Sunday, July 15, 2012


... in a warmer climate.  The July school holidays were a good opportunity for a Queensland holiday along with my Mum & Dad, S-I-L and niece and to catch up on special friends. It was lovely having warm feet and hands for two weeks and thank goodness that the weather was kind arriving back in NZ at 3.40 a.m. yesterday morning.  We were delayed by 4 hours at Brisbane (apparently due to a mechanical problem which we were told was a blocked toilet and they had to get another plane).

Consequently no scrapping over the past two weeks although I have sourced a few goodies that I am looking forward to using soon.... Couldn't resist the gorgeous lace motifs found at a market and went a bit overboard - shouldn't need any more lace for some time lol.

Just before we left we had news of  DH's cousin's passing so made this card to send.   It is made with Kaisercraft papers available at Embellish It.
 Black Liquid Pearls (also available at Embellish It) were used to add dimension to the frame.
Flowers, lace and leaves (above and below) are from Wild Orchids. 
 The reverse of the cover paper contained the below verse (which was really friendship paper) which also worked well for a Sympathy card.

Embellish It Crops are coming up next week 21st July at Oamaru and 28 July at Timaru.  If interested in attending contact Joanne.
And then it will not be long until the Raincliff Crop weekend at the end of August.

Well it is back to work tomorrow and no doubt a busy 1st week of term.  Enjoy your week.

Keep Warm if you are in the midst of winter.
Until next time....


Trace said...

Good to hear you were able to get away for a while to good ole sunny Queensland (and pick up a bit of shopping lol).

Rachel F said...

lovely card Diane, sorry to hear you needed one!

Mrs Frizz said...

a little warmth from a hot sun ... sounds good to me ... the only heat we are getting down our way is from the flick of a switch ...