Friday, 21 February 2014

Wedding Guest Book

With my Daughter's wedding now only a week away I thought I would show you the Guest Book that I've decorated for the big day. Whilst in Hobby Craft with my daughter a couple of weeks ago looking for table confetti she saw a Wedding Guest Book she liked. So I bought the book for her, (£14.99, not that I begrudged that) but on closer inspection when we got home, we noticed the pages had ink splats on them. Something that looked as though it had happened during the manufacture of the book. So the next day I returned it to the store, and as it was the last one I opted for a refund. Whilst wandering around looking for inspiration on what else I could do instead, I found this white book (cover as well), what Hobby Craft called a scrapbook. As this was only £5.00 I decided to buy it with a view to decorating it. This is what I came up with. I first covered the back and front with this pale green backing paper, it has very pale roses on it and I overlaid in MCS a text sheet with the words Wedding Day printed over it, after I took the opacity down so that it's very faint. I fixed it with glue and seal from Ranger. The large corners are from Tonic, the letters are from dies from Rob Addams and lastly the flower dies are from Crealies. I added some gems to the butterflies on the corner dies and the centres of the flowers. The ribbon is already part of the book. I must confess that I have one of these little scrapbooks as a journal, the paper in them is quite good quality and they are just the right size too. I've not shown it to her yet, although I did tell her what I had planned for the front, I just hope she likes it.

Thanks for taking the time to look, and your kind comments which are always appreciated.



  1. Clever you Sue. It is beautiful. The happy couple are going to love it. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

  2. Just so elegant. Your daughter and the guests will love it.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. I'm sure your daughter will love it as it's made by you and something to treasure
    great find and out come
    Jacki x

  4. Your decorating is so lovely Sue. Love the flowers. I trust everything will go well with the wedding. Have fun! NancyD

  5. Oh that's so pretty Sue, I know your daughter will love it! Hope the wedding goes well and you have a super day x

  6. That is beautiful Sue - I am sure your daughter will love it & what a beautiful memory. Have a lovely day. x

  7. this is wonderful Sue - you must be getting so excited - I do hope that you get a glorious day and that all goes well! Thinking of you! Hugs xx

  8. Wow Sue, you've created a gorgeous guest book for your daughter and soon-to-be son-in-law. The lettering and embellishments are beautiful. If I don't 'see' you here this week, I wish you all the best for the big day! Enjoy every moment, Shirleyx

  9. This book is beautiful and so much nicer than any ready-made one as it has a personal touch. I hope the weather is kind to you for the big day.

  10. It is stunning! Well done you on coming up with an alternative. All the best with the rest of your preparations and I will pray for good weather for you!

  11. Hi Sue. Just popping in to offer my congratulations to your daughter and future son in law and wish them a lifetime of happiness when they start their new journey together tomorrow. Hope you all have a wonderful day. Michelle x

  12. beautiful front have you made. stunning!!
    I hope that you and the bride/groom had a perfect weddingday.


Thank you for taking the time to look, and your kind comments which are always appreciated.