Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
the first one i used air dry clay to make the faces and then painted them using smooch inks. i used alcohol inks on the background and also ran them around the frame. i used dimentional magic in the frame to make it look glossy like glass and also used some kindy glitz for sparkle cause everyone knows i love a bit of sparkle lol.
the second face is made with opals and i love it. it is so pretty. i used smooch inks on the background to make it stand out and add some depth. i then ran some blue smooch on the frame and ran my finger around it to push it into the grooves. i love that blue. i covered the whole thing with dimentional magic. i think she stands out lovely.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
ruby bisson (rubyrox) made this one
robyn kirkman (mrsd) made this one
elizabeth white (redcrystal) made this one
and this last one was mine. i loved these stamps.
Monday, September 21, 2009
my mother just sent me the best email and i had a big giggle and thought hey why not share the fun. so here are some ducky thoughts.
Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press 'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over? AMEN, AMEN !!
funny thing bills. they all seem to come at the one time. so i was thinking what is a good name for a collection of bills? in life we have a herd of cattle, a mob of roos and a flock of birds yet nothing for something that happens all the time in our lives. ok here is the challenge........ i want you guys to make up a name for a collection of bills that arrive in your mailbox. nothing too crude as i immediatly think of a few lol. i have some little stamps to give away to the best answer. you have until saturday to impress me. only one entry each too please.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
the template for the ones below was taken from a present linda (loulou) gave to me a while back. i think they are really pretty.
the first pic is of miss sarah and some of her girlfriends. they were so quick to jump in a line and have their picture taken i had to giggle.
next is thomas who just had a ball climbing everything in the joint.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
i used alcohol inks and make a pattern with bright pink, bright blue and yellow. i then used a beautiful image the fantastic robyn (mrs d) sent me and seal it all up.
i used a mixture of alcohol inks to create the background. i then cut out the image from vintage moth and added some adorn alpha stickers and sealed her up. i love her. she is just so gorgeous and yes she has a bit of a tummy which i think just appeals to me all the more lol. now to turn these too into necklaces.
i just cant stop scrapping at the moment and i am loving it. my poor dh is starting to feel slightly neglected lol. the last few nights i have gone out to complete one task and end up playing and going for gold until the wee hours of the morning. now the morning shots arent pretty but i feel like i have at the present found myself again. for along time i have been, well, sort of forcing myself to actually get up and do some scrapping. and while i have enjoyed it i havent been completely happy with what i have been creating. i am here to tell you now WATCH THIS SPACE. i think there are going to be heaps of posts soon showing you what i have been up too.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
i have just had one of the best mornings out. as some of you might know my husband ray just happens to work right next door to life line hence the collection of crap in my house and yard but anyway back to me, i decided to call in and see him. however he had been called away to work so i thoughts to meself "marn hows bout you go and have a quick squiz in life line you have the time and only 1 child" so thats what i did. i walked in and just outside the front door was this white shelf thingy. i didnt take much notice at first and just walked in and didnt find anything of too much interest. so on my way out i had a better look and guess what i ended up buying it yep that is right i bought this shelf thingy for $5 and i know it is rough and just a tad crooked but hey arent i the same and would you throw me away..... well i bloody well hope not. so here it is my bargain shelf thingy. oh yes that is my wall paper and yes they are all my flowers.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
omg i have just checked out ngaire's blog and it looks like i am a lucky winner of some really cool kaiser stuff. woo hoo. i am just over the moon. thankyou ngaire you are a kindred spirit and you have just made my week. it is so nice to recieve news like this compared to the normal grind of everyday life. i am just so excited. i might actually scrap again lol.i havent done a page in ages as ihave been so busy with cards and atcs. this is just what i need to get motivated again. here is a pic of the goodies. woo hoo. how bloody awesome are those papers. keep your eye out too as ngaire is a guest dt there at the mo and if you have had the pleasure of seeing her work then you know how cool the stuff she makes will be. if you havent had the experience of seeing some amazing art then pop on over to her blog and have a squiz. while you are there click on the link and look up jill gg work aswell.
grace has her big scrap day coming up on the 26th. it should be so cool. i am really looking forward to this day. i think it is more the chance to catch up with everyone again rather then any scrapping lol. gee is it that time already. where does the day go. by the time i run the kids to school do the groceries, visit mum, and then unpack all the groceries and clean out the kitchen cupboards (i found 8 tins of fruit salad in there how embarrassing and 5 tins of coffee), did a bit of blog hopping it is time to pick the kids back up again. wow time flies when you are having fun.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
front cover. darkroom door stamp. adorn it stickers. stampin up cardstock.
page 2. tim holtz stamp
page 3 and page 4
page 5 and 6.
card - stampin up cardstock, versa ink, clear embossing powder and tim holtz stamp.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
ok now i am just going to show you the other little plays i had with the alcohol inks.
this one was using autumn colours well that is what i am calling them lol. the writting turned out lovely on it.
this was such an experiment. i used them on a canvas to see if it would look ok. i am really happy with the results actually. they are more matt then normal but i think with some other art work on it we can turn it into a masterpeice lol.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
ok what do you get when you cross a sale and alcohol ink? thats right you get me buying 13 bottles of the stuff and absolutely no idea on how to use it pmsl. i have seen some finished projects with alcohol inks and just oooohhhed and aaahhhed. so for anyone who is interested in these little beauties get on over to allcraftz and get them cheap and also i have found a timmy vid that has heaps of info oh and timmy lol. tim holtz alcohol inks it well worth looking at. for timmy if nothing else lol.
Monday, September 7, 2009
gee i need to get fit. we have just had a great weekend with the scouts at oxley scout group. we have planted a heap of trees, cooked up a storm, built microbat boxes and birdhouses, did footprint plaques and art and well just had a great time. i am feeling abit old and sore today though lol. nothing feels as nice as sleeping in your own bed with your own pillows and blankies.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
yep i have made a few more and thought i would share them with you.
africa is the theme sharon picked for this swap. i had trouble with this one. i do like the finished result though.
joy picked the testing theme of twilight. i could have done fangs and necklines but i thought i would try something different. i used my brayer to run over the top of everything once i had spread it with red glimmer mist. the eyes of edward have kindy glitz on them to make him pop out a bit more.
this one is all mine. i came up with the theme of brights and butterflies. i loved the image i found and i went over it with embossing ink pens and then clear embossing powder. i then used some kindy glitz and some di magic to give a bit more gloss and i found that the kindy glitz spread through the di magic so the whole butterfly shimmers at different angles.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
well i am in a bit of a rutt. i have been inspired lately by all these wonderful blogs i visit and i would love to change the banner on top of my blog to some pics i have. does anyone have the know how to do this? i would just like to update and change things.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
my beautiful boy george (named by mr ashley).
i love the yellow trumpets on these white jonquils. so pretty and dainty unlike me trying to get up off the ground.
white blossom wonderland. i couldnt capture the way the sun glowed throught the white blossoms like a wanted too. but i still like this picture.gori am so lucky to have an orchard up the side of my house. this beautiful bloom in on one of the fruit trees. the bees were being very busy and the hum was just delightfully peaceful as i tip toed around and took shots.
just lioning around pmsl. this little fellow is one of two that sit out either side of my front path and guard us. i have no idea where they came from but i do love them.
this has to be one of my favourite flowers of all time. the bird of paradise is a strikingly beautiful flower. the colours are second to none and they seem like such a strong proud flower with the way the hold thier heads up.
ray loves going to the buy back centre at the tip here in town. he finds all sorts of things and this is just one of them. this charming little lad is on top of a fountain ray just had to have. the thing doesnt work but hey who cares. it looks so cute in my garden.
well i hope you have enjoyed looking at these pictures and i hope to share a lot more in the near future.