Thursday, 27 September 2007

Secret Compatment Card

Tuihana showed us how to make this card. Very simple and fun. The above sample was made by Joeleen for fathers day. When you prise open the middle section of the card - a whole new section is revealed. 1. Measurements are: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" for the main card and strips: 2" x 5 1/2" Stamp your desired background images on both sides of card. 2. Lay card on landscape position: score 2 1/8" from either side. 3. Make half inch slits one inch from top and bottom. 4. Weave the strips into the slits. . . .so that one sits above and the other below. 5. Close the sides inward and fold the whole thing back into itself. . . . . and score well. 6. Prise the middle open to use the hidden section. The more you open and close it the easier it is to use. Good luck. Thanx Tuihana - this is a fun and useful card. Love it!

Saturday, 15 September 2007

School Ball.07

The School Ball on Thursday night was a lot of fun. Everyone just looked so gorgeous! Most of these kids are from my class. I was impressed that they all turned up to school the next day.

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Last One

Here is our third entry. The colour combo just fell into place once I teamed up the specialty light blue and gold paper with mellow moss. The stamp set is Delight in Life. The ribbon poking out from the top inset wasn't glued in so I was glad to see it had survived the journey in the magazine.

Friday, 7 September 2007

Happiness is Bravo Burgundy with Certainly Celery

Here is a very bad picture of Joeleens entry. Top is her original before I sent it. Awesome colours.

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Take Ten 1

Joeleen and I decided to send in our efforts from the Spring 2007 Take Ten challenge and they published them in the latest Autumn Sampler. Here is the first one. The stamps were French Flare from SU and Pacific Koru from Kiwi Impressionz. The specialty paper has a paua influence which dictated the main image for me. Fun huh! Below is pic of page - have to do it this way as my scanner is not hooked up yet.

Monday, 3 September 2007

Tiki Tiki Tiki

Another tiki card from Joeleen's collection. Fell in love with this one when she first showed it to us. The So Saffron used for the main image and sentiment makes a great contrast against the darker colours and lightens the whole design. Love the restrained use of the polka dot ribbon - something fun, unexpected. A blending of two cultures perhaps? (Or the pakeha in you? lol)Brings a smile to my face. Love this colour combo too :)

Sunday, 2 September 2007

Gentler Times

My son broke the lcd screen of my camera when he took it to school for an assignment and I thought it was done with only to happily find out three weeks later that it still works. Yeaaah! I let his father deal with that one. :) This is a retired set called Gentler Times and I think from the 2005- 2006 catalogue. I've had it for a while and have been looking for an excuse to use it already. Colours I have used are: Blush Blossom, Always Artichoke, Whisper White and Old Olive. The challange was to use the layout for Renaissance Angels on page 30 of the current catalogue. It was fun.