Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dusty Attic - Jake

Good afternoon.  Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Have I really blogged 3 times this week? - must be on a roll after the Scrap retreat last weekend.

I started this layout last weekend with the Bo Bunny 'Autumn Song' range of papers which suited the autumn photo shoot photos beautifully.  And finally finished it last night for this month's Dusty Attic Sketch Challenge.

I really dug deep into my stash to find the felt leaf trim which I have had for years but finally found a use for it and the mini leaves which I have had in my stash since the beginning of my scrapping days almost 10 years ago. 

and the sketch
I hope you are enjoying the weekend.  It has been a nice spring day here today and has gone too fast with an appointment this morning followed by a visit to the farmers market and a 3 year old birthday party.  The housework is still beckoning (tomorrow is another day lol). I just wanna scrapbook!!!
That's it for today
Until next time....

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Family Photo

Back again....  Thank you for stopping by today.

Today I am posting another layout  - a photo of my DD#2's family. 

Created with Kaisercraft papers (I think), Prima tags, Manor House doily together with some moulding paste and liquid pearls.  Quite a simple page for me but I am pleased with it.

I have joined in with the Stuck 1 August Challenge with this one.

Thanks again for visiting.  I will be back in the weekend with some of last weekend's creations.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Natalie May

Happy Mid-week.  Hope it is going well for you.  Thanks for visiting.

Today's share goes back a bit to Autumn Escape at Taupo at the end of April.  I attended a Natalie May class and thoroughly enjoyed it.  It was perfect for the photos I was lucky enough to have as they were taken just a few days before.   Love Natalie's style - go and check out her blog Happy Daks.

I am very keen to have another play with this style.  Thanks Natalie for the inspiration and fun class.

That's all for today.

Until next time....

Regards Dianne

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Shabby Chic Bereavement Card

Hello and thank you for visiting today.  I hope you have had a lovely weekend.  I certainly have as finally I got to scrapbook all weekend at the Embellish It Raincliff Retreat and I think I have my mojo back.  It was lovely to catch up and be inspired and share ideas with like-minded crafters.

Today I am sharing a Bereavement Card I made for a friend, on the passing of her mother last week.  A little eclectic shabby chic but loved creating it with special features of remembering Dora.

I have decided to enter this card into two challenges
  • One is at We Do Doobadoo. which is a Shabby Chic challenge.
  • The other is a 'Celebration' #93 challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.  Although my card is a bereavement card it is more a celebration of Dora's life with little mementos of a lady that was very special to her family. She loved flowers and fashion and when I first met her some 30 plus years ago she was enjoying a game of Housie (Bingo).
 I have used Marian Smith patterned papers and mixed this with flowers, trinkets lace and some very old vintage bead trim from my stash. 
Thanks  again for looking.  I will be back as I now have some new work to share.  I attended a 'Gabrielle Pollaco' layout class at retreat and also completed one of her recent kits which I am very pleased with.
Bye for now

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Still no Scrapbooking,,,

But last weekend this was the creation that DD#3 had me help create.  A diaper cake for a friend who is to soon have a baby.

Quite funky with the colour of the Hairy Macleary nappies etc. 

Tonight we have had visitors for tea so today's creations were a meal including this lemon and ginger stuffed salmon.
I also made a Nadia Lim Salad - Avocado, Pumpkin, Haloumi and Quinoa Salad , Hasselback potatoes and finished off with a Raw Mango Pineapple Cheesecake.  I didn't think to take a photo of the rest as I was too busy serving it but this was before the salmon was cooked.

Must get off to bed - lots to do today and must pack for the Raincliff Scrap Retreat next weekend.

Thanks for visiting .  Bye for now

Monday, August 4, 2014


Mrs Frizz has given me a little prod....  This time I see it has been 6 weeks since my last post but it is simply because I haven't been creating at all!!!  Sad I know because I love my hobby but just don't seem to have the spare hours at the moment.  However I have plans the next two weekends to get ultra organised for the 'Embellish It' Raincliff Scrap Camp on the 22 August so hopefully that will get the creative juices going again.

So today I will share some pages of my dear grandsons created a couple of months ago.  The first is of our Zac-asaurus who is dinosaur mad - he has certainly taught his Granny a thing or two about them I am still struggling with the pronunciation of some of the names - my excuse - with having three daughters we never got into Dinosaurs. 

I had fun creating this one with the packaging off the box in which he received his Easter present - a plate, and mug with a dinosaur on it.  He also had a 'Dinosaur Egg Hunt' in our garden at Easter so that was just delightful.  In the photo above they were having an official photo shoot with a photographer and he was hunting for dinosaurs through the fence. The tags contain the story as well as a photo of an interview he had with his mother at age 2 yrs and 4 months where most of the answers related to Dinosaurs.

and the second page is of our dear wee Jake.  This was created with the inspiration from a Page Drafts Sketch from June.  Love those sketches.
Here is my take on the above sketch.
Jake is a happy placid little man - another absolute delight.  We were lucky enough to go for a visit in the weekend and babysat the boys on Saturday night which was wonderful despite the 5am start yesterday.  These photos were taken by the photographer at the photo shoot also - lovely autumn colours in Timaru's Centennial Park when they visited at Easter.

Promise I will be back in action some time soon.  I still haven't shared the photos from Autumn Escape's projects so still have them to post too.

Have a great week.

Until next time....


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.....