Friday, 29 April 2011

A Royal Wedding Blog Hop!!

Blog Hop is now closed. 
Thank you to all of you for making this hop so special! 

Today's the day!!!!

We are delighted to bring you a one-off blog hop in honour of William and Kate's wedding.
This is the brain-child of our dear friend Heidi, (DT Sistah at Peachy Keen).
This is the task she set us......
Create a card, scrapbook page, or altered item with the theme...
Wedding
Love
Romance
Royal
Fairy tale
or
Prince/Princess
(Considering I live 'over here', I actually struggled to come up with something)!
I didn't want to go down the red/white/blue route, so had to put my thinking cap on.
Here's what I finally came up with....

William and Kate, a Word Book.

Front cover

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

It's my first word book and I had no idea really how to decorate it, so kept it simple(ish).
It's a bit rough round the edges, but I've let myself off as it's my first, (and probably my last)! LOL

Stuff:

Wedding cake is a stamped image I had in a drawer!
(Think it's a Magnolia image, but can't be sure).
 Groom Edwin
  'Wedding Carriage'
 Tilda as Bride
'I Do' Wedding Word book is from Funky Hand
Stamped images coloured with Copics
Other images from Heidi and Google
Flowers. pearls and metal corners are all from my stash.

Now if you've arrived at me via Heidi, then you are on the right track. If not, please go back and start there. 
There are some fabulous projects to keep you entertained on this special day.
Just in case you get a little lost, here is a list of all the blogs in the hop...

    Heidi
    Me
      Lorie
     Janice
       Samantha 
      Kim 
       Ruthie
      Joanna 
        Kathy
        Angelica
       Glora
                  Theresa          
      Erin
  
AND!!! There's candy too! 
Leave me a comment telling me which page you like best and why for a chance to win THIS puppy!.......

Please, remember, you need to tell me which page and why, to be included in a random draw for this totally cute Peachy Keen set!
(I will draw one winner on Sunday evening).

I have decided to enter this book into a couple of challenges...
Whimsical Wednesday
Stampin' for the Weekend
A Gem Of A Challenge
Crafty Cardmakers
Creative Belli Blog

Have a fabulous Royal Wedding and an equally fabulous Royal Blog Hop!!! 
(It's getting quite exciting over here now)!

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107 comments:

Beth Norman said...

Hi Viv,

What a gorgeous project, and how unique. I'm up watching the Royal Wedding which is just about to start. It's 6:00 am right now.

My favourite page is #3 because your photo is on an angle.

Truly gorgeous girlfriend

xoxox

dallas.cooper97 said...

I love this book! Page 4 is by favorite because it has the two of them and the picture of his mother. :) Have a great day!

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

Oh My Vivienne!! Your first word book.. REALLY?!! You are amazing. I love the colors you used! The images are colored perfectly as always and I love those pretty yellow roses. I think my favorite page is Page 6.. but it is really hard to pick. Love ya, Viv! BIG HUGS! Love, Kathy

Josie0602 said...

I love the page with the groom and the page with the bride the best. Why..because they are so cute!!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Tanya said...

I LOVE your book!! My fav page is 4. It shows the love for eachother through the tight embrace. I am a believer in body language doing alot of the talking. I think this is also the case with this picture. The filigree you added.. GREAT touch!!


Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

McBDesigns said...

Page 4 is definitely my favorite... the shading is done so well and that image is perfect!

Thanks for sharing your project!!

Amanda said...

LOVE this!! Can't tell it was your first!! I love the cover!! It is so elegant and the cake is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Brenda Hugar said...

Your book is fantastic, but I am having a really hard time choosing. I really, really like pages 3, 4 and 5. Page 3 because it depicts Princess Diana as well as William and Catherine. Page 4 because it is simply adorable and depicts a fairy tale "Happily Ever After" and this is what I wish for them both. And, Page 5 -- I love this picture, even if it is posed, of the two of them, they look so happy!

My final choice -- Page 4.
This was fuN!

Lillian Child said...

I like the page with the white horse, because we all know that Prince Charming always comes dashing in on a white horse to rescue his fair maiden. LOVE your tribute book! Thanks for sharing!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Heidi, your book is gorgeous! I think I like page 3 the best because of the pic of Diana with William and Kate. I think you should not give up on making minis. You did a fantastic job!

Hugs,
Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

GiGi said...

This is just fabulous! I love how you incorporated their pictures in there. Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays and for the chance to win!
booger1 at tds.net

jessica said...

What a BEAUTIFUL Word Book!!!
I just love the neutral colors thoughout the whole album. My favorite page is a toss up between the front cover beacause of the wedding cake and the letters or page 2. I love the groom and how you colored him!
TFS and happy friday :)
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

Ann G. said...

o think i love page 6 the best - gorgeous photo and wonderful page you've made to showcase it!

Glora said...

Viv this word book is gorgeous. You always have such an elegant look. My favorite page is the one with the blog hop button picture. It just looks so classy with that gold flourish on the bottom. Beautiful job! It was a pleasure being in the hop with you. Hugs- Glora

me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice project - love the cover page tfs!!

Janice W. said...

Viv it is impossible for me to choose a favorite page. The entire book is gorgeous! The wedding carriage is such a perfect image! Your shading is so well done and the gold filigree and the yellow roses add the best finishing touches!

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Nicely done for your first album just love it ... how you getting it to the royal couple LOL... just kidding I know if you get pasted the beefeaters guarding them.. they would just love it...
The Queen

joydee1963 said...

I like page 2 with roses!very elegant book!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Christine said...

You did a great job on your card. The cake looks so pretty.

Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com

Tami B. said...

Page 4 no doubt. I hope you're enjoying the festivities. We are over here.

Lorie said...

Oh my goodness! If you heard a BIG thud, don't worry! That's only my jaw hitting the floor!! Girl, there is NO way this can be your first word book!!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous, and there's no way I could pick a favorite page. I've studied them, and I find something to love about each and every page! I sure wish I was "over there" so that I could enjoy the excitement of all this royal goodness, AND get in some crafty time with my Viv!! I love ya, my friend!! Beautiful work!!!

Jazmin said...

Your first word book turned out great!

I love the page with stamped and coloured picture of William. Very handsome.

Jazzy
MsPoet2Be@gmail.com
www.JazzysCards.Blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Your book is ADORABLE!!! I love the colors you used. My favorite page would be page 5. I love that picture of the two of them. I shows the love between them! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!!

scrappingwithstephanie@gmail.com
scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

Peggy Sue said...

Page 6 is absolutely beautiful!! Stop saying you didn't know how to decorate it, you did and its awesome!
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Erika said...

Love your album. Page 4 was my favorite. Just love the horse drawn carriage. PERFECT

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kathlee said...

How utterly beautiful! Fit for the Royal Couple!
TFS!
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

kathlee said...

Oh no.I forgot.!! My favorite page is 3#. I love it..its beautiful, I love the angle and it is so totally romantic!
TFS!
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Cathie w said...

very cute TFS!!!

Cathie
Scraphappycat@gmail.com

Emily said...

This is sooo cool! I love the front cover the most! I just love making word books and this one is just awesome!!!

-Emily
http://www.createserendipity.net
createserendipity@gmail.com

Marisa said...

Well done on your part of the celebrations :) Darling card. Can't wait to watch the wedding to see what her dress looked like. Was 3:00 AM here when all the festivities were going on so we get to watch the re-run later today.

Brigitte said...

OMG, I think it is perfect!!! I love page 6, I'm a total Tilda fan, lol!!! You did an awesome job and I think you should do more. Fantastic!!!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Bandon, Oregon said...

I LOVE the horse and carriage... FUN and Magical... Very nice word book... Thanks for sharing...

Faith

Angelica said...

This is so cool Viv!! I love all your embellies and the color scheme is perfect!

Theresa said...

I love your project. What a great idea.
I would really like to win your blog candy. Thank you for offering.
My favorite page is the front cover. It is very elegant and invites you to open and see what is inside.

C. Brawley said...

What a cute little book.

I liked page 4 becuase of the cute image of the horse and carriage with the wedding couple. So adorable.

Thanks,
Christina B.

forpahl5 said...

This is incredible! Thanks for sharing! I like page five because I think it shows the love and fun in their eyes! Just seems different than the last wedding!

Suz said...

Love the mini! I for one will watch reruns of the Royal wedding event, no way am I getting out of bed that early!!! LOL suz.p@comcast dot net

Theresa said...

OMGosh there are no words, that word book is just beautiful!!!! I bet they would REAALLLYYYY want a gift like that BAD! All the detail is amazing and so perfect!
TFS
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

mamawcindy said...

Oh,I think your Book is Beautiful!!! My favorite page is Page5. That is a great picture of them. I loved watching the wedding this morning. I remember so long ago seeing Baby Prince William for the first time. Watched him grow up along with my children. So happy that he found someone to share his life with. I'm sure his Mom is smiling.
Thank you so much for the chance to win some of the Peachykeen Stamps. This is the set that I have been wanting to get. I have one of there sets and Love them. I'm a new follower. :0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

Juliana T said...

I like the page with the roses and gold corner, but it was really hard to decide as they are all beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

jonder@frontier.com

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Boo said...

My favorite is page 4 - Love the fairy tale of Bride/Groom on a horse! Sue

Sandy said...

I like the whole book but the briade & groom carriage is beautiful

Anonymous said...

I loved page four with his mom diana on it. How she is smiling from heaven today!!!

Trish from KY.
Mrsbunnylady@ insightbb.com

Hunnybunnycards said...

Hi Viv, hope you are well hun, this creation is stunning and my fave is page 5 I think, they look so happy. Wasn't the wedding fab, I blubbed all the way through, couldnt help thinking about Diana and how proud she would have been today.

Hugs, Barbara xx

Jill said...

I love your cover. I have an obsession with pearls! Beautiful!

Ashley said...

I love the K page. That Bride is adorable!! TFS!!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Brenda said...

What a beautiful book. My fav page is #4, because Diana is there in "spirit". Great project

Vickie said...

Very cute book. TFS

Gia said...

I love the cover! That cake is great. The colors are perfect too. Great job!

Scrapnatic said...

I love your album. Very cute. I love all the details!

scrapnatic@yahoo.com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

My favorite page is the one where you have a pic of them together. Im a new follower.

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

I love page 4, it is so whimsical

Patti said...

You did an awesome job on the book, it's absolutely gorgeous. My favorite page is pagae 5. This is such a great picture of the Prince and his new bride.

callahancountrybugs.blogspot.com

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

That book is cute, I like page 5 the picture of them is cute :) thanks for the chance, and for sharif your cute project.
Perfectlyunperfectcards at gmail dot com

Maureen Reiss said...

The whole album is gorgeous!! Pg.4 is my fave.I love the stamp, sooo pretty!!
Thanks for the chance to win
reissfam10 at aol dot com

Katya said...

Hi there Vivienne,
I love your project and I'm sure Prince William and Princess Kate will love it if they saw it. Awwww so cute. I'm not sure if i can decide on 3 and 5 but I'll tell you 3 because it portrays the beginning of a Princess love story- his mother Princes Diana and I didn't see it in '81 because I was born in '83 but I do remember watching as a little girl when this wedding replayed on some Spanish tv show. To me this page reflects his love for his mother and his new princess wife :)
-Katya
Kattyxotica.blogspot.com

Donna Mosley said...

A really beautiful creation Viv, love all the gorgeous images and details. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Donna x

Christine Real said...

You call this rough around the edges? Oh my gosh! I sure do wish I had your talent!

I am trying to decide if my favorite is page 4 or page 5. I really like that horse drawn carriage, but I also like the photos of William & Kate.

This book is just beautiful, I love it! I have never made one, I think you did a fantasic job!

america57@comcast.net

joni said...

Simple, yet elegant is a winner in my book! This is so pretty! TFS
hugs,
joni

Yvonne said...

What a cute project you have given us. I watched the wedding last night (NZ) time, it's was just beautiful.

Glitter Fantasies said...

My favorite one..hmm.. the one where it is a photo of them from shoulder area up - and it looks like you have a crest also on that page?? Can't figure it out but it's so sweet!
Wish I could live over there...I would move in a drop of a dime!
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

anitaandbugs said...

Absolutely Beautiful------you always have that perfect touch!!!!!
Thanks for always being so inspiring.
Anita
amc35045@bellsouth.net

Kaitlin said...

I love all your pages, so beautiful!:)

Kaitlin
angel1694@comcast.net
http://cupcakesandcards.blogspot.com/

Miss Giebel said...

oh, Viv your William and Kate word book is GORGEOUS! WoW! I love it! You made such a beautiful keepsake for the special day! I absolutely love how you included the banner from the hop! It's genius! I'm so happy that hopped together!! lots of hugs, Heidi

Kris said...

Beautiful! My favorite page is the page with prince William that you colored.
krisandcody2u@ comcast dot net

sweetlilscrapper said...

i love the cover.. the letters and the cake just stand out so nicely!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Scrappy Zeni said...

I love page number 4 the stamping and coloring is just awesome. The whole book is superb! Great job and Good luck from the Whimsical Wednesday Design Team!

Cindy said...

You have totally out done yourself with this project!All the details are just soooo AMAZING!!Thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday!and for the chance to win!! :)

Lisa said...

This is so creative and beautiful! I love all the pages, but I really like the frame and embellishment you used on page 3 and how you tilted the pic. I'm a new follower :)

http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Kerry Stanek said...

I love page 5. That is my favorite photo of the two of them.

Anna said...

Great album. Page number 4 would be my pick altho all are just awesome. Page 4 because it includes Princess Di. I kept thinking today she should be part of this wedding and her son's special day. I'm glad to see her included.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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Laura (tweetyb) said...

Wow!! This is GORGEOUS!!! Love it!
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Laura (tweetyb) said...

Oops! Forgot to say which page I like the best...page 6! But the whole thing is AMAZING!!
tweetyb@satx.rr.com

FMonty said...

Beautiful book! I like the 2nd pg b/c of the bouquet. TFS :D
fmadera75(at)gmail(dot)com

Paulette Still said...

What a neat idea. I love the page that has the couple's large photo and seal, they just look so happy and in love. Of course the page that has the bride, groom and a white horse on it is a close second because we all need a knight in shining armour on a white horse! =D

Percilla G said...

I liked the cover best. The cake is beautiful. I like the border underneath with the brown boy and the letters w & K ( I loved the colors and the way all the elements came together)
perderg@q.com

Tammy (P.M.S) said...

You did a wonderful job on your first word book! I liked pages 3 and 5 because you included photos of the couple and included a photo of the groom's mother (in honor). :)

Tammy

tzajc79@gmail.com

jenscrapstoo said...

I love page 3, the old and the new. It was the best royal wedding ever!! Cheers jendewar at optusnet.com.au

Creative Cutter Room said...

What a fun hop!! My favorite page is of the couple in the carriage stamp! Beautiful job coloring this. I love the colors and texture you used. TFS Cathie
www.creativecutter.org

Jackie said...

Wow Viv, what a beautiful 'first'. It is so tasteful after all the RWB stuff :o)
Jackie xx

doverdi said...

Great job on your 1st word album. I love how you did page 4 (it's my favorite) and how you incorporated a photo of Princess Di on her wedding day along with William on his. It must have been difficult for William to not have his mother there to see him marry. TFS!

veronica said...

oh my gosh so beautiful!! I love the couple on the horse-carriage...you do such gorgeous work! thanks for sharing http://artfulcreations.blogspot.com

Jen N said...

I love the entire book! But if I must absolutely pick one page, it would be the cake with it's bling! TFS! jenny.naus at yahoo dot com

jdmommy said...

This project is fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing your Royal book with us at the Belli Challenge!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Just had to echo Kate's word when she first stepped out on the balcony. This book is gorgeous and such a tribute to the royal nuptials. I really think you need to send this to them. They would love it!!!

Kim H said...

Viv,
I could have sworn I left you a comment already! Ugh. Let me start off by saying how excited I was to watch the wedding! OMG.I couldn't be more excited! You would have thought I knew them personally! I can't even imagine how you all felt because I was over the moon! Your wedding book turned out GORGEOUS! I love everything you always create but this just was INCREDIBLE! I LOVE the the papers, the flowers, the colored images... just everything! The whole concept is just BEAUTIFUL! If for some reason I made two comments please except my apologies! Thank You for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!

Charlotte said...

Your book is just so elegant. Every page is beautiful and filled with gorgeous details. I love this!!!

Diana said...

Great book, I'm simple and I like what you did! My fav page is page 5. Love the horse and carriage and love love the yellow flowers!

bdcampers@msn.com

Got2BCrafting said...

This is simply gorgeous!! I have never made a word book, but I can guarantee it would NOT come out as beautiful as this one!! I love page 3 because it is a tribute to Princess Di (whom I love) and also page 5 because I love the pic and the paper you used, the emblem, and the lace trim. Beautiful Viv!!
Lori
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

buglvr2010 said...

Wow! This word book is just beautiful! I love the cover...that cake is just perfect!

katieo said...

My favorite page is 5 because I love the insignia with a picture where they look so content
katieoscreations@gmail.com

Marie said...

How special your book is!
The Royal couple, either the "real" Royal couple or any other "regular" Royal couple would be honoured to receive it.
Marie

Marie said...

I love your word book!
It is a treasure that any new couple would cherish.
Thank you for sharing!
Marie

Amyscats said...

Your word book is beautiful - it shouldn't be your last! I'm torn between pages 4 and 5 as my favorite. Page 4 because of the symbolism of including Diana, and page 5 because I love the adorable stamped image of a bride and groom in the carriage and how you colored it. TFS!
Amyscats
amylfahnestock at gmail dot com

JANLYNN said...

Your wordbook is just bautiful. Simple but elegant at the same time. Love page one with the yellow roses. And ther stamped colored images of the bride and groom are sooo cute. To ask us to pick A favorite page is just too hard. I lover them all. Don't say this is your last word book because you have created such a beauty with this one. jls@eplus.net

Cathryn said...

Oh Viv Gorgeous! I always enjoy your work. It is always top notch! Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!! Hugs, Cathryn67 :)

NanetteMT said...

I like page 5. They look so in love! I think you did a great job on the book...much better than I would have for my first time. : )

Sue said...

I like the front cover b/c I think it's clever how you used the pearls on the cake. I also like the border around the cake.

Tamara said...

I think I like the cover the best! I love how you decorated the cake! Thanks for sharing your cute book!
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Simply AJ said...

Wonderful job... I love the cover of your book. The details on the cake are perfect!! AJ
queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com
queenofmynest(dot)blogspot(dot)com

Dana said...

I LOVE page 5. The added touch of their engagement picture is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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Peggie said...

I like the one of the couple in the horse and carriage. Very cute.
Peggie
barker944atmsndotcom

Tracey said...

Viv this is amazing. Every page is wonderful. Tracey x

The Archiving Angel said...

Hello Viv~ this is quite fantastic-Brilliant, really!
Love how you incorporated the photos of Princess Diana & Charles along with Kate & William. The colors are lovely and overall this is just a beautiful tribute.
Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday.
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

Beth Norman said...

Hi Viv,

It's me again. You know how much I love your darling book. It is so unique, you talented lady.

Thank you for playing with us at the
Creative Belli blog.

Love Beth

ScrappingStephanie said...

Viv, your wedding book is stunning. I love the colored image! You are the coloring queen with out a doubt. Love how put the couples picture too...makes it so personal. What a great job with the challenge, and thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday:)
Hugs,
Stephanie

maryr917 said...

this is a great project-love your tilda & edwin images-and of course kate & william-thanks for sharing with us at creative belli

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