Monday, May 16, 2011

Project day

I've got bronchitis at the moment so have taken a few days off work. In the weekend I lost my voice - I don't think I've ever been in that predicament before, even with trying to keep five kids under control! And all the tips I've learnt as a voice therapist (my bachelors is in speech and language therapy) had no effect whatsoever. Why is it that the kids continued asking questions and expected me to sort out their issues when I was incapacitated? Challenging, to say the least!

Today I spent time doing a Beyond the Page project using a Kaisercraft cube and Bo Bunny Gabrielle papers. The Artfull Crafts store (and staff) are heading up to Auckland next month for SENZ (Scrapbooking and Papercraft Expo NZ) and holding eight workshops. Liz is full of amazing ideas and the design team and staff are busy creating extra projects for display. So this was what I came up with. I'm not much of a scrapbooker so I was happy that I put myself out of the square, so to speak ☺

The photos are some of my favourites of my three youngest boys which I took down at Caroline Bay last autumn. In fact, the one to the left won a regional tourism competition and the boys' image, much to their delight, is on flags around Timaru and on the region's website banner.

The papers are such yummy tones of chocolate, sea green, chalk and apricot. I only used three from the collection because they were double sided and both sides coordinated so well.

I used Tim Holtz distress inks in Walnut Stain and Old Paper, Bo Bunny Gabrielle paper, Spellbinder dies, Martha Stewart punch, Kaisercraft lace and skeleton leaves and seaweed we collected from down at the beach.


  1. Yay Diana! I love the it! Hope you get the voice back soon...

  2. This is fantastic Diana - gorgeous pics too. Hope you are better now!
    Lowri :-)