Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Family Party Part 1. Invitation

Good morning everyone.

Well, I have had a very busy couple of months - frantic even - while I was trying to complete a project for our family party which took place on Easter Sunday and, thankfully, was a great success.  Trying to find ways to keep everyone from the ages of 2 to 91 happy wasn't the easiest task but everyone enjoyed their day which made it all worthwhile (just don't ask me to help organise another one any time soon!)

As some of you will already know, I am a very keen family history researcher and I was asked to "do something" about the family history specifically for the party.  After a lot of thought I decided that the best way to present it was in book form, so I set about it using Serif Craft Artist.  It's not a book, or a scrapbook as such - a bit of a mix with lots of photographs.

Here's a photograph of some of the things I took there on Sunday, with the addition of the invitation on the top.

So I will start at the beginning which was, of course, the invitation.  This was done on Craft Artist too and was A5 in size.  The image and papers I used were from the Humphrey's Corner cd by Crafters Companion.

And the insert

I don't want to do a great long post and bore you all so I will do a series of posts to show what I was up to, which will include boxes and bags I made as well as some of the pages from my family history book.  And I will finish the set of post with some photographs taken at the party itself.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x


  1. It sounds very interesting hun - and the invite looks lovely!xx

  2. Great invites Catherine xxxxxxxxxxx

  3. lovely invitation Catherine, can't wait to see everything else xx

  4. A wonderful invitation Catherine! I look forward to seeing the rest of your posts. I have missed you and look forward to seeing your other creations in the future.

    Linda xxxx

  5. Thank you ladies, your comments are much appreciated. I am hoping to get back to normal now that Easter and the party are over so hopefully will get back to following your blogs too.

    Catherine x