Monday, November 29, 2010

blooming magnolia

A lovely photo of my blooming magnolia.  Planted about 4 months ago and now it is flowering.  Just gorgeous.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


A quiet start to the day with a cup of tea and getting ready to work on the blue theme colour cards for Nic's workshop.  Have just realised after peeking at so many other work desks my obsession with cleaning up after the end of each project.  Will be moving on to xmas cards and it is still November!!
Cat photo just to show she does not share the obsessive streak.  Here she is under the quilt and yes it is summer.  Shortly after the photo she took off running up and down the hall.  I imagine she got quite hot and needed to cool down.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Marie and seaside atc in the post.

Finally finished both sets of ATC's for the two swaps.  Mailed them today and can't wait to see what comes back.  A photo of the sets to give you a general idea.

 Funny how some atc's just come together so quickly and the other a creative struggle.   In the end happy with both???  As my DD would say "yes/no/maybe".

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


A very quick second post and photo of my current project.  Marie Antoinette atc swap for paperarts.  Just sticking the backs on then they will be in the post.  Whew...  I really do work with more light than this.

Sun lovers ozzie style

A final picture of the wonderful metal "sculptures by the sea".  Not sure what it was titled (i never get the guide book) but it looks like ozzie sun lovers and dog, to me.

  Final picture is the yellow/gold layout for the "colour or is it color?" workshop.  Good to use a colour that is outside of my normal choices and I really had to hunt for a photo.  Working on green lo for week 3 and I might even show a pic later on the ATC I am currently working on.  2 posts tonight if I can get it together in time.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Soaking up the sun!

I love the chicken too!!   For the chicken lovers out there..... you have to see the back view.  Only true chicken lovers will appreciate the full panoramic view.
I also liked the flotsam sculpture which was made from plastic bottle tops.  It must have taken months/years to collect the number needed for this piece.  Love how organic it looks and yet totally made of plastic.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Just getting ready to do the yellow lo for the workshop with Nic.  Quickly remembered to take a pic of my desk just as I get everything out so I can join WOYWW.  Discovered I don't have a lot of yellow.....  why or why didn't I buy even more stuff at the Penrith paper festival??
Started the day with a lovely morning walk along the beach to look at  "sculptures by the sea".  Not often I get a day off in the middle of the week and we didn't do the whole walk.  Sharing one of my favourite sculptures.... enjoy.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Penrith paper buys

A great day at Penrith even if it rained on and off all day.  Bought lots and have added a quick pic of all the goodies.  Have also finished my LO for week 2 of Color /Colour??  Have only completed orange and still working on yellow.  Not enough time in the day or night in my case!

Friday, November 5, 2010

A big thanks to all who said hi....

Wow I am thrilled that you dropped in and said hi on my first WOYWW.  Now that will inspire me to keep persevering with the blog.  Thank you, thank you and a big thank you.

Lots of lovely surprises when I got home, a small package with my new ribbons from 2 gypsy girls and the washing dried.   Yeahhhh...  Dear H cannot understand why either make me happy.  But then golf and ebay bidding just don't do it for me.

Off to the Penrith Paper festival on Saturday and will  have to buy those few little extras that I am sure I can't do without.  Well you know how it is ... christmas coming and I have to prepare.

A little photo of the cat.  Would not open her eyes no matter how many times I called, shock the bed etc.

Next photo will be of the essential buying on Saturday.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

WOYWWD and current projects

I have loved having a peek at everyones WOYWDW  and thought I would give it a go.  So here it is.

The current project out so I can quickly take a photo of my version of the gorgeous advent tags that are on the "one Lucky Day" blog.  (One day I will learn how to link to other blogs or teenage children might take pity on me and help!!)  I don't have the list of products used on the "one lucky day" blog so have just been using what I have in my stash.  A good way to use up all those bits and pieces and try to be a bit more creative.
So far quite happy with how they are turning out.  Only slightly resembling the gorgeous advent tags.  Mine have a distinct home made glow?

Monday, November 1, 2010

BPC layout and other ramblings

I got my first lo finished for week 1 of Nic Howard's  BPC class (color or is it colour).  Quite happy with how it turned out in real life.  Although the photo is poor quality.  What could I do I only had my phone at the time.  So far enjoying the class and always lovely comments from everyone when I have posted a pic.

This is Charlee (named by dd) a very sweet cat with a slight anxiety problem.  She is definitely a one woman/person cat.  She still runs off most times if hubby or teenage son try to pat her.  Unless they are at home by themselves and then she might hang around and check out what they are doing.  But being a cat person I am accepting of her cat like ways and find her traits quite endearing!!!