Monday, October 24, 2016

Labour Weekend fun

Hi there... It's been a long weekend here in NZ with Monday being a public holiday to celebrate Labour Day - the beginning of the 40 hour working week. We headed up to Mangawhai Heads with our friends. Being the long weekend I took a box of crafting stuff with me... I spend all of Saturday crafting... Got 4 cards made. One was very involved and took nearly 2hrs to make. For me this was a long time as I tend to make much quicker CAS cards. So here is it is.........................

This card is made with freebie stamps from a magazine I got this week.  I copied the sample in the magazine using a Z-fold card.   Just changed up the colour and position of the flowers and used a different die for the sentiment.  Lots of fussy cutting involved in the making of this one.  I used Zig Markers to colour the flowers. 

So my next cards were definitely more CAS.

This is an Easel card made using a Kaisercraft Die set that I picked up for $5.00
Decorative Die Circle Card Flip 
It lets you cut a half circle and then a little half circle tab and make an easel card as well as a flip card.  I used some Penny Black stamps to decorate and some tartan PP.   Added a little die cut bow from SOA set. 

The next one was a CASE of a card by Ally at StampNation and used all SOA Candy Cane Lane stamps and one of the borders from Catherine Pooler's Yay Stripes.

 Here is Ally's card.  

I used the red at the base of the card and masked off the central sentiment before stamping the branches in two different greens.  Added some red berries and then some blue stars to pull in the colours that Ally used. 

And finally a very CAS Christmas card using some more of the SOA Candy Cane Lane collection.  This one uses the Crooky Tree - first time using it. 

My tree was stamped in the two layers with different Altenew inks.  I stamped the sentiment in some grey Altenew ink.  The edge of my panel was embossed with an edge folder.  

Well if you made it this far, I thank you and I'll leave you with a few photos of the rest of weekend.

 these two are taken on our walk at Te Arai Point. 

And this was dessert on Sunday evening... Lemon Meringue Pie made by me, with Mango Sorbet made by Yvonne.   Yummy!

thanks for stopping by.


Betty Keefe said...

sounds like you had a fabulous weekend Dawn - and your 2 hour card was well worth the time - it's lovely!

Barb Ghig said...

You had a really productive weekend, Dawn! Your cards are gorgeous, especially the first one with that fabulous Z-Fold design! Beautiful coloring with your Zig markers, too! Thanks for sharing the photos with us...It looks like such a beautiful place to relax and create ~ Your Lemon Meringue looks delicious, too!

Maxine D said...

Wow - that would be a weekend in heaven for me - by the sea and crafting - love your results Dawn - especially the Z-fold card - that is stunning!

Greta said...

Oh I want that dessert--haha! Your efforts were well worth it--beautiful first card, Dawn! They're all different & all great!