Sunday, 15 August 2010

MISSING IN ACTION - but found again- for just a moment!

I'm sooo behind getting things up on my blog!!  Life has and is very busy, especially with work!  But in the midst of it all managed to have last weekend at a scrapping retreat in Bendigo with a small group of ladies.  Certainly wonderful to get away and lots of scrapping done, laughs with friends - and boy we learn a lot about online friends in real life!

In the meantime of being absent 123 criteria has gone up!!!
Here it is and its fabulous!!!
the word "SUNSHINE",
 the colour YELLOW
Look at my little 'Ray's Of Sunshine'
Hannah and Paige at ages 4 and 2yrs

Yes, the jacks are up and you can find them here!
I jacked Stacey's!  Go check it out!

I've been playing a bit over at Challenge Masters which is place to go where there is loads of challenges to do - all kinds - its fun-no pressure scrapping.   I even was the July Challenge Master!!

Manufacturer Challenge -Hannah constantly with her head in a book!  She bought the book 'Wicked' (as in the Musical) that day and she settled in for the evening!

One Word Challenge - Reflect.  Paige on Parents Day.

Daily Grind Challenge - had to include a calendar.  Hannah playing tug of war.

Colour Challenge - use pink,green and yellow.  
I purchased the 'Lets Get Shabby' Kit from Divine Design and the papers and embellies in this is just gorgeous!!!   Love what Leslie has put together!!!!  (and dont forget to go check out Jeneke's fabulous tutorial and Challenge 14  on 'Let's Get Shabby'!!

Just did this Calendar page for June.  It was the girls in the back garden when we went down for Nana's funeral.

I love Monet - so made some time to take part!
Find it here.
Here is Paige aged 7 by the waters edge. 
I've painted the background including the sunset, stitched and silouetted the hills in the background


Here's what my interpretation of the criteria! You can find the challenge here.
My two girls just chatting together...I love this photo. They were digging their feet into the sand in the water

Scrap Therapy- Journaling Challenge
A favourite photo of Hannah!  She is so at peace with animals as they are with her.

Scrap Therapy -Sketch Challenge played with the sketch to make it more my own.
Paige playing in the water....her dress ended up saturated!


Just as I wanted!!! I put in an special order of what I wanted and look at this stash of fabulous colour!!!
I love love it!  It reminded me of the coral under the deep blue sea.  And I especially wanted some more grey too. You can find Clarabow here..... and check out TallulahBelle here

I'm still really busy writing reports from examining interstate.... and I'm away interstate for work again next week....   I'm sorry I cant blog hop and say hi to you....
but I will as soon as I can!!!


Melissa said...

HIya Mandy....You so have a way with putting your LO's together..I absolutely love any of them with the doilies on very gorgeous.Hope you have a pretty good weeke next week.How was your time with your eldest DD? really special I am hoping.
Take care.xxoo

Shimano (aka Christine) said...

Gorgeous Mandy - so many wonderful layouts. xx

Peggy said...

I just commented on the Artastic blog on your fabulous entry there, I'm so in love with that LO!!!! It made me think how long it had been since I'd heard from you, so I thought I'd better visit your blog and ask you how you were doing ... only to find you had just posted all these wonderful LO's!!!! They're all so gorgeous Mandy! And don't you worry about not being able to visit us right now, I'm sure we all understand!

Stay well my friend, and keep inspiring us, you do that so well!
Love xxx Peggy

מימס mimms said...

all your LOS are gorgeous!
love, love, love them all !!!! :O))

Jolanda said...

Gosh,you did a lot of beautiful work!!!Very very very....beautiful,love it all!!!Specially the doillies are so sweet!!!

Julie said...

wow missy all of your pages are simply devine love them.

Jocelyn said...

Oh Mandy...these are all just Stunning...I love taking my time to see all the detail work you put into each piece of ART!!!

Love ya girlie and enjoy your day!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh wow wow wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Mandy!! These are ALL AMAZING!! WOW!! I loveeeeeeee them all...I am loving all the flowers and loving that butterfly on the first one!! And there a secret to that comment about learning things about online friends IRL??? made me giggle! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Gladie said...

Good to see you again Mandy - and wow, these pages are pure magic! Love every one of them, and the way you extend the photo onto the page is great :) Keep up the good work, have fun - and I was loving your pages in Scrapbooking m. too :)
*** Hugs ***

Marcy said...

D-E-V-I-N-E layouts...just beautiful textures colours...amazing!

Jenneke said...

Ah Mandy, so happy to see that you're okay!!
And oh...those layouts....soooo beautiful!!!!!

Take good care off yourself!!


myriammg said...

I really love all your recent LOs, especially how you used stichted pieces

饶湘国 said...

寂寞又無聊 看到你的BLOG 加油喔!!..................................................

sarah said...

the texture on your pages are stunning!!! :)


Skye M Johnson said...

Wow I cant beleive I have never found this blog before! Your work is just absolutely stunning and so inspiring :)

Jeanet said...

Yeah Mandy...where do I start???? I just LOVE every single piece you goodness, how many are there!I love the fabric and lace you put in there, and the colors and the subjects.
I really love 'em all stunning!Take care!