Sunday, 28 December 2008

Make a Slider Card

Sliding Pop-Up CardYou will need...1 piece of coloured Card (for the top) 10 X15 cm 1 piece of card ( for the back, or base) light enough for your message to show, I have used white. Make this just slightly smaller than 10 X15 cm.1 piece of card 8 X 13.5 cm (for the slider)1 piece of card 9 X 7 cm for the card front (this is the piece on the front of the card that is stamped)Stamp image onto the 9 X 7 cm card, colour or decorate how ever you please. Put this to one side for the time being.Take your 10 X15 piece of coloured card and on the back make a small mark 2cm's in from each corner. On one short side mark the mid-point. (This will be the top of the card where the indent is)Next, using a trimmer or craft knife and ruler, cut a flap from the middle of the card, leaving a 2cm boarder all the way around. DO NOT cut along the short side where you marked the mid- point. Punch a half-circle in the centre at the top of the uncut edge, where you marked your mid-point.Place narrow double sided tape along the bottom, underside edge of the flap, then score a fold just above it (about 6mm is fine).Also score a fold line at the uncut edge of the flap. (This is 2cms down from the top edge).Then score another fold 5cm down from the fold you just made (or 7cm down from the top edge of this piece of card).Fold this up so that the flap makes a mountain on the top of the card.Place this piece of card over top of the slightly smaller ‘base card' and with a pencil mark the base of the frame. Now stamp or write a message so that it will show inside the coloured frame. Decorate as you like.Adhere the coloured frame onto the base card, making sure that you put your double sided tape as close to the outside edges as possible. DO NOT tape the top edge down- just the bottom edge and the two long sides.Take your 8 X 13.5 cm piece of card and decorate/stamp the top.Slide this inside the pocket you have just made, sliding it down until the bottom edge of the slider just touches the top of the bottom edge of the frame. DO NOT slide it all the way down to the bottom- it needs to stop at the top edge of the bottom piece of your frame (which means it stops 2 cams from the bottom of your pocket)Tape the bottom of the flap onto the bottom of the slider by removing the protective cover from the double sided tape already in place.When you pull the slider out the flap will now fold back into a 'mountain'.Place double sided tape onto the front, lower half of your 'mountain’ and attach your first piece of card, already decorate onto the front of the flap (mountain).Punch a hole into the top of the slider and thread ribbon through it.

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Merry christmas from our house to yours!

Just been outside to snap a quick photo of your home- lit up , just a little bit, for christmas
Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas

Almost ready for Christmas!! Yay!! Just last minute things to do today. I still have a couple of presents to wrap,potatoes to scrape ready to cart to Dunedin in the morning and am about to make Christmas truffles, then I am almost on the right side of Christmas- I hope!!

Andrew was hoping to dress as Santa on Christmas day, but this has not happened as we have been unable to find any Santa suits this year, plenty of reindeer suits at the warehouse- but he was not keen to be a reindeer, I guess that might have something to do with having two keen hunters living in our house!

I have done no craft work for the past few days, except for some gift cards to go with presents. I was behind again getting Chrissy cards made- but did manage a few (above). Really need to get myself organised much earlier next year.... pretty sure i made this very same promise to myself this time last year!

Anyway wishing you all a beautiful Christmas day tomorrow fulled with love, laughter, peace and much happiness. XX
Yesterday I received this email from Sandra, I feel like maybe it was written with me in mind (har har) .... can you relate to it also?
T’was the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree.I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be card stock or chipboard or lace?Or a Cricut, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him,"Hi Santa, " I said
"You know....good little girls Should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa,And now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited To see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look In this room where you work.
He shook his head quickly,And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim As he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap,I'll see you next year

Author unknown
Thanks to everyone who has read and left comments on my blog throughout the year. My biggest highlight of 2008 has been getting to know you all. !!

Monday, 15 December 2008

Duntroon Vineyard is born.

Tonight , on my desk ,there is once again a big mess!! No surprises there.

My dad has just had his first ever grape harvest bottled. Very exciting and rather tasty, not that I am a big wine drinker any more. You will need to ask my good friend Robyn about that because I'm saying no more on the topic of wine drinking!

I have been working on a label for his wine for some time now. All of a sudden the wine was bottled and here in my room- looking very naked. Altogether there are 70 bottles- so far we have labels on just 14!! Guess what I am going to be doing for the next few day??

NZ Dares Challenge

Just for you Sharon!! I have scrapped this already for the NZ Dares challenge! That was super fast wasn't it!

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Santa Parade

Saturday 6th saw us at the Santa Parade in Oamaru.

This year Camden was promoted to the front row with the senior pipers in the band. It was a very exciting and proud moment for Andrew and I as we watched with the crowd!

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Hi there. Just a very quick up-date. Goodness how did life ever get to be so busy?? Since my last post my dear Aunt and Uncle have been to Duntroon for a visit, always great to see them. My lovely aunt had made me some very cute little hats to use in my craft projects. Check them out in the photo above! I have not had a chance to use any yet, but will soon. Aunt Rody also brought some wonderful precious old photos with her that I have scanned and will share on my blog soon.
We had our dear Friends around last Saturday and enjoyed a better part of Saturday with them. On the Saturday evening we went out for a barbecue tea and enjoyed a social evening , it was such a warm night that we sat outside chatting until well after ten pm.
We have had numerous trips to town for all sorts of reasons. Andrew has his plaster cast off and is now in a 'Moon Boot', his ankle is very swollen though so may have to get it looked at again next week.
I have been so bogged down with scrapping of late that I am almost ready to throw in the towel. My fault really, I made a blue and scrapped the wrong kit as part of my design team work for Scrapbook studio- long story!! I have AT C's to finish and still my puzzle pieces are sitting on my desk calling out for attention.
My frog page won the NZ Dares Challenge this time around and I have won a 101 Get Oragnised on line class. How cool is that! Lucky me.
My page that I posted to Up2Scrap apears to have gone astray- so maybe I wont get published after all.
Now I really need to get a card organised for Aimees birthday tomorrow and mid-night is just minutes away- so I must get on.
Sorry for the rushed posting tonight. Will be back soon.
Hope you are all not too frassled by the festive season approaching!!

Friday, 5 December 2008

NZ Dares Challenge - Nature

Here is my page for the latest N.Z Dares challenge.

My Haiku reads : There sits upon a leaf

A shiny frog with eyes so bright

Camouflaged and silent he waits.

I know ..thats a bit corny really, but was the best I could come up with !

Check out the challenge details here- and do join in if you have a spare moment in your week!!

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Great excitement today in my place! I received an email from Steph at Up2Scrap telling me she would like to accept my page (that I finally emailed in last night) for the Feb publication! I am so buzzing that I am quite sure I will not sleep tonight! What a thrill.
Thanks to the ladies who have encouraged me to submit a page. Now I am guessing that maybe no one else sent anything in, hence the reason I was chosen, but that's okay, I'm still very chuffed!!
Today I have whipped up a page for this weeks NZ Dares Challenge. No I did not have the time to do this- I need to get puzzle pieces and ATCs made...but... I have this photo of a lovely green frog, sitting in my 'really want to scrap one day' pile, this weeks challenge was the excuse I was waiting for. The Haiku took me longer to work out than the page!! Will pop a photo of my scrapped frog up soon.

My Favorite Musuc

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My Scrapping

Here is my finished latest painting

Here is my finished latest painting
This one is a hit with all the males who have seen it. I must say that I did not really enjoy painting a truck and it will be a one off for sure! Uncle David is now the owner of this one. Next project on thepainting scene is going to be a fisherman- for my Uncle Graeme who is wanting me to paint him something. Really need to get onto this one!

Finished at last- I think

Finished at last- I think
At last I think I have pretty much finished this painting for my uncle. Do hope he likes it.

My waterlillies

My waterlillies
one of my recent paintings

Naked Lady

Naked Lady
One of my last years paintings

Aimee and Bob

Aimee and Bob
A painting I did a while back for my daughter

Click on our house to see a little of where we live.

Thank you

Just want to say thankyou to those of you who have been kind enough to take the time to leave a comment or sign my guest book. Always get a buzz out of knowing people have been here for a wee look! THANK YOU!!

Check out my talented nephew Tony...he's the cool dude singing!