28 March 2009

Haven't done this for a while.

Uploaded some of the creative stuff I 've been doing that is.
nothing too exciting. Card for one of my big bros birthday.
This is a piece of an addiction I did to a layout from a swap I was involved in. Didn't want to post the whole layout on here because I'm not sure how the owner would feel about having her kiddos on someone elses blog so only a little peek.

Aaaah, dang, the pictures have come out the wrong way again. This is my finished layout. the swap was organised by Kim Archer. We were divided into groups of five or six women from all over Australia. Each person started by putting together a background piece with a bit of accent (mine was the strip of black PP down the right hand side with the half circle cut out of it) we then posted it to the next person and so on until everyone had added a little to it. There was a form we filled out first with reference to what our colour preferences were and the story behind the photos etc . Most of our group were happy for us to just go for it and add whatever we wanted, except for the colour purple which I thought was funny that four out of five women didn't like it(I was one of them) I adore what was done with my photos and background.

Some of the close up s of the elements added to my layout.

The finished result, isn't it gorgeous, thank you to all the girls who participated

A simple layout I did a few weeks ago, just noticed that the top right star has come off, you can see a little of where the glue was,lol.

Brendy and I. bit of stamping, bit of bling.

these two are a couple of the layouts I made for the bushfire appeal. they look kinda funny without photos but I'm hoping the new home they go to will remedy that. I made a few more than this but was too lazy to photograph them before I posted them off.

The little journaling block came from here .Kim is selling the set to raise money for the bushfire appeal, aren't they cute. I'm starting to like little downloadable elements like this.


I've been tagged by the extraordinarily talented TinaCockburn. Here's what I had to do

-Take a picture of yourself right now. No primping or preparing. Just snap a picture.
-Load the picture onto your blog.
-Tag three people to play. Remember, if you are tagged, we will all be heading to your blog to see if you played along.
so here it is, the shot, freckles, wrinkles and a bit of lunch in my tooth an' all. and I so stuck to the rules, didn't even check in the mirror first (hence the tiny bit of greenery in my tooth,lol) Oh, ok, I did cheat just a little. Paddy took the photo instead of me. Only because my slr can be a little heavy to hold one handed and my P&S isn't back yet. I hate the way my top lip dissapears when I smile in a certain way, I promise it is there. I will have to practice smiling in the mirror with out curling it under(ok, that's a joke, as if I could ever be bothered)
OK. so the grand prize(ha ha) goes to...........
all super talented girls that I have the honour of calling friends.

19 March 2009

I'm baaaack

there has been no blogging in this household for the last week or so, Mummas not been well. I seldom get sick and when I do it usually only lasts a day or two, not this time, 8 days now, for 8 days and 8 very looong night I have been coughing my innards up, ewww, sorry about that mental picture. I've just about had enough but hopeful I think I may be coming good. I didn't even turn the computer on for a couple of days, must be just about a record.
we had a fab time at the folkie the weekend before last, will fill in more about that next post. Just thought I would include a few picies from over the last month.
Oh and if I haven't left a comment on your blog and I normaly do it's bloggers fault not mine, I have been having issues with the comment part and I'm not the only one, yep Shaz, I have been trying on yours, kathryns and donna's too, coco's worked, I think anyway. Seamus' $2.00 of fun, we were at Trev's, our local junk shop, the other day when Seamus spotted these glasses and some drac teeth. His trade off for being allowed to buy the was me taking photos of him (of course)and as you can expect from something so cheap the arm of the glasses broke before he even had time to put them on his face, he still had fun with them though and I got to take my slightly creepy photos.

not quite Twilght!!!

Now we know why vampires seldom smile...there teeth fall out if they do.

A very noisy but still cute(I think, or is it just the subject) photo of Xavier playing with the bubbles from the bubblegun we bought him.

Our grotty little Princess, so much for a nice clean girly dog, I guess the male influence is just to strong in this house. check out those dirty ears, not sure what it was on them.

A shot of the robe beach taken on my point and shoot(which died on that day which is why these never made it to the blog before this) on Australia day.

the road to robe, P&S again.

Trying out some backlighting looks with Joey
Played around with PS a little, colours are a little funky.

this is from Jackos camera, his shots somehow ended up on my computer. It's his aborable friend Sarah on folkie weekend, such a cool young woman. They used the self timer for this. This is not long after she had dragged him on an eight km run down the town, around Griffith Island and back again, ahh to be so young and fit again.

6 March 2009

The tale of a turnip and the cat who fell in love with it.

OK, I start at the beginning, this weekend we are off to Port Fairy to the annual folk festival held there. It's called a folk festival but the mix of music is quite eclectic and caters for almost every one. any way although we haven't been in the last couple of years before that we never missed a weekend and it is a usual tradition to make a huge pot of soup before we go so that living is simple, fast and nutritious. You know the sort of soup that has every thing, loads and loads of veggies, huge quantities of soup mix containing things like lentils, split peas etc and a couple of lamb shanks thrown in for extra protein and flavour. The sort of soup that you could survive and entire winter on one bowl. The family love it and we can race in heat up a bowl and move on to the next concert. Any way one of the things that I put in this soupy concoction is usually a turnip. I had the bag of veggies, some from the garden, some from the green grocer sitting on the floor of the kitchen (yes Daisy was outside, remember the carrot stealing incident) ready for me to start grating the next morning. The turnip was on top and must have rolled out slightly. I turned around and here is Chocolate our old and quite peculiar cat getting all lovey with it (no not like that, get your mind out of the gutter) rolling on it, licking it, smooching up to it, generally adoring this poor small turnip. I called those of my family that were still awake in to witness, just in case they thought I was exaggerating, so we all stood around and watched him with his beloved. it lasted a good 15 minutes before he even showed any signs of stopping The weird thing was next morning he came in and did the same thing, pure adoration. Strange, strange cat. Needless to say that the turnip did not go into the soup and after I photographed it I binned it, ewww,cat lick all over it. so there you have it, the tale of mismatched love. does any one else's cat love turnips or nay other vegetable for that matter, mmm I wonder? The turnip
+ the cat

1 March 2009

Happy Autumn

Just popping in to wish anyone reading a happy first day of autumn. It's my favourite season, love the clear days, the crisp cool nights, the rain (hopefully),the colours. Not that it looks like it yet but when the grape vines change to their brilliant reds and oranges that's when I know it's really here. Photo above courtesy of google images, all my photos from last Autumn are on the external hard drive and I can't be bothered pulling it out.