Wednesday 24 July 2013

Crafting with Dragonflies - Challenge #7 - It's a WEDDING BLOG HOP

Hello again from

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I am really excited about our very first blog hop 
and I am sure you will have a lot of fun along the way. 

For our 7th Challenge we are doing something different. 

Besides having a blog hop we have a cryptic quiz for you to work out - 
it is really easy lol

What you need to do is
Grab yourself a cuppa and maybe something yummy to go with it (chocolate)
as this challenge has a bit of reading.

Now your settled we can get started - 

Gather the words for the quiz that you will find HIDING somewhere in our write up about our weddings and put them together in the rhyme that I am sure you all know.
When you have worked it out let us know on the
CHALLENGE BLOG (COMMENTS) that you have completed the BLOG HOP 
and email the rhyme to Susan at 
and add Wedding Blog Hop in the Subject Line.


As money was tight when I got married I was not able to afford everything new 
so I decided to add a flower to my old shoes. 
Nobody would notice or know as you don't really look 
too closely at the bride's shoes. 

I chose to make my card in a Vintage type style and colour 
mainly because it was some years ago and I didn't wear a traditional white dress. 
I wore cream and was lucky enough to know someone
who had a cream veil so I managed to borrow hers.
My bridesmaids were also a little different by wearing 2 different shades of pink.

I have very few wedding photos as most of them were destroyed by
 Cyclone Tracy which destroyed Darwin on Christmas Eve 1974.
This is why I decided to do something a little fancy here
and this card will be placed in a shadow box.

So without further ado here is my Wedding Card.

and inside 

The digi Image I used as a frame was generously supplied by 

Digistamps4Joy :: Your online Digistamp Store

called Daisy Moon

I used the following products -

Cream Metallic card stock
Darice Doily Lace Embossing Folder
Spellbinders - Opulant Ovals
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Fancy That Leafy Swirl
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Kaisercraft Pearls

If you have come directly here you need to start at the beginning

at Hilde
as You are here
then on to

Don't forget to click above to let us know
you have completed the blog hop

and make sure you leave a comment for all the Design Team
You may be pleasantly surprised if you do....

Our generous sponsors are
Bugaboo - 7 digi's of winner's choice
Sassy Studio Design's
Meljens - $10 Gift Certificate
Di's Digi Designs - $10 Gift Certificate
Digistamps4joy x 2
Kenny K

 Also we look forward to seeing your wedding cards in our challenge.


Susan Hogan said...

A fabulous card and a special photo - didn't know you were in Tracy, must have been very scary. I remember waking up to the news - we were horrified. Your card can be a special memento of your wedding day for you and your family now.

Gail said...

It's always fun to look at wedding photo's trying to work out the year by looking at the fashions and hairstyle. Such a pity you lost most of yours.

~ Barb said...

A Christmas Eve Cyclone? How awful. Now that's a real story of survival, physical and emotional. This is so beautiful, I love the layers and frames and the inside is such a creative use of your image. Such a lovely picture!
{Hugs} Barb

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Ina. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop.
Thank you also for your wedding story.
Yes it must have been scary in Cyclone Tracy. Thankfully you are still here to inspire us.
Best wishes

Carmen said...

Fabulous card... Thank you for sharing your memories. Heartbreaking that you don't have many photos left but this will make a great display in the shadow box.

Mayras Designs said...

Absolutely beautiful card !! All of the details are stunning and the inside matches the outside just as beautiful !!


Anonymous said...

Lovely card. I was only little when Cyclone Tracey went through but the man who gave me away (my dad's mate) had to go and help restore things so his family came and stayed with my family for a while. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

Love your card and wedding info sorry you lost most of your wedding photo's hugs txx

Anonymous said...

Lovely vintage style card! Enjoyed your wedding story.

D- said...

I love your gorgeous card. what a wonderful addition to your memory box.
Sorry to hear about the loss of most of your pictures. Glad you have this one. TFS.

happyglitzygirl said...

Beautiful creation, so much detail...lovely story, I remember cyclone Tracey very well...sorry you had to go through that one...glad you are still around....that was some Christmas present....wonderful wedding story, well done, blessings Hilde

judith@poppy cottage said...

A beautiful Vintage wedding card Ina, love the cream on cream. It was very interesting reading the history behind your wedding, hugs, Judith xx

papillon digital design said...

Love the card. The inside is as lovely as the outside. The cream on cream look is so gorgeous and makes a lovely foil for the picture. Makes it look antique. Thanks for sharing the story.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous & elegant wedding card Ina ! Have a great day/evening, Shirleyx

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the vintage look of your Wedding card creation.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Gail said...

What a lovely wedding story -and a great hop too! Thank you for sharing with us -your card is lovely! Gail

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful vintage wedding card Ine.

greetings karin

Margaret said...

A FAB-U-LUSSSS card!! Love how you used my digistamp inside as well to frame the text. Thanks for sharing your wedding day and good luck for the rest of the hop.
Owner: Digistamps4Joy

ursula Uphof said...

Lovely card Ina...Thank you for sharing your wedding story, How sad to have lost so much in the cyclone. Hugs, Ursula

Karen Hasheck said...

What a beautiful wedding card! I enjoyed your wedding story too.

Jeannie said...

Hi Tracey, your cards just beautiful, and you story, well, so sad to lose your printed memories, so different to today when there are thousands of photo's of everyone copied over and over on the internet.

DonnaMundinger said...

Your card is just exquisite and the photo just lovely. So glad you were able to salvage at least a few. I'm loving the stories, too. xxD

Maria :) said...

What a fantastic wedding card my friend. Just fabulous. And you were just as pretty as you are now.

Jackie C said...

Very special, what a treasure!

crafty said...

Love your card and the wedding story

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wonderful wedding the card!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wonderful wedding the card!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a lovely card - I am so sorry you lost most of your wedding photos, but this one is beautiful. I enjoyed reading your story. Your card will look beautiful in a shadow box - what a wonderful idea!

Thanks for the great blog hop, the great story, and the inspiration! Enjoy your day!

KT Fit Kitty
P.S. I have candy on my blog.

kel Acopan said...

ina i'm so sorry to hear that so many of your photos were lost... your card is BEAUTIFUL though!!

lovies, =o) kel

Divya said...

Ina: What a beautiful wedding card!! I don't think money is what matters or makes anything beautiful but its the love, warmth and care that has made your wedding as well as wedding card beautiful.

And Above All Thanks For The Clue!!


Jane said...

How sad that you lost most of your photos in that dreadful hurricane, at least you have your treasured memories. Such a sweet card x

Anonymous said...

Its sad how you lost some of your wedding pic's in that hurricane :(
Beautiful Card!!
I think its one of the best weddings cards I've ever seen!!

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry you lost most of your wedding photos! Beautiful card!