Saturday, June 14, 2014

Crafting for all Seasons

It has been a while since I blogged.  Usually winter provides a great excuse to hold up in the scrap room under the bright light and create.  Just now it seems that my mojo is MIA again and Saturday's are recovery days from the previous week of work and cold nights are not encouraging me to warm up the scrap room and create either. 

However a few weeks ago I did enjoy creating this 40th Birthday card with the Julie Nutting doll stamp. 

I used a Prima tag and Kaisercraft papers, die cuts and tag left over from some time ago.  The small tag is removable and has the birthday message on it.

I must apologise for the photo which really needed brightening up a bit to do it justice but I am still not organised in the photo editing department since getting a new computer.

I have entered this in the 'Crafting for all Seasons' challenge with the title "Don't be Square"

Thank you for visiting my blog today - your visit is truly appreciated.

Until next time.....


Monday, May 19, 2014

Cardabilities #99

Cards were the creations in the weekend.  After visiting the Embellish It Crop I came home and created a Bereavement Card inspired by Cardabilities Sketch #99 and then decided to have a play with the scraps of the BoBunny range and created 5 mini cards.

It was fun using up the mainly Bo Bunny bits and pieces along with the Glitz paper used as the background for the large card. .

This is what I came up with.


 and the sketch.....
and now for the mini cards...

 At long last it is great to have a stash of ready made mini cards 'just in case'.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. Your visit is much appreciated.   Happy Creating!!

Until next time
... Dianne

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Card or Two

Well the weekend came and went and the only creating that took place was a Mother's Day card for my Mum.  We had a lovely Mother's Day due to travelling to Oamaru to meet up with our three girls and two grandsons and J from Dunedin, and my Mum and Dad came too so it was a lovely celebration with four generations.  The dear little boys were just lovely as usual.

My computer has been a challenge tonight - trying to edit some photos but since I have a new 'Windows 8' computer my faithful photo editing programme 'Ulead'  is no longer available to me.  Has anyone got any suggestions of  user friendly photo editing software.  'Gimp' is downloaded but it is completely foreign.  So these photos are unedited.

Anyway here are a couple of cards - the first a 'Thank You' card made for the friend I stayed with recently.  Products were mainly Prima. Made at Autumn Escape.

and Mothers day card made with Prima Stationers Desk Collection.

I had made another 'Get Well' card while away but forgot to take a photo of it. My Best Wishes and healing thoughts will be with Aunty J as she undergoes major surgery this week.

That is all for today.  Hope your week is going well. Thank you for taking the time to visit today.  Would love to know you have been by leaving a comment.

Until next time....


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

M-I-A... and Ombre Dreams

Where has the last month gone.  I see it is more than a month since my last post.  Well I was lucky enough to attend Autumn Escape at Taupo and then have a little holiday in the Bay of Plenty afterwards so I have been creating but haven't taken any photos yet - it has been all go since returning home on Saturday and now it is back to work - busy busy.

Today I am going to post Blue Fern Studios Collection release and chance to win.

What a delicious collection.  In awe of these gorgeous papers.

Hopefully I will be back soon (by the end of the week) with some pics of the April creations. 

Hope all is well in your part of the world.  Thank you for visiting today.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Trina's 3 Layout Class

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  How is your week going?  April already. 

A few weeks ago I attended Trina McClune's class at Artful Crafts.  It was lovely to meet Trina again and she did not disappoint with the three lovely layouts she had designed for the class using the beautiful 'Something Blue' Prima papers and embellishments.

I didn't quite get the three finished in the 2 1/2 hours but enjoyed putting the finishing touches on at home.   It was also a good opportunity to get some more DD's wedding photos scrapped.  Here they are...

Layout #1 -

Layout #2 - I liked how this one could be this way or as Trina had it with the tags dropping down.  It worked well to include the Marriage Celebrant's folder and marriage certificate photo.  However another reason for attending the class was to rekindle my mojo and I found I was more out of touch than I thought when I realised I had created the page on the reverse side of the bazzill card (lol) so to add a bit of texture I put on some gel paste with a 'Tim Holtz' mask and added some iridescent paint so the page did not look as flat.   Also love that punch at the bottom - unfortunately not one in my collection. 

and some closeups.  Love the little resin butterflies.
 and the Mr and Mrs buttons - perfect for this page.


Layout #3 - And Trina did it again with this lovely design.  Those gorgeous doilies Trina gave us were put to extra use with the circle photo at the bottom.  

The alpha are painted with iridescent paint to give them the more wedding type flavour.
 And once again love those cute little frames.

Thanks Trina for a great class.
Well that is all for today.  Until next time.....


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hello Baby Boy - Stuck 1 March challenge

Thanks for calling by today. 

A Miracle did happen.  It is 9.45 p.m. here and I did get the Stuck 1 March Challenge started and completed since my last post a few hours ago.

Here is my page of the DGS#2 meeting his Mum and Dad feeding the first feed the day he was born 4 weeks early and weighing 5lb 4oz. 

I have used  Kaisercraft 'Bundle of Joy - It's a Boy' Papers and made the most of the printed images at the same time following the sketch below. I went a bit crazy with the liquid pearls to add some texture.  I have been using this paper collection for the numerous scan photos as well so am coming to the end of the collection.  It's good to use all the bits up so hopefully by the end of the weekend I will have achieved that.
The sketch....
Thank you Stuck sketches for two great challenges this month.
Well that is definitely all from me for today.  Good night.

Stuck Challenge - First Swing

Welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting today.  The page I am sharing today is one created at the Embellish It Crop last weekend for the 'Stuck' Challenge with their 15 March Sketch. 

I couldn't resist these Authentique papers available at Embellish It on the day.  Here is what I came up with. A page of my DGS#2 having his first swing.  What a darling he is and I was lucky enough to have a visit from them last weekend.

and the sketch

so it is pretty much to the sketch.  It is the first time I have entered a Stuck challenge.  I had hoped to get their 1 March one done too but as today is the last day a miracle would have to happen to complete it I think.  In saying that I did break my own record yesterday by creating a 'New Grandparents' card in just 30 minutes (only the outside though - the inside was plain) so perhaps I work better under pressure.  I was thinking to myself 'why can't I do this more often instead of all the procrastinating and over thinking?' lol.

So I must head to the scrap room and see what I can do.

Would love to know you have been to visit.

Until next time...