Another weekend is over. My new hobby is lawn mowing lol - 3 hours for our own yesterday and today we had a family lunch / working bee at Mum and Dad's Batch so more mowing but I am not complaining as I enjoy purposeful exercise and I must have had some by the feel of some muscles now. Eighteen arrived for lunch and it is amazing how much work can be achieved in a short time when everyone gets behind it. The reason for the day was a large fallen tree from all the wind and rain a couple of weeks ago and within an hour it was felled, chopped up, stacked and cleaned up. Others were weed eating, weeding, mowing lawns and inside spring cleaning while we enjoyed the entertainment of some little people and 4 cute puppies. On the way my DH said I hope there is something nice for lunch - I replied whenever does my mother NOT have something nice - She is an amazing cook and baker. This is the lunch spread plus dessert of course.
And relaxing after the work was done. Everyone was too busy to take photos of the action. We should do this more often.
And last night I created a couple of cards using 6 x 6 inch Websters Pages Papers and Lili of the Valley images. The first for a 10 year old birthday.
And the second one as best wishes for an upcoming school camp.
Continuing with the last week's layouts for this one I used a Gabrielle Pollacco Sketch found here. Mine is not as Shabby Chic as Gabrielle's style but I was using the papers available to me. However I do like the result and am sure I will use it again some time.
A few butterflies cut from Kaiser paper were added.
Also a few older Prima flower, some lace and bling leaves. The title is velum which was in the stash.
Not such great colour on the last one.
And while we are on this colour scheme here is another cutie.
The first day of term whizzed by - a very busy office but all good.
Today I will share just a few more layouts created this week. The first using memorabilia, the card sent to people.
I haven't been one to use flags much on layouts but liked it on this one. Also I have had a new appreciation for the liquid pearls. They took a bit of getting used to at first but really they are so versatile and effective.
And as I only had one punch set in Dunedin with me the new vintage floral one was used a several layouts.
And this layout "The Pool" - nice and bright for a change and I made good use of the Sizzix circle die cuts - something I have only done with fabric before.
And "Mr Serious" but very cute all the same.
All of the layouts were made using the stash paper given to me. My new challenge to myself is to now use my (extensive) stash of papers to create my layouts and to resist buying until I have made a hole in it. (wonder how long that will last - lol) That may not be too hard though as I can't make any of the local crops between now and the end of the year so some of the temptation is out of the way.
That's all for now. Wishing you all a good week. Thank you for visiting.
Congratulations to the All Blacks and their support team on winning the RWC 2011. Not usually a rugby follower, last night's game had to be watched, and I was sitting on the edge of my seat at times. It really was so close but a deserved win all the same.
As mentioned in an earlier post, during the last week I have been creating some layouts of a cute baby boy - 10 in total. I had to wait for the results of last night's game before putting the finishing touches on this one.
He looks as if he was 'born to play rugby' in this little outfit especially with the pose. As I like to include memorabilia where possible on my pages I downloaded some images from the net to include on the page.
I digitally altered the ball to include the details of the final. The flag was included to make out he was holding it.
I have enjoyed scrapping the boy themed pages (getting into practice for the arrival of our Grandson in December lol) and have only included flowers on 2 out of 10 pages.
Here are a couple more
All the papers have been from the stash I was given so that has been a good challenge in using what is available and also used the stash embellishments too such as the letters for Yum. I thought the M had already been used so used the outline shape and stuck it before finding the actual M - never mind this one was stuck fast. Oh I did buy a sheet of Kaiser Animal paper for embellishing the pages.
Must away. Looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow for the busy Term 4.
Thank you for visiting. Until next time ....
I enjoyed creating this month's Prima BAP with the lovely Moulin Rouge Papers and accessories together with a DA Frame.
This is the October Sketch
...and my take.
With such a beautiful model and how could you go wrong. (photo taken by my DSis) The DA 0606 Garden Frame was sprayed with Tattered Angels Cranberry Glimmer Mist.
Prima Moulin Rouge stickers were added to the lace and punched border.
Finally I found a spot for the Vintage bling bird.
The alpha were Creative Memories and Making Memories and the tiny ones Kaiser
Circle border created with a Martha Stewart punch and finished with strip of Kaiser Pearls. The flowers are Prima.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend. It is a bit cool today but the sun is peeking through so I am off to spread another 8 bags of compost and plant a plant ..... then reward myself with some scrap room time...
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Where has the time gone? The holidays have whizzed past. I thought I would blog more in the holidays but it wasn't to be. I spent a few days in Dunedin catching up with the girls. Before going I created a wedding card which is off to Thailand next Tuesday and took my scrapping kit with the plan of making a 55th Wedding Anniversary Card for my Mum and Dad. That didn't happen while there as my DD had sourced some photos of their little 9 month old friend and a whole lot of papers from his Mum and consequently they were so cute I had to scrap them so I was as happy as anything creating away especially on the day of the atrocious weather conditions on Tuesday. I managed 5 pages and have yet to take some photos with another 4 layouts pending.
So yesterday morning the anniversary card for 55 years was created before going out for lunch with family to celebrate. - forgot to take a photo of the card though but will when I am visiting next. We had a lovely lunch at the Shearers Quarters and a brief visit to the batch. Today my DH and I achieve 33 years of marriage and tomorrow DD & SIL - their first year.
Today I will share the wedding card
I used embossing and punching. I was thrilled to find the Martha Stewart Vintage Floral punch last week so just had to have it.
The rubon is Kaisercraft and image Lili of the Valley.
Flowers and pearl hearts are Wild Orchids. Pearl leaves - Zva
and on the inside the heart is coated with liquid pearls.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Have a lovely weekend. Go the All Blacks on Sunday.
Until next time when I will be back with the Prima October BAP entry.
It was a case of burning the 'midnight candle' last night (just because I could and I was on a roll) - in fact lights out 2am. This layout had been the pipeline for a week or two and it was going to be completely different. Lets Get Shabby's Challenge this month was to be inspired by this picture and use paint and flowers.
I love the peaches and cream theme. I started off with a resist paper which had a circle on it and painted it with glimmer glam paint but what a disaster (that paper is now in the bin), so then I had to dig in the stash and luckily found some papers in the tone and also a beautiful peach knitted doily and this is how it ended up.
I was inspired by the romance of the dining room setting and thus a wedding layout. The chandelier inspired me to add the bling to the layout. The crisp white lace added the freshness. The base paper is Making Memories Je t'adore - a perfect wedding paper with the little gold border of hearts and flourishes. Other PP used was MME Lost & Found Madison Avenue "Girlfriends" J'adore Paper and the photo bordered with Bella Wedding.
I used some really old silk ribbon for a bow. Flowers are a mixture of Prima and Wild Orchids with Kaiser stems peeking out
The paint aspect was painting the chipboard circles first with Gesso and then with Glimmer Glam. The pearl hearts are from Wild Orchids. The trinket "Mr & Mrs" is Making Memories as are the alpha.
The square paper doily was from my stash. The Alpha were mounted on pp and cut around with a craft knife before inking the edges to make them stand out but not too much. The bling was Zva Creative.
I am really pleased with the finished LO and the layout looks better in the flesh - peachy colours seem hard to photograph. It was a great challenge - now on to the next one - maybe Prima October BAP - have a perfect photo for the Moulin Rouge collection.
Thank you for your continued visiting of my blog and WELCOME to anyone new. I hope your week is going well.
On this Day 78 years ago my grandparents were married. They were married two months short of 65 years when my grandmother passed away. On this day nine years ago my Grandad passed away - that day signified 69 years since their wedding day, Grandad was 92. They had a very special relationship and were devoted to each other. Here is a wedding/anniversary layout I did a while back.
This photo was taken in the latter years when Gran was in a home - Grandad would visit every day and often he would play music and sing together. Here is a canvas created quite a while back. I did a series of my grandmother as a girl, young lady and a bride.
I remember them every day as these canvases are on my wall but especially today, 11 October.
Well today I have a paper war at home, and unfortunately not in the scrap room lol, but cleaning the top of the filing cabinet and computer desk after an accumulation of ....dare I say it... probably 9 months so it has taken a good portion of the day between getting side-tracked on the computer and along with having an emergency appointment at the dentist as a piece fell off a couple of days ago. ( The numbness has just worn off.) Day 2 of the holidays almost gone.....