Monday, 28 November 2016

Our Beautiful World

 
 
I've had such a busy year... and most of it has seen my scrapbooking mojo missing,
but that seems to have gotten over itself!
Mostly I've struggled getting things up on my blog, let alone going to visit and comment on my favourite people, blogs and challenges (been very missing from the latter!)
 Its been due to a heavy workload with exams, choreographing for 'Wicked' and now my own 'Peter Pan' is is about to start.  This means that this time next week it's all over and I'm on holidays till February NEXT year!!!
Oh, oh oh.... I'll be back here!!  
 By late late late Saturday night - I will have a glass of wine in my hand!!
 
In the meantime, its about getting through this week (grimace)
 
 
Anyway, lets look at
 
 
the theme this week is..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Share your 'WHITE' photography stories 
 and see what the rest of the  design team have photographed
  
 
 
xx
 
 


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Let's December Daily and Our Beautiful World

 
 
Over at 'Let's December Daily' 
I've shown how my pages have come together in readiness for December 1st... here's a bit of a peek...
based on Basic Grey's Jovial collection
 
Hop on over to
to see the rest!!
http://letsdecemberdaily.blogspot.com.au/

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Also....
join in on the photography action!
 
  
 
the theme this week is..
 
 
 
These old Egyptian columns have seen  a fair bit of wear over the centuries.
One cant help feeling intimidated by their majestic presence
 
Share your 'WORN' photography stories 
  
 
 
xx
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

December Daily 2016

 
At last, my covers for my December Daily
over at
are completed!!
 
Yep... they are wooden!  So much fun!
And easy to do!
 
 
 
Hop on over to
HERE to see how they were put together!



 
 
 
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Our Beautiful World

  
 
the theme this week is..
 
We found this car hanging over the edge of the bitumen onto loose rocks when there was plenty of road to park on.  No one in sight.. the  rocks could easily 'slip'! Weird...
 
 
 
 
Share your 'STRANGE' photography stories 
  
 
 
xx

Monday, 7 November 2016

Let's December Daily and Our Beautiful World

 
November is starting to move fast!
And over at 'Let's December Daily'  a post is up of my kit and basic ideas of how and what (I hope) will be the start of organising my December Daily for this year...
playing with this .....
 
Oh what fun!
 
Hop on over to
HERE to see more details!
http://letsdecemberdaily.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/design-team-introduction-and-sneak-peeks.html
 
 
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coincidently......
the theme this week is..
 
 
 
 
 
It could have quite easily been the top photo in this post too!
 
 
Share your 'HOBBY' photography stories 
  
 
 
xx
 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Let's December Daily Sneak Peeks are up!

 
Design Team Introductions and some sneak peeks are up
Every few days during the month of November, the design team will share December Daily stories, journey and thoughts
 
Here's a sneaky peeky at mine....(so excited!)

 
 
Go visit
HERE to see what the other design team members have in store!
http://letsdecemberdaily.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/design-team-introduction-and-sneak-peeks.html
 
 
 
xx
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Let's December Daily....... Its started!!!

 
 It' November 1st!!!!!
Hop on over to
 
 
Start gathering your Christmas 'bits & pieces'!!!
 
 
 


Monday, 31 October 2016

Our Beautiful World ....

 
 
The theme this week is..
 
Could have gone with Halloween... but
I had this very cute photo.  Dance comps earlier in the year -
Chinese Umbrella Dance rehearsing, music had stopped and the
 girls were trying to  arrange and stop the umbrellas from   puncturing
  each other!! The paper  umbrellas had little  cane points   around  the  edges
... we did manage  it, and  when  performed  in the comp - 1st place!!!
 
 
Share your 'ORANGE' photography stories 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, 29 October 2016

WORLD Cat Day!

 
 
It's World Cat Day
29th October
 
 
So for the last day of the Cat Lovers Hop....
 
 
 
 
 
 
Or... maybe you will
 
 
 
 
 Cat Lovers Hop | herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/
 
 
xx
 
 


Cat Lovers Hop

 
 
 Cat Lover's Hop
http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-2016-cat-lovers-hop-is-here.html
 
 
Another couple of pages of Blackie's first year with us....
One of  'his' things was to get up high, to feel safe. Up on top of the fridge was one of those places.
In the end, I put a blanket up there for him.  It was interesting to read KarenLadd's comment saying her ex-feral had to be waist height or higher - this is so true!
 
 
 
 
 
It's so great seeing this little pages build up in Blackie's 4x4 album!
Its not as hard as what I thought it would be scrapping so small.
(*-*)
 
 
Day 4's question was about cat/colour preference..
here's mine answer:
(ugh, but forgot to link it!!! Nevermind)
I would dearly love a maine coon!! BLACK!
If not - a moggie from the shelter - black and panther like. I LOVE black cats! And I prefer getting adult cats - ones that don't have half the chance kittens do. :) But my luck has it (and its a good thing) my next cat will just 'turn up in the garden' like many before - knowing when to come.... bit Mary Poppins really
 
 
xx
 
 
 
 


Thursday, 27 October 2016

Funkie Junkie and Cat Lover's Hop

 
I felt so inspired to get some festive projects done.
 
Here's my Week 2 tag 
 
My inspiration was of course the deer.
I love deers!!!   The bow and seambinding.
The sentiment on foam to 3d it, the red trim,  the little bit of stamping
And the abstract way the 'trees' are hinted at in the background
with the chevron points iykwim.
 
 
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A simple little double page for Blackie's 4x4 album
Here Blackie is a few months after he arrived, been to the vet and had every needle, worming and antibiotic imaginable .. and with some weight on finally
 
Day 3 Challenge was to mention the first cat you ever remember owning.
Isnt if funny how you never think of these things.... but deep deep down,
 I had a memory, even a memory of the photos I'd seen with me as a little girl 3 or 4yrs
with Tuppence (Tuppy) in my arms.  She was a little grey tabby, the runt of the litter.
I cant remember whatever became of her in the end - only that my parents used to say 'gone to be very happy in cat heaven' sparing the details. 
This has had me searching for photos, so many on discs! back in 2004 on, evidence of owning my very first 'digital' camera!!!  Before that - the photos were very hit and miss!! 
Yes, I'll be using some of those in my album... not much to go on, but it will be something!
 
xx
 
ps:  and thanks so much for the wonderful visits from the Cat Lover's Hop... will be commenting soon!   I totally love your stories!!
 
 
 


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

12 Tags of Christmas, Cat Lover's Hop, and Halloween Cards for Scrap Therapy

 
Oh my goodness...
There's a bit of everything today.
Christmas, Cats & Halloween!
 
I feel like my mojo that has been missing for the best part of the year is back from long service leave!
Afterall, it's been 15 yrs since I started scrapping!
 
I'm a little late coming into the game with
I felt so inspired to get some festive projects done.
 
Here's my Week 1 tag 
(the blog is up to week 5!!!)
Ah weeell, I'll catch up!
 
My inspiration was how the tree line overlapped on Linda's tag,
the music note clip in reference to the music note stamped background.
a yellow star to top the tree. If you look carefully you might see a drawn
star peeping out from behind a brad bauble......and a bow :)

 
What's the tree made of?  Well a used dryer sheet (fabric softener) coated
 with gesso and put through the printer. Then some black outliner  to give more definition
 
Let's see if I can catch up!!
 
 
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http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-2016-cat-lovers-hop-is-here.html
 
 
The Day 2 Challenge was to name all your cats
I only have one...
Blackie, my re-educated ex-feral.
What a beautiful cat he has turned out to be with quite the story.
I've never had another cat like him before.
 
And here' my project for the day...
Got my heading page done for Blackie's little 4x4" album..
Nothing too complex so I can keep scrapping and get it done :)
 
It's been lovely hopping around the other participant's blogs and
learning their kitty stories. 
 
 
 
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I do love a bit of a get together for Halloween.
There isn't any huge pre-planning and invites go out the week before...
and some can make it, some cant and that's okay - any excuse for a little gathering!!
Because my SIL and her grown daughter are scrappers - they love my cards soooo in their pocket pages the cards go along with photos of our night together - always a bit of fun!!
 
These cards only took three products - and quick to make...
 
Head on over to the Scrap Therapy Blog to see the details :)
 
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xx
 
 
 

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
http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-2016-cat-lovers-hop-is-here.html
 
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!!!!
 
 
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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 
 
 
 
 
 
xx
 
 


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
 
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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!
 
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The word is 'holiday'
And our recent holiday away - we enjoyed this....
 
Isnt he adorable!!!
 
Share your 'Holiday' photography stories 
 
 
 
 
 
xx
 
 
 
 
 


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 
 
 
 
And
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!
 
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The theme this week is..
 
PURPLE
 
Cineraria in my garden.. such a splash of vibrant beauty!
 
 
Share your 'Purple' photography stories 
 
 
 
 
 
xx