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Monday, July 24, 2017

Tag - Your It!!

Before I talk about the tag I will update you all - my hubby has been in hospital since Friday last and came home today - that's a 9 day stint! Back in with the infection showing as cellulitis in his leg and so intravenous antibiotics of varying strengths. He is much better now and did better overall as he was well recovered from the last time and had got strength and fitness back despite the chickenpox! One never knows where life will take you, does one!

Where will the path to #TassieStyle adventure take you today? The Lake Esperance boardwalk disappears into winter mist in this moody image. One of Tassie's 60 Great Short Walks, the 2-hour easy return walk to Lake Esperance is within the Hartz Mountains National Park, an alpine reserve located 90 minutes' drive south-west of Hobart & Beyond. Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the park is a window into the legendary south-west wilderness, offering views of remote mountain ranges as far as the southern coast. It's a spectacularly beautiful region, with delicate waterfalls and glacial lakes dotting a landscape shaped by ice ages from previous millennia. Pure magic!

#DiscoverTasmania #SeeAustralia

Life has been s trifle stressed. However, we have had winter also and it has been fairly typical - not a lot of wind or rain for us to date and lots of quite blue days but quite cold. The last few days we have had a bit of rain - good for gardens and farmers - and I have made a big pot of soup for lunch! Time to sit in front of the heater and relax! Before I do that I  will tell you about the tag I made a few day's ago for the current challenge at Unstampabelles -

#70: Every Day is Special 

TWIST lots of colour

This is the prize:

My tag has a French theme:

Some recycled packaging as a base and an old sheet of decoupage......

A butterfly and a heart

A sentiment chip.......

All about love and romance and travel......

Still five days to enter!

You can go

and scroll to the Link - remember, no stamps please!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Love and Challenges

Unstampabelles has a current challenge asking you to create anything papery that will make someone's life special:

#70: Every Day is Special 

TWIST lots of colour

There is a prize:

the ruler gives a size indication

Hopefully this photo will make your life feel special as well!

Gorgeous Tassie Devil pups playing near Arthur River on Tassie’s north-west coast thanks to Georgina Andersen who says:

"Tasmanian devil pups love playing and soaking up the sun outside their den. I was lucky enough to find a wild devil den through my research on the species and have spent many an hour watching them."

Isn't that just adorable! Love their red ears!

I made a card for someone I love who is going through a hard time at the moment:

I can write a note inside 

A different angle

I took my inspiration from Pinterest - thanks 

You can go to Unstampabelles 

and enter your project for the challenge. 
Remember - no stamps please!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Vintage Card for CWD

Hello Peeps!

Just found out that I have passed my third unit at Uni - Photography for Social Media. Feeling particularly good about this one as my skills with the camera were very rusty before I started. There are a few spots rubbed off now and I appreciate all those wonderful photographers out there much more!

We have had a real cold snap lately, and although the days are without rain (we need it again) it had been pretty bloody cold first thing in the morning. When I came across this photo, I had to share it - it shows exactly how cold it has been here this week as well as being an amazing photo!

WOW… Meander Falls froze again this weekend! Thanks to Ben for sharing his amazing adventure. 

In the heart of the Great Western Tiers is the magnificent Meander Falls, a large waterfall in the alpine regions of the Meander River  Located over 1000 metres above sea level, care needs to be taken to ensure the weather is suitable for the journey. Snow can occur all year round in the area, and hikers are advised to be well prepared for the walk. The walk commences from the Meander Falls car park area, where various different hikes can be taken to Meander Falls

This time at Crafting with Dragonflies, Hilde has asked for a Vintage Card. 

This was photographed in natural light at the end of a day

This was the same place but with a flash - the colours are richer and you can see the gold sparkle on the mounts, and hessian flowers but the bronze sequins look black

The lady is a DarkRoom Door chip - she looks quite sweet

That's my vintage for the week!!!!

You can enter over at 

The challenge is open for a fortnight

Monday, July 10, 2017

Smash Book - what is that!

A Smash Book is a kind of journal - in my case,  one where I experiment with techniques and try and get arty - and I have a record of it. I use an old book by Jane Fonda with a hardback cover. I tear out some pages, glue up some more and then gesso an open double page to work in.

This page was done in a futile attempt to get my mojo working again!!!!

It is still a bit wet here - the photo's are Darkroom Door chips.

Gesso, sprays, paints, tissue, tape stencils, chips, texture paste......

This page was meant to be quieter but it lost it's steam and the texture paste camera in white doesn't show out at all well. The quote  strip is impossible to read also here.

This is for the  July Unstampabelle's challenge 

#70: Every Day is Special 

TWIST lots of colour

Living each day is special - lot's of people don't manage that! 
Some live but in a world without colour.  Let's brighten up their world. 
My Smash Page is meant to be a celebration of life  and the enjoyment that being young and single can bring to us all......

This is the prize:
The ruler indicated the size of the die

Here is something to inspire you even more!
From the top of Mt Wellington at sunrise.....
this was on the Hobart and Beyond website last week

Oooooh looky here! You can almost feel the briskness in the air as this intrepid photographer braved the cool (read freezing!) of the morning to capture sunrise from Mt Wellington / kunanyi. Alex did not that he hit the snooze button one time too many and as such, it is the latter half of the sunrise we are seeing but hey, who's complaining? 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Every Day is Special at Unstampabelles

The challenge at Unstampabelles (#70) is to recognise the fact that every day is Special  - and mark in somehow. You need to do this without using a stamp of any type. You can make anything you want as long as it is a paper craft.

I think it is important to recognise both the big and small times of our lives - and in the lives of others. Often a word or a smile can make a positive impact on someone and be unknown to you.

I have to thank our neighbour for a kindness to our family during recent times. There was a big birthday celebration here and she assisted us to smooth the path of this celebration. I have made a small gift bag to contain a note and a movie ticket as a thank you to her.

The feather 'quill' was to represent the writing of the note.....

The note and the ticket slip into the container and are tied in with the ribbon
I used pixie dust to create my colourful background

Love the gold stuff!

A sunset yesterday - dark clouds but beautiful colours too. 

Slip over to Unstampabelles and see the other work from the DT and then enter your piece. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

ON Time!

I am on time for Crafting with Dragonflies - what is happening, is the sky falling in?

This last weekend we have been hosting my stepson and his lovely family from Canberra as he is celebrating a big milestone birthday! My Grandson is now nearly as tall as me and my Granddaughter is taller! His cake was organised by his sister and made here and they were asked to supply the ideas for decorations - some of his favourite things - so apart from nominating themselves, it was the cats, crosswords and red wine!

Looks good eh!
It was a great party!!!

We are currently still hosting various friends and relatives, so this post is quick!

The challenge at Dragonflies this fortnight is to Use Punches and/or Dies in making a card!

The card below is made using the new Eastern Palace die set from Stampin' Up and the card itself is a direct copy of one by Tashana Lundy. It is so pretty.

I used stickers from the suite as well as some new ink pads and the sentiment - which is white embossed and fussy cut. Gold sequins finished it off. Can you spot my error?

The other team members over at Crafting with Dragonflies have made some fabulous stuff as well - you should go and see it!