Tuesday, 28 July 2009

SO MUCH SHOW AND TELL!!

RUBY STREET DESIGN
Whhhoooohooo.....here's my wonderful news!!!
I'm now permanently on the design team for RUBY STREET!!!
I'm soooo excited because I love love love working with the products
KRIS charmingly arranges and sells in her store!
If you look in the 'ART GALLERY' you will see this pic of me (3yrs) along with other designers Behind it will be my gallery ......way way too exciting!!

Here's my latest creation using a pink doily as a background.

Dont you just LOVE those 'Tivoli Theatre' tickets!!

AN EVENING OF DANCE AND DRAMATIC ART

'My grandmother and her niece' They craved theatre and dances!!
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'COUTURE'
My mother and Aunty. Quite a bit of the lovelies used came from 'Shopping Spree Sally' and 'Shopping Spree Susan'
My Mother and Aunty spent a lot of time at Dances and the Theatre too. Mum made all of her dresses including the one my Aunty was wearing. It was way too expensive to go buy all the dresses needed to cover these events!
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ADTHIS
You can check the challenge here....
Texture paste is used around the photos with some kindy glitz. Middle of winter, racing together in the wilderness of Cradle Mountain 'Dove Lake'. Most beautiful spot we love to visit every year. AWARDS The gorgeous Julie sent me this award (hugs missy xx) My dear Belgium friend sent me this award (hugxx)
Thanks so much Peggy!
The aim is to name 10 things you dont know about me....
1. I think in pictures
2. I'm cack-handed and can use both hands fairly well ( dh is the same!)
3. I dont need much sleep
4. Chocolate and coffee give me migraine (sad sad sad)
5. I would die without my electric blanket!
6. I detox twice a year
7. I dont cook (not can't cook) dh does the cooking
8. Hate strong wind - scares me
9. I grow little patches of blackberries on purpose just for Hannah
10. I lug the firewood and light the fire everyday.
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23RD JULY PHOTO
A lovely moment - paige at ballet
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24TH JULY PHOTO
The art garden. Inspiring and magical
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25th JULY PHOTO
Another pic of just a 'few' of my ribbons! LOL! teehee
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26TH JULY PHOTO Its official!! Whoohoo!

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This is the newly unpacked pillowcase design to Paige's new bedroom - yes to match that pumpkin coloured wall!! She insists it will all work....and it's starting to. Her colour choices are orange pink white with a touch of lime green!
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Julie sent me this darling little 4x4 - isnt it gorgeous...she scraps so beautifully! ANd was also lucky enough to get a LO she scrapped of Paige as well! Just stunning Missy Julie!

Saturday, 25 July 2009

LET'S GET SHABBY CHALLENGE #2 and RUBY ST DESIGNS

LET'S GET SHABBY CHALLENGE #2
HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED
AND ITS ALL ABOUT....
GINGHAM AND FLORAL
Click here to see the challenge

Here's my design team sample! I altered this little (inexpensive) beauty case for Paige. There is a gorgeous cottage feel which creates such an atmosphere when mixing gingham and floral together. Here I used floral and gingham quilting fabric to line this little case - Prima flowers and some fabric flowers to dress it up and a strip of Prima Ruby paper to hold the bottom part of the gathered gingham (in the case) in place. I also made a little pocket out of lace and prima paper for the inside of the lid.

CAN CAN GIRLS...

I just couldnt leave the gingham and floral alone!! I cut out the flowers and leaves from the floral fabric! This is my mother and my aunty! I've used Prima paper and flowers. Ooooh and some cream vintage lace, a vintage crocheted flower and red button from RUBY ST DESIGNS! RUBY STREET DESIGNS

STARLET KIT I've been sooo lucky to be asked by Kris to play with this Starlet KIT!!
And to guest design for her!!
WOW !!
I've had the BEST time because the kit is soooooooo gorgeous!!! I've added a few bits and pieces extra. You can click here to check it out closer so see what's in the kit. I love love love it!! I've still got enough to do another LO. The vintage bits are just gorgeous.....and while you are there check out the trims!!! They are extraordinary!!!........I cant help myself!! I try buy the gorgeous pockets as soon as they come in......but have missed out a couple of times because they go so fast!

Above LO is of my mother(11yrs) - she was taking part in a 'Peddlar's Parade' fundraising at the school fair. Her grandmother made toffees and they are just about all gone from her tray! PLAYFELLOWS Ooooh if only you could see the pic more....my mum and aunty are wearing those fabulous 'jodphurs' of the times! (about late 1940-ish) The title and the silouette I scalpelled from an old piano book! BATHING

My mother..... dont you just love that swimsuit!
Oooh the glamour girls in swimsuits in this kit are sooo inspiring.
I used some sandpaper on this card and inked it to give a more sepia look GLAMOUR GIRLS
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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

LOTS of NEWS - Let's Get Shabby Winner Announcement!!

LET'S GET SHABBY
First challenge winner has been announced!!!
Click here to catch all the news!
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ADTHIS
Here's the latest challenge
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Blind Scrap with Bec at Scrap Therapy
Yes, this is me!! Bec ran a wonderful Blind Scrap and I knew I'd love the results because her work is fabulous!! .
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20 JULY photo
This is the colour Paige wants on this one wall.....I'm trusting her judgement???? .
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Ooooh I received this wonderful little stash!!! Thank-you Mary!! .
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The hand of my art teacher......she is just EXTRAORDINARY!

Monday, 20 July 2009

USA SCRAP-JACKED & SCRAPPING THE MUSIC

SCRAP JACKED USA
This was a fab LO to jack.....you can check it here This LO is for Hannah who is having a wonderful year in Science!
Its all finally making sense to her and those 'A's are coming home!!
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SCRAPPING THE MUSIC #95

The song this week is the Nickleback song

'If Today Was Your Last Day' .

You can find the challenge here

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Sunday, 19 July 2009

THESE ARE MY FAVOURITE THINGS

Here's my LO for 'These Are My Favourite Things' and this challenge was scrapping in your favourite colour/s. Green would be it..... looking around my house and the colours I use, its definitely 'nature' colours....greens, browns (in woodwork), a hint of pink (though wouldnt have thought me as a pink girl!) Awesome Blog Missy Julie T-W!!! I've always liked green on my walls because it invites the foliage in....or looking out takes the room out into the foliage...
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The little swans in full flight.....a quick run through just in front of the orchestra to make sure some sections of the music was right -a snippet of Swan Lake rehearsing.
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Cant put my bag and coat down for a second and look who claims it!! 19JULY PHOTO

This is Sunday lunch today!!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

AUSSIE SCRAPJACK and SATU

Firstly I'm a bit excited because I won 'Scrapping Across The Universe' with my Easter tradition LO . That just made my morning when I turned on my computer! 'Let's Get Shabby' has a little reminder post up about Challenge#1 coming to a close so you might want to check that out. Boy are there some exciting things coming up!!! I've been scrapping away, some of my much loved blog challenge LO's and some dt stuff that cant be revealed yet, but I've made a bit of a concerted effort to scrap me a bit more. I never feel comfortable with it. Its not about what or what not to put on the blog re privacy etc, I just avoid it full stop! Soooooo as uncomfortable as it is.............here are two LO's......ugh I dunno....why do I feel sooooooo silly???
SCRAPPING ACROSS THE UNIVERSE CHALLENGE#18
This is the lastest challenge just uploaded.
Here are the questions that form that challenge.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
What do you do now?
What defines you?
Who are you?
JULY AUSSIE SCRAP JACK
Charmane Koch has been jacked. You can check it out here
And here is my interpretation of her LO.
It certainly ended up quite differently
to how I started out!!
14TH JULY PHOTO Look at this creature on my kitchen floor! It was lucky not to get trodden on! I put down a leaf so I could carry it outside! 15TH JULY PHOTO
Painting, painting, still in Paige's room. Tedious bits to do now! 16TH JULY PHOTO
Ooooh finally a shot with Blacky looking at the camera! The light was just right too!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

ADTHIS

I absolutely loved the inspiration I got from this ad this week! The first thing I noticed was the tall mic stand and the leaves leaves leaves.......yep - green leaves...... I usually go with my first glance, the things that stand out in my mind......then morph them into composition in a LO. .. (weeeell try to!) I had the perfect photos and the page just fell into place.
WARRIOR This is from our family trip to Vanuatu in the South Pacific on one of the islands. As we got off the ship and into the foliage a bit we were surrounded by warriors with spears pointing at us yelling and grunting. Paige grabbed her dad and cried while the rest of us were bewildered as we were herded into a clearing. This man proudly stood with his stick and snake....and as a true scrapper - I keep my camera going now matter what! It was all part of the 'welcome' even though Paige didnt appreciate it one bit, and to get a 'feel' of what it would have been like when outsiders entered their islands..........heck.......their history were canibals!

Monday, 13 July 2009

SCRAPPING THE MUSIC #94

An upbeat song that gets stuck in your head!! 'What I Like About You' Check it out!
I've used some lyrics - lots of fun! Here's Paige doing her hula hula!!
It was a fun Island night on the ship! THe kids had a ball!

AND OMG!!! RUBYSTREET JUST IS AMAZING -

Here are my little bag of goodies that arrived today!!

How much do I love vintage emphera!!

This pic is also my 13TH JULY PHOTO!!

Sunday, 12 July 2009

123 JULY CHALLENGE

Here's my CT sample and the criteria is 'altered photo' - I've sanded away the colour surrounding Hannah and Paige's images, 'stamping with paint' and 'polka dots' - I kinda killed two birds with one stone on this one.....I stamped dots with paint, but I also stamped the title with paint too. The girls were engrossed in Naughts and Crosses - neither winning - both too clever for the other and each game ended in stale-mate! LOL
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Paige working on her ballet homework....yes they have to study Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and Nutrition. It forms part of their marks towards their exams.
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I cant stop looking at the beautiful colours of the leaves. This tree in our front garden is just a colour delight! Its still hanging onto its leaves even though we are midway through winter! 11TH JULY 09 Just a gorgeous moment in class where the younger students were looking at a snippet of Swan Lake on the computer for inspiration. These girls are extraordinary for their young age. This is not a posed photo - the reason why I reached for my camera! They are white swans for a performance next Saturday night. 12TH JULY 09
Paige in a parade (my sister just sent this photo through).Hannah was hidden within the crowd. Both the girls are away on tour this weekend (yes we have been kidless!!) with their youth choir performing in several concerts and workshops. Luckily my family live near their destination and were able to catch up with them and take some pics!!

Friday, 10 July 2009

WHAT IS OLD IS NEW

Oooooh girls!!!
Those fabulous 'WHAT IS OLD IS NEW' Embellishment Kits are OUT early!!! They are gorgeous!!! I received my Vintage Embellishment Kit yesterday and set about making up TWO LO's from the one kit for you- the only added things are the background paper and the alpha for the titles and of course a splash of paint with a little bit of stencilling!! Here I've created both a boy and girl LO examples
This is Meaghan practicing pointing her toes at Grandma's house back in 1987! (Grandma always had her camera handy and she never missed an opportunity!)

My brother had 3 younger energetic sisters, he often did sit back and watch, definitely the most shy of us all. The book picture was perfect! I'm not sure why the fabric turned out 'greener' on this layout - but its definitely blue! Photoshop and I dont always get on!! LOL!

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I just had a play because if you wanted to use more than what you have in your embellishment kits.....here's just an added extra bit of lace and three flowers. Honestly what wonderful value are these kits!!! I've always been able to get two LO's from my Vintage one. (oh and this is the right colour of the fabric!! (Its much better to photograph in the daylight -this I know LOL!)