Monday, August 26, 2013

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Feeling Sketchy 68

Another fabulous week is upon us & here is the great sketch from Feeling Sketchy

This month we are sponsored by Eureka Stamps who are generously offering 5 digi images to this months random winner.

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So here is my card using one of these marvellous digi stamps..
Why don't you join us for this fab card challenge...
Hugs xx

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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You Show Me Yours......Fish Tales

The effervescent Lucy Muraca, sent me the funniest tale accompanied by one terrific photo about smelly luggage during an OS this is my rendition of it!!

It seems on the plane to London Lucy's well loved & well worn suitcase, must have been under a box of stinky fish!
So the tale goes that they dragged this smelly bag into their London accommodation which was 4 flights up but had to throw out the suitcase as it could not be 'exorcised' of that putrid odour.  Thus the use of plastic garbage bags til they bought a new one....
So this deserved a honour of such an auspicious occasion!!
And a little suitcase too
I have to tell you that I really enjoyed working on this page...& had a chuckle at Lucy's expense along the way!
Thanks for checking my blog..
Hugs xx

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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CSI-ing lots...& I am SO chuffed!!!!!

For CSI  Challenge 77 using the fabulous palette as well as the most marvellous criteria of evidence & testimony- I worked on this LO about some of my succulents in my garden

Case File No. 77

Then for Challenge 78 the colours muted except for the glorious red added

Case File No. 78

Here is my LO for this one - lots of machine stitching, & layering - photo taken by Jade at Aanuka. I was lucky enough to make it to the 'Watch List' for this one.

Then away we go with the next weeks wonderful palette Week 79

Case File No. 79

Red & blues & green - I worked with the criteria & used a photo from the Ravers Australia Day celebrations..

And now can see I love CSI's challenges!

Case File No. 80

Pippi is just a joy to scrap....and this page says it all!! I was lucky enough to make it to the 'Watch List' for this one.

Week 81 bought these terrific colours...

Case File No. 81

And my page for this one..I took photos of my fave & loved items, & had fun with all the rubons I could find...and some of course didn't work, but that adds to the appeal I reckon!

And for Week 82...

Case File No. 82

Here we are - the 4 of us at Norn & Dirks home in Ballina @ 1989??- just found this photo buried in the files & love it!!  Fab colours & criteria to scrap.
AND I made it to the CSI Most Wanted with my Tall & Tan & Young & Lovely...(we all were back then)  - I am humbled & in disbelief......
Look here (hands clapping!)

Hope you will pop over & join in their fun.

Hugs xxx

Friday, August 2, 2013

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WHO & Boo Hoo!!!

What a great movie poster for us at FS2S this month .....
BUT  the sad news it is the last one for a hooo! 
Shazza is hoping to re-open in 2014..I certainly hope so!!!

So to that fab movie called Hoot...

This is a FREE scrap, so anything goes.......

An extra point if you add an owl or two!!
So here is my page..
Here is Pippa & her Pah, playing along together when she was a little younger....I just love that little wooden owl, some flowers from krafty Karen & a lovely little rhyme....
Hope you can play along this month, as it is the last one....
Hugs xx

Thursday, August 1, 2013

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Birds of Paradise

Over at ARTastic this month we are playing with watercolours..following the inspiration from Alan Louis's fabulous painting 'Splash'.

Introducing  ...

Alan Louis  with Splash (watercolour on paper)

I paint mainly with watercolours on paper. Painting is my way of expressing how I appreciate life and the beauty that I see in even the most ordinary and mundane things. Whether I am painting a street scene, river scene, people, landscapes, flowers, even a single leaf, I derive joy and satisfaction from being able to freely express my own interpretations of what I perceive, guided only by my emotions and innermost feelings.

Criteria – Raid the kids craft cupboard or pull out those old watercolour pencils you have had forever - let’s try a little paint and water on our page! 
If you don't have specific watercolour paints then by all means use the normal variety but please water these down so the look is more wishy washy.
And here is my LO I created playing with some lovely watercolour pencils I bought.
I used the subtle colours of Alan's painting, with a bit more colour in mine & used this lovely vase of Bird of Paradise blooms - Strelitzia's - that were renewed each day at our accommodation
on Norfolk Island.
Hope you join us in playing around..
Hugs  xxx
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I am Dreaming.........

How about this lovely English stone cottage as your inspiration??

Well it is just for Archi-scraps challenge blog for August.

The extra criteria is FLOWERS.

Now here is my page -

I have used the pinks, & the bricks for my inspiration & a lovely pinky/red cluster.  This photo is taken at the Coffs Cup, which is by chance our local horserace on today!
I hope you can join in, cos this is the wonderful prize this month
from Linda at Scrappers Garden
Hugs xx

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