Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Something Scrappy :)

Woo hoo!!! Now that the patio is done I've managed to find a little time to scrap :) Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who has been leaving me comments during our project! There have been a few times that we've not wanted to keep going but reading your comments has really kept us both motivated. Dave is quite enjoying his 'celebrity' status too LOL Unfortunately we've had heaps of rain lately so we haven't been able to spend much time outside but as soon as we can you know that we're going to be having our patio party :)

I got a surprise from Irene (mrinz) too! She awarded me this: And here's what she wrote: I would like to pass this award on to another NZer, a teacher, a master of scrapbooking, and now a landscaper extraordinaire. Thank you so much Irene... blushing majorly here!!! I read (and try to comment as often as I can) on lots of blogs so making a decision about who to pass it onto was really difficult but I've chosen Ilka - her blog is great and she's definitely deserving and Excellence Award for becoming smoke-free :) Way to go Ilka!!!

This is just a small offering because one of the projects I've been working on will have to remain 'Top Secret' until after the weekend!!! (hint hint Katie!)

Dave's brother is getting married on Saturday and luckily they don't look at my blog so it's pretty safe to post their wedding card on here :) But before I show you that... Our school is raising money for the Walk for Life relay raising money for the Cancer Society. We had a sausage sizzle on Saturday and raised $583!!! Then I offered (as if I don't have enough to do LOL) to make thank you cards for all our sponsors so on Sunday night I was cutting, inking and gluing in front of the TV but I ended up with nine thank you cards that have been sent out... I was so busy making them all that I totally forgot to photograph them!

So onto the wedding card... I've never done a wedding card before but I knew that I wanted it to be really elegant and 'soft' so here's what I came up with for the front:
I made a card from silver card and then used some lightly patterned paper layered with white vellum. I used brads to hold it together, inked the edges and then added some ribbon with a buckle... never done that before but love the look!!! Then I made a tag with some stamps before painting them with Twinkling H2O's... very cool and love the sparkle they give! Then I mounted the tag with 3D foam and it was done.

On the inside I used some more of the patterned paper and used a rub-on love quote before layering it with some more white vellum and brads... and of course inking the edges LOL

Dave was impressed with the card and then asked about the envelope.... I totally didn't think about that and of course the card wouldn't fit any envelopes I had so I sat down with a ruler and bone folder and designed my own! I love how it turned out... and it's amazing how 'expensive' some cardstock, ribbon and a small embellishment can look :)

I really enjoyed doing this project (and the Top Secret one too!) Now I'm hoping to get my school work organised before the weekend so that I can spend a whole lot of time in my scrap room!!


  1. lovely card!
    Congratulations on the award :)

  2. The card is lovely, and I'm sure the happy couple will appreciate the effort you've put into it!

  3. I love the card - beautiful.
    Congrats on the award!!

  4. Lovely wedding card.
    Pesonally I think you all deserve a DIY award :-)


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