Hi – A Crate Colour Challenge Card & My Hen Party

Hi! How are you doing today? Right now I’m madly packing as I’m going away this weekend… for my hen party (bachelorette night)!

If you are a regular reader you’re probably confused – haven’t I been married for nearly 5 years? Yes! And no, I’m not getting married again!

I shall tell you more further on in this post, after I’ve shown you this card. It’s for the current Crate Paper Creative Weekly Challenge – to use shades of one colour and a collage composition on a project:

Hi Card by Jennifer Grace using Crate Paper

I love this shade of bluey-green. I pulled bits from a variety of Crate collections, including the deer journaling card from Acorn Avenue, and a speech bubble cut from a piece of DIY Shop paper. The white cardstock is inked at the edges with Heidi Swapp ‘Mint’ Color Spritz, I love the smudgy look!

So why am I going to my hen party 5 years after getting married?

When me and the wonderful hubby got married our little girl was 2 months old, and my best friend Rosie had been away travelling for a year (she got back less than a week before my wedding). So I didn’t have a lot of energy or opportunities for a Hen Party before the wedding. The night before the wedding we had a girls night, but it was in the same manor house as the boys night, and as I was breastfeeding my daughter and therefore not drinking alcohol, and my Nan and Granny were at the girls night, unsurprisingly a lot of my young girly friends went off to party at the stag do instead!

At the time I didn’t mind too much – I was super happy to be getting married and to have a lovely baby daughter. But I was kind of gutted to miss out on that night of fun and it being all about me! Since I organised Rosie’s Hen Weekend in 2011, she kept saying she wanted to arrange a belated one for me. So that’s what she did! This weekend 8 of us are descending on an unsuspecting English city. It will be quite calm and collected for a hen party I should think. But I know we are going to have an awesome time, enjoying a spa, going out dressed in masquerade masks, and doing a bit of scrapbooking! I know Rosie has a few surprises up her sleeve too!

I’m sure I shall be telling you all about it on Monday! In the meantime you can keep an eye on My Instagram Feed for photos!

Have you ever been to a hen night, either your own, or for someone else? Did you love it or hate it? Wish me luck! x

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14 Comments
  • Rosie
    Reply

    I hope you enjoy it! I’m really excited about it.

    xxx

    April 26, 2013 at 11:29 am
  • Lisa Swift
    Reply

    Such a pretty card, Jennifer! It looks wonderful with the monochromatic color scheme. Have a wonderful time at your party!

    April 26, 2013 at 12:33 pm
  • Sounds like a wonderful idea….have loads of fun.

    April 26, 2013 at 12:55 pm
  • Adorable card, I love that dear stamp!

    April 26, 2013 at 1:12 pm
  • Love the card – the colours are gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful time at your party … look forward to seeing pics and hearing all about it!! xx

    April 26, 2013 at 1:14 pm
  • Dawn Cheshire
    Reply

    I had a very relaxed one, with a group of close friends. We had a meal and then a few drinks. Hope you enjoy whatever Rosie has planned!

    April 26, 2013 at 3:35 pm
  • I hope you have a fun time!
    I did have one before my wedding and it was lots of fun!

    Cute card, too! 🙂

    April 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm
  • This card is so very pretty – your shades of green are lovely together. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. When we got married, hen parties were unheard of!

    April 26, 2013 at 10:33 pm
  • What a great excuse for a party. I never had a hen party either, do you think 18 years on it’s too late?
    Enjoy your weekend 🙂

    April 27, 2013 at 8:34 am
  • i’m sure you’ll have an awesome time, enjoy every bit!!
    I planned my sister bachelorette last year, we spend 3 days in Barcelona 😉 that was awesome ^^

    April 27, 2013 at 8:12 pm
  • Jennifer, your collage card is absolutely stunning!

    April 27, 2013 at 10:05 pm
  • I love that shade of blue-green, too.
    Rinda

    April 29, 2013 at 5:08 am
  • I hope your weekend was full of fun – I haven’t attended a hen party for a while now..we’re all married. Do love a hen party though.

    i’m also lovely all the shades of green on your card – gorgeous stuff xxx

    April 30, 2013 at 9:46 pm
  • I hope you had a great time! What a wonderful idea!

    May 3, 2013 at 10:15 pm

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