another pre-made flower from my stash.

Inside sentiments created in Word, 
Wording from SCS forum
cut using Spellbinder Small Oval and Beaded Oval
Pink vellum used on the bottom panel.
A .50 cent stamp from Michaels used to create the cross, stamped with Versamark then heat embossed with Silver embossing powder.

The silver dp used was a clearance at Michaels...15 cents a sheet and I've used all three I picked up. Hows that for clearing out :)

Sorry for such a heavy photo post. This really did take me a long time to create but definitely a labour of love.


Entering the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey - Monochromatic

Thank you so much for stopping by. I really do appreciate your visits and lovely comments.
until next time,
Pat K x


Jackie W said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the image you colored and all the gorgeous die cuts!! So glad you joined us at Delightful Challenges!
Jackie DT
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Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh my goodness Pat. This is truly stunning. The image is gorgeous and coloured perfectly. I love all your detailing and beautifully decorated box too. This is indeed a VERY special card and sure to be treasured.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend
Hugs Sue xx

Tammy said...

Stunning and a beautiful memento of the day xx

sandee said...

wow, stunning, takes my breath away! Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, love your visits! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Linda Compton said...

Beautiful card for a beautiful sacrament. Have a great weekend, Linda Saw it on MIM.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh Pat, what a precious keepsake this is. A gorgeous card, inside and out, and really exemplifies the sacredness of the First Communion. I cannot find adequate words for your masterpiece. It is exquisitely heartfelt. Thanks for sharing. hugs, de

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is just so so beautiful. Love the silver and white. You are so talented.
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Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,great image and fabulous

Laine said...

This is so beautiful Pat. I love how you have detailed the colour on her face and all of your fabulous design detail.

coops said...

wow so stunning pat.adorable image and i love your pretty diecuts and beautiful white on white design :D

xx coops xx

Sasha said...

Such a beautiful card, Pat. Your white on silver combo is gorgeous and I love your adorable image. This will be so cherished by your grand daughter.
Enjoy a lovely weekend xx

Rene said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it...just beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back Monday for a new challenge!
Rene :D

Wendy said...

Absolutely stunning Pat, such a beautiful keepsake.
Hugs Wendy xx

Vicky said...

Wow this is truly beautiful Pat, I hope you all have a wonderful time

hugs Vicky xxx

Shazza said...

this is so beautiful Pat, I love it x

cotnob said...

This is absolutely stunning Pat, gorgeous details - a very special card for a very special occasion.

Pia S said...

You've made such a gorgeous card for your granddaughter, Pat. Beautiful details, lovely layout and terrific image and coloring.


This is exquisite Pat, and what a wonderful keepsake it will be for your Granddaughter.
Sylvia x

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

A lot of love went into this gorgeous, gorgeous card! Every detail was so thought out. I am sure she will cherish this for years to come. Just over the top lovely.

Pat said...

Pat this is so beautiful, love the gorgeous image and all your beautiful embellishments. I do hope your granddaughter's 1st Holy Communion went well and I am sure she was especially delighted with your wonderful card. I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Pat xx

Shelby said...

This is a stunningly beautiful creation for such a wonderful and joyful occasion. The silver and white coloring palette was a perfect choice and I just love all of the delicate details. I hope your GD's first communion went well and I'm sure she loved her card.


Eileen said...

Pat this is one beautiful card. Love the perfectly coloured image and the WOW works perfectly with her. Fabulous layout and use of die cuts. LOVE IT !!!!!
Eileen x

Tanya said...

This is so beautiful, I love white on white, it's just so effective!

Thanks for joining our Fortnightly Challenge at Forever Friends Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon :)

Tanya xx

Mau xx said...

This is Stunning Pat, what a beautiful card for her to Cherish in its pretty box.
Blessings to her xxxxx
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Totally love your stunning card! Looking forward to your upcoming creations as your newest follower. I invite you to follow me too if you wish. Have a Scrap Happy Day.

Lucy Patrick said...

Oh, wow, this is sooooo pretty and delicate, I love that sentiment banner. I hope your youngest granddaughter's big day went well and thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey this challenge, XOX Lucy

Emma H said...

It's just beautiful Pat!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Aloha Pat,
Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my post and being one of my newest followers. Made my day. See ya in blogland. Have a Scrap Happy Day. :-)

Judith said...

This is just stunning Pat - I can see how much work has gone into this very special card - and I just love the image too hugs Judith x

Stamps and Paper said...

Pat this is absolutely all the layers and such a sweet image and perfect for the ocassion...


Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Truly love your layout, all the punches/embellishments, and your image is precious! Thank you so much for joining for the kids QKR's Challenge this week.
Ruza, QKR DT

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Absolutely stunning WOW card, I love all the dies you have used
Thanks for sharing with us at Forever Friends challenges, hope to see you again next time
Good luck
Julie x
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