Saturday, March 31, 2012

Colourful day...

A beautiful Autumn day here today ...a shame we didn't have weather like this during Summer :).

I was reading the other day that as a nation, Australians have become obsessed with the weather and considering the Summer we have just had it is no wonder.  It was the first Summer that I can remember using my dryer constantly due to wet and rainy days!!!

Loved the colour combo over at Colour Q this week...


So bright and cheery...


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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Back in the groove...


well, I am trying to get back into the groove :).

Life is once again a little hectic and when you throw in back problems (me...but my own silly fault :( ), two littlies with a stomach bug, a hubby out of town, a FIL painting all the doors in my house and a mountain of washing...well, I am feeling a little swamped...hehehe.

Six more days until Mr N is on holidays and we head to mum's for the annual egg hunt in her backyard and then spend two weeks lying around eating all the chocolate we swore last year we wouldn't buy again. It is a vicious cycle...lol.

Joined in over at Meljen's again this week. Played along last week as well but never got around to bloggin' it...my bad :).

I loved this weeks challenge to use no colour except in the digi image that I just had to play along and I created not one but two cards.




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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Baby elephant walk...


It seems that I have a thing for this gorgeous Meljen's digi!!! The fact is that I love elephants. I used to collect elephant figurines and have some gorgeous ones from all over the world...unfortunately they are sitting in a box..:(. A few of my favourites are on display but there is no room for the rest...perhaps one day...

So it is no surprise that I keep reaching for this little critter...I just love him!!!

This card is for this weeks Meljen's challenge..to use this sketch...


One thing I struggle with on my cards in angles :). I am not a fan for putting papers on different angles but I really wanted to challenge myself with this sketch. But after sitting at my desk for 1/2 hour and not getting anywhere I went looking for inspiration. This card was greatly inspired by this card by Andrea Budjack...I just adore her cards...the dimension and texture that she adds is just to die for!!!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Just another manic Monday...

Mondays are my day to get everything done without any children under foot and today I went for broke...lol.

Both fridges are sparkling inside and out, both cars are sparkling inside and out, been to the organic grocery store to grab some yummy goodies, took the vacuum in for repair and even managed to have a lovely coffee with hubby at the most gorgeous little cafe that a friend suggested i try. And she was right...the most divine coffee ever! :)

Just popping in to share my card for the My Minds Eye card sketch.


And a few others...



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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunny Summer Sundays...

...are extremely rare around here. Not sure how the rest of Australia is fairing but NSW were told at the beginning of Summer that it would be 'the Summer we never had'...and so far it has lived up to that quote!! In my 35 years I can never remember a summer where is has rained and rained and rained and can count on one hand the amount of days where the thermostat has reached over 30degrees Celsius.

But today the sun is shining, the washing is drying outside for a change and hubby and the kids are enjoying a bike ride together while I get a bit of quiet time....ah bliss. If time permits before they get home I might go outside and sit and read in the sun for a while...fingers crossed...lol.

Sharing my card for Colour Q today...loved this combo...



Hope the sun is shining in your little corner.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday Sketchbook...

I am really into sketches atm. I have hundreds saved on my computer and I am always trolling for more but rarely use them...hehehe.

The other night I was almost desperate to create something....do you ever feel that way? I had some beautiful new paper pads and stamps sitting in front of me but I just sat there. I opened up my sketch file and 20mins later had a completed card sitting in front of me...it was liberating, I tell ya...lol.


So I just kept going and played along over at Chupa's blog with here Saturday Sketchbook sketch...



Thanks for stopping by...have a great weekend!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Paper plus time...

equals a card set...:)

I guess I also need to add in the fact that the creative juices were flowing and digging to the bottom of my paper stash to come up with these October Afternoon papers was so much fun...lol.

I created these for this weeks challenge over at Meljen's Designs to use Pastels.


After preparing and hosting my little girls 4th birthday party on Saturday and having house guests I was surprised I had any energy last night to complete these but now I am wondering how I can get back in the groove and churn out 3 cards every night...hehehe.

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