Friday, April 30, 2010

Here are a couple more pics from our holidays.
This first one is of my honey Gary (on the left) and the birthday boy, Pete enjoying a cigar to celebrate Pete's 50th birthday. Neither of them have smoked for nearly 20 - 28 years but boys being boys they had to have one. lol this one is one of the sunsets we were priveliged to view. Each night was different but just as stunning as the last.

Monday, April 26, 2010

These are the latest LO's i have done for challenges over at ART. This first one is for the Week 8 Magical Musical Challenge, the theme was country. we had a list of criteria which included wire and rusting. I hand made the barbed wire behind the & and my rust was the colour (as in buttons, paint ont he post in the pic and the alpha stickers). also we had to use habadashery items, I put a needle in amongst the straw/hay at the top right of the pic, used buttons and ricrac, we had to do stamping and inkingand also use Kraft CS.

This Lo is for a monthly challenge and we had to do a scrap lift. I picked a LO one of our DT (Toni) did as a digi as it was "magical". The photo was taken in Hawaii from our Hotel balcony. Didn't use any special setting on the camera but clicked away as the yacht sailed across the ocean. We framed a selection of this pics and have them hung in our spare room.

This was Weeks 7 challenge for the MMT. Tango was week 7's theme and we had to use predominantly Red and Black, 2 photo's, two word title, 2 techniques and 2 embellishments (as many of the same as we liked). The little picture was of Hubby and myself on our wedding day and the larger pic was taken in Nov '09 while we were in Melbourne visiting my SIL and BIL. that night we were celebrating hubby's and his sisters birthdays (one day apart). That was another great holiday. I did masking and embossing for my techniques, flowers and a metal wedding cake charm for my embellies and Then Now as my title.

I can't believe we are nearly finished the Magical Musical Bus Tour. We had our last Challenge uploaded this morning and the last mini challenge was uploaded last night. The mini one was to use scraps from one of our previous challenges and decorate a note book (which is just below) and this weeks Challenge theme is "The bridal Waltz". We have to use white and cream, use textures, a three word title, a sub title and we may use tiny touches of gold, silver or black if necessary. The examples the DT have supplied are jaw droppingly beautiful.

Wow. how quick does a week go! Especially when you are away on holiday! My husband and i went to Penang for 7 nights to meet up with our best friends for a 50th surprise. The birthday boy didn't know we were going to be there and his reaction was brilliant when he opened the door of their room. His reaction was "gee you two look like Gary & Sharon" hahahaha

Well we had a brilliant time. Lazing around the pool wandering up and down the markets at night, having drinks at the beach bar in the resort. Where were we staying you ask? The Shangri-La Rasa Resort and Spa. We had a view of the ocean from our room and also over looking the beautiful lush gardens below.

the top pic is of the four of us in the pool, this was about the 5th or 6th photo taken on timer.
The bottom one is the gardens from our room. It was taken at about 7.30am and was a hazy morning.
I highly recommend everyone staying at this resort. The facilities and the service from the staff is second to none. Everyone had a smile on their face and a cheery goodmorning as you passed. Wish i was still there.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hi! Well Toni showed us a link ( and the gorgeous pair of vintage shoes that she made on the weekend, so i thought i'd give the ago to. I made this pair for a swap and they should be flying their way to New Zealand as i type. I made the flower cluster on the front and the black binding is velvet ribbon which is also on the heel (which you can't see properly, sorry). So i've signed up on their site and will see what they think.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

thought it was time to put up a new post.

Well Easter has been and gone and i have 5 days before i fly off to Penang with hubby and meet up with friends.

I've done a couple more challenges over art Artistic Document one of which i have won the Lo of the week. I was really wrap that it got chosen. It was Terri's Seeing Squares challenge and i had a fun afternoon doing it.
and this weeks Magical Musical Tour Challenge had the theme of The Charleston. We had to use warm colours, fringing/tassles, glitter and film strip. I title mine "In their Roaring 20's" and i made a flappers dress using some fringing, some glittery ricrac on the bottom of the main pic and the background paper is a photocopy of a advertisement reproduction from the 20's.

Again another great challenge. Some of the entries are fantastic with a few girls using pics of their grandparents in the 1920's which is fabulous. I just love looking at some of those old pics and thinking about what life would have been like back then.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter bunny is almost here.

finished this weeks Lo for the Magical Musical Tour over at Artistic Document. This weeks theme was punk. This was my effort at Punk. I've ripped material, torn holes, distressed, pinned and inked and stamped and machine sewed the paper.
The pic was taken when we went to the ACDC concert last month.