Friday, 3 May 2013

Let's get shabby - confetti

hello again
i didnt want to a wedding picture for this theme as i thought it would be what everyone expected but i must admit, im so happy that i did. 
i recieved these papers from my aunty a few years ago when she came to visit me. she had made my uncle stop in the middle of nowhere at a little scrapbooking store. she had bought 2 of each papers in the collection as they are double sided. 
i did a challenge a few years ago now of our wedding photo and it seemed perfect to do a double for it. (which i very rarely do)
so i have used the same border punch,made the same flowers,used a bigger dove, used the same alphas and inked it so that it all ties in together. 
i had no idea how i was going to put the confetti on as i wanted it to look like it had just fallen there so i got the gorgeous little girl in the photo (my daughter, who is now 7) to do it and i think she has done such a fantastic job. she has put some upside down and on top of each other.

my husband and i got married before he went to Afghanistan as we couldnt bear the thought of something bad happening on deployment so we "eloped".(with full permission from the parents)
we were due to have a wedding in july the following year after he returned and we had had our second child. so with noone at this wedding we only have a handful of photos. 

so here is the page

close up

and here is the other page i did years ago (cos i know you were all wanting to see it)

thanks for looking and any comments you may leave.
cant wait for the next challenge


  1. Hi! Bel. Your page is beautiful. I love the punched borders and your little girl has done a brilliant job with the confetti. Such a gorgeous photo and a great matching page for your previous one. Thanks for joining in with us at Let's Get Shabby.

  2. Love your page.....beautiful punched borders, gorgeous cluster of pretty flowers with the dove and yes, the confetti placement is perfect. I also love your story and thank you for sharing it with us and thanks too for playing along at Let's Get Shabby.

  3. I was so fortunate to be at the second wedding but the reason behind this one is so poignant! I love the cluster with the little dove and that E was able to assist with the confetti! A beautiful second page to match the first and such lovely paper;-)

  4. What lovely colours for the photo... love the little heart confetti - and yes, perfect to let it fall and be placed that way. The flowers/dove - just perfect...
    thanks for playing along with shabby!

  5. This is a beautiful layout. Such pretty did wonderful job. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Let's Get Shabby.

  6. Wonderful layout... Love the little dove and flower cluster..and you incorporated the confetti aspect beautifully...Thanks for playing along with us at Lets Get Shabby :)