This weekend we celebrated the christening of Karen, my eldest niece and her boyfriends' 3 month old daughter.
My family stayed in a summerhouse belonging to the brother of my brother-in-law (my big sisters husband) which is located quite near their summerhouse where we often are. But on this occassion that summerhouse was the residence of the new little family and the families of their siblings, which were the christening party - does this make any sense, or is it only in my head it makes sense?
Well, anyway we were supposed to be at the church at 10.45am this morning, so we arrived a bit early to make sure we were able to get seats, so we could see the ceremony. My big sister was "the official photographer" in the church.
Karen was adorable. She was wearing a christening dress that my big sister had made for her children 34 years ago, and in which my eldest nephew and his little sister - Karens mother - wore at their christenings. Only difference was the colour of the ribbons on the dress. Blue for boy and pink/red for girl. Karens name and date of christening will be embroidered on the dress as their names and christenings dates are.
I've made this Fairy Godmother Sugi card for Karen. The image is from Lacy Sunshine, who has some awesome images and I thought this one was really suitable for the occassion, where you wish the baby all the best in life.
I put a "Wishing you good fortune" sentiment on it and a couple of wands as well. The background paper is also featuring fairies with wands, so it couldn't be more perfect.
But since I'd made special projects for my nephews two daughters, Freyja and Luna, I also wanted to do something special for Karen.
So I made this gorgeous special project for her (if I may say so myself).
I had a good look around on Google for free cliparts and stumbled across this cute baby image. It was already coloured, so all I had to do was find suitable background paper and how to make the image look the best. I think I nailed it pretty well. The image was not enough though, so I decided to make a flower arrangement on both sides of the opening. Only two of the flowers on each side are not home made, but they just looked good with the rest of the flowers.
When opening the card you can see other cliparts that I cut out. On the left side is a teddy bear. there's nothing behind the front image, as I had imagined I'd put a money note there, but I wasn't able to fasten it properly, so I left that space empty and put the note in the other card.
On the center piece, there are two pink and white bows, two bibs, then Karens name in pink gems, An image of a little princess duck sitting on a pillow, a couple of butterflies and a baby turtle.
on the right side is a larger bib, a pair of pink socks and some baby clothes (don't know what it's called in English).
On the back of the card I put an image of a rocking hourse. Everything on the card is of course baby pink. The sentiment says Christening, the date and the name of the church.
The card is held together with a piece of pink ribbon tied in a bow on the front.
I hope you like my two projects.
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Be happy crafting!