Saturday, 12 May 2012

Two Communion cards

Good morning all,
Today I have something a little different again.  Two cards that were not created by me but by my niece and her son.  My niece asked if they could come over and make cards for her daughters Communion on Sunday and so I spent all yesterday evening teaching them the basics including using the Grand Caliber.  Do they realise how priviledged they were I wonder: my GC is my pride and joy and is used so often now, I am close to having conversation with!  Yes, she is female, she is a thing of beauty afterall :)
Anyway, Mum got into the colouring and card making and my great nephew sat happily with the GC diecutting the items for the cards and also some butterflies and flower petals for the cake topper.  He did really well bless him and thoroughly enjoyed himself (my great nephew has some learning difficulties and so it was wonderful to see him creating so happily).   Here are the cards;  I think you will be impressed with them as they are, afterall, a first ever attempt.  I just wish I had been this good when I first started.

A vellum butterfly was placed underneath the paper butterly to give it more dimension and movement.

Pink Petticoat papers, Spellbinders dies:- Labels 20, Tags 1&2 and Fanciful Flight.  Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers

I am still working on the cake topper, infact I think I will be working on it all day today, but I will do my best to complete it in time to photograph it for tomorrows post.  I have been quite nervous about doing all this as I am not a Catholic and, therefore, know nothing about First Communion.  All I know is that my great niece is very excited and it must be right for her and her family.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing something from a 'newbie'.  Take care and have a wonderful weekend.
Thank you to those who have entered their Bookmarks into the challenge already, they look absolutely fabulous (no pun intended!)   Hugs Linda


  1. Hi Linda,
    really wonderful communion cards. She will really love them. I hope you have a wonderful day at the celebrations. I know they are really special, and the dresses they wear are really pretty. Have a great crafty day everyone.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  2. Morning Linda, well you are an excellent teacher - these cards are gorgeous and I am sure she will love them..what beautiful keepsakes from a special day. I hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating, love Carole Z xx

  3. Hi Linda, the cards are so lovely, I wish my first attempts looked this food, but then they have a great tutor. First communion is very special for little,girls, they get to dress up like a bride, in Ireland it a major event in their young lives. Good luck with the cake topper. Have a great time to or row, best wishes, Lesley x

  4. Good morning Linda. Both gorgeous cards - they are obviously quick learners from their Master Class. Hope the day goes well.
    Love from Christine x

  5. wonderful cards, Linda! Don't know which one I like better, they are all stunning!
    xoxo, Alessandra

  6. Fabulous Linda, My favorite is the butterfly card as I love butterflies , your Sat Canary image is stunning !, thank you for your comments ,I am way behind these past couple of days on visiting and commenting, because as I get more lovely followers I have more comments to make, but I am getting there, my hubby Tim says he never sees me these days I am always on my PC.
    I think it is lovely that you involved your neices Mum and brother in the crafting for the communion, I like it when everyone shares things like that .
    Have a lovely weekend I will be back soon Hugs Elaine

  7. Stunning cards for first makes I have done a new post on my blog I may not be arround for a while ,I recieved the Pins Thank you XXXX

  8. Pass on my congratulations what great cards and if this is first attempts think I should give up lol am sure she will love them !!! I went to the post office and collected my kit sooo excited what beautiful samples you have made, will let you see my creations. Hugs Fiona xxxxx

  9. Hi Linda

    Wow - your Niece and her son have created such beautiful cards - they're lovely.

    Thanks for popping by to see me.

    Toodley Pip

    Hazel xx

  10. stunning cards, I love the designs and colours used. You have taught them well, could this be the first of many more?!!
    Take care

  11. Hi Linda, gorgeous cards, such pretty colours. I just love that butterfly card, the die is so delicate,

    hugs Vicky x x x

  12. Hi Linda
    Lovely cards, this little girl is going to have such a special First Communion. The weather forecast suggests a really sunny day so have a really super time. Hope the cake topper goes well - look at it as though it is a card topper, just using a different materials. Anne x

  13. Hi Linda, if these are beginners, they are amazing, put me to shame, love the butterflies, they are so pretty. Such a lucky little girl. The weather has been beautiful here, hope it was there for the special day! Take care, Alison :)

  14. Hi sweetie these are both fabulous creations, love the colours too, big hugs love Pops x x x


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