Saturday 12 September 2020

Joy of Sets September blog hop - weddings

Hello everyone and thank you for joining me today for the Joy of Sets September blog hop. Our theme for this month is "Weddings" which, I have to admit touched a bit of a nerve for me as on this very day, my gorgeous oldest daughter Jess should have been getting married to her lovely fiance, Louis. Sadly, way back in April, whilst the UK was in lockdown, and planning and organising a wedding was just about impossible, we had to make the decision to postpone until a time when  it will more possible to do it properly - heaven knows when that might be! Today, in the UK, the sun is shining brightly which makes it all the more difficult - I was kind of hoping it would pour with rain!

Anyway, on to my project. I hope this still fits the theme - it is the card I made to give to Jess and Louis today, to let them know that we are as sad as they are about the abandoned plans. I have used a play on words by using "nearly weds" rather than "newly weds", but this could easily be changed to make an actual wedding card!

The colour scheme for the wedding had already been decided - burnt orange and dark teal - and I had designed the invitations with these colours although thankfully they had not been sent out. As a Stampin' Up! demo, the choice of colours was easy - Pretty Peacock (deep teal), Pumpkin Pie (orange) with a little bit of Cajun Craze (burnt orange). 

I used the stamp set Beautiful Friendship for the invitations so went with this as well for this "no wedding" card. The personalised sentiment was printed as I didn't have an appropriate stamp!

Of course, I decorated the envelope and the inside of the card too. 

The happy couple have plans to do a few nice things together today so we won't be seeing them, but I sent though a few things for them to mark the occasion, including this Friends inspired mug!

I hope you like my project. So many wedding plans have been disrupted this year - so sad for all those couples. 

But there are loads of wedding inspired projects for you to see in our blog hop today. Please carry on hopping by clicking the "Next" image which will take you to see what fabulous project Lisa Mackey has for you. 
And here is the complete blog roll, just in case you get lost! 

September 2020 Blog Roll

Jill Chapman

Lisa Mackey

Angie McKenzie

Pia Gerhardt

Fiona Whitehead

Tricia Butts

Gez Carpenter

Sue Allen

Cheryl Taylor

Susan Webster

Libby Fens

Mo Rootes

JoAnn Pollock

Linda Moore

Please pop in and see me again over the next few days when I will have a video tutorial for you showing how I made my card. And if you'd like to buy any of the products used, please CLICK HERE

Meanwhile, happy crafting!


  1. Covid has interrupted our lives so much!! I am sure once they can make plans again their wedding will be an Amazing celebration!!

  2. Oh Jill I feel your the colour combo and my favourite stamp set as well. Gorgeous. I am sure you will all have a fabulous day when it finally happens x

  3. Fun card. Fitting for many this year! Wonderful blooms as well.

  4. Gorgeous card Jill - what lovely colours for the wedding - such a shame and a disappointment for them - I love your play on words too - thanks for joining our JOS hop again

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    1. Thanks. The fonts are Priscilla Script and Copperplate Gothic

  6. Such a shame the wedding had to be postponed. Beautiful card Jill and I really love the mug :-)