Saturday, 27 February 2010

Little toot ...

I got happy (e)mail this week :o) An acceptance from Creating Keepsakes (Aussie Reader Gallery) for my "Family" LO I did using the Divas February kit. Happy camper here! I've posted it off so now I eagerly await the commissioning letter just so I know it's REAL.

On Thursday I wasn't feeling 100% so I decided to forget most of the housework and relax ... by scrapping. This is what I created ... thanks to inspiration from the lovely Sheree, who presented the weekly Build It Up challenge.

I didn't have a shadow box handy (and the scrapping budget is a big faz zero ATM) so I just took the glass out of an old frame instead. Not quite as effective but it will have to do.

This next LO is for 3 Angels Scrapping Feb sketch challenge.

And this last page is my entry for the Feb challenge over at a brand new challenge blog called Kraft It Up. As the name suggests it's about using KRAFT products. This month's challenge was to use Kraft (duh) and lots of distressing.
I used some Maya mists (hmmm, these are becoming addictive as I've recently added a few to my meagre collection), lots of inking and roughing up the edges of the papers. I also made the circle flowers - just punched 3 different size circles, misted with water, scrunched and unravelled them, stuck a brad in the middle and da-dah!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Lots of pics for you

Ok, so today's pics & news first ... it's been raining ... AND raining ... over 6 inches in the last 10 days actually so we're happy little farmers here ATM.

These pics I took earlier today when we went for a drive around the area to see creeks and rivers running.

It wasn't long ago I took a photo looking in the same direction (NW) as this one except it was a dust storm rolling in. This picture today is a sheet of rain coming in. Oh and notice the green!

This photo is looking up our driveway - there's water flowing over it from the paddocks in afew places, not too deep, but just indicating that the paddocks cant soak up any more, at least not keeping up with the amount of rainfall.

This dam is full, almost overflowing in fact because the water running into it cant go anywhere else now than over and out. But that's ok ...

This is showing the water running into it from the paddocks up behind. Actually our paddocks are to the left and behind me, what you see over that fence is our neighbour's.

So that's all the excitement around here on Valentine's Day LOL.
Onto other news ... 2 weeks ago our daughter Caitlin started school. Here she is on her very first day of Kindergarten, we are so proud of her. She went off without any dramas and has been pretty good about the whole school "thing" in general. So grown up ... sigh ...

And on a creative note ... here's some LO's I've created using some yummy new stuff in the Divas Shop - "Bright Day" from an Australian Company, Paper Inklings.
I must say I'm not a fan of purple, or lilac or anything like that, but I really loved working with this range and was so surprised at how the pages turned out.