Oh and I have to share this with you!!!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Ooooh you should see such a wonderful array of design, ideas and colour with the new challenge up!!
There's something for everyone!!!
Check it out here
And this is my interpretation! I started out thinking 'Autumn' and ended up in 'SPRING'!!
I love it when creating, that for whatever reason 'something' (subconscious???) takes over and somehow a new pathway if found!!
This is what happened to me!
Dont you just LOVE yo yo flowers!! They are sooo easy to make!
The beautiful lace, tickets and plastic bits came from TallulahBelle's Etsy!
I'm ALWAYS stalking that shop for little bits and pieces
CREATIVE TYPE#29 (and it won!!!)
CT have moved to a Ning now. You can find it here! I love love love how CT makes me do things I dont usually think about. Its one of those Challenge Blogs that helps my scrapbooking techniques progress and grow. The challenge is to scrap about a most used quote. And this is one I use quite often to Hannah who wouldnt never hurt a soul - however, being such a gentle loving person, often her feelings get hurt.
Sitting by the water is a way she thinks and clears her head until she gets to a point of 'I'm okay'.
Its all about circles for their blog hop challenge! I missed a couple due to being away, but hopefully I'll get to join in the last couple for this month. This pic was taken when I was away and met up with Meaghan in Sydney. We did the market thing and were just sitting down to eat lunch when I caught this shot. Of course I got the 'Oh Mum!' (with rolling eyes). I cant believe she is 27 this week!
THE COLOUR ROOM#3
This is such a delightful place and just loving the challenge using colour in the way they present it. I'm sooo not a fan of the 'colour bar' and usually avoid those challenges..... but with the wonderful pics they present with it - are definitely inspirational! This I'm enjoying! You can find it here
Thanks so much Peggy for giving me this award !
The quote that goes with this award reads:
"For bloggers who inspire others with their positivity and creativity".
Isnt that lovely!!
Peggy was my first ever follower when I started my blog so long ago! She was lonely by herself for the longest time in my little 'followers square' !! LOL!
Now we have the most wonderful supportive online friendship....
So thank-you sooooo much Peggy!
I never usually have enough time to pass these on:
but today I'm going to because I've been away and out of visiting my friends here...
and no matter what - these lovely ladies turned up every time to leave a comment.
and I'm sure they have had this award given to them at some stage but I'd like to give it again...
I know there are more.....soooooooo thank you soooo much
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Havent been a 100% well this week (kinda fallen in a heap) since getting home...but I'm getting there!
Just gotta get some decent sleep and relax more (cos we all know a good scrap is one answer - the mojo is popping in and out).
Tomorrow is a whole new day!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
It's finally nice to get home after being away since Easter Tuesday. It was a very productive working trip with long hours, tiring though with a feeling that much was achieved. I really need to settle in and get on top of day to day things here at home and get some down time with my family so I can get back in to a creative mode. I think I have lost a bit of mojo - but with a bit of a look at some of the new challenges up - its stirring up some inspiration! (Hard to get when the washing is piled to the ceiling- hoping to clear that today LOL!!)
So I've started with a bit of a new look which was LONG overdue...
perhaps this will help me on my way!
Anyway, here's one LO to show, its a DT one which has come up while I was away......
SCRAPPING THE MUSIC
Check out the challenge here
Monday, April 12, 2010
Oh Gosh!!! At least it is a bit cooler here and working is much more comfortable in 22degrees (Celcius) rather than the 30's! Anyway, still some dt stuff has come up and even managed a wonderful day scrapping with Sandra from Scrap Therapy and meeting her family which was soooo lovely. Shoulda taken a photo!!!
WHAT IS OLD IS NEW APRIL SKETCH
Check out this wonderful sketch here
SCRAP THAT POETRY (and it won!!!)
I just love scrapping Easter and EVERY year - I take the same photo of the girls. One day probably in a couple of years time....I'm going to bind up these A4sized LO's (all done on a black background) and just see the growing up progression!! Toooo sweet eh!! Anyway STP had the perfect excuse to scrap yet another year's photo! You can check the poem out here
SCRAP THERAPY COLOUR CHALLENGE
You should see the colour sample - check it here
And the next time I post - hopefully will be back home in Tassie!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Life is very busy for me and I'm away interstate for work and at the moment am in sunny Queensland. The humidity in the studio has been like a melting pot...I'm surely not used to it living closer to Antartica -LOL!! This in a downstair studio ...not sooo bad!! I was watching the young ones dancing and this was snapped!!
On Saturday I fly to Sydney, which is a few degrees cooler and hopefully a bit more managable. BUT luckily this afternoon I found where the pool is in this hotel - and it had a wonderful 'chill' to it - ooooh, never did I ever think I'd be thankful for chilly water!!
Sooo being away, a heap of dt samples have finally been revealed so I'll pop their links up so you can go join the fun!!!
SCRAPPING THE MUSIC #129
The song is fab and very scrappable - 'Footloose'. You can find it here
We were away on holidays in Cairns and had a huge day out...this is Hannah all showered and curled up in bed with a book!! I caught sight of her through the door and thought it would make a wonderful photo!
I created 'furnishings' in the LO with the lamp and chair stamps.... the window blind 'pulled down' and with trims.
WHAT IS OLD IS NEW 'YEAR IN REVIEW'
I love this idea!!! At the end I'm going to bind all my monthly LO's together and it will be a lovely album for year of 2010. If you havent joined in ..it wouldnt take much to catch up!!
Mel has got some fab prizes up for grabs!! Here's the link
AUSSIE SCRAP JACKED- APRIL JACKS
Oooooh you want some lovely arty creation fun!! Then this is the site.
I love being on the dt here!!
Here are my samples - go see the jacks!
These are Paige's little hands after finding all sorts of treasures in the water.
Another Jack - I sooo loved doing this!!!
I've misted over some chipboard trees...and afer removing them, filled and brought out the colour of the underneath paper with Dimensional Magic. LOVE LOVE LOVE playing like this.
Here is another look so you can see the DM better. The alphas have been DM -ed too!
Sooo better go prepare my work for tomorrow.
Dont forget that 'Let's Get Shabby' wants to see your Shabby EASTERS!!!
And with fab prizes from 'What is Old is New'!
Check it out here!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
This is my Easter table!
After everyone goes to bed the night before Easter morning, I set to work and decorate it for a wonderful surprise in the morning. Every year the table looks different. WHile only a couple of little eggs are left on the kids beds...their main ones are on the table too.
All ready for my sleepyheads to wake!
And its always delightful and full of giggles and laughter!
I cook up a big breakfast amongst the jokes!
Then out into the garden for the egg trail!
And it doesnt matter how much older they are getting - its still holds joy.
(And it beats doing lunch cos the rest of the day is to relax and have fun!)
Now to some challenges!
I'm so pleased to have these few days off to get some of my fav challenges done!
All that was needed is to use cardboard!! LOVE the stuff!!
Check it out here
This is my mum and dad with all their grandkids at our place last year on Christmas Day!
Loved this challenge and its a bit of a blog hop!!! Check out the criteria here
It must have multi photos, journaling and stamping! Paige took these pics of Hannah in her most fav section of their school library! All the chairs had been taken out for an event - but she didnt care!! All she has ever wanted to be is a librarian!
SCRAPPING THE MUSIC
No explanation necessary! My girls and me! We were away in a fave place of ours in Winter - 'Cradle Mountain' You can check out the song here - Fireflies!! Dont you just love it!!
I always look forward to doing CT challenges because they are just that - a challenge and I am never disappointed in the result!! Just look at us three having a ball!! You can find the challenge here
HAVE A WONDERFUL EASTER BREAK
with big Easter hugs from us in Tassie