Monday, May 30, 2011

Prima May BAP and Moulin Rouge

On Saturday I attended the Embellish It Scrap Pink Day - a great day scrapping although not very productive on my part as it took all day to get my Prima BAP page created with the finishing touches being done at home.  However I am pleased with the outcome.  One of the highlights of the day was winning the lucky draw prize which happened to be the Prima Moulin Rouge Collection papers, chipboard, stickers flowers and pebbles (Thank You Tania) and I was already using the Moulin Rouge Collection for my layout so was able to add a few more touches.

After setting up at the crop I shot off to the Altrusa Club Fabric Bazaar where I managed to purchase some gorgeous vintage laces and couldn't resist using some on this layout.  The aqua lace on the top left corner is vintage lace collar and the border along the bottom embroidered organza.  The remainder of the items on the layout are Prima.

 I only had a small gumboot photo so framed it with the border paper to make a larger landscape shaped photo to fit the sketch (a large gumboot one would have probably taken over the layout anyway.) 
 I cut out the photo of the little subject exploring her 'goodies bag' and popped it up on the edge of the frame to show all of her wearing the gumboots.  This little dot has a fetish with footwear at two years old. 
And Tania - take note - the Pink Ribbon Bow was included on the parcel.  That was our challenge for the day to include the bow on our project.  Our pink ribbon morning tea (and afternoon tea) included delicious chocolate raspberry cupcakes with pink icing made by Beck - they are amazing.

I did manage another layout for the Birds of a Feather Craft Together May Challenge yesterday but will share that next time. 

Your visits to my blog are appreciated as are your comments.  Enjoy your week.

Until next time......

May Prima Palate

Look at all these gorgeous colours and Prima Goodness in the Prima Palate for May.  Love them all. 
See more here.

Back soon with some more Prima.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Time for Tea

I recently made this card to send over the Tasman to Brisbane with 'Get Well Wishes' .  The image is from Lili of the Valley and I don't know if it had a title but my own title is "Time for Tea".  The pp is from a 'Once Upon a Time' pad, flowers and lace from Wild Orchids,  the handbag trinket is available from Embellish It as are some of the flowers.
Well is really is time for tea so that is all for today.

Enjoy the rest of your week.  Thanks for visiting.

Until next time .....

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Esther

My baby is turning 20 in 14 hours time and it is great to have her home for the weekend so we can help her celebrate with a Birthday lunch tomorrow and as I could be a bit busy getting prepared for an influx of friends and rellies at lunch time I will post this early.

It isn't a surprise as I had made three cards and gave her a choice - this is the one she chose.
 Once again the image is from Lili of the Valley, flowers Wild orchids, Kaiser Bling, Martha Stewart punch, lace, cardstock and pp.

Above is the inside of the card.

Next Saturday, 28 May,  Tania from Embellish It is holding a Timaru Crop with  a PINK THEME including a 'Pink Ribbon' Morning Tea.  All Proceeds from the day will go to the cause.  Read more about it here.  Would love to see you there.

I will leave you with the vista we woke up to this morning.  I love watching the sun rise from our kitchen window.  

The whole day was beautiful without a cloud in the sky.   Enjoy the rest of the weekend.   Thank you for visiting.

Until next time.....

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cuddles in the Bubbles

I have created this layout of these two little cuties for the Dusty Attic May Sketch Challenge
The photos and papers had been sitting on the 'to do' pile for a couple of weeks and when I saw the sketch I immediately knew what I was going to do with it.
A bubble machine, music and a large garage were the perfect solution for a two year old birthday party entertainment on a cold wet day with 12 or so little ones.   Two photos were blended together to fit the circle shape.
 Patterned papers used were Fancy Pants, Prima, Kaiser and Tim Holtz, alpha - American Crafts painted to match.
 A Martha Stewart around the page punch was used for the border and title. 
 The Dusty attic snowflakes were covered in white liquid pearls.  The large frame painted with Twinkling H2Os then dimensional magic.
I tried not to cover the pretty Fancy Pants 'Love Notes' paper up too much so incorporated the flowers into the sketch design, and rather than cover up the little blue bird, cut it out and added it to the frame. 

That's it for today.  Hope your week goes well and you are surviving the cold patch.  Thank you for visiting. 

Until next time...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Jaynie for Yesterday

Blogger was down last night so I couldn't update.  Hope you had a fun sleepover J.

The sun is shining today so the washing line is full.  Unfortunately it is not predicted to last so we must make the most of it.  Thursday was nor-west and warm but other than that the last two week's weather has been very bleak.A quiet weekend and some creating are on the agenda for the next two days. 

Here is the card made for J's 11th Birthday.  It is made with a Lili of the Valley printed image,  Kaiser pp, Martha Stewart around the page butterfly punch (thanks Rachel) and Wild Orchid flowers. 

 And some Kindyglitz and a butterfly to add some sparkle.
 Here are two of my recent cards with the same image.
I am hoping to get back to some layouts this weekend but still have four card to photograph.

I appreciate you dropping by.  Until next time....

P.S. Prima April BAP winner has been announced - another mention.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Amazing Race

Last Saturday we were invited to a mystery 50th birthday celebration starting at 1.45 p.m.  It transpired that we were to be involved in an Amazing Race event.  About 50 people were put into teams with a driver, a bag of 'accessories' and given instructions/challenges and off we went.  Just as we left the rain started falling so after a jaunt around Caroline Bay to find the answers to the clues we were like a bunch of drowned rats with accessories (in my case a tinsel wig) however the competitiveness took over and we just got on with the task which saw us carrying out all sorts of challenges - singing the rubber ducky song to a plastic duck and our clown mascot in a local hardware store was just one of the bonus point challenges.  The day was a huge amount of fun for all involved and thanks to J & S for their wonderful organisation of the event after which we had a meal and celebration party.  Psst - I was in the team who won the most points. 

I will leave you with the birthday card made for the occasion.
 For the 'Happy Birthday' sign I used rub-ons onto canvas, folded it over and sewed along the top before threading on a double ended pin.  Also used were Martha Stewart punches, Tattered Angels clock surround with the top cut off, alpha, bling, trim and a stamped, embossed image kindly given to me by Rachel.  Pop over to Rachel's blog and check out her Mothers' Day 'cake pops' - they look great and they are delicious.
 I frayed the edges of the canvas a little and added a hammer trinket. 
That's all for today.  Was supposed to be having an early night to catch up on some long over due sleep but it is 10.37p.m. already.

Thank you so much for visiting.  Until next time .....


Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

I hope all you mothers out there had a lovely Mother's Day yesterday.  I was lucky enough to have my three girls visiting for the weekend so they were here first thing in the morning so that, together with good friends staying and others calling in it was a great day.  We had lunch with my mother and sister too. 

But where has the last week gone?  I see it is  a week since my last post.  Between work and preparing for visitors I did manage another three cards during the week but haven't managed any spare time to take photos yet so I will leave you with the Mother's Day card made for my mother.  Once again I used the Prima Moulin Rouge collection papers.
 The image is from Lili of the Valley and flowers mostly Wild Orchid's with a touch of Prima.  I used some Kaiser Rubons as I wanted to add more but not detract from the pretty paper. 
Kindy glitz was added for some sparkle.  Both the cards below were from the Prima Moulin Rouge collection papers. 
 Well that's it for today.  I will be back with more cards when I get a moment.

Thank you for calling by.  Until next time ....

Monday, May 2, 2011

A card Weekend ..... and cat amongst the pigeons!

On Saturday I attended the Embellish It Crop.  As May is a month of events I managed to create almost two cards for the day, then another when I got home.  Those three I cannot share before I have given them to the recipients however yesterday I created this one.

Using Prima Moulin Rouge papers and butterfly together with Botanical collection pp, bling and some vintage lace, pearls and pearl hearts.  Also some flowers and trim.  The top and bottom borders were punched with a Martha Stewart Vintage Lace punch.
And now to the other thing that happened yesterday.  My DH (a pigeon fancier) was away so I had the job of loft manager.  There were still a few birds missing after Saturday's race so I had to open the traps early in case they arrived home.  I did this at 8.30am and proceeded to create the above card, then do a few hours housework and at 4pm went to have a count up to see if any had arrived home.  I counted a few times just in case I missed any.  I was standing back contemplating closing one of the traps when I had a OMG moment - a ginger & black tigerish looking cat was peering out from inside the loft at me.  How long had it been in there?  What do I do now? just some of the things I muttered ...#+?#*  all the while the birds were unusually quiet (they are usually cooing and fluttering) and sitting very still on their perches.  I opened the side door then tapped and hissed where the unwanted visitor was before it clawed its way along the bird wire and skedaddled out the door.  Whew - imagine if the birds had escaped - they were freaked enough and hungry as they wouldn't have risked coming down for food.  Who needs exercise - that had the heart rate up lol.  On inspection today they look okay except we couldn't risk leaving the traps open all day and when I arrived home from work one lonely bird was waiting to be let in.  I hope I don't see that cat again for a while.

Well that's all for today.  A tad tired after the 1st day back at work.

Thanks so much for visiting and thank you so much for your comments.  

Until Next time