Thursday, March 31, 2011

March Prima BAP

Well the weather was unkind this morning as we were in thick fog and to be quite honest I wouldn't have had time to photograph the Prima page as I slept in and was running late.  However the day improved to a beautiful hot sunny day so we are making the most of it before Daylight Saving ends on Saturday.  So finally I took photos tonight and submitted my entry to Prima

Once again the layout is of my two cute great nieces. 

  So just a quick post as I have to go and pack.

...And a reminder to myself that I must change my blog header.  Watch this space.

Thanks for visiting.

Bye for now

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cards again...

I have managed to get the March Prima BAP finished but no photos yet - hopefully it will be light enough in the morning.  It certainly has been a card occasion month so will share some more cards.  The first was given as a birthday card created with a 'Lili of the Valley' stamp and Wild Orchid Flowers & lace, Fiskars circle punch and Martha Stewart Punch  and inspired by a Bev Rochester design .  

 The second card was given as a Get Well card.  Created with a Magnolia Stamp framed with a string of pearls.  Not a great photo due to a dark morning when I was taking it.

This weekend is the local Raincliff Embellish It Scrap Camp so tomorrow I will be packing - probably the whole scrap room due to being unorganised lol.  I have plenty of projects in the pipeline but not sure which one I will feel like doing til I get there.  Looking forward to the weekend but not sure about the new event "Zumba"  though!   - I am just afraid I will be too stiff  after that to enjoy creating

Hope your week is going well.  Thanks so much for visiting. 


Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Beautiful Wedding

We were very  lucky to have been invited to a wedding last weekend - at Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, Australia.  It was a beautiful wedding with altered plans due to the heavy rain that day.  We returned last night after a wonderful 8 days and am pleased that our weather is sunny and warm as we re-adjust from temperatures in the early 30's and humidity.

While on the Sunshine Coast / Brisbane I managed to visit three scrapbook shops - Joybells in Landsborough, Scrappydoo in Currimundi and Paper Addiction in Lawton, Brisbane.  And thanks to the shops providing seats and air con plus Scrappydoo having coffee and cake available, my DH and friend were very patient whilst I shopped thus my hand luggage was a bit heavier after that with a new stash of Prima Goodies in hand.

Today I share the wedding card I created for the lovely couple.  It was a large card approx 7 x 5 inches. 
 The image was a 'Lily of the Valley' printed image.  A Dusty Attic corner was used and inked with white chalk ink.  Flowers were mostly from 'Wild Orchid' together with the lace and a martha Stewart punch was used for the double border along the bottom.  Chipboard hearts with KindyGlitz were added.   I must say it took many hours to make due to procrastination.  The original image was square but when I made it into a circle it all came together much better.  Knowing the wedding was to have a vintage flavour I wanted the card to depict this.  The bride is also an accomplished horsewoman thus the image with a horse.

 Little trinkets were added for interest. 
The invitations suggested wishing well gifts so I made the top insert into a pocket where the gift could be placed. The wedding sentiments were Kaiser rubons. 
I am looking forward to scrapping some of the wedding photos.  The bridesmaid and three sweet little flower girls were in a rich apricot colour and the wedding had a veteran feel to match the veteran car which was to have carried the bride but was ornamental due to the inclement weather.  Bouquets and table decorations were gorgeous bunches of cream roses with the hint of apricot so more to come in the future.

I hope your weekend is going well.  Thanks for visiting my blog.

Until next time.....

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy Birthday A

My first born was born on St Patrick's Day so tomorrow she is celebrating  her special day.  We enjoyed meeting in Oamaru last Saturday to have a birthday lunch as we hadn't seen each other this year.  A quick card was produced over night (the midnight candle was burning again lol).  Here are some pics although not so good as taken inside under lights with the little camera. 

The design was inspired by Bev Rochester, who's blog I came across through Jo's blog - check them out for some lovely creations.

I have made three more cards over the past two weeks but no time to edit and post at the moment.

Have a lovely week.  Thanks for visiting.

Take Care

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Prima's February BAP

No creating this weekend but we had an enjoyable change of scenery with a trip to Queenstown where we observed lots of change since the last time we were there about 8 years ago.  The weather was kind on Saturday in the Gibbston Valley for the CCR concert, with the sun shining until the last act,  before it started to rain.  The Remarkables had a dusting of snow (and it is only the beginning of March).  Today we travelled home via the Crown Range and Wanaka.

I emailed my entry in the Prima February BAP last Monday.  Our recent family wedding provided a good topic for the February Heart theme.  I free-handed a heart, then punched strips with a Martha Stewart heart punch and clipped and moulded it around the under side of the heart.  This was matted with a darker colour by hand cutting around the punched shapes. 
 The word 'Love' is Dusty Attic embossed with Opals.

Thanks for taking the time to visit.   Best wishes for the week ahead.

- Dianne