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6 January 2012

A New Beginning

Afternoon all - it seems a little while since I have posted, but that's because I am back to work and have been busy wedding planning and trying to get ahead with my wedding stationery.  

There are lot's of challenges running at the moment entitled "A New Beginning" and as I will be getting married at the end of March and it will be the start of married life, I thought I would enter my wedding invitation into those challenges.



It's a pretty simple design, with stamped wording and embossing and a little floral detail as I thought it best to keep it as simple as possible as there is so much to make!  I will feature the rest of the stationery once produced!

I am entering this into:

Sweet Stampin' New Beginnings
  Alphabet X For That Extra Special Occasion
  Bling It On 1 New Beginnings 
Allsorts 135 New Beginnings 
Just Tracy's January Love Is In The Air 
Crafty Sentiments Love & Romance
  Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
  Top Tip Tuesday 67 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in, your comments are always welcome and so supportive.



57 comments:

  1. oh wow this is so pretty ... i love the simple elegant design.. and the colour.
    thanks for sharing
    Lisa x

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  2. They're beautiful - a lovely lush colour xx

    PS your xmas 2012 card counter is scary LOLOL

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  3. Ah lovely - not long to go now!!! x

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  4. Beautiful card, its very elegant. Love the clean and simple look for wedding invites. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  5. Hiya Claire
    Oh I recognise this lol!!! Love the colour - it's so lush and rich looking.
    Counting down the days with you - can't wait.
    Have a fab evening.
    Debs xx

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  6. A simple and happy card - beautiful. Saw it on MIM. NancyD

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  7. This is just gorgeous Claire.xxx

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  8. A lovely invite - only another?? to go! Love the CAS design, Jx

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  9. Hi Claire, wow hun I just love you wedding invites!! Very elegant. And congratulations on your oncoming wedding, how exciting!! Hugs, Frea

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  10. Hello Claire, love your invites, gorgeous colour and very stylish and elegant Hunny, its very exciting isn't it? also lovin the blog over but most of all I have to say .......7 Christmas cards made already!!!!
    Happy new year
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  11. Hiya Claire, hope you're doing well.

    Beautiful wedding invites! Such an intimidating project but you did it perfectly!

    Thanks for playing at Just Tracy's and good luck,
    Farrah

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  12. So gorgeous Claire...love the clean n simple look..and so very stylish too hun :o)

    Wishing you a happy new year too sweetie...and what an exciting year for you too..!

    have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

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  13. I love this clean, simple but elegant card Claire, they will all look great
    Tilly

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  14. Hey hunny, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Sorry I am late with that - late for everything me. Gorgeous gorgeous invitation - adore the colour, and the classic simplicity is so totally elegant and "now". Brilliant! Huge hugs Sxx

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  15. Love your invitation Claire, gorgeous colour scheme and design. Carol x

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  16. What a beautiful and stylish wedding invitation ( a little like the bride, I suspect!!). I love the simplicity of this Claire, it's really classy. Oh and btw thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week! Tracey xx

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  17. Lovely card Claire your invitation is elegant, love the embossed panel. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
    Angie x

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  18. Hi Claire, Hope your week was not too bad in the end. Gorgeous colours on your Wedding Invitation and love the design.
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs Sally x

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  19. Claire your card is really elegant, the embossed panel a really rich colour great design.

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  20. This is gorgeous Claire, love the contrast between the blue and white, very elegant.
    Pauline
    x

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  21. It's lovely Claire, simple and gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun :o) Lisa x

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  22. Love your design Claire it's really elegant and understated. The colour is scrum my it's like a kingfisher blue I think - fab. I made my son and daughter in law's invites and did it in a conveyor belt assembly line -great fun! You must be so excited about your upcoming wedding I have only been married to my husband for 4 years which just feels like yesterday - enjoy xx

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  23. Oh these are fabulous Claire! Love your very elegant design and the flowers are soooo pretty! Your guests will love them!

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  24. Wow! Claire this is so stunning hun. Love the blue & very elegant design.

    Donna x

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  25. A gorgeous invitation, I ve been busy making a load of these but can't show yet.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  26. This is going to be such a hectic, exciting and wonderful time for you Claire hun :)

    Enjoy every minute of it ;)

    Love your invitation, very classy!

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  27. stunning Claire a gorgeous design.
    Chris x

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  28. Fabulous card. So pleased I saw it on MIM xx Jan

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  29. Wow Claire, love it. I so love CAS. Hugs x

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  30. Fabulous Claire..ooohh..getting closer now...love your invitations, very prety blue..
    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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  31. It's perfect!! That trio of flowers and stems is just fabulous. It says it all in a CAS look that completely rocks! :)

    Thank you SO much for joining us at Make It Monday and Top Tip Tuesday with your beautiful entry.
    Lisa xxx

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  32. Lovely CAS card Claire! Happy New Year to you and thanks for playing along at Just Tracys. Jill x

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  33. Just gorgeous Claire....love the combo of blue and white for a wedding. Looking forward to seeing the rest of you stationary :) xx

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  34. This is gorgeous Claire ! So elegant and chic and I love the beautiful deep blue you have chosen... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  35. Ooh Claire, that's just gorgeous! I can't believe how close it is to your wedding now! And you've made 7 Christmas cards already...Wow! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin too x

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  36. beautiful wedding invites.great colour scheme sapphire and white. happy new year! x

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  37. Hi Claire, Happy New Year to you and not long now until the big day I'm really excited for you..
    Love the card today a great New beginning to start the year and I see that you have already started on your Christmas 2012 cards!!
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  38. Hello Claire,

    Beautiful!! Photo just doesnt do it justice!
    Have a super day tomorrow!

    Keryn x

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  39. what a gorgeous invitation, clean, simple but so effective.

    Ive just been making wedding invites too for an order, hoping the bride likes them ;-)

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  40. Hi Claire hope you are keeping well, just getting back into my blogland seat and catching up on everyone's blogs been here 3 hours and counting now....

    Love your wedding invite so clean and stylish, I wish you luck for March I do hope you're not stressing too much!

    Big hugs Jo xxx

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  41. Me again forgot to add......

    A big thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Sentiments for our love and romance challenge, I wish you luck..

    Jo x

    Crafty Sentiments DT
    http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/

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  42. Beautiful card. Very elegant. Love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “New Beginning” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
    Happy New Year!!
    Hugs
    Natali

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  43. Wow! this is gorgeous Claire! I love the embossing and the beautiful roses! Simple but very classy and elegant - I love it!
    How exciting looking forward to your wedding!! Not too long to go… :-))
    Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!
    Hugs Sue xx

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  44. Hi sweetie this is stunning, loving this so much, gorgeous work, hugs pops x

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  45. Gorgeous design, not long to go now!

    Liz x

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  46. Hi Claire, this is truly lovely, the colours are stunning. I love it's simple lines.

    k x

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  47. Claire, this is beautiful, you should be very happy with it. xxx

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  48. Oh wow! How exciting!! This is fab, I love the embossed panel at the bottom!

    Love Beth xx

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  49. super invitation simple but stylish!!
    Thanks for joining us at Bling it On this time would love to see you next time too
    hugs
    laney

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  50. I love your invite Claire,so elegant...The embossed panel is a lovely touch...Not long now,so exciting....
    Mandy x

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  51. Hi Claire this is beautiful I love the colour and the simple design it is awesome.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  52. Wszystkiego dobrego w Nowym Roku.
    I... piękna karteczka. Bardzo mi się podoba.
    Cieszę się, że bierzesz udzial w wyzwaniu. Teraz jesteśmy koleżankami, chociaż jesteśmy daleko. :)
    Pozdrawiam cieplutko.
    Dorota 71

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  53. Great card for a very special occasion! Your design is simple but so effective - good luck with making the rest and extra good luck for the big day!
    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!

    Sheena
    xxx

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  54. Oh Claire thanks for sharing your invitation design with us. I wondered what you were doing and they are lovely. So elegant and I love that shade of blue. You must be so excited hun. Big hugs Clare xxx

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  55. Beautiful! Very stylish and a gorgeous shade of blue - can't wait to see the rest of your stationery now :)

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge and don't forget we also give a prize to the best Top Tipper - see TTT for details on how to win!

    Carol x

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  56. I like the invitation a lot especially for it's simplicity. How'd you chose the layout?

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  57. what a great invitation - wonderful colors. Thanks for joining us at Just Tracy's.

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