Saturday, March 7, 2009

Christening Cards

Hello again,

Today I went to a double Christening in my family - no, not twins but cousins Riley and Lillielle. The babies were born a few months apart so their parents decided to have both babies Christened on the same day.

It was a lovely ceremony in the grandparents' home with family and friends attending.
Our family is multi-cultural and this was a traditional Russian Christening which was conducted in both English and Russian and was a new experience for the Aussie members of the family and their friends.

All went well until the actual Baptism of water - poor little Riley (the older baby) didn't much care for going through that bit, especially in a room full of people looking at him!

Lillielle faired much better and took it in her stride.

It was a long ceremony and both babies did really well to get through it with just a few tears but after it was over, a quick feed and then they were off to bed for a well deserved sleep while the guests ate lunch.

I was going to make the Christening cards last night but it was late and I was feeling very tired so got up this morning to make them.

(I find that I do my best work when I'm under pressure and usually find myself making cards for special occasions about half an hour before I leave for the event! )

Am I strange or do other cardmakers do the same thing ?

Here are photos of the presents I gave the babies -

and the two cards I made.

Strangely enough, I decided to 'Christen' my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder for these cards - I'd bought it late last year but hadn't tried it out yet. I was very pleased with the result.

I wanted simplicity for these cards and was going to add teddy bears but while sorting through my tin of die-cuts, I found these lovely doves and thought they were perfect for this religious occasion.

I used SU cardstock for the base card and the greeting ovals and the 'With Love' stamp which was from our recent Sale-a-Bration promotion.

The insert pages were printed on my computer and I decided to add the babies' names and the date as a special touch for their parents to remind them of this lovely day.

SU Supplies :

Cardstock - Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Punches - Small and large ovals


Cuttlebug embossing folder - Swiss Dots
Die-cuts - Doves
Kindy Glitz - Crystalline (for the edges of the birds' wings, their eyes and on the little stamped hearts in the greeting)

It was a lovely day and a good time was had by all.

Well, that's it for today - will be back again soon with some more creations.

Thanks for dropping by! See you again soon.


  1. WOW Ramona - if this is how you work under pressure I think you're a star...I NEVER do my best work under pressure - I like time while I "play".
    I think adding the names to the inside finished everything off just right...

  2. Simple yet beautiful Ramona ! I love the effects you can get with the cuttlebug-can't believe you had it that long and didn't use it LOL!!! Sounds like it was`a lovely family day!

  3. You are not alone Ramona, I do everything to do with card making at the last minute. It is not uncommon for me to still be designing and cutting up supplies for a card for a workshop half an hour before the workshop is due to start. It is very stressful but I can't seem to think of any idea's unless I am under extreme pressure. Love the cards by the way!

  4. Congrats on the "Under Pressure" result!!! I find that the KISS theory and pressure onslaught work v v well hand in hand. I use my Swiss dots HEAPS and amd glad that u got such a great result with ur 1st try!! Breathe and enjoy the fruits of the labour.

  5. Hi Ramona, your cards look really lovely..

  6. Love your christening cards. Those dots are just gorgeous. So delicate.
    And yep - another last minute pressure girl here too!
    Cheers, Sue


Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments about my creations - I appreciate every one. Cheers, Ramona.