I subscribe to the ‘snag it’ style of photography…

25 10 2009

I just go out and take 500 photos… then I come home and edit… edit… edit! That way at the end of the day I might end up with this –

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or this –

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or when I yell ‘Rockstar’ I get this…

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and this is just for fun.

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It’s 10.30 and I need a coffee and a strip or two of sewing before bed. ‘Tas been a VERY productive weekend.

Cheers,

Lib x





So how long does it take to hollow out a large pumpkin?

24 10 2009

and then what on God’s green earth gives you the brilliant idea that you should pop your insane self in said pumpkin for a paddle down yon nearby creek?

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hmmmmm back soon.





iScrapz (lol)

11 10 2009

Here’s a page for the Scrapz.biz Nook & Pantry Comp!

You had to use 2 photos…

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Recycled lettering…

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and something from the kitchen…

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I made flowers from baking paper/foil/cupcake papers. I love this page! 12×12 when I’ve been 8.5x11ing for a while. I am no Nic Howard on the 12×12 but Im happy with it just the same.

Cheers & thanks for looking,

Lib xxx





The Sweet Success! Silje’s Bubble Tea

11 10 2009

Oh the ecstasy… The triumph! Ever since I first saw ‘Bubble Tea’ on Elsie’s blog, I have been fascinated by the what? how? & why? of Bubble Tea, and so for the past year (obviously not solidly… just when I remembered lol) I have been conducting some research into how I could experience this uber-cool Japanese drink. The ever-crafty Silje made some not so long ago and I left a comment on her blog asking how she makes it. (http://www.littlebirdcrafts.blogspot.com Silje’s blog – she is lovely and a crafting machine – super clever!) Well Silje left me a sweet note with really thorough instructions and now Robert is my Mother’s brother. (yeah… Bob’s your Uncle ;-))

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It is a bit ‘kitchen wreckingly’ fiddly to make and probably not a drink I would make often, but the chewy ‘spheres’ are such a mouth sensation. I wish they came in sherbet flavour! I know what the fuss is now. I am satisfied that another of my ‘to do’ list has been accomplished and my holidays have not been so much of a waste as far as the list goes. I have achieved heaps and had so much fun with friends and family. I could get used to not going to work lol.

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This gorgeous little square tablecloth is a bargain buy from Vinnies’ They have opened a new op shop store here in Singleton and I wandered in and picked up a heap of pillowcases (to make little shift dresses for the ladies) anyway the tablecloth is just an embroidered jobby just like everyone’s Nana has, but it’s now something I love it to plonk stuff on.

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I have layouts to share… tomorrow! Need daylight to photograph them. Rona and I are not-so patiently waiting for the Jacaranda trees around town (there are hundreds of them) to burst into purple bloomingness. I was pretty confident they always bloom in September… a few have had a hint of colour, not enough to get great photos though. We just want to take photos of them, hopefully with the kids co-operating.

OK off to bed now… night all! Lib x

p.s. I used McClelland colourisations actions on the pics.





A card…

8 10 2009

I tried making a card for the Scrap.biz galleryz. Had to make a travel card and here it is ta da…

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Hmmm yeah it’s not great… and I will be doing the four chalenges this week. I really was proud just doing one last week.

thanks for the visit!





Scrapz.biz

6 10 2009

I made another order through Scrapz.biz last week. Such super quick service and absolutely the latest and greatest goodies. The new Making Memories papers and embellisments are seriously so yummy. Anyway, because I have signed up to their newsletter, I found this competition and put my name down to join in the fun!

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Click here to go to the rules and sign up

Just the kick I need to get scrapping! I’m into week 2 of my holidays and I have another to do list. Maybe I should post it here and tick off the projects when I’ve finished them?

anyway gotta go…





Share the love!

4 10 2009

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Silvia Kristine http://shabbychicsilvia.blogspot.com/

Silvia creates fabulous shabby treats and these are some of her candies.

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Check out the amazing bird on this beautiful box she made,

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If you go and comment on her blog you can win a stack of blog candy!

I have been spending today catching up with blogs (Dodo didn’t have any local internet coverage for the past week – poo and double poo!) I did however while away two days scrap shopping in Sydney, Friday with Mum at the Paper Crafts Festival (interesting but not really worth going – I bought the usual new stuff at the usual stores Katja Schneider’s Memories 2 Remember is always a must… got some new ribbons and new paper there – so cute!) spending the day with Mum was really good and Gabu lent us his ‘Garmin’ so we saved heaps of time getting to Canterbury racecourse – definately getting a GPS for my car, they’re brilliant! Then Saturday went back to Penrith with Rona for shopping at Scraploot, Lincraft and last but never least Fred The Needle – seriously the best scrap/fabric/BTP store in Australia Mum’s comment was that Fred’s is like a Paper Crafts Fesitval on it’s own lol (She’s right and Simone is such a beautiful, friendly, helpful chick, all of her staff are brilliant and make you feel like a really valued customer and I’m always so sad to leave – wish I lived closer – I always get the most amazing stuff there!)
Anyway now I’m sitting here once again at the computer while dinner cooks… a hearty Winter barley soup (made with rice instead – but rice soup sounds disgusting lol – this is officially cold scrapping weather and as soon as the ladies are in bed I am making stuff) The footy is on and I don’t care who wins as long as it isn’t Parramatta lol.

If you have time, check out my favourite inspriation website! Allanah Hill http://www.alannahhill.com.au/

… and this ‘apparently’ is the No. 1 portrait photographer in the universe lol INSPRIATIONAL!!! His name is Platon I believe… http://platonphoto.com/portraits/movies/index.html

Have a great Sunday night… you know what the grand final of footy means don’t you??? *sigh* another overload season of damn cricket 😦 ‘Carn the Storm!