Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Cat Lover's Hop and Our Beautiful World.....

There's a fabulous scrappy week to join the fun if you want to get scrapping your cat!
I played along last year and thoroughly enjoyed it - and also made me scrap my dear old cat more.
So its back again:
Find it here
There are daily challenges (and great (cat) prizes!)
 and a place to upload your projects too!

So here's where I begin....
Take a photo of your cat stash
weeell, I do have a little bit - and love it!!!!
and if you didn't know...my cat is black!!
Don't you just love the quote on the stand-up page...
I have to read this over and over!!!

 Project 1
And secondly, while at a scrappy camp a couple of weeks ago, my lovely SIL put together
a wonderful little 4x4 album of her cat... it was soooo cute... soooooo
And I loved it so much... I have made a start on putting mine together... 
with a little name plate and a pretty sticker on the front

Hard to get a pic with out the 'shine' bouncing off the colours!

(not a lot of work yet.. .but its a start!!!)
Cute little 4x4... eeek, it will be a challenge scrapping that small!!!!
The theme this week is..
Talk about comfort food!!! 
 Our hearts popped with happiness when we saw this coming towards us!
  Hannah's 21st, we all had spoons and got uncomfortably though by its end!!! LOL
Share your 'COMFORT' photography stories 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Texture Paste, Embossing Enamels and Our Beautiful World....

It's almost Halloween,
and yes kinda do a bit of Halloween at our house... for fun and an excuse to get together.
We aren't really into the coffins, skulls and gory stuff.. but definitely the colours, the pumpkins, the black cats and spooky bit! 
I made these little bats with Stampendous Fran-tage Embossing Enamels
and you can find out how here  at Scrap Therapy
It was also fun to play with some of Texture Paste and masks
My 'black cat'  - yes... 'Blackie'! (He's 17!)
He has the most amazing coloured eyes - perfect for the colours of Halloween
It's fabulous to do something really different... just because! 
Find the whole post HERE
Soon I will be back to normal...
its my last week as choreographer, last rehearsals
and very late nights at the theatre
 after a very long long haul for

Opening night - is Friday - and I'm done.
Whoohoo...  it will be nice to have this extra time back... to SCRAP some more!
The word is 'holiday'
And our recent holiday away - we enjoyed this....
Isnt he adorable!!!
Share your 'Holiday' photography stories 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Scrap Therapy News.... and Our Beautiful World

My mojo has been given a kick start... 
and am back on Scrap Therapy's Design Team...
for the 3rd time since 2008!
This really gives purpose back into my scrapping and have felt like I've been on an hiatus all year!
I've created a couple of projects with steps....
Embossing Metal Hearts and Viva Inka Gold..
in the shape of CAS cards which you can find HERE 
Prima Stencils with Gelatos
Lots of great mixed media... stencil, modelling paste, gelatos, inking...
you can find the steps...HERE
So great to get back into it!
The theme this week is..
Cineraria in my garden.. such a splash of vibrant beauty!
Share your 'Purple' photography stories 

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Our Beautiful World.....

If it wasn't for Our Beautiful World to keep this blog going... I might have given up this year.
But it has me coming back each week, sometimes quite late but still ....
It's made sure I've stayed connected.  Things are looking up,
and I've been scrapping, so will share that soon with a bit of the ole mojo back....
That also came with a specific prompt along by some old tried-but-true.
But for now....
the theme is
(last Autumn as it's now Spring here!)
Share your 'Autumn' photography stories

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

A Travel PL Page and Our Beautiful World....

I hardly ever do mauves and purples... but this marble effect paper somehow suited the photos well...
the theme is
From the prop room... paper mache and oh so fun painting theses funny goblin individual faces!
Share your 'Pets' photography stories
And working on this young lady at the moment....

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

PL page and Our Beautiful World.....

Here's another page for my PL travel album.
Its a full page but broken up into sections
the theme is
Share your 'Pets' photography stories

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

A holiday Project Life Page and Our Beatiful World

What a wonderful time I've had at Scrappy camp last weekend!  Yes, I managed to do a heap of pages which were mainly project life style,  but got fairly up to date which is fabulous!
Here's one of them
Gold Coast - Sea World - Teenage Ninja Turtle ride!
I need to take some pics of more yet.  The weather here is atrocious and miserable so photography is dark and struggling!  Nevermind :)
the theme is
Every now and then I get  a lovely bunch of flowers from my dh
Share your 'Bloom' photography stories


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Paint Party Friday.... and OBW

It seems rare lately having time to sit and quietly paint.  But when I get the chance, little watercolours come out like this.......   nothing flash....just pure relaxation.....
Maybe, I might get some more done,  starting is the first step don't they say?
Hope the same could be said for scrapbooking and will be off on a two night camp this weekend to help kickstart myself... maybe....maybe..... the mojo will rise from its lengthy coma!
Starting to feel more like myself - just got a bit of a cough now and hopefully that will be gone soon!
Yay for Spring!!
the theme is
A family wedding..... all set to start....you cant see the beach, but its beyond the hedge..
just beautiful!
Share your 'Romantic' photography stories

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Our Beautiful World

the theme is
In ballet class of younger children, they had fun with the light streaming through the windows and what shapes they could make with shadowing...
Share your 'Sunlight' photography stories

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Our Beautiful World

the theme is
The poppy fields near our lighthouse where my
great grandfather was the keeper in the 1890's
Share your 'Summer' photography stories

Monday, 15 August 2016

Our Beautiful World....

No scrapping here.... this is the first day I've felt more like myself now that the flu is starting to subside.  Just left now with a very nasty cough.  I don't ever want to go through this again in a hurry, its been pretty cruel.  And I want to say thanks for your lovely well-wishes.  Thank-you (mwah)
the theme is
 Paige and Hannah follow me over a local jetty bridge
Share your 'BRIDGE' photography stories

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Our Beautiful World

 This is a tad late going up, but been knocked off my feet by the flu this week
a nasty nasty thing!
the theme is
Outdoor Activity
Dh and Hannah and Paige having a blast!
Share your 'Outdoor Activity' photography stories

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Travel pages and Our Beautiful World

Just another simple page for my travel album, it is project life style, but every now and then I enjoy doing full pages and packing in the photos :) 
Nothing too complicated - cos I reallywant to get it finished and not be put off  or bogged down by more layered work.  Its good for me right now.  Mojo has been missing for most part of this year :(
the theme is
This is my kitchen window in my previous house. I loved it very much.
.  It's lovely to have photos and memories to keep.
Share your 'Window' photography stories

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Summer LO and Our Beautiful World.....

Just trying to get some pages completed of our family holiday in January.
It's so nice scrapping 'Summer' in the middle of a bitter winter here in Tasmania.
Oh take me back to this time!!!
Isnt it great how scrapping photos transport us back  and complete memories....
The joys! 
It's a pretty simple double (oh gosh its been such a long time since I did that!!)
I really didn't want to complicate it with too much embellishing.
 It didn't seem to need it.
I've let that go a lot. 
  I think project life style does that.
 Changes things.
Less bogged down. 
 About a lot of things.
the theme is
This is an old photo from 2008,  but its so cute!
Paige in her school 'cooking' uniform setting about baking a desert for after dinner 
in our previous house.   Again, the photo sparks so many memories! 
Share your 'Baking' photography stories


Monday, 18 July 2016

Our Beautiful World....

the theme is
We saw this big fellow on our holiday in January at the Gold Coast sunning itself in the warm sun!
Or maybe waiting for its next meal!!!
Share your 'Green' photography stories

I've just gotten through an incredibly busy couple of weeks with state wide eisteddfod... we won all but one performance which was a second.  I'm very proud of my students! 
Life might get back to some normalcy for a little while :)