I've been playing along with another scrap lift with Cocoa Daisy..and it's almost become a speed scrapping challenge as there are 2 teams versing each other and it's a race to see who manages to finish first.. Here is my take, I managed to get it done in just over an hour..very fast for me...I usually take at least twice that :) I've used Cocoa Daisy's gorgeous October kit on this layout..love the colour combo
...and yesterday I had fun playing with my new glimmer mist colour 'mustard seed' and also some walnut ink..I loved the effect made when they ran together on the page.. the japapnese paper is actually a piece of wrapping paper which I salvaged recently
The second time around and a little tweaking to increase the amount of sauce..it's sogood! I can see it being a regular dessert in our house..not they we have dessert that often..The recipe is from here..if you like a saucy pudding like us, I recommend adding an extra 3/4 cup of water and tablespoon of golden syrup when making the sauce. Also..for a richer flavour, replace half the golden syrup with treacle..yum!!
Last weekend we actually had some spring like weather..so while visiting the in-laws decided to go for a walk along the pipeline track at the base of Mt Wellington..which is only 5 mins walk from their house..M sure had a great backyard to grow up in!
Hello..just a quick share...I had another play with the glimmer mists, using an old plastic alphabet stencil of the girls..and at the top I've used the front of the stencil to print off the excess ink...looking forward to trying this out again soon :)
Rhiannon recently spent a weekend away at Bicheno with her Pop and did some fishing, bike riding, beach combing, as well as penguin, seal and whale watching! She took heaps of photos including these awesome shadows for me to share for SSS..
that's it for the shadows..and just 'cause these pics were too good not to share...
Rhi's only catch but it was a beauty!..yummy perch too :)
a family of fur seals and some little pied cormorants to the right.. (click pic for detail)
the gorgeous Redbill Beach
Don't forget to check out more shadows - starting with the fabulous Tracy at Hey Harriet It's windy but sunny here today...things are starting to dry out at last from all the rain over the last couple of months. Hope you're having a great day..HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!
In the school holidays earlier this month, we braved the cold and headed out early for a 2 hour drive to the Florentine Valley in the South West of Tassie.. I'm pretty sure that's Mt Field West in the background..dusted with icing sugar according to Jem
hot chocolate and salad rolls..fuel for the walk to come :)
sassafrass tree canopy near the start of the walk..
and some unusual fungi on a log..
yes this is part of the track..rather slippery but we all made it across (and back) safely
the river (normally just a little creek but we've had a huge amount of rain) was thundering and could be heard well before we got to the end of the track..
M setting up for some photos..it was very dark in the rainforest..
crossing the river..ready to descend into the mouth of Growling Swallet cave.. I held my breath as they crossed! I decided to stay with the gear..my knees and ankles weren't up to all the scrambling unfortunately!
Jem half way there..
starting the decent into the cave..love this shot of M helping Jem..
the cave entrance from where I stood across the river..
M took this one looking from the inside out
a small glimpse of the mud on the track..this is tame compared to some sections.. Rhi took a wrong step at one stage and ended up to her knees in mud :P
on the drive home the lighting was so beautiful..as were the reflections on the the Derwent River..just outside of New Norfolk
Hope you enjoyed the tour..we're all looking forward to going back another day maybe we'll visit another cave.. Enjoy your weekend all Gx
Here's what I've been up to for the last fortnight..The first one is for the new challenge over at What's Ad About?!?I hope all the scrappers out there will give it a go too!
all the images and words apart from the main title have been taken from my huge mountain of home magazines..(running a close second are cooking magazines..but that's another story! :)
..and this one was for Cocoa Daisy's scraplift from the September newsletter..using Danielle's fab sketch to scrap Jem ready for her school's Book Week parade last year
I've gone with mostly vintage elements on this one..loving the new 7 gypsies papers!
The next 2 layouts were for the DT comp going on at Scrapboxx..unfortunately I've gone out of this one, but was happy with my entries and had fun anyway..
The main criteria for round 1 was to scrap your 'favourite place' I've used masking tape once again, along with water-colour paints and my new portfoliio crayons which are so fabulous to work with!! Also some fabric leaves, rub-ons, fabric brads and a few handmade flowers..I really like how these bright colours together :)
..and finally my round 2 entry was little Miss R when she was about 3, experimenting with Nanny's lipstick..so cute! ..love the woodgrain paper behind, wish I had more!
I've coloured the red lace with red watercolour and then glimmered over lightly with an orange colour..also some stamping on old book paper and a little bling..
Well that's it for now..I'm taking part in Cocoa Daisy's blog hop for World Card Making Day tomorrow...so will have a card to share, it's been ages since I made one too Gx