Tuesday, April 26, 2011


It's autumn (fall) here in Australia. I have had a beautiful scene to look at out of the dining area of my house. After a prolonged period of drought, we have had unseasonal wet weather in the last 6 months or so. Everything has been growing madly. Our feature 'fairy tree' has had a huge growth spurt (actually getting way too big for our small backyard & causing me some issues with the neighbours). In the last few weeks it has been rapidly shedding leaves resulting in a stunning golden carpet.

Just had to share it with my creative friends out there in blogland :)

Till next time,

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Shabby Chic Cards

My creative juices have been flowing in all sorts of new directions lately. Still have not done any journalling but have started playing with some papercraft again. It all started with my daughter's party. I was so inspired with the name tags we did (see previous post pic) that I decided to make some shabby chic style cards. I loved playing with bits of pastel coloured papers. It created such a different look and feel, so girly....have definitely been releasing my girly side (never been a girly girl). It was really fun limiting my colour palette too to create that particular feel. The pastels don't show up that well on puter screen but here are some for your perusal :)

I do not use a lot of commercial scrap-booking products both for economical & philosophical reasons ;) I get so much satisfaction from keeping all my scraps, they are perfect for card-making. Art Journalling has opened up a whole new range of possibilities - book print, music sheets etc. (Paper doilies are my latest obsession) How cool are they with the shabby chic look?!