Monday, February 24, 2014

An Exploding Box Wedding Card

On 15 February we were honoured to attend a wedding at "The Venue", Lake Wanaka.  It was a perfect day and everything was beautiful.  We were well looked after by the Bride and Groom's Parents.  "The Venue" and staff were amazing.

My mojo has been MIA over the past couple of months and the only creativity has been for gifts.  This is the card I made the happy couple.  The reason I made an exploding box card with a cake in it was to accommodate a special keepsake.  You may remember last year I made an easel card with a little horseshoe/bird on it - well it was from the mould of this original.  This original was on the groom's parents and grandparents' cake so this was my way of carrying on the tradition.
 Once the lid is lifted this is what appears.  The little pouches contain messages and the hidden gift of a prezzy card. 
 The top of the lid includes the date of the wedding. The cardstock is embossed with tiny butterflies.  The lace motif above is from my stash,
A close-up of the inside with the cake topped with a little treasure and trimmed with punched cardstock, pearl beaded ribbon, liquid pearls and flowers.  They seemed very pleased with the outcome.  

Quite a bit of work went into this mainly due to the missing mojo and being the first exploding box \I have made from scratch so a little trial and error.  It was lots of fun though and I was very pleased with the outcome.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I would be most grateful if anyone can help me find my mojo again - perhaps a scrappy comment may help...

So until next time....    Enjoy the last days of summer if 'down under'...  (well at least that is what they are saying - surely March will be summery as well)


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Love Is.... 60 Years Married

The current Challenge 96 over at Wild Orchid Challenge BlogSpot is "Love Is" so I thought I would enter this card made recently for my great Aunt and Uncle on their Diamond Wedding Anniversary.
 All flowers are Wild Orchid as are the little pearl hearts.  The image is Lili of the Valley.

 I also made a little box for it to go in.

Well there has not been much scrapping of late with the beginning of the school year and weekends away.  Last weekend we went to Wanaka to the Rippon Festival for DH's Birthday Celebration as it was one of those special ones ending with a zero.  The actual Birthday was 3 January but we had the cake this weekend made by the extra talented Zarlene from Arbitrary Cakes.  I had sent her a pic of our legend boat (which has now moved on to greener pastures) and this is what she came up with.
 Above - DH and Zac
The image on the right is what she modelled the figure on the left from. Pretty good likeness.
With the legend 'Banshee' in his favourite place - Haldan Arm with Aoraki Mount Cook in the background taken at least 10 years ago.

The next project is a wedding card which I must get onto on Sunday for next weekend.  Hopefully that gets my mojo going for the year.

Well that is all from me today.  It is Waitangi Day here in NZ tomorrow.  We are lucky enough to be getting a visit from our 3 girls and DGS's for a few days.  Lovely to see them two weekends in a row. 
Thanks so much for visiting.  Would love to know you have visited by leaving a comment.
Have a lovely weekend.
Until next time...