Monday, 29 October 2012

The power of the Dark Side...

I was about to pull out of the garage one morning, when my son started nagging me to look at him. I was trying to concentrate and, rather annoyed, I turned to face the kids in the back. I found the two of them, staring at me with these masks on! Absolutely hilarious. What crazy little characters I share my life with!

Little Miss

My little mouse is so photogenic. I can't stop taking pictures of her! I adore this one especially.

I LOVE flair buttons (you'll see them all over my work). These beauties come from
the very talented Gail over at Greatest View

Rock your camera phone!

Jessica Sprague {Mo}tography and Heidi Swapp are teaming up to show us how to get the best out of our camera phones WITH video lessons! Why not sign up today...

Sunshine & Happy Days

This month's challenge over at Once Upon A Sketch includes the use of a quote. Straight away I knew exactly which photo I wanted to use!

I've hidden some journaling and my 'bloopers' trying to get the perfect shot, behind the image. 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012


I love packaging. I am one of those people that was born for advertising. Give me a pretty label and I am sold! Look at these beauties I found on a recent trip to the bottle store

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

It's that time of the year again...

Fourth term has rolled around all too quickly. Where has 2012 gone? It's time to start thinking about what I am going to make for my son's teachers as an end of year gift, and a good bye, as he has been with the same teachers in his multi-age class for Prep and Yr 1. Last year I made them some custom wine bottles which went down a treat. I will have to put my thinking cap on...

Wine tends to be a recurring theme with me. Who doesn't love a little bottle of bubbles!
I love flair buttons - this cutie is from Greatest View

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Party Rocker

I was very excited to get some of my fave layouts back in the mail today!

When I first saw these animal print papers from Heidi Swapp's 'Sugar Chic' collection, they just screamed LMFAO! My kids love their songs and I had the perfect snaps of my little man doing his best impression of them in the bath.

On yer bike...

My son has recently learnt to ride his bicycle without training wheels. We had been encouraging him to do it for months, but after a few wobbly attempts, he refused. One day, out of the blue, he decided it was time, and like a rocket, he was off!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Gorgeous Mouse

I had such fun with this layout. Using a doilie stamp, I stamped white paint in the background to give it dimension and add interest. Petit doilies complimented the stamped ones. I misted some Prima resist canvass flowers and roughly painted the edges with white acrylic to soften them.

I sewed on layers of ribbon, then added dots of individual sequins and tucked them into the layers.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Out with the old

I've had my cushion covers for a couple of years now and was bored stiff with them.
Time for a change! Bought some stunning fabric and knocked these little beauties up.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

What was it Maria once said?

Let's start at the very beginning...

Well it seems like a very good place to start!

So, I have a blog - whoohoo! (Only about a decade behind the general population...) A place to finally ramble on about everything and nothing. More importantly a place to catalogue my creative pursuits and remember the little things that I don't want to forget. A place to come back to and remember or a place to find inspiration on days when the sun could shine a little brighter.