Monday, 27 June 2016

Sketches in Thyme and Our Beautiful World


Sketches in Thyme
I was so pleased to get hold of a dvd taken of Paige when she was six years old dancing
in a concert full of adults performing and had very little in the way of photos to
 remember  it by from back in 2003.
 HOWEVER, I took some photos of the screen when the dvd was placed on 'pause'. AND even though the photos are pretty ordinary - weeeell awful quality really - it doesn't matter!!  These photos are a precious memory worthy of being scrapped.  So into my PL album this week it goes!  The dancer Paige is performing with went onto a place with the Victorian College of the Arts . Out of 500 applicants Australia wide, only 30 are selected. and she graduated as their best 3rd year student.
 




The sketch is really open for scope and prompted to journal over the photo:

Sketch #32





It was also lovely to get this feature last week :)


for this little card :)


thanks so much
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the theme is
 
'Three'
 
because
 
Our Beautiful World is celebrating our 3rd anniversary
So come join in the fun!



Here are three little buds
in a cluster:

 
And I managed to catch these little three in my back garden
a couple of days ago......all fighting over a bit of  bread





Hope you can share your 'Three' photography story
 
 
xx




Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style and Our Beautiful World

 
#31
 
Reversed it a little
 
 
 
Here's a top half of 12x12 PL page
When doing a couple of subjects on a page, I usually colour code it.
The other part of the page had a grey background which worked well with the orange.
LOL, and no this isn't where she got her job :)


 
 
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the theme is
 
'OLD'
 
 
This little cupid statue sits in our garden,
Its beautiful and weather-worn.  
Decades ago, it was given to us as a wedding present :)
 
 
Share your 'OLD' photography story
 
 
xx
 
 
 


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Our Beautiful World


  
 
the theme is
 
 
Left over from flooding.....
 
There's also a DT CALL...
check it out
 
 
 
xx
 
 
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Monday, 6 June 2016

Our Beautiful World and oh boy... what a horrible weekend!

 
 
 
First up we'll start with the lovely
  
 
where the theme is
 
'REFLECTION'
 
Paige and her French friend Margot
 
 
 
Share your 'REFLECTION' photography stories
 
 
 
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You may have heard that the east coast of Australia has been lashed with rain and high winds.
Houses, possessions and lives lost.


 
And Tasmania is having its fair share.
 Towns here have been  and are being evacuated due to flooding. The Army moved in to help


 One body found and two people are missing presumed drowned.
  

My husbands truck this morning......
 
It's looking rather 'jack-knifed pressed hard up against the others and
into the tanks.   Lost is two B-doubles and 3or 4 other semis. The office - computers -everything have gone. It will probably 3 weeks before the office is up and running again and new trucks sourced.
Some of the other businesses in the same road lost dozens of trucks - and forklifts, containers full of products.
 
This is our local jetty yesterday -
I've never seen it like this before - ever!
 
The wind shook our house.
King tides.

We (personally) are fine, we are up on higher ground.
Though, absentees where high in my classes today - not surprising.
Probably will be for a little while.
 
My prayers are with the families who have lost their loved ones,
 to those who have had to leave their houses, lost possessions, to the farmers already battling loses with animals and livestock swept away or trying hard to save them...


 
We can only imagine .....
 
 
xx
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, 31 May 2016

White With 1 and Our Beautiful World

 
 
I cant believe I've actually completed a LO!
I haven't played with WW1 for soooo long!
Great inspiration and a chance to get another page for my travel album done!
 
 
This month White with One's colour is Tangerine...
Oh boy... I kept feeling I was reverting to red all the time...
tangerine is tricky to keep more 'orange'!
 
Then to get the photography colour right in cloudy ole Tasmania...
hard! 
Anyways... here it is.....
 
 
Cut the photo out and made more of a 'book-like' feel for the LO.  The tangerine paint underneath keep 'bleeding through the gesso... but I think its still 'white' enough :)
Yay!!  so nice to play again!
 
 
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This weeks theme...
 
at


 
 
 is
 
'CUP'
 
This happens.... as soon as everyone my dh and Hannah leave the house to go to work
of a morning. There always seems to be a flurry to get out the door and then
silence.............. aaaaaaah.......
 
 
 
Share your 'Cup' photography stories
 
 
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AND we were away visiting family this past weekend,
It was my Dad's 80th birthday...
 


and
Meaghan
 
 made a surprise visit home even though she had only
started a new job in Bundaberg, Queensland the week before!!

 Only dh, Hannah and I knew...
so here are a few very surprised faces!





First up ......Paige....


the tears....start...
 
 
 then my sister.....

 
My mum...


 
My Dad....


 

 
Aaaah, happy families!!!
 
 
xx
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Sketches in Thyme PL Style and Our Beautiful World

 
 
 
Loved this sketch immediately!
 
 
 
Flipped it sideways to fit into the orientation for my page

 
 
And this got a feature too!
 
 
from last week... cool!
 
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This weeks theme...
 
at
 
 
 is
 
'My Happy'
 
My scrap desk and shelves...
(though packed away at the moment with the renovations - sigh...)
This helps me reach whatever I need and is always in view...
its what I don't see that
gets forgotten about.
 
Share your 'My Happy' photography stories
 
 
xx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Sketches in Thyme PL style and Our Beautiful World....

 
 Thought its about time to do a challenge...
So with Project Life about the only thing I really scrap these days...
Sketches in Thyme fits in easily.

Here's the first sketch #25

I've flipped this on its side :)

Sometimes I really love to do a full page LO for my PL album,
yet still was able to do the little sketch on a smaller 6x6 diecut piece,
then place it on the LO to complete the bigger picture.

 
 
 Sketch # 26

Not quite the picture sentiment... but found a puffy sticker,
and cut out a pic of this little cartoon cat - believe me,
this is the exact physique of Blackie!

Poor Blackie, forever in a state of anxiety!
Trying to get the floor ready for new tiles - the boards underneath were in shocking
condition so needed to be replaced.  Blackie was beside himself with the disappearing floor!


Sketch # 27

 
 Don't you just love the 'crazy cat' stamps!
Suits Blackie to a tee!

He really does like to 'look' outside, but its very short-lived everytime!
 
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This weeks theme...
 
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 is
 
 BY THE SEA
 
The lovely white powdery sand of our local beach at dusk
 
Share your 'by the sea' photography stories
 
 
xx