Sunday, June 19, 2011

An Enjoyable Weekend

On Friday I headed to Dunedin to see my girls and attend the Dunedin Crop for which Tania of Embellish It had taken part of her shop.  It certainly was a cold weekend but the warm people made up for it.  I managed two layouts for the day and will share them when the photos are taken.  Since I was back in Dunedin I decided to have my hair cut as I had been pleased with it the last couple of times I had had it done there however I am not so pleased now - my 'trim to last a month' (until next time I am down) and "the back is okay because it is winter" must have gone on deaf ears as it is now so short on the top, back and sides that I have had freezing ears all day and goodness knows what I am going to do with it in the morning.  - the only consolation "it will grow". 

The weekend started off on a good note with a 40th Birthday Celebration Lunch on Friday for Rachel.  As Rachel is an amazing card maker I decided to do something a little different for my card - here is my substitute traditional card. 
I  covered a wine bottle box in Prima 'Moulin Rouge' papers, added some punched paper trims and vintage lace along with some Prima 'Moulin Rouge' chipboard shapes, stickers and a pebble, and last but not least a pic of Rachel looking very regal when she was dressed up in a serious pose for the Royal Wedding celebrations.  I am not sure she liked the photo but I though it fitted the vintage look of the box.  Some close ups. 

 I love the vintage lace found at the Altrusa Club Bazaar a few weeks ago. 
 Oh and I cut a circle hole in the top for the neck of the wine bottle to pop out of and therefore had to put a false bottom in the box to hold the wine bottle up.  If I had thought of it earlier it would have been nice to include some chocolates in this space (sorry Rach) and that would have been a nice surprise when opening the box. 

I enjoyed creating the project and also another one that I will return with later in the week.  

Hope you all had an enjoyable weekend.  Thanks for visiting and all the best for the coming week. 

Until next time.....


Shona said...

this is really gorgeous, and what a great idea

Rachel F said...

Thank you so much Diane - the box is STUNNING - the photos look great but it looks so much more in real life(apart from the photo of me lol) thanks so much for coming for lunch to it is so much fun just chillin out with friends over good food lol.
Glad you had a good time in Dunedin and can't wait to see what you created.

Bronwyn said...

It is awesome Dianne
Rach you do posh so well!!!
Hope you hair grows real fast Dianne cos it certainly has been chilly