Thursday, December 20, 2012

Week 2 December photo a day challenge

Hi everyone...not long to go now...4.5 days & counting!

Just a quick share today with my 2nd week of Fat Mum Slim December photo a day challenge (these are the photos that I mentioned in my previous post that were not taken on the day of the prompt...they are older photos)......

8.  Someone you love - All 3 of them <3
9.  Out & about -  In Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne
10.  Under - The local bridge...complete with Aboriginal artwork on the bridge piers
11.  Sweet - Dessert from I can't remember

12.  Hat/s - On the maniquens in amongst the christmas decorations at Myers in Melbourne

13.  Lights - Luna Park at night
14.  Something Green - Avenue of luscious green trees along the banks of the Yarra River
Until next time...take care!  xx

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The start of my Dec FMS photo's

Hi everyone!
As I mentioned in my previous post, I kind of gave up on the December Fat Mum Slim photo a day challenge.  I had problems with my facebook account & was unable to add photos (which is where the FMS photo a day is hosted).  So because I couldn't participate, I then gave up taking the photos each day, plus ended up feeling a little overwhelmed that I was now so far behind!

My facebook is now back to normal (or so it seems...fingers crossed it stays that way!), so I thought I would restart the challenge for the rest of the month.  For the days that I missed a photo, I've decided to use older photos that suit the prompts....not sure if that's cheating?  lol  Oh well, it's all for a bit of, I sometimes do that anyway if I've forgotten to take a pic that day or for whatever other reason.

So is the first weeks pics

1. - 8 o'clock - At the David Strassman show at the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
{such a great night - totally hilarious!}
2. Peace - A peace{ful} morning on the Yarra River
3. Something you held - My new Fossil watch :)
4. Black & White - Barbed wire fence
5. - Looking up - into an amazing old gum tree
6. - From where you live / your country - Australia's well known Sydney Harbour Bridge
{an old photo taken a few years ago as we cruised back into Sydney Harbour}
And another for the Dec 6 prompt.....
The Aussie flag :)))
7.  Stars - Christmas decorations in Martin Place, Sydney
{another older photo from a trip to Sydney}
I shall be back some time in the next few days to share the 2nd weeks photos...and then I should be just about up to date!  yay
Thanks so much for dropping by...enjoy your Sunday xx

Friday, December 14, 2012

Yay, I've scrapped!!!

Finally!.....and it felt good too :)

Last Sunday night I just felt like scrapping, so I was hopping around all the different challenge & forum sites for some inspiration, and as soon as I seen the December sketch at The Scrapbook Store, I thought, YEP this is the one!....and so I busily got scrapping.  But as I'm a fairly slow scrapper (although, occasionally a layout will come together rather quickly for me), I've been working on it here & there, in between doing the umpteen other things at this busy time of year, and I only just finished the final touches last night.....

I've used 7 Dot Studio "Domestic Goddess" papers from the gorgeous C'est Magnifique November kit that I won from their recent blog there's lots of 2crafty chipboard in there as well :)
Here is the amazing December sketch at The Scrapbook Store....
December 2012 Sketch Competion
And now for a few close ups....

This gorgeous 2 crafty piece is one of the Corner Arches, that comes in a set of 2...I've simply given it a few coats of gesso with a dabbing effect rather than stroking with my brush...then I painted it with Viva Pink Glimmermist, added a dab here & there using the "Copper" paint dabber that came in the C'est Magnifique kit, and then added a few swipes of gesso over the top using my finger
Under my title is a piece of 2crafty Ornate Fence that was cut in half, then primed with gesso & then painted with Old Lace Glimmermist.
The tiny ATC butterflies were given the same treatment, with a small pearl added for their bodies.
I also added a few of the butterflies to a large Manor House Creations flower.
That's all I have to share for now, peeps.
My December photo a day challenge has kind of fallen off the radar :(
I had some problems with facebook, and then with being busy seems to have fallen by the wayside.  Maybe I will pick it back up again at some stage....I will see how it goes (fingers crossed!)
Thanks so much for dropping by my little part of the world.
Take care..... xx

Sunday, December 9, 2012

2crafty DT projects....

On the 1st of December I shared some sneak peeks of my DT work for 2crafty....I can now share the complete layouts as seen on the 2crafty blog.  Some of you may have already seen them {if you popped over to the 2crafty blog for a looksie}....but here they are again for those who may have missed seeing them :)

"Spring Snow"

 Using Ariel's Spray, Victorian Lamp Post, Pointed Snow Flakes & ATC Birdhouse
Photo was from back in October when we had a weekend away at Blackheath in The Blue Mountains.  Our first morning there & we woke up to snow!...everything was completely white & oh so pretty.  Such a great experience & lots of gorgeous photos :)

A few close ups...


"Christmas 2011"
4 more 2crafty pieces for this layout - Merry Christmas Title, Corner Xmas Star Spray,
Vintage Birds & Every Day Font alphabets/numbers


And my last project for December.....2 christmas cards

 The first card using one of the Retro Xmas Trees  and the second card is using one of the oh so cute Blitzen Reindeers.

If you'd like to see more close ups & read about the techniques used, then pop on over to my post on the 2crafty blog HERE
Thanks so much for dropping by & for all your lovely comments.
I am hoping to do some long overdue blog hopping today/tonight, to see what you've all been up to & to leave some love <3
Cheers.... xx

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A few photos from the slack blogger!

Gosh, I really have been a slack blogger of late :-/
No excuses, except that I don't know where the time is going....the weeks are just flying by & I feel like I'm getting nowhere.  And don't even mention c.h.r.i.s.t.m.a.s co's that's just a whole other

Anyways, just thought I'd quickly pop in to share the last lot of my Fat Mum Slim November photo a day pics......

22.  Grateful - For these ripened little cherry tomatoes
23.  Black - DD's new car
24.  A sound you heard - the rumblings of DH's truck coming home
25.  Sky - Taken from the end of my street at sunset
26.  In the cupboard - One of my pretty tea sets
27.  Tree - A Golden Elm {one of the first trees planted in our front yard some 18 years ago}
28.  Vehicle - Row of hire bikes at Port Melbourne
{Taken earlier this year just before boarding the ship for our trip to Tassie}
29.  Big - Big statue of Ned Kelly at Beechworth
{another old pic used for today - taken Oct 2011}
30.  On the Wall - Advertisement for Sexpo in Melbourne
{and nope, didn't go}
I already have a weeks worth of December photo a day pics, so I'll be back sometime soon in the next few days to start sharing them.  I have no scrapping to share {again!! ....but I've been busy with a few DT projects that I can't share yet}.  I'm hoping to get some more scrapping done this weekend...fingers crossed!
Until next time...take care & happy snapping/scrapping :) xx

Saturday, December 1, 2012

My December shares are up on the 2crafty blog today....

And here are a few little sneak peeks! 
You'll have to pop over to the 2crafty blog to see them in full :)




As I mentioned above, If you'd like to see my projects in full, then pop on over to the 2crafty blog & hopefully you'll be inspired! :)
Until next time.... xx

Friday, November 23, 2012

Week 3 - November FMS photo a day

Hi everyone...just another quick post tonight to catch up on week 3 of the November Fat Mum Slim photo a day challenge (gosh that is a mouthful!!!  lol) are my next lot of pics :)

 15.  In your bag - Inside my camera bag (I love this bag!  It looks just like a handbag rather than a camera bag & can also fit purse, phone, keys etc in there as well)
 16.  The view from your window - Taken thru the car windscreen while driving across the bridge near where I live
17.  The last thing you bought - Bryce Courtenay's newest, yet!
Sadly, he passed away last night :(  - RIP Bryce.
The world has lost such a brilliant story teller...I have loved all of his books.
18.  Happened this weekend - A bit of scrapping (which is the subject of my last blogpost)
19.  Something awesome - Awesome row of Moreton Bay Figs on Norfolk Island.
(I used an old fav pic for this one that I took while holidaying on Norfolk a few years ago - forgot my camera that day, plus was at work...and I can definitely say that not much in the way of awesome happens there! lol)
20.  Work/Play - Kids playing in the park that I snapped while on the way home from work.
21.  What I wore - boring old work clothes!!  lol
Hope you have enjoyed seeing into my week that was :)
Take care  xx


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