Tuesday, 13 October 2015

I've Been Absent! - Our Beautiful World - Cat Lover's Hop!

Yes, I've been absent for a week or so, and thoroughly busy with the school holidays finishing up this past weekend, and have been away at 'scrappy camp from last Thursday to Sunday (got a heap of Project Life pages finished and almost up to date!
On a side note:- I don't tend to show my Project Life pages on my blog anymore... I had an epiphany after a friend visited and looked through my pages, she asked lots of questions, mainly about the photos. Why?  Because I've limited the journaling and even some of the photos (important photos) because of privacy for the  blog.   I had to ask myself who I was doing this for?  And so it was decided. And I've got to admit, its so nice getting through those pages without a filter :)
Anyway, here's
the theme is 'Weather'
 Go visit to see the fabulous dt interpretations too...
I had a lot of costumes to wash and then hang on the line to blow in the wind... I wasn't sure if the rain would hold.   Had to take a few of the costumes off so I could see through to the sky while photographing.
LOL, it was fun laying on the grass looking up  with the camera! Goodness knows what anyone would have thought if they saw me!  It would be like:  'I'm trying to take photos of the weather' LOL!
Yeah.... a bit bizarre!
You can find the photos stories
Hope to see yours too!
AND, I thought this would be fun!!
(especially since cats feature at times in my scrapping!)

October 29th is National Cat Day!! 
 So.... Janis going to host a
 on her blog Oct. 26-30. 

There are some awesome sponsors lined up who are donating cat-themed prizes  So far, Graphic 45, Waffle Flower, Newton's Nook, Paper Smooches, and Art Impressions have prizes for some lucky random cat lovers.  There will be prizes who link up cat-themed cards or projects....and prizes for those who comment too.  

Here's what Janis has to say....... The projects do not have to be Halloween-themed.  In fact, I hope that many of them will not be!  Let's try to have cats as the main theme of the card or project, though, and not just an incidental part.  However, I'm not going to be picky on that point, because I love seeing cats anywhere! Any projects are fine, so be creative and get working on something awesome to link up at the end of the month.  But no back-linking, so don't post it on your blog until my linky tool goes live!!!  :)
Feel free to snag the blog badge, too, to let others know about this fun event!!!

 Yep, definitely will be joining in on this one!!!

Don't forget to join in

Small dots or spots and distinct outline
Love to see you there!

And on a scary note....
Paige's University has been put on high alert today with a big police presence due to threats made online about an impending attack...
I'm sure the validity of the people responsible is being checked, and in the meantime, Paige only needed to be in there for 20 minutes to do a German speaking exam and she was out of there...
Even so, it does make us feel on edge.
I hope they get those responsible!


Sunday, 4 October 2015

Sunday Sketches and Our Beautiful World

Up an hour earlier today!
Daylight savings has started.
In the past I've hated it and dreaded it.  Being a night owl, and with my work being primarily afternoons/nights, and children who were always hard to get to bed and to sleep... it was never welcome.
Lately, for the first time ever, I've actually been looking forward to it.
Hmmmn, what's changed?  I'm not sure, perhaps I sleep better than I did, perhaps its the welcome warmer weather.  Perhaps I don't mind getting up earlier now?
Don't know, but for now....I don't mind at all :)
Of all the easy things to draw.... I cant draw clouds!!! They look silly!
I don't think I've really drawn any before.  Oh well... another thing to practice.
You can find Sunday Sketches
Sunday Sketches
The theme is
Colours of October....
And for us here in Tasmania,  the last of the daffodils are showing,
Managed to catch a little sparrow fossicking too.

Hope you will share your 'Colours of October' stories with us

Saturday, 3 October 2015

PPF Week 30 - Birdhouses

Fun playing with some little birdhouses
Black outliner and Twinkling H20s - Stargazer, Kiwi, Sweet Alfalfa
You can find it
Paint Party Friday
Don't forget to join in
Small dots or spots and distinct outline
Love to see you there!

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Let's Get Arty's Challenge # 68....


The next challenge is up over at
Let's Get Arty.....
Small dots or spots and distinct outline

There's splatter which has been circled with a black outliner and some strong lines in both the box, quote and boarder.
Hope you can join us

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Sunday Sketches and Our Beautiful World

It's school holidays here  (Spring Break)
Its so nice to take a more relaxed lifestyle...
though lol - I've decided to spring clean!
Yes its THAT time!
The garden is in full bloom and the bees on our fruit tree blossoms are a
 hive of activity (pardon the pun) with many flying visitors of sorts
I have taken the time though, this weekend to get stuck into the little
vintage book,  its been lovely not to think about much else :)
It's hard to see the beautiful gossamer/shimmer/sparkle of the Twingling H20's from the photo above, the camera just does not capture its end result beautiful like we see in real life,
 so here are some close-ups  
(using Mystique-blue, Kiwi-green, and Solar Gold - is my absolute favourite)

Happy Sketching on Sundays!!
You can find
Sunday Sketches
The word this week is
in the Art Studio garden
And don't freak out....
but here's a photo of ornaments hanging from our mantle at Christmas last year.....
Yes I KNOW!   (too soon??? - maaaaybe not - read on!)
In less than a week, it will be October... and for those of you who are into
'December Daily's' - you'll know what I mean..... we start looking at supplies,
(especially the new paper and embellishment ranges starting to arrive in scrapbooking shops !!)
blogs, pinterest, inspiration from anywhere and everywhere to conjure thoughts of
what kind of December Daily to create this year.
 I cant wait!!
I LOVE Christmas!
I digress.... sorry.....
How wonderful though to dress up the brick fireplace at such a beautiful time of year!!!
We have two - double the fun!
What about your photography stories for 'bricks'
See how easily photos can tell so much!
We'd love to see them...

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Paint Party Friday #29

I cant believe how quickly these weeks just roll around!
Friday to Friday - just goes in an instant!
Another little painting page done....
Ah..... could do with a holiday!!
Paint Party Friday

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Paint Party Friday and Our Beautiful World......

This is a little  and quick sketch I had in my memory of an old country road...
and loved this quote... and both went together very well
You can find
Paint Party Friday

Our lovely French exchange student left this for us
as a little reminder....
Go see what the rest of the DT have come up with....

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Paint Party Friday Week 27 ......

Seems I get to this mid-week....of the next week lately!
Pretty much, life has been in the fast lane again, and after this Saturday is over...
three weeks holiday - whooo hoo!!
Here's a little pearler for Hannah's book (tee hee)
You can find it
Paint Party Friday

Monday, 14 September 2015

Sunday Sketches and Our Beautiful World.....

A bit of a mixed media page this time....

You can find
Sunday Sketches


Our Beautiful World #114

This time it's


 Couldn't go past my 'messy box' I receive every month...
I LOVE it!!!

one of the contents.....  gorgeous - and lots to get messy with!

Show us your 'MESSY' photography stories




Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Paint Party Friday

Finally getting to this one, well past Friday!
the real deal....  small peacock feather, and a tiny little galah feather

You can find it
Paint Party Friday


Monday, 7 September 2015

Sunday Sketches and Our Beautiful World

Just got over the most massive week and weekend with work, and for the next four days am on a little break.  Its so nice to sit with all my arty things around me with no pressure to do anything or be anywhere.  (*insert very long sigh*)
So  little 'bridge' pages for this little quote book....
Black outliner and watercolour pencils
Join in
Sunday Sketches
The word this week is:
Paige at a local beach, it's wintertime, no swimming so found other ways to amuse
herself and have some fun:
Jumping off a stone wall.....

Looks like a bird with wings out and feet for landing!
Landed with sand flying (the sand is white and powerlike- a bit hard to tell in the dark winter sun)
(you can see the sandcastle in the background too!)
Join in with your 'JUMP' photography stories

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Let's Get Arty #67

Let's Get Arty's
An 'Inspiration' picture!
I took inspiration from the bed and bedding, the colour white, and indicated the greenery by the picture above the bed by a single leaf.  There are also books and slippers under the bed in brown colours.  Created in this vintage book - gives that shabby vintage feel.

Make sure you go see the other design teams amazing projects..
and join in too!
We'd love to see your interpretation of the challenge!
in my garden....
And today we said good-bye to Uncle Ernie...

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Sunday Sketches and Our Beautiful World.....

 Just felt the need to sketch a door.....
figuratively speaking...

Sometimes,  I really like the black pen and no colour, then it gets the better of me and 'need'' to apply some colour.......  why it's always feeling like its 'unfinished' like this below...
I just don't know.

Twinkling H20's - China Black, Pewter, Tahitian and Indian Copper....

Another page finished :)

At Our Beautiful World,
 the theme is BEADS...
Beaded dew ready to run down this plant

My mum made me this lovely stuffed fabric teacup pin cushion...
topped with lovely bead - pins.....

Close - up....
Hope to see your lovely
'Bead' photography