Friday, 21 November 2014

More Than One Tree

The theme for the Less isMore challenge, #198, is More Than One Tree. 

Card – Mondi & Bazzill
Digital Image &Sentiment – Pink Petticoat.
Pencils – Lyra
Glitter – Wink of Stella
Rhinestones – Kaiser

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Sunday, 16 November 2014


The theme this week at Our BeautifulWorld #72 is Blue

Saturday had rolled around again and I had no ideas for the cue this week.  Then I remembered an egg cup my mother had since she was a child.  The base is dated 1925
I had a breakfast date with a friend and on the way I saw this nice display in a dress shop.  

As usual our breakfast lasted almost until lunch.  In our defence this time we hadn’t seen each other for quite awhile and had lots to share.  I was telling her about the OBW blog and the cue for this week.  She told me of a shop near her called Blue Suede Shoes.  The name took my fancy so after lunch off I went. 

In the afternoon as I was pottering in the garden I remembered this drinking tray I had made for the birds. 
I have also planted some blue flowers because I heard they attract butterflies.

To finish here is a wool bombed car I saw while I was at the film festival earlier this year.
 Well that's it for today, take care and thank you for visiting.


Tuesday, 11 November 2014


Here is my card for the challenge at CASology #120– cue word Sea. 

Card – Mondi
Digital Stamp – Waxed Fruit
Stamp - Inkadinkado
Sentiment – Hero Arts
Pencils – Lyra
Misc - Gel Pen

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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Historical Monuments

The theme this week at Our BeautifulWorld #71 is Historical Monuments.

There are a number of historical monuments in and around Geelong so I had great plans for Saturday.  Unfortunately I woke with a migraine.  Then my lovely husband came home from visiting his mother in Ballarat and he had taken some photos for me.  What a sweet man.

The first photograph is of the Olympic Games Monument at Lake Wendouree, at the end of the rowing course.  In 1956 the Olympic Games were held in Melbourne.  The rowing and canoeing events were held on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat.

This is the Olympic Creed. 

The second group pf photographs is the Memorial to AustralianPrisoners of War.  Again at Lake Wendouree, Ballarat.

Take care and thank you for visiting.


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Non-Traditional Christmas Colours

I have a Christmas card today.  It is for the Less is More challenge, #196, and the challenge is to use Non-Traditional Christmas Colours – that is no reds or greens.

Card – Mondi & Kraft
Image – Penny Black
Sentiment – Artee Stamps
Embossing Powder (Pink Sparkle) – Celebrations of Australia
Pearls & Rhinestones – Kaiser
Misc - Bow

I will also enter the challenge at Beccy’s Place – Month of Holiday Cards

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Friday, 31 October 2014


It’s late Friday night and I am just scraping in again for the challenge at Less is More, #195 where this week’s theme is Newsprint.


Card – Mondi & Bazzill
Digital Image – I have it filed under Just Inklined but I don’t think it is?
Sentiment – Computer generated
Misc - Newsprint

I will also enter the challenge at Cards and More #118, Get Well.

Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend.


Sunday, 26 October 2014


The theme this week at Our BeautifulWorld #69 is Rustic.

This afternoon I suggested to my husband that we go for a drive in the countryside.  I told him I was looking for an example of rustic to photograph.  He said he could show me some interesting roadside letter boxes.

This house owner has turned a bike into a letterbox.
Here are a few more examples of country ingenuity.

A couple more photos I took today.  The first photo is of an old farm house and buildings.  The second is a metal sculpture.

The old building was the last shot I took.  We had pulled over onto the side of the road and as I was taking the photos I was thinking about the warm weather and that it brings out the snakes, when I saw a movement out of the corner of my eye.  Yes a snake!  I quickly returned to the car.  Gosh my pulse was racing.  That was a little more excitement than I wanted.

Well I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.  Take care and thank you for visiting.


Saturday, 25 October 2014

Little Creatures

I have a card for this week’s challenge at Less is More, #194 and the theme is Little Creatures.

Card – Mondi & Bazzill
Image – Sassy Cheryl
Sentiment – Computer generated
Pencils – Lyra
Punch - Fiskars
Twine – Jillibean

It has been a very full week so thank goodness it’s Friday.  The weather is promising to be good so it should be a nice weekend in the garden.  I hope you all have a great weekend.  

Thanks for visiting.


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

One Layer, Two Fishes

I have a card for this week’s one layer challenge at Less is More, #187.  The challenge also requires 2 of something.  I have used two fish images.

Card – Mondi
Image – 2 Cute digital image
Sentiment – Computer generated
Pencils – Lyra
Misc – Wink of Stella & Kaiser Pearls

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Monday, 13 October 2014


I have been absent this past month due to a family bereavement. 

Joining the fun at Our Beautiful World this week (#68) is a way of easing back into blogging.  Ros is the host this week and her prompt is Autumn.

This photo was taken back in May.   It was a miserable cold grey day, I was at work and walking between buildings, and there were piles of leaves everywhere.  It took a lot of restraint not to drag my feet through them or kick them in the air.

It is Spring in Australia now so I am including a few photos I have taken recently.
Blossom on one of our pear trees
 Apple blossom
 A neighbour's tree
 Finally this magnificent magnolia tree I saw in Ballarat.  It's the biggest magnolia I have ever seen.

Thank you for visiting and have a great week.


Sunday, 7 September 2014


Here is my card for the challenge at CASology #111 – cue word Under. 

Card – Mondi & Bazzil
Digital Stamp - Bugaboo
Sentiment – Computer generated
Design Paper – Jillibean Soup
Pencils – Lyra

Challenges –
Cards and More Challenge #114 – Clean & Simple
Aud Sentiments Challenge #114 – Any Sentiment Other than Birthday
Crafty Girls Challenges #26 – Anything Goes

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Today is Father’s day so I am preparing a special lunch for my husband of all his favourites.  For dessert he likes strawberry and passionfruit Pavlova.  This fits very well with the cue from Our Beautiful World.

 I have used passionfruit seeds to decorate the pavlova.


It looks like it is going to be another lovely spring day.  This is the type of day to be out in the garden.  I spent last weekend gardening with my little dog keeping watch from a nice sunny spot and the girls, hens, assisting me.  They even clean my shoes.

Spring is the magpie swooping season.  They never bother us or my dog but they swoop the hens.  I was bending to pick something out of the garden last weekend and one of the magpies swooped right over my back to get to the girls.  It was so close I felt the rush of air.  It’s not just the hens, it is all birds.  When the magpies are around they won’t let any other birds in our yard.   Once the babies are hatched the swooping will stop.

Enjoy your weekend and thank you for visiting.


Friday, 5 September 2014

Beside the Sea

This week at Less is More the Challenge, #187, is a Lucky Dip.  Which is a song “I do like to be beside the seaside!”

Card – Mondi
Image – Mo Manning
Sentiment – Technique Tuesday
Pencils - Lyra

Challenges –
Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge #26 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #193 – Anything Goes

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Friday, 29 August 2014


The theme this week at Our BeautifulWorld #61 is Gate

Brandenburg  Gate 

This is an early morning shot of the very famous Brandenburg Gate.     The Gate is as impressive, perhaps more so, in person than it is on the news.  It is a wonderful symbol of unity and peace.  I took this photo a couple of years ago when I visited Berlin. 

Take care and thank you for visiting.


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Less is More Sketch

This is my card for the Less Is More Challenge  #186 – a Sketch

Card – Mondi & Bazzill
Image – SU
Sentiment – Hero Arts
Embossing Powder – Hero Arts
Inkpad - VersaMark

Challenges –
Tuesday Throwdown #210 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-CraftyChallenge #192 – Anything Goes
Through the Craft RoomDoor – Anything Goes

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Sunday, 24 August 2014


Tonight I have a card for the CASology Challenge  #109.  The theme this week is - Java

Card – Mondi & Bazzill
Digital Image – Whimsy Doodle Graphics
Sentiment – Flourishes
Ink Pad – Color Box, Fluid Chalk

Challenges – 
Crafting at the WeekendChallenge #4 – Anything Goes
My Time To Craft Challenge #256 – Food & Drink
Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge #43 – Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #71 – Anything Goes

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014


Tonight I have a card for the Less is More Challenge  #185.  The theme this week is - Animal

Card – Mondi & Bazzill
Image& Sentiment – Penny Black
Pencils - Lyra

Challenges –
Inky Impressions Challenge #173 – Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic TuesdayChallenge #49 – Anything Goes

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Friday, 15 August 2014


The theme this week at Our Beautiful World #59 is Aromatic
Stocks on the hall table
Buckets of flowers outside the florist.  The jonquils looked very pretty but I find their perfume too strong for indoors

Wednesday was a lovely sunny day and as I was walking past the Red Poppy florist  when I caught the scent of stocks.  It reminded me of the cue word for Our Beautiful World this week.  I bought a bunch to take home.  On the way home my car smelt wonderful.

Ros asked if we had a favourite aroma.  I like the smell of fresh brewed coffee in the morning, fresh baked bread and home cooked curry.  I like working in the garden with all the aromas, each season is different.  I like it when I am in the bush after rain.  The smell of eucalyptus is so fresh and clean.  Ros also mentioned how fragrance can invoke memories.  Lavender makes me think of one of my mother’s aunts.  When we went to stay with her the bed linen always smelt of lavender.  Another is a particular male fragrance reminds me of my first boyfriend.  Also when I smell beer brewing I remember backpacking in Germany.  This is because one of the Youth Hostels I stayed in was very close to a brewery

My weekend at the film festival was fantastic!!  I left home at 7:30am Friday and arrived back home at 1:30am Monday.  I was very tired but had enjoyed myself enormously.  There really wasn’t a bad movie amongst them.  Some of the best were Jack (German), Queen and Country (British) and A Girl At My Door (Korean).  I also saw the first two episodes of a new mini-series coming to Australia, Devil’s Playground.  It’s a psychological thriller and I will certainly be watching the series

Take care and  thank you for visiting.


Friday, 8 August 2014


The theme this week at Our BeautifulWorld #58 is Chocolate

Put “eat chocolate” at the top of your list of things to do today.  That way , at least you’ll get one thing done!
~ Author Unknown

There is a nice chocolate shop not too far from work and they usually have a attractive displays.  I wasn’t disappointed.  Of course while I was there I had to buy some chocolate, it is only good manners.

This weekend is my special weekend.  I am off to Melbourne to attend the Melbourne International Film Festival.  In the next three days I will see thirteen movies.  I am really looking forward to the weekend.

Have a lovely weekend, I know I will, and thank you for visiting.


Tuesday, 5 August 2014

JAI Colour Combo

Today’s card is for the Just Add Ink Challenge #225 – Colour Challenge.

Card – Mondi & Bazzil
Die – Simon Says
Background - SU
Sentiment – Penny Black
Ink pad – VersaColor & Memento
Misc – Twine

JAI 225

Challenges –
Crafting from the Heart #30 – Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge #127 – Anything Goes

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Saturday, 2 August 2014

Scavenger Hunt - July

Here are my finds for this month’s Scavenger Hunt on Made With Love

C is for
Camellias in my garden.

At present this is the way I relax at night

Stemmed wines glasses in the cupboard

A pool in the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens.

Dough for some bread rolls. 

Dishwashing liquid.

A few simple household levers.

On the Wall
A Chinese silk embroidered picture, a souvenir of my trip to China.

We have two new hens and they do everything together.  If you see one you see the other.

In Your Bag

Your View of Today
We drove up to Wagga Wagga to celebrate our son’s birthday.  This is a view through the windscreen on the trip home.

This is another view but taken outside the car.

The banner of a magazine in the newsagency.

 Many thanks to Greenthumb