Saturday, 19 July 2014


The theme this week at Our BeautifulWorld is Woodland.
I live in a coastal area where there isn’t much woodland.  So on the way to visiting my mother I took a slight detour to the small historic town of Steiglitz.  The town was one of the richest goldfields in Victoria but today it is a virtual ghost town.  It’s in the beautiful Brisbane ranges and is surrounded by bush. 

My husband is very interested in this topic.  He is an historian and has written on industries in some forest in Victoria.   I asked if he would mind sharing some of his photos and he obliged.  Some of these photos are his and some are historic

 This photo shows the bed of an old tram track

This is after a bushfire in the Wombat Forest.  Most of these trees will grow back.  

 I love going out into the bush,  particularly after rain.  I just love the smell then, it's so beautifully fresh.

Have a lovely weekend and thank you for visiting.


Adapt a Fingerprint

Tonights card is for theLess is More Challenge #180 – one layer and Adapt a Fingerprint

Card – Mondi
Inkpads – VersaColor
Markers - Tombow
Sentiment  – Hero Arts

Challenges –
Chocolate, Coffee &Cards Challenge #69 – For the Birds
Sister Act Card Challenge #66 – Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers Challenge #133 – Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge #30 – CAS Card

Thank you for visiting and enjoy the weekend.


Saturday, 12 July 2014


Today’s card is for CASology Challenge #103 cue word – Glow.

Card – Mondi & Bazzil
Image – Heidi Swapp
Sentiment – Computer generated
Rhinestones - Kaiser
Misc – Bow &Pastels

Challenges –
Through the Craft Room Door, 8 – 14 July – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #185 – Anything Goes
Red Rubber Inspirationals #128 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge #30 – CAS Card (Clean and Simple)
Deep Ocean Challenge #81 – Add a Sentiment

Thank you for visiting and enjoy the week.



Last week on Our Beautiful World they were celebrating their first birthday with a BLOG HOP and the request was for photos of us when we were one (you still have time to link up). The theme is continuing this week with the cue word being ONE or 1.  

Work has kept me busy this week so last night I had nothing.  My husband brought out some athletic ribbons he had won as a school boy.  They were for first place.  I wasn’t sure if this would count.

So in desperation this morning I photographed the first page of a book.  Do you know how many books don’t put one/1 on the first page?

Then shopping in a lovely French themed shop and I saw this clock.

And finally the first thing I saw in the supermarket was this stack of flour.

Have a lovely weekend and thank you for visiting.


Thursday, 10 July 2014

Earth Tones

This week’s card for the challenge #179 at Less is More is a colour challenge and they have chosen Earth Tones.

Card – Mondi & Bazzill
Sentiment – DarkRoom Door
Punch - ?Carl
Die – Memory Box
Embossing Folder – Sizzix
Inkpad – VersaColor

Challenges –
Crafty Girls #22 – Anything Goes
Charisma Cards #15 – Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating July Challenge – Anything Goes
Stamping Royalty #236 – Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting.


Monday, 7 July 2014

CASology Float

Today’s card is for CASology Challenge #102 cue word – Float.

Card – Mondi
Image – IndigoBlu
Sentiment – Hero Arts
Embossing Powder – Hero Arts
Inkpad - VersaMark

Challenges –
Brown Sugar Challenge #101 – Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #64 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge #21 – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs (Month Long) – Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and enjoy the week.


Thursday, 3 July 2014


Today’s card is for the Less is More Week 178 Recipe Challenge – use a recycle item

Card – Mondi
Image – Jane’s Doodles
Sentiment – Technique Tuesday
Background – Bubble wrap (recycled)
DP – Graphic 45
Misc – Tissue paper (recycled)

Challenges –
Just For Fun Challenge #1– Anything Goes
Sunshine Mail Challenge – Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge – Use a Stamp or a Digi Somewhere

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Scavenger Hunt - June

I have been popping in and out of Made With Love photo scavenger hunt for a while but have never been able to complete the challenge in time to join in.  I still missed one item and due to work commitments wasn’t able to post this any earlier.  So I hope it is okay to enter? 

B is for Bridge
Road bridge over the Barwon River

My Aunt's old clock

Found at the Castlemaine Renovator’s Barn

My son's old Sooty hand puppet.

You again.
 Earlier in the year on my way to work I would see this decorated bike.  It was such a happy object I came to look for it.  Then it disappeared. 
 Three weeks ago I saw it again.

The Barwon River


An assortment of children’s balls in a supermarket bin

Eastern Beach, Geelong

Man Made
Carousel Eastern Beach Geelong
A local take-away
This was a fail.  I thought it was going to be the easiest but now I have dozens of photos of kettles but no steam.

I have enjoyed getting out finding the objects and so has my little dog.  All the new places and smells to explore has been doggie heaven for him.

Many thanks to Greenthumb.

Thank you for visiting.